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Due to the fact that case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case, any described results do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case undertaken by a lawyer.

Defending Lee Boyd Malvo - Lee Boyd Malvo’s case remains one of the most highly publicized trials in Virginia history. A disadvantaged youth, Malvo was charged in the series of crimes labeled by the media as “The Beltway Sniper Cases.” Selected to be part of Malvo’s defense team, Mark Petrovich and Thomas Walsh represented Lee Boyd Malvo from shortly after […]
Mark Petrovich Defending Alecia Schmuhl in McLean Lawyer Stabbing Case - The home invasion began, a Fairfax County prosecutor said Friday, with a man posing as a police officer knocking on the front door of a tony McLean home belonging to the managing partner of a prominent law firm. When 61-year-old Leo Fisher answered Sunday evening, the man with a badge and gun Tasered him. Fisher […]
Thomas Walsh Defends Michael Maynes in Sex Trafficking Ring Case - A man who was at the center of a violent trafficking ring that sold women and girls for sex throughout Virginia has been sentenced to 35 years in prison. Michael Maynes Jr., of Spring Lake, North Carolina, led a sex trafficking organization known as “Horse Block Pimpin.” Maynes prostituted 55 women and girls in Alexandria, […]
Mark Petrovich Helps Exonerate Twice-Deported Alien - Nelson Antonio Romero was charged with rape as a result of an incident that occurred in Herndon, Virginia. Mark Petrovich, with the help of an associate, represented Mr. Romero who was acquitted in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Mr. Romero was an illegal alien who had been wrongly accused of a terrible crime. Despite the […]
Thomas B. Walsh Successfully Defends Fairfax County Clerk - The Northern Virginia legal community was stunned when Deborah Sterling, a Fairfax County Circuit Court employee for nearly 17 years, was arrested and charged with four counts of embezzlement by a public official, one count of computer fraud and one count of forgery. Sterling, who had a reputation for being extremely competent, trustworthy and pleasant, […]
The Death Penalty Case of Mark Eric Lawlor - After family members, friends and co-workers were unable to reach her by phone, Fairfax County Police officers were dispatched to perform a welfare check on Genevieve Orange’s residence in Falls Church, Virginia. There, they found Ms. Orange on the floor of her apartment, bludgeoned to death. An investigation resulted in the arrest of Mark Eric […]
Juvenile Charged in Pornography Scandal - Students from West Springfield High School who have been charged with child pornography acted inappropriately by darting into rooms at parties and using cellphones to take shaky videos of teens engaged in consensual sex acts, one of the boys’ attorneys said Tuesday. Although the lawyer, Rodney G. Leffler, acknowledged that the behavior was stupid and […]
The Story of Tony Oulai - After attempting to check baggage containing a taser gun and flight manual at an airport in Florida, Jean-Tony Oulai was arrested, suspected of involvement in the 9/11 terrorist attacks on New York City and Washington, D.C. He was held without charge for nearly a year after his arrest on September 13, 2001, and detained on […]
Joshua Wayne Andrews Charged with Capital Murder in Fatal Shooting of Three Men - Joshua Wayne Andrews was charged with Capital murder for the shooting deaths of Romanno Head and Robert Morrison in Prince William County, Virginia. A third man, Rutherford Berry, was also shot during the same event but survived and testified against Andrews at trial. Theses incidents took place during Andrews’ shooting spree that spanned from Virginia […]
Virginia Resident Secretly Charged in FBI Terrorist Investigation - Mohammed Idris and his traveling companion were questioned by airport authorities prior to boarding their flight from the United States bound for Israel. Upon arriving at their destination, the two were denied entry into the country and returned to the United States where authorities quickly apprehended them. Mr. Idris was accused of plotting a terrorist, […]
 

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