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Carly Jehlen Hart

Carly Jehlen Hart

Zinicola Blanch Overand & Hart PLLC
  • Criminal Law, DUI & DWI, Family Law ...
  • Virginia
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Carly Jehlen Hart focuses her practice in the areas of criminal and traffic defense, domestic law, and specializes in domestic abuse/violence. Ms. Jehlen Hart has been practicing law since 2010 and joined the Firm as a Partner in 2019. As a lawyer, Carly appreciates being able to help her clients, and getting to know them, during what is usually a very difficult situation, and the opportunity to advocate for them not just in their litigation, but for them in their lives.
Ms. Jehlen Hart graduated from the University of South Florida with two Bachelors of the Arts degrees in Literature and Interdisciplinary Social Science. She then obtained her Master of Arts degree from Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland before completing her law degree from George Mason University School of Law. While in law school, Carly clerked for the Santa Barbara Public Defender’s Office. Ms. Jehlen Hart then began her career in private practice specializing in criminal defense. From 2014 to 2017, she was a partner at McGlone & Jehlen.

Carly is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Among other professional associations and memberships, Ms. Jehlen Hart served as the Co-Chair of the Fairfax County General District Court Committee from 2015-2018, and currently as Co-Vice Chair of the Fairfax Criminal Law Section. She also serves as a pro bono attorney for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, Military Pro Bono Project, and occasionally with Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Ms. Jehlen Hart has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards every year since 2014, has been recognized as a Top 10 Under 40 by the National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys, and been ranked a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers every year since 2014.

George Mason University School of Law
J.D. (2010) | Law
Activities: American Constitutional Society Environmental Society
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University of South Florida
B.A. | English Literature & Social Science
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Professional Experience
Vice Chair, Criminal Bar Section
Fairfax Bar Association
- Current
Loudoun County Bar Association
- Current
Screening Committee Member
Mid Atlantic Innocence Project
- Current
Co-Chair of General District Court Committee
Fairfax Bar Association
Certificate of Training in DUI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Testing
National Highway Traffic and Safety Control & the International Association of Chiefs of Police
Rising Star in Criminal Defense
AV Preeminent Rating
Martindale Hubbell
Professional Associations
Fairfax Bar Association
Vice Chair, Criminal Bar Section
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Virginia State Bar  # 80514
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National College of DUI Defense
General Member
- Current
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
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4th Circuit
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Practice Areas
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Domestic Violence
Domestic Violence Criminal Defense, Domestic Violence Restraining Orders, Victims Rights
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Zinicola Blanch Overand & Hart PLLC
4085 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 302
Fairfax, VA 22030
Toll-Free: (703) 934-8580
Fax: (703) 934-8583