Reviews

At The Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC, effectively guiding individuals facing criminal accusations through the process is of the utmost importance. Our Fairfax defense attorney provides focused, one-on-one attention and trusted legal advice to help them understand their charges, possible outcomes, and legal options. Read what our past clients have to say about our service. If you’ve been charged with a crime, call us at (703) 940-0001 or contact us online today.

  • I was lucky to have her help me.

    Ms. Thayer is a great lawyer, professional and caring. I was lucky to have her help me with the protective order against me. Finally the case has been denied.

    - Phong

  • I have a second chance to turn my life around, and I am very grateful for it. Thank you.
    After getting myself into some legal trouble right after I turned 18, my father introduced me to Ann and her help was much needed and also appreciated. Because of her help I am able to continue my life without having to worry about any convictions on my record and I have a second chance to turn my life around, and I am very grateful for it. Thank you.

    - Elian

  • I couldn’t possibly say enough good things about Ms. Thayer
    I couldn’t possibly say enough good things about Ms. Thayer to fully articulate how much heart and effort she puts into her work for her clients. In regards to family law, she is above and beyond, both in knowledge and dedication.

    - Shawna

  • With Ann's assistance, we achieved a most favorable result for my case.
    I had a very good experience with the Law Office of Ann Thayer in court today. I only provided 4 days notice and Ann Thayer sprang into action getting thing aligned. With Ann's assistance, we achieved a most favorable result for my case. Thanks again for the exceptional services!

    - Former Client

  • She is one of the few lawyers who says what she means and means what she says.
    Mrs. Thayer is a honest, hard working and dedicated attorney. She won my Obstruction case! During court she was professional, calm, firm and reassuring. I was honestly scared and she made me feel secure. She knew what I wanted and she worked hard to get those results. She is one of the few lawyers who says what she means and means what she says. If you want an attorney that returns your calls, emails and text messages, then I highly recommend Mrs Thayer. Also even when your case is over and or closed, if you have anymore questions or new problems she will be there to answer them. I am so thankful for her!

    - Diana

  • I would hire her over and over again!
    Where do I start..Ann is the best! She guided me through each step of the process. She is extremely honest and works very hard for her clients. I was extremely pleased with my services and would hire her over and over again! I recommend her to all of my family friends because that's exactly how she treats you. If you want the best then hire Ann Thayer! Especially if you get a ticket in Fairfax County!

    - Duke

  • Her experience and expertise is truly invaluable.
    My family desperately needed Ann's services and she completely put us at ease from day 1. Even though the outcome was not promised in any way, she stepped in and took control of the situation with her extensive knowledge. With each conversation, she calmed our nerves and prepared us for the potential outcomes. I can't explain how grateful we were to have found her. I hope we never need her services again in the future but we will be recommending her to the people we know should they. If you are in a pickle and need help, stop right here because Ann is who you need for legal help. She's a real person who will not treat you like just a number or a source of income. She won't fill your ears will fluff and empty promises. She will although give you the best outcome for your own unique situation. Her experience and expertise is truly invaluable.

    - Karis

  • I highly recommend Anne if you need lawyer!
    Anne was wonderful, she didn’t waste any time to resolve my issues. She was able to reduce my RD Charge to improper driving within two weeks without me going to court. I am very happy with her service and highly recommend Anne if you need lawyer.

    - Kwon

  • Ann Thayer is hands down one of the best attorneys!
    Ann Thayer is hands down one of the best attorneys to have and should have. She really puts her all into her clients situation as if it is hers. Me and my family are more than thankful for Ms.Thayer she has brought so much relief to not only me but my entire family. I was 17 and was accused of an armed robbery I had nothing to do with and Ms.Thayer did her best and gave it her all to prove my innocence. Thank You Ms.Thayer! Stay blessed and keep up the good work!
  • Ann worked meticulously to gain every detail of my case in order to put together an effective defense to fight the charges.

    Ann represented me on falsely accused charges filed by my former spouse. This was a very stressful and frightening period for me given the potential impact to my employment and reputation among many other concerns. During this entire episode Ann worked meticulously to gain every detail of my case in order to put together an effective defense to fight the charges. Her knowledge of the law matched with her experience and ability to navigate the Arlington Court System proved invaluable as the criminal charges against me were dismissed.

    - Former Client

  • Throughout the entire process I had many questions, and Ann took the time to reply to every one promptly and directly to the point.
    Working with Ann on my case was extremely easy, and stress-free. Throughout the entire process, I had many questions, and Ann took the time to reply to every one promptly and directly to the point, taking care to explain everything that i may have not understood. Their price was reasonable, and i never ever felt unsure about anything. Ann and the team, are definitely passionate and driven lawyers.

    - Gabriel

  • She is the type of lawyer that makes you feel like she really cares and has your best interest at heart.
    Ann Thayer is great lawyer. She represented my husband in a DUI and criminal case. She is the type of lawyer that makes you feel like she really cares and has your best interest at heart. If it wasn't for her, I don't know what we would have done. I am so thankful for her and all of her hardwork. She actually listened to what we had to say. If you need a lawyer she is the one to call. I will always remember her and be grateful that she represented us.

    - Shannelle

  • Ann is extremely professional and works very hard to get you the best possible outcome.
    Talk about a fantastic experience! It was an absolute pleasure to have Ann represent us. Ann is extremely professional and works very hard to get you the best possible outcome. In our case, she got us the best possible outcome, and then some!! She does a wonderful job of navigating her client through the confusing legal system as well. I would not hesitate to recommend her to anyone we know looking for a lawyer. Truly a pleasure to work with!! We are so thankful we found Ann.

    - Petra

  • I knew then that she cared for the person and enjoyed her job more than just collecting a paycheck. I just had to hire her immediately!
    Hello, I'm Raymond and I was facing a felony charge and a misdemeanor charge at the same time. I felt that I was being misrepresented by my previous lawyer Mark Dahlberg and had to terminate his services. That was when I discovered Ms. Ann Thayer. I contacted her by phone and immediately she started giving me advice and sharing valued information with me that I was not familiar with. I was shocked because she was helping me without being paid for it. I knew then that she cared for the person and enjoyed her job more than just collecting a paycheck. I just had to hire her immediately! She put a lot of her time into my case and made contact with me as well as my family and friends to obtain as much information as possible and to keep us well informed. She didn't hide anything from me and she told me everything just as it was, no sugar coatings. Lol. Honestly, I knew I was in the best hands with Ms. Thayer. When we were in trial her expertise, professionalism, and attitude shocked the entire courtroom. It was a tough case against the DA of Virginia Commonwealth but she was able to get the felony dropped completely and keep me out of jail. 6 years I was facing!!! Ms. Thayer saved my future and I'm forever greatful that she was there to represent me. I can't thank her enough.

    - Raymond

  • Ann is well informed, well connected, and well respected in the legal community.
    Ann Thayer represented me in Prince William County. I was surprised by the extent of her dedication to her clients and willingness to go above and beyond for them. That is not usual in this day. Ann is well informed, well connected, and well respected in the legal community. Her work ethic is one reason why. It's hard to find competent professionals these days. If you need a defense attorney, look no further than Ann Thayer.

    - George

  • I really felt very comfortable working with her, honest and straight forward.
    I got a ticket in VA in December 2013, it was 82/55 so obviously I needed a lawyer to represent me. I contacted Ann and she explained to me all the details I needed to know about the case. I really felt very comfortable working with her, honest and straight forward. Communication was excellent and she always got back to me very quickly and that was the main reason I wanted to work with her. On court day she called me and informed be about the decision before hand and it was what I expected and what we discussed. I am really very thankful to her and highly recommend her to anyone. Thanks Ann.

    - Aden

  • In court she was phenomenal! She always contacted me constantly with updates and changes with my case.
    Back in February 2012, I Earl was facing some serious charges in Loudoun County, VA. Displeased with my current attorney Patrick Anderson, I contact Ms.Ann Thayer for counsel. Ms. Thayer immediately met with me to discuss my case. She made me feel very comfortable with her. In court she was phenomenal! She always contacted me constantly with updates and changes with my case. Ms Ann is a great lawyer and I highly recommend her. Ms Ann Thayer law education spoke values in court.

    - Earl

  • No matter what time of the day, she avails her services to her clients even when the terms of her services had lapsed.

    Attorney Ann Thayer is hardworking, professional, and genuinely compassionate individual. No matter what time of the day, she avails her services to her clients even when the terms of her services had lapsed. She accommodates her clients' needs beyond their agreed time of services. Other lawyers usually take no interest on their clients' case once the case is over. She remains interested and always willing to help her clients even in circumstance that's beyond the scope of her duties.

    Atty. Ann Thayer helped my brother in getting his sentence reduced from 20 years to 5 years with 2.5 years suspended. In this society, if you're an ordinary person justice is usually unjust. Atty. Ann Thayer made it possible for my brother to be treated with fairness.

    If anyone is looking for legal assistance in the Fairfax, VA area, I highly recommend Atty. Ann Thayer. She's very reliable, dependable, hardworking, and a very compassionate person and attorney.

    - Former Client

  • Ann did everything she could and obtained the best possible outcome.
    I have no words for how grateful I am for Ann Thayer's expertise in the successful handling of my family member's case. It was extremely complicated with a lot of mitigating factors. Ann did everything she could and obtained the best possible outcome. In the case her knowledge of VA state law was greater than the judge or Commonwealth and was critical for success. She worked so very hard on this case and did so with great compassion. There aren't enough stars on the review page to rate Ann. She is truly a one if a kind...an exceptional attorney!!

    - Kathy

  • We followed Ann's advice step by step and the result is the dismissal of the case.
    Ann Thayer is a no-nonsense attorney. During our free consultation, she demonstrated her knowledge and wisdom. On the court day, she exercised her experience and expertise. We followed Ann's advice step by step and the result is the dismissal of the case. She brought normalcy back to our family life. Ann is highly recommended due to her insight, diligence and dedication to her clients.

    - MJ

  • She responded to all of emails and phone calls within 24 hours or less and empathized with all of my concerns.
    Ms. Ann Thayer was assigned to my case. I am extremely pleased with her counsel and would certainly return to her if my situation ever requires it again. She worked diligently on my behalf, learned who I was and what I preferred the outcome, explained every step of the judicial process, laid out all of my options in easy to read terms, and kept the expected outcome based in reality - no overly ambitious promises. She responded to all of emails and phone calls within 24 hours or less and empathized with all of my concerns. My situation ended under favorable conditions with the courts due to her persistence and ability to work out compromises with the prosecutor. I can't thank her enough!

    - CC

  • Ann was nice enough to provide me some meaningful information to get through my court date without requesting anything from me. That means a lot to me.
    I had a court date in the morning and was looking for help and assistance to get my case continued and Ann was nice enough to provide me some meaningful information to get through my court date without requesting anything from me. That means a lot to me.

    - Chris

  • She was an easy choice after speaking with many lawyers about my issue. I felt her to be the most sharp and up to date.
    Ann Thayer handled a DUI/Reckless case for me. She was an easy choice after speaking with many lawyers about my issue. I felt her to be the most sharp and up to date. She was able to notice some discrepancies in the case that led to an outcome of a speeding ticket. I’m grateful and would definitely recommend her!

    - Former Client

  • She gave me a clear view of our possible outcomes, and I was extremely surprised and grateful to have the case dismissed.

    Attorney Ann Thayer represented me during an HOV violation case. I found her to be confident, knowledgeable, compassionate, and focused. She gave me a clear view of our possible outcomes, and I was extremely surprised and grateful to have the case dismissed.

    I would highly recommend Ms. Thayer for legal representation.

    - Ben

  • Shows from beginning the clients best interest is at hand and strived to do anything possible.
    Professional demeanor. Shows from beginning the clients best interest is at hand and strived to do anything possible. Friendly. Knowledgable. SMART. Affordable. Timely with information or answers to questions. Had a sense of comfort knowing who was representing me. Made a dreaded legal experience less dreadful. Keeping the number and recommending. Definitely would turn to again. no complaints what-so-ever. Best lawyer I've ever had (not the only one either)

    - Caitlin

  • She’s extremely punctual, efficient, provides realistic expectations, and does outstanding work.

    Anne Thayer is the best lawyer I have ever worked with, She’s extremely punctual, efficient, provides realistic expectations, and does outstanding work. I couldn’t have asked for a better lawyer.

    - Former Client

  • She is professional and a true blessing to our family.
    Ms Thayer was outstanding in her knowledge of the law. Her constant communication was so helpful during this stressful time. She is professional and a true blessing to our family. I highly recommend.

    - Paula

  • Honest with you and works to gain good outcomes.
    Definitely the right choice and very prepared to handle judgments. Honest with you and works to gain good outcomes. Most of all “just good people”.

    - John

  • I thank once again for a winning, well-planned approach and most of all for making sure I was victorious.
    Ms Thayer (Ann), I want to thank you so much for how you represented me on my court case. From the very first phone call and how quickly you responded back to me, all the way to the day after my court appearance, you made me feel as if I was your only client. I found myself in a situation where I had no idea how to handle and you walked me through every part of the process in clear, simple detail that I was able to understand and that really put me at ease. The fact that you rearrange my court date so I can maintain my family vacation did more for me and my family than you can imagine and I am forever grateful for your dedicated, professional and exceptional service. The research you did and the coaching you give my wife and I in preparation for my trail date was exactly what we needed to win and everything happen exactly as you prepared us. Your knowledge of the law and understanding of the system is unmatched and I was so glad that you were representing me. I thank once again for a winning, well-planned approach and most of all for making sure I was victorious. You left nothing to chance and if I am ever in need of a lawyer you will be the first person I call. Thank you

    - Former Client

  • From the first time I sat down with Ann, I felt that she could help.
    This was the first time I found myself in this situation (criminal family assault and civil protective order). The big problem for me was that my wife put me in this bad situation. I had few friends and family to support me because I was new to the country. I did not understand the situation I was facing. From the first time I sat down with Ann, I felt that she could help. I also felt she was very confident and professional. I met with Ann for a consult and then went to court for my hearing where they gave me the right to have an attorney appointed for low cost because my income was low. After my first appointment with the court appointed attorney, I made a decision to hire Ann. Since I had a civil protective order hearing and a criminal charge the cases were on different days. Ann was in court in another county for the civil protective order hearing. However, I was lucky enough to meet her partner Gretchen. Gretchen is so smart and also made me feel comfortable when I met with her. I believed they made an excellent team working together on my case. Ann and Gretchen responded to all my emails and questions in a way I could understand. They were prompt in responding as well. When I needed to schedule an appointment to meet with one of them about my case, it happened quickly. Gretchen and Ann made feel as if I was their only client. Thank goodness they did because now there is no protective order thanks to Gretchen. Ann got me a Not Guilty verdict on the assault charge. I can start my life in the country I have always dreamed about living in. I give a big thanks to Ann Thayer and Gretchen Taylor. I will never forget them.

    - Former Client

  • She saved me from possible jail time and cut what I had to pay in half.
    I recently was ticketed for speeding 20 over in a work zone and Ann Thayer as my lawyer got it reduced and I paid court cost and took an online driving class she saved me from possible jail time and cut what I had to pay in half I have used a lawyer a couple other times but no more I have found mine for life I would recommend her to anyone for just about any case

    - Former Client

  • You are truly a credit to the bar and have a bright future ahead of you.

    Dear Ann,

    Thank you so much for your deft handling of my case. I am most grateful to you. People curse the profession of the law until they need a lawyer. Then they stop cursing. I know better. You are truly a credit to the bar and have a bright future ahead of you. All the best.

    - Former Client

  • She was very professional, compassionate, organized, clear, and--most importantly--effective.

    We are extremely happy with Ms. Thayer's legal representation. She was very professional, compassionate, organized, clear, and--most importantly--effective. Her preparation of evidence before the trial and her negotiations with the prosecutor produced the result we hoped for. I would highly recommend Ms. Thayer's services.

    I was living in Fairfax, VA for a while and got into trouble with the law. I was referred to Ann Thayer Criminal Defense Attorney. My Experience with her as a Defense attorney was great. She was very understanding and extremely knowledgeable. She investigated all of the facts and came up with a terrific case for me that allowed me to win my case. I am very satisfied that I chose Ann to be my lawyer and would recommend her to anybody in legal need. I trust them to do a good job for you as they did for me.

    - Former Client

  • Ann Thayer is unstoppable in bringing equal justice for her clients.

    Atty Ann Thayer is an excellent criminal defense attorney. The combination of a smart and very hard working person is one of Ann Thayer's attributes. Her professional expertise of the law, and personal concerns for her clients set her apart from other attorneys. Ann Thayer is unstoppable in bringing equal justice for her clients.

    Eight months ago, my brother was accused of unlawful videotaping of a minor. He was in jail for almost a month without a court-appointed attorney. When Ann Thayer came in the picture, she immediately took the burden away from me of having to deal with the messy court and jail systems. I wasn't getting any sleep for a month worrying about my brother. Thank God, Ann Thayer came along. She's not just a lawyer, Ann is also an educator. She's very persistent in making sure I understood what was going on, what to expect and what she can do/what she will do for my brother's defense. She never got tired of re-explaining things to me, to my brother-her client, and later on to other family members. Ann is a very passionate about her work and she's a very determined person. She's one-of-a-kind. With Ann Thayer, you'll be in good hands, and you'll never feel you are alone and helpless. In the end, Ann got my brother's sentence reduced from 20 yrs. to 3 yrs.

    If you're ever in need of an attorney, I HIGHLY recommend hiring Ann Thayer

    - Former Client

  • She exceeded all my expectations and delivered results that I thought were unobtainable.
    I received a citation for reckless driving by speed; I searched and interviewed a number of lawyers. In the end, my decision to put my trust in Ms. Thayer is one that I do not regret. She exceeded all my expectations and delivered results that I thought were unobtainable. Though I was worried about the outcome, she assured me it would work out in the end. She was right! I liked the fact that she handled my case personally and did not pass it off to a "team". If you find yourself in the same predicament, I highly recommend you consult with her first, then check out some other attorneys, you'll find yourself going back to her. A coworker received the same citation the same week I did and commented about how much cheaper her attorney was than mine, needless to say, her attorney did not deliver the results Ms. Thayer did.

    - Former Client

  • She made me feel comfortable with choosing her to represent me, and the outcome is exactly what I wanted.
    Ann Thayer was a professional (not just with her words, but her dress, and demeanor), well educated, intelligent and well-mannered lawyer. She made me feel comfortable with choosing her to represent me, and the outcome is exactly what I wanted. She was timely in responding back to me if I had any questions, and she gave everything to me straight. I enjoyed working with her and am very pleased with her representation in my case.

    - Former Client

  • She talked with us often and answered inquiries quickly. We love Ann!
    Ann went over and beyond for our son. She cared about what was to happen to him, even when he was not cooperating and participating in his defense. She talked with us often and answered inquiries quickly. We love Ann!

    - Former Client

  • Ann was very responsive, with rapid research and helpful advice to make sure my case went well.
    Your chatbot was very helpful getting my business since it made it very easy to engage your firm. Ann was very responsive, with rapid research and helpful advice to make sure my case went well. Ann is an excellent communicator who could explain the legal terms and what to expect very concisely.

    - Former Client

  • She takes her cases seriously and makes sure her clients are protected.
    Attorney Thayer is honest and open about your prognosis and advises you about how the case is going. She takes her cases seriously and makes sure her clients are protected. If you want someone who cares about you, someone with steely resolve, contact Ann.

    - Former Client

  • She is passionate about protecting the rights of her clients.
    Ann Thayer is persistent yet passionate. She has strong communications and interpersonal skills. Ann has a deep understanding of her area of legal specialty. She is passionate about protecting the rights of her clients. A keen and tactical thinker, she is strategic and thoughtful with her process.

    - Former Client

  • She brought my Class 1 misdemeanor charge down to a small fine. Trust me, you want this firm on your side in court.
    As many others have said, Ann is incredible at what she does. She brought my Class 1 misdemeanor charge down to a small fine. Trust me, you want this firm on your side in court.

    - Sean

  • Her hard work, due diligence and putting the best interest of my 15 year old son saved his life.
    I would recommend Ann to anyone in need of an attorney. Her hard work, due diligence and putting the best interest of my 15 year old son saved his life. We are forever indebted to her.

    - Deana

  • She is experienced and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her to anyone who is having legal issues.
    Ann Thayer was thorough and professional the entire time she represented me in my case. She is experienced and knowledgeable and I highly recommend her to anyone who is having legal issues.

    - Daniel

  • She was able to notice some discrepancies in the case which led to a reduced penalty!
    Ann Thayer handled a DUI/Reckless case for me. She was an easy choice after speaking with many lawyers about my issue. I felt her to be the most sharp and up to date. She was able to notice some discrepancies in the case that led to an outcome of a speeding ticket. I’m grateful and would definitely recommend her!

    - Former Client

  • Best lawyer and a best human!
    I highly recommend Ann Thayer, she has the patience and integrity. And she is compassionate to people, unlike other lawyers she worries less about her time for a free consultation and gives an honest one, that money can’t buy. Like I told her, I never had a pre-consultation like she provided and I talked to 10-15 lawyers before her for my case. I recommend her as I think she is a best lawyer and a best human.

    - Roj

  • The best attorney I have worked with.
    My experience with Ann has been excellent, she is the best attorney I have worked with so far. Highly recommend.

    - Mehnaz

  • I was so LUCKY to find her. I HIGHLY recommend her; you will not be disappointed.
    Ann Thayer was amazing. I literally "threw a dart" in Google to find a lawyer. We were lucky to find her. She always prompt in responding to me (unlike past lawyers) and available. She was super clear in explaining everything and knew exactly what she was talking about. I have NEVER had a lawyer follow-up like she did. I was so LUCKY to find her. I HIGHLY recommend her; you will not be disappointed.

    - Patricia

  • I honestly don't know where you will find a better lawyer than Ann.

    I would be willing to bet that in the vast majority of cases the police violate the rights of those they charge with crimes. Even an "honest" police officer may make mistakes (such as searching a young boy's bag without permission, or detaining him and forgetting to read him the Miranda warning). Why should you be punished for not following the law when the police officer also neglected to follow the law?

    I called Ann for a free consultation concerning my son's case. She spent at least 20 minutes on the phone with me and after listening to the details, she pointed out how the police had violated my son's rights multiple times. She filed a motion to suppress the evidence that was illegally obtained and the prosecutor dropped the charges.

    In the past, I've gone to lawyers for free consultations and found that most don't want to spend more than a minute with you before asking for money, and I've found many lawyers simply don't know the law. Ann, however, will take time to analyze all the details of your case and give you advice about how to proceed.

    During my son's case, I must have exchanged more than 20 emails with her. I gave her all the information I could find, and I kept her informed about any new developments. She used every single fact and document I gave her to build a case that showed the prosecution she meant business. I tried to handle one case against my son without a lawyer and paid dearly. If I have to ever go to court again, I'm going to call Ann because I know she will work to make sure I have a good outcome, no matter how minor the case.

    Here is my advice: Call Ann! Make sure you write down bullet points of what happened while it's fresh in your memory. Tell Ann the details. She will take notes, ask lots of questions, and tell you what she can do for you. I know many lawyers will not even do that.

    I called her on a Friday, and the next Monday she was in court representing my son at his initial hearing. A month later we went to trial and we had the best possible outcome. She even helped us get a punishment related to a previous charge removed due to medical reasons.

    Although Ann fulfilled the terms of her contract with me and could just walk away, she is helping my son recover property the police officer took from him, AND she said she would be with him later this month when he will be called to testify against a dangerous character who has already made threats against him. Isn't she amazing?!?

    I honestly don't know where you will find a better lawyer than Ann. Call Ann and then call a couple of other lawyers and you'll see what I'm talking about. Thanks to her my son learned that you can fight for your rights when you've been violated. Her fees were extremely fair--about one-third of what I expected to pay. Stop reading reviews and CALL ANN NOW!

    - Mike