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  1. Federal Crime: 45%
  2. Criminal Defense: 45%
    46 years
  3. Appeals: 10%
    46 years



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  • Michael S. Waddington

    I endorse John. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community.


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  • Jonathan L Katz

    If I needed a criminal defense lawyer in Northern Virginia, John would be among the first I would call. John is at once fully committed to criminal defense, and calm in dealing with opposing lawyers. John has been very kind in the past when I have discussed some challenging matters in my cases with him. He was one of the first area criminal defense lawyers I met before I entered criminal defense practice over twenty years ago. I deeply appreciate John for his excellence and kindness.


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Zwerling/Citronberg, PLLC

114 North Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314


NYCurrently registered 198103/07/2016
DCActive 197107/10/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law197003/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2015
Preeminent 5.0 out of 5Martindale-Hubbell2015
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2013
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2011
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2007
Super LawyerSuper Lawyers Magazine2006
Al Horn AwardNORML2003
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
senior PartnerZwerling/Citronberg, PLLC2015 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersCo-Chair Lawyer Assistance Strike Force2004 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember1987 - Present
American Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
Alexandria Bar AssociationSecretaryN/A
Alexandria Bar AssociationBoard of DirectorsN/A
New York State Association of Criminal Defense LawyersFounding MemberN/A
Federal Bar Association, Criminal Justice SectionMemberN/A
National Association to Reform Marijuana LawsBoard of Directors, ChairmanN/A
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersBoard of DirectorsN/A
Virginia State Bar counselPast board Member2003 - 2009
Alexandria Bar AssociationPresident2001 - 2002
Virginia College of Criminal Defense AttorneysFounding President1982 - 1983
Publication nameTitleDate
Phoenix BooksBeyond a Reasonable Doubt2010
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1970
Tufts UniversityEconomicsBS - Bachelor of Science1965