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Marina Medvin

also known as MEDVIN LAW, Criminal & DUI Lawyer in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington

About me

Award-Winning, Nationally Recognized Attorney  

Trial attorney Marina Medvin, proud owner of MEDVIN LAW PLC, dedicates her law practice exclusively to Criminal Defense, DWI Defense, and White Collar Defense in Northern Virginia Federal and State courts. Ms. Medvin represents clients facing felony and misdemeanor charges in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington and Falls Church.

Ms. Medvin is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal trial attorney. She has defended FBI's 10 Most Wanted, CEOs, Anonymous "hactivists," politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and local high-profile cases. She is revered as a dauntless, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated advocate.

Courtroom and award success aside, Ms. Medvin remains a caring and honest advocate, strictly limiting our intake of new cases to clients whom she believes she can provide with sufficient personal time and attention. Ms. Medvin personally represents each client of this law firm. She believes that thoroughly dedicating herself to each of her cases is the best way to offer criminal defense services and is fundamental to her success in court.

Marina Medvin has been recognized as a "Top Lawyer" by Northern Virginia Magazine, honored by Super Lawyers as a "Super Lawyers Rising Star," honored in the Washington Post's annual list of "Top Attorneys in Washington DC," recognized by Richmond Magazine as one of the "Top Attorneys in Virginia," profiled as a "Leading Attorney" in Town & Country Magazine, selected to the list of "Top 100 Trial lawyers" by the The National Trial Lawyers, received a "10.0 Superb Rating" from AVVO, and maintains 5/5 star client ratings throughout the various online attorney reviews sites, amongst many other distinctions.

Ms. Medvin has also been cited and interviewed by various national television and print media, including ForbesThe Huffington PostThe Washington PostABC NewsYahoo! NewsVocativeTechWorm, and Northern Virginia Magazine regarding her publicized cases and in search of her professional opinion on various legal issues.


Awards and Recognition 

  • Selected to the exclusive list of "Top Lawyers" by Northern Virginia Magazine for Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Defense. Ms. Medvin was selected for these categories by Northern Virginia attorneys, who were asked the question: "Who would you want to represent you in you were ever charged with a crime?"

  • One of only 2.5% of lawyers selected by Super Lawyers to their prestigious list of Rising Stars in Virginia and Washington DC.

  • As seen in The Washington Post Super Lawyers Annual List of Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C."

  • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers  as one of "America's Top Trial Lawyers."

  • MEDVIN LAW has been selected to the list of "Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America - Criminal Defense" by the Best Lawyers in America Organization.

  • AVVO Rating 10.0, highest achievement rating, in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.

  • Selected to the 2014 Leaders in Lawprofiles in Town & Country Magazine.

  • AVVO "Client's Choice" designation in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.

  • Top Rated Attorney in Virginia for 4 straight years on the public consumer reviews site

  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinctiondesignation for maintaining a 5-Star client rating on and on

  • Maintains Client Rating of 5 Stars on the public attorney reviews site AVVO.

  • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the"Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers.

  • Selected for the list of "Top Lawyers" by the The Global Directory Of Who's Who.



Below is a list of Ms. Medvin's specialties:

  • Possession of Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Distribute

  • DUI, DWI, Driving While Intoxicated

  • Reckless Driving

  • Hit and Run

  • Disorderly Conduct, Resisting Arrest, and Obstruction of Justice

  • Grand Larceny, Petit Larceny, Shoplifting

  • Assault and Battery, Malicious Wounding, Domestic Assault

  • Juvenile and Underage Charges

  • Firearms, Brandishing, Hunting, and Reckless Discharge of a Firearm

  • Embezzlement, Check Fraud, Obtaining Money Under False Pretenses

  • Federal Conspiracy Charges

  • Federal Charges for Drug Distribution, Bank Fraud and Wire Fraud



Languages spoken: Russian, English

Photos and videos

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Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 40%
    7 years
  2. DUI & DWI: 35%
    7 years
  3. Federal Crime: 15%
    6 years
  4. Speeding Ticket: 5%
    7 years
  5. White Collar Crime: 5%
    7 years



Fixed (always), Retainer (always), Free consultation (10 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

25 total 

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  • Christopher Robert Kennedy Leibig

    Marina Medvin is an incredibly smart and energetic attorney. She never stops working for her clients, and has a huge knowledge base about Virginia criminal law off the top of her head. If I want to know about a recent Virginia legal opinion or a recent change in the law, I ask her.


    Christopher Leibig Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Joseph Douglas King

    I have brainstormed defenses with Marina and know she is a great advocate, diligent, prepared, and gives it all for her clients. She is committed to the mission and challenges of criminal defense that requires resolve to help clients accused of serious crimes.


    Joseph King Criminal defense Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info


916 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Marina Medvin, Fairfax Consultation Suite

10560 Main Street
Suite 510
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Arlington Client Consultations

933 N. Kenmore Street, Suite 221
Arlington, VA, 22201



VAAuthorized to practice law200903/31/2016
DCInactive 201007/10/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
FellowLitigation Counsel of America2016
Rising StarSuperLawyers2016
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2015
Top LawyerWashington Post Magazine2015
Top LawyersRichmond Magazine2015
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2015
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2015
Who's Who in American LawMarquis Who's Who in American Law2014
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2014
5 StarsYelp2014
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2014
Client's choice awardAVVO2014
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 40 Under 40National Trial Lawyers2014
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Leaders in LawTown and County Magazine2014
Top LawyersThe Global Directory of Who's Who2014
Top Rated Lawyer in VirginiaLawyerRatingz.com2013
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2012
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2011
Top Rated LawyerLawyerRatingz.com2010
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
OwnerMEDVIN LAW2010 - Present
Defense AttorneyPrivate Law Firm2010 - 2010
AttorneyHudgins Law Firm2009 - 2010
Law ClerkAlexandria Commonwealth's Attorney's Office2008 - 2008
Legal WorkLaw Office of George Munos2008 - 2009
Assistant AttorneyGeorge Mason Clinic for Legal Assistance for Servicemembers2007 - 2008
Law ClerkUSDOJ2007 - 2007
Law ClerkNational Rifle Association Of America2007 - 2007
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2011 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAttorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia Association of Criminal Defense LawyersAttorney Member2010 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationAttorney Member2009 - Present
Virginia State BarAttorney MemAT&T2009 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationAttorney Member2008 - 2012
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Federal Wire Fraud & Money Laundering Conspiracy Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria, VA18 months of incarceration
Federal Conspiracy to Distribute Drugs, Sentence BELOW Guidelines in Alexandria Virginia27 months of incarceration with recommendation for the RDAP drug program which would result in a 12-month early release
Domestic Assault and Battery Charge DROPPED in Alexandria VirginiaCharge DROPPED
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2009
Institute for Justice at George Washington UniversityLaw Student Conference for Liberty & LawN/A2007
Pennsylvania State UniversityInformation Sciences & TechnologyBS - Bachelor of Science2006
Staten Island Technical High SchoolEngineeringRegents Diploma for Math & Science2002
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Criminal DefenseSelf-defense and Firearms2011
JLEP Seminarebusiness2007