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 the lead criminal defense lawyer at Livesay & Myers, P.C. 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. Mr. Griffitts currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
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 earned his law degree from American University after completing his undergraduate degree at George Mason University. Prior to entering private practice, he served as a judicial law clerk for three judges in the Arlington County Circuit Court. Mr. Villarroel works in the firm’s Manassas office, and represents clients all across Prince William County and Northern Virginia.
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.
“Fernando [Villarroel] went above and beyond as did Hannah. I had a very difficult situation/case in which other known lawyers refused to take. Fernando was honest with me from the very beginning and he nor Hannah ever gave me false hope. They did give me their undivided attention and time all the way up to the morning of my court appearance. I was so afraid as I was at risk of losing my career, retirement plan, and health insurance. Hannah always responded immediately to all my calls and emails. Fernando also gave his time to talk with me over the phone as I live 1 hour and 15 minutes away from where I received the speeding ticket. They even told me I didn’t have to appear as they were representing me! I chose to appear and I am glad not only because of the outcome but because I was able to meet Fernando who inspired me with his story as to why he is a defense lawyer. If you want someone who will truly fight for you then this is who you should call and hire! I asked for his business cards as we parted so that I may help any friends, family, co-workers, and employees by referring them to this Law firm!” – Karen G.
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.