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John A. Kassabian

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John A. Kassabian joined the family firm in 2002 after having served as a Prosecutor in Fairfax County and Prince William County. Specializing in criminal defense, traffic defense and civil related matters, John has an extensive criminal law background and has handled a wide variety of cases for numerous clients in the Northern Virginia area. John has a good working professional relationship with members of the court system and has the experience and clear understanding of how to legally evaluate, negotiate and effectively present criminal and traffic related defenses in the courtroom – invaluable high level experience and know how that directly benefits his clients. John is particularly proud of the fact that he receives referrals from many different sources to include, not only former clients and their family members, but also other actively practicing and retired lawyers, law enforcement officers from various jurisdictions, active and retired judges, probation officers, court clerks and court personnel.

Throughout his legal career, John has represented numerous clients on violent and nonviolent felonies, misdemeanor, traffic and civil related matters in courts throughout Northern Virginia. He handles many different kinds of criminal and traffic related matters, ranging from serious violent and non-violent felonies, sex crimes, criminal misdemeanors, serious traffic related felony charges, protective orders and simple traffic infractions, to include the following:

  • DUI/ DWI
  • Underage DUI/DWI
  • Refusal to take breath test
  • Reckless driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving on suspended license
  • No valid operator's license
  • Hit & run
  • Speeding to elude
  • Racing
  • Robbery
  • Kidnapping
  • Car-jacking
  • Larceny
  • Conspiracy
  • Credit card theft, credit card fraud, credit card forgery
  • False pretenses
  • Uttering
  • Violent crimes against the person
  • Murder and Manslaughter
  • Aggravated malicious wounding
  • Malicious wounding
  • Unlawful wounding
  • Gang related criminal offenses
  • Assault on Police Officer
  • Assault and battery
  • Domestic assault and battery
  • Unauthorized use of motor vehicle
  • Unlawful entry
  • Felony drug offenses, distribution of drugs, possession with intent to distribute drugs
  • Misdemeanor drug offenses, possession of drugs
  • Rape; statutory rape; carnal knowledge​
  • Sodomy
  • Aggravated sexual battery
  • Child Molestation
  • Indecent liberties
  • Indecent exposure
  • Sexual Battery
  • Solicitation
  • Prostitution
  • Seduction
  • Contributing to the delinquency of a minor
  • Peeping
  • Failure to register as a sexual offender
  • Child pornography
  • Online sex crimes of minors
  • Extortion
  • Sex crimes involving juveniles
  • Use of a firearm in the commission of a felony
  • Brandishing
  • Assault on a police officer
  • Drunk in public
  • Underage possession of alcohol
  • Trespassing
  • Disorderly conduct
  • Obstruction of justice
  • Arson
  • Restoration of driver's license
  • Protective orders and protective order violations
  • Dangerous dogs
  • Expungement of police and court records
  • Probation violations
  • Juvenile felony and misdemeanor crimes

John Kassabian provides trusted and high level legal services to those individuals who find themselves charged with criminal or traffic related offenses in the following jurisdictions in Virginia: Fairfax County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, Fauquier County, Stafford County, Madison County, City of Alexandria, City of Falls Church, Town of Herndon and the Town of Vienna

John is actively engaged in the legal community on a state and local level by holding a variety of bar admissions, serving on various bar positions and is involved in numerous legal training roles to include the following:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Bar Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Lawyer Disciplinary Committee
  • Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Lawyer Referral
  • Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors (Secretary)
  • Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Committee
  • Fairfax Bar Association General District Court Committee
  • Fairfax Bar Association Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Committee
  • Ombudsman of the General District Court Judicial Feedback Program of the Fairfax Bar Association
  • Mentor, Fairfax Bar Association Mentorship Program
  • American Inn of Court-George Mason American Inn of Court
  • Mentor, American Inn of Court-George Mason Inn of Court
  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Guest Legal Instructor
  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy, Moot Court Training of Law Enforcement Recruits

Recent Blog Posts


  • Goes above and beyond

    Before even hiring Mr. Kassabian to represent my case he clearly laid out the legal process that I would have to go through and was honest about what he could do to help me. My case was nolle prosequied, thanks to Mr. Kassabian. Every step of the way he provided me with clear guidance and was exc...
  • Clear and Comprehensive Legal Services

    Mr. Kassabian's fees were very reasonable for these services. I consider him a consummate professional with all of the knowledge and skills requisite to the legal profession.
  • Outstanding Legal Work

    I found Mr. Kassabian to be an outstanding Lawyer. First, his legal knowledge and ability to work with all parties led to a positive outcome. Second, he has integrity--you can count him to be candid and he means what he says. Finally, we works well with the client. He kept me informed and walked ...
  • It doesnt get any better than John Kassabian

    When I tell people my ticket got dropped, the look on people face is priceless. The only thing they wanna know is, who I hired. If you need a lawyer trust me you NEED to hire him.
  • Excellent attorney!

    Mr. Kassabian is incredibly knowledgeable and was very effective at explaining my options. He was able to resolve a serious matter as well as protecting me from civil liability, something I was not aware of before meeting with John. I am very very thankful to have had him as an attorney and would...
  • Great Legal Representation

    He was able to successfully resolve a possession of marijuana charge and helped with the expungement process.
  • Best Lawyer

    I was recommended by my colleagues to hire Mr. John Kassabian. After speaking to Mr. John I felt confident that I made the best decision to hire him. Getting a traffic ticket, dealing with insurance and appearing in court is a stressful process as it consumes lot of time. Mr. John guided me all t...
  • Excellent Experience with Mr. John Kassibian

    I had a very positive experience working with Kassabian & Kassabian Law firm on my case. Attorney John Kassabian is a reliable, punctual, knowledgeable and honest lawyer. He was always available for my questions. He responded to all my phone calls in a timely fashion. I had a serious traffic ...

    I was referred to John Kassabian by a good friend of mine back in August of 2016. I had a difficult case because this was my second reckless and my third ticket within a two month period. Mr. Kassabian was able to reduce my reckless to improper driving and got another ticket completely dropped. I...
  • Mr. Kassabian took care of me

    I have known Mr. Kassabian for the past six years. He has represented me on cases relating to possession of marijuana, drunk in public, and revoked license. He has taken care of me with great professionalism, attention to small details, and I always had positive outcomes. He's always prompt at r...
  • Professionalism to the Highest Degree

    John A. Kassabian is the first and only lawyer I've ever worked with but he is exactly what I think every lawyer should be like. He let me know everything that he would do and everything that he would need from me before I even had to put down a dime. He handled my case with the utmost profession...
  • Best attorney to defend Traffic/Reckless tickets

    This is the 2nd time I needed Mr. John Kassabian Professional services and I was not disappointed. He dropped one of the ticket all together and dropped my reckless to improper driving. I also recommended my three other friends to him in past and they were very satisfied.
  • Excellent fighting my reckless charge!!!

    John helped in reducing my charge from a misdemeanor reckless driving charge down. Finding a excellent lawyer that just gets the job done is hard to find. Instead of going to jail and loosing my driving previledge. Anyways. If you need help look to him and his practice for help. They are very goo...
  • Honest and easy to work with

    Mr. Kassabian was upfront about my legal situation and provided simple logical steps to take to resolve the issue. He'll walk you through the process and is very professional and honest. He was able to achieve the outcome I desired from my case 100%. I would highly recommend him.
  • Couldn't be more happier

    I have used John as my attorney every time I have a traffic violation and have referred him many times simply because he is the best. He takes care of all his clients and is extremely professional. I recommend him 100%

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