Mikhail N. Lopez

Mikhail N. Lopez

Mikhail N. Lopez

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  • Greenspun Shapiro PC
  • 3955 Chain Bridge Rd, Fl 2 Fairfax, VA 22030
  • 703-352-0100
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Mikhail Lopez, a long-time resident of Fairfax County and graduate of The College of William and Mary, received his Juris Doctor from the University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall in 2011. Throughout law school, Mikhail, better known as Misha, explored civil and criminal law during internships with the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, the United States Tax Court, the Law Office of David Zalob, and the Indiana Attorney General Criminal Appeals Division.

After graduating from Berkeley and passing the California Bar Exam, Misha returned to Virginia, where he clerked for Greenspun Shapiro PC. Now a member of the Virginia Bar, Misha has focused primarily on criminal defense and general civil litigation, working closely with Peter Greenspun and Jonathan Shapiro on research, trial preparation, and the drafting of pleadings and appellate briefs for clients faced with serious criminal and traffic charges, and complex civil litigation.


“ I became interested in the law at an early age, as I noticed how legal issues can affect an individual’s day-to-day life. Through my school and early work experiences, I have formed the unwavering belief that every lawyer has the duty, and every individual has the right, to present his or her case in the best manner possible, assuring their interests and rights are protected. This is exactly what I strive to do for every client who relies on my representation. ”


  • Commonwealth of Virginia (2012)
  • State of California (2011)
  • District of Columbia


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit


  • The College of William and Mary
  • University of California, Berkeley, Boalt Hall (2011)


  • American Bar Association
    • Section of Litigation
      • Member, Criminal Litigation Committee
      • Member, Trial Evidence Committee
      • Member, Trial Practice Committee
    • Criminal Justice Section
      • Member, White Collar Crime / Young Lawyers Subcommittee
      • Member, White Collar Crime / Healthcare Fraud Subcommittee
    • Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section
  • Fairfax Bar Association
    • Member, Young Lawyers Committee
    • Member, Criminal Justice Section
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Member, Criminal Law Division
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers