Founder, 2014 – Present
Law Office of Anthony I. Shin, PLLC
Associate, 2012 – 2014
Biberaj, Snow & Sinclaire, PC
Law Clerk, 2010 – 2012
Hon. Thomas D. Horne, Former Chief Judge
Loudoun County Circuit Court
Anthony was born and raised in Northern Virginia. He attended Centreville High School and graduated in 2002. Upon graduation, he attended Pennsylvania State University – University Park. He graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a minor in Psychology. Anthony went on to attend law school at Ave Maria School of Law located in Naples, Florida.
While in law school, he served as a Student Attorney for his school’s Immigration Asylum program. As a Student Attorney, he dealt with various deportation issues related to immigrants seeking asylum status; in addition, he conducted a full deportation hearing in the Federal Court of the Eastern District of Michigan. Additionally, Anthony worked for the Michigan Department of Civil Rights where he assisted low income parents battle legal issues dealing with their special needs children.
When Anthony was back home from Florida, he clerked for the Hon. Thomas D. Horne, chief Judge of the Loudoun County Circuit Court. In his capacity as clerk, Anthony assisted Judge Horne in drafting memorandums, researching and volunteering in Loudoun’s annual Law Camp; in addition, Anthony played an active part in editing several of Virginia’s Judicial Bench Books.
Upon graduating from law school in 2010, Anthony worked for Biberaj & Snow, P.C. There, he focused his practice on criminal defense matters ranging from traffic infractions and misdemeanors to major felonies. In addition, Anthony developed his legal practice to include civil, non-criminal, matters such as estate planning (wills, trusts and general/durable powers of attorney), family law issues, administrative law issues, contract disputes, and matters involving mental health.
He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is passionate in serving individuals, families and businesses.
The most rewarding part about being an attorney is providing peace of mind to others. One reality of life is that people fear what they don’t know, especially when dealing with unfamiliar legal issues.
Prior to going to law school, I assisted my parents in running their restaurant inside the Loudoun County Courthouse. I had no intention of going to law school at that time. Every day I interacted with individuals that knew nothing about the court system. Often times, it was very clear that the customers were terrified about just being in a courthouse. As time passed, I soon realized that not knowing what was going to happen in the future was a common source of anxiety for many individuals. I would often get asked, “do you know if I will go to jail for this?” or “do you know if I will have to file for bankruptcy?” I felt helpless by not being able to provide a simple “yes” or “no”.
As more individuals asked questions, I became curious. I found myself going out of my way to ask local attorneys and judges questions about common issues. I knew I found a passion when I would be making breakfast meals while carrying on conversations with prosecutors and public defenders about cases and general strategies about an upcoming trial. As curiosity grew, I made a commitment to pursue law school.
From the day I chose to dedicate myself to serving the community, I realized the greatest sense of accomplishment was providing individuals peace of mind before going to bed at night, allowing a client to go home and enjoy dinner with his or her family, and/or allowing a client to forget any legal issues he or she had to deal with that day. The victories were won day by day. It dawned on me that a client will worry about tomorrow, but if he or she could control his or her anxiety for today, a step towards victory was complete.
My perspective has not changed. Lawyers cannot guarantee wins. Lawyers cannot guarantee losses. However, I believe we CAN guarantee investing a personal interest in each individual client, and CAN guarantee that we will do whatever it takes to find a legal resolution that a client is pleased with.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson stated in The Conduct of Life, “The good lawyer is not the man who has an eye to every side and angle of contingency, and qualifies all his qualifications, but who throws himself on your part so heartily, that he can get you out of a scrape.”
Virginia Criminal Defense Association
Loudoun County Bar Association
Fairfax County Bar Association
Loudoun Free Clinic, Board of Supervisors