REBECCA JANET WADE

Rebecca Janet Wade

Partner

703-836-9030    Email
Office: 500 Montgomery St., Suite 575, Alexandria, VA 22314

Partner Rebecca Janet Wade has spent years representing clients grappling with high-conflict family law challenges. She has in-depth knowledge of where family law intersects with criminal law, along with strategies honed from fighting in the trenches of domestic battles. Ms. Wade has extensive experience with protective orders and laws involving physical abuse, assault and injury, emotional abuse, threats of violence, domestic violence, child abuse and neglect and more. She represents clients in cases of divorce, child custody and visitation, protective orders, child protective services investigations, juvenile delinquency, and criminal charges. Her work defending the mother of a young child left in a hot car seat received considerable media attention.

Ms. Wade grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law.

EARLY CAREER

Right out of law school, Ms. Wade went to work for the Public Defender’s Office for Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties, where she devoted more than five years to representing clients who were charged with a wide range of offenses, from traffic infractions to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding, drug distribution, and sex crimes.Ms. Wade tried hundreds of bench trials and more than two dozen jury trials. She also handled appeals and numerous appearances at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, earning victories in both Courts *.

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PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS AND MEMBERSHIPS

  • Alexandria Bar Association, Director
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Recognized in the 2018-19 The Best Lawyers in America©
  • 2016-18 Super Lawyers Rising Star in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C.
  • Lawline’s Top 20 Women Faculty of 2016, Above The Law

REPRESENTATIVE CASES

FEATURED VIDEOS

AREAS OF PRACTICE

25% Family Law
25% Divorce and Separation
25% Domestic Violence
25% Criminal Defense

LANGUAGES

Spanish
Portuguese
French

BAR ADMISSIONS

Virginia, 2007
Virginia Supreme Court, 2007
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2013

EDUCATION

University of Richmond J.D. magna cum laude - 2007
McGill University B.A. - 2004
Honors: With Honors
Major: Honours Economics
Minor: Hispanic Languages

PAST EMPLOYMENT POSITIONS

Office of the Public Defender, Assistant Public Defender, 2007 - 2013
Wade, Friedman & Sutter, P.C., 2013 - 2015

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