Joseph King

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA

King, Campbell & Poretz, PLLC
 | 108 N. Alfred Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-683-7070
Fax: 703-652-6010
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2003
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Joseph King of King Campbell Poretz in Alexandria, Virginia, practices white collar criminal and DWI/DUI defense law. With his many years of experience, Mr. King represents a variety of clients throughout northern Virginia and the Washington, D.C., metropolitan areas.

Mr. King holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from the University of Mary Washington and earned a master’s degree from George Mason University. He earned his law degree from the University of Michigan Law School and has been licensed to practice law since 2003.

Over the course of his years in practice, Mr. King’s involvement in various high-profile cases has led to recognition by publications, including Northern Virginia magazine and Washingtonian magazine. He has also been listed among the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers” in the state of Virginia by the National Trial Lawyers several years in a row.

Following law school, Mr. King served as a public defender at the Alexandria Office of the Public Defender. Along with gaining practical legal experience during this time, he also attended the National Criminal Defense College’s trial practice institute in Macon, Georgia.

In 2008, Mr. King opened his own law firm and during that time has worked on matters in both state and federal court. He is fluent in both English and Spanish, allowing him to represent a broader range of clients throughout his region.

Mr. King has extensive trial experience and has successfully defended clients in both misdemeanor and felony matters. In addition, he has taught at continuing legal education courses offered through both the Arlington County Bar Association and the Alexandria Bar Association.

Practice Areas

Criminal Defense (60%)
Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%)
Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)

Criminal Defense (60%): Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses

Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%): DUI/DWI

Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%): White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Focus Areas

Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Felony, Murder, Sex Offenses, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Joseph King

Admitted: 2003, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • National Trial Lawyers Association’s Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia, 2009 - 2017
  • Northern Virginia Magazine’s best criminal defense lawyers, December 2018, 2014 and 2016 issues, Northern Virginia Magazine Best Lawyers, 2018
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2017, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Washingtonian Magazine’s best criminal defense lawyers, December 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013, 2011 issues, Washingtonian Magazine Best Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • Chair, 4th District Committee Section II, 2018
  • National College for DUI Defense, Member
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Author, Developing an Appeals Strategy for Criminal Convictions and Assessing Effective Assistance of Counsel, in Navigating Post-Conviction Appeals, pp. 61-99, Aspatore Books, 2015
  • Chris Leibig & Kristen Clardy, Melendez-Diaz and Briscoe: Return of Constitutional Guarantees Worth the Cost to the System, New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, Vol. 36, No. 2, Spring 2010
  • Melendez-Diaz v. MA and Briscoe v. VA, Alexandria Bar Association Oyez, Vol. 28, No. 3, June 2010
  • Teaches, DUI defense, Arlington Bar Association
  • Teaches, DUI and Traffic Defense, Alexandria Bar Association, 2011-2014
  • Teaches, Criminal Defense, Alexandria Bar Association,  2012-2013
  • Teaches, Appellate And Post-Conviction Advocacy, Alexandria Bar Association, 2016


Educational Background:

  • Mary Washington College, Bachelor’s Degree in Physics, 1992, 1992
  • JD, University of Michigan Law School, Cum Laude, 2003
  • George Mason University, Master's Degree in History, 1996, 1996
Office Location for Joseph King

108 N. Alfred Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-683-7070

Fax: 703-652-6010

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Last Updated: 11/17/2018

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