Joseph Scrofano

Joseph Scrofano

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Criminal Defense Attorney in Washington, DC

Scrofano Law PC
 | 406 5th St NW, Suite 100
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 202-870-0889
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense (40%),
  • Criminal Defense: DUI/DWI (40%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Attorney Joseph A. Scrofano is the founder of Scrofano Law PC in Washington, D.C., where he concentrates his practice on defending individuals accused of crimes and is currently the Managing Partner. Mr. Scrofano represents clients throughout the Washington, D.C., area in cases involving criminal traffic matters, DUI, fake IDs, weapons charges, hit-and-run, solicitation and more including marijuana offenses.

    After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Mr. Scrofano earned his law degree from American University Washington College of Law. He also holds a master's degree in international affairs from American University and is a graduate of Gerry Spence's Trial Lawyers College. He is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia, the state courts of Maryland and the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.

    Before founding his own firm, Mr. Scrofano spent two years clerking for a judge in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, where he worked on hundreds of criminal cases.

    Mr. Scrofano has received recognition and a number of awards over the course of his career for his work on behalf of clients. He is rated AV Preeminent,* the highest rating, by the attorney peer-review service Martindale-Hubbell, and he received a top rating of 10 out of 10 from Avvo. He was also awarded Avvo's "Clients' Choice" award in 2014. Both the American Society of Legal Advocates and the National Trial Lawyers named him to their lists of prominent young lawyers.

    Mr. Scrofano belongs to professional legal organizations including the District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland State Bar Association. He is also a founding member of the DUI Defense Lawyer's Association and a member of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.

    *AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

    About Joseph Scrofano

    Admitted: 2010, Washington D.C.

    Professional Webpage:


    • Rising Star by Super Lawyer's Magazine, 2015-2018
    • AV Preeminent rated by Martindale Hubbell
    • Top 40 Under 40, American Society of Legal Advocates, 2014
    • 2014 Client's Choice Award
    • Perfect 10 of 10 rating with AVVO

    Special Licenses/Certifications:

    • DWI Detection & Standardized Field Sobriety Testing, 2016

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    • District of Columbia Bar, Member
    • Federal District Court for the District of Columbia
    • Communities Chair for the Criminal Law and Individual Rights Section of the DC Bar
    • Trial Lawyer's College 
    • DUI Defense Lawyer's Association, Founding Member
    • National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana laws (NORML)
    • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Litigation Counsel of America, Associate Fellow

    Educational Background:

    • University of Texas at Austin, B.A. with Special Honors in English, 2005
    • American University's School of International Service, Master’s Degree in International Relations, 2009

    Industry Groups

    • DUI Defense Lawyers Association (Founding Member)
    • National Association Of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • The National Organization For The Reform Of Marijuana Laws
    • The National Trial Lawyers
    • Trial Lawyers College Alumni
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    Office Location for Joseph Scrofano

    406 5th St NW
    Suite 100
    Washington, DC 20001

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    Last Updated: 12/30/2020

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