Our firm is committed to providing courteous, dedicated, and highly responsive legal services. At our office, we understand that no two clients are alike and no two cases are the same.
We take time to learn the facts of each case, carefully listen to the client’s concerns, answer a client’s questions, and provide guidance throughout each phase of their case. We provide comprehensive legal services to meet the individualized needs of each client we serve.
We believe strongly that a single act should not define a person and should not define a person’s future. We understand that a criminal conviction can have a tremendous adverse effect on a client’s personal and professional life. We understand that traffic offenses can adversely affect a person’s driving privileges, can affect their job, and sometimes result in jail time. We do everything within our power and within the law to protect our client’s freedom, employment potential, and driving privileges.
We also understand how these serious matters can affect our client’s family. When needed, we work closely with our client’s friends and family to gather information that will assist in the preparation of their case to the court for both trial and sentencing.
Our firm practices exclusively in criminal law. A large portion of our criminal law practice is the defense of people charged with a traffic violation, including reckless driving, DUI, speeding and driving on a suspended license. However, our practice is not limited to traffic violations. We handle all felony charges, Class 1 through Class 6, ranging from larceny and drug charges to robbery and murder. We also handle all categories of misdemeanor charges, from Class 1 misdemeanors to Class 4 misdemeanors.
Experienced, Caring, and Professional
The law firm is called The Gordon Law Firm, P.C. because Alex Gordon established it in 2006. He has been practicing criminal law since 1997 I have chosen to only help people accused of traffic and criminal offenses because I truly believe in making a positive difference in the lives of people who deserve a second chance.
* A note about statistics you won’t find on the website.
Ask all you want about my success rates, but I won’t, and can’t, tell you. We know that some other attorney’s websites may list their cases and victories. But we believe that without informing you of all of the circumstances relating to the case, the information can be misleading. Different police officers, different prosecutors, different judges, and different jurisdictions all are important variables in determining what should be considered a successful result.
The Gordon Law Firm also believes our client’s privacy is paramount. If we informed visitors to our website when we handled a case for a client, the type of case, and that our firm represented the client, any tech savvy internet surfer can visit the Virginia Supreme Court website and discover our clients’ name, birthday, criminal charge, and the punishment handed down by the court.
We are pleased to tell you that I have helped more than 2500 clients during my career. We treat every client as an individual and not just another number. I will tell you the risks, the factors that determine results in court, the potential for success, but in the end the results of the case depend upon the judge, the jury, the prosecutor, and the evidence. My goal is to provide you with options, to fully explain the risks, to give you our experienced opinion, and then you can make fully informed decisions concerning the direction of your case.
How much will it cost for The Gordon Law Firm to represent you in court?
Simply put, we don’t know until we evaluate your case.
Additionally, the ethical rules for Virginia attorneys warn lawyers not to advertise fees because quoting a legal fee without knowing the facts of a case could be deceptive. See Rule 7.2, Comment 1A, Virginia Rules of Professional Conduct.
That is why we offer a free consultation in order for you to meet with us in person or talk to us on the phone before you commit to pay any fees. Before you agree to pay a dime to our firm (or any attorney for that matter) we want you to feel as comfortable as possible with your lawyer and the legal advice he or she provides. We believe that what is most important to our current and potential clients is the quality of our attorneys’ character, legal skills, and their ability to stand up and fight for you when your future is on the line.
Do I really need to come into your law office for a consultation?
Not in every case. Reckless Driving cases in Virginia are serious, but many times our lawyers can learn all of the relevant facts about a reckless driving charge or other traffic offenses during a phone consultation. Of course you are welcome to meet with us in person if it is convenient for you. At the end of the discussion, if the attorney has enough relevant information, he or she will inform you of the fee for representation.
Telephone consultations are not the best for other types of cases. For instance, DUI cases can be very complex and our attorneys like to find out as much as possible about the events leading to your arrest. The same could be said for cases involving Assault and Battery or any criminal felony charge in Virginia. For these types of offenses, our attorneys will be happy to meet with you in person to learn of the facts, evaluate your case, and determine an appropriate fee for representation. Of course, we will be glad to speak with you over the phone about your case.
What are “flat” fees?
In most cases, we charge flat fees. That means that once you pay a fee for representation on a criminal charge before a certain court or jurisdiction, that “flat” fee will be the only attorneys’ fee that you pay. We don’t charge extra for telephone calls, office meetings, e-mail communications, postage, faxes, etc.
If a case requires a continuance, we never ask for more money. We believe that our client be should not be penalized if a judge grants a continuance to the Commonwealth because the police officer is unavailable on the scheduled court date or if a necessary witness does not appear.
Sometimes your attorney will tell you that an effective strategy for your defense requires a continuance on your behalf. When it comes to court hearings, our attorneys want you to pursue what we hope will be an effective strategy for success and to follow our advice, without you having to consider economic pressures and open your wallet to pay our firm additional fees.
Appeals of cases to Circuit Court, the Virginia Court of Appeals, or the Virginia Supreme Court will require a separate fee agreement.
How can I pay the attorney fees to The Gordon Law Firm?
We accept cash, checks, money orders, and all major credit cards including Discover and American Express. If you would like to retain us after a telephone consultation, we can accept credit card payments immediately. That way our firm can begin the process of notifying the court and the Commonwealth’s Attorney that we will be there on your court date, ready to represent you.
Alex J. Gordon
Alex Gordon has more than 15 years of trial experience, serving as both an Assistant County Attorney in Florida and as a Senior Assistant Public Defender in Fairfax, Virginia.
During his career he has represented more than 3,500 clients charged with serious felonies and misdemeanors in Northern Virginia. Alex is a member of the Virginia Bar and the State Bars of Florida and Georgia. He is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys.
Mr. Gordon earned a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University in 1991 and graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 1994.
Areas of Practice:
- Criminal Defense
- Traffic Violations
- Driving Under the Influence (DUI)
- Juvenile Defense
- Virginia, 2000
- Florida, 1994
- Georgia, 1994
- University of Georgia School of Law, Athens, Georgia, 1994
- James Madison University, 1991
Bachelor of Science
Major: Public Administration and Political Science
Professional Associations and Memberships:
- Virginia Bar, Member
- State Bar of Florida, Member
- State Bar of Georgia, Member
- Fairfax Bar Association, Member
- American Bar Association, Member
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member
Past Employment Positions:
- Florida, Assistant County Attorney
- Fairfax, Virginia, Senior Assistant Public Defender
Carlos Wall is a graduate of University of Virginia and the George Mason University School of Law. Carlos has extensive experience in Virginia courts including representation of clients before the Virginia Supreme Court. He has represented hundreds of individuals charged with misdemeanor and felony offenses and he brings considerable trial and post-trial experience to the firm. Prior to joining The Gordon Law Firm, Carlos was an associate with Devine, Connell, and Sheldon LLC and served the community as an Assistant Public Defender in Fairfax County. In his previous employment, Mr. Wall was part of a team that defended several high-profile individuals, including Paul Powell, Larry Gooch, and John Allen Muhammad. Carlos is also experienced in immigration law and post-conviction remedies, including appeals, habeas corpus, pardons, restoration of rights petitions, and other extraordinary writs. Mr. Wall was born in El Salvador and he has lived in various countries, including Peru, Kenya, the Congo, the Ivory Coast and El Salvador. Mr. Wall is fluent in Spanish.
- Muhammad v. Kelly, 575 F.3d 359 (4th Cir. 2009)
- Muhammad v. Kelly, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 73691 (E.D. Va., Sept. 24, 2008)
- Parker v. Commonwealth, 654 S.E.2d 580 (Va. 2008)
- Powell v. Kelly, 562 F.3d 656 (4th Cir. 2009)
- Powell v. Kelly, 531 F.Supp. 2d 695 (E.D. Va., 2008)
- Dowdy v. Commonwealth, 686 S.E.2d 710 (Va. 2009)
- Powell v. Warden, 272 Va. 217 (2006)
The Protective Sweep Doctrine or the Profiling Sweep Doctrine? An Analysis of Eighth Circuit Jurisprudence on the Protective Sweep Doctrine after United States v. Cash, 16 GEO. MASON U. CIV. RTS. L. J. 115 (2005)
- Virginia, 2006
- University of Virginia, B.A., Foreign Affairs
- George Mason University School of Law, J.D.