Criminal Defense Lawyer

Our criminal law practice group is one of the top practices within the DMV region. Based in Rockville, MD, our attorneys represent individuals at all levels of the court. We are dedicated to guiding your case to the best outcome possible through in-depth trial preparation and a commitment to fighting for you each day in the courtroom.


Virginia Vile Tehrani is the lead criminal attorney at the firm. She is a skilled and passionate trial attorney who has tried hundreds of cases and represented thousands of clients over 14 years. She started her legal practice in Virginia, both as a prosecutor and a criminal defense attorney. She has tried civil plaintiff’s injury cases, and criminal cases including murder, drug, rape, assault, DUI/DWI, and traffic cases.


Our criminal law practice is lead by one of the top litigators in the region, Virginia Tehrani, who is licensed to practice in Maryland, Virginia and D.C., as well as the United States District Court in Maryland.


The criminal law practice at Lonnie Law boasts some impressive individual accolades that make the team worthy of consideration. Virginia obtained the following accolades:

Super Lawyers

  • “Top 40 Under 40” attorneys, 2019: Maryland Super Lawyers
  • “Super Lawyer Rising Star”, 2019: Washington D.C. Super Lawyers

The Super Lawyer honor is given to outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Academic Accolades

  • The Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association Award, 2005: Given through the William & Mary College of Law for the graduating student best exemplifying the attributes of an effective trial lawyer
  • The Lawrence W. I’Anson Award, 2005, from the William & Mary College of Law: Given to a law school graduate who has shown evidence of great promise through scholarship, character, and leadership

Professional Associations and Memberships:

  • Maryland State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • C. Bar Association
  • United States Federal Bar of Maryland


Virginia’s legal excellence extends to her academic studies. She excelled in her legal education, graduating summa cum laude from Middle Tennessee State University with a B.A. in political science. She attended the College of William & Mary School of Law, graduating in 2005. She also obtained an L.L.M. (Masters of Law) in Litigation and Dispute Resolution from the George Washington University School of Law. She graduated with this specialized degree with Highest Honors, achieving a 4.2 GPA.


Our approach is aimed at leveling the playing field in order to give our clients a strong voice in court. We aggressively attack every case, analyzing each one from every single angle. Committed to obtaining optimal results for our clients, we always provide high-quality legal resources to obtain the most favorable outcome possible in every case.

We know how hard it is for you to choose your lawyer. For that reason, we offer flexible scheduling and will come to you if you are unable to travel to our offices. To arrange a no-hassle, free consultation to learn how our experience can help you, send us an email or call 301-251-8776. Our attorneys answer the phone 24 hours per day and seven days per week.

Your best interests are always our top priority. Contact us today.

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