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Taite is a criminal defense attorney who has spent his entire career helping his clients fight back against the government. After spending over a decade and a half in the courtroom nearly every day, he knows how to get results - and it’s not by begging the government for an offer.  What works is being strategic, creative, and prepared to take on the prosecution when the moment calls for it. 


In a state where trials for serious offenses are extremely rare, Taite has taken over one hundred felony cases to trial and has won not guilty verdicts following jury trials for murder, rape, robbery, abduction, use of a firearm in the commission of a felony, malicious wounding, burglary, larceny, abduction, possession of a firearm by convicted felon, and sexual battery among others. 


Prior to founding Westendorf & Khalaf, PLLC, Taite served for over a decade in the largest Public Defender's Office in the state (Virginia Beach), and he is proud to have trained and mentored many current public defenders, prosecutors, and private attorneys. He has defended clients on nearly every kind of criminal charge imaginable including hundreds of clients charged with DUI, domestic assault, and drug offenses. No matter what the charge, Taite knows how to guide you to the best possible result.  


Taite is a Virginia Beach local who graduated from First Colonial High School. He is an alumni of the University of Virginia and the University of Richmond School of Law. He lives in Virginia Beach with his wife and four children.

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