Experienced | Efficient | Compassionate


Mikhail N. Lopez


Mikhail "Misha" Lopez has over 10 years of experience in criminal and civil litigation in Northern Virginia. Misha has handled a variety of cases over his career that have ranged in severity and complexity across a broad span of legal issues. However, his focus has always been criminal defense and family law litigation.

Misha's criminal case experience ranges from minor traffic matters to complex misdemeanor and felony cases. He has also handled a variety of simple and complex custody, support, and equitable distribution issues. Misha's experience in and out of court means your interest will be fought for and protected regardless of the type of case.

Knowing the law and the rules of court and having the experience to develop strategies for a case are just half of the equation. Preparation, attention to detail, and dedication to each client's case are just as important as knowing the law and what to do in court. Misha devotes the time necessary to each client's case to present the best case possible to the opposing party or counsel, judge, or other neutral.

Misha works hard for every client to provide them the best outcome under the circumstances. He does not back down from a challenge and will explore creative solutions to your issues whenever necessary. If you need a hard-working, dedicated attorney to represent your legal interests, contact Misha Lopez now.



  • University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Berkeley, California
    • Juris Doctorate - 2011
  • College of William & Mary
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 2007
    • Major: English

Classes & Seminars

  • Presenter, Microsoft for Lawyers CLE, 2015
  • Presenter, Basics for Personal Injury CLE, 2016
  • Editor – Criminal Law Book, 2017
  • Presenter, Marijuana Laws in the DMV CLE, 2018
  • Presenter, Marijuana in DC, VA, and MD CLE, 2019

Professional Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association, 2012 to Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia, 2013 to Present
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia, President, 2016 to 2018
  • Hispanic Bar Association of Virginia, Treasurer, 2014 to 2015
  • Virginia Criminal Defense Lawyers, 2013 to Present

Practice Areas

  • Traffic Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2012
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • Court of Appeals of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit


  • Virginia Super Lawyers – Rising Stars – Selected, 2016 to 2019