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Anna C Chludzinski

Child custody Attorney at Alexandria, VA

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Active No misconduct found

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About Anna

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Anna Chludzinski has spent the entirety of her legal career as a trial attorney, and continues this work as the founder of Chludzinski Law, PLLC. Anna has extensive experience in all areas of criminal litigation and is passionate about using that experience to defend her clients every time she walks into the court room. She regularly appears in courthouses across Northern Virginia, including, but not limited to, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, and Loudoun.

Anna graduated law school a semester early, obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2010. After passing the bar, Anna worked at a private firm as a research and writing attorney in Norfolk, VA. In the early summer of 2011, Anna left to join the Public Defender’s Office for the City of Newport News, where she spent two and a half years protecting the rights of indigent individuals. During this time she handled over 1,000 criminal cases, including traffic charges, DUIs, drug charges, larceny charges, fraud charges, malicious wounding charges, and a number of murder cases. 

Her motions practice has resulted in the dismissal of many cases before trial, and she excels in crafting unique legal arguments to fit her client’s needs. In August 2013, Anna argued and won the complete suppression of her client’s statements in a first-degree murder case after officers had violated his Miranda rights. Anna truly believes in the protection of constitutional rights and uses this passion in her representation of clients.

In early 2014, Anna moved to Northern Virginia and joined a prestigious criminal defense firm in Alexandria, VA. She spent three years there handling all forms of traffic infractions, criminal misdemeanors, and felonies. As the office’s most experienced associate, she also handled her firm’s most serious cases, including charges of cross country drug distribution, multi-million dollar embezzlements, malicious wounding, murder, rape, carnal knowledge, indecent liberties with a minor, and possession of child pornography.


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Chludzinski Law, PLLC
108 N. Alfred St.
2nd Floor
Alexandria, VA, 22314

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4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Payam | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great attorney and lead you entire process !
She is very caring and have a very personal touch. One thing I loved about her she would never ignore my questions or my emails. It’s worth every penny . The comfort and strong knowledge about her job gave me security and ensuring things handle in professional matter. Just do yourself a favour and talk to her before hiring any lawyer.
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Posted by anonymous | January 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
The best attorney you can hire in the area
I went to Anna with a speeding ticket and I ended up only having to pay a fine. I got no points off my driving record! Ms Chludzinski is smart and efficient. Watching her in the courtroom gave me piece of mind because it was clear that she knew exaclty what she was doing. Thank you!
Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank You!
Ms. Chludzinski helped me out with a DUI. Admittedly not my best or brightest moment. I made a dumb choice during a particularly down time in my life, but Ms. Chludzinski helped me get passed it. She is great at explaining things and she works quickly. She took a lot of the fear out of the whole process. I would recommend her to anyone.
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Posted by anonymous | December 10, 2018
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| Consulted Attorney
Amazing Knowledge on Family Law!!
I contacted Ms. Chludzinski about my divorce/custody proceedings. She was able to explain what to expect in court and was able to keep me calm throughout this ordeal. She was knowledgeable about the law and went out of her way to get me answers to questions that weren't law related to ease my mind. I would highly recommend Ms. Chludzinski to anyone going through a rough divorce/custody case!!
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Posted by Jazzii | November 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Best. Lawyer. Ever.
Anna was able to help me with a reckless driving ticket that I was terrified about. She kept me calm and explained everything that she and I needed to do the entire time. I was so grateful for her help and guidance before and during the court process. Anna was able to work with the prosecutor to agree to lower it to next to nothing. Anna truly cares about you and your case and puts in the work that shows it. Trust her and you won’t regret it! I’d definitely recommend her to anyone who is looking for someone who is knowledgeable, caring, and gets stuff done!
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Posted by anonymous | November 9, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Exceptional, detailed, helpful
Anna helped my daughter with a speeding ticket. My daughter was terrified to go to court. Anna helped her understand the process, what would happen at the proceedings in court and was with her every step of the way. It's clear Anna values the the connections she has made at the courthouse. She knew the assistant commonwealth attorneys well enough to know when to possibly ask for an extension. That is someone who pays attention. Excellent outcome for my daughter. Would hire her again in a second!
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Posted by Dashaun | November 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Great lawyer
Anna helped me to get my marijuana case dismissed! Every step of the way Anna was always available and very clear with what she needed from me regarding my case as well as any questions i may have had! She is truly awesome and affordable if you’re facing any type of injustice or you need a lawyer for anything Anna is your girl! She is very affordable and works with you! Overall she’s truly a sweetheart that gets her job done and makes sure her clients are satisfied as well as make sure they’re getting the best outcome of whatever situation they may be up against! Thanks so much Anna!
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Posted by Pauli | September 27, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer ever
I'm seriously so lucky to have had Anna represent me in every case I've had. She's brought hope to hopeless situations and got my charges either completely dropped or reduced significantly. Words can't describe how grateful I am for this woman! Not only is she an amazing lawyer but she cares about her clients on a personal level as well. 5 stars don't do her justice. Thank you for all your hard work and care Anna, seriously. I wouldn't turn anywhere else.
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
the baddest decisions in my life
I was facing a very basic and easy case to win, where even with more than 50 hours of community service, my clas 1 misdemeanor couldnt be dismissed and was only amended to another similar misdemeanor, I remembered asking this "attorney" what was her recommendation, and she told me "accept that" she didn't even try to go ahead to the next trial date and work for a better outcome, she didn't care about trying to dismiss the case, she just wanted to have the job done and get paid.
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AVVO RATING 9.9 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Chludzinski Law, PLLC
  • 2020 - Present
  • Founding Partner
  • Chludzinski & Mitchell, PLLC
  • 2018 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Priale & Racine, PLLC
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Patrick N. Anderson & Associates, P.C.
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Research and Writing Attorney
  • Zoby & Broccolleti
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Newport News Public Defender's Office
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Federal Public Defender's Office - Norfolk, VA
  • 2010 - 2011
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  • Regent University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • University of Florida
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. JFG
  • Not Guilty


  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • I'Anson-Hoffman American Inn of Court
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top 10 Under 40 Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018


  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • The Number One Mistake Criminal Attorneys Make With Immigration Clients
  • 2019

Speaking Engagements

  • Alexandria Bar Foundation
  • State and Federal Gun Laws
  • 2015

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (6)
Endorse Anna
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna Chludzinski is an experienced and dedicated criminal defense attorney. She isn't afraid to take the government to task, critically examining the evidence, contemplating creative solutions, and ultimately dedicated to getting the best result possible. Clients are in good hands when they hire Anna."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mrs. Chludzinski is an excellent advocate for her clients. I would not hesitate to recommend her to a client in need. She is also an asset to the Avvo Community, providing invaluable resources to those seeking help."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is one of the most meticulous and brilliant lawyers I know. She fights harder and is smarter than almost every other lawyer I work around. An example is how she tirelessly worked for a juvenile defendant charged with murder early in her career when her supervisors laughed at the idea she would win challenges to the violation of his constitutional rights. She prevailed against many odds and his case was dismissed. Her written work product is superior to most other attorneys, and I refer her all immigration work and enjoy working together with her on criminal defense matters. She shines and will tell it to you straight."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"Used to work with Ms. Chludzinski. She taught me everything I know :)"
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna Chludzinski is a passionate attorney who puts time and energy into every case. I worked with Anna on many cases when we worked for the same firm, and she brings a great deal of creativity to every case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an intelligent and hard-working attorney in our community. She cares about her clients and works to achieve the best possible outcome for their cases. I have collaborated with her on several occasions and find her to be knowledgable and hard working. I would not hesitate to recommend her."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an excellent criminal defense attorney. I have worked with and observed her on multiple cases, representing clients on a wide variety of charges. She is a great communicator who knows the law. I would recommend her to anyone facing a criminal charge in Virginia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have observed Anna practice as an attorney for several years now, and would not hesitate to refer her clients who need a strong, diligent, and well versed attorney to defend against or resolve a criminal charge. She works hard and knows how the system works, but most of all she cares very much about her clients."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 16
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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