Criminal Defense

Leesburg & AlexandriA Criminal Defense Lawyers

Serving Clients Throughout Fairfax, Prince William & Arlington Counties

Being accused of a crime is often a life-changer. Criminal accusations, arrests, and charges can derail your life, compromise your reputation and your livelihood, impact your family, and put stress and uncertainty into the future. Criminal convictions can have a profound impact on that future with potential jail or prison time, heavy fines, long probations, and other sanctions imposed by the courts. When facing all this, you may be overwhelmed by worry, confusion, and a lack of understanding. You need a trusted guide, ally, and advocate whose sole job is to help you achieve an optimum outcome.

At King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell, you can turn to a team of Leesburg & Alexandria criminal defense attorneys who have been recognized in the region for their superior legal ability. Our team has defended some of the most significant murder cases and other serious felony cases in the area. We bring decades of experience to your misdemeanor or felony case, whether at the state or federal level. 

Discuss your case in a confidential consultation with a criminal defense lawyer at King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell. Contact us at (703) 468-8557 to get started.

Criminal Defense Cases We Handle


Our criminal defense team handles all misdemeanor and felony cases for clients from an investigation by law enforcement to arrest, the filing of formal charges, and all court hearings beyond through appeals. We represent individuals in Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC state and federal trial courts, Virginia appellate courts, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. 

In all criminal cases, whether misdemeanors or felonies,  we believe in conducting thorough factual investigations, preparing witnesses for trial and cross-examination, and engaging in pretrial motion practice to limit or suppress evidence in addition to requesting other relief.

Serious Felony & Misdemeanor Defense

Dedicated to our clients

DUI & Serious Traffic Offenses


  • State and federal appeals
  • Petitions for writ of habeas corpus – federal 2255 motions
  • Petitions for writ of certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court


  • Expungement of Virginia offenses or charges


  • State and federal forfeiture proceedings 

Benefits of Choosing King, Campbell, Poretz, and Mitchell

Our firm’s criminal defense attorneys, Ryan Campbell, Joseph King, Sean Sherlock, Sebastian M. Norton, Eris Shamis, and Kimberly Stover have deep backgrounds in criminal law. Our team includes former public defenders and prosecutors and alumni of the National Criminal Defense College. We defend allegations from misdemeanors to capital murder and appeals therefrom. We have defended high-profile clients facing serious felonies. 

Put a Seasoned Team on Your Side

Together, we have conducted hundreds of criminal trials and thousands of bench trials. Our criminal cases number in the thousands. When facing a legal challenge as serious as criminal accusations, your chances of achieving a favorable outcome are increased significantly when you have the depth of experience we bring on your side. While you may hire one of our attorneys to defend you, our attorneys share and support one another which puts a wealth of knowledge and insight into devising effective legal strategies for our clients. 

Book your case evaluation with a Leesburg & Alexandria criminal defense attorney by contacting us at (703) 468-8557 today. Hablamos español.

  • “Mr. Ryan Campbell is The Great Lawyer! Very knowledgeable about the law and had my case dismissed!” - Eduardo O.
  • “My case became so complex and Evelyn managed to be one step ahead each time. She kept me updated at every step.” - Rinku S.
  • “Mr. Sherlock is definitely for the people he represents.” - Evin R.

    Awards & Associations

    • Washingtonian
    • Super Lawyers
    • AV Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell Lawyer Ratings
    • Top Criminal Defense Attorney by Avvo

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