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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.


Languages spoken: English, Spanish

Practice areas


  1. Family: 20%
  2. Personal Injury: 20%
  3. Divorce: 20%
  4. DUI & DWI: 20%
  5. Criminal Defense: 20%


Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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  • Kelly Leigh King

    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.


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Contact info

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter, & Leischner PLLC

500 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA, 22314


VAAuthorized to practice law200703/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2016
Magna Cum LaudeUniversity of Richmond2007
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyWade, Friedman & Sutter, PC2013 - Present
Assistant Public DefenderOffice of the Public Defender2007 - 2013
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMember2014 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationDirector2013 - Present
National Association of Criminal Defense LawyersMember2011 - Present
Virginia State BarMember2007 - Present
Fauquier County Bar AssociationMember2007 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Commonwealth v. Jefferson, 60 Va. App. 749 (2012)Affirmed
Nealey v. CommonwealthReversed and Dismissed
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Publication nameTitleDate
Va. App.Commonwealth v. Jefferson2012
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
McGill University Faculty of LawHonours EconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts2004
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Continuing Legal EducationThe Immigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions2011