Sarah Marie Welch

I have successfully earned a reputation throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the United States District Court as an outstanding advocate for my clients. Recognizing that no two cases are alike, I take pride in working one-on-one with my clients to achieve the best possible result for their particular legal issues.  I am passionate about my client’s rights and take the time  to investigate the evidence in each case.  My goal is to give each and every client the personal attention and energy they deserve to achieve a positive outcome for their case.


I attended Virginia Tech, where I studied Political Science, Sociology and History. While there, I served as President of Phi Alpha Delta Pre-Law Fraternity and was an active member of the Virginia Tech chapters of Kappa Kappa Gamma and the American Civil Liberties Union.

I graduated from New York Law School in 2007. During my time there, I served as President of Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity, Secretary of the Student Bar Association, Secretary of the Public Interest Coalition and remained an active member of the American Civil Liberties Union.  I received the Government Fellowship Award in 2005 and 2006 for my work in the public interest sector.  While attending New York Law School, I focused my studies in criminal law and procedure under the guidance of practicing public defenders and district attorneys in New York and New Jersey.


During law school, I gained hands-on criminal defense experience by clerking for the Honorable Rosemarie Annunziata, of the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the Honorable Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr., of the Fairfax County Circuit Court.  I also clerked at the King’s County District Attorney’s Office and the Fairfax County Public Defender’s Office, where I represented clients on a variety of cases and assisted senior attorneys with pre-trial investigations, trial preparation and strategy and appeals.

Following law school, I volunteered as a pro bono attorney with Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where I successfully represented domestic violence victims in obtaining protective orders.  In 2009, I joined the Law Offices of Patrick N. Anderson & Associates, PC as an associate focusing on criminal defense.  While there, I advocated for and defended the rights of hundreds of clients charged with criminal and traffic offenses throughout Virginia.  In 2013, I joined The Bugg Law Firm, PLLC as a senior associate.  While serving this firm, my knowledge and experience continued to grow.

In 2015, I joined Naum Law Firm, PLLC , where I currently represent clients in all jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia. My defense experience has resulted in the successful resolution of matters including: Manslaughter, Malicious Wounding, Sex Offenses, Narcotics offenses, Prescription Fraud cases, Financial crimes, Child Support Enforcement, Juvenile crimes, serious traffic matters and a variety of other misdemeanor and felony offenses.

Legal Experience

I have extensive experience practicing before all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia , as well as in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.  I am also a well respected member of the Virginia Bar Association, American Bar Association, Fairfax County Bar Association and Prince William County Bar Association.

I work hard to provide clients with highly knowledgeable and effective legal counsel during their involvement in potentially life changing legal matters. I am committed to working closely with my clients to help them achieve the best possible outcome for their cases.

Fees: Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types: Cash, Check, Credit card

Contact info
Naum Estevez, PLLC9300 West Courthouse Road
Suite 300
Manassas, VA, 20110

Fax (571) 364-0500
Office (703) 794-4364

State Status Acquired Updated
VA Authorized to practice law 2008 03/31/2016

Award name Grantor Date granted
Top 40, Criminal Defense The American Society of Legal Advocates 2016
Top 40 Under 40 National Trial Lawyers 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers 2016
Rising Star Super Lawyers 2016
Top 100 Trial Lawyers National Trial Lawyers Association 2015
Top 40 under 40 National Trial Lawyers Association 2015
Client’s Choice Award 2015
Client’s Choice Award 2014
Public Interest Fellowship New York Law School Public Interest Coalition 2006
Public Interest Fellowship New York Law School Public Interest Coalition 2005

Work experience
Title Company name Duration
Senior Associate Naum Estevez, PLLC 2015 – Present
Senior Associate Bugg Law Firm, PC 2013 – 2015
Associate Patrick N. Anderson & Associates, PC 2009 – 2013
Law Clerk Ajilon Legal 2008 – 2009
Pro Bono Attorney Legal Services Of Northern Virginia 2008 – 2009
Law Clerk/Intern Gordon Law Firm 2007 – 2008
Law Clerk Law Offices of Jay B. Myerson 2006 – 2006
Judicial Law Clerk Honorable Rosemarie Annunziata (Virginia Court of Appeals) 2006 – 2006
Law Clerk/Intern Office Of The Public Defender Fairfax County 2006 – 2007
Law Clerk/Intern District Attorney Kings County (Brooklyn) 2006 – 2007
Judicial Law Clerk Honorable Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. (Fairfax County Circuit Court) 2005 – 2005
Law Clerk Phillips, Beckwith, Hall & Chase PC 2003 – 2004

School name Major Degree Graduated
New York Law School Law JD – Juris Doctor 2007
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Political Science BA – Bachelor of Arts 2003

Speaking engagements
Conference name Title Date
So You’re 18 – Prince William County Public Schools So You’re 18 2016
So You’re 18 – Prince William County Public Schools So You’re 18 2015

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