|VA||Authorized to practice law||2009||01/20/2015|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 40 under 40||National Trial Lawyers Association||2015|
|Presidential Management Fellow Finalist||Office of Personnel Management||2008|
|Quarter-Finalist||Boston College Mock Trial Competition||2008|
|Regional Finalist||National Client Counseling Competition||2007|
|Partner||HARRIS & CARMICHAEL, PLLC||2014 - Present|
|Attorney||Private Law Firm in Alexandria||2013 - 2014|
|Attorney||Federal Public Defender's Office||2012 - 2013|
|Judicial Law Clerk||United States District Court, E.D. Va.||2010 - 2012|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Federal Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers||Member||2013 - Present|
|Board of Student Advisors||Co-chair||2007 - 2008|
|Commonwealth v. K.F. - DISMISSED!||Noll Prossed|
|Comm v. B.W. - Bench trial, FOUND NOT GUILTY||NOT GUILTY|
|Commonwealth v. D. W. - Possession of Marijuana - DISMISSED||DISMISSED|
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|The Champion||Help! The Government Deported My Witness!||2015|
|Boston College Law School||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2009|
|University of Cincinnati||Communications||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Middle schools across Hampton Roads||Concepts in Constitutional Law||2009|
Posted by Suzie leu
I hired Jessica on behalf of my sister whom was facing federal drug conspiracy charges with a mandatory minimum sentence of 10yrs. Jessica worked hard and fought for my sister and kept us well informed as to what was next. With Jessica on our side my sister was able to avoid the mandatory minimum sentence (10yrs) and will only serve 18 months. We are very pleased with the results as my sisters co defendant was not so lucky. He used a public defender and received 10 years federal time. Bottom line if your looking for someone to save your butt Jessica needs to be your lawyer!
Posted by Kallie
When I heard I was facing charges of conspiracy to distribute more then 500gm, but less then 1 kilo of methamphetamine, I was shocked to hear they were trying to give me 25yrs. Every point counts when your facing federal prosecution and yes I have a criminal background for the state of California. I quickly bailed out and lawyered up.
I don't know how to put it in a better way other then saying Jessica was well worth every dollar. After flying back and forth for 4 court dates and one of the most strict judges in VA, a decision was made.
The prosecutor came back with 4yrs, Jessica presented her case to the judge and the judge decided on 21 months at 85%. I will only do 1 1/2 yrs. She was an AMAZING attorney!!! She was able to get almost 20 points because she was able to get some of my past convictions dropped of for being almost 10yrs old. She definitely put time and effort into her research on her clients. I never thought that I would be able to get this kind of result. I feel bad for my Co-defendent he did not have a lawyer and his first time ever in trouble, he received a 9yr sentence for the exact same crime as me. If your in a whole lot of trouble, do your self the favor and call her.
Posted by anonymous
In August 2016 I hired Jessica to be my lawyer for a case of conspiracy and distribute over 500 grams of meth but less then 1.5 kilos from the state of California to the state of Virginia.
I was looking at being a catagorie 3 affence at the leavel of 223 months practically 20yrs. She was there for me every step of the way.... She walked me through everything and because of her guidance and extreamly well arguments againt the prosecutor I am only doing 18month in a low security facility and was able to be considered for category level 1 and wont be missing out on my newly wed husband and first childs life. She put a lot of effort and research into my case. Because of Jessica i now have the opportunity to have a secound chance at life and to be there for my first child who will soon be born.
Phoenix Harris, Federal crime Attorney
Jessica has worked on some of the most high-profile and serious federal cases in the Eastern District of Virginia, in addition to her practice in all of the Northern Virginia courts of the Commonwealth and DOHA security clearance hearings. Not only is she one of the smartest lawyers in Northern Virginia, she gets straight to the point with her clients, prosecutors, and judges. I recommend her without hesitation and am proud to work with her.
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