Carmichael Ellis & Brock, PLLC - Attorneys

CARMICHAEL ELLIS & BROCK, PLLC is a highly-regarded, experienced firm dedicated to representing individuals in Virginia and Federal Courts. Former partner, Phoenix S. Ayotte, now practices at Ayotte Law.

Carmichael Ellis & Brock, PLLC, is committed to your defense in criminal and security clearance matters, and getting you the best result in civil matters. We have defended federal law enforcement agents, senior military officers, business owners, cyber online activists, professional athletes, and many others in high-profile criminal cases. Our civil division has recovered millions to compensate clients for their losses. Our approach is zealous, organized, and fast-paced. Please call for an initial free consultation as soon as you can so that we can begin working together and preserve all of the opportunities open to you. If you are incarcerated, we will contact you in the jail where you are held, and we will remain in contact throughout the pendency of your case. If you are able to come in to the office, we will ask you to come meet in person as soon as possible. We look forward to helping you.

Mission: Zealous, dedicated, and responsive representation

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Driving, drugs, schools and more among new Virginia laws | WTOP

Many Virginia citizens had their licenses reinstated yesterday due to law changes. Lines were long at DMV :). Check out the other important new laws that went into effect!! A slew of new laws for things like transportation, education, families, animal welfare, and tobacco, alcohol and other drugs will take effect July 1.

Last night we celebrated John Zwerling Esq, our mentor, comrade and friend, who was honored for his incredible 50 years of achievement as a lawyer's lawyer and people's lawyer. "JZ" took our founding partners in in 2014, and enabled then to start the firm that exists today 😊

$20.5 MILLION JURY VERDICT? The crowning jewel of the firm's 2018, and a sweet result for a very sweet client. Pulled off by our very own Wirt Brock, Esq., a cowboy of a lawyer who not only gave closing, but returned for verdict and argued damages with a RUPTURED APPENDIX. He celebrated with his own emergency appendectomy and dietary restrictions for several weeks. No big deal...

Who goes toe to toe with Kaiser Permanente, wins a $20.5 million verdict for our client, and all through closing and verdict has a ruptured appendix? Superstar WIRT BROCK, ESQ.

Dark Side | Secret Origins of Evidence in US Criminal Cases

Is the evidence in your criminal case actually coming from NSA? Quoted throughout this investigative report by Human Rights Watch, Attorney Jessica Carmichael, discusses the U.S. intelligence community's surveillance as it relates to law enforcement and parallel construction.
"Carmichael, one of the defense attorneys in Collins, told Human Rights Watch that parallel construction 'flies in the face of everything that our justice system stands for' and is 'legally and as a matter of principle a huge problem. We have in our country a Fourth Amendment and Fourth Amendment rights … That’s a bedrock principle of our system. Essentially, this practice is an attempt to circumvent that.'" This report documents the use of alternative explanations for how evidence was found, a practice known as “parallel construction.” This practice could prevent courts from scrutinizing the legality of questionable investigative methods, including surveillance. Such scrutiny can deter misconduct, ...

Grab your copy of the Washingtonian to see our partner Jessica Carmichael's feature as a Top Lawyer!

Geneva toilets flush with cash

Not something you see every day . . . Geneva prosecutors are investigating after toilets in a bank and three restaurants were blocked by about $100,000 in high-denomination euro...

New Baltimore Police Scandal Threatens Criminal Cases

More news about Baltimore police planting evidence, and the effect it has on pending cases. More than 40 criminal cases have been dropped in Baltimore after police body cameras show officers there allegedly planting drug evidence. Public...

More video emerges of suspected drug planting by Baltimore police

Police Body Cams show Baltimore police planting drug evidence for the second time in weeks.

"Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis defended his officers on Wednesday, telling a news conference his department was facing "growing pains" with the technology they started using 14 months ago."

Thoughts? The Baltimore Police Department suspended seven officers after body camera video emerged that the city's public defender said appeared to show them...

Hialeah man shoots out tires of AT&T truck outside home

Friday Funny: and the answer is . . . . FLORIDA HIALEAH, FLA. (WSVN) - A retired Miami-Dade firefighter took extreme measures to get AT&T workers to remove their trucks from his property,...

Auction of Madonna personal items halted by court

Friday Funny. A judge in New York City has halted the auction of personal items once belonging to Madonna including a love letter from her then-boyfriend Tupac...

Case Results | Harris & Carmichael, PLLC

CASE RESULT: Attorney Wirt Brock prevails on trial date and secures a $50,000 judgment for his client, plus interest and attorney's fees! Attorney Wirt Brock, Esq., prevailed in Fairfax County court for our client yesterday on the trial date to the tune of a $50,000.00 judgment, plus...

[06/28/17]   We wish firm attorney Wirt Brock the best of luck this morning in his argument before the Virginia Court of Appeals in Richmond, VA! Wirt's appeal involves a murder case.

American terrorism suspect held in Iraq was denied access to a lawyer,...

Harris, Carmichael & Ellis, PLLC featured (and quoted) in today's Washington Post. Attorneys expose FBI's use of "dirty" and "clean" teams to undermine and possibly circumvent Miranda requirements. In this case, the client (a U.S. Citizen) escaped ISIS and surrendered to Kurdish forces. He was subsequently held in a secret detention for months while U.S. law enforcement pressured and interrogated him. Virginia-born Mohamad Khweis, accused of briefly joining ISIS, was repeatedly interrogated by the FBI in a secret detention center, his lawyers...

Recommendations | Harris & Carmichael, PLLC


"I trust my life/freedom in Mrs. Harris hands."

"Since I've been home from prison I've found my self in the wildest situations. Twice I've been arrested and charged for crimes I didn't commit or know anything about, and on one occasion I was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. With that being said I contacted Pheonix Harris. Since the very first consultation she's been there every step of the way providing excellent service. Beating every single case that came my way. Once your in the system it's hard to get out and stay out of trouble even if your walking the straight and narrow trouble some times finds you. I can honestly say I trust my life/freedom in Mrs. Harris hands."
– K.G. "Jessica Carmichael: Knowledgeable. Motivated." Jessica Carmichael provided clear, detailed, and rigorous legal advice throughout my domestic abuse...

ICE nabs young ‘dreamer’ applicant after she speaks out at a news... Daniela Vargas's detention spurred shock and anger from immigrant rights advocates, who feared ICE officials may have retaliated against the woman...

Cops Can Frisk Anyone Armed, Regardless of Concealed Carry Permits

The Fourth Circuit's latest ruling on stop and frisks enables law enforcement officers to pat down anyone who may have a concealed weapon, even if they are licensed to carry such. "The decision, U.S. v. Robinson, is in tension with a Sixth Circuit opinion from 2015 and could result in the Supreme Court taking up this developing circuit split." - See more at: The Fourth Circuit ruled on Monday, in an en banc decision, that police are justified in frisking individuals with concealed firearms, regardless...

Call for Clemency | Harris & Carmichael, PLLC

On the last day of President Obama's administration, the new pardon/clemency specialist at Harris, Carmichael, & Ellis PLLC, Karen Gross, Esq., received a call that one of her clients' petitions was granted. Read the blog post about this unforgettable moment here: “Ms. Gross. This is the Pardon Office with the Department of Justice. Please call me as soon as possible on a very urgent matter.”

An Incubator for (Former) Drug Dealers

"Hustlers are entrepreneurs denied opportunity." As I often say, did our clients apply their talents to the good and not the evil, they'd be very successful, legitimately. But the challenges often lie with society and opportunity. This nonprofit teaches returning citizens how to go into legit business. “Hustlers are entrepreneurs denied opportunity.”

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