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Sheryl Ann Shane

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.7   32 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 23 years
    Ohio - OH 29 years
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 29 years
    State OH
    Acquired 1994
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Sheryl

Learn Sheryl’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    70%
    Assault & Battery, Domestic Violence, Strangulation, Malicious Wounding, Larceny, Embezzlement, Fraud, Computer Crimes, Drug possession, Distribution, and Manufacture, Rape, Crimes against Children, Sodomy, Indecent liberties, Sexual Abuse.

    30 years

  2. DUI and DWI
    25%
    (DWI) Driving While Intoxicated, (DUI) Driving Under the Influence, Refusal, Driving on Revoked License, Driving on Suspended License, Driving Without a License, Reckless Driving, Hit & Run, Eluding. Felonies & Misdemeanors.

    30 years

  3. Divorce and separation
    5%
    Divorce, custody, visitation, support, protective orders, equitable distribution.

My practice is primarily focused in Northern Virginia. I have been practicing law for approximately (28) years. I would describe myself best as a trial lawyer. Most of the cases I have recently been involved in relate to criminal law and traffic law. I do also handle family law and personal injury. I enjoy working with people and I have a very interesting career. I consider myself very lucky to have been given the opportunity to be a lawyer. If you want a hands on attorney - I am the one!

Location

Law Office Of Sheryl Shane
4015 Chain Bridge Rd #J
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  32 customer reviews
Posted by Andrew | October 30, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Received great results!
Ms. Shane was compassionate and understanding. She clearly knows the law and how to effectively navigate and defend against a series of complicated, overlapping charges. She worked directly with the prosecutors to present my best defense and I received the best possible outcome.
Posted by anonymous | November 17, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank you
Mrs. Sheryl Shane is a great lawyer. She helped our son get a 2nd chance at life. She worked tirelessly and ethically on his case. Even after his case was over she continued to follow up and check on him. We highly recommend her to anyone that needs a loyal attorney.
Posted by anonymous | November 15, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Got me the best deal possible.
Super knowledgeable and amazing communication skills! This is your go to if you want someone to truly fight for you or your loved ones. Best experience ever! Thank you so much.
Posted by Nicole | June 18, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Choice
So glad i made contact with Sheryl. She helped me every step of the way through a case recently. I was very nervous and out of my element and she was patient and took the time to explain the predicament I was in and what the possible outcomes could be. I ended up getting the case dismissed by Sheryl negotiating with the prosecutors. I would recommend her for anyone needing legal advice or counsel.
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Posted by Katherine | February 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very professional, informative, and compassionate
My case was dismissed after consulting Sheryl at one of the lowest times in my life. She laid out all the possible outcomes specific to my charges and gave me great assurance. She is transparent and easy to talk to and referred me to her associate Jay Pickus who also did great work to get my charges dismissed. I would definitely refer any of my loved ones to Attorney Shane if need be.
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Posted by Kathleen | January 23, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Clinical Nurse Efucator
Shery is extremely detail oriented with a goal to completely understand client needs and focus on results
Posted by Ryan | November 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best decision for sure
Sheryl Shane was a beacon of hope to my family as I at a time when our options appeared to be limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed nigh on impossible. Not only was she able to defend us from an unjust accusation, her calm and empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and those I care about most. My family and I are eternally grateful for her service and I hereby recommend Sherly Shane without any reservation.
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Posted by Jessie | January 28, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Credit card fraud (victim) Consultation
I called her office to get advice for a family member that is a recent victim of credit card or identity theft fraud. Even though this was not her practice, she stayed on the phone with me for 10 minutes to help go over how to resolve the situation! I can tell she cares and has the experience necessary for you to receive the best outcome if you choose her to represent you.
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Posted by anonymous | January 20, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY
I am fortunate, and honored to have the privilege of submitting outstanding attorney Sheryl Shane for review. She was by my side every step of the grueling/arduous process. Brilliant, relentless and determined; were the words described by the Police Officer assigned to the case; he said he never witnessed such dedicated representation. STATE FELONY CHARGE: DISMISSED!!! I would without hesitation; highly recommend Attorney Sheryl Shane to a family member or friend; she is the best! ATTORNEY INFORMATION: Law Office of Sheryl Shane - 4015 Chain Bridge Road, Suite J, Fairfax, VA 22030 Tel. (703) 503 4448; Cell and Text: (703) 582 8119.
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Posted by Danasha | October 31, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Sheryl is an extremely knowledgeable, nice woman in whom was tremendously helpful with my reckless driving case. She was professional and made me feel comfortable. I highly recommend hiring Sheryl. I am completely satisfied with her service and the end result of my case!
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Attorney Shane is a professional and can help resolve matters in a clean and efficient way. Be honest, follow all her advices and you will be fine. Trust her, because she knows what she’s doing. My case got dismissed 30 seconds into the first hearing.
Posted by Jessica | October 21, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer , very knowledgable and highly recommend.
Sheryl Shane was very kind and knowledgeable. She was always available to me and took her time to talk with me about my case. She was up front and honest and I appreciate everything she did for me, especially winning my case and getting my charges dismissed! I would recommend her to anyone and I would use her again for anything in the future , I trust her and she is a genuine kind person.
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Posted by Thomas | September 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Lawyer
Desperately looking for a Lawyer to help with a family issue and called her number on a late weekend evening and left her a message. As soon as I hung up the phone, she called right back and we schedule an appointment the following morning. She is always available when needed and very knowledgeable of the criminal justice system. She is straight to the point with no sugarcoating and definitely on the speed dial if needed again. Thank you and greatly appreciate working with you.
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Posted by Exzavore | September 12, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer. So knowledgeable.
She helped with two cases of mine. She got my cases reduced to reckless driving to no point violation. Both were trials. She was very calm and very knowledgeable about the laws.
Posted by Sharon | April 14, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer!
Attorney Sheryl Shane helped me resolve an issue a speeding ticket. She is very resourceful and knows the law. I know I can count on her for anything I need in the future!
Posted by Edith | February 23, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI
First off... DON'T DRINK & DRIVE! Ms. Shane helped me get the minimum charge on this case. She will help you within your best interest. Things were smooth and so less stressful.
Posted by Jayleen | January 4, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney
Sheryl Shane got my case dismissed in less than a hour! She responds quickly and has your best interest. You have to do your part so she can do hers.
Posted by Alex | December 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
She helped with my misdemeanor and felony charges
Shery Shane is a wonderful lawyer, very professional and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by Richard C. | December 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest, kind and responsible.
Sheryl Shane is the best lawyer I had with my DWI cases. She always gave me the best advice and helped me in numerous things. I'm really satisfied with all her work and I would definitely recommend her . Thank you so much Sheryl
Posted by Oscar | December 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Kind
I very much appreciate Sheryl's honesty. She explained the situation and outcomes of my case clearly, so that my parents and I could understand. She was always looking for ways to help my case and outlined the work I had to do for the trial. Overall, she very nice which helped me feel at ease.
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 20 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney at Law
  • Law Office of Sheryl Shane
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney at Law
  • Shane, Shane & Henderson LPA
  • 1994 - 2000

Education

  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1993
  • University of Colorado
  • Business
  • 1985
  • Ohio University
  • B.A. Psychology
  • 1983

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Domestic Violence
  • Won
  • Possession of Weapon as Felon
  • Won
  • Stranglulation
  • Won
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Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Arlington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Cuyahoga County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1994 - 1997

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Commonwealth of Virgina - Guardian Ad Litem
  • Judge Sponsored
  • 2005
  • Arbitration Judge
  • Cuyahoga County Arbitration
  • 1996
  • Juris Prudence for Ethics
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School
  • 1993

Speaking Engagements

  • Lawline.com
  • Mediation for Plaintiffs in Personal Injury Cases
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Ethically Representing Parties in Insurance Coverage Matters (Update)
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • ERISA-Based Long Term Disability Benefit Claims & the Updated 2018 DOL Regulations
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Ethics in Family Law (Update)
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Cannabis Regulation in a Post-Cole Memo World: Expecting the Unexpected
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Nuts and Bolts of Litigating Personal Injury Cases in Virginia General District Courts
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Effective Use of Depositions in a Personal Injury Trial
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Basics of Affirmative Asylum
  • 2019
  • CMCS Management Inc.
  • Diffusing Deceptive Defense Medicine and Insurance Settlement Formulas
  • 2019
  • Lawline.com
  • Immigration Consequences of Criminal Activity
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Liens in VA Personal Injury and Malpractice Cases: Ethical Considerations
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Protecting the Home and "Aging in Place"
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • An Overview of U.S. Immigration Law (What Every Lawyer Should Know)
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Data Protection, Security & Legal Ethics
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Collateral Consequences of Marijuana Laws: A Practical Approach to Criminal Defense of Marijuana Laws
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Internet Advertising: Doing It Right and What Might Happen If You Don’t
  • 2018
  • Lawline.com
  • Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors of Cannabis Insurance: What Policyholders Need to Know
  • 2018
  • The consequences of Domestic Violence
  • Domestic Violence
  • 2016
  • Drug Free Business Environment
  • Construction Workers - drug free environment
  • 2015
  • Middle School Children Tours
  • Mock Court Fairfax Courthouse - tours to students
  • 2014
  • Fairfax Courthouse
  • Mock Court
  • 2013
  • Mock Court Judge for Law Students
  • Mock Court
  • 1994
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Attorney endorsements

Received (7)
Given (5)
Endorse Sheryl
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sheryl is always well prepared and works hard to protect her clients. She is well versed in the law and enjoys the respect of Judges and colleagues alike."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked together with Sheryl on a number of client matters. She was thorough, intelligent and diligent. She was an asset to our team."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Sheryl Shane is a fine trial lawyer. I’ve known of her and her trial practice for about 20 years. She is always well prepared and works very hard defending her clients. She is very passionate about her criminal practice and will do wherever is necessary to take her case to trial if that is best for her client. I endorse her as an excellent trial attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Sheryl Shane is a well known and respected member of the bar. She takes great care in handling her cases and meets the challenges of courthouse practice with ease and intelligence. She is also carries a wonderful demeanor and has a great personality."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I know Sheryl for years, I have litigated next to her. She is a highly competent lawyer who fights for her clients. Is a pleasure working with her and I highly endorse her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Attorney Sheryl Shane since 2004 and I found her to be a dedicated and committed attorney. She zealously represents her clients bests interests and seems to perform to their satisfaction."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have been a licensed attorney for approximately 31 years. I few months ago I consulted with Attorney Shane concerning a client who was a criminal defendant and who I suspected was incompetent to stand trial. Attorney Shane was very knowledgeable about all of the procedures I would need to follow to protect the interest of this client. I know her to be aggressive and effective in advocating for her clients. She has an encyclopedic knowledge of criminal law. I endorse this lawyer."
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