Firm Overview

Taylor Law Company is a full service law firm located steps away from the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Virginia. To serve our clients most effectively, we focus our practice on DUI, traffic, and criminal defense.

Taylor Law Company was founded and incorporated in June of 2011.

Example cases

We represent regular people who find themselves in trouble with the law. We routinely handle cases involving DUI, reckless driving, drug possession and distribution, theft, domestic violence, assault, underage possession of alcohol, robbery, federal drug and fraud conspiracies, and probation violations.

Client Testimonials:

Gretchen is the best
Posted by: a DUI client, 2011-04-20
Client Review:
It took me some time to write this review because I simply cannot find the right words to describe how awesome Gretchen is. I feel proud of myself for making the right "LIFE CHOICE DECISION" and hiring Mrs. Taylor as my Attorney. Needless to say, I was doing my research and searching for a DUI attorney to handle my case for over a month. The moment I met Gretchen, I knew "this is it". I was found guilty, and Gretchen saved my life. Here it is:

1. super sharp and detailed, always steps ahead and on top of the things

2. Available!!!!! E-mail, text, cell, always in contact with the client and impressive memory, I almost felt like I am her only client :)

3. Extremely charming. Judges simply like her, and compliment her, we had to appeal - the judge found me guilty. Yet, complimented Gretchen "you defended your client admirably"
She does not even have to try. She just has that presence.

4. So about the appeal. She just held my hand and said "Appeal". I was not even thinking clearly, - hopeless and lost. She saved my life. Went extra 1,000 miles to prepare for the appeal, and we WON!!!!!

5. And she is very emotionally supportive. While I was on the stand, and the Prosecutor was "attacking" me, all I had to do is look at Gretchen to compose myself.

So like I said - words cannot describe how grateful I am to Attorney Taylor. All I can say -" I was in good hands". She rocks. She is wonderful. She is professional. And she is the winner. I spoke to a few people who were convicted with DUI and simply saying - "my lawyer never even obtained the video tape", well,- not the case with Gretchen.... she is just awesome!

Thank you Gretchen. Thank you.

Very pleased and impressed!
Posted by: Amanda, a Animal Law client, 2010-01-22
Client Review:
I came to Gretchen w/ a very personal and hurtful case involving animal cruelty. Just those two words bring back so much pain from a very wrongful charge. She listened to my side when nobody would. The officer never even tried to communicate w/ me before stating her judgment. When you love and put your dogs before yourself, it can crush your spirit for someone to form an opinion based on appearance. Without the whole story and Gretchen to represent me, I would have faced losing my babies who are safe, happy, and healthy. There could have even been a sentence for jail time. There could have also been 3 dogs, alone and in a shelter, very confused and having a small chance of having the life they need, the life here with me. Please consider Ms. Taylor for your legal issues. You won't be disappointed. I will always be loyal to her counsel and wish you the best with your legal trouble... if you need more than luck, call Gretchen!

A Lawyer who goes the extra mile
Posted by: BV, a Domestic Violence client, 2010-01-19
Client Review:
Gretchen Taylor is probably the only lawyer I know who believes in going the extra mile. She is very knowledgeable, approachable, friendly, and an out of the box thinker. In dealing with my case, she was always available when I had questions and always gave honest and fair advice of substance (which I felt was very important). She definitely knows how to put your concerns to ease and make you feel comfortable no matter how uncomfortable your situation may be.

I would highly recommend Gretchen Taylor; a lawyer who I believe will always go the extra mile to provide quality advice to her client.

Thanks Gretchen for being by my side during my ordeal.

Main Office

Fairfax office
10605 Judicial Drive
Suite A-5
Fairfax VA 22030


(703) 385-5529


(703) 934-1004


Free Initial Consultation?

Yes. The initial consultation generally takes from 30 min to an hour.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most of our criminal and traffic cases are handled on a flat fee basis, therefore the client knows exactly what to expect and doesn't have to worry that every time they call their lawyer to ask a question the fee has gone up.

Hourly Rates


Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Office Manager

Debra Wright

Emergency After Hours


Languages Spoken


Criminal Defense

We are tough legal counsel who fight for adults and juveniles charged with a criminal offense.

We can help you determine the best way to defend your case. We handle all sorts of criminal offenses: Possession of Marijuana Shoplifting Assault and Battery Various Other Drug Offenses Fraud Offenses Weapons Offenses And Much More. Call Taylor Law COmpany at (703) 385-5529 and set up your free consultation with one of our Partners.


Tough Legal Counsel Who Stay Up to Date on DUI Law.

Both Ms. Taylor and Ms. Thayer are members of the National College of DUI Defense and attend trainings focused solely on DUI. Both Partners can help guide you through the court process and develope a strategy in your case. Call Taylor Law Company at (703) 385-5529 for your free consultation today.


Ms. Taylor and Ms. Thayer can guide you through the expungement process

Trying to decide whether you qualify for an expungement? It can be a bit confusing but Ms. Taylor and Ms. Thayer can take a look at your paperwork and your individiual cirucmstances and provide an opinion as to whether you meet the criteria to file for expungement. Save yourself the trouble of trying to figure it out. call Taylor Law Company at (703) 385-5529 for your free consult.

Traffic Tickets

Experience throught Virginia Defending Traffic Cases

Whether you are caught driving on a suspended license, running a red light, or you have a lead foot, we can help. Ms. Taylor and Ms. Thayer know which counties you need an attorney to assist and which you can do on your own. We can help you prepare for court and evaluate your case to try to get the best outcome possible. Call Taylor Law Company at (703) 385-5529 today for your free consultation.

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

Criminal law touches upon that which is most important to all of us -- our freedom.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

We always encourage my clients to be active participants in their own defense.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

We frequently review documents prepared by clients.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

We would discourage clients from representing themselves. It is best to have a professional on your side rather than to try to do it yourself.

Ann Thayer

Taylor Law Company

Attorney Ann Thayer practices primarily in the areas of DUI, criminal, and traffic defense as a partner with Taylor Law Company. Ms. Thayer is admitted to practice in Virginia and a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. She also is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association and the Criminal Section in Fairfax. Ms. Thayer attended Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia where she obtained a bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice in 2000. Attending Widener School of Law in Harrisburg, PA, Ms. Thayer worked with the Prince William County Attorney


Bar Number: 68711
Virginia, 2004


Widener University School of Law
J.D., 2004

Roanoke College
Criminal Justice, 2000

Gretchen L. Taylor

Taylor Law Company

I have been litigating criminal matters exclusively since I began practicing law in 1995. I began my legal career as an Assistant Public Defender. In January of 1998, I accepted a job as a prosecutor with the Newport News Commonwealth's Attorney's Office. As a prosecutor, I tried dozens of jury trials (averaging about 1 per month) on charges ranging from DUI to murder. In October of 2002, I left the prosecutor's office to become an Assistant Federal Public Defender. During my tenure there, I exclusively defended people charged with federal crimes, including mail and wire fraud, bank fraud, drug and firearm trafficking, as well as misdemeanor crimes that occurred on military bases, such as DUIs, and theft of government property. In 2008, I decided to open up my own law office in Fairfax, Virginia, under the name of The Law Office of Gretchen L Taylor. I incorporated this business in 2011 and became Taylor Law Company.

I believe that the best criminal attorneys have both prosecuted and defended a wide range of clients. The experience I gained as a prosecutor enables me to analyze a case from each side and to competently and aggressively represent my clients. In addition, I have worked as both a state and federal defense attorney, representing a large number of people in wide variety of legal situations.

My biggest strength is my ability to communicate effectively with my clients, to help them understand the criminal process, their case, and to assist them in making the best decisions possible. I am a tough negotiator and an aggressive advocate in court.

Personal interests:

I am a wife and mother of two young children. I enjoy traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends.


Bar Number: 39087
Virginia, 1995


College of William & Mary
J.D., 1995

Virginia Tech
B.A., 1992

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