The Resolution Expert
Jud A. Fischel, P.C.
Jud A. Fischel has practiced law for thirty-eight (38) years with an emphasis on Courtroom Litigation. The majority of his court cases are Criminal Defense, Personal Injury Claims for the Injured Individual and certain Family Law Matters (divorce, custody, support and adoption). Additionally, he has a long history of representing juveniles as a Defense Counsel and as a Guardian Ad Litem.
Mr. Fischel earned his Bachelor’s Degree and Master’s Degree in Criminal Justice from The American University. He received his Juris Doctor from The Washington College of Law also at The American University in Washington, D.C.
During his career, Mr. Fischel has not only had experience before the bench but has also had experience on the bench. He has served the 20th Judicial Circuit of Virginia as a Substitute Judge for over sixteen (16) years and Commissioner in Chancery for over thirty-five (35) years. Additionally, he was appointed as a Substitute Judge for Loudoun County and Fairfax County to serve as a Substitute Judge of the Virginia Experimental Family Court Project during its two (2) year trial period. Mr. Fischel’s career spans over forty (40) years in the Justice System as a Uniformed Correctional Officer, Juvenile Probation Officer and Adjunct University Faculty Member.
As a result of his many years of litigation, defense of high profile criminal cases and a dedication to his profession, Mr. Fischel was named a Top 100 Criminal Trial Lawyer in Virginia by the National Trial Lawyers in 2015. He has also been selected as a Distinguished Attorney by his colleagues.
Because of his efforts and expertise in litigating Personal Injury cases, Mr. Fischel was also named one of the Top Ten Personal Injury Attorneys in Virginia for 2016. He represents people seeking compensation from others who caused them to be injured.
Through his lifelong interest in Thoroughbred horse racing and his family’s involvement in breeding and showing hunters, Mr. Fischel has developed an extensive practice area in Equine Law. His interest in the horse industry has led him to provide legal counsel to several major horse trade associations and horse farms. Additionally, he is available to appear on behalf of clients before the Virginia Racing Commission.
Mr. Fischel is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys (former Board of Directors), the Fauquier Bar Association (Chair of the Criminal Defense Committee and Court Liaison Committee). He is also a member of the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and has frequently provided Counsel to that organization as well as the Virginia Horse Shows Association. Mr. Fischel is currently General Counsel to the Virginia Horse Shows Association, a position he has held for many years.
Mr. Fischel has been very active in charitable works in the local community. He has donated his time to serve as a Founding Member and Director of Hospice of Fauquier County; the Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County; Counsel to the Warrenton Volunteer Rescue Squad; a founding Board Member of the Optimist Club; the Fauquier County Mental Health Board; and several other community groups and organizations. Currently, he is a member of the Citizens Advisory Committee at The Fauquier Hospital.
“true, we lawyers build no bridges. we raise no towers.
we construct no engines. we paint no pictures—unless as amateurs for
our own principle amusement. there is little of all that we do that the eyes of man can see.
but we smooth out difficulties; we relieve stress; we correct mistakes; we take up other men’s burdens and by our efforts we make possible the peaceful life of men in a peaceful state.”
—John W. Davis
Solicitor General & U.S. AMBASSADOR