Muhammad represents clients in criminal, traffic, and civil matters in state and federal courts throughout Northern Virginia. Muhammad's experience includes handling complex legal matters, such as assisting with the representation of clients facing federal indictments and serious state felonies, including murder. He also represents individuals facing federal investigations and grand jury subpoenas, as well as clients facing investigations by state law enforcement officials. In addition, Muhammad has handled many trials ranging from assault and battery cases to civil protective orders and criminal protective order violations, as well as the negotiation of plea agreements and other settlements. Muhammad also helps clients clear their criminal records by seeking expungements of charges that have been dismissed.
A long-time resident of Fairfax County and native speaker of Arabic, Muhammad Elsayed graduated from George Mason University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Administration of Justice. Muhammad later graduated from George Mason University School of Law, summa cum laude, where he was a member of the George Mason Law Review, the Moot Court Board, and the Trial Advocacy Association.
Muhammad graduated at the top of his class in high school, college, and law school. Throughout law school, Muhammad gained experience in criminal law during internships with the Fairfax County Public Defender’s Office, the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Arlington County Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. The George Mason Law Review also published an article authored by Muhammad, addressing the constitutionality of state legislation targeting the enforcement of religious contracts. After graduating from law school, Muhammad gained experience advising insurance companies on their coverage obligations and representing them in complex litigation.
"Navigating the legal system can be daunting and intimidating. For disenfranchised and marginalized individuals and communities, it can seem like an insurmountable obstacle. As a member of a minority and underrepresented community, I know firsthand the challenges faced by those who struggle in the face of complex legal challenges. As an attorney, my chief goal is to help every client understand the legal system, make the difficult strategic decisions, and achieve the best possible outcome."
- Commonwealth of Virginia
- District of Columbia
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
- George Mason University, summa cum laude, Bachelor of Science, Administration of Justice
- George Mason University School of Law, summa cum laude, Juris Doctorate
MEMBERSHIPS & COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES
- Virginia State Bar
- Fairfax Bar Association
- Member, Young Lawyers Division
- Member, Criminal Law Section
- Capital Area Muslim Bar Association
- Contracting into Religious Law: Anti-Sharia Enactments and the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause, 20 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 937 (2013)
- Co-Editor, The Law of Arrest (Chapter 3), Defending Criminal Cases in Virginia, Virginia CLE Publications (anticipated 2017)
- Rule 6.1 Society Bronze Membership, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2017)
- Laying a Foundation: Rules Governing Authentication CLE, Fairfax Bar Association (2018)
- Smartphone and Medical Evidence: Special Considerations, presented at the following seminar hosted by the National Business Institute: Auto Injury: How to Obtain Key Evidence and Get it Admitted (2016)