Hart & Horan, P.C.

Hart & Horan, P.C.

More than 50 years of combined experience serving clients in Virginia

Firm Overview

James R. Hart and Robert F. Horan, III are Fairfax County lawyers dedicated to providing comprehensive, attentive assistance to all who come to Hart & Horan, P.C. We have a welcoming office environment where clients can feel comfortable discussing the details of their personal and professional lives, and we work hard to ensure your case receives the attention it deserves. We personally meet with you to hear your story, and we give you an honest evaluation of your case before proceeding. We frequently receive referrals from other law firms and past clients due to our professional, efficient nature.

Our practice areas:
The majority of our law firm's practice focuses on:
-Criminal law
-Traffic defense
-Construction law
-Mechanic's liens

That said, our attorneys have a thorough understanding of Virginia law and can help with everything from a business or personal contractual or payment dispute to filing a personal injury lawsuit against negligent parties. We take cases to court when doing so may result in a better outcome, and Mr. Hart employs alternative dispute resolution methods to help clients resolve disputes as efficiently as possible.

Knowledgeable representation:
Two of the most important factors to examine when searching for a lawyer are an attorney's knowledge and experience related to your specific matter. Mr. Hart and Mr. Horan have each been practicing for more than 25 years, and they are actively involved in the Virginia local and legal communities. They also hold Peer Review RatingsSM by Martindale-Hubbell and are listed in Super Lawyers.
Main Office
Main Office
10505 Judicial Drive, Suite 101
Fairfax  VA  22030
  • 703-352-7330
Criminal Defense
Regardless of guilt, being accused of a crime has the ability to negatively impact your reputation, your relationships with friends and family, your employment prospects and other aspects of your life.
It is crucial you seek assistance from a skilled attorney if you suspect you are under investigation for or have been charged with committing a felony or misdemeanor crime.
Mr. Horan has a thorough understanding of Virginia and federal criminal laws. He handles the firm's criminal defense practice with great skill and regularly tries cases involving:
-Assault and battery
-Capital offenses
-Criminal appeals
-Criminal conspiracy
-Criminal forfeiture
-Criminal fraud
-Death penalty
-Driver's license suspension
-Driving while intoxicated
-Forensic science
-Habeas corpus
-Hit and run
-Mail fraud
-Malicious prosecution
-Money laundering
-Parole and probation
-Post-conviction remedies
-Search and seizure
-Sex crimes
-Sexual assault
-Traffic violations
-Vehicular homicide
-Victims' rights
-Weapons charges
-Wire fraud
-Drug crimes
Hart & Horan, P.C. will represent your DUI and DWI legal matters.
The majority of Hart & Horan, P.C.'s practice focuses directly on:
-Criminal law
-Traffic defense
-Construction law
-Mechanic's liens
Traffic Tickets
Traffic violations may seem relatively inconsequential at first glance, but their ramifications can actually be quite substantial.
If you fail to appear in court or pay the fine stipulated on the ticket, the state has the right to issue a warrant for your arrest and suspend your driver's license.

Mr. Horan helps clients who have been ticketed for moving and nonmoving traffic violations, including:
-Driving without a seat belt
-Driving without a current vehicle registration
-Failing to use turn signals
-Parking in a handicapped zone without authorization
-Running a stop sign or red light

Mr. Horan can advise you whether pleading guilty is your best course of action, or can argue to have the charges against you reduced or dismissed if you wish to go to court.

James R. Hart

James R. Hart has been practicing law for more than 25 years and is AV Preeminent Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbell and listed in Super Lawyers. Mr. Hart received his B.S. in 1980 and J.D. in 1983 from the University of Virginia, where he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa and the Raven Society. He provides comprehensive assistance in matters involving:
-Construction law
-Real estate
-Commercial litigation
-Commercial mediation

Admissions and memberships:
Initially admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1983, Mr. Hart has subsequently been admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia; the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit; and the U.S. Supreme Court. His professional affiliations include the:

-Fairfax Bar Association
Chair, State Bar Council Committee, 1992 to 1993; Chair, Law Library Committee, 1991 to 1992; Co-Chair, Professionalism Committee, 1995 to 1997; Chair, Membership Committee, 1997 to 2000
-American Bar Association
-Virginia State Bar
Chair, Construction Law and Public Contracts Section, 1994 to 1995; Member, Board of Governors Construction Law Section, 1988 to 1996

Additional information:
Mr. Hart is a member of the Fairfax County Board of Zoning Appeals and the Fairfax County Planning Commission. A frequent author and lecturer on construction law issues, he was the editor of the case supplements to the Virginia State Bar Construction Law Handbook and Reference Manual from 1990 to 1996, and has published numerous articles, including:
"Blanket Mechanic's Liens in Virginia, Post-Addington-Beaman," Virginia Lawyer, September 1991
"Due Process and Mechanic's Liens: The Necessary Party Doctrine in Virginia," Virginia Lawyer, January 1993
"The Reinecke Problem: Timeliness of Open Account Mechanic's Liens," Virginia Lawyer, September 1993
"The Kenbridge Defense: Offsite Improvements and Mechanic's Liens," Virginia Lawyer, December 1996
He is a neutral case evaluator for the Fairfax Circuit Court.
  • University of Virginia
    Juris Doctorate , 1983

Robert F. Horan, III

An attorney for 25 years, Robert F. Horan, III is BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedSM by Martindale-Hubbelland listed in Super Lawyers. He earned his J.D. from George Mason University School of Law in 1986 and his B.A. from the University of Virginia in 1981. The majority of his legal practice is devoted to:
-Criminal litigation
-General litigation
-Breach of contract

Admissions and memberships:
Mr. Horan was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 1986; the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia in 1989; and the U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit in 1995. He belongs to the Prince William County Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar, where he is a member of the Criminal Practice Section.

Additional information:
Mr. Horan was an Assistant Commonwealth Attorney from 1986 to 1990.
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1986