Team of Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz - Fighting for your best defense for Virginia DUI, drug, assault, theft, sex & prostitution solicitation cases

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Team of Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz - Working tirelessly for your liberty
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Jon Katz

Criminal Defense Lawyer

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jon Katz became a criminal defense attorney in 1991 because in his gut he thirsts unrelentingly to battle for victory for the accused and for justice, in his heart he knows the necessity of caring about and humanizing his clients, and in his mind he knows that our over-policed, over-prosecuting, and over-incarcerating society is madness that is antithetical to a free and open society. Jon and his support team work together in pursuing your best defense.

Nothing beats trial and litigation combat experience. Since 1991, Jon has defended thousands of clients in criminal court, going to trial for hundreds of cases, preparing and writing motions and appellate arguments, and arguing numerous federal and state appeals.

Because united we stand, divided we fall, Jon works as a united front / team with his clients, and collaborates and brainstorms repeatedly with his colleagues — including with trial workshops — to keep driving towards victory.

Jon has been fighting for justice ever since college (Tufts, University, B.A. 1985) where he worked for human rights with Amnesty International, later co-founding an Amnesty International chapter in law school (George Washington Law School, J.D. 1989). After learning the litigation ropes with a great law firm litigation department (1989-91), Jon became a Maryland public defender lawyer fighting for over a thousand indigent criminal defendants (1991-96). While a public defender lawyer, Jon gained admission to the nation’s two best lengthy colleges for criminal defense lawyers – the two-week NCDC Trial Practice Institute and the four-week Trial Lawyers College started by master persuasion lawyer Gerry Spence. Jon later joined a D.C.-area trial law firm (1996-98), and then became his own boss in 1998, knowing that doing so is the best way to spread his wings. More about Jon is here.

Fairfax criminal lawyer Jonathan L. Katz will be delighted to discuss your case with you, by your scheduling a confidential consultation through his staff at 703-383-1100. Jon’s email address is .

Beatrice Taylor

Beatrice Taylor


Beatrice Taylor is our full-time Paralegal and Office Manager, handling matters ranging from assisting clients to legal research to working with Jon Katz in preparing cases for trial.

Bea has many years of legal experience. She has worked for some of the most respected corporate law firms in Scotland as a paralegal. Bea graduated from Law School at the University of Dundee, Scotland with honors in 2004. Prior to that, she completed her two-year paralegal course at the Central College of Glasgow, Scotland. Bea subsequently married an American man and relocated to Virginia, and joined our firm in early 2019.

In her spare time, Bea likes to play video games and take her dog for walks in the park.

Bea can be reached at 703-383-1100,