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Buta Biberaj, Esq.

Buta Biberaj, Esq.
10 Review

“Buta helped me receive the best possible outcome for my case. She was extremely helpful and always available when I needed her. I would 100% recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer!”
A Satisfied Client


“I knew Buta was the lawyer for me when I first met her. She was a thorough, straight shooter who was always attentive and never allowed me feel rushed. During our consults, she went above and beyond using her experience to help me with matters far outside of my case with her. It became obvious that she is highly regarded in the community and her professionalism is unprecedented. She has this uncanny ability to calm your nerves while also knowing she’s fighting hard for her clients...which made me thankful to be on her good side. For me specifically, I was astounded at what she was able to accomplish in a short amount of time. I would sincerely and deeply encourage anyone to obtain her services, you will not be disappointed!”
Tiffany


“We hired Buta to represent our 14-year-old daughter in Juvenile Court. Buta’s counsel, calm advice, and clear-headed professionalism were exactly what we needed in a time of crisis. She has a reassuring demeanor and connected with my daughter right away, explaining the seriousness of the charges and exactly how she would represent the case in court. At all times, we felt Buta represented our best interests and that we received excellent counsel. She treated my daughter with a mix of humor and dignity, which was exactly what she needed to re-build her confidence. Buta kept in touch with us throughout the case, was always responsive, and has very positive relationships with all the other lawyers (and judges) in Loudoun County. Buta is a consummate professional and successfully got my daughter’s charges dropped and expunged. Buta’s compassion and counsel had a very positive impact on our daughter and family, and we are forever grateful for her help.”
Lisa

10 Reviews

“Buta is very experienced and knowledgeable. Her passion for advocating for her clients is evident in all that she does.”
Whitney H., Family Attorney


“I have know Ms. Biberaj for about five years her and over this time period have referred a number of clients to her. I am glad to have doen so. Ms. Biberaj enjoys a great reputation in the community and rightfully so. Asides from having a wealth of experience and being a great lawyer, Ms. Biberaj's personality really stands out. She is kind, patient and honest. She is a great attorney as well as a great human being.”
Robert B., Bankruptcy And Debt Attorney


“Buta Biberaj is a fine attorney. She is always on my referral list for criminal matters in Loudoun County. She is knowledgeable, thorough and keeps a sense of humor!” Nan J., Divorce And Separation Attorney

9 Reviews

Buta Biberaj is a principal of the firm, and has been an attorney in Leesburg and Loudoun County since 1993. She is best known for her vigorous representation in the areas of criminal defense, DUI / DWI, traffic offenses, juvenile defense, CPS investigations and appeals, abuse & neglect matters, civil litigation, personal injury and wills, trusts & estate planning.

Biography:

Buta Biberaj was born in Montenegro and is of Albanian parentage. She was raised in the Bronx borough of New York City. After attending Fordham University, Rose Hill Campus, NYC, for her freshman and first-half of sophomore years, she transferred to George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. in Education in 1987 and received her J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law in 1993.

Buta is licensed to practice in the State Courts for the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland and New York. She is also admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States.Buta’s involvement in the community is evidenced by her participation and service which include being a mentor for the Leadership in Law program, a trial participant (defense attorney, prosecutor, and judge) at the mock trials for the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy, speaker and mentor for the Loudoun County Public Schools on Law Day, and is on the Board of Directors of the non-profit corporation A Advantage 4 Kids, Inc., an organization benefitting Northern Virginia families and children.

As a long standing member of the Loudoun County Bar Association, Buta served as President for the 2014-2015 term. Under her leadership, the LCBA created the “Street Law” program. The “Street Law” program matched local attorneys with students at the Douglas School. The attorneys presented and advised the students on the rights of juveniles as they relate to employment, criminal and civil law.

For over six years, Buta was a member of the Best Practice Court’s Committee for the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. She participated in state wide conferences that focused on the development and implementation of practices that improve the legal process for children and families involved in Foster Care.

Buta is currently and has been a long-standing Member of the Loudoun County Criminal Defense Bar, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, The American Association of Justice, the New York State Bar, and the Maryland State Bar.

In 2010, Buta was elected to represent the 10th District on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Association. Additionally, she was invited to and participated in the Juvenile Detention Alternative Initiative Ad Hoc Committee. She assisted in researching and developing recommendations for community standards for the detention of juveniles in Loudoun County.

Buta has been recognized for her efforts, experience and success by numerous organizations. Such recognition includes being named as a Top 100 Trial Attorneys in Virginia, Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Virginia, and rated by her peers and clients on AVVO.com as Superb.

Experience:

Buta has been a member of the State Bars of Virginia (1993), Maryland (1994) and New York (1994). In 1997, she was admitted to the Bar for the Supreme Court of the United States. She maintains membership with the American Association for Justice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia Women Attorneys’ Association (founding member of the Loudoun Chapter), the Loudoun County Bar Association, the Loudoun County Criminal Defense Bar, and the George Mason American Inns of Court.

While attending her final years of law school, Buta interned for the Office of the Public Defender for the City of Alexandria, Virginia. Buta came to Leesburg in 1993 and opened the law firm of Biberaj & O’Reilly, P.L.C. with her colleague and fellow GMUSL graduate, Bernadette Rush O’Reilly. Biberaj & O’Reilly, P.L.C. was succeeded by Biberaj, O’Reilly & Broderick, P.L.C., Biberaj & Associates, P.C., and then Biberaj & Snow, PC in 2004 to the present Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, P.C.From 2000 to 2002, Buta was a Senior Assistant to the Public Defender for Loudoun County while still maintaining an active private practice. There she continued with her representation of clients against allegations of criminal offenses ranging from traffic misdemeanors to serious felonies, including DUI, vehicular manslaughter, hit & run, juvenile delinquency, drug offenses – possession and distribution, sexual assaults and murder.

In May of 2004, Matthew P. Snow joined the firm as a named partner of Biberaj & Snow, P.C. Buta and Matt combined their legal skills and experience to offer high quality legal services in the defense of criminal, DUI / DWI, and traffic offenses, personal injury, and civil litigation.

In January of 2015, Lorrie A. Sinclair joined the firm as a named partner to form Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC. The combination of Buta, Matt and Lorrie make for a formidal team with over 55 years of legal representation. With Lorrie’s experience as a criminal prosecutor, their extensive backgrounds as criminal defense attorneys, domestic law litigators, and plaintiff’s attorneys for personal injury matters, Biberaj Snow & Sinclair, PC is the choice for clients who know that EXPERIENCE MATTERS.

Personal Statement:

I grew up in a family which immigrated to the United States in the 1960’s. Although both of my parents worked and were active in the community, neither was fluent in speaking and writing English.

While living in the Bronx, New York, we always lived in apartment buildings. I remember being about fourteen years old and living on the seventh floor. There was a laundry room located directly above our apartment. One day, the water pipes burst and caused our apartment to flood. The Super (building maintenance supervisor) came into our apartment and assessed the damage. The apartment manager agreed to repaint the walls but refused to replace the carpet. My father asked me to call the manager’s office and request a reconsideration. They refused to replace the carpet but offered to bring in fans to dry them out. The fans did not solve the problem. Although my father continued to ask them to replace the carpeting, they refused. My father had to pay to replace the carpeting and then sued the complex in small claims court.

I went to court with him expecting only to act as an interpreter; however, when our case was called and I looked to my father to take the lead, he told me “Go ahead. You tell the judge what happened. I don’t need to speak. You know what to do.” My first reaction was, “I know what to do? Who are you kidding?” As my panic increased and I looked for the nearest exit, the attorney for the complex stood and stated to the court, “We object to their claim. There is no evidence that the carpet was damaged and/or repaired.” The judge, obviously seeing that I was only a kid, looked at the attorney and told him to “sit down”. He then looked at me and asked very gently, “what happened?” I remember feeling empowered by the knowledge that the judge was actually interested in what I had to say and was not going to let the lawyer bully or intimidate me. I told the judge what happened and produced receipts for the replaced carpeting. The lawyer stood back up and said “Judge, there is no evidence that those receipts are true and accurate.” The judge glowered at the attorney and said, “do YOU have any evidence that they are not true and accurate?” The lawyer put his head down and said nothing in response. The judge then announced “judgment for the Plaintiff.”Although I did not understand what that really meant, I knew that we won. I immediately developed the opinion that the legal system was an awesome process. That is when I knew that I wanted to be a lawyer. I wanted to be the person that stood up for what was right and to fight to prove it. The law was definitely to be my calling.

That experience (plus years of watching “L.A. Law”) confirmed my path towards the legal field. Experiencing life made it clear that not only was it important to “be right” but moreso “being able to prove it.” I have applied my love for the law, and desire to protect my client’s rights to how I practice as an attorney. I choose to work with individuals that I believe I can help – sometimes I am able to help with more than just the court process. As needed, I help clients find services, re-evaluate their situation and improve their options globally. Sometimes, it is simply a matter of listening and helping them find their own solutions.

I have an opportunity to help my clients make decisions that will better their futures. I treat that opportunity as a moral duty to my clients. They rely on me to explain the process, facilitate the experience and mitigate their exposure. I ethically apply my skills, experience and education to provide common sense counsel to my clients. My clients have been fortunate and successful in most cases. They have acknowledged my efforts and their satisfaction by expressing their appreciation in words and by referring friends and family members. My approach to working with clients is that I will not take a case that I do not believe that I can be of help to my client.

Since 1993, I have represented clients charged with felonies such as murder, abduction, robbery, maliscious wounding, grand larceny, sexual assault, pornography, arson, embezzlement, destruction of property, felony DUI/DWI, and drug possession and/or distribution. My attitude when defending clients charged with misdemeanor offenses such as shoplifting, possession of marijuana, underage possession of alcohol, assault, DUI/DWI and reckless driving, is no less aggressive or serious. The consquences for some misdemeanor convictions can be as serious as that for felony convictions, e.g., loss of security clearances, termination of employment, immigration consequences, and loss of scholarships.

My approach to the case is that for my client, the level of the offense is important, but it is the process that can be the most stressful and intimidating. I work with my clients to assess the crime, the facts of the case, and their personal situation. How does this case affect the person? That is a major part of what I choose to do for my client. Help them address the entire problem – legal and personal – so that they understand what is happening, understand their options and make the best decision for the long term. Also, to help them know that being charged with a crime does not identify them or make them less worthy as a person- it is a challenge for us to help them overcome.

Being a lawyer has allowed me to meet amazing people and, for a moment in their life, be their champion. If given the opportunity to work with you, I promise you the same dedication. I will do my best to protect your interests and guide you through the legal process. Let me be your champion!

Practice Areas:
  • Car accident
  • Criminal defense
  • DUI and DWI
  • Defective and dangerous products
  • Estate planning
  • Juvenile law
  • Juvenile law
  • Libel and slander
  • Personal injury
  • Probate
  • Sex crime
  • Speeding and traffic ticket
  • Trusts
  • Violent crime
  • White collar crime
  • Wills and living wills
Education:
  • George Mason University School of Law (Juris Doctorate – 1993)
  • George Mason University (Bachelor of Science – 1987)
Awards:
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyers
    • (The National Trial Lawyers – 2016)
  • Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Virginia
    • (The American Legal Society of Legal Advocates – 2016)
  • Top 100 DUI Attorneys in Virginia
    • (The National Advocacy of DUI Defense – 2015)
  • National Recognition
    • (National College for DUI Defense – 2014)
  • Top Ten Attorney Award
    • (National Assoc of Criminal Defense Attorneys – 2014)
  • Empire State Counsel 2008 Honorees Pro Bono Award
    • (New York State Bar Association – 2009)
Association & Memberships:
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
    • (Top 100 Criminal Defense Lawyer in Virginia – 2014 – Present)
  • The National Advocacy For DUI Defense, LLC
    • (Top 100 DUI Attorney in Virginia – 2013 – Present)
  • National Trial Lawyers Association
    • (Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Virginia – 2012 – Present)
  • George Mason American Inn of Courts
    • (Master, Emeritus – 2011 – Present)
  • A Advantage 4 Kids, Inc.
    • (Counsel to the Board of Directors – 2010 – Present)
  • Loudoun County Criminal Defense Bar
    • (Member – 2005 – Present)
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Loudoun chapter)
    • (Founding Member – 1998 – Present)
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
    • (Member 1996 – Present)
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • (Member – 1994 – Present)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Criminal Law Section
    • (Member – 1993 – Present)
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
    • (Member – 1993 – Present)
  • Loudoun County Bar Association, JDR Bench Bar Committee
    • (President 2014-2015- 1993 – Present)
  • Virginia State Bar Bench Bar Liaison Committee
    • (Member – 2009 – 2012)
  • George Mason American Inn of Court
    • (Barrister – 1992 – 2010)
Publication:
  • The Studio Sterling Virginia, Business Profile
  • The Studio of Sterling, Virginia
  • The Studio of Sterling VA
  • Virginia CLE
  • BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their Families
    • Drug Use and the Law in Abuse and Neglect Cases (2011)
  • BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their Families
    • Substance Use Addiction and Abuse and Neglect Cases Stats, Codes and Caselaw in Virginia re Drug Use (2011)
  • BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their Families
    • Judicial Proceedings in Abuse and Neglect Cases in Virginia (2011)
  • BPC Drug Trends Impacting Dependent Children and their Families
    • Substance Exposed Infants and Abuse and Neglect Cases Stats, DFS Policy and Caselaw in Virginia (2011)
  • Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court CLE on Foster Care
    • Representing Parents in Abuse and Neglect Cases (2009)

“Buta helped me receive the best possible outcome for my case. She was extremely helpful and always available when I needed her. I would 100% recommend her to anyone that needs a lawyer!”
A Satisfied Client


“I knew Buta was the lawyer for me when I first met her. She was a thorough, straight shooter who was always attentive and never allowed me feel rushed. During our consults, she went above and beyond using her experience to help me with matters far outside of my case with her. It became obvious that she is highly regarded in the community and her professionalism is unprecedented. She has this uncanny ability to calm your nerves while also knowing she’s fighting hard for her clients...which made me thankful to be on her good side. For me specifically, I was astounded at what she was able to accomplish in a short amount of time. I would sincerely and deeply encourage anyone to obtain her services, you will not be disappointed!”
Tiffany


“We hired Buta to represent our 14-year-old daughter in Juvenile Court. Buta’s counsel, calm advice, and clear-headed professionalism were exactly what we needed in a time of crisis. She has a reassuring demeanor and connected with my daughter right away, explaining the seriousness of the charges and exactly how she would represent the case in court. At all times, we felt Buta represented our best interests and that we received excellent counsel. She treated my daughter with a mix of humor and dignity, which was exactly what she needed to re-build her confidence. Buta kept in touch with us throughout the case, was always responsive, and has very positive relationships with all the other lawyers (and judges) in Loudoun County. Buta is a consummate professional and successfully got my daughter’s charges dropped and expunged. Buta’s compassion and counsel had a very positive impact on our daughter and family, and we are forever grateful for her help.”
Lisa

10 Reviews

“Buta is very experienced and knowledgeable. Her passion for advocating for her clients is evident in all that she does.”
Whitney H., Family Attorney


“I have know Ms. Biberaj for about five years her and over this time period have referred a number of clients to her. I am glad to have doen so. Ms. Biberaj enjoys a great reputation in the community and rightfully so. Asides from having a wealth of experience and being a great lawyer, Ms. Biberaj's personality really stands out. She is kind, patient and honest. She is a great attorney as well as a great human being.”
Robert B., Bankruptcy And Debt Attorney


“Buta Biberaj is a fine attorney. She is always on my referral list for criminal matters in Loudoun County. She is knowledgeable, thorough and keeps a sense of humor!” Nan J., Divorce And Separation Attorney

9 Reviews