Attorney Katherine Martell: Experience You Can Trust

Katherine Martell is a top-rated, criminal defense attorney located in Fairfax, Virginia, handling State and federal cases across Virginia.

Ms. Martell has a record of wins in the courtroom and she knows how “the system” works.

She has handled virtually every type of criminal case, from filing and investigation stages, to negotiating plea bargains, to preliminary hearings, all the way through trial.

As your criminal defense attorney, Ms. Martell will use her expertise and knowledge to your advantage either in negotiating a plea or taking your case to trial in front of a jury. Whether she is aggressively fighting for her clients in court, or negotiating a plea deal, she invests the necessary time and resources to make sure that her clients receive the best possible outcome. Ms. Martell handles both state and federal criminal defense.

In Court you need the savvy, expertise and professionalism of your attorney when she presents your case to the prosecutor and the judge. Ms. Martell understands that every single one of her clients is facing stressful and potentially life-changing circumstances. This is why Ms. Martell works so hard to deliver individualized and outstanding criminal defense service.

Ms. Martell graduated cum laude from The George Washington University and American University, Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice law in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Ms. Martell currently hosts a weekly radio show that discusses the current state of the law, she also lectures on criminal law, has published numerous legal articles, and is often called on by the media for expert commentary.

Attorney Katherine Martell is a zealous and caring advocate for her clients and will fight to the end to protect and defend their records, reputations and freedom.


  • 2018 Lawyers of Distinction in Criminal Defense
  • 2017 The American Society of Legal Advocates Top 100 Litigation Lawyer in Virginia
  • 2017 American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys 10 Best Attorneys in Virginia Award
  • 2016 American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys Client Satisfaction Award

Professional Associations/Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers

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