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Fairfax Virginia Reckless Driving, DWI/DUI, Personal Injury and Criminal Defense Lawyer Kyle G. Manikas

Kyle G. Manikas began his legal career practicing criminal and civil litigation in New York, New York and Washington, D.C. defending individuals and large corporations during the corporate scandals that began surfacing in late 2001. The large, international firm that Mr. Manikas was with was retained as lead counsel for Enron, Global Crossing, WorldCom, and other corporations after those companies found themselves at the center of allegations of fraud, corruption, and unethical behavior. Mr. Manikas also defended major international and national corporations involved in personal injury litigation.kylebw

After representing some of the largest corporations in the United States and their executives in high profile matters, Mr. Manikas accepted a position as a prosecutor in Northern Virginia. As a prosecutor in one of the largest and busiest jurisdictions in Virginia and Metropolitan Washington, D.C. , Mr. Manikas handled over 900 felony cases ranging from white collar offenses, involving embezzlement and other forms of fraud and theft, to the most serious of violent crimes, including murder, aggravated malicious wounding, bank robbery, and violent drug distribution and gang cases. Mr. Manikas also handled numerous felony DWI, eluding, and other motor vehicle offenses.

Mr. Manikas subsequently re-entered private practice and founded Manikas Law LLC. Utilizing the wealth of knowledge and experience obtained as a prosecutor, and the legal crisis management skills Mr. Manikas developed defending large corporations in criminal and personal injury matters, Mr. Manikas represents clients with the judgment and steady hand required in criminal and civil litigation. Mr. Manikas handles all criminal charges, serious traffic matters, and personal injury cases.

Over the course of his career, Mr. Manikas has had the opportunity to litigate hundreds trials, jury and bench, and has earned the respect of judges and his colleagues alike.

Mr. Manikas is Peer Review Rated as AV® PreeminentTM by Martindale-Hubbell - the highest rating awarded - and has a perfect 10.0 "Superb" rating with AVVO. Martindale-Hubbell is the oldest and most respected rating system for lawyers. Martindale-Hubbell ratings are anonymous and are completed by judges and other lawyers in an attorney's geographic area that Martindale-Hubbell secretly selects. Martindale-Hubbell has stated that its AV® Peer Review Rating "shows that a lawyer has reached the height of professional excellence . . . and is recognized for the highest levels of skill and integrity."

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In the News

  • Charges dropped against fire-breathing Herndon bartenders, Fairfax Times, October 27, 2010

  • Felony charges dropped in fire-breathing bartenders case, Fairfax Times, August 24, 2010

  • 'Breathing fire' bar stunt leads to charges against bartenders, Fairfax Times, August 11, 2010

  • Fairfax High School Closed by Bomb Threat, Washington Post, October 9, 2009

  • Arrest Made in Attempted Carjacking, Fairfax County Police Press Release, September 28, 2009

  • Guilty Plea Expected in Fraud that Ripped Off Philanthropist, The Washington Examiner, November 12, 2009; Virginian Pleads Guilty to $16 Million Fraud Scheme, FBI Press Release, November 12, 2009

  • Building a Case for Murder, Alexandra Gazette, March 12, 2009

  • Police Arrest Three in Siddiqi Murder, Alexandra Times, February 5, 2009

  • Murder Suspect Seeks Bail - Hearing exposes contrasting theories in domestic murder case, The Vienna Connection, June 10, 2008

  • Matrimony, Mayhem and Murder, The Vienna Connection, May 13, 2008

  • Domestic Slaying Sent to Grand Jury, The Washington Post, May 10, 2008

  • Two Men Sentenced for Clifton Burglary, Centre View North,  The Connection Newspapers, October 25, 2007

  • Revocation Hearing for Chantilly's Steve Garrison, The Connection Newspaper, March 22, 2007

  • Honor to Those Who Protect, The McLean Connection, August 16, 2006

Recent Criminal & Traffic Court Results - To view the results of some of our recent cases, please click Recent Results of Manikas Law LLC Cases

  • Recent Results of Manikas Law LLC Cases
  • Commonwealth of Virginia v. Lamont O. Douglas, 72 Va. Cir. 385 (2007)
  • Peter John Roskopf, Jr. v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 72 Va. Cir. 339 (2006)
  • United States v. DFA, 426 F.3d 850, 858 (6th Cir. 2005)
  • Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain, 542 U.S. 692 (2004)

Manikas Law LLC is located in Fairfax, Virginia. To speak with attorney Kyle G. Manikas or schedule an appointment to discuss your case, call 703-873-7473 or toll-free at 888-503-8075. You may also contact us by e-mail.

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Client Testimonials

Read more about what our clients have to say about our firm and the quality service and attention to detail that we offer each of our clients.

Testimonial # 1 - "Mr. Manikas worked tirelessly . . .  and delivered results far beyond our expectations . We highly recommend Mr. Manikas , he is a specialist and professional on both sides our legal system. His experience as a former prosecutor gives his clients an added advantage. His in-depth knowledge and keen attention to detail leaves no 'stone unturned' when preparing for a case. Kyle Manikas is a rising star attorney that judges are made from! Have no doubt he will give you the best legal service in the state of Virginia ."

Testimonial #2 - "Kyle Manikas is an excellent attorney and trial lawyer .  Mr. Manikas is an incredibly hard worker. He knows the law and prepares meticulously . He made strategic use of legal tools that other lawyers we had consulted never mentioned were available. He is a masterful litigator in the courtroom . In this case, he achieved a remarkably positive outcome , even earning compliments from the judge for his outstanding work. Mr. Manikas also was a skillful negotiator . In addition, Kyle was a wise, calming advisor during very stressful times. From the first time we talked with him, he gave us hope . He was always prompt in returning phone calls and kept us well-informed of his progress and thinking. There was never any doubt that he honestly cared about his client and about providing the best possible legal representation that he could. He proved himself to be trustworthy and effective . I have the highest regard for Mr. Manikas and absolutely recommend him to anyone who needs legal help. We couldn't have asked for a better lawyer ."

Testimonial #3 - Mr. Manikas provides an excellent and an exceptionally high standard of legal service. While he is attentive to details, he commits to each client to the fullest , to the extent of defining and securing remedies of a subjective and custom nature for each client. He is the standard of service all attorneys should aspire to demonstrate. He is recommended without reservation to any prospective client .

Testimonial #4 - Until a year ago, I never had the need for criminal attorney . . . Then I hired Kyle Manikas, and through him, I experienced what everyone wants when they need help in a criminal matter - knowledge of how the system works, someone who is extremely hard-working , a person who is intelligent, and a professional who never made me feel like I was just another client who paid a fee . . . if you want an attorney who has a good relationship with various prosecutors, who is respected by law enforcement officers , and who is not looked at with disdain by judges and clerks , then you need to make an appointment to meet with Kyle and discuss your case with him. When he spoke in court, he knew the law and the facts - something that I saw other lawyers not knowing during our court appearances. Although he demanded that I be upfront with him and that I provide information that would help, or hurt, my case, I always believed that he was doing so in order to provide me with the best defense possible. Would I recommend Kyle Manikas and his firm to my friends and family? Yes, without reservation. He very much helped me make it through a very trying and demanding time. He walked me through each court hearing and meeting with the prosecutors. I was very lucky when I became a client of Kyle's - he is worth his fee ten-fold . His integrity, his energy, his willingness to go the extra mile may not be for everyone. However, if you are looking for someone who really will represent you to the fullest extent of the law, you will not be disappointed when you hire Kyle Manikas as your lawyer .

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