King Campbell Poretz, PLLC

is a criminal defense and civil litigation firm whose practice focuses on federal and state criminal defense, general and complex civil litigation, and a variety of fiduciary matters.  Firm attorneys have been recognized among the best criminal defense attorneys in the Washington D.C. area by Washingtonian Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine. Our extensive trial experience ranges from misdemeanor traffic violations to homicide. Our civil clients include small business owners, individuals, and major corporations.

Our lawyers have defended several of the area’s most significant criminal cases, including alleged serial killer Charles Severance against capital murder charges stemming from three high-profile Alexandria murders (2014-2016), ex-Arlington deputy sheriff Craig Patterson accused of murdering a PBS News driver in the City of Alexandria (2013-2014), and former Falls Church democratic party chair, Michael Gardner, charged with felony sexual abuse offenses in Arlington, Virginia (2014-2015).

Serving all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC, the firm is committed to deeply analyzing the details of each case and diligently prepares to defend their clients.