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Former Attorney General
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Mark Earley, Sr. | Attorney
Allow me to briefly introduce myself. I’m Mark Earley, Sr. and I have been licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia for over 30 years. During those years I’ve also served as the Attorney General of Virginia and as a Senator in Virginia’s State Senate. In addition, for ten years I served as President and CEO of the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families, Prison Fellowship. I have years of experience in law & in criminal defense and I want to put that experience to work for you.
In my law practice, I take pride in the relationship and assistance that I provide for my clients. I am driven by my passion to help people who find themselves in legal crisis. I want to help you get your life back!
Every day I handle DWI/DUI, Reckless Driving, Serious Traffic Offenses, and Criminal cases for my clients. These are significant charges that can affect your life forever. (Certain convictions will appear on state driving records, result in demerit points, increase the price of car insurance, and in some cases such as DUI, reckless driving, or driving on a suspended license can result in jail time and the loss of driving privileges.) If you find yourself in a similar situation, no matter how complicated or difficult it may seem, I can help you get your life back! It’s what I do and it is my passion.
My clients are my number one priority. Although I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, I can guarantee that I will treat you with dignity and respect. I can guarantee that I will treat your case as if it’s my most important case, because I know that it is YOUR most important case.
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DUI | Reckless Driving
Criminal Law | Personal Injury
Justin Whitmel Earley | Counsel
Mark Earley, Jr. | Attorney
Mark’s practice areas include DWI/DUI, Reckless Driving, Serious Traffic Offenses, Criminal Cases, White Collar Criminal Cases, Internal Investigations, Guardian Ad Litem, and Civil Matters. Mark has handled a variety of cases in Circuit Court, General District Court, as well as Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.
Mark received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from Virginia Tech, where he studied Political Science, History, and English. Prior to joining the Earley Legal Group, Mark practiced at McGuireWoods, LLP, where he focused on government investigations and white-collar litigation. Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia. He also interned with the Honorable William C. Mims of the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Honorable Randolph A. Beales of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.
Before attending law school, Mark served in former Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s administration, primarily assisting with the Prisoner and Juvenile Re-entry Council. He also coordinated and lobbied on behalf of a non-profit organization, interacting with members of the Virginia General Assembly. Mark is admitted to practice law in Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.
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DUI & Reckless Driving | Criminal Law
Domestic | Internal Investigations
Laura Sardo | Attorney
Justin is a business lawyer who helps companies with a wide variety of legal issues. If your company is forming, seeking funding or investment, hiring a key employee, negotiating a major agreement, considering a franchise, or approaching a sale, Justin can help. Email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Justin graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, teaching and writing. He got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and began his legal career in big law in the mergers and acquisitions practice of McGuireWoods LLP.
He is married to Lauren and has four sons – Whit, Asher, Colt and Shep.
In addition to his business law practice, Justin frequently speaks on the state of mental health in the legal profession and the impact work and technology habits have on mental health. In 2019, Justin was appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia to the board of the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. If you are interested in having Justin speak at your legal event, you can read more and get in touch here.
In his spare time, Justin enjoys writing, spending evenings with friends, exploring Richmond’s restaurants with his wife Lauren, and exploring the James River hiking trails with his four boys.
He is also the author of the award winning book on formational habits, The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction.
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Laura Sardo received her B.A. from William & Mary and her J.D. from George Washington University’s National Law Center. She was a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Cacheris, United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Sardo has served as an adjunct instructor at the National Law Center, as an attorney in the Washington D.C. office of Covington & Burling, and most recently as an attorney with the long-time Loudoun-based law firm of Douglas L. Fleming Jr., P.C.
Ms. Sardo’s practice areas include contracts, community association law, wills, collections, business law and traffic and misdemeanor criminal defense.
Contact me at Laura.Sardo@earleylegalgroup.com.
Contracts | Community Associations
Criminal Law | Traffic
Business Formation | M&A | Investments
Non-Profits | Business Disputes