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Since 2009, Pleasant has been recognized by the Washingtonian Magazine as among the Top Lawyers in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area. He is listed in Thomson-Reuters’ D.C. “Super Lawyers” and by U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Lawyers in America”.

Pleasant is also a Fellow in the American College of Trial Lawyers. Fellowship in the College is extended only by invitation to experienced trial lawyers and is limited to no more than one percent of the lawyers in each state. He currently serves as chair the D.C. State Committee.

Pleasant’s profile can be found here.

Client Centered Representation

Pleasant intentionally handles only a select number of cases at any one time to allow him to provide close, individual attention to each client’s needs. His representation begins by understanding all the facts and your goals. He will keep you fully informed about your case and case strategy. He will answer your questions and be available to you. Every client gets his commitment and dedication.

Experienced in federal and state criminal defense

Being charged with a criminal offense can be an overwhelming experience. Since 1991, Pleasant has established a track record of helping clients reach favorable resolutions in criminal matters. He is well versed in the criminal justice systems of Washington, D.C and Northern Virginia. Whatever legal matter you entrust to his representation, you will receive the full force of his experience and knowledge.

All clients treated with compassion and respect

When you retain Pleasant as your attorney, you can be assured of:

  • One-on-one engagement — He interacts with each client personally and with attention and understanding. You will work directly with him at every stage of your case.
  • Accomplished trial advocacy — As a seasoned litigator, he is always ready to take a case to trial when other options prove unsatisfactory, a fact not lost on opposing counsel.
  • Fixed-fee arrangements — Pleasant believes that every client deserves affordable legal counsel. His initial consultations are free and, when feasible, he offers clients transparent fixed-fee arrangements so that they are not blindsided by unanticipated legal expenses.

You can be confident that your case will be a top priority with Pleasant and that you will receive earnest and capable representation.

Accomplished in federal and state criminal defense

Pleasant offers Virginia, Washington, D.C. , and Maryland federal court clients proficient legal counsel in the areas of:

  • White Collar Crimes — White collar criminal cases include clients charged with financial crimes. Pleasant offers a vigorous legal defense to charges of conspiracy, money laundering or various types of fraud.
  • Federal Criminal Defense —  Pleasant’s experience in federal criminal defense includes all types and levels of federal crimes, including charges of export control violations, money laundering and federal narcotics offenses. He has represented clients in the federal courts in Washington, D.C., Virginia, Maryland, Illinois and West Virginia.
  • DUI/DWI Defense — Pleasant provides skilled representation for people charged with DUI (driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs) or OWI (operating while impaired) charges in Washington, D.C. or DWI (driving while intoxicated) charges in Virginia.
  • Estate Planning — Pleasant can help you put your affairs in order using the full arsenal of estate planning tools such as wills, trusts, powers of attorney and living wills and other advance directives. Pleasant will also advocate for your rights or the rights of your heirs.

As a skilled courtroom advocate and negotiator, Pleasant always seek innovative  and comprehensive solutions to protect your interests.

Call 202-462-1100 or contact me online to schedule a consultation.


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      Washington, District of Columbia 20006
      Phone: 202-462-1100
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