Koehler Law Extends Criminal Practice Into Northern Virginia

by Jamison Koehler on April 23, 2010

I woke up this morning to find out that I passed the February 2010 bar for Virginia.  Thank you to the readers here who first alerted me. Congratulations to those of you who said you also passed.

I will now be extending my criminal law practice into Arlington, Alexandria, Falls Church, Frederick, Clarke, Prince William, Fauquier, Stafford, Warren and King George Counties/Independent Cities.

The pass rate, according to the Virginia Bar Board of Examiners, was 57.2% for all takers and 66.7% for first-time takers.  Of the Virginia schools, Washington & Lee had the overall highest pass-rate with 81.3%, followed by Regent University with 80.0% and the University of Virginia with 75%.  The Appalachian School of Law had the lowest overall pass rate with 40%.

I wish I could remember the names of the people who sat near me during the exam to find out their fortunes. I did see that Kathryn Pearlman, the woman with whom I dissected every single question after the exam, did pass.  Congratulations to her as well.

I will be changing my website to add Virginia criminal law. The swearing-in ceremony is June 7 in Richmond. Prosecutors in Virginia have now been forewarned.

5 Comments on “Koehler Law Extends Criminal Practice Into Northern Virginia

  1. Congratulations, Mr. Koehler! I am very grateful for everything you did for me on my case, and I have been reading your blog ever since. The good citizens of Virginia will be very lucky!!

  2. M.P.: Thank you for the kind words. I am glad you enjoy the blog. I am also concerned about the “not-so-good” citizens of Virginia.

  3. This is bittersweet. I’ve been reading your blog for a while and have thought that I’d love to have you represent me if I ever needed a defense attorney. Since then, I’ve found out I might need a defense attorney … but you don’t practice in VA.
    Now, I need a defense attorney and you DO practice in VA, but not Central VA.
    What a shame. 🙁

  4. Jeff: Thank you. I know I shouldn’t have been worrying about it, but you never want to take these things for granted.

    JW: Thanks for posting. And thanks for following the blog. There is always the concern that I might say something here that could rub a potential client the wrong way, so I am glad to hear that, in your case at least, it has not had that effect. Please feel free to call me with any questions regarding your matter. While I normally like to reserve the free consultations for potential clients, I can’t help but have an interest in all matters criminal. I am looking forward to learning much more myself about Virginia criminal law. Finally, how could I not want to talk to someone who reads this blog?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *