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John A. Kassabian

John A. Kassabian joined Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C. in 2002 after having served as a Prosecutor in Fairfax County and Prince William County. Over many years, John worked alongside his father, Albert I. Kassabian, in the family law firm, securing its reputation as one of Northern Virginia's long-time respected criminal defense firms.

Specializing in criminal defense, traffic defense and civil related matters, John has an extensive criminal law background and has successfully handled a wide variety of cases in the Northern Virginia area. John is well-known throughout the Fairfax and Northern Virginia community for providing exceptional legal services, genuinely caring about his clients, and working hard to help them move forward with their lives.

Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C was built on the belief that every client deserves justice, compassion, and respect, regardless of the crime they have been accused of, and John has continued the family law practice tradition. He works directly with each and every client to build the strongest case possible. His unique experience as a former prosecutor in two different jurisdictions, excellent working professional relationship with members of the court system and law enforcement officials, gives him the know-how and experience to successfully negotiate favorable outcomes in court for his clients who find themselves charged with criminal and traffic related offenses. He has extensive first-hand experience and has tried a vast amount of different criminal and traffic related crimes, both as a prosecutor and a defense attorney.      

For decades, John's invaluable experience in evaluating and effectively presenting criminal and traffic related defenses in the courtroom has directly benefited his clients. He is proud of the fact that he is respected throughout Northern Virginia's legal and law enforcement communities. He frequently receives referrals from not only former clients and their family members, but also other actively practicing and retired lawyers, state and federal 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 Fairfax and Northern Virginia. He regularly appears in Circuit Court, General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. John 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

For over 85 years, the Kassabian family owned law firm has been devoted to providing trusted, effective and high level legal services throughout 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, through his upbringing, understands and appreciates the importance of community involvement and actively contributes his expertise to the legal community on a state and local level by volunteering his time and holding a variety of bar and committee admissions. He serves in 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, Chair of Fifth District, Section III Committee
  • Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Lawyer Referral
  • Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors (Treasurer)
  • 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
  • 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

When you need a Fairfax criminal attorney who is experienced and will fight hard for your rights while giving your case the personalized attention it deserves, John Kassabian can help. Contact Kassabian & Kassabian, P.L.C. today to learn more.

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

    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...
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    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 ...
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    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...
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    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...
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    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.
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    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...

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