In Virginia, federal courts are divided into two districts - the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Western District of Virginia. Within the Eastern District, the individual divisions are in Alexandria, Richmond, Norfolk, and Newport News. We have practiced in the Eastern District of Virginia since we graduated from law school. Ms. Carmichael worked for two judges in the Norfolk division before moving to Alexandria. Ms. Ayotte was an Assistant Federal Public Defender in Norfolk prior to moving to Alexandria, and has appeared before the judges in every division. Mr. Ellis was a Special Assistant United States' Attorney during his third year of law school. As our main offices are now in Alexandria, we are ready and poised to represent you as your Alexandria federal lawyer, but can also appear on your behalf in the other divisions as well.
For a reference on how your case will proceed in the Eastern District of Virginia, look at the Federal Case Timeline page.