Our Defense Attorneys
The highly-rated criminal and traffic defense lawyers at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients across Northern Virginia. The size and resources of our firm allow us to offer a comprehensive, aggressive defense to each client. Our attorneys are supported by a team of paralegals and law clerks. We also have a network of private investigators and forensic experts at our disposal. The strength of our legal team is reflected in our client reviews and recognition by various legal organizations.
Be sure to visit the comprehensive Criminal Law section of our website for answers to all your questions on Virginia criminal and traffic law.
Ben Griffitts is our senior criminal defense lawyer. A 2004 graduate of George Mason University School of Law, he has over a decade’s experience handling every type of criminal matter in the courts of Northern Virginia—from serious felonies, violent crimes and drug charges to misdemeanors, DUI and traffic cases. Mr. Griffitts is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Prince William County Bar Association and National College for DUI Defense. In 2012, he was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association.
Fernando Villarroel is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively criminal defense. He is experienced in handling every type of criminal matter in Virginia, from serious felonies, violent crimes, and drug charges to traffic and misdemeanor cases. Mr. Villarroel works in the firm’s Manassas office, and represents clients all across Prince William County and Northern Virginia. He earned his law degree from American University after completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University. Mr. Villarroel is fluent in Spanish.
Our Client Reviews
“I was represented by Atty. Ben Griffits for a case in Manassas. In my initial interview, I was very pleased with his responses to my questions and concerns. He seemed to be very knowledgeable about the County Court system, various ‘personalities’ of the judges and prosecutors, and the process we would need to go through for my case. I was also very satisfied with his negotiations on my behalf, and with the outcome of the case. Ben’s encouragement and understanding throughout the process were much appreciated and I would definitely consult with him – or any of the Attorneys at the firm, on any other legal matter that I would have.” – Tom B.
“[Ben] Griffitts and his team were extremely helpful. I have never been in a position like this and quite frankly did not know what to do. I was new to the area and had no idea about the lawyers in the area. When I called and talked to Hannah she confidently assured me Mr. Griffitts was the Attorney for me! She was spot on. He listens and goes over all options and possibilities. He gives his honest opinion and works the case from beginning to end, never cutting corners. When I called the office most of the time I was put right through to Hannah who addressed all my concerns in a timely manner. I felt they really took my case personally. If I ever need a lawyer in the future and he will take my case, it will be Mr. Griffitts and his team.” – Karen B.
Free Consultation. If you have been charged with a crime in Northern Virginia, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced defense attorneys today. Each of our offices are open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm; during off-hours please send us an email and we will get back to you as soon as possible.