About Marina Medvin, Esq.

Established in 2009, MEDVIN LAW is a Northern Virginia boutique law firm dedicated exclusively to criminal defense in the state and federal courts of Virginia and Washington DC.

Attorney Marina Medvin, the founder of MEDVIN LAW, is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal trial lawyer. She has defended FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, January 6 Capitol protestersWikiLeaks and Anonymous hacker activists, CEOs, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, police officers, senior military officers, and litigated various other high-profile cases.

Ms. Medvin is an experienced trial lawyer and has represented clients in the full spectrum of criminal prosecutions, including murder, white-collar crimes, rape and sexual assaults, political offenses, drug crimes, juvenile offenses, computer hacking, and traffic crimes, such as hit and run, driving under the influence, and reckless driving. Ms. Medvin is also a skilled negotiator and has successfully dissuaded the prosecution and indictment of serious felony charges. Attorney Medvin has been described by clients as dauntless, relentless, innovative, and committed. She is licensed to practice law in all of the state and federal courts in Virginia and Washington D.C.

Marina Medvin has been recognized as one of Washington’s Best Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine, Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, honored in the Washington Post’s Super Lawyers list of Top Attorneys in Washington DC, recognized by Richmond Magazine’s Super Lawyers list of Top Attorneys in Virginia, selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America for superior litigation accomplishments and member of their Trial Law Institute and its Order of Justitita for having litigated over 100 trial cases, named by Super Lawyers as a top lawyer in Virginia and Washington DC, profiled as a Leading Attorney in Town & Country Magazine, selected to the list of Top 100 Trial lawyers by The National Trial Lawyers, received a 10.0 Superb Rating from AVVO, and maintains 5/5 star client ratings throughout the various online attorney reviews sites, amongst other distinctions.

Ms. Medvin’s legal analysis has been featured by national television and print media, including Forbes, BBC News, The Washington Post, The New York TimesABC News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, USA Today, International Business Times, Gizmodo, and Human Rights Watch.

Marina Medvin co-authors a Virginia criminal law guide for lawyers, Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia, a Virginia law handbook for Virginia lawyers on the defense of DUI, Reckless Driving, Hit and Run, Manslaughter, and other serious traffic crimes. Ms. Medvin is also a former law and policy columnist who wrote for Forbes and TownHall.

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  • Washingtonian Top Lawyer listed on Washington DC / Virginia Best Lawyers – Criminal Defense, 2017, 2019, 2022 — “DUI? Drug possession? Murder? If you’re facing criminal charges, hire one of these top defense lawyers.” This list was voted on by local attorneys who were asked which lawyer they would call on for help if the lawyer or a family member was charged with a crime.

  • Selected to the exclusive list of Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers for Criminal Defense and DWI Defense from 2014—to present. Ms. Medvin was selected for these categories by Northern Virginia attorneys, who were asked the question: Who would you want to represent you if you were ever charged with a crime?

  • Super Lawyers Top Rated Attorney in Virginia and Washington DC, 2019—present, and before that, one of only 2.5% of lawyers in America on the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars, listed in Virginia and in Washington DC since 2015.

  • Virginia Business Legal Elite in Criminal Defense, 2019-present. Legal Elite polls lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia each year, asking them to identify which of their peers are the top attorneys in a variety of legal specialties.

  • One of only 0.5% of lawyers selected for an esteemed fellowship at Litigation Counsel of America for Criminal Defense and White Collar Defense, an invitation-only trial lawyer honorary society (2016-2020).

  • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers for being one of America’s Top Trial Lawyers.

  • AVVO Rating 10.0 highest achievement rating, in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense, and Client Review Rating of 5 Stars on the public attorney reviews site AVVO.

  • AVVO Client’s Choice award in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.

  • Top Rated Attorney in Virginia for 12 straight years on the public consumer reviews site LawyerRatingz.com.

  • Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction designation for maintaining a 5-Star client rating on Martindale.com and on Lawyers.com.

State and Federal Practice Admissions



Washington, D.C.



U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia EDVA

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia WDVA

U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas



Supreme Court of the United States

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia

Education and Attorney Endorsements


Juris Doctor, George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, VA

Bachelor of Science, with Honors, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA

Regents Diploma, Staten Island Technical High School, Staten Island, NY

Attorney Endorsements

“fearless,” “creative,” “results-oriented”

“incredibly smart and energetic”

“passionate and aggressive”

“well-prepared and thorough”

“smart, tough, and committed”

“extremely knowledgeable”

“zealously advocates”

“fearless advocate”

“particularly creative… intuitive”

“never stops working for her clients”

“has a huge knowledge base”


Ms. Medvin graduated with Honors from the Pennsylvania State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Sciences and Technology. She continued her professional education with a Juris Doctorate degree at the Antonin Scalia School of Law in Arlington, Virginia, where she also served as an editor for the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.

Marina Medvin personally represents her clients in serious felony cases, Federal investigations and indictments, white collar matters, and misdemeanor cases. Ms. Medvin micro-manages her cases and handles most defense components on her own. On complicated cases, Ms. Medvin has a team of lawyers assisting. We only accept a limited number of new clients each month. If we are unavailable to accept your case, you will be referred to a qualified attorney for services.

Passionate about American freedoms, Marina Medvin sometimes serves as advisory counsel on out-of-state cases of national interest where she has the opportunity to fight to uphold American liberty principles.

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