Attorney Melinda L. VanLowe received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Government from the University of Virginia. She then earned her Juris Doctor degree from the American University Washington College of Law. After graduating from law school, Melinda served as a law clerk to the Honorable Dennis J. Smith, now Chief Judge of the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Following her clerkship, Ms. VanLowe joined the firm of Greenspun and Mann, P.C., which is now Greenspun Shapiro PC. Melinda focused her practice on criminal defense, domestic relations and general civil litigation. She litigated a plethora of trials in both federal and state courts regarding charges ranging from reckless driving and driving while intoxicated to drug conspiracy and immigration fraud. For her work, Ms. VanLowe has been selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyers list of Rising Stars in 2007 and 2009 through 2013. She was also included in the Washington, D.C., Super Lawyers Rising Star list in 2012 and 2013.
In addition to her practice, Ms. VanLowe served as an adjunct professor of legal writing with the George Mason School of Law for the Fall semester of 2004 and an adjunct professor of Counseling, Interviewing and Negotiation skills with the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, for the Fall semesters of 2011 and 2012. Ms. VanLowe is also a current member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Northern Virginia Women Attorneys' Association and Northern Virginia Black Attorney's Association, as well as a member of the Virginia State Bar Council and the Northern Virginia Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Board.
After many years of practice, Melinda opened her own law practice in 2012, The Law Office of Melinda L. VanLowe, PC, where she continues litigating criminal, civil and administrative matters in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Ms. VanLowe has been admitted to 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 District of Columbia.
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