JON KATZ, P.C.

Fairfax Criminal Defense Lawyer

DUI/DWI/Drunk Driving Defense Lawyer 

 

Practicing in Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Washington, D.C. Beltway and Beyond

 

22 YEARS EXPERIENCE

 

HIGHLY-RATED CRIMINAL DEFENSE / DRUNK DRIVING /DWI /DUI LAWYER / DRUG DEFENSE LAWYER fighting for the best defense

 

 

FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA:

10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 101

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 383-1100

Fax: (703) 383-0800

jon[at]katzjustice[dot]com

 

 

WHICH LAWYER DO YOU WANT battling for you in criminal and DWI court?:

 

Jon Katz is a highly-rated 22-year criminal trial battle veteran fighting tirelessly to win for your liberty. 

 

 

Jon blogs regularly on today's vital criminal defense issues, and frequently is interviewed by the news media.

 

 

Jon Katz takes on Bill O'Reilly.

 

JON KATZ IS HIGHLY-RATED THROUGH PEER REVIEWS AND AVVO.COM CLIENT RATINGS, AND

IS REPEATEDLY CONSULTED BY THE NEWS MEDIA:

Super Lawyers

 

- AV-RATED by MARTINDALE-HUBBELL LAWYERS DIRECTORY

 

- WASHINGTONIAN MAGAZINE'S TOP 800 LAWYERS

- SUPER LAWYERS-LISTED

 

- SUPERB 10.0 AVVO RATING

 

- BAR REGISTER-listed (Criminal Trial and White Collar Crime)

 

- NATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED BY MAJOR MEDIA:

 

- CRIMINAL DEFENSE LAWYER (All Felonies, Misdemeanors, Drunk Driving, Marijuana and all other drugs)

- DRUNK DRIVING LAWYER / DUI / DWI / CRIMINAL TRAFFIC / DRUGGED DRIVING

- STUDENT RIGHTS /STUDENT DISCIPLINARY DEFENSE LAWYER

 - CONSTITUTIONAL & FIRST AMENDMENT DEFENSE LAWYER 

 

Practicing Criminal Defense and Drunk Driving/ DUI/ DWI throughout Maryland, Washington, D.C., and Virginia, including the counties of Montgomery, Fairfax County, Northern Virginia, Arlington, Prince George's, Baltimore, Howard, Frederick, Anne Arundel (Annapolis and Glen Burnie), Prince William, and Loudoun. 

 

 

"A lawyer that never quits!"; "Good with people and good with law” ; "Dedicated and Thorough".

 

See more AVVO.com client reviews here.

 

ABOUT JON KATZ

 

JON'S PERSONAL MESSAGE

 

Fighting for You and Your Rights.

 

    Welcome to our law firm. I went to law school in part to learn the language of the opposition (also recognizing that the law can be used for good). If I had such suspicious views of the legal system upon entering law school, I can only begin to imagine the stereotypes of lawyers held by many potential clients and the rest of the public. 

 

    For me, our staff, and our law firm, your cause truly is our cause. This is why we do what we do, rather than spending the week drafting securities prospecti, reviewing real estate plans, and writing wills. Instead, we go to battle for justice, for you. 

 

    A strong legal battle is mounted in part through following the path of the t'ai chi warrior. In that spirit, when you enter our office, you will be soothed by a homey and spacious office design, complete with a fountain, plants, and positive, uncluttered feng shui energy. This is but a prelude to our working with our clients with positive energy towards victory. 

 

    Moving to the next level, we put our personal touch into the work we do, because our work is an extension of ourselves, because we care deeply for our clients, because it is essential for the path towards victory, and because it charges and recharges our batteries. 

 

    When you visit me, often I'll be sitting right alongside you rather than behind my desk if the desk is going to be an unnecessary barrier to our fighting together as a team. I might suggest taking a walk in the park across the street on a nice day, to clear our heads of any clutter and to focus on your case and what you have to say. You will find me integrating my assistants into your case and introducing them to you from the beginning, so that when you call when I am in court, you will have a welcoming and caring voice on the other end of the phone who knows about your case. This has nothing to do with a touchy-feely Southern California ephemeralness. This is about helping to empower us as a team, and to help empower our clients as members of that team. 

 

    One day a client expressed surprise that I would entertain taking his "small criminal case." To me, no case is too big or too small, because, in the end, an often substantial piece of my client's life is connected to that case, and I take seriously the responsibility my client places in me to fight for justice alongside my client. There is no such thing as just another drunk driving case, just another drug case, just another weapons case, or just another any kind of case. Each case is critical for each client, and each case comes alive through the human drama surrounding the case and with our fighting on the right side of justice. I do my best to convey my client's story, my client's humanity, and how this indeed, is not just another case on the docket, to judges and juries in a compelling and persuasive way in our fight for justice for each client, one at a time. 

 

    As a counterpoint to the drama of my clients' cases, often my clients and I are able to inject some apt humor into our discussions -- sometimes it is a self-deprecating comment by me, and or a reference to Seinfeld or another comic -- to ease the edge of the prosecution and to recharge our onward battle for justice. I endeavor to share my best warmth with each client as I battle to give my client my best fight. 

 

    I listen deeply to what you are saying and not saying; and to your concerns, fears and hopes. I use that as ammunition to fight on your behalf and to help give you harmony and to reduce the pressure on your shoulders as we proceed forward. I endeavor to bill honestly and to give full value to my clients. I will always be honest and fair with you, not only because the lawyers' ethics rules mandate it, but also because that is the only way I have known how to live. 

 

    As I have said, this approach we take to serving our clients does not stem from any touchy-feely new age view. In fact, I grew up ready for verbal contests, and never joined the new age set. We take this approach because this is who we are and because we believe from years of experience that this is the most effective and beneficial way to serve you. 

 

    We are easy to reach and easy to talk to. We welcome your inquiries. Jon Katz

 

    

Practicing law as a harmonious whole.

 

 

JON REPEATEDLY GOES TO BATTLE FOR JUSTICE, INDIVIDUAL RIGHTS, AND THE UNDERDOG:

Jon Katz goes to court almost daily to fight for justice. Since 1991, Jon has represented well over two thousand clients in court, and has taken well over 200 cases to trial as first chair -- including over thirty jury trials -- and numerous federal and state appeals. He has defended clients as high-profile as Phil Berrigan and the other Plowshares defendants against depleted uranium (along with co-counsel Ramsey Clark), an alleged drug ring leader receiving substantial news coverage, and a high-profile church spouting messages abhorred by just about all but with the First Amendment's protection, While high-profile cases require Jon's experienced skill in dealing with the media (where silence often is golden), his usual days are consumed with fighting for the best defense with his experience, passion, and skill to defending ordinary people against the landmines of injustice towards the promise of justice, from murder defense to drug defense to weapons defense to drunk driving defense, and everything in between and beyond. Like Travis Bickle in Taxi Driver, Jon will go "anytime, anywhere" to fight for justice in the state and federal courts throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the District of Columbia.

 

JON KATZ - DELIVERING OVER 22 YEARS OF IN-DEPTH AND PASSIONATE TRIAL 

 

EXPERIENCE /WELCOMING THE OPPORTUNITY TO ADVOCATE ON YOUR BEHALF:

 

 

GOING TO STATE AND FEDERAL COURTS THROUGHOUT MARYLAND, DC AND VIRGINIA: Jon is admitted to many state and federal courts, and is eligible for admission by reciprocity to many more. He is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court (1996-present); the state trial and appellate and United States District courts of Maryland (Maryland Court of Appeals, 1989-present; U.S. District Court (D.Md.), 1990-present), the District of Columbia (D.C. Court of Appeals, 1990-present (bypassing an examination, based on high score on Multistate Bar Exam for the Maryland exam); U.S. District Court (D.D.C.), 1991-present), and Virginia (Virginia Supreme Court, 1997-present; U.S. District Court (E.D. Va., 1998-present, and W.D. Va., 2004-present);  and the United States Courts of Appeal for the District of Columbia and Fourth Circuits (1996-present for both Circuits). Jon passed all bar exams (MD and VA) on the first sitting, including when the Virginia bar exam had a 45% pass rate (Feb. 1997)

 

PUTTING HIS EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE TO WORK FOR JUSTICE: Jon graduated from the highly-competitive George Washington University Law School (J.D., 1989) (ranked among the top 25 by U.S. News & World Report) and the highly competitive Tufts University (B.A., cum laude, 1985) (ranked as one of the nation's top universities by U.S. News & World Report (see here)). Jon satisfied the highly competitive application process to be accepted to the first-rate two-week Trial Practice Institute of the  National Criminal Defense College (attended 1994) and the full-month Trial Lawyer's College (attended 1995)

 

TAKING LEADERSHIP ROLES WHERE JUSTICE COUNTS. Jon is an Advisory Board Member of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers' Champion magazine (1995-present), and Editor of the Constitutional Law Firm page of DMOZ's Open Directory Project (2001-present). He is a past founding President (2001-03) and officer (2003-04) of the Free Speech Coalition of the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia, a past Officer and Board Member of Helping Individual Prostitutes Survive (2002-2005), a past Vice President of the Philippine-American Bar Association (1998-2001), and a past Board Member of the American Civil Liberties Union of the National Capital Area (1992-95)

 

DRAWING ON RICH WORK EXPERIENCE FILLED WITH HARD WORK AND KEY MENTORS: Before opening JON KATZ, P.C., Jon worked at the following places, benefiting tremendously from on-the-job experience and numerous mentors: Marks & Katz, LLC (Law Partner, 1998-2008); Chaikin & Sherman (Trial Attorney, 1996-98), the Maryland Public Defender's Office (Trial Attorney, 1991-96), Weiner, McCaffrey, et al. (Associate Attorney, 1989-91, and Law Clerk, 1988-89), and the Federal Home Loan Bank Board (Law Clerk, 1987). Before law school Irving Trust Company (New York, NY) (Financial Examiner, 1985-86);Chubb Insurance (Bridgeport, CT, 1984); Shearson/American Express (Boston, MA, 1983); and the Center for Space Policy (Cambridge, MA, 1983).

 

STAYING ON TOP OF LEARNING AND BRAINSTORMING: Jon benefits extensively from his active membership with the following organizations: National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (1991-present), Maryland Criminal Defense Attorneys Association, District of Columbia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws Legal Committee,  the First Amendment Lawyers Association, National Lawyers Guild (supporting its many good human rights actions, but opposing many of its policies), Media Law Resource Center, national Free Speech Coalition, American Civil Liberties Union (1986-present), Trial Lawyers Associations of Maryland, District of Columbia, and Virginia; and Tufts Lawyers Association.

 

KEEPING HIMSELF AND THE PUBLIC INFORMED ABOUT DEVELOPMENTS IN THE LAW, LEGAL STRATEGY, AND THE NEVER-ENDING FIGHT FOR JUSTICE: Since 2006, on our Underdog Blog, Jon has blogged nearly every business day about critical legal issues of our time, as well as about legal and persuasion strategy and the constant fight for justice. He often speaks by invitation to the news media and lawyers' groups on criminal and Constitutional defense. 

 

For more about Jon, see Jon Katz - Radical Lawyer in a Suit and his daily Underdog Blog

 

 

PUBLISHED APPELLATE VICTORIES.

- Dring v. Sullivan, Dring v. Sullivan, 423 F. Supp. 2d 540 (D.Md. 2006). JON KATZ, P.C., convinces federal court to eject defamation suit brought against our client. See here for complete details and for Jon Katz, P.C.'s court filings.   

 

- Maryland v. Taylor, et al., 371 Md. 617, 810 A.2d 964 (2002). JON KATZ, P.C., wins landmark victory for criminal defendants' rights. See here for complete details. 

 

- Pack Shack v. Howard County, Maryland, 377 Md. 55, 832 A.2d 170 (2003). JON KATZ, P.C., jointly advances amicus argument that contributes to invalidation of unconstitutional county adult entertainment zoning ordinance. See here for complete details. 

 

 

 

 

 

FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE IS WHAT WE ARE ALL ABOUT:

 

WE LOOK FORWARD TO HELPING YOU. How We Bill/Contact Us:

 

- Jon's messages  and Blackberry are checked during regular business hours, after hours and on the weekends.

 

JON KATZ, P.C., Attorney at Law

10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 101

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 383-1100 / Fax: (703) 383-0800, jon[at]katzjustice[dot]com

 

- SHORTENING THE DISTANCE TO YOU BY OFFERING THE OPTION OF PHONE AND IN-PERSON APPOINTMENTS

(Initial discussions may require in-person meetings to quote fees, and to avoid confidentiality and scheduling problems with inmates).

- WE TRAVEL EVERYWHERE IN MARYLAND, DC, AND VIRGINIA FOR JUSTICE

 

 

 

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Fighting for criminal defendants and the Constitution is a calling that Jon Katz relishes. Jon does it not as the most lucrative way to earn a lawyer's living, but because he believes strongly in this path and loves the work and the interaction with his clients.  

 

Our clients are what we are all about. Therefore, we work tirelessly to deliver them the best service we can, using all our experience, skill, caring, and resources to help our clients win. We do our best to help our clients go on with their lives as we work on their behalf. We welcome our clients' ideas, inquiries and teamwork. We work with our clients as a united front against our opponents, and are happy for our opponents to know that we are prepared for battle and fearless to go to battle. We know that honey catches more flies than sandpaper, but also know that nothing beats being fully armed to battle for justice for our clients.

 

JON KATZ, P.C., Attorney at Law

10509 Judicial Drive, Suite 101

Fairfax, Virginia 22030

(703) 383-1100 / Fax: (703) 383-0800, jon[at]katzjustice[dot]com

 

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