Reviews & Testimonials
MARINA MEDVIN, MEDVIN LAW FIRM, CRIMINAL DEFENSE ATTORNEY REVIEWS AND TESTIMONIALS
“I was falsely accused of a crime that carried a life sentence. As a member of the military who served overseas and who had earned numerous awards and accolades, being falsely accused of a crime was something that I never expected to happen… Marina is extremely good at what she does… Today, my case was thrown out of the court at the preliminary hearing, something almost unheard of in Fairfax County. The important thing to know here is that Marina has single-handedly given me my life back and showed me that the system does work and proven that she is an amazing person and an incredible lawyer. Anyone would be lucky to have her as their counsel.”
“Marina Medvin is an absolute phenomenon. She possesses genius-level intelligence, outstanding knowledge of the law, a wealth of litigation experience, amazing drive and determination, faithful commitment to her clients, and remarkable professionalism. It’s plain to see why she holds the respect of her colleagues, both judges and lawyers, on all sides. Marina practically walks on water. She is a virtuous and principled person who has great compassion and a zealous determination to protect and defend her clients. She obviously loves what she does and approaches it, I suspect, not just as a job but as a “calling.” Not only is Ms. Medvin extremely diligent, but she has that unique ability to think creatively. She sees how to defend you, even when other lawyers would throw in the towel. She opens doors that others say can’t be opened. Ms. Medvin is a straight-talker, she will not let you cling to unrealistic expectations, but she will find the way to defend you, and will fight for you in every way possible. Additionally, Ms. Medvin gives you the feeling that she sincerely cares about your well-being and is driven to succeed on your behalf. If you ever face a great crisis in your life, as I did, there are no guarantees. But it takes a lot of pressure off when you know you are in the hands of a superb, top-shelf attorney. Marina Medvin is that attorney. One of America’s finest.”
“Marina is everything you could hope for in a lawyer. She’s on top of her game, always punctual and follows through with everything she says. She never gives you unrealistic expectations, but because of the network she has built and the excellent rapport she’s developed, she is able to produce the most favorable outcome available to her clients.
There was a warrant out for my arrest, in the midst of me being a newly hired employee. The original sentence was supposed to be 10 days in jail for Failure to Appear. Marina made a few calls and arranged for an officer she trusted to escort me to turn myself in … the officer was an amazing gentleman, and treated me with dignity, kindness and respect. Because Marina had also made arrangements ahead of time with the prosecutor and other offices involved, I saw the inside lobby area of a correctional facility for less than 45 minutes before I was released. She took care of everything behind the scenes—all I had to do was show up in court about a month later.
… Marina Medvin is an amazing, and more importantly an extremely respectable attorney who keeps you informed every step of the way, and eases any sense of uncertainty and the qualms that come with needing legal representation. She will be my attorney for as long as she is in practice, and I would refer her in a heartbeat with 100% confidence to anyone seeking legal council and representation. Thanks to Marina, I was able to keep my job, my respect, and my squeaky-clean record! I’ve never met another lawyer with such great client relationships.”
“I was facing a petit larceny charge in Fairfax County and thoroughly researched all the best lawyers. I then met with and/or spoke with at least six attorneys. Retaining Marina Medvin was a no-brainer. From our first phone conversation, I knew she was very different from all the rest. She immediately understood the case and had a direction that set me at ease. She made an otherwise difficult process almost painless for me. She dedicates 100% of her time and energy to your case on your court date and makes you feel like there is no other case she is working on but yours. She’s present, always responsive, and proactive. With Ms. Medvin you get superior lawyering, a cool and collected demeanor, laser focus, and an impressively capable presence. She’s compassionate and makes you feel resilient during a time you would otherwise feel very vulnerable. Ms. Medvin is a highly skilled attorney with just a little touch of “magic” that sets her apart from the rest. Wether it is her keen sense of the law and legal arguments or her amazing people skills, she has something special that sets her apart in a sea of super lawyers. With very little time to prepare, she negotiated with the prosecutor and my charges were dropped. She’s the best.
The same qualities she has that make you feel lucky to have her as a lawyer, translates (very respectably) to the prosecutor and judge. It’s confidence without arrogance. Kindness without weakness. She is very smart and clear, yet non-judgmental. I would hope that I never “need” her services again, but she is the type of person you would want to do any kind of business with. I think her pricing is beyond fair given what she brings to the table. She’s a total class act. She manages to be assertive and razor sharp without coming off as over the top, pushy or abrasive. These qualities go far when negotiating with a prosecutor or appearing in front of a judge. She’s passionate and works harder than any of the other people that are going to be involved, and everyone knows it. Still, she’s not JUST a smart and hard working attorney, she has something extra that I have not seen another attorney bring to the table. A type of compassion and sincerity that makes you feel like she has a personal stake in your well-being. She fights hard for you as if you were a family member, without compromising any sense of professionalism. There is absolutely no one else I would ever recommend (and I have met with and know a lot of top notch, terrific lawyers). There is a reason she is so highly rated and she is so successful. If you need an attorney for ANY reason, you want to try and get Marina Medvin on your side. It will be the best decision you make in how you handle your case. You won’t be sorry.”
“I contacted Marina mere hours after my arrest and, though falsely accused, I was nothing short scared and confused. After our initial conversation, I knew that Marina was the perfect attorney for the job. She was receptive to my story, immediately understood the needs and began, like a bolt of lightening, doing the necessary leg work. Marina is honest, hardworking, tireless, determined, absolutely fearless in her dealings with the public safety and prosecutorial complex, zealous and a constant and reassuring communicator.
When my trial date arrived, I was at ease knowing that Marina could only be more prepared than the Commonwealth, I’ve never seen anyone work so hard … she could destroy any claim, argue impeccably any motion, and her remarkable recall of facts disallowed any witness from being seen as credible. In my opinion, the only name you need to know when it comes to Criminal Defense is Marina Medvin.”
“… I was horrified and shocked when I was arrested and charged with Disorderly Conduct in Public and Resisting Arrest … Being at odds with the police and going to Court is a terribly helpless and frightening experience in and of itself. Not having a strong, competent attorney who will fight for your rights all the way would make it a never ending nightmare. After speaking with multiple attorneys, and much research, I hired Marina to defend me in this Criminal Case. Thankfully, I made the right choice in Marina. I knew I was in good hands the moment I met her. She is an experienced attorney who is smart, polished and knowledgeable and a complete pleasure to work with. Her calming presence combined with her accessibility and responsiveness is comforting to anyone in a difficult legal situation. I’m in awe of her passion for her clients’ rights and knowledge of the jurisdictions in which she practices. She knew of this officer’s previous questionable actions. She had knowledge and prior experience with the prosecutors and the judges. This knowledge gave me even more confidence in her abilities to defend me and was invaluable in her guiding me through the legal process and structuring my defense. My charges were dropped by the Prosecutor, of whom Marina had first-hand knowledge and experience defending her clients against. I will be eternally grateful to Marina. If I ever need an attorney again, she will be my one and only call. I highly recommend her services to anyone in need of an excellent attorney. Thank you, Marina!”
“… you get what you pay for. She is an outstanding lawyer. She is extremely knowledgeable and very professional. She will answer your calls and emails right away, and will send you all the paper work regarding your case. She is also a very kind and beautiful person, don’t let that fool you, she is a firecracker! She will fight for your case till the end. I highly recommend her! God bless her, I wish her the best of luck!”
“Marina’s focus and representation resulted in the best possible outcome that I could hope for, case dismissed. I found Marina by searching on the Internet and reading the materials posted on her website. During the initial consultation, Marina explained me very clearly her recommendations for my case and I decided to select her with no hesitation when I had in mind discussions with two other highly ranked lawyers from Northern Virginia.
I am very pleased and honored to realize that Marina is simply the best and outstanding attorney, admiring every aspect of her work for my case. She was always able to communicate clearly plans and actions, available anytime to speak and answer to any questions.”
“Marina is a excellent attorney and I would hire her again in a heartbeat. She knows the law, is smart, responsive, strong, and caring.”
“… She handled my case with great skill, communicated effectively with me at all hours. She did everything she said she would do and she did it when she said she would. In short, she behaved with complete integrity… Her knowledge of the courts and prosecutors in the Alexandria court system as well as how to effectively work an amenable solution were superb. Truly a consummate professional who I will be recommending to everyone who needs an attorney.”
“It was a pleasure working with you and I can’t thank you enough for your service. You are an awesome lawyer and seem to be a very kind hearted person. Once again thank you for your help.”
“We hired Ms. Medvin for our son’s marijuana possession charge. She walked us through Virginia’s First Time Offender Program and got our son enrolled in it. While such a charge is never an easy endeavor for the offender or the family, Ms. Medvin made it as painless as possible. She was readily available by phone and email, no matter the time or day of the week. She was professional, kind and patient. She knows the system. Her confidence with this type of law helped to put us at ease during a very difficult time. Our son’s charges were dismissed after completing the program and community service. We are so thankful that we stumbled upon Ms. Medvin’s website. If you are in need of a lawyer rest assured that Ms. Medvin will work hard on your behalf, keep you informed and give you best possible outcome.”
“Marina is an awesome lawyer. I had 5 different charges related to a DUI case, and she managed to get 4 of them dropped. The penalty was a lot less severe than what it could of been. She is a top notch attorney. In addition, she is very nice and easy to get a hold of (ie. cell phone or email). To top it off, she knows her stuff! Very smart on the inter working of law. I felt confident in her from the very first time we spoke. She is highly recommended!”
“… the family wanted me to email you and let you know that they are very grateful for what you did for us today. Everyone was very impressed with you and what you did for us. We would highly recommend you to anyone … was wondering if we would be able to post anything on your webpage as a recommendation. You definitely blew his mind … And again, we thank you very, very, very much.”
“I can not begin to thank Attorney Marina and say honestly that thanks to her I am not in jail. Thank you I am very impressed. I owe you big time …”
“Marina was able to negotiate the charges down to a lower offense and also saving me from deportation and jail term, She is a great lawyer and we are extremely very very Happy with her service, she is very supportive and will respond to your emails and phone calls pretty quickly even on the weekends and will guide you in most difficult times with ease. I definitely would recommend her to anyone regardless of the situation highly. Thank you very much Marina!!!”
“I am a 57 year old veteran of twenty years with 5 children. An incident came up that placed my life in limbo for almost 5 mos. I was charged with the theft of a Phone and was facing 1 to 20 years in prison for grand larceny! … She took the bull by the horns and gave me guidance that I never could have done for myself. She left no blanks in her description of what would or could possibly happen. She gave me a three dimensional view of my situation and apprised me of all my options so that I could make an educated decision and choose the right course of action. She knows the system and those involved and can give a psychological profile of their temperament so you know who and what you are dealing with. my case was dismissed due to her expertise. I would recommend her.”
“Marina is a truly gifted attorney. She got my criminal charge dropped to a lesser offense before we even set foot in the courtroom. She is knowledgeable in the finer details of the law, a great negotiator and an amazing person to work with in what may be the most difficult times of one’s life. I recommend her highly!”
“I’m lucky to have found Marina! … She is tenacious and able to explain the most complicated issues in simple terms. She is so good I am using her expertise again. I have recommended her to friends and family and will use her again in the future hands down! “
“Marina is the best lawyer. She is very professional and highly recommended … she is truly outstanding!”
“I was very happy with Marina Medvin as my attorney. I have orinially hired another attorney for a criminal defense trial and I was not happy with him so I decided to go with another attorney which turned out to be Marina Medvin… She was always available via phone, text, or email to answer any questions or insecurities. She has a clear and strong foundation of the law. She is not afraid to put herself out there for her clients. During the trial she was always had a positive outlook and had a very comforting demeanor. Needless to say we won our case due to the fact that we had the truth on our side and she knew how to exploit the truth and bring outs the facts. I would definitely recommend Mrs. Medvin based on her knowledge of the law and her compassion for justice.”
“… I met a lady in class that seems to be very uncomfortable with her current representation. I recommended that she give you a call and that you did a great job for my case. Also, there was someone in the class that remembered seeing us in court and gave a you a proxy recommendation …”
“Marina Medvin is awesome. She was able to get my Reckless Driving case dismissed. I am from New Jersey, and she was able to handle it all in Virginia without me having to go there. I would recommend her highly to anybody who needs a lawyer for Reckless Driving, but I’m sure she’s good at anything.”
“My class 1 misdemeanor charge (90 in a 60) was reduced to a simple traffic infraction at a lower speed of 79… She was personable, confident & put me at ease. Marina followed through after my sentence to check to see if a mistake had been made which would have been in my favor. Marina did a great job.I recommend her.”
“… I would recommended her to my friends and colleagues. Thank you Marina.”
“Marina was great to work with. I changed attorneys about two weeks before my case for reckless driving and Marina immediately made me comfortable that I had made the right decision. She got me a great deal and reduced my charge to speeding. Her knowledge of the law and communications skill created an outcome that I couldn’t have been happier about. I would go to Marina for any criminal legal issues …”
“I had the chance of acquiring Madam Marina Medvin for a violation I was scheduled for February 2011. I was very hesitant at first about lawyers, but after seeing the great result which was delivered by Marina Medvin, I was impressed, she dismissed my driving on suspended and i did not even have to inside the courtroom, I appreciate her great work and I will certainly recommend her to all my family and friends, and any future violation i might commit.”
“Attorney Medvin is the best lawyer I ever had and it was a pleasure having her represent me. I was pleasantly surprised by her knowledge and informed legal opinions, which by the way turned out to be right in every respect. I am fortunate to have met her and I would gladly refer her to all my friends and family members. My name is Malik osman and I will be forever grateful for her excellent representation.”
“Thanks so much Marina, Your a blessing in disguise every time i googled top attorneys in the area you popped up so i decided to research you. i was happy to find all of your clients pleased with your work. no negative reviews at all. i wish i would have done this months ago but im glad its now then never. Thanks”
“I wish I knew Marina before the pretrial. I believe my case would have ended there. Marina is wonderful and I would recommend her to family and friends. Thanks.”
“My neighbor recommended Ms. Medvin after research on the internet. … Ms. Medvin was very responsive, supportive, and tried to keep up with our general hysteria. Long story short, our outcome could not have been better and I would recommend her to ANYONE who needs legal counsel. Thanks Ms. Medvin.”
“I will make sure to refer all of my co-workers your’ way–if they run across any legal issues. …You were amazing and it is so nice to see vivacious, smart, professional women making their way.”
“Ms. Medvin represented me adeptly and produced excellent results. She was professional, knowledgeable, and a tireless advocate for me throughout the entire process I wholeheartedly recommend her services.”
“I do want to say thank you for everything you have done and continue to do. I know part of it is your career but you have done an excellent job.”
“First, thank you for representing me during my court case. I appreciate all that you did to minimize the consequences that I faced … Again, thank you and be sure that though I don’t intend to ever be in a situation to need a lawyer for this type of circumstance again, I will certainly refer anyone that I know who does need competent and professional representation to you.”
“I found Ms. Medvin after an extensive search and saw many lawyer rating sites that gave her consistently high ratings. Ms. Medvin contacted me right away, and discussed my case on several occasions before the court date. She patiently explained the Virginia legal system, and carefully went over all possible outcomes. We even had a debate about the interpretation of the law involved. Of course, she worked to get the case dismissed after talking with both the police officer and the prosecutor. The case received a dismissal pending the completion of 25 hours of community service. Ms. Medvin was calm, composed, knowledgeable, personable and professional.”
“Marina. This has been one of the most trying times in my life. I would like to say thank you for all that you have done for me and my family. I am moving forward and am picking up the pieces of my life. Thank you so much”
“I had a case that was potentially very damaging to me both personally and professionally. Luckily, after comparing several attorneys, I found Marina Medvin. She walked me through every step, laid out her strategy and approach, and was on call, literally, 24-7. She even returned emails and phone calls on a Sunday! When my case was called, I was hoping for a plea bargain or something like that. Marina Medvin had the charges Dropped! My personal and professional lives were saved from ruin. Marina Medvin is a winner – she is thorough, professional, confident and straightforward. Anybody who utilizes Ms. Medvin’s expertise will be extremely happy!”
“Thank you so much. I appreciate what you did for me in there and I am more than satisfied with the results. Again, thank you and best wishes …”
“I had a case where I could have potentially gone to jail. I had been searching for lawyers and ended up talking to a very well known lawyer. Who is very good at what he does I should add. Unfortunately, he could not take my case because he was just too busy. The first name that came out of his mouth was Marina Medvin. He said “call her, she kicks ass”. I took his word and gave her a call. Mind you this was only a week before my court date. We talked and she decided to take my case. The day of my court date we finally got to meet face to face. She was very confident, giving the circumstances, and made me feel very comfortable. I thought I was going to have to go to jail that day. But miraculously she got me a SWEET deal. I did not have to go to jail and had 1 out of my 2 charges dropped. She did an awesome job, especially since she only had a week to work on my case. I highly recommend her. She’s great!”
“I was lucky to find a lawyer as great as Marina. She had a profound level of knowledge & expertise in the type of case I was facing. I.e. Reckless Driving. This definitely showed in the thorough & detailed advise she provided prior to my court date. Also I was immensely grateful for her practical yet comforting approach in her consultation. But of course, most importantly grateful for her working to produce a very favorable outcome at court. I would highly recommend her to anyone looking to secure a lawyer & a successful case outcome.”
“Marina represented my son in a Minor in Possession of Alcohol case. Such a conviction can result in loss of license, a hefty fine and significant community service hours. We relied on Marina’s expertise to fight the charges and negotiate them down to a lesser offense. She was prompt, personable, professional, effective, and a pleasure to work with. Marina was able to negotiate the charges down to a lesser offense with no fine, no loss of license, and case dismissal upon successful completion of 20 hours of community service. My son has completed his community service and the judge dismissed his case. Short of throwing out the case entirely, this is the best outcome we could have hoped for. We would certainly retain Marina in the future without hesitation, and will recommend her services to others.”
“I have retained Marina Medvin for two separate legal matters in the past. She is a GREAT attorney and was able to achieve excellent results. She even managed to get one of the cases dismissed before we even went to court. She is the best!”
“I just wanted to take the time to thank you so much for all of your help with my case. I greatly appreciate it!!! If I come across anyone that might need legal representation, I will definitely refer you.”
“We would like to sincerely thank you on the occasion of the representation you provided to us … Had it not been for your expertise and professional demeanor, we would have found our situation a lot more challenging. Communication and the advice you gave were more than sufficient and the follow up advice was what we have come to expect from such a competent lawyer. It’s wonderful to have you represent our best interest in such a delicate manner and we would not hesitate to recommend your services in the future.”
“I am in the legal field and recently retained Ms. Medvin’s services for a personnel legal matter. Ms. Medvin exceeded my expectations. She kept me well informed, involved and most importantly provided me with realistic expectations.”
“Marina – Thank You….it was also a pleasure meeting you and a great pleasure having you represent me. I am very happy with the outcome. As I said earlier…I don’t look good in orange … thanks to your expertise, knowledge, and professionalism. Also, thanks to Elena for all her efforts on my behalf. You are obviously a winning team.”
“Marina Medvin is a terrific lawyer. She had my case in Alexandria dismissed! I am very happy with how responsive and patient she was with me. She works all the time, so it’s easy to get in touch with her through email (it’s like instant messaging with her sometimes, lol). She is superbly knowledgeable and a strong-minded person. I felt very confident about having her as my lawyer, and we won in the end. Strongly recommended!!!”
“I had received a Reckless Driving ticket which was requiring me to attend court and face charges. She managed to get the conviction down to driving 74 in a 65 zone. Totally amazing really given the possible seriousness of the incident. I can’t thank her enough for the succinct information I received throughout the process, as I was clueless. She handled the case confidently and with professionalism … I’m extremely satisfied with the engagement and followup I received ensuring that we could close out the case once a judgement had occurred. Again, I can’t thank her enough for the work performed.”
“I fully endorse Ms. Medvin. She did astounding work on my behalf when at times it seemed that things would not end up well. Her professionalism, attention to detail and passion for my case was top notch since the beginning. She was extremely responsive — even late at night or on weekends. Ms. Medvin realized how important this matter was to me and got an even better result than I expected. Because of her efforts, I have a misdemeanor and no jail time instead of a felony.”
“After being charged with reckless driving for the 3rd time, I hired Marina Medvin to represent me. She was very knowledgable about my situation and advised me on what to do, such as obtaining my driving history and taking an online driving course. Also, I never had to go to court…she handled that so that I didn’t have to miss work. We used email to correspond and she was quick to respond to my questions. I would recommend her.”
“Ms. Medvin represented me for a potential felony traffic related offense and, despite a police officer with suspect integrity, managed to have the charge reduced to a standard speeding ticket (which I must admit was more realistic). She responded to my initial query of services very promptly despite being after regular business hours and immediately put my mind at ease. She was thorough in extracting the details of my case and came up with some interesting questions about the legality of the officers actions. Throughout the whole process she was very informative and quick to respond to all my questions, I was very confident in her ability to represent me and quite satisfied with the outcome.”
“Very knowledgeable and professional. Answered all of my question promptly no matter the time of day or night. I was facing resisting arrest in Alexandria. She was able to have the charge dropped. To me, her flat fee was money well spent. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help. I can’t thank her enough!”
“Marina represented me in Fairfax recently. She landed clarity and confidence to a difficult case. Her background research and case analysis were second to none. She used focused and structured arguments that inspired the judge to see the case in the correct light. The “Not Guilty” verdict she was able to obtain restored my belief in my own actions and the legal system as a whole. She is bright, talented, tenacious and stands behind what she believes in. Thank you Marina!!”
“A skilled attorney.
I was faced with a legal obstacle that Marina turned into an opportunity for me to move forward with a clean(er) record and, most importantly, a clear conscience. She was able to get my charge amended to a lesser offense and that allowed me to keep some dignity during an otherwise challenging experience. Marina Medvin is clearly a leader in her field.”
“A battle tested attorney.
Marina has a tenacity in the courtroom that is unrivaled. Her expertise is not limited by those who came before her, she is always willing and ready to blaze a new trail to defend your rights. Her knowledge makes you feel extremely comfortable, and her tenacity keeps you safe.”
“Best lawyer money can buy! From the moment I first spoke with Marina I felt completely confident that my case was in the best possible hands. I will forever be grateful to this woman and the immense amount of work she put into getting my case resolved. This lawyer will go as far as possible to ensure that you receive the best possible legal treatment! I recommend everyone talk to Marine before making a decision on a lawyer!”
Marina did a very good job at representing me and laying out all my options. I was able to make a decision I was comfortable with based on the information she provided me.”
I was in a serious bind, and frankly, quite frantic. I did a lot of searching of reviews online, and I simply continued to return to Medvin Law. I have had experience with other attorneys in the past, supposedly good ones, but I have never had an experience even close to the one that I had with Marina. When I called, she answered. If unavailable, she would call back almost immediately. Marina was straightforward, not telling me what I wanted to hear, but what I needed to hear. At the same time, she was incredibly courteous, professional, and sympathetic (if not at times, empathetic) to my situation (and to my anxiety). I followed your advice and instructions, and in doing so, you kept me from a potentially dire situation. Marina and I even had side conversations/ emails, in the way that friends may. That should speak volumes. Marina is passionate about what she does, and compassionate in the process. Marina, from my family and me, thank you so much for everything; your kindness, your professionalism, and your knowledge of the law will never be forgotten.”
“A gift from God?”
“… the best of the best attorneys. With Marina Medvin the outcome you are wishing for may come true. In my case the charges were dropped off and I didn’t get any criminal record!!! … Marina is the best advocate you could ever dream about. There is absolutely no one else I would ever recommend.”
“Marina is the best!”
“I recently had a DUI charge and was absolutely terrified. Being the type of person who never gets in trouble, I had no idea where to turn. So, I decided to Google and I came across Marina Medvin’s webpage. While her webpage with all of her accolades was certainly impressive, what most caught my attention were many of the reviews. I saw so frequently where people had mentioned how responsive, knowledgeable, and personable she was. Let me say- all of those traits are true…and then some! She will do whatever she can for you and she will keep you in the loop at all times. The best thing about Marina is that you will feel confident that you made the right choice with her as your attorney. Although this was certainly not a pleasurable experience, having Marina on my side made me feel better. She got me the very best outcome I could have possibly hoped for, and kept my life going as usual. I highly recommend her!”
“Extremely efficient and proactive professional”
“I chose Marina Medvin as my attorney to defend me against the criminal charge based on all the positive reviews I have read. Marina was courteous, professional and responsive to my questions and requests. She put me at ease by proactively securing the hearing date and then building the defense so my charge was ultimately reduced to a non-criminal one. And I did not even have to show up in the courthouse. I highly recommend Marina if you want a peace of mind and the prompt, efficient and proactive service.”
“Best representation ever!”
“Marina Medvin is bright, articulate, professional, and personable. Her knowledge of the law enabled my Class 1 Misdemeanor charge for failure to report an collision with an attended vehicle to be amended to a local Fairfax County Ordinance Violation for failure to report damage to unattended property valued at less that $50 (which is not designated as a crime, just a violation that carries a maximum penalty pf $50).”
“Marina makes use of technology to make the client -attorney process easy, transparent and efficient. Regarding her attorney services, it was the easiest in court experience i’ve ever encountered … she was able to negotiate and settle with the prosecutor … Would highly recommend Marina if you want someone who knows how to negotiate for you and counsel you for the best results. Highly recommend Marina.”
Marina is an outstanding attorney, the best one I’ve seen (and I’ve talked to different ones.) Her knowledge of the law and the way she applies the law made a huge difference throughout her representation in my case. She genuinely cared about what could happen in my case. She was responsive at all times. She is aggressive and committed, gives excellent results. Without hesitation I will hire Marina again. I highly recommend this attorney- you will see the difference.”
After months of major worry and anxiety (I was facing a felony charge), words cannot truly convey my gratitude to Marina for her guidance and legal representation. Throughout this ordeal she was amazingly responsive to all of my questions and concerns. She was realistic, kind and sensible. She gave me wise advice at every juncture. My charge will be dismissed after restitution and community service. I never dreamed that my case would have this positive outcome. I am truly in awe of Marina’s professional ability to work with the prosecutor and all parties to grant me a second chance. I could not recommend her morehighly!”
“An Impeccable Attorney
Marina Medvin is an outstanding attorney. I have never had to hire a criminal defense attorney before; and since I needed a good legal defense I’m very pleased that I hired Marina Medvin to represent me. Marina was nothing less than outstanding from the start of my legal proceedings all the way to the end. She is very trustworthy and actually cares about who she’s representing. I have never been afraid of anything in my entire life until this legal situation came up. Marina was able to calm all of my fears and concerns. She was able to get both of the charges dismissed and now I can breathe again! I am truly grateful to her and the vigorous defense that she provided for me! She has my highest recommendation as a criminal defense attorney. In closing, Marina is also a terrific person who again, really cares…”
“I am extremely pleased with the professionalism, attention to detail, responsiveness and commitment to her client as recently demonstrated. Her performance not only resulted in a favorable outcome but one which came only from her efforts. I have trust in Ms. Medvin and would be pleased to recommend her services to anyone in need of her discipline. She clearly and succintly explains a situation able for myself to fully understand.”
“Ms. Medvin is a first class lawyer. She represented me on possession of marijuana.Despite a tight time line until court date, she carefully listened to the charges, asked me specific questions about the situation and outlined the options. She has excellent communication skills and her legal council (during consultation, follow up discussions and at court in front of the judge) was first to none. She responded to all my emails and phone calls promptly and addressed my questions and concerns to my satisfaction. I would highly recommend her to family and friends and whom ever needs an excellent criminal lawyer.”
“Excellent Result. Marina and her team were in constant communication with us during the entire process. Her relationship with the Fairfax County PD was the primary reason for us achieving the desired judgment. Thank you!”
“Marina Medvin was hired to represent me in a Federal DUI case. She worked tirelessly providing a sound defense to all charges and ultimately got the entire case dismissed. I could not have asked for better representation and I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND her for any criminal case in Virginia or in the Federal Courts. Additionally, she was supportive, kind and dedicated to my wife and I throughout the entire process. She communicated regularly and responded quickly to any questions. We always felt “in the loop”. Thank you Marina for being a such an outstanding attorney and always putting your clients first!”
“Saved my reputation and believed me. I spent a few months under the weight of my first criminal offense. I researched attorneys heavily and found Ms. Medvin. She was a gem and worth every penny. Her skill and reputation were enough to set me at ease. As the trial date approached, she communicated regularly with me. She explained what could be expected and how she was going to argue my defense. I would never have suspected that she had any other clients. She was always available and never in a hurry to rush off to another client. On the day of trial she went straight to work meeting with prosecutors. The charges were dropped as a result of her hard work, professionalism, and negotiation skills.”
“Could not have been happier! The best attorney! I was charged with a DUI second offense AND refusal and was facing significant jail time. Because of Marina’s awesome representation, I ended up with a DUI first offense, 20 hours of ASAP classes and a $250 fine. I could not be happier. Marina cares. She not only knows the law inside and out and is a fighter, but she really cares about her clients. She clearly explained things to me, got back to me promptly and always put me at ease because she told me the truth. I couldn’t give her a high enough rating and highly recommend Marina if you find yourself in some legal hot water”
“Best Probation Violation Lawyer in Virginia. Her knowledge of the laws and the legal system are unparalleled. She got me everything we could possibly get. Anything the probation officer and judge threw at her in and out of court she handled brilliantly. She is very quick on her feet. When we were leaving the court a guy asked for her card – all because of the way she represented me in court that day. Thank you Marina Medvin – you saved me from a very harsh sentence. And, she’s got a great personality, which goes a long way when one is stressed over legal proceedings. Anyone would be lucky to have her represent you. Thank you Marina!”
“Outstanding service with Excellent results. She is an outstanding lawyer ! I was extremely impressed with her professionalism, responsiveness and commitment to her clients. The outcome of my case was far better then what I was hoping for. I would highly recommend her services !”
“After I received a ticket for Reckless Driving by Speed (more than 20 miles over the speed limit), I was honestly scared … After I talked to her on the telephone and understood her level of experience, not only with the law, but also with the system in general (i.e. she knows the judges, the prosecutors, the cops, etc.), I was convinced that Marina was the best defense attorney I could hope for. Marina advised me what to do before my court date…, and because of that she was able to work out a deal with the prosecutor to reduce my offense to a 3-point speeding ticket with a $500 fine. This was an even better outcome than we were hoping for. You can find cheaper defense attorneys in Northern Virginia, but I don ‘t think you can find a better or more knowledgeable one, or one who will more zealously advocate for your benefit. If you can’t afford to go to jail or lose your driver’s license, then you can afford to hire Marina.”
“Top-notch criminal defense
Ms. Medvin is extremely competent, driven and effective. Her professional tenacity and guidance resulted in a verdict of “Not Guilty” in my case. I would recommend Ms. Medvin without reservation.”
“Very Impressive Lawyer
Marina Medvin is a phenomenal lawyer. She handled my case extremely well. It was not the easiest case but she was able to get the exact result we had desired under some very difficult circumstances. Ms. Medvin has an incredible knowledge of the law and is very impressive in the courtroom. She also has good relationships with other parties in the court system (judges, prosecutors, etc.) which goes along way in anyone’s case. This is undoubtedly based on the respect these parties have for her and her work ethic. As for interactions with her, she is very responsive to questions about your case and keeps you updated regularly on any developments. The best part, however, is that she is enjoyable to interact with. She comes across as very personable, pleasant, smart, well spoken, and extremely confident. She will fight hard for her clients throughout their case. This is the exact type of lawyer you want in your corner.”
“By far the best legal representation I could have asked for. Watching her work was like watching Tom Cruise in “A few Good Men”. I can confidently say that Marina Medvin is by far the best in the business. She will get it done, and if she thinks she can’t, she w
ill be very honest and tell you. I had 3 charges stemming from circumstantial accusations and with Marina’s help, all were dropped. Thanks again Marina!”
“I recommend Ms. Medvin for representation in Northern Virginia without any reservations. She represented me in a DUI case, and she went above and beyond throughout the entire process. She made sure that I clearly understood each step of the process, and was willing to answer all questions I had along the way. She is extremely accessible and responsive, and her response time to emails, calls and texts throughout the process was nothing less than prompt. Although the courts in Northern Virginia are quite conservative in these cases, she did everything to make sure that I received fairness and justice in my case. She followed up after the initial ruling was made and didn’t leave anything unfinished. She has a great working relationship with the judges and commonwealth attorneys/prosecutors, and has enough experience with them as well as the police officers to give you the best representation. She is personable and very nice, she takes her time, and is thoughtful in how she interacts with and how she represents her clients. Equally important she was very realistic throughout the whole process and never promised me anything she couldn’t deliver on. Overall my experience with Ms. Medvin was the more than I could have asked for, she exceeded all expectations.”
Finding yourself in need of legal representation can be one of the scariest, stressful and emotional times. I searched for a while looking for someone that I felt would do me and my case justice. Mrs Medvins’ reviews were great so I decided to contact her, which was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Right away she contacted me back and answered any and all questions that I had. Even when I had questions on weekends, she responded right away. She never gave false hopes but instead gave a realistic picture. She provided the best representation that I could have ever asked for. She works hard for everyone of her clients, treating each one like a person. She always made time for me and my case. In the end, her representation is what helped to get all charges dropped against me. I can never thank her enough and believe me, you will not find another lawyer who will work as hard for you as Mrs Medvin will!”
“… My son was charged with possession of marijuana and underage possession of alcohol in Fairfax County, and most attorneys will just take your money and accept the First Offender program without telling you that it requires a guilty plea, and it will remain on your child’s permanent record. However, Attorney Marina Medvin took the time to explain all options, and was willing to do the “hard work” associated with going to trial if necessary to preserve his clean record. Ultimately, she was able to get the possession of marijuana charge completely dropped, and the Alcohol charge is to be dropped upon successful completion of a private alcohol class. There was no guilty plea, no loss of license, and no requirement to enter into the ASAP program, which is a significant accomplishment, but too complicated to explain here. Bottom line, Attorney Marina Medvin’s patience, responsiveness, professionalism and prowess as a criminal defense attorney were nothing short of extraordinary! She is simply the best, and you will NOT find a better attorney than Attorney Marina Medvin!”
“Thank you so much for fighting so hard… You clearly presented every aspect of the case and possible outcomes to us and you certainly didn’t take the easy way out! We will be recommending you to anyone we know who finds themselves alone against the law. Thank you so much…”
Thank you very much for taking on my case and getting the charges dropped … Your Web site is what convinced me to retain you as my attorney. The information you provide and your approach to practicing law were exactly what I was looking for … Anyway, thanks again. I really appreciated the fast response times, late night emails, weekend phone calls, etc. You did a fantastic job.“
“We were wrongly accused of shoplifting… Marina handled our case in a very professional manner, and was thoroughly honest in all her dealings with us. She is a person of integrity who treats her clients with dignity and respect. As a prosecutor myself previously, I was impressed with her professional demeanor and confidence founded upon her expertise of the law and court procedures. This quality makes any prosecutor think twice about going to trial in a case represented by Marina Medvin. The case was dropped… We will recommend Marina without hesitation to anybody who has need of an exceptional criminal lawyer.”
“Marina Medvin simply knows how to fight for your rights. She represented me on a driving on a suspended license while on probation for DWI, and improper lane change in Alexandria. She quickly got the driving on a suspended charges dropped and the fine for the improper lane change reduce to only $30 dollars in less than i could ever expected. I only had to appear in court once which also made it convinient for me not to have to keep taking time off work to attend court. She was nothing short of amazing. I wish I had hired her on my previous case of DWI. I highly recommend her to anyone with legal problems. I know if I ever have another legal matter to resolve, she will be the one to call. Thank you Ms. Medvin for your professionalism.”
“As a Sergeant in the Marines I am not only subject to civilian law but I can be punished under the Uniformed Code of Military Justice as well. A criminal conviction would put my security clearance at risk and could ultimately cost me my career. Ms. Medvin knew immediately the severity of my situation and all that I had to lose. She handled my case as if I were a personal friend and always made me feel confident that she was concerned and working tirelessly. Ms. Medvin was able to have my case dismissed with a simple fine and no jail time. I am eternally grateful for her hard work and intelligence. Because of her I can continue to serve my country and provide for my family.”
“With my experience with the legal system and dealing with attorneys Ms. Medvin is the exception. Always responsive, courteous, the consummate professional and extremely competent. I have already referred her services to someone and would not hesitate to refer her to anyone. The legal world would do themselves an incredible amount of good by following her example. I thank GOD for Marina Medvin.”
“Our son was charged with felony and misdemeanor larceny three weeks before he turned 18 years old. Marina was great to work with. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She answered any questions our family had within 5-6 hours – even weekends and evenings! She represented our son for a set fee…no surprise charges. She took the time to clearly explain the charges against him and prepared us for a variety of outcomes. She is calm and focused. Marina worked with the prosecutor and in the end the charges were dropped and the case dismissed. Our son has a clean record! I wholeheartedly recommend Marina to other parents who need representation for their juvenile.”
“She is absolutely amazing and easy to relate to. I really appreciated how readily available she made herself via email, calls and text messages. She is honest and gives all possible outcomes but doesn’t give up without a fight. She is great and because of her I was dismissed of an assault and battery charge Which was my first offense and the court date was two days prior to my graduation from undergrad.”
“Marina is not only a great attorney, but she is a great person. She represented me on a case in Arlington, VA. She values and cares about her clients like no attorney I have ever known (I have had some very bad experience). She was always in constant communication with me, she was always there for me when I needed it. She had been responding to all the phone calls and emails pretty quickly and kept me updated on everything. I cannot even express how happy I am that I chose her to represent me. Thanks a lot Marina.”
“Marina has been a great lawyer with 3 of our cases, she also gives us plenty of information to help us make great decisions, we strongly recommend her!”
“I was extremely pleased with the service from Marina Medvin … Ms. Medvin was professional, communicative and tenacious in getting my charges dismissed. It was very comforting to know that whenever I called her, I actually got to speak to her and she was always very confident without over-promising. I greatly appreciated her candor in discussing the possible outcomes and strategies. … upon first speaking to Ms. Medvin I was immediately impressed by her confidence and ability and her personal approach to my case. I am very pleased to have found her to represent me in this matter and highly recommend her services. She offers tremendous value for her services. Thank you, Marina!”
“Marina was extremely convincing in her argument and was precise and to the point. She is an excellent attorney to work with and she clearly got my case dismissed based purely on her merit.”
“Mrs. Medvin is beyond amazing, brought my felony charge down to a misdemeanor with some community service,when I was looking at jail time. She’s smart, sweet and overall a wonderful lawyer. If you seek piece of mind, or the best possible outcome. I would recommend Mrs. Medvin for you.”
“… Marina was managing my pretrial hearing in Federal District Court. I was facing 4 charges of DUI, DWI, Reckless and Speeding. Prior to the hearing, Marina met with me and explained the details of my case. Her extensive knowledge and expertise assuaged any fears I had of going to trial. At my pretrial hearing, Marina came well prepared and effectively negotiated with the prosecutor prior to the hearing. Through her… negotiating skills, Marina convinced the prosecution to drop all charges in exchange for a plea to Reckless. I received no jail time and my license was never suspended. I am told that this is quite rare in light of the charges I was facing and I am confident that I would not have received this outcome had I been in the hands of anyone less skilled than Marina … I cannot recommend her enough.”
“… She is one of the most professional and promising lawyers I have ever worked with in my entire life… Ms. Medvin, however, is actually one of the best… She is well versed in her areas of expertise, does not make false promises, maintains a professional attitude at all times, identified objectives, set goals, and was dutiful with her deadlines, and strove tirelessly to ensure that I was ALWAYS well informed of everything. She inspired confidence in her work, most importantly in part by demonstrating confidence in herself – which was much deserved. Ms. Medvin is among the best of her peers… Would recommend to anyone regardless of the situation. Thank you! Call her first!”
“… she is good at what she does. She was able to get my daughter’s reckless driving ticket (90 in 55) reduced to speeding (74 in 55), before my daughter was even called before the judge. She was easy to talk to, compassionate of the situation, but she was also stright forward with what could happen. My daughter and I found her very easy to talk to and understanding. I would recommend her to anyone facing the same type situation. She was always available via phone, email, or text. She as recently started her own practice Medvin Law and I wish her well. I will be keeping her number, just in case I ever need it.”
“… She flawlessly, and professionally executed her duties in the court room and we were victorious. I can’t thank her enough for what she has done and I would confidently deploy her to disarm a difficult prosecution, if necessary, in the future.”
“Marina is one of the most intelligent and charismatic people I have ever met, attorney or otherwise. She is incredibly knowledgable and gifted at what she does, but beyond that actually cares about her clients. The same charisma, intelligence and caring attitude she shows for her clients outside of the courtroom, she also uses inside of the court room to fight for them. I have Ms. Medvin’s number on speed dial, and while I hope I never have to use it for my own defense I have no reservation about giving it to anyone that needs any sort of legal advice. If you don’t want to go to jail, if you want to keep your license and bank account intact, then you want Marina on your side.”
“Ms. Marina Medvin is an incredibly available, gracious and competent lawyer. I appreciate her honesty, empathy, and diligence on my case. I highly recommend her.”
“I am very grateful to Marina – the best lawyer I ever met. I was charged with reckless driving, was in danger of suspension of my driving license…. Marina reduced the charges to speeding ticket, and the best part – I didn’t even have to come to the court. I would recommend Ms. Medvin in an instant to anybody in need of legal help. I also would like to praise her legal assistant – Elena, very friendly and patient.It was very important for me also that I could explain my situation and get answers in my language. I am very happy that with all other options I decided to choose this lawyer and called this number!”
“Let me thank you again for your professionalism and kind assistance yesterday. You made a difficult experience more bearable. We really appreciate all you did to help us.“
“Thanks for all your help, you were very professional and prompt … Hope all is well and once again thank you.”
“Thank you so much for everything. I have written a testimonial that I’m afraid, doesn’t do you justice, but something tells me you are well on the way to becoming a major force to be reckoned with …”
“Ms. Medvin proved herself to be very persistent and dedicated in my behalf … I definitely received a better result then I ever expected, therefore I am more then happy to recommend Ms. Medvin to anyone reviewing her profile.”
“Marina Medvin is an outstanding attorney. She provides her clients with superior defense and is an effective trial attorney.”
“Thank you once again for all your great help! You are clearly a very talented and able lawyer. Also, thank you for being so patient with me and for keeping my nerves under control!”
“I want to take this opportunity to thank you sincerely for a wonderful job done.You will always be remembered and recommended.”
“I would highly recommend Marina Medvin’s represenation to anyone in need of a criminal attorney. She handled my case with complete competence and professionalism. Leading up to my court appearance she was always readily available by telephone or email to answer any questions that I had. Her familiarity with the system and her working relationship with the prosecutors, and the police personnel was first rate. She was able to negotiate a deal with the prosecutors office that was favorable. To close, if you are in need of top notch legal representation you will not regret a decision to choose Marina Medvin.”
“I found Ms. Medvin after doing extensive search on lawyers in the Arlington, VA area and had noticed that she was very highly rated. She worked with both myself and my 18 year old son to explain his legal options. She worked with the detective and the prosecutor to get all the charges dismissed. We would recommend her to anyone!!”
“Marina is an awesome and fantastic lawyer. She got my relative well below the sentence guidelines. More important to my family, she was knowledgeable on the courts, opposing counsel, and the legal system. She expertly guided him and was available via phone, e-mail, and text at any time. She honestly sent e-mail responses at 11:42 PM and on weekends. Marina is a tireless advocate for her clients and is undaunted in, what appears to be, a hopeless situation. My nephew has the rest of his life of more freedom because of her efforts on his behalf.”
“I highly recommend Marina Medvin and MedvinLaw. Marina is an exceptional and creative attorney who always provides the highest level of service to her clients. In both criminal and personal matters, Ms. Medvin has a demonstrated expertise in resolving matters favorably. I would highly recommend Ms. Medvin to any and all who require criminal legal defense in the Northern Virginia Area. Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity.”
“I have had the pleasure to observe Marina fight for her clients both in and out of court, and it only confirmed what I already knew: she is caring, dedicated, results-oriented, and her work is first-rate. It is the reason that Marina’s is the first name that comes to mind when I am looking to refer a client with a criminal or traffic matter in Virginia.”
“I’m sure in your profession just like the medical profession, you have to walk a fine line between giving clients the practical possible outcomes & giving false hope but I feel your approach of laying out the possibilities but also leaning more towards a hopeful outcome made me feel more & more at ease or not as stressed as I would’ve been. And sometimes that makes ALL the difference. So just wanted to say Thanks again for that added value you provided.
Will be sure to call on you again in the future if NEEDED (Hopefully not) :-)”
“Thank you for your help … as someone who had never been in a police station, jail, or courthouse before, this was a scary process. I appreciate your patience and support.”
“Thank you so much. I think the result in this case is about the best I could have expected to receive. It was great to meet you, and I appreciate your professionalism and your efforts. I would recommend your services to anyone in similar circumstances.”
“Thank you for everything that you have done on my case, I really appreciate your support …”
“There are no words to possibly express my gratitude to you … YOU HAVE SAVED ME! YOU ARE SO AMAZING, SUCH AN EXCEPTIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL ATTORNEY, I WILL BE FOREVER GRATEFUL TO YOU … also please thank Elena on my behalf, she was also so gracious …”
“I would like to express my special gratitude to MS Marina Medvin for her amazing skills , knowledge and special care that she demonstrated in my recent … case against me in the Fairfax county general district court. In fact , thanks to Ms Marina Medvin , the charge against me was dropped at the initial appearance for which I can’t thank her enough.I will always recommend her to anyone.”
“Ms. Medvin handled a reckless driving case for me and was able to get it reduced to a simple speeding ticket. She was extremely professional throughout the process. I highly recommend Ms. Medvin.”
“I would recommend marina Medvin to anyone who needs representation. She knows exactly what to do, she literally saved me from getting a reckless driving ticket and I was in a very bad situation. I am very grateful.”
“Ms. Medvin carefully considered the circumstances of my case and ultimately got the district attorney to drop the charges. She has a great ability to communicate in a clear concise way to both a layperson and officers of the court. She is knowledgeable and really advocated for me. I would highly recommend.”
“Marina, is an incredible attorney who is very professional and responsive to my questions in regard to my case. Unlike many lawyers, Marina is quick to email, call or text. I was very lucky to have her and she is well worth the money . I found myself in a unique situation in Alexandria … The charges were serious and I was extremly nervous of what might happen . Marina was able to negotiate with the prosecutor …
I can’t tell you how relived I was when I retained Marina. I was confident that she was going to help me through this difficult scenario. That’s exactly what she did … If you’re facing criminal or misdemeanor charge, I highly recommend you retain Marina immediately she is well worth the money and she will do everything in her power to help !! Thank you again for your time!”
“I hired Ms. Medvin as my criminal defence attorney for a drunk in public charge. She treated me with respect and explained the process as the case progressed. Additionally she was able to argue the case to a dismissal. I would recommend Ms. Medvin as a conscientious and capable attorney.”
“I hired Marina Medvin twice already for defense in Alexandria and Fairfax (in 2010 and in 2014) and am very satisfied with her services. She is very smart and knowledgeable about the laws and courtroom procedures, and she is a true advocate for her clients. She discussed everything thoroughly with me, gave me as much time as I wanted, responded right away to my emails, and always gave me her honest opinion – no BS. Shes very straightforward. I loved working with her and recommend her for anyone seeking a highly competent and experienced trial attorney. She’s the very best and worth every penny. I can’t say enough nice things about her. She’s just a wonderful person on top of everything. “
“… needed a lawyer I could trust to attend the subsequent hearing(s) and trial on my behalf and use skills to argue that I didn’t pass that school bus or endanger any kids. Medvin excelled in getting the case dropped during the first hearing. Very impressive. I hereby recommend Marina Medvin’s legal services.”
“If ever I need legal representation for whatever reason, Marina is who I would contact without hesitation. Her expertise were apparent from the very first, and every, meeting. She always took plenty of time to understand every aspect of my case. Marina’s energy and constructive enthusiasm for representing me and my case has made me way-beyond a satisfied customer. Marina Medvin is absolutely Second to None.”
“Ms. Medvin assisted me with a citation for more than twice the posted speed limit. She was frank and forward in assessing my case, specified what she needed to do and what I needed to do to prepare for court. On the day of trial she stopped in at the Alexandria police station to gather some background on the officer in my case. She determined he did not do a great deal of traffic work so quizzed him outside of court about his handling of his laser. He had not calibrated the laser that day as required … Ms. Medvin is a true professional and a passionate advocate for her clients. I would recommend her without reservation.”
“Very knowledgeable and professional. Answered all of my question promptly no matter the time of day or night. I was facing resisting arrest in Alexandria. She was able to have the charge dropped. To me, her flat fee was money well spent. I would highly recommend her to anyone in need of legal help. I can’t thank her enough!”
“Confident, knowledgable. Extremely gifted attorney
Marina was a pleasure to work with. She is an extremely gifted attorney. She provided very creative arguments on my behalf and spoke very clearly and convincingly to the judge. She’s very smart and made sure that I was aware of all possible responses the prosecutor may have. I felt very confident with her representing me, and even more confident when I saw how the judge reacted positively to her arguments. She’s brilliant! And she had a quick response to anything the prosecutor said. I am very satisfied with how she represented me.
Hopefully, I will never need services like this ever again, but if I ever do, I will hire her again. I am recommending her to anyone who is going in front of a judge. She’s a like a walking textbook that can shoot ammunition. The perfect balance for an attorney.”
“Marina is the most diligent and dedicated criminal defense lawyer. Thanks to Marina’s exceptional defense, my son just walked out the federal sentencing court two days ago as a free man. My son was originally charged with a federal felony which could cause him 5 years in jail one year ago. Marina fought it fearless with Government and eventually had the felony charge dropped to a MISDEMEANOR, and then argued in court to keep our son out of jail and won with only six months of probation. Rest of the decedents in the conspiracy group were all sentenced to at least 30 days in prison plus one year home confinement. Marina’s outstanding representation in the court has made complete difference and has saved my son from going to jail! During the course of the representation Marina working diligently with my son go through details and preparing court filings. Marina has very strong background in computer technology and cybercrime, this advantage has greatly enhanced the defense strategies and defense results. She always keeps us updated in the real time and give us advices on actions. She responded to our emails, phone calls even over the weekends and late in the nights. Her dedicated help has greatly help our family to restore confidence and hope. I strong recommend Marina if you need a dedicated lawyer to fight for you in a federal criminal case. She is truly the best federal criminal defense lawyer you can ever find. If you need a dedicated lawyer with in-depth knowledge in computer and internet, Marina is the only lawyer you need.Marina, our whole family is so grateful for your exceptional representation and defense!”
“Thank You so much Marina!
When I found myself in one of the most difficult positions of my life, and facing charges in the midst of that, Marina helped me make sense of the situation and navigate the legal system smoothly in a way that minimized the hardship of such a stressful time.
My case was a somewhat unusual one, but Marina’s expertise in the applicable laws was clear as she crafted a defense for me. She also displayed a very in-depth knowledge of the personalities present in the court system where my case was being handled, and that alone would make Marina an invaluable ally to anyone facing charges of any kind. Seeing her interact with others in the courtroom, I could see that she is well respected, and clearly for good reason.
Thanks to Marina, my charges were dropped I am now able to move on from this situation with a clean record – an outcome so much better than I expected! Her stellar reputation is undoubtedly well earned and well known, but I still can’t thank her enough for what she’s done for me.
Of course, I would happily recommend her, without any reservations, to anyone facing charges of any kind.”
“I found myself charged with a misdemeanor that could be elevated to a felony charge … researching lawyers in the area I and found that Marina was rated the best … She is truly a fighter. She is sincere, honest, aggressive and actually cares about her clients. I explained my situation, the importance of my career and that if I was convicted my family would fall apart. She was able to get my charges completly dissmised with certain conditions in a extremely difficult county. After my court date, I was so thankful. It was as if a miracle just happened. My charges were dismissed and I was able to keep my job. Marina is a truly talented lawyer and I would recommend her over any other lawyer. She is truly a life saver.”
“Marina, thanks again for all your help … I haven’t slept well since the incident, but since the phone call, I think I have napped for hours. I will keep your card and refer anyone I come across that need a lawyer. Thanks you so much.”
“Possession charge dismissed”
“I was charged with possession of marijuana in alexandria and was devastated … I sought out the best attorney that I could find. I researched online for top ranked lawyers for this field who regularly practiced in alexandria and came across Marina Medvin’s info and I gave her a ring. Within minutes i felt very comfortable with her approach and enthusiasm. This is someone who will truly fight for your legal rights the best way possible … Marina was helpful at keeping me at ease throughout the whole process. The day of the trial my case was dismissed without even seeing the judge! Needless to say that is not a guarantee for everyone but I believe this is one attorney that truly will give it their all. I highly recommend Marina’s legal representation should you find yourself in a legal bind.”
“When my daughter was cited for trespass for being in a public park in Fairfax County … We interviewed several lawyers and chose Marina because of her knowledge of these types of cases and warm regard for her clients … Marina made sure to contact us in between and we always felt that she was on top of things. I am happy to report that the charges were dropped. Cannot thank her enough. Worth every penny and more!”
“After my charge, I was looking to get an expert attorney’s help. Looked at the Fairfax County attorneys on internet and after researching online reviews, got in touch with Marina. I was at a nervous breakdown stage after my petit larceny charge. But she was an excellent help – very knowledgeable, straight shooter, professional and yet had a very personal touch that gave me some courage … She is very compassionate of her clients, emails, calls back at her earliest convenience (a BIG PLUS POINT) and provides advice conducive to positive outcome of case hearing. She met me before court date to provide all the details before hearing and she was there every moment providing minute by minute details during court date. Based on her command of the law and regulations, my charge was reduced and I’m always going to be grateful for her excellent help. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a top-notch criminal defense attorney in northern Virginia.”
“We hired Ms. Medvin after our teenager was charged with two offenses as a juvenile. Ms. Medvin worked tirelessly as an attorney and advocate, and managed to have the charges dismissed. I would heartily recommend Ms. Medvin and would hire her again in a second if I needed a lawyer.”
“A Criminal Defense Lawyer I would recommend in a heartbeat!
Full understanding of the legal situation, ability to prioritize the client’s need and maximizing the outcome in favor of the client – these are some of the essential traits one should look for when hiring a lawyer. Marina Medvin has all, and some more. She is extremely prompt in personally responding to all questions a client can have, big or small. She does not dwell in lengthy lawyer’s gobbledygook with the client, she rather explains in simple and concise terms what is what. In the court, she is politely forceful and convincing to the judge. Outside, she really cares about her client, specially a nervous one. She was my lawyer. Result: The criminal charge was dismissed and the fine for another related charge was drastically reduced. I am happy to recommend her wholeheartedly.”
“An excellent zealous defense.
Marina Medvin was all you could hope for when you are in a tough spot. She was knowledgeable and passionate in her arguments. She was informative about how the legal system actually work, and informative about your actual rights in that system. She was honest about the likely outcome, but never gave up or gave in. She was creative and inventive thinker, who was comfortable stepping outside the box. She is the only person I would trust with my freedom.“
“Best lawyer ever.. She kept me very calm during the whole process because I knew I could trust her and she exceeded my expectations. Definitely would recommend her!””
“Lawyer up with this wonderful lawyer!
… serious criminal charges with jail time … Marina was a voice of reason – once contacted, she quickly got back to me and explained what would be happening, what I needed to do and how we would go forward. I had already talked to the police and was scheduled for a formal police interview. She insisted I don’t go to the interview and contacted the police on my behalf … case was not going anywhere … I carry her card in my wallet now, in case I ever need it again, and she will be the first person I call when in legal problems.”
“Marina was without a doubt worth every single penny.
First of all, she was very prompt. She always got back to me personally via cell phone or e-mail within a reasonable amount of time. She was also very easy to reach directly. There was never a paralegal or subordinate to reach in between, it was always her who answered my e-mails and picked up my calls.
Second, she did an excellent job breaking my case down and explaining what she was going to try to do to achieve the best possible outcome. She also kept me informed on what the different outcomes could be and what I should do to prepare for them.
Third, she was very organized and persistent. She showed me all her notes and the research she did for my case. I could tell she put in relentless effort into parsing out the Virginia code out and using it with the police report and evidence presented in my case.
In the end she got my first offense DUI case dismissed on a Constitutional law violation, which was virtually the best possible outcome.
And as a side note, she is very passionate about her job and does it with a smile. Before my case came up on the docket, she would excitedly explain what was going on with the other cases, and what she thought about them. I could tell she loved her job and genuinely cared about all her clients.
5 stars and 100% recommend her to represent anybody.”
“Extremely Knowledgeable. Marina was very knowledgeable and made sure to keep me informed on the different motions she intended to file and what they meant. She was always prepared in court, and showed genuine interest in my case. She was able to answer all of my questions and was very personable and easy to speak with.”
“Superb Defender. Marina Medvin was warm and concerned for my plight, yet extremely knowledgeable and determined in assembling a successful defense. She answered all of my questions in a language that I understood, and she replied in a very prompt manner. She left no doubt about what I could expect, and through her hard work brought about the best resolution possible. I am a happy client.”
“Excellent Attorney – The Best. I cannot thank Marina enough for what she did for me. I was charged with a DWI after having a single car accident. I found Marina through Avvo and I’m very thankful for it. She is the best lawyer you can ever find. From the very first moment, she gave me the confidence I needed. She is very professional and extremely knowledgeable, not only about the laws but all the police procedures, courts, prosecutors… you name it, she knows everybody. She always got back to me personally and very promptly, even when she was out of town on vacations. She broke down my case thoroughly and explained what she was going to do. Always fighting for the best outcome possible.
Marina is very passionate, dedicated and persistent about her cases, and she genuinely cares about people (her clients). I could tell she put in relentless efforts, as well as her paralegal, making all the necessary researches and gathering every piece of information in no-time, even the police report and evidence presented in my case.
In the end she got the prosecutor to drop the charges with a nolle prosequi, which was virtually the best possible outcome. Even then, she kept fighting to make sure the Commonwealth was dropping the case for good.
She is not only very passionate about her job but it is very pleasant person to work with. Thank you Marina, blessings and keep doing a great job!”
“Representation for 46.2-894 in Fairfax County. Ms. Medvin is a phenomenal attorney! She represented me after I had been arrested for a Hit-And-Run class 1 Misdemeanor … Ms. Medvin quickly assessed this incident during our initial consultation, agreed to represent me, guided me through the process of gathering supporting information and appearing in court, and then skillfully negotiated an amicable resolution to what had been largely a misunderstanding between parties. The charges were changed from a criminal misdemeanor to a traffic citation, and the matter was formally closed. I cannot say enough good words about Ms. Medvin’s compassion to me throughout this process, and her knowledge of the law and the courts. I was extremely impressed by her acumen in the court room. I am very grateful she agreed to represent me. She is an phenomenal attorney!“
“Marina was wonderful. I am a white-collar professional and had an Assault & Battery charge filed against me. The case was dropped by the Court thanks to Marina’s work on my behalf. I have never had charges filed against me before and Marina was very friendly and professional in explaining exactly what the whole defense process would be and then carrying out her plan. Many thanks Marina.”
“Professional, Honest and an Educator. Ms. Medvin was my representation in a recent DUI/DWI case where I refused to submit to a breathalyzer exam/sobriety check. I contacted Ms. Medvin on a referral. She was extremely responsive and made me feel as though I were her only client. She appeared with me at every court appearance and quickly followed up with reports on next steps. She consistently provided objective guidance and a clear set of options to consider in such a DUI/DWI case. Ms. Medvin was effective in educating me on the DUI/DWI laws and the possible outcomes of a conviction. This allowed me to make informed decisions on how to move forward through the court process. I never felt out of touch with the status of my case. I knew if I had a question it would be answered honestly and with with my interests being considered. I received a reduced sentence, was granted special driving restrictions and minor fine as a result. Ms. Medvin made it a point to sit with me through my initial probation screening to insure all the awarded driving restrictions were noted. This was extremely important as the probation office had not received this information and without her supervision may have been excluded in my probation terms. And finally, she provided (without hesitation) her assistance months later in submitting a travel request on my behalf. I can not thank her enough for efforts on my behalf. Marina Medvin’s legal experience and service to the client is world class.”