Lana M. Manitta

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Purcellville, VA

The Law Office of Lana Manitta, PLLC
 | 140B Purcellville Gateway Drive, #511
Purcellville, VA 20132
Phone: 703-705-4428
Fax: 703-705-4429
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    The founder of The Law Office of Lana Manitta, PLLC, Lana M. Manitta devotes her practice primarily to state and federal criminal defense matters, and she has significant family law experience as well. Working out of her firm’s location in Purcellville, she provides representation to clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Manitta has been admitted to practice in Virginia since 1998, and she is additionally admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the Supreme Court of the United States.

    In her criminal defense practice, Ms. Manitta is a forceful advocate for people who have been accused of having committed serious misdemeanor or felony offenses. The types of cases that she has worked on have involved a wide range of charges, including fraud and other white collar crimes, racketeering, driving under the influence, drug possession and distribution, sex offenses, bribery and homicide. Throughout her career, Ms. Manitta has been able to obtain positive outcomes for her clients through acquittals, dismissals and the negotiation of lenient plea agreements with the prosecution.

    Ms. Manitta’s family law experience has encompassed divorce, child support and custody disputes, and the preparation and review of prenuptial agreements. She has also helped clients obtain the enforcement of or modifications to existing parenting and support court orders. Ms. Manitta’s successful track record in all of her legal endeavors has earned her the acclaim of her colleagues, including an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 peer review rating through Avvo.

    *AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards. 

    Practice Areas
    • 20%Criminal Defense
    • 50%Criminal Defense: White Collar
    • 20%Family Law
    • 10%Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI
    Focus Areas

    Arrest & Arraignment, Assault & Battery, Criminal Fraud, Criminal Law, Drug & Alcohol Violations, Felony, Misdemeanor, Murder, Probation, Sex Offenses, Tax Evasion, Theft, White Collar Crime, Criminal Law - Federal, Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights, DUI/DWI


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 5 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2017 - 2021

    Email Me

    To: Lana M. Manitta
    Super Lawyers: Potential Client Inquiry


    The information contained in this web site is intended to convey general information. It should not be construed as legal advice or opinion. It is not an offer to represent you, nor is it intended to create an attorney-client relationship. The use of the internet or this contact form for communication is not necessarily a secure environment. Contacting a lawyer or law firm email through this service will not create an attorney-client relationship, and information will not necessarily be treated as privileged or confidential.

    About Lana Manitta

    Admitted: 1998, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Listed as Top Lawyer in Criminal Defense, Arlington Magazine, Top Lawyers, Arlington Magazine, 2019
    • Listed as "Legal Elite" in Criminal Defense, Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2019
    • Peer review conducted via surveys of lawyers across multiple jurisdictions and geographic locations, in similar areas of practice as the lawyer being rated. Reviewers are asked to assess their colleagues' general ethical standards and legal ability in a specific area of practice, based on performance in five areas: Legal Knowledge Analytical Capabilities Judgment Communication Ability Legal Experience AV Preeminent is a significant rating accomplishment a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Source, AV(R) Rated Pre-Eminent, Martindale-Hubbell

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • U.S. Supreme Court
    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
    • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
    • Bar of the District of Columbia
    • Virginia State Bar
    • Women's White-Collar Defense Association, Small Firm Initiative Committee, Communications Sub-Committee, 2018
    • NACDL's Women in Criminal Defense Committee, 2018
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Loudoun Chapter
    • Federal Bar Association
    • Fairfax County Bar Association
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, 2014

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Providing pro bono representation on Motions for Compassionate Release for federal inmates at high risk for COVID-19 complications., 2020

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Broken Barriers in Legal Education: How Immigration and Integration Have Shaped the Way We Learn the Law, 12 Geo. Immig. L.J. 361 (Winter 1998)., Author, 1998
    • Notes & Comments Editor, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, 1997-1998

    Educational Background:

    • B.A., Philosophy, Politics and Law; Binghamton University, Binghamton NY, 1995
    Show More
    Office Location for Lana M. Manitta

    140B Purcellville Gateway Drive
    Purcellville, VA 20132

    Phone: 703-705-4428

    Fax: 703-705-4429

    Lana M. Manitta:

    Last Updated: 1/8/2021

    Page Generated: 0.37335205078125 sec