Marina Medvin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Medvin Law PLC
 | 916 Prince Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 888-886-4127
Fax: 703-870-3772
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (60%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (30%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

Professional Background

MEDVIN LAW 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 litigator and has represented clients in the full spectrum of Virginia State and Federal prosecutions, including Murder, Cyber Crime, White Collar Crime, and DWI. For a list of Marina Medvin's practice areas, please click here. Attorney Medvin has been described as dauntless, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated. She is known as a sharp advocate for her clients. 

Marina Medvin has been recognized as one of Washington's Best Lawyers by Washingtonian Magazine,Top Lawyer byNorthern 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 ForbesBBC News, The Washington Post, ABC News, The Huffington Post, Yahoo! News, Vocative, TechWorm, International Business Times, Gizmodo.

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

Ms. Medvin remains a caring and trustworthy attorney, strictly limiting her intake of new clients to those whom she believes she can provide with sufficient personal time and attention. She believes that thoroughly dedicating herself to each of her cases is the best way to offer criminal defense services and is fundamental to her success in court.

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Excellence in Representation through Uniquely Dedicated Defense

When she opened her own law firm, attorney Marina Medvin decided to provide defense services differently. Having worked at other law firms and having seen the complaints that clients commonly had with their representation, she decided to create a law firm that was structured to eliminate most of these issues.

  • Marina Medvin wanted to make herself completely available to her clients. Ms. Medvin answers most of the incoming calls to her office and is frequently emailing and texting with her clients. The MEDVIN LAW paralegal and assistants have minimum contact with our clients. Ms. Medvin handles almost all of the client questions and issues personally.
  • She wanted to make sure that she provided each client with her undivided attention while in court, so Marina represents one client at a time while in court, almost never having multiple appearances scheduled for the same day.
  • Ms. Medvin does not spread her practice across the span of all Virginia jurisdictions and instead concentrates on the State and Federal courthouses in Alexandria, Fairfax, Arlington, and Falls Church. As such, she is particularly well-familiarized with the Northern Virginia State and Federal prosecutors, judges, and procedures.
  • Ms. Medvin does not spread her practice across various other legal fields, instead concentrating exclusively on criminal defense. (Her life's art and passion is criminal defense. She thanks her lucky stars every day of her life to be able to do what she loves.)

Ms. Medvin has been an advocate for justice, the Constitution, and human rights since her childhood in New York City. She has always been passionate about justice and has always been an advocate those who cannot defend themselves.

 

Personal and Educational Background

For her Bachelors of Science degree, Marina attended Penn State University, from which she graduated in the top 10% of her class with a Bachelors of Science in Information Sciences and Technology. Marina enthusiastically obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in Arlington, Virginia at the George Mason University School of Law, where she also served as a legal publications editor for the Journal of Law, Economics, and Policy.

Marina's pre-MEDVIN LAW resume encompasses positions with the Department of Justice, the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office in Alexandria, the National Rifle Association of America, 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.

While working as a defense attorney, Marina has also volunteered with the local police department, assisting with training and education of police officers on issues of use of force. She has even provided private assistance to individual officers with a variety of legal issues and with personal development.

Marina is an admirer of travel and languages, has visited numerous parts of the world, and is fluent in Russian (having studied it in both high school and college).

As an avid believer in individual freedoms and fundamental rights, Ms. Medvin is actively engaged in upholding Constitutional principals. Marina has already litigated issues pertaining to the 2nd Amendment, 4th Amendment, 5th Amendment, 6th Amendment, 8th Amendment, and 9th Amendment. She is always seeking new cases and opportunities to engage in Constitutional litigation and appeals. Marina Medvin enthusiastically supports Institute for JusticeCato InstituteThe National Rifle Association, and Ayn Rand Institute.

 

Top Rated Criminal Defense & DUI Attorney for Alexandria, Fairfax, and Arlington Virginia

  • Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer designation: Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers List, category: Criminal Defense. 
  • Selected to the exclusive list of "Top Lawyers" by Northern Virginia Magazine for Criminal Defense and DUI / DWI Defense. Ms. Medvin was selected for these categories by Northern Virginia attorneys, who were asked the question: "Who would you want to represent you in you were ever charged with a crime?"
  • One of only 2.5% of lawyers selected by Super Lawyers to their prestigious list of Rising Stars in Virginia and Washington DC.
  • As seen in The Washington Post Super Lawyers Annual List of Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C."
  • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the "Top 100 Trial Lawyers" by the National Trial Lawyers  as one of "America's Top Trial Lawyers."
  • MEDVIN LAW has been selected to the list of "Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America - Criminal Defense" by the Best Lawyers in America Organization.
  • AVVO Rating 10.0, highest achievement rating, in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
  • Selected to the 2014 Leaders in Law profiles in Town & Country Magazine.
  • AVVO "Client's Choice" designation in each category of Criminal Defense, Federal Crime, DUI, and Juvenile Defense.
  • Top Rated Attorney in Virginia for 4 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.
  • Maintains Client Rating of 5 Stars on the public attorney reviews site AVVO.
  • Prestigiously honored for her criminal defense work as one of the"Top 40 Under 40" by the National Trial Lawyers.
  • Selected for the list of "Top Lawyers" by The Global Directory Of Who's Who.
  • Numerous other professional awards and accolades.
 
Practice Areas

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

Criminal Defense (60%): Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence

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

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

Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Juvenile Delinquency, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Probation, Prosecution, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, DUI/DWI, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Marina Medvin

Admitted: 2009, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://medvinlaw.com/about-marina-medvin-law/

Honors/Awards:

  • Washingtonian Magazine: Top Lawyer listed on Washington, DC’s Best Lawyers List in the category of Criminal Defense, Top Lawyer, Washingtonian Magazine, 2017
  • Trial Lawyer Honor Society, Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2016
  • Top Laywer selection by fellow lawyers in the community. Local attorneys were asked: who would you hire if you needed a lawyer for yourself or a family member?, Top Lawyers, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2016
  • Top Lawyers, The Global Directory of Who's Who
  • Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers
  • Client Distinction, Lawyers.com
  • Client Distinction, Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Rated Attorney in Virginia, LawyerRatingz.com
  • Client's Choice, AVVO
  • Best Lawyers and Law Firms in America - Criminal Defense, Best Lawyers in America
  • America's Top Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Annual List of Top Attorneys in Washington DC, Washington Post
  • 5/5 Star Client Ratings
  • 10.0 Superb Rating, AVVO
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers
  • Leading Attorney, Town & Country Magazine
  • Top Attorneys in Virginia, Richmond Magazine
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, Super Lawyers
  • Top Lawyer, Northern Virginia Magazine

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Selected to the Trial Lawyer Honor Society Litigation Counsel of America 
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • District of Columbia
  • Washington
  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Verdicts/Settlements:

Representative Clients:

  • Ms. Medvin is a highly sought-after and nationally recognized criminal trial attorney. She has defended FBI's 10 Most Wanted, CEOs, Anonymous "hactivists," politicians, celebrities, professional athletes, lawyers, prosecutors, police officers, senior military officers, and local high-profile cases. She is revered as a dauntless, assertive, innovative, and client-dedicated advocate.

Educational Background:

  • Pennsylvania State University, B.S., Information Sciences and Technology, With Honors

Comments

  • “Marina is a tenacious attorney whop gets hired on very hard, complex cases for her age. She is excellent in court and wins the confidence of clients far older than her.”

These comments were made by fellow attorneys during the annual nomination process.

Office Location for Marina Medvin

916 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 888-886-4127

Fax: 703-870-3772

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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