Lawyers in Warrenton VA

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Warrenton VA Attorneys

Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, is a top full-service legal firm in Warrenton, Virginia, boasting a team of a former prosecutor, a former district court judge, and highly-skilled trial and appeals attorneys. For decades, we have assisted individuals, organizations, and businesses in resolving the most complex legal issues.

We are natives of Warrenton, VA, but we serve clients across Northern Virginia. Our attorneys focus their full attention on defending your rights and bringing you the best possible results.

Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC Attorneys

Meet the Award-winning attorneys at Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, who are behind this successful law firm.

William Ashwell is a career litigator who has built a regional and statewide reputation for assisting clients in the most serious of situations and in high profile matters. A native of Warrenton, Mr. Ashwell has solidified himself as a leader in the field of civil and criminal litigation and beyond. A steadfast believer in giving back to the community, Mr. Ashwell balances his time between his family and giving back to the community that he calls home. A Virginia Super Lawyers Rising star for outstanding legal experience and success, Mr. Ashwell serves Northern Virginia, Piedmont region, and clients statewide, continuing to be a staple of the courtroom.

Greg Ashwell maintained a private law practice before serving as a State prosecutor for 25 years and then serving as a Virginia District Court judge for nearly 14 years. When he retired from the bench, his passion for law and serving the community only grew. He is now a mediator and representing the people of Warrenton, Northern Virginia, and the Piedmont region in areas of wills, trusts and probate, general commercial and business issues, land use and zoning, real estate transactions, among others.

Richard Bartels is a former in-house counsel at a Charlottesville biotech company. His experience is in contracts, employment law, civil litigation, and state and federal regulatory law. Besides his legal experience, Richard brings his passion and knowledge of technology.

Lindsay Lehew is a former prosecutor who focused on serious misdemeanor and felony criminal cases. Now, Lindsay handles criminal and civil litigation and domestic relations.

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We Are Prepared To Win

Clients choose Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, because of our track record – from civil litigation and family law matters to complex real estate issues and capital murder. By focusing 100% of our knowledge and skills on preparing cases and clients, we can deliver better outcomes – and a better experience every step of the way.

Smart, Fair And Easy To Work With

Despite their caliber of legal proficiency, our attorneys are approachable, down-to-earth and unfailingly civil during preparation and in court. And while we don’t charge more than other local area practices, we do cover more ground for those legal fees. By pairing new technology with our depth of experience, we accelerate the process to help clients effectively resolve a wide range of legal challenges.

Why Choose Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC?

Clients choose Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, because of our excellent track record and legacy of high-caliber representation. Here’s why you should choose us:

  • We provide legal services in several practice areas, making us a one-stop shop law firm for families and businesses across Northern Virginia.
  • Our seasoned attorneys have handled hundreds of legal cases and trials over the decades. Our knowledge and experience have consistently proven successful in negotiation rooms and courts.
  • Our attorneys come from diverse legal backgrounds, from defense lawyers to former prosecutors and judges. We have served on every side of the justice system and are familiar with every trick in the book.
  • We treat our clients with dignity, compassion, and professionalism and make sure they are well informed at every step of the process.
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Our Practice Areas

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Civil Litigation

Civil Litigation

  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Disputes
  • Construction Litigation
  • Libel and Slander cases
  • Employment litigation

Our deep understanding and experience in civil litigation make our attorneys formidable advocates for you. We help clients seek maximum compensation or damages from civil suits and provide strong defense when they face challenges.


Appeals & Appellate Advocacy

Appeals & Appellate Advocacy

We are trial attorneys who handle appeals at the state and federal levels. We can accompany you throughout your legal journey and fight for your rights up to the last minute. Our attorneys understand:

  • What needs to be presented at trial
  • How to properly preserve objections, and
  • How to position your case for the optimal chance at a favorable decision on appeal.
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Criminal Defense

Criminal Defense

  • DUI
  • Traffic Violations
  • Juvenile Offenses
  • Drug Crimes
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Violent Crimes
  • White Collar Crime

When facing criminal charges in Warrenton, VA, Ashwell & Ashwell are available to provide you with the highest-caliber legal representation and defense. Our combined knowledge of criminal law as attorneys, prosecutors, and judges will give your case an edge and safeguard you from unexpected scenarios.

Business and Commercial Law

Business & Commercial Law

Business & Commercial Law

  • Business contracts
  • Employment documents
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Incorporation documents
  • Operating Agreements

If you are looking for a law firm to advise your business on routine business matters and represent you in complex lawsuits, Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, is what you need.

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Divorce & Family Law

Divorce & Family Law

  • Divorce
  • Adoption
  • Custody
  • Child Support
  • Paternity

Our VA lawyers are knowledgeable in divorce and family laws. Their agility with new legal approaches is especially valuable in high-asset divorces, contentious child custody, and paternity cases where much is at stake.

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Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

Personal Injury & Wrongful Death

  • Car, motorcycle, and truck accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Fatal accidents and wrongful death
  • Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
  • Premises Liability Slip and Fall Accidents

When an accident alters your loved one’s life or claims it, we are the attorneys to call. An experienced attorney from Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, can make all the difference in your case.

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Real Estate

Real Estate

  • Adverse Possession claims
  • Boundary and easement disputes
  • Escrow and earnest money disputes
  • Foreclosures
  • Landlord-tenant issues
  • Lease agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements
  • Real estate settlements
  • Short sales
  • Title issues
  • Zoning violations and appeals

The attorneys at Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, are experienced in Virginia real state law. They can help you navigate any commercial or residential real estate transaction.

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Wills & Estates

Wills & Estates

  • Estate Administration
  • Probate Litigation
  • Wills

Experienced attorneys at Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, have decades of experience compassionately guiding families through the probate process. Our attorneys are available to help you with all your estate planning matters.

Our Service Areas

We serve Warrenton, VA, and communities across Northern Virginia, including:


Arlington County

Albemarle County

Clarke County

Culpeper County

City of Charlottesville

Orange County

Fairfax City

Fauquier County

Frederick County

King George County

Loudoun County

Madison County

City of Manassas

Greene County

Page County

Prince William County

Rappahannock County

Stafford County

Warren County

The Town of Warrenton

City of Winchester

Fairfax County

Town of Front Royal

Albemarle Circuit Court Horse Racing Trust Litigation

Represented members of the Foxfield Racing Association, Inc., in resolving a dispute over the future of the races and development of the properties held by the association.

Federal 4th Circuit Court Of Appeals

Challenged the government’s unconstitutional search of a litigant’s home and property based on the single click of an internet link, sparking a 100-page dissent and gaining international attention of internet civil liberties groups in

Multimillion-Dollar Land Acquisition

Represented a nonprofit in a multimillion-dollar land acquisition and negotiated with municipality to ensure that affordable housing remained in place for hundreds of families.

Six-Figure Personal Injury Claim

Obtained a defense verdict on a six-figure personal injury claim after conclusion of the plaintiff’s evidence during a motion to strike.

Trade Secrets Matter

Obtained a dismissal of an injunction and complaint for damages of a trade secrets matter.

Virginia Court of Appeals: Commonwealth v. Spell

Successfully appealed a jury verdict finding a client guilty of contributing to the delinquency of a minor resulting in reversal or dismissal of the indictment in

Virginia Supreme Court: Chacey v. Garvey

In reversing the trial court’s award of attorney’s fees, attorneys of Ashwell & Ashwell, PLLC, set aside a six-figure sum that resulted in a net positive award for their client on remand. Chacey v. Garvey set a legal precedent that for attorney’s fees to be recoverable, the general assembly must clearly, precisely and unambiguously declare its intention to do so. This precedent-setting case prompted the Virginia General Assembly to act by clarifying the statute at issue.

Virginia Supreme Court: Shepherd v. Conde

Represented clients in precedent-establishing case of Shepherd v. Conde, clarifying the powers under the Virginia Property Owners’ Association Act.

Virginia Supreme Court: Weatherholt v. Commonwealth

Argued against a defendant’s denial of his Sixth Amendment right to counsel after the suspension of trial counsel during critical stages of the prosecution in Weatherholt v. Commonwealth.

Schedule a Consultation with a Warrenton, Virginia Attorney

When you need an experienced attorney in Warrenton, VA, look no further than Ashwell & Ashwell. We handle a wide variety of cases in different practice areas. No matter your legal issue, we can help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation. Consultations related to Criminal or Personal Injury matters are free.