Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

Attorney Profile

Top Rated White Collar Crimes Attorney in Washington, DC

Attorney at Law
 | 1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: 202-462-1100
Fax: 202-204-5165
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2010 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Criminal Defense: White Collar (50%),
  • Criminal Defense (50%)
Attorney Profile

About Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

A skilled courtroom advocate and negotiator, Pleasant specializes in federal criminal litigation. He is a former Virginia Assistant Attorney General and has 30 years of courtroom experience.

Pleasant understands the importance of early preparation as the government’s investigation is directed at his client’s activities. Whether the grand jury is led by an independent counsel or an assistant U.S. attorney, his defense starts from the initial client contact. His cases have involved allegations of bribery and other fraudulent conduct related to government contracting, mortgage lending, health care, immigration and labor certification.

He has defended cases alleging money laundering, export control violations and federal narcotics offenses. He has been qualified as federal death penalty counsel in the D.C. and Virginia federal courts. Former clients include local political and elected officials and professional athletes.

Since 2009, Pleasant has repeatedly been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as one of "Washington’s Top Lawyers”.  He has also been named a D.C. Super Lawyer every year since 2010.

Pleasant is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and serves as a member of the College’s D.C. State Committee.  Fellowship in the College is extended only by invitation to experienced trial lawyers and is limited to no more than one percent of the lawyers in each state.

About Pleasant Brodnax, III

Admitted: 1988, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage:


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers, current member of DC State Committee

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia Disciplinary Board, Member, 2009-2016, Chair, 2013-2014; Virginia Standing Committee for Lawyer Discipline, Member, 2018 to Present; Committee on Grievances, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2009 to 2015, Vice Chair, 2014-2015, 2018
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Office Location for Pleasant S. Brodnax, III

1701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Suite 200
Washington, DC 20006

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Last Updated: 2/11/2019

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