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Marie Washington

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Warrenton, VA

Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC
67 West Lee Street, Unit 102
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: 540-347-4172
Fax: 540-347-4174
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 - 2018
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2003
Practice Areas: Criminal Defense, Family Law, Civil Litigation: Defense, Estate Planning & Probate
Attorney Profile

Marie Washington opened her own law practice in April 2011.  She has more than fourteen years of law experience in an array of practice areas including: Family Law, Business Law, Criminal Law, Estate Planning, Collections, Civil Litigation, and Landlord/Tenant disputes.  She is an active member of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers as well as the Fauquier and Prince William County Bar Association.  Marie Washington currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier Health Senior Living and on the Advisory Board for the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County.  She provides volunteer services to Rappahannock Legal Services.  Her law firm has donated free estate planning documents to countless charities in support of their fundraising efforts. She also participates at law camp and career shadowing days with high schools in the county.  During the holidays you can find her ringing the bell for the Salvation Army alongside her Great Pyrenees dog.

About Marie Washington

First Admitted: 2003, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Other Outstanding Achievements

  • 2014 Citizen of the Year-Fauquier Times Democrat 2014 Influential Woman-Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC was voted Best Law Firm by readers of the Warrenton Lifestyle Magazine 5 years in a row (2011-2015).
  • Presented with the Pacesetter Award by the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce., 2011
  • Named one of the 25 Women to Watch by the Piedmont Business Journal., 2012
  • Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC was voted Best of Virginia by readers of the Virginia Living Magazine., 2013

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Member of Fauquier Bar Association Member of Culpeper Bar Association Member of Prince William Bar Association
  • Served on the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board., 2011
  • Currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virgnia State Bar., 2014
  • Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee Member, 2016


  • Marie Washington was presented with the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Business Service Award from the Mount Zion Baptist Church in January 2014.
  • For developing a CLE and her charitable work of organizing the No Bills Night and Wills for Heroes program for her local community., Distinguished Service Award, Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, 2010
  • The Law Office of Marie Washington, PLC was recognized for its dedication, business success, and community involvement., Small Business of the Year, Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce, 2013
  • A professional organization comprised of America's top young trial attorneys who meet stringent qualifications and specialize in the legal practice of criminal defense or civil plaintiff., Top 40 under 40, The National Trial Lawyers, 2014
  • This award recognize the outstanding efforts of women who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large., Influential Women of Virginia, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2014
  • The award recognizes those men and women whose outstanding leadership and accomplishments in the public interest have left an indelible mark upon the history of Fauquier County., 2014 Citizen of the Year, Fauquier Times, 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine 2015 Top Lawyer,  Warrenton Lifestyle Best Lawyer 6 years in a row,  American Institute of Criminal Law Atrorneys 2016,  Client Satisfaction Award National Association of Family Law Attorneys Top Ten Rating for 2016,  American Society of Legal Advocates National Trial Lawyers Top 40 under 40 Trial Lawyers,  National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers,  American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best Client Satisfaction -2 Years Client Satisfaction,  American Institute of Family Law Attorneys-3 Years Client Satisfaction, Avvo-Client Choice Avvo 10 Rating for Top Criminal Attorney  , 2016

Pro bono/Community Service

  • Advisory Board for the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County
  • Fauquier Health Senior Living Board of Directors

Educational Background

  • College of William and Mary - Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and a Minor in Government., 2000

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Office Location for Marie Washington

67 West Lee Street
Unit 102
Warrenton, VA 20186

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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