Carly Anne Jehlen

Carly Anne Jehlen


Fairfax, Virginia


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
    • B.A. (Magna Cum Laude) - 2006
    • Major: English & British Literature
    • Major: Interdisciplinary Social Science

Carly Anne Jehlen practices in the fields of criminal and traffic defense for both adults and juveniles, specializing in speeding and other traffic offenses, DUI/DWI defense, drug and felony offenses.

Ms. Jehlen is a long time resident of Northern Virginia, and attended Lake Braddock Secondary School before graduating magna cum laude at the University of South Florida in both English & Comparative Literature and Interdisciplinary Social Sciences with concentrations in psychology and substance abuse. She obtained her Masters in Comparative Literature from Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland before returning to Virginia and obtaining her Juris Doctorate at George Mason University School of Law.

While attending law school she clerked for the Santa Barbara Public Defender's Office. She interned at The Nature Conservancy specializing in international environmental law and policy, then at Broadcast Music, Inc. specializing in intellectual copyright protection. Ms. Jehlen then began her career in private practice specializing in criminal defense and continues to practice in this field presently. She is also licensed to practice in Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Ms. Jehlen serves as the Co-Chair of the Fairfax County General District Court Committee Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association, and serves as a pro bono attorney for the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. She serves as a member of a number of organizations such as the National College of DUI Defense, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws, Virginia Women's Attorneys Association, and the Fairfax and Loudoun County Bar Associations.

Practice Areas

  • Criminal Defense

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Virginia Bar Association, Member, 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, Member, 2010 - Present
  • National College of DUI/DWI Defense, Member, 2011 - Present
  • National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws, Member, 2011 - Present

Community Service and Honors

  • Martindale-Hubble's peer review rating of AV
  • Recognized by National Academy of Criminal Defense Attorneys Top 10 Under 40 in the field, 2016

Past Employment Positions

  • McGlone & Jehlen, Partner, 2014 - 2017

Pro Bono Activities

  • Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project, 2012 - Present
  • ABA Military Pro Bono Project, 2012 - Present

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, 2011