Associate Attorney

Law Office of Samuel C. Moore, PLLC
526 King St., Suite 506
Alexandria, VA 22314
phone: 703.535.7809
email: [email protected]

About Brian Szmak

Brian is passionate about protecting individual rights against the considerable power of the government.  As a criminal defense attorney, he is committed to ensuring a level playing field for all his clients—he has their backs.  Brian also loves to problem-solve in ways that make a difference in the individual lives of his clients.   He believes that every client is an individual – and more than just the problems they currently face.  He takes the time to get to know each client and learn the details of their stories so he can build a strong defense specifically suited to them.

Brian is approachable, easy to talk to, and friendly, all of which creates a  relaxed and trusting attorney-client relationship with consistent and clear communication.

From the outset of a criminal case, it can feel like everyone is against you. The police who arrest you, the prosecutor pursuing your case, and a court system that can seem more interesting in convicting and punishing you than learning about your side and who you really are. Brian is on your side, and is prepared to help you navigate this process.

Your lawyer should be prepared to answer your questions and address your concerns. You should know what is happening in your case, and why. You should feel comfortable reaching out to your lawyer whenever you have a question or concern, and be able to have honest conversations. Your lawyer should be forthright about the realities of your case, without offering only doom-and-gloom cynicism or unwarranted promises. Brian is prepared to have those conversations with you, and to guide you through this process.

History and Experience

Brian Szmak joined our Alexandria, Virginia firm in 2020, as part of the criminal defense practice as an experienced litigator in local Northern Virginia courts. He has a passion for representing clients and seeking the best outcomes for their unique personal situations. The criminal justice system can be intimidating, especially for a first offense, and Brian’s goal is to provide personal service that de-mystifies the process to those unfamiliar with it, while providing quality representation. No-one who is dealing with the Courts or Criminal Justice system should feel like they are “going it alone.”

Brian is originally from central New Jersey. He moved to the area in 2014 for law school, and then settled down in Northern Virginia.

Brian’s law school experience includes work in a non-profit advocacy organization, a public interest law firm, the United States Federal Election Commission, and the United States Senate Judiciary Committee.

Brian also serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

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State Admission

Commonwealth of Virginia

Court Admissions

Virginia Supreme Court

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia


Saint Joseph’s University, B.A.
The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D. cum laude

Jurisdictions We Serve

Alexandria City Virginia Courthouse 

520 King Street, Alexandria, VA

Arlington County Virginia Courthouse

1425 North Courthouse Rd, Arlington, VA

District of Columbia Superior Court

500 Indiana Ave NW, Washington D.C.

Eastern District of Virginia District Court

401 Courthouse Sq, Alexandria, VA

Fairfax County Virginia Courthouse

4110 Chain Bridge Rd, Fairfax, VA

Loudoun County Virginia Courthouse

18 E Market St, Leesburg, VA

Prince William County Virginia Courthouse

9311 Lee Ave, Manassas, VA

Many Other Virginia Counties

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