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Wilfred Ward Yeargan III

Criminal defense Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   19 reviews
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found

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About Wilfred

Learn Wilfred’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal Defense, including Abduction, Drug Offenses, Violent Crime (assault and battery, Malicious Wounding, sexual assault), Destruction of Property, Fraud and Theft, Trespass, Expungement, and Weapons charges.

    25 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Speeding and traffic ticket
    Speeding, Reckless Driving, DUI, Hit and Run, Driving on Suspended License, Driving Outside Scope of Restricted License.

    25 years, 1,000 cases



Attorney Wilfred Yeargan has 19 years of trial experience in Virginia state and federal courts.  His law office handles felony, misdemeanor and traffic offenses throughout the state. Mr. Yeargan represents both adults and juveniles charged with criminal offenses.


Attorney Yeargan also assists clients with civil litigation, including personal injury, contract disputes, debt collection, corporate formation, property damage and landlord-tenant law. 


Contact his office today for a free, initial consultation. 


Law Office of Wilfred W Yeargan
11350 Random Hills Road
Suite 800
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Posted by anonymous | January 31, 2024
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
great professional
Mr. Yeargan very professional and experienced lawyer. His advices and participation at the court helped me a lot. main thing he advised me to take a I drive safely course prior to the trial . so, this gave me +5 points , therefore now I do not have any points on my driving record. I would recommend Mr.Yeargan service to all my fellas.
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Posted by Dr. Charles | July 27, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
One of Virginia's Best Lawyers
Mr. Yeargan represented me in my Virgina traffic infraction case. His dedication, knowledge of the law and positive attitude made me feel at ease in court. The trust and confidence he instilled in me was due in large part by his motivation to not give up and the way he seemed personally involved in my case. As if he were defending his best friend. I would very strongly recommend Mr. Yeargan.
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Posted by Stephanie | January 23, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I would highly recommend Mr.Wilfred Yeagan if you are in search of an attorney. He was honest, genuine and cared about my case. He had great representation and knowledge. And patience to answer all our questions and explain details to help guide us thru the legal processes . He gave us peace of mind . Absolutely would recommend
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Second chance
I created a mess for myself. I ccouldn't have asked for a better lawyer. He was there every step of the way. He made sure he answered all my questions. He wasn't going to be able to make it to my last court due to some schedule mixup due to the courts so I told him I felt uneasy going on my own, I was terrified. He bent backwards to be there that morning for me. I'm so grateful.
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Posted by Daniel | July 23, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer went above and beyond
He went out of his way to be an excellent lawyer. Showed interest, he cared, he was just all around a great lawyer I highly recommend Wilfred Weargan. Thank you for your assistance in keeping me where I need to be.
Posted by Henry | April 3, 2014
Great Lawyer!
I was very impressed with Mr. Yeargan. I was facing a reckless driving ticket, and I called many lawyers. They all made about the same suggestions (take a defensive driving class, do some community service, collect references). What made me choose Mr. Yeargan is that he sounded like he knew what he was talking about, but didn't seem pushy. His southern demeanor was refreshing. I asked a lot of questions (a whole lot), but he was patient with me and explained the whole process. At our first court date, he suggested a continuance because his knowledge of the cast of characters led him to believe that we wouldn't get the desired outcome. This made me trust him even more. Since he was being paid a flat rate, if he didn't care, he could have just pushed the case through and gotten it over with instead of having to show up again six weeks later. In the end the case was reduced to speeding. I got points and a fine, but I dodged a license suspension, jail time and especially a criminal record. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2014
Best Lawyer For Criminal Case
Mr. Yeargan was an excellent lawyer. My charge was a felony and it was a big one, involving jail time, but he was able to reduce it to a misdemeanor with no jail time. I talked to numerous lawyers before him and they said it would be nearly impossible to reduce it from a felony and even more impossible to get no jail time. But Mr. Yeargan was the only one who was able to fight it and was willing to do the best for me. He was a very easy person to talk to and explained everything clearly. He was very helpful not just as an attorney but also as a counselor. I would highly recommend him.
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Response from Wilfred Yeargan February 12, 2014
Thank you for your comments and review.
Posted by David | January 29, 2014
Mr Yeargan was extremely helpful in assessing my traffic-violation situation and offering the best and most practical advice. I would certainly ask his assistance again if the circumstances demanded it. Highly recommended.
Posted by Joyce | January 9, 2014
Mr. Yeargan is very helpful for my case. He fights hard in court, considers your best interests, and he is very personal and straight forward. I would recommend him to others in need and hire Mr. Yeargan again if needed.
Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2013
Misdemeanor Charge for Car Accident
My lawyer made the experience of a misdemeanor for a traffic accident easy to resolve. He kept me involved throughout process, advised prior to hearing on multiple ways to present my case favorably, and performed all negotiations on my behalf. Would recommend this lawyer to anyone requiring legal assist in state of Virginia.
Posted by anonymous | October 22, 2013
Positive experience.
Traffic court. Helpful prior to and during the process. Positive outcome in a difficult case. Average fees.
Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2013
Very effective criminal counsel
Mr. Yeargan is, in my opinion, an excellent attorney. I admire his approach, which is nuanced, direct, and very effective. I strongly recommend that you consider Mr. Yeargan for any criminal matter.
Posted by Yonas | May 30, 2013
Best Lawyer Ever!!!!
Best lawyer ever. Very calm and knowledgeable of the law. He explained all the possible scenarios and advised me on steps I needed to take to prepare for the case. When the court date came. He knew his way around Fairfax, VA courthouse. He went had a talk with the arresting police officer and the state's attorney. They seem to know him well. He came back and basically had my assault charge dropped and my drunk in public charge dropped as long as I paid $100 and did 15 hours of community service. That was a great day!! I would recommend him any day.
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Posted by Jacob | May 28, 2013
great lawyer
Great guy and great lawyer did exactly what he said he was going to do and got great results could not be happier.
Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2013
Wilfred Yeargan is my#1 & only Attorney!
Mr Yeargan has always been very effective as well as resourceful. He has great presence in ghe court room and you can definitely tell not only the judge but also the District Attorneys have great respect for him because of his success. I recommend all my family members and friends to Mr Yeargan. If you are looking for great representation with effective results do not hesitate to call Mr. Yeargan!
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Response from Wilfred Yeargan May 28, 2013
Thank you for the kind words!
Posted by David | February 25, 2013
Attorney Yeargan did an excellent job for me!
Attorney Yeargan did an excellent job for me. His counsel in regards to my questions and concerns leading up to my court date, helped to ease my mind and gave me confidence that I was going to be represented competently and professionally. His easy going manner, knowledge of the law and obvious honesty and integrity made a stressful and uncertain situation much more comfortable and tolerable. In the end he obtained for me the best possible outcome I could have hoped for. Mr. Yeargan will be the first attorney I call if a legal need arises in the future because I trust him. He did what he said he would do, was very upfront regarding my case and there were no hidden charges, add ons or extras. Honesty, integrity and professionalism are important to me and Mr.Yeargan certainly met those requirements.
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Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2012
School expulsion dismissed
School recommended 10 day suspension for my son plus expulsion for entire school year of 2012-13. Mr. Yeargan represented my son before the superintendent and successfully had everything dismissed. Easy to work with and fair.
Posted by Shaun | August 27, 2012
very happy
My name is Shaun Gangji, I was a recent client of Wills and I wanted to take a moment to Thank my attorney, Wilfred Yeargan, for his responsiveness, compassion, and most importantly fair and favorable results at very reasonable costs, I would highly recommend this professional, and would without a doubt use his service if the need arises in the future, with gratitude and respect, Shaun Gangji.
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Posted by anonymous | November 3, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Reckless reduced to improper
I hired attorney Yeargan for a reckless driving charged I received in May, and after 4 times of coming to court it was reduced to improper driving.
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AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • Law Office of Wilfred W. Yeargan
  • 1999 - Present


  • University of New Hampshire School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • American University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1992


  • Criminal Justice Act Panel, U.S. District Court
  • Member Attorney
  • 2003 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Member
  • 1999 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2003
  • Virginia Lawyer Referral Service
  • Attorney Member
  • 1999 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Honors and Awards

  • Top Contributor 2014
  • 2014
  • Client's Choice 2013
  • 2013

Speaking Engagements

  • Psychology Seminar Lecture
  • Seminar Lecture on Use of Expert Witnesses in Law
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

Received (9)
Given (17)
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Criminal defense Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Other
"I endorse Wilfred without reservation. He has demonstrated an exceptional grasp of the law and is a superb litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Yeargan is a very experienced lawyer and I would recommend his advocacy to anyone needing a lawyer. He is very well respected and clearly cares about his clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wilfred works really hard to provide the best legal advice to his clients. He is a well respected practitioner in his community. You should contact Wilfred in an even of any criminal or other legal issues."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wilfred is a sharp witted, outside-the-box thinker who brings these attributes to the table for his clients' benefit."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community, I wholeheartedly recommend him to anyone looking for a lawyer who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of his clients and getting them the most favorable result possible."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Tough, talented and thorough litigator."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 22
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Wilfred Yeargan can think out of the box in devising trial strategies for successful outcomes in criminal and traffic cases. He can think on his feet during trials to help create the most effective defense."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Wilfred, is a superb lawyer. He is dedicated to providing the highest quality legal services to all his clients. He fights hard for his clients so that they will obtain the best outcome possible."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Feb 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Wilfred really knows his business when it comes to criminal defense in Virginia. He is also a great lawyer for motor vehicle crimes, such as reckless driving and DUI. I highly recommend his services for VA ticket or arrest."
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Fairfax Criminal defense Lawyer Wilfred Ward Yeargan III
Wilfred Ward Yeargan III
Criminal defense Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 24 years