Attorney Patrick Anderson earned his Juris Doctor of law degree from the University of Richmond in 1988. In law school, Mr. Anderson was a member of the law school's national Moot Court team and won the Best Brief Award in the National Moot Court competition. Upon graduation from law school, he opened his law firm practicing solely criminal defense. The Firm has grown to be one of the most experienced criminal defense law firms in Virginia.
Mr. Anderson has litigated thousands of cases all across the Commonwealth of Virginia, as well as in several Federal District Courts. These cases include, but are not limited to, DUI/DWI, first-degree murder, rape, sexual offense against adults and children, child pornography, malicious wounding, drug cases, theft, and all other felonies, misdemeanors and traffic offenses.
Trustee, Carthage College
National Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU
Board of Directors, American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia (ACLU)
Member, Virginia Bar
Member, Criminal Trial Lawyers Association
Member, Fairfax County Bar Association
Member, Virginia Bar
Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Vice Chairperson, Alexandria Redevelopment and Housing Authority
Co-Chairperson, Alexandria Economic Opportunities Commission
Vice Chairperson, Advisory Board for Alexandria Project Discovery, an organization dedicated to making college more accessible for youth
United Way Executive Committee of Alexandria
President, Alexandria Symphony Orchestra Board of Trustees
Vice President, Hopkins House Association, an organization providing high quality early learning opportunities to less affluent children and their families
President, Alexandrians Involved Ecumenically, an organization which serves Alexandria families in need
Church Council, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
Chairperson, Call Committee, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church. This committee was responsible for calling a new pastor to our church
Mr. Anderson believes that serving his community is an integral part of his work as a criminal defense attorney. 'Serving my community helps me better serve those in need in the criminal justice system because they both allow me to help people. At the end of the day, that's all that matters.'