Muhammad is an experienced trial attorney who represents clients in criminal, traffic and personal injury cases, as well as criminal and administrative investigations at the state and federal levels throughout Northern Virginia. His experience ranges from simple traffic violations to misdemeanors and serious felony charges, including malicious wounding, robbery, computer crimes, and murder. Muhammad also represents clients under investigation by state or federal law enforcement and witnesses in pending investigations and prosecutions.
A long-time resident of Fairfax County and a native speaker of Arabic, Muhammad Elsayed graduated from George Mason University, summa cum laude, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice. He then graduated from George Mason University School of Law, summa cum laude, where he was a member of the George Mason Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and the Trial Advocacy Association. He was the youngest graduating member of his law school class, in addition to graduating at the top of his class in high school, college, and law school.
Throughout law school, Muhammad gained experience in criminal law through internships with the Fairfax County Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office.
After graduating from law school, Muhammad worked as an Associate Attorney at a large DC-based law firm, where he gained experience advising insurance companies on their coverage obligations and representing them in complex litigation regarding professional liability and general liability coverage.
In 2014, Muhammad joined a preeminent criminal defense firm in Fairfax City, where he gained extensive experience representing clients in complex criminal, traffic, and civil matters. He has handled many trials ranging from assault and battery cases and civil protective orders to serious felonies, such as malicious wounding and murder. He has also assisted clients in negotiating favorable plea agreements and other settlements, in addition to helping clients clear their criminal records by seeking expungement of charges that have been dismissed.
In addition to his trial experience, Muhammad has served as a speaker at Continuing Legal Education courses for attorneys and as an editor of a leading publication on defending criminal cases in Virginia.
Awards & Recognitions
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- George Mason University School of Law, summa cum laude, Juris Doctorate (2013)
- George Mason University, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice (2010)
- Virginia State Bar
- Fairfax Bar Association
- Young Lawyers Division
- Criminal Law Section
- Continuing Legal Education Committee
- Contracting into Religious Law: Anti-Sharia Enactments and the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 937 (2013)
- The Law of Arrest (Chapter 3), Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, Virginia CLE Publications (2018 and 2020 editions)
Awards & Recognitions
- Super Lawyers - Virginia Rising Stars (2022)
- Super Lawyers - Virginia Rising Stars (2021)
- Rule 6.1 Society Bronze Membership, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2017)
- Laying a Foundation: Rules Governing Authentication, Fairfax Bar Association (2018)
- Smartphone and Medical Evidence: Special Considerations, presented at the following seminar hosted by the National Business Institute: Auto Injury: How to Obtain Key Evidence and Get it Admitted (2016)