Bassel Khalaf, Founding Partner
Clients who work with Bassel know they are not hiring just any lawyer. They're working with a fearless attorney willing to take on and defeat the government in the most high profile criminal cases. In 2016, he took on the case of a young man facing life in prison for the charge of rape. Through extensive investigation and consultation with expert witnesses, Bassel successfully managed to have the charge dropped completely. In 2017, he accepted the challenge of representing an Uber driver accused of rape in a case receiving national media attention. Despite reports indicating that the evidence was overwhelming, Bassel worked tirelessly locating psychiatric records and witnesses who were never interviewed by the police. His efforts exposed the truth and resulted in all charges being dropped.
Bassel takes pride in thinking outside the box to get his clients the best results. His prior experience working as a magistrate conducting bond hearings as well as probable cause hearings for warrants provides invaluable insight and has resulted in numerous successful outcomes in cases and motions in General District Court, Circuit Court, and the Virginia Court of Appeals. Bassel is passionate about criminal defense and cares deeply about helping his clients before, during, and after trial. He is a graduate of the University of Hawaii and the Washington and Lee School of Law. Bassel lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and two children.