MEDVIN LAW PLC is a Northern Virginia boutique law firm that is dedicated exclusively to criminal defense, white collar crimes, and DWI defense in Federal and Virginia state courts.

Attorney Marina Medvin, founder of MEDVIN LAW, is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal trial lawyer. She has defended FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, WikiLeaks and Anonymous hacker activists, CEOs, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, prosecutors, 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 Virginia State and Federal prosecutions, including murder, white collar crimes, rape and sexual assaults, drug crimes, juvenile offenses, and DWI and reckless driving. Ms. Medvin is also a skilled negotiator and has successfully stopped the prosecution and indictment of serious felony charges. Attorney Medvin has been described by clients as dauntless, relentless, innovative, and committed.

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 annual list of Top Attorneys in Washington DC, recognized by Richmond Magazine as one of the Top Attorneys in Virginia, selected as a Fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America for superior litigation accomplishments, honored by Super Lawyers as a Super Lawyers Rising Star, profiled as a Leading Attorney in Town & Country Magazine, selected to the list of Top 100 Trial lawyers by the 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, to include Forbes, BBC News, The Washington Post, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, Vocative, TechWorm, International Business Times, Gizmodo.

Ms. Medvin is also an author and a columnist. She is a co-author of Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia, a Virginia criminal law practice guide taught to Virginia lawyers as continuing legal education. She is a senior columnist at TownHall, a contributing writer for Forbes, and an op-ed writer for Washington Examiner.

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  • Selected to the exclusive list of Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers for Criminal Defense and DWI Defense from 2014-2018. 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?

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

  • One of only 2.5% of lawyers in America on the Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars, listed in Virginia and in Washington DC, 2015-2019.

  • 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 7 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 Licenses
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America
  • Washington, DC / District of Columbia
Attorney Endorsements
  • “fearless,” “first-rate”
  • “incredibly smart and energetic”
  • “passionate and aggressive”
  • “well-prepared and thorough”
  • “smart, tough, and committed”
  • “professional and a zealous advocate”
  • “extremely knowledgeable,”
  • “results-oriented,” “creative”

Personal and Educational Background

Marina Medvin is the founding attorney of MEDVIN LAW PLC. She continues to conduct criminal trials for serious felony cases, Federal investigations and indictments, white collar matters, and misdemeanor cases. Ms. Medvin only accepts a limited number of cases each month. She maintains a boutique law firm environment, regardless of our national success. She works long hours but enjoys every part of her work day. Superb trial performance and creative defenses are her hobbies as much as her career.

Ms. Medvin graduated with Honors from Penn 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 a legal publications editor for the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.

Prior to MEDVIN LAW, Ms. Medvin held positions with the U.S. Department of Justice, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, the National Rifle Association of America (NRA), a high-profile Fairfax criminal defense law firm, the Hudgins Law Firm, the Law Office of George Munoz, the George Mason Clinic for Legal Assistance to Service Members, Booz Allen Hamilton, and Verizon Wireless Corporation.

As an avid believer in individual freedoms and fundamental rights, Ms. Medvin loves arguing Constitutional principals, Supreme Court precedent, and liberty policy. She enjoys every opportunity to fight on behalf of her clients.

Ms. Medvin has provided legal assistance to DC-area police officers on a variety of legal issues and is listed with the Southern States Police Benevolent Association as a criminal defense attorney for police officers.