Marie Washington is so well known in Warrenton that she hardly needs an introduction. Popular not only for her legal expertise, she is also deeply involved in our community. Whether it’s supporting Habitat for Humanity, the Salvation Army or other charitable organizations, or being out and about at Warrenton Town Limits or First Fridays, Ms. Washington simply seems to be everywhere. Voted best lawyer in Warrenton Lifestyle’s Best of Warrenton/Best of Fauquier survey for 8 years in a row, one of her objectives is to demystify the legal system and help people understand that attorneys are normal people and that anyone needing the assistance of an attorney should not be intimidated. Active and influential with young people and education, she mentors and serves as a positive role model for students entering the legal profession.
Recently she has been named to the 2018 class of Leaders in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. Leaders in Law recognizes those across the commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. The honorees are chosen for their outstanding contributions to the practice of law in Virginia, significant achievements through the practice of law, leadership in improving the justice system, and important contributions to Virginia’s legal community and/or the community at large. Washington says, “I am humbled and honored to be nominated for such a distinguished award amongst some of the most admirable peers.”
At her Warrenton, Virginia law practice, Washington represents clients in a wide array of matters, including contracts, business, criminal violations, domestic relations and estate planning. She is an active member of the Virginia State Bar, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association, and the Fauquier & Prince William County Bar Associations. Washington served on the Virginia State Bar Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board from 2011 to 2014, and served on the Board of Governors for the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar until 2017.