Hank Asbill has extensive, winning first-chair jury trial and appellate experience. His practice is national. He has successfully defended individual and corporate clients for nearly four decades against a broad spectrum of criminal and civil charges in more than 100 major trials.
Hank lectures widely on substantive legal and trial strategy issues, including innovative jury selection, opening and closing arguments, advanced cross-examination, creative motions practice, entrapment, antitrust and securities fraud defenses, character evidence, government attacks on lawyers and politicians, investigation of complex cases, surviving RICO megatrials, and joint defense agreements and practices.
Hank was profiled in The National Law Journal's special Winning report highlighting successful strategies from 11 of the nation's top litigators and in SmartCEO magazine as a go to lawyer for white-collar criminal defense and commercial litigation.
Hank is a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, past president and fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers, fellow of Litigation Counsel of America, member of the NY Council of Defense Lawyers, and past president of the D.C. Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. He is a former two-term director of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and present Advisory Committee member of NACDL's White Collar Criminal Defense College, which honored him with its 2015 White Collar Defense Lawyer of the Year Award.
Hank also has been an adjunct professor of criminal and civil trial practice at Georgetown University Law Center and an instructor at numerous trial advocacy programs and the Federal Judicial Center training program for new federal district judges.
Trial and Appellate Attorney, D.C. Public Defender Service
Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's corruption convictions unanimously vacated by Supreme Court
American Board of Criminal Lawyers files amicus curiae brief in significant Fifth Amendment case before U.S. Supreme Court
Brother of former Afghan president successfully defends grand jury investigation
Honors & Distinctions
Top 100 Washington, D.C. Area Super Lawyers
D.C.'s Top 100 Trial Lawyers, NTLA
Washington's Top Lawyers, Washingtonian magazine
Top 20 DC FCPA Lawyers, Shark Tank Legal
Appellate Hot-List, NLJ
Best Lawyers in America (Bet-The-Company litigation)
Chambers (White Collar Crime Litigation Leading Lawyer)
Euromoney's World's Leading White Collar Crime Lawyers
Master - Edward Bennett Williams Inn of Court
Law Clerk to Hon. John W. Kern III, D.C. Court of Appeals
of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University.