News and Resources

December 2017 – Washingtonian Top Lawyers

Named on Washington, D.C.’s Best Lawyer’s List 2018: Criminal Defense

August 2017 –  Best Lawyers In America

Joni Robin selected for inclusion in the 2018 Edition of  Best Lawyers in America for the category Criminal Defense: General Practice. 
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April 2017 –  Virginia SuperLawyers 

Joni Robin selected to Virginia SuperLawyers for the second year in a row.

http://profiles.superlawyers.com/virginia/alexandria/lawyer/joni-c-robin/53c1e16f-74c2-4281-83fa-3170454a8ac6.html

March 18, 2017

Inmate alleges Joaquin Rams confessed to killing his son

By Hannah Dellinger – Published in Fauquier Times

March 14, 2017

Trial begins for man accused of drowning toddler for insurance money

By Hannah Dellinger – Published in Fauquier Times

March 9, 2017

Judge refuses to throw out insurance evidence in Rams case

By Tom Jackman – Published in Washington Post

November 18, 2016

Prosecutors must turn over details about jailhouse informants in capital murder trial, judge shuts out cameras

By Tom Jackman – Published in Washington Post

November 8, 2016

Joni Robin, Chris Leibig, Cary Citronberg and Sam Dworkin travel to Germany to conduct Mock Trial Exercise at Humboldt University in Berlin.

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June 13, 2016

NOT GUILTY Verdict in Alexandria City felony strangulation trial.  Joni Robin and co-counsel Cary Citronberg win an acquittal for their client who was accused of strangling his wife.

April 2016 –  Virginia SuperLawyers 

Joni Robin selected to Virginia SuperLawyers for criminal defense.

http://profiles.superlawyers.com/virginia/alexandria/lawyer/joni-c-robin/53c1e16f-74c2-4281-83fa-3170454a8ac6.html

April 2016

Aarhus, Denmark – Joni Robin, Chris Leibig, Cary Citronberg, Andrea Moseley and Ellen Shultz speak to students and faculty at Aarhus University, Department of Law, about American criminal justice.

 

February 3, 2016

Va. murder trial may become part of national debate on jail informants

By Tom Jackman – Published in Washington Post.

Joni Robin teaches legal seminar on marital privilege and retaining separate counsel in domestic violence cases  

May 7, 2015.  Joni Robin teaches attorneys at the Alexandria Bar Association’s CLE course on asserting the marital privilege in federal and state court and  retaining separate counsel in domestic violence cases.

October 17, 2014

Joni Robin, Chris Leibig, Paul Pepper and Jasmin Mize take part in national town hall meeting on criminal justice reform in Nassau, Bahamas.

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Joni Robin at podium

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June 12, 2014

NOT GUILTY Verdict in Fairfax County domestic assault and battery trial.  After a marathon ten hour long trial, Ms. Robin wins an acquittal for her client who was falsely accused of viciously beating his ex-girlfriend.

May 21, 2014

NOT GUILTY Verdict in Loudoun County felony embezzlement trial.  Ms. Robin wins an acquittal for her client who was facing a possible 20 year prison sentence for allegedly embezzling thousands of dollars from his employer.

Joni Robin One of Five Featured Speakers at Hugh Wooding Law School in Port of Spain, Trinidad

October 9, 2013.  In the second annual series of lectures at foreign law schools, Joni Robin, Christopher Leibig, Megan Thomas, Brad Haywood, and Cary Citronberg spoke to students and faculty at Hugh Wooding Law School in Port of Spain, Trinidad about American criminal defense.

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Chris Leibig, Brad Haywood, Megan Thomas, Joni Robin and Cary Citronberg

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Cary Citronberg of the Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling

Cary Citronberg of the Law Office of John Kenneth Zwerling

Joni Robin one of Three Featured Speakers at Federal Defense Attorney Training Seminar

September 26, 2013.  Joni Robin, Christopher Leibig, and Jeffrey Zimmerman taught the Alexandria Bar Association’s “Rocket Course on the Rocket Docket” Training Seminar in Alexandria, Virginia.  Ms. Robin spoke to the assembled group of attorneys on issues pertaining to federal criminal sentencing and the Bureau of Prisons.

Update: Annandale brothel owner sentenced to 30 months in prison; new spa opens in same spot

By Tom Jackman – Published in Washington Post
March 8, 2013

US Criminal Defence Team inspires Audience: Chris Leibig, Joe King, Joni Robin and Cary Citronberg speak to students at Scotland’s Stirling University on American Criminal Defense
April 28, 2012

What not to wear when committing a robbery: wig, robe, gun
By Jerry Markon – Published in Washington Post
January 7, 2010

Two Trials, One Murder — Prosecutor seeks death penalty for murder of pizza deliverer.
By Ken Moore – Published in Alexandria Gazette Packet
February 3, 2005

Woman Gets 3 ½ Years for Art Thefts
By Elaine Rivera – Published in Washington Post
April 30, 2004

Published Opinions

Vincent v. Commonwealth, 668 S.E.2d 137, 276 Va. 648 (2008) (reversing and dismissing burglary conviction).

Sheler v. Commonwealth, 566 S.E.2d 203, 38 Va. App. 465 (2002) (reversing and remanding abduction, firearm and robbery convictions).

Resources

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City of Alexandria Code
Virginia Circuit Court Case Information
Virginia General District Court Case Information

 

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