William E. Hassan, Attorney at Law

Firm Overview

Main Office
Main Office
10511 Judicial Drive #110
Fairfax  VA  22030
  • (703) 243-7552
Criminal Defense
I have more than 30 years experience in criminal defense in both state and federal courts, in cases involving diverse issues from traffic matters to murder.
I am licensed and experienced in all Virginia state courts and in Federal courts, including:
Eastern District of Virginia;
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals;
Federal Court of Appeals;
United States Supreme Court.

I ahve also tried cases in Federal District court of Maryland and of West Virginia.

The following cases in which I was counsel have been reported:
Fuentes v. Virginia, ___ US___, 129 S. Ct. 159; 172 L. Ed. 2d 42, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 6460, 7 U.S.L.W. 3197(2008);
Cha v. Korean Presbyterian Church, 535 U.S. 1035 (2002);
Brown v. Harms, 863 F. Supp. 278 (1994);
Jae-Woo Cha v. Korean Presbyterian Church, 262 Va. 604 (2000);
Wolfe v. Board of Zoning Appeals, 260 Va. 7 (2000);
Holles v. Sunrise Terrace, Inc., 257 Va. 131 (1999);
Brown v. Harms, 251 Va. 301 (1996);
Seoane v. Drug Emporium, 249 Va. 469 (1995);
Lopez v. Dobson, 240 Va. 421 (1990);
Quinones v. Commonwealth, 35 Va. App. 634 (2001);
Kahaliqi v. Commonwealth, 2001 Va. App. LEXIS 185 (2001);
Groves v. Commonwealth, 1995 Va. App. LEXIS 35 (1995);
Quadriga Art, Inc. v. Law Enforcement Alliance of Am., 70 Va. Cir. 99 (2005);
Labowitz v. Hirsch, 70 Va. Cir. 84 (2005);
Gaymon v. Gaymon, 63 Va. Cir. 264 (2003) In re McElroy, 1999 Va. Cir. LEXIS 734 (1999);
Mazi v. Gilley, 44 Va. Cir. 322 (1998);
Brown v. Harms, 1998 Va. Cir. LEXIS 547(1998);
Palmer v. Owens, 1998 Va. Cir. LEXIS 453 (1998);
Commonwealth v. Stich, 35 Va. Cir. 196 (1994).

How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

In the courts of Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, Fauquier, and Prince William counties, I know all too well that when you are facing criminal charges, the thought of conviction, imprisonment, or a criminal record can be emotionally overwhelming and disorienting.

The outcome of a criminal case can have lifelong consequences. Hiring a competent lawyer for a strong criminal defense is vital and may help prevent or minimize the consequences of a criminal conviction.

William E. Hassan


Criminal Law
Civil Litigation
Business and Contract Litigation
Commercial Litigation
White Collar Crime
Traffic Matters
Criminal & Civil Appeals


Virginia, 1978
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1979
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1982
U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit 2012
U.S. Supreme Court, 2002


Arlington Bar Association (President, 2009-2010; President-Elect, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2007-2008)
Fairfax Bar Association (Co-Chairman, Criminal Law Section, 2007-2008)
Virginia State Bar Association
American Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Virginia College of Criminal Defense Lawyers
National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers


Knights of Columbus, Past Grand Knight, Former District Deputy
Veterans of Foreign Wars, Life Member
American Legion, Member
39th Engineer Battalion Alumni Association, Charter Life Member
Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America


Major, USAR retired, United States Army Corps of Engineers, 1966-1973, served in Republic of Viet Nam
Awards and Decorations: Bronze Star, Army Commendation Medal w/ Oak Leaf Cluster, Master Instructor Certificate
  • Bar Number: 18077
    Virginia , 1978
  • Cleveland-Marshall College of Law
    J D. , 1977
    Order of the Barristers
    Recipient: Deans' Trophy for Oral Advocacy
    Hugo L. Black Oral Advocacy Award
    War Veterans' Academic Award
    Spangenberg Trial Advocacy Award
    Moot Court Board of Governors, Law Review
  • University of Maryland
    B.A. , 1973
    Political Science and Business administration

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