|VA||Authorized to practice law||1986||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers Association||2017|
|Premier Attorney||American Academy of Trial Attorneys||2015|
|Nation's Top One Percent||National Association of Distinguished Counsel||2015|
|Top 100 Lawyers||National Advocacy for DUI Defense||2015|
|10 Best Attorneys for the State of Virginia||American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys||2015|
|Nominated One of the 10 Best Attorneys for the State of Virginia||American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys||2014|
|Client's Choice Award||AVVO||2014|
|Top 100 Trial Lawyers||National Trial Lawyers||2014|
|Client's Award Criminal Law||AVVO||2014|
|Client's Award Personal Injury||AVVO||2014|
|Who's Who in American Law||Who's Who In American Law||1991|
|Graduated "With Distinction"||Franklin College||1974|
|Owner||NovaLegalGroup, P.C. t/a the Law Office of O. Keith Hallam, Jr.||2013 - Present|
|Owner||Law Office of O. Keith Hallam, Jr.||1986 - 2013|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Arlington Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Attorney Member||1986 - Present|
|Thousands of Accident/Personal Injury,Criminal and Serious Traffic Cases||Successful Outcomes in more than 10,000+ Accident/Personal Injury and Criminal cases-throughout all of Northern Virginia|
|See all legal cases|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||Don't Be a Victim-Fight Back||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup,P.C.||Successfully Defending (And Winning) DUI Cases In Virginia||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||DUI or DWI in Virginia? Why You Need an Experienced and Aggressive Criminal Defense Attorney||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||How Do I Know If I Have a Personal Injury Case?||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||Steps to Take After an Automobile Accident||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||Should I Hire a Criminal Defense Attorney?||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||Can I Sue for a Slip and Fall Accident?||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||Marijuana Possession Charges in Virginia||2015|
|NovaLegalGroup Website||When Should You File a Dog Bite Lawsuit?||2015|
|Franklin College||History||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1973|
Posted by anonymous
I faced a serious felony charge of drug possession last year and I spoke to many defense attorneys who quoted much higher rates well above my means. Mr. Hallam was the first and only attorney in the NOVA region who gave me a run down of the possible outcomes and what he could do to help. He was sympathetic of my fears of being convicted and I wholeheartedly trusted him with my case.
Before my court date, Mr. Hallam offered valuable advice and was always available to talk on the phone (even calling me back after hours) to answer my questions. He is clearly an intelligent, hardworking lawyer who think outside of the box in legal arguments and strategies while upholding ethical standards. I followed Keith's advice by completing my community service, obtaining letters of recommendation, taking drug tests, and attending drug education courses. In the end, Mr. Hallam was able to negotiate with the prosecutor on my behalf and my charges have finally been dismissed. I am eternally grateful for Mr. Hallam's help during this difficult time of my life.
If you are looking for a criminal defense attorney, you will not regret contacting Mr. Hallam. He is simply the best and knows the court system inside and out. The law office offers flexible payment plans and Mr. Hallam is usually available in the afternoons after court. I have also spoken to Mr. Hallam's associates who were all very helpful and courteous.
Posted by Teresa
I could not have asked for a more professional and understanding lawyer. Nova Legal Group ;Keith Hallam Jr. kept me up to date and helped me along the way with any questions and concerns i had regarding my case. I was rear- ended and sustained injuries which required therapy and a long road to recovery. Keith Hallam and his team made this period in my life a bit more comfortable for me.
Posted by Katrina
I chose Mr. Hallam's firm for a 2nd DUI charge. I spoke to Mr. Hallam on the phone. He made extreme promises without knowing all of the details of my case. I went in and spoke with another lawyer who was supposed to represent me in court. He asked me to complete 4 homework assignments. When I let him know I had completed them he didn't even bother getting them from me. They were a waste of my time as the law firm didn't follow up on them. On the day of my case I walk in and a new "lawyer" is there. He asks me where I work (even though I've already provided that info to the firm). I tell him three times as he can't remember and keeps saying it wrong. Granted, it was a restaurant so it isn't hard to pronounce or long. He then asks me for a pen to write it down. Seriously? You don't have a pen? At this point even though I wasn't originally planning to take the plea I had to because I could tell that this guy had been to court max twice and was very fragile. He also tells me I have to accept the plea because the officer wasn't there. I walk in and the officer is there. When we go up all he has to do is say I'm taking the plea. The guy is sweating and shaking. He literally must've gotten his license the day before. Long story short, I wish I would've gone with a smaller firm that actually cares about their clients and sends experienced lawyers who know your case. I try to call the law firm several times to express how unsatisfied I was. Each time the receptionist tells me someone will call me back. When no one does I dispute the charges with my bank. After getting the dispute from my bank Mr. Hallam calls my cell phone at 10pm on a weeknight. I didn't answer because I didn't know the number. He then calls again back to back. When I answer he threatens that this is going to end very badly for me if I don't tell my bank to reverse the dispute and that I don't want to deal with a bunch of lawyers going after me. I had to tell him several times that he needed to speak with the bank and not me. I eventually had to hang up on him.
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Keith Hallam is one of the most highly respected criminal defense attorneys in the northern Virginia legal community. His mastery of the law comes from his 28 years in practice, and he is able to provide clients with the most capable representation possible.
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