Washington DC Federal Criminal Defense Attorney

MEDVIN LAW is a premier criminal defense law firm led by an award-winning and highly experienced criminal defense lawyer. We provide top-tier legal representation for federal criminal charges and indictments in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

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MEDVIN LAW provides award-winning federal criminal defense attorney services for felony and misdemeanor charges in the District of Columbia. Counsel specializes in criminal defense, DWI defense, and federal criminal defense. Our lead trial attorney is licensed to practice law in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia, the Supreme Court of the United States, the Superior Court of DC, and the DC Court of Appeals.

Defense attorney experience ranges the full spectrum of criminal cases, to include murder, embezzlement, grand larceny, DUI, reckless driving, drug distribution, assault and battery, white-collar cases, conspiracy indictments, and various other misdemeanor and felony crimes.

Our attorney awards include top lawyer honors for criminal defense and DUI defense by Washingtonian Best Lawyers in Washington DC, Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyers, and by Super Lawyers Washington DC Top Lawyers. Click here to view our complete list of awards and 5-star client reviews.



MEDVIN LAW is a criminal defense specialty law firm headed by attorney Marina Medvin, a highly sought-after and nationally revered criminal trial lawyer who has represented FBI’s 10 Most Wanted, Capitol defendants, WikiLeaks and Anonymous hackers, CEOs, politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and other high-profile cases.

Ms. Medvin’s criminal law analysis has been featured in Forbes, Huffington Post, Washington Post, BBC News, and on ABC News. She is a former contributor at Forbes, where she wrote a legal analysis column.

For over a decade, attorney Medvin has concentrated her law practice exclusively on criminal defense. Ms. Medvin’s bench and jury trial experience encompasses murder, embezzlement, federal indictments, and DUI charges. Ms. Medvin is also a skilled negotiator and has successfully prevented the prosecution / indictment of serious felony charges, to include rape, embezzlement, and hit and run.

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Our legal expertise has been cited by television and print media, including Forbes, BBC News, The Washington Post, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, and International Business Times, amongst others.

Attorney Marina Medvin has been recognized as best lawyer and top attorney for criminal defense and DWI defense by Washingtonian, Northern Virginia Magazine, Super Lawyers, Richmond Magazine, Washington Post, and Town & Country Magazine.

Ms. Medvin personally represents clients in DC federal courts and consults on serious out-of-state criminal cases where her criminal law expertise can be used to advance American liberty interests.

Marina Medvin is also a law and policy columnist, writing for Forbes and TownHall.


  • DUI, DWI, Drunk Driving, Hit and Run
  • Felony Drug Distribution, Manufacture
  • Assault and Battery, Domestic Assault, Malicious Wounding
  • Rape | Sexual Assault / Battery
  • Firearms, Brandishing
  • Arson | Murder / Manslaughter 
  • Self Defense
  • Federal Criminal Investigations, Federal Conspiracy
  • Federal  Drug Distribution, Bank Fraud, Wire Fraud
  • Embezzlement, White Collar Criminal Defense
  • Election Fraud / Campaign Fraud / Corruption
  • Cyber Crime / DDOS / Hacking / Computer Crimes Defense
  • Political Prosecutions
  • Excessive Use of Force, Defense of Law Enforcement Officers
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Local attorneys have published glowing recommendations for attorney Marina Medvin for criminal defense, DUI defense, and juvenile criminal defense on AVVO, describing her work as:

fearless,” “outstanding,” “incredibly smart and energetic,” “passionate and aggressive,” “well-prepared and thorough,” “professional and courteous,” “smart, tough, and committed,” “professional and a zealous advocate,” “extremely knowledgeable,” “caring, dedicated, results-oriented,” “hard-working, meticulous,” “particularly creative,” “creating openings for even ‘hopeless’ cases,” “razor-sharp legal mind,” “fights hard and then wins,” “I trust her implicitly,” “poised, articulate, and quick on her feet,” “creative solutions,” “first-rate,” and “exceptional attorney.”

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MEDVIN LAW is a revered criminal defense law firm with an impressive and lengthy list of serious and high-profile cases. Lead trial lawyer Marina Medvin has been described as dauntless, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated – an avid advocate for each of her clients. Top-rated by clients and endorsed by lawyers, attorney Medvin thoroughly enjoys her work and cares about her cases. Ms. Medvin practices criminal law in Washington D.C.

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