Rebecca Wade

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
 | 500 Montgomery Street, Suite 575, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-9030
Fax: 703-683-1543
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (50%),
  • Family Law (50%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Spanish
Attorney Profile

Attorney Rebecca Wade is an associate at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC. Since joining the Alexandria law office in 2013, Ms. Wade has focused her practice on providing a variety of legal services to the residents of northern Virginia. Clients throughout the region regularly turn to her for assistance with matters related to:

• Criminal defense
• Civil litigation
• Family law
• Estate planning

Ms. Wade began her legal career in 2007 after earning her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law and her admission to the Virginia State Bar. In 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia also approved her to practice in its courtrooms.

Prior to joining her current firm, Ms. Wade served as an assistance public defender in Fauquier and Rappahannock counties. During her five years in the public sector, she represented countless defendants facing a wide range of charges. The courtroom experience she gained during this phase of her career is invaluable to her clients.

Over nearly 10 years of practice, Ms. Wade has earned a reputation as a dedicated and skilled legal professional. She has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and her ability to speak fluent Spanish has made her one of the most sought-after bilingual attorneys in the area.

Ms. Wade is active not only in the courtroom but also in the legal community. She is a member of a number of legal organizations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Alexandria Bar Association, the Fauquier County Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Criminal Defense
  • 50%Family Law
Focus Areas

Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Expungement, Failure to Pay Child Support, Felony, Misdemeanor, Motor Vehicle Offenses, Murder, Parole, Sex Offenses, Theft, Traffic Violations, Criminal Domestic Violence, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law


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Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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About Rebecca Wade

Admitted: 2007, Virginia

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Director, Alexandria Bar Association, 2015
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Supreme Court, 2007
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
  • Fauquier Bar Association


  • Dawson v. Commonwealth, Court of Appeals Record No. 0220-11-4, 2011
  • Commonwealth v. Jefferson, 60 Va. App. 749 (Court of Appeals of Virginia), 2012
  • Quintanilla v. Commonwealth, Supreme Court Record No. 101298, 2010
  • Melara v. Commonwealth, Supreme Court Record No. 120134, 2012
  • Jarvis v. Commonwealth, Supreme Court Record No. 100999, 2010
  • Nealey v. Commonwealth, Supreme Court Record No. 111305, 2012

Educational Background:

  • Mount Vernon High School, 2000
  • McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, B.A., Honors: With Honors, Major: Honours Economics, Minor: Hispanic Languages, 2004
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Office Location for Rebecca Wade

500 Montgomery Street, Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-836-9030

Fax: 703-683-1543

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Last Updated: 1/8/2020

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