Criminal Defense Attorney

Criminal Defense Attorney Opportunity in Multiple Locations!

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A bit about us:

We are a nationally recognized trial firm with one of the largest product liability practices in the country
We defend corporate clients as both lead trial counsel and national coordinating counsel in high-exposure and technically intricate lawsuits in multiple jurisdictions

Why join us?

  • Competitive Salaries
  • Medical, Dental & Vision Insurance
  • PTO
  • Employer-paid Long Term Care Insurance
  • Professional Development
  • Employer Health Savings Account Contributions
  • Accident and Critical Illness Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Programs
  • Retirement Savings Plan (401k & Roth)
  • Employer-paid Life Insurance
  • Domestic Partner Benefits
  • Client Discounts
  • Mentoring Programs
  • Longevity, Performance-Based Bonuses
  • Employer-Paid Short & Long Term Disability
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Access to Leading Affinity Programs
  • Profit Sharing Retirement Contributions

Job Details

Responsibilities:
  • Duties include trying first-chair cases, drafting motions and pleadings, and running trials and motion hearings
  • Advising and providing legal representations to individuals charged with criminal acts on variety of levels
  • Investigate the case and interview witnesses
  • Research case law, statutes, crimes codes, and procedural law
  • Build a defense and develop a case strategy
  • Negotiate with the prosecution to plea bargain to lesser charges
  • Draft, file and argue motions such as motions to dismiss and motions to suppress
  • Advocate for the defendant at trial
  • Draft, file and argue appeals
  • Building strong defenses for clients charged with crimes or facing criminal charges
  • Creating successful case strategies through thorough investigations and interviewing of witnesses
  • Researching statutes, crime codes and case law that pertain to the specific charges their clients are facing
  • Representing clients at trials in front of judges and juries
  • Drafting and filing appeal documents
  • Working toward obtaining dismissals or lesser charges by negotiating with prosecuting attorneys
Qualifications/Experience:
  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 2 years to 20 years of experience in Northern Virginia Courts.
  • Can be a former/current public defender, commonwealth's attorney, in private practice - Anyone with northern Virginia criminal defense experience (so they've practiced in those courts before, Prince William, Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria, Loudoun - don't need ALL, but at least one or two of those courts)
  • Excellent oral and written advocacy skills in order to argue a client's case before a judge and persuade a jury.
  • Investigative and research skills are also important in building a client's case and establishing a strong defense.
  • Strong creative thinking and analytical skills to develop a legal strategy, analyze case law and litigate complex cases.
  • In-depth understanding of state, federal and local rules, court procedures, evidentiary laws, and local judges to navigate the criminal justice system efficiently and competently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are necessary to build a strong client-attorney relationship. Criminal defendants are a finicky group who sometimes go through many lawyers before settling on one they like. Therefore, the ability to attract and retain clients is essential to a thriving criminal defense practice.
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Job Details
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Location
Washington, DC
Frederick, MD
Richmond, VA
Greenville, SC
Job Type
Permanent
Compensation
$100,000 - $160,000