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Ian M. Whittle

DUI and DWI Attorney

5.0   12 reviews
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About Ian

Learn Ian’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Criminal defense
    40%
    I handled over 500 cases at the Office of the Public Defender before joining Spencer, Meyer, Koch, & Cornick. My jury trial experience and success in suppression motions equips me to handle anything from a reckless driving to a robbery.

  2. DUI and DWI
    40%
    DUI Cases are possibly the most complicated misdemeanor cases to try. A close reading of the statute and holding the prosecution accountable is a must when defending my clients.

  3. Speeding and traffic ticket
    20%
    Although the most common offenses, traffic cases can have long term impacts on your insurance and license. By selecting me, I will make sure that the charge is reduced as much as possible through my negotiations with officers or by trial to the court.

I am an attorney that will be by your side at every juncture of the litigation process. I make sure that you are completely aware of how we are proceeding, and how we are working to achieve the best outcome for you.

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Licensed for 10 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2012
Updated 02/13/2017

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | April 9, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney Who Cares
I happened upon Ian during an appeals court hearing and constantly heard his name being called to represent individuals. So I went to research him and found he had wonderful reviews, so my fiancée and I decided to retain him for his upcoming domestic case. Ian met with us 2 weeks prior to the case. However he quickly assessed the details and gave us a pretty good idea of what our chances were of winning the case. We worked together as a team and he was always receptive of our feedback. In court, Ian is extremely knowledgeable of court room proceedings and overal navigation of the law. He successfully won our case for us. He’s a sharp shooter and sticks to the facts to get to the truth. Would HIGHLY recommend.
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Posted by Mark | August 9, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Attorney
Being from out of state I was not sure what to expect when I hired Mr. Whittle. From the initial consultation till the final outcome he made me very comfortable and confident. He handled my son's case and the final outcome was 100% better than I had expected. If I am ever in Virginia and need a lawyer I kept his number in my speed dial. Thanks Again Ian.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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Excellent and Very Personal Representation
Mr. Whittle is an excellent criminal defense attorney. More importantly, he is very approachable and always reachable. In fact, I first contacted his office on a Friday after office hours and he returned my call shortly from his cell phone and was able to give me enough information to calm my nerves through the weekend. He does what he promises to do and by when he promises to do it. Throughout, he remained in touch and made every effort to keep me involved and apprised of the case. He is well respected in the legal community, which was evident from his rapport with the judges and the prosecutors. It was reassuring to see how much he cared bout the case and how hard he worked to obtain the best outcome possible. Thanks to Attorney Whittle, my family was able to put a bad experience behind us.
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Posted by Chad Barnett | January 7, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend!
Mr. Whittle was extremely helpful and knowledgeable. He took my case on two days before my court date, understanding that I was in a pinch. Mr. Whittle has amazing communication skills and is on top of his game, which made me feel at ease. I thank him very much in helping me in my matter and I would highly recommend him to ANY of my friends and family!
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Posted by Tina | October 21, 2015
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Reliable, Trustworthy Attorney
Mr. Whittle was incredibly proactive, personable, and straightforward. He handled two settlements on my behalf with the utmost professionalism. I appreciated his timely communication most-- nothing is worse than an unresponsive attorney. I have, and will continue to recommend Mr. Whittle to friends and acquaintances who require legal advise and representation.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Recommend
Mr Whittle was very attentive. He always returned my calls in a timely manner. In court, he got everything I was asking for. I would recommend him to any one as well as rehire for myself.
Posted by Cassandra | September 15, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Support & Custody
I found Ian on Avvo myself and had such a pleasant experience. I was living in Maryland and he was able to work around that by answering any questions I had via email or over the phone. Any issues I had that arose, he made sure to let me know what to do that was within my rights. We ended up having a curve ball thrown at us in court as my ex counter filed for primary custody and Ian was able to combat that and the judge ruled in my favor. I think it helped that my ex was being a total jerk to him so that made it even worse but he handled himself in a professional manner despite the attitude my ex husband was giving him. I am very satisfied with the outcome of my case.
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Posted by Doug | February 20, 2015
Not only a great lawyer but a great guy also
Ian Whittle is an up front tell you like it is type of lawyer. During the time of his legal service Mr.Whittle was very responsive to all my questions. Kept me informed on how the system worked. What court procedures was next and what to expect. After going over my case Ian told me what plea deal he could get. I thought it would be a great deal if he can really make it happen. He was true to his word we got the plea. Any questions I had he would text me back, never left me hanging. I can't say enough about Mr. Whittle I would recommend him to my own mother. Ian is just a hard working attorney and an all around good guy.
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Posted by Lisa | January 9, 2015
Highest regards...
Ian Whittle was extremely professional and responsive. He answered all my questions and made sure that I was well informed, which was very comforting in my situation. I would highly recommend and absolutely retain his services again. In addition, the fees were fair and reasonable.
Posted by anonymous | January 9, 2015
Outstanding Legal Service
I give Mr. Whittle my highest rating as a lawyer. He is thoroughly knowlegable on traffic law and very experienced. He was able to handle our case in different county. Before the trial even started (at 9 AM), Mr Whittle arrived early and met with the prosecutor. The result was that the most serious charge was dismissed before the trial even began. He is completely poised and professional before during and after the trail. One month after the trial, i contacted Mr. Whittle with a minor question. He responded quickly and provided me with the information that i needed.
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Posted by cassandra | February 27, 2014
awesome lawyer
I had mr.whittle and i was very happy and satisfied with the way he handeled the case. He restored my faith in laywers. He's very good in the court room he knew his approach and executed it very well. We won our case and i would defiantly use and recommended him to everyone. He was always there when i called and he made me feel i have a friend in the lawyer business.
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Posted by Lindsay D | February 24, 2014
Great Lawyer
I have to say Ian Wittles is an absolutely great lawyer. I was completly side tracked by these charges i was charged with by my former employer these crimes though i did not commit. I was very stressed worried and thought my life was over. I was charged with numerous things ranging up to multiple felonies . Throughout the year I was in and out of court and jailed I spoke to Ian on a regular basis. He always kept me informed of all possibilities and looked into everything. Also he told me his honest oponion on everything we were up against. No beating around the bush. My case was a very tough one as I had many against me. Ian exposed many wrongs against me. Ian stood by my side I trusted him he proved my innocennce he fough for my freedom,my children to have mother and he did not let me down. Ian fought my case and won it in a staffort county circuit court trial. I am very thankful for such a wonderful lawyer. I would recommend him to anybody that I knew that may need a great lawyer.
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Spencer, Mayoras, Koch, Cornick & Meyer
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Office Of The Public Defender Fredericksburg
  • 2013 - 2014

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Emory University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2008

Legal Cases

  • Car Passenger Searched
  • The evidence was suppressed because of the illegal search and the case was dismissed

Associations

  • Criminal Law Section of Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • George Mason Inn of Court
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Fraternity
  • Vice Magister
  • 2011 - 2013
  • Pro Bono Society of George Mason School of Law
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Moot Court Board
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Trial Advocacy Association of George Mason School of Law
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution Society of George Mason University
  • Board Member
  • 2010 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Invitation for Top 40 under 40
  • National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40 Family Lawyers
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Invitation to Top 40 Under 40 Criminal Defense
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2016
  • Nominee - "10 Best" Criminal Law Attorneys
  • American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Magna Cum Laude
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 2012
  • Summa Cum Laude
  • Emory University
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Inn of Court
  • Trial and Litigation Techniques CLE
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • George Mason Inn of Court
  • Trial Strategies
  • 2012

Attorney endorsements

Received (13)
Given (11)
Endorse Ian
Criminal defense Attorney | Apr 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Whittle is a dedicated trial attorney and has litigated numerous jury trials. He is knowledgable and competent."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whittle is a fierce presence in the courtroom, and a tireless and zealous advocate for his clients. I highly recommend his services."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"I strongly endorse Ian Whittle. He is extremely knowledgeable and competent in handling criminal matters."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 12
Relationship: Friend
"Ian Whittle is a criminal defense attorney dedicated to providing zealous representation, in and outside of the courtroom. I wholeheartedly endorse Mr. Whittle for the fields of Criminal Defense, DWI, and Traffic."
Criminal defense Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Highly recommended. Ian knows how to get the best results for his clients when it seemed like there was no chance of success in a case. He knows as much as anyone about criminal law in Virginia."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian's approach to the law and his client's needs are second to none. Mr. Whittle will be by your side the entire case. He is always willing to answer each and every question you may have."
Criminal defense Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is a very hard working, smart attorney. He is good at working with the prosecutors to get good pleas and when that isn't possible he is great at trying a case."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ian is an excellent lawyer who always strives to exceed his clients' expectations and goals. He is a diligent worker and well respected in the community. Anyone would be lucky to have him as their lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Whittle is an exceedingly competent criminal defense attorney who is respected by his peers. Without reservation, I endorse Mr. Whittle!"
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Ian is a very talented attorney who does not shy away from difficult situations. He is more skilled and creative than many lawyers with years more experience and you should feel confident hiring him to represent you or your loved ones."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Feb 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Jan 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Mr. Whittle attacks each case with diligence and skill. This work ethic I have personal witnessed and every one of his clients benefit from it."
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