John D. Mayoras

John D. Mayoras: Attorney with John D. Mayoras, Attorney at Law, PLC
Attorney Awards


John is an experienced criminal defense attorney. For over 15 years he has worked in the Central and Northern Virginia Courts.

John graduated from the University of Michigan with a B.A. in English before attending law school at the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill. John was still a student when he tried his first case as a member of the Criminal Defense Clinic. He also worked to free the wrongly convicted, working with the Innocence Project. John gained invaluable experience as a research assistant for a member of the law school's faculty and as an intern for the North Carolina's Office of the Attorney General.

John has always practiced criminal defense. He began his career at the Office of Public Defender in Fredericksburg, where he quickly rose in rank. As a Senior Public Defender, he tried cases in numerous jurisdictions and, above his own caseload, was frequently in court lending his experience to newer public defenders as they tried their first cases to jury.

As a testament to the reputation he has gained and the demand for his services, John entered private practice in the firm of Spencer, Mayoras, Koch, Cornick, & Meyer, PLC in 2009. In January, 2016 John decided to start a new adventure and opened, John D. Mayoras, Attorney at Law, PLC. As always he devotes himself to representing those people accused of crimes ranging from traffic matters to violent felonies and has fought theses battles all the way to the Supreme Court of Virginia.


- The American Society of Legal Advocates – Top 40 Criminal Defense Lawyer Under 40 in the State of Virginia – 2017

- Silver Client Champion Award – 2018 Martindale-Hubbell

Areas of Practice (34)

  • Expungements
  • Drug Crimes
  • Felonies
  • Homicide
  • Juvenile Law
  • Misdemeanors
  • Parole and Probation
  • Sex Crimes
  • Theft
  • Traffic Violations
  • Weapons Charges
  • Reckless Driving
  • Speeding
  • Driving Without a License
  • Driving While Suspended
  • Driving While Revoked
  • Assault and Battery
  • Trespassing
  • Petite Larceny and Shoplifting
  • Fraud
  • Bad Checks
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Protective Orders
  • Possession of Marijuana
  • Restricted Licenses
  • Grand Larceny
  • Embezzlement
  • Credit Card Fraud
  • Forgery
  • Child Abuse and Neglect
  • Unlawful Wounding
  • Malicious Wounding
  • Murder

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-388-0284  Phone
540-371-4500  Phone
540-371-4511  Fax
University Attended:
University of Michigan, B.A., English, 2000
Law School Attended:
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Law School, J.D., 2003
Year of First Admission:
2003, Virginia
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation

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Fredericksburg, Virginia

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