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Rebecca Janet Wade

Domestic violence Attorney at Alexandria, VA

5.0   10 reviews

Licensed for 15 years

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Ms. Wade is an Alexandria, Virginia native, graduating from Mount Vernon High School in 2000.  After graduating from the University of Richmond School of Law, Ms. Wade worked for more than five years at the Public Defender's Office for Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties.  There she represented clients charged with a wide range of offenses from traffic offenses to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding, drug distribution, and sex crimes.  Ms. Wade has tried twenty jury trials and hundreds of bench trials.  Additionally, Ms. Wade has experience handling appeals and has appeared numerous times at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Ms. Wade speaks fluent Spanish and has represented over 100 native Spanish speakers, helping them through the legal process in their native language and is knowledgeable about the immigration consequences of any criminal convictions.

An experienced, bi-lingual, trial lawyer, Ms. Wade handles cases in the areas of criminal defense, family law, estate planning, and civil litigation.

Licensed for 15 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2007
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

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Wade, Grimes, Friedman & Leischner PLLC

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Posted by Angela | June 11, 2015
Awesome job!
I found Ms Rebecca Wade on Avvo and honestly, I am apprehensive of seeing high ratings sometimes but I decided to give her a call. I had just found out my lawyer who was going to represent me had unfortunately passed away. Ms Wade was very understanding and took my case on. She was very responsive and was open and honest about the options before me and what she was able to do for me with regard to my child support case. I was very pleased with the outcome. If you're looking for a lawyer who cares, listens, is responsive and open and honest then you got that in Ms Wade. I highly recommend her. I definitely will use her again should I need a lawyer in the future.
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Posted by anonymous | December 16, 2014
Very Understanding, and professional.
Rebecca was very helpful and very professional. During my case, she would always follow up with everything and did the extra mile if asked for. Kind and understanding. I would not hesitate to give Rebecca a call.! She has helped me and because of her efforts and work, everything came out as i hoped for! Thank you Rebecca!!!!
Posted by Erique | January 31, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Words really can't describe the level of professionalism and expertise Attorney Wade possesses. I had a nightmare divorce/custody case that carried over from North Carolina for a total of four years. At the time I came in contact with Attorney Wade I was on my fourth lawyer and I spent almost 20k in legal fees. In time, I had become a "professional court testifier" and became very familiar with the legal process. I knew a good attorney when I saw one. I did my research and Attorney Wade had pedigree (which I heavily believe in) and I read several Washington Post articles that she was profiled in. I was impressed. When I had my first consult with Attorney Wade, I knew I struck gold. She was able to listen to my concerns, see the big picture, and she dissected 3 years of my litigation timeline in 45 mins. A tentative gameplan was formulated and the strengths and weaknesses of my case were discussed. We worked together as a team and when it was time to make strategic decisions, she always had a plan in mind and I often agreed with her and we proceeded accordingly. She never blew me off. She responded to my emails and telephone calls within a very reasonable time. Even when she was caring for a sick family member she still found the time to respond. In short, Attorney Wade managed to convince my ex-wife and opposing counsel to a consent agreement that really benefited me and my children. I'm so happy and pleased with the overall process and result of my case. Attorney Wade will always be my attorney as long as she is practicing and I'm a resident of Virgina. HIGHLY INTELLIGENT AND HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!! 5 STARS Thank you Attorney Wade Erique
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Posted by anonymous | April 26, 2017
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Top notch legal representation.
From our initial consultation to the final day in court, Ms. Wade showed a thorough knowledge and understanding of the legal process, and left no concern in my mind that we would ever lose the case. Even when pressed by the Judge, Ms. Wade showed unwavering resolve and put her expertise of family law on full display. If you are looking for a family law attorney in Virginia, Rebecca Wade should be the first one you contact. I assure you that you will look no further after you sit down with her.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2016
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Reckless driving
Rebecca Wade was referred to me by a family member in the law business. Right off the bat she explained to me what my possible outcomes would be for my case. She clearly knows what she's doing because when we got to court in the morning, she talked to the prosecutor and made a deal with him, I received no jail time and no licensee suspension but a reasonable fine. I would 10/10 recommend Rebecca Wade!
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Posted by anonymous | August 7, 2016
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Exceptional
Rebecca Wade was fantastic to work with. She explained everything to me in straightforward language and really knew the law and the courtroom proceedures.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2014
Great lawyer!
Very nice lady, even though I was already working with another attorney at the time she still patiently gave me great advice to help me with my case and took the time to meet with me for a consultation. Very astute and knowledgeable - would recommend her!
Posted by Leon | October 29, 2013
Would recommend over and over again.. think I just found a permanent attorney!
Attorney Wade was an excellent choice as an attorney, and I could tell right from the beginning that she was genuinely interested in my case from the moment that I first met with her. Not having any knowledge of the case, and me doing some learning of my own, we were able to effectively present the case and have all the charges dismissed, with a motion to strike all of the prosecution's evidence. It was amazing to see that someone who was not family actually cared about my personal being, and about my reputation, and Wade made sure that she represented me to the best of her ability. She never once referred me to another person, and always stayed in constant contact with me regarding details of the case, and anything that had to be discussed. She was friendly, extremely professional, and even though she was busy (as I'm sure most attorneys are) she still found time to check in on me and to make sure I was okay. I would definitely recommend her to anyone that is looking for a great attorney that will stand by your side, and fight the case until it is dismissed and won on your behalf. I was a little hesitant at first about working with her, as she came out and stated that she had no experience with the charge I was being charged with, but together, we were able to show that there was no grounds to charge on, and the case was dismissed. Awesome job!
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Posted by Margaret | September 26, 2013
Empathic Solid Legal Advice
I was involved in a deeply personal and extremely difficult life situation. I needed to speak to a woman - a smart woman, one who I could look to for advice and who would not be afraid to give me intelligent guidance. I found Rebecca Wade to be that and so much more. I found an advocate who supported me and who efficiently solved my legal dilemma.
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Posted by Danny | September 26, 2013
Excellent Lawyer who follows thru and gets results!
Rebecca Wade was great from start to finish. She is always on top of everything and keep reminding you of things you have to do as a client. And for a busy business owner that's what I need. She made sure months later that you don't forget to do what you need to for the case. In court I could tell she was well respected by everyone in the court room from the prosecutors to the Judge and that felt good. And of course she got the case dismissed! She got me results that another lawyer would not have been able to do.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Wade, Friedman & Sutter, PC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Assistant Public Defender
  • Office of the Public Defender
  • 2007 - 2013

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • McGill University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Legal Cases

  • Commonwealth v. Jefferson, 60 Va. App. 749 (2012)
  • Affirmed
  • Nealey v. Commonwealth
  • Reversed and Dismissed

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Director
  • 2013 - Present
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Fauquier County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2021
  • Top Attorney
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • University of Richmond
  • 2007
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Publications

  • Va. App.
  • Commonwealth v. Jefferson
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Continuing Legal Education
  • The Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (17)
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is an amazing trial attorney. I have known her for years and worked with her in the Public Defender's Office. She is a zealous advocate and truly cares about her clients. She goes above and beyond for clients and her success in the courtroom proves it. Any client would be lucky to have her as an attorney."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with Rebecca when she was opposing counsel in a complicated divorce case. She was a pleasure to work with and successfully struck a balance between strongly advocating for her client and remaining professional and courteous at all times with me. It was a pleasure."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca is a dedicated and experienced criminal attorney who previously worked as a public defender. I am an immigration attorney who had a mutual client with Rebecca that was facing criminal charges that could have gotten him deported. She was able to get the charges dropped that allowed my client to not only avoid deportation, but become a U.S. citizen. I have referred clients to her since then based on my positive experience with her."
Family Attorney | Sep 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Rebecca is a thorough, effective, ethical family lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca is a zealous advocate and superb trial attorney. Outstanding lawyer who can produce outstanding results."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is a fabulous attorney who I would recommend to anyone. She has an incredible command of the law and is a fierce trial attorney. I have seen first hand the excellent results that she has obtained for some of the toughest cases. She cares about her clients. She puts the time and effort into meticulously planning and researching strategies and legal arguments. She is a wonderful attorney and her clients are lucky to have her."
Unknown Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Rebecca is an excellent attorney who is always willing to go that extra mile for her clients. She is tenacious and a tireless advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Worked with her at the Public Defender's Office, Ms. Wade will zealously represent her clients and a client is in good hands with her as their attorney."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Rebecca is a very talented criminal defense attorney who has rightfully earned the respect of her peers in the defense bar. As a public defender, she gain invaluable experience leading the most complex cases that a defense attorney can face. She is well liked by the judges and prosecutors and knows how to try a case. Anyone would be lucky to have her as counsel."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. A splendid trial lawyer."
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