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Justin A. Okezie, Esq.

An Aggressive, Creative, Dedicated & Experienced Criminal Defense Attorney

Justin A. Okezie, Esq. has been lead defense counsel in over 100 criminal trials and has represented well over 1,000 clients facing criminal charges. Mr. Okezie represents clients charged with felonies, misdemeanors, and DUI charges in the District of Columbia and in Maryland (Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties).

Mr. Okezie is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, to speak with you about your case! You will not be charged for your free initial telephone consultation. He can be reached directly on his cellular phone at: (202) 257-8308.

If Mr. Okezie does not answer your call immediately, he may be in court defending one of his clients. In that case, just text him at (202) 257-8308 with your name, telephone number, and the court that the case is pending in or the jurisdiction where the alleged incident allegedly took place. He will be in touch with you very quickly. Please do not include the details of your case in any message.

You can also email Mr. Okezie directly at: justin@okezielaw.com. Mr. Okezie will respond quickly via email to schedule a convenient time for your free initial telephone consultation. 

Mr. Okezie provides his cellular phone number to his clients, prosecutors, witnesses, his investigator, and the courts because he stays on top of the important details of each and every case and because he wants to be easily accessible to his clients.

Justin Okezie Listens to His Clients and Then Uses His Skills & Experience to Seek to Achieve Their Goals

Mr. Okezie is client-focused, in that he approaches each case individually, always focusing on each client’s personal needs and goals. Mr. Okezie is result-oriented, in that he searches for and considers a wide array of potential outcomes and ways to achieve them, whether this entails moving to suppress and exclude unlawfully-obtained evidence and statementsmoving to dismiss a case at an early juncture, or taking any other legal recourse that is appropriate based on the circumstances of a specific case, including proceeding to trial. 

When a trial is necessary to achieve a client’s interests, Mr. Okezie is prepared to proceed to trial and aggressively challenge the prosecution in open court. Mr. Okezie thoroughly investigates the facts (rather than merely accepting the prosecution’s view of the facts) and fights relentlessly in an effort to achieve a verdict of not guilty” on behalf of his clients.

Mr. Okezie began his legal career as an associate at Covington & Burling, one of the most prestigious law firms in the United States, where he worked with renowned criminal defense attorneys in the field of “white collar” criminal defense. Mr. Okezie then worked at Brown, Goldstein & Levy, a top-notch litigation firm, where he worked on civil rights and criminal defense cases.

Mr. Okezie started his own law practice in 2002. He represents clients facing a variety of criminal charges as well as clients who need to be fairly compensated for their serious personal injuries.

Mr. Okezie has been lead defense counsel in over 100 criminal trials. He has also litigated numerous cases for clients who have suffered serious personal injuries in order obtain fair compensation for his clients. He contributes his expertise to the legal community and has participated in judicial committees as well as legal education courses, where he has lectured Judges and trained attorneys.

Mr. Okezie has an AV® Preeminent Ratingwhich is only given to select lawyers who have reached the heights of professional excellence. He is a member of The National Trial Lawyers: Top 100, an invitation-only organization composed of the premier trial lawyers who meet very stringent qualifications.

Mr. Okezie received his Bachelor’s Degree (with High Honors) in History/Political Science from Rutgers University in 1996 and his Juris Doctorate (Cum Laude) from Duke University Law School in 1999.

Mr. Okezie is fluent in English and Spanish.