Andrea L. Moseley is an accomplished attorney with multi-jurisdictional litigation experience and a strong background in complex criminal litigation. The focus of her practice is defending individuals and companies accused of white collar crimes and representation during investigations by Federal and State governments. She handles a broad variety of white collar issues, including false claims, financial fraud, trademark, civil and criminal RICO matters, health care, immigration fraud, bribery, and money laundering. She has represented hundreds of clients at trials in both federal and state criminal cases and has won acquittals on charges of murder, grand larceny, D.W.I., indecent exposure, assault on a police officer, drug distribution and possession, immigration fraud, and various sex offenses.
She spent four years as a Public Defender in Alexandria, Virginia before she went into private practice and co-founded a successful small criminal defense firm in Old Town Alexandria. She has taught classes on the Presentation of Expert Witness and Scientific Evidence at the American University College of Law and has taught Legal Rhetoric, coached mock trial, and presided as a judge for national mock trial competitions. Ms. Moseley is the Immediate Past Chair for the Board of Directors for the Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and is a member of the Alexandria Bar Foundation. She served on the Fourth District Disciplinary Committee for the Virginia State Bar and is a current member of the Virginia Criminal Justice Conference.
Andrea has been featured in Washington D.C.’s Women Leaders in the Law in the Washington Post Magazine, the Northern Virginia Business magazine’s Top Criminal Lawyers, and in the Washingtonian’s Top Lawyers Profiles.
- Virginia Criminal Justice Conference
- Virginia College of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
- Alexandria Bar Association
- Virginia Bar Association
- The Federal Bar Association
- Successfully defended executive in Chinese company against government’s attempt to forfeit $16 million dollars in a criminal trademark matter
- Won acquittal on murder charges in high-profile case in Charlottesville, Virginia
- Trial counsel in two month trial in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia in high-profile CCE murder conspiracy and RICO conspiracy
- Successfully defended executive in Chinese company against accusation of multiple violations of criminal trademark infringement
- Defended Nationally known Non-Profit organization against civil RICO claims and claims for record-high attorney’s fee petition in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia
- Avoided Death Penalty in Fairfax County Capital Murder Case
- Defended CEO of Nationally known Non-Profit organization under investigation by the Department of Justice for inappropriate use of federal funds
- Avoided prosecution on behalf of company owner accused of construction fraud
- Avoided federal prosecution on behalf of armed services member accused of assault
- Avoided federal prosecution for individual under investigation for export violations
- Co-authored a victorious brief in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit in U.S. v. Ferguson, 245 Fed. Appx. 233 (4th Cir. 2007)
- Landmark decision in the Virginia Supreme Court preventing the Attorney General from civilly committing her client under the Sexually Violent Predator Act in Commonwealth of Virginia v. Richard Bryan Allen, 269 Va. 262 (2005)
Honors & Awards:
- Featured in Washingtonian magazine in the December 2007, 2009 and 2013 – 2016 for extensive trial experience in the Washington D.C. area legal community.
- Featured in Virginia Rising Stars 2007-2012 for attorneys in an extensive peer review and evaluation process conducted by Law & Politics.
- Named one of Washington DC Area’s Best Lawyers, Washington Post Magazine, October 1, 2007
- “SCOTUS punts again on whether Title VII protects LGBT workers” Virginia Employment Law Letter (Feb. 2019)
- “Policies not worth paper they’re written on if you don’t follow them” Virginia Employment Law Letter (Feb. 2019)
- “My employee is accused of a work-related crime—what should I do?” Virginia Employment Law Letter (Nov. 2016)