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Ann Thayer

Ann Thayer

The Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC
  • Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, DUI & DWI ...
  • Virginia
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Ethics and Professionalism
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Afsana Chowdhury
Reviewed by Afsana Chowdhury July 10, 2020
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Ann is extremely sharp, has great legal reasoning and analytical skills, and passionately advocates for her clients. At the same time, she is well liked by her peers and colleagues and has a great reputation in the legal community. She definitely has my endorsement as a top criminal lawyer in our area.
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Summary

Attorney Ann Thayer practices primarily in the areas of DUI, criminal, and traffic defense. She also handles protective orders for both sides and expungements. She has a passion for defense of both juveniles and adults that find themselves in trouble. Ms. Thayer attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2000. Attending Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA, Ms. Thayer worked with the Prince William County Attorney’s Office and The Air Force Judge Advocate General (JAG) in Warner Robins, GA as an intern before obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2004. Following law school, Ms. Thayer worked on several mergers and acquisitions as a contract attorney with various firms in the Virginia and Washington, D.C. area. Ms. Thayer then worked for the Fredericksburg Public Defender’s Office (2005-2007) and then went on to work for two different criminal firms in Northern Virginia (2007-2012) before partnering with Gretchen Taylor (2012-2020). Ms. Thayer founded her own law firm The Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC on February 1, 2020. Ms. Thayer is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax County Bar Association and the Criminal Section in Fairfax, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, and the National College of DUI Defense. She is also a founding member of DUIDLA (Driving Under the Influence Defense Lawyers Association). She handles cases in the Counties of Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, and Prince William as well as the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Manassas and Manassas Park. She also handles Town of Vienna, Herndon, and Dumfries cases.
Ann offers a free consultation so she can get an understanding of your case, answer your questions, explain your options, and inform you how she can defend your case.

Practice Areas
  • Domestic Violence
  • Juvenile Law
  • DUI & DWI
  • Criminal Law
  • Traffic Tickets
  • Animal & Dog Law
Additional Practice Areas
  • Civil Protective Orders
  • Expungements
  • License Restoration/Restricted License
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Zoom
  • Google Duo
  • WebEx
Fees
  • Free Consultation
    I am happy to talk to you over the phone or have you come in to my office. I leave that up to you and whatever will make you more comfortable.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, or Discover
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Principal
Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC
- Current
Partner, Attorney
Taylor Law Company
- Current
Attorney, Managing Attorney Fairfax Office
Price Benowitz LLP
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Associate
Law Office of T Kevin Wilson
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Assistant Public Defender
Fredericksburg Public Defender Office
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Summer Intern
AIR FORCE JAG, Warner RObins, GA
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Summer Intern
Prince William County Attorney
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Education
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
J.D. (2004) | Law
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Roanoke College
B.A. (2000) | Criminal Justice
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Awards
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
American Society of Legal Advocates
Mastering Scientfic Evidence DWI
TCDLA/NCDD
Completion of Summer Session
National College of DUI Defense
Certificate of Completion Summer Session
National College for DUI Defense
Mastering Scientific Evidence DWI
TCDLA/NCDD
Evidentiary Breath Alcohol Technician
Industrial Training and Design
Mastering Scientific Ecidence in DWI
NCDD/TCDLA
Completion of NHTSA/IACP DWI Seminar
La Pier and Associates
Completion of Trial Skills Bootcamp
Indigent Defense Commission
Professional Associations
Fairfax Bar Association
Member
Current
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DUIDLA (DUI Defense Lawyers Association)
Founding Member
- Current
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United States District Court Eastern District of Virginia
Admitted to Practice
- Current
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NACDL
Member
- Current
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NWAA (Northern VA Womens Attorney Association)
Member
- Current
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Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
Member
- Current
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National College of DUI Defense (NCDD)
Member
- Current
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Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Member
- Current
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Virginia Bar Association, Criminal Law Section
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Website- Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC
Legal Answers
1 Questions Answered

Q. Do I have a right to defend my property using deadly force?
A: No. Property owners cannot resort to the use of deadly force to defend their property. This general rule is based on the principle that no property is worth more than a human life, even if the human life happens to belong to an intruder. A property owner may only use reasonable force to prevent someone from entering his or her property or removing something from his or her property. While the use of deadly force is not permitted, defending property by means that might otherwise constitute battery or other intentional torts is lawful if the means are a reasonable use of self-help (e.g., tackling a thief in your backyard or locking an intruder in the basement until the police arrive). In most states, however, a property owner’s use of deadly force is allowed if an intruder is a threat to the property owner’s safety or is committing a forcible felony.
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Contact & Map
Law Office of Ann Thayer, PLLC
4101 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 106
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 940-0001
Cell: (717) 421-7948
Fax: (703) 884-8636
Monday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Tuesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Thursday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Friday: 8 AM - 6 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed (Today)
Notice: We have a 24/7 answering service so if there is an urgent matter you can be connected to us immediately. We also do phone and video meetings in the evenings and on the weekends outside regular business hours.
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