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Jonathan Preston Fisher

DUI and DWI Attorney at Blacksburg, VA

4.7   74 reviews

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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

3
Practice areas
  1. DUI and DWI
    40%

    22 years, 450 cases

  2. Criminal defense
    30%

    22 years, 1,000 cases

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    30%

    22 years, 15,000 cases

When I'm not defending someone in Court I enjoy spending time with my wife Rhonda and son Preston.  I am an avid Virginia Tech fan, and like supporting them in any way I can.  My favorite hobby is reading. 

Photos and videos

In this video I'm interviewed regarding what Fisher Law Firm helps people with, and what we're all about.
Can you really get jail for a reckless driving in Virginia?  Yes you can.  In this video address this issue.  Call us today for a free and full consultation.
If you've been charged with a DUI in Virginia and it's your first offense, you probably have some questions.  In this video I hope to help answer some of them.  Call us today for a full consultation.
Licensed for 21 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2001
Updated 01/19/2021

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

Contact Jonathan

The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
210 Professional Park Drive
Suite 10
Blacksburg, VA, 24060
The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
106 W South St., Ste 211
Charlottesville, VA, 22902
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Reviews

4.7 / 5.0
  74 customer reviews
Posted by Tina | January 25, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Five star ,the best
Jonathan Fisher is down to earth,doesn't make you feel like he's better than you, I recommended him to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | August 11, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DUI
I hired Mr Fisher after I got my 1st DUI it took over a year he worked with the ca and got it dropped to reckless he is definitely the best attorney
Posted by Lacey | June 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Saved Me From a Reckless Driving Charge!
Hired Mr. Fisher to get me off of a reckless driving charge. I was expecting to just get it down to a normal driving ticket charge, but he was able to get me completely off of the charge. Also kept me well informed and answered any questions I had. Highly recommend!
Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worth Every Penny and Professional.
I was charged with a 1st DWI and blew a 0.19 in Montgomery County, VA. Mr. Fisher was the one attorney that made me feel most comfortable during my consult. Looking at his rate, I was concerned with the cost. Mr. Fisher was very flexible with a payment plan and helped me work it out. During the whole process I faced with many hardships and Mr. Fisher was always available and gave amazing advice. It took 3 months from arrest to trial and Mr. Fisher always helped me and answered all my questions in a timely manner. He was always straight forward and professional when it came to answering questions I had. We attempted to work with the Commonwealth Attorney and he would not budge. They would not remove mandatory jail time, or offer a deal. We went to trial, and Mr. Fisher was professional and had a ton of evidence to back our case. Despite all these hardships Mr. Fisher got the charges completely dismissed and we won our case. The dismissal meant the world to be as I learned my lesson and have been given a second chance. He has a wealth of knowledge that will help when representing you. For anyone who is facing a DWI charge, I highly recommend hiring Mr. Fisher. He will work with you constantly and do the best working on your case and representing you.
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Posted by Sherry | May 18, 2020
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He is awesome.
He didnt let me give up, he knew he could beat it and did. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I couldn't be more pleased. He kept me informed and made sure I understood things.
Posted by anonymous | February 19, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
DWI/Refusal
I’m so glad I had Mr. Fisher as my lawyer and believe he is worth every penny. I went into court wanting to take a deal thinking my best scenario would be to get my charges reduced. He fought for me until the very end and ultimately I was found not guilty. His office was very attentive to all my needs during the whole process and always kept me in the loop. Mr. Fisher is intelligent, hard working, and actually wants what’s best for his client and will fight for a favorable outcome. 10/10 would recommend!!!!!!
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Posted by Don | August 29, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Driving Case - Great Legal Representation
I was cited for going more than 20 miles an hour over a special 15 mile an hour zone. Jonathan did an excellent job in my case by being very diligent and creative in pursuing opportunities that lead to an excellent result. As a fellow lawyer, I appreciate good legal representation and I would definitely recommend Jonathan if you are in need of a lawyer.
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Posted by Tawana | June 23, 2019
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Mr Fisher
Mr. Fisher was very adamant and aggressive on the court to present accurate and concrete evidence on the charges that I was being charged of. I was being charged with reckless driving and open container. I had a "tested" BAC of .15 but this could not be used in court as they could not provide an expert to testify to the accuracy of this particular test. Mr. Fisher work was impeccable and on that day I seen why he's one of the best at what he does. God bless you Mr. Fisher and I truly thank you for working with me and taking my case!
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Posted by anonymous | June 23, 2019
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DUI Case
Two years ago I got arrested for drinking and driving and hired Johnathan Fisher for help. He did a great job and answered any questions I had any time of the day! This case continued to get pushed back and took two years, but Johnathan never gave up! I recently got charged with reckless thanks to him! 10/10 recommended.
Posted by anonymous | June 13, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Competent and caring lawyer
Mr. Fisher represented me when I was arrested for my 2nd DUI within 5 years. He was great to work with. He was very professional and took a personal interest in my case. He was just as concerned about my welfare as he was about the legal issues I was facing. Since my BAC was so high in both DUI arrests and I also had been arrested for public intoxication, Jonathan very strongly recommended that I seek in patient treatment for alcohol abuse. Thank God that he did. It pointed me in the right direction for a healthy life and I believe it showed the court that I had made necessary changes to avoid future problems. It ended up that the commonwealth did not have the evidence necessary to convict me. Jonathan saw that and together we decided to reject the plea that was offered and fight the case and we won. He was very confident during the trial and knew exactly how to handle my case , which had some unusual circumstances. Also, while waiting for my court date I had a couple of major slips, which were violations of my pretrial terms. Jonathan helped me through those and the court allowed me to focus on my recovery rather than waiting for my trial in a jail cell. I highly recommend Jonathan Fisher and I am grateful that he represented me.
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Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
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DUI AND REFUSAL DISMISSED!!! OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
I was arrested and charged with DUI and Refusal in one of the strictest counties / towns in the state of VA and Mr. Fisher with his years of experience was able to secure a Dismissal for BOTH the DUI and Refusal. By encouraging an appeal on the refusal, Mr. Fisher was able to move the court to strike the Commonwealth’s evidence. This man is at the top of his game and I was fortunate enough to have been put in touch with him. From the beginning, Mr. Fisher was always assessable and being from out of state I was concerned that would be an issue and it was not. When I first explained my situation to Mr. Fisher and how the event took place he understood the unique circumstances and was willing to take on the case and I will forever be grateful he did. Mr. Fisher is a consummate professional and throughout the process was very clear with my options to achieve the best outcome. Mr. Fisher is the Top Gun in VA DUI law and there is no one better! OUTSTANDING ATTORNEY!!! TOP GUN!!! WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!
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Posted by anonymous | April 16, 2019
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Great lawyer!! Worth every penny!!
I was arrested for DUI and refusal in July 2018. I was not speeding and never committed a traffic violation, the officer pulled me over because he said I weaved in my lane several times over the course of a mile. I did the sobriety test the officer told me I failed all three test but it was really obvious the officer already had in his mind I failed before I even started the test. The officer arrested me for DUI. We discussed a blood test and I told the officer I had questions and wanted to speak with someone else. The officer told me he would allow me to speak with the magistrate when we got to jail. When we arrived at jail the officer sat me in a room, wrote the DUI and refusal charge and never allowed me to speak with the magistrate about the blood test. I spoke with several lawyers and reviewed their website but Mr. Fisher's website stuck out to me. After speaking with Mr. Fisher he explained everything he would do to help me with my case, I felt comfortable enough to hire him. My case was continued several times over the next 9 months, some of what was with my schedule, some of it was the prosecution. On my court date, Mr. Fisher explained he was fully prepared to try my case. I was extremely nervous about the outcome due to the lasting effects a DUI can have on ones record. My trial lasted about 5 minutes, Mr. Fisher was able to get both of my charges dismissed because of the reason why the officer pulled me over in the first place. The officer started speaking about why he pulled me over. Mr. Fisher immediately objected. The video of me driving was played in the courtroom in front of the judge and it was clear what the officer was saying could not be supported by the dash cam video of my driving. It actually showed me weave maybe twice over a four mile period. The judge did not need to hear anything else and decided to dismiss my case. I was fully expecting the worst case scenario or at least some sort of plea deal but to get my charges dropped is the best case scenario. Mr. Fisher is worth every penny for the outcome I received and I would have paid double for his services.
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Posted by Jackie | January 16, 2019
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Great
Jonathan was able to get my out of state dwi downgraded to a reckless driving charge. I was very happy with the outcome and would recommend him to others.
Posted by Jamie | January 3, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
HiiiMr. Fisher literally saved years of my life and my Career
I was arrested in Wythe County and charged with a 3rd offense DUI in 5 which Carries a mandatory minimum of 6months plus a felony charge. Arrested on Sunday morning at like 1230 am. First off Mr. Fisher was the only one that answered his phone (direct line) on Sunday. I was initially denied bond and after retaining Mr. Fisher he was able to get me a bond. The case was extended out to basically a few days short of a year, some of this was Mr. Fishers doing and some was me asking him to get extensions which he did. Over this year I did an outpatient program, a semester of college and deployed for a bit as well while obviously not getting in anymore trouble. Mr. Fisher somehow got my charge reduced to a wreckless driving charge with no jail time, a $1500 fine and 6 months suspended license which is literally unheard of/ the best scenario I could have ever dreamed of especially with a like .23 BAC. I was preparing myself for a year of jail and not to even be able to think about having a license for at least 5 years. I am not proud that it took me so much to learn my lesson and the fact that I put others in danger but it did lead me to addressing the issues in my life causing such reckless behavior and while it was not exactly cheap because of my charge it was worth every penny and then some. Mr. Fisher literally saved years of setback and despair in my life and was able to get me another chance to fix myself and start doing the right thing by fellow constituents and my family. Money cannot speak for how grateful I am to him. He is very busy and you will be nervous about your case, if you dont always hear from him or it takes a little bit just trust the process but also be proactive to help him help you. If it is within your power to hire Mr. Fisher it is an absolute must for your case and maybe your freedom. There is literally no other option. Thank you again Mr. Fisher for everything that you did for me and my family and best 2019!!!
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Posted by OA | December 16, 2018
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Phenomenal lawyer; Totally worth the money!
I was clocked at 96 in a 70 on one of the Virginia interstates. Anything above 80mph or 20+ above the limit in Virginia is reckless driving, which is a misdemeanor (this stays on your record for life, as VA courts do not allow misdemeanors to be expunged from one’s record). As a professional I could not afford to have that on my record. We started receiving brochures in the mail from different law firms. We called several of them. Despite a retainment fee of $2500, we decided to go with Mr. Fisher since he had the best rating and reviews on multiple websites. Mr. Fisher spoke to me many times before the case, and even talked to my father over the phone. He told me exactly what I should do before the court date, including volunteering, obtaining my driving record, etc. During the trial, he paid close attention to the prosecution as they laid forth their case. He caught subtle mistakes neither the prosecutor nor police officer noticed, and I ended up walking away with nothing more than a 71 in a 70 on my record. Mr. Fisher is truly a remarkable lawyer. Most other lawyers would not have caught that mistake, and they may not have even gone to trial for this case. He is totally worth your money if you are in a difficult situation and want to protect your record.
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Posted by anonymous | August 22, 2018
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DUI dropped to Reckless
I heard about Mr. Fisher's expertise with DUI cases on the radio and when I was charged, he was the first person I contacted and I am so glad I did. I was charged with a DUI and failure to blow in addition to speeding. I was very concerned about loosing my license as it would greatly effect my work, perhaps make me loose my job. From the beginning and throughout the entire process, Mr. Fisher was able to ease my mind about the situation. Jonathan was able to get my charges reduced to reckless driving and I got to keep my license. Worth every penny!!!
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Posted by James | August 7, 2018
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Mr. Fisher representing my brother James A. Watlington
Mr. Fisher is one of the most kind,humble very respectful attorney I've met. He represented my brother in court on his conviction and he did the most excellent job I ever seen. Thank You Mr. Fisher on a job well done.
Posted by anonymous | August 1, 2018
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Lifesaver!
I was arrested in February for Xanax and marijuana possession charges after being pulled over in a car with expired tags. I thought that my life was over and that I would never be able to be as successful as I had always hoped to be with this mistake following me around, but Jonathan Fisher was able to get both charges completely dismissed pending my completion of the VASAP course. He was extremely professional and catered to my wants regarding my punishments, pushing for the best result for ME. I am extremely thankful that I hired him!
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Posted by anonymous | July 28, 2018
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Professional, compassionate, smart
My daughter was charged with possession of marijuana in Blacksburg. An internet search and some recommendations led to Mr. Fisher. We had a successful phone consultation, and I hired Mr. Fisher to represent my daughter. Mr. Fisher explained the options to my daughter which included the First Offenders program. We were adamant that we wanted to be able to expunge the charges, if possible, and did not want to accept the First Offenders program initially. My daughter wanted to take responsibility for her actions but also wanted the chance to expunge her record after doing whatever was necessary to address her behavior. The First Offenders Program does not allow for expungement of the possession charge. Mr. Fisher explained the process to us, and we waited for the court date. During that time, I was extremely anxious and called Mr. Fisher on several occasions. He calmly explained his intended course of action and professionally handled my anxiety. When my daughter's court date arrived, Mr. Fisher attempted to work with the police officer for a favorable outcome for my daughter. The police officer was not interested. Mr. Fisher then conversed with the prosecutor regarding an outcome that would allow the charges to be expunged if my daughter fulfilled all requirements. Again, the prosecutor was not interested. Mr. Fisher took us aside, explained the situation and stated that he was going to try the case. He was completely honest about the possible outcomes and thoroughly intent upon doing his best for my daughter. He successfully argued her case and was able to secure a dismissal of the charges. Needless to say, we are absolutely thrilled with his representation. I hope not to need his services again, but I highly recommend him to anyone who does.
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Posted by Michael | July 24, 2018
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Outstanding Representation!
I live out of state and got a speeding ticket in Giles County, VA. I was going to pay the ticket, but received a couple of letters from different firms. Mr. Fisher's firm stated the price for repenting me up front, so I called. After explaining what happened, his professional staff member put me on the phone with Mr. Fisher. He explained the process and the possible outcomes. Because I have a clean driving record, and was pleasant to the officer we had confidence the charge could be amended. The outcome was better than I expected. As a bonus, I had a few questions and each were handled professionally and extremely quickly by a friendly and competent staff. I was treated with same respect as if I knew each person I dealt with. Top notch!
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Cost

Rates
  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • The Fisher Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2001 - Present
  • Student Attorney
  • Pennsylvania State, Disability Law Clinic
  • 2000 - 2001

Education

  • National College for DUI Defense
  • Summer Session
  • 2009
  • Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1998

Legal Cases

  • Comm. vs. Marcus Gilmore
  • Reduced to simple speeding 84/65

Associations

  • National College of DUI Defense
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Criminal Justice Section Council
  • 2008 - Present
  • Montgomery-Radford Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Criminal Law Section
  • Criminal Justice Section Council
  • 2001 - Present
  • Pulaski County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

  • Best DUI & DWI Lawyers in Richmond
  • Expertise
  • 2016
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2016
  • Certificate - NHTSA Field Sobriety Testing
  • Lance Platt
  • 2009
  • Certificate - Breath Test Machine Operation
  • Jan Seminoff
  • 2009
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Publications

  • Self Published Book
  • Solve Your Virginia Traffic Case
  • 2015

Speaking Engagements

  • Meeting - Blacksburg, VA
  • Drunk Driving Laws in Virginia
  • 2009

Attorney endorsements

Received (33)
Given (75)
Endorse Jonathan
DUI and DWI Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am glad to be among the first, but I know I will not be the last to offer my professional and personal endorsement for Attorney Fisher. I can attest to the fact that Attorney Fisher uses his reputation, knowledge and experience to minimize or eliminate the consequences that may come as a result of being accused of a crime."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jonathan Fisher is a traffic defense specialist covering most of Virginia, especially the Southwest part of the state. I have worked with him on several traffic cases and his firm helped my clients get excellent results. His staff is very sharp, and they will take the time to help you with cases ranging from simple speeding to serious accidents. Jonathan is a fighter for justice, and he can get the job done!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Oct 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is the go to guy in Virginia if you have a reckless driving or DWI matter. Highly recommend him!"
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan Fisher is renown in the legal community for his expert skills in defending against DUI and DWI. He has my highest recommendation."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Fisher is an excellent attorney. He is very concerned about his clients and about providing great service to them. He continually interacts with other like-minded attorneys to hone his skills and increase his knowledge and improve his practice. I would recommend him to anyone needing a traffic/DUI attorney in his geographic area."
Criminal defense Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 09
Relationship: Other
"Mr. Fisher is a hard working and intelligent lawyer. His attention to detail makes separates him from other attorneys and leads to results for his clients. I am happy to recommend Mr. Fisher to anyone in need of excellent legal representation."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | Mar 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Jon Fisher is a diligent, hard working and compassionate attorney who knows the law as an expert. I worked with Mr. Fisher on collaborative legal projects requiring his skill and leadership abilities and was very impressed. I can highly recommend Mr. Fisher as a trusted counselor who will be with you every step of the way."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Mar 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"For anyone in the Blacksburg area that needs a qualified and experienced DUI or Criminal Defense attorney, look no further than Jonathan Fisher. He is very attentive to his client's needs."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I am an attorney in the Tampa Bay area and met Mr. Fisher through a group of lawyers who strive toward providing their clients the very best legal services and experience. Jonathan is a Brilliant, Caring lawyer who will insure that everything is done to protect you on your criminal or traffic matter!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Fisher has an impressive ability to do what it takes to get things done for his clients. He can make it happen for you."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 16
Relationship: Other
"I know attorney Fisher through a professional business group. Mr. Fisher is a well respected, knowledgeable and professional attorney."
DUI and DWI Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I know Jonathan though a Lawyer Mastermind Group that focuses on continually coming with new and better ways to provide our clients excellent service and results. He is a high energy go-getter that knows how to use the law to help his clients achieve the best results possible. He takes pride in doing the very best for his clients and really cares about them."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Fisher is a superb attorney who has vast knowledge and expertise in DUI and criminal defense."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 06
Relationship: Other
"I am proud to endorse Jonathan, he is extremely knowledgeable in his field, and cares about his clients!"
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Jonathan's services. He provides passion and a commitment to excellence for each of his Clients. I recommend his services to anyone subject to moving violations in Virginia."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is hardworking and knowledgeable in Traffic/DUI Law. He is dedicated to helping his clients and giving them the best representation possible."
Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Other
"I strongly endorse Jonathan to handle speeding and traffic tickets throughout the State of Virginia. I recently had the opportunity to speak to Jonathan at length about speeding and traffic ticket representation in Virginia, and came away truly impressed with his depth of knowledge of Virginia law and his overall concern with delivering outstanding services to his clients."
DUI and DWI Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is much more than THE BEST traffic and DUI attorney in his community. He is a leader in traffic and DUI law on a national level. I have personally witnessed him advising and mentoring other attorneys from all over the country. His command of criminal law is truly amazing!"
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