CarlyCarly Anne Jehlen is an associate attorney at Westlake Legal Group. Ms. Jehlen was admitted to practice law in 2010 after graduating from the George Mason School of Law. She previously worked as a partner at a small firm in Fairfax County, but recently moved to Westlake Legal Group to expand her criminal practice and take on appellate work in the criminal field.  She practices mainly in traffic and criminal defense litigation, specializing in DUI/DWI defense, Reckless Driving defense, and Drug defense cases.

Ms. Jehlen graduated from University of South Florida with two Bachelor of Arts degrees in English Literature and Interdisciplinary Social Science.  She was certified in substance abuse counseling by the State of Florida at that time.  A long term resident of Virginia, Ms. Jehlen returned to complete her graduate study at George Mason University School of Law, participating in the American Constitutional Society, Environmental Law Society, and International Law Society.  Ms. Jehlen donates her time to the Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project and Military Pro Bono Project, and Legal Services of Northern Virginia helping those in need.



  • Associate Attorney, Westlake Legal Group, Potomac Falls, Virginia
  • Partner, McGlone & Jehlen, Attorney at Law, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Associate Attorney, The McGlone Law Firm, Fairfax, Virginia
  • Copyright Researcher, Broadcast Music, Inc., Nashville, Tennessee
  • Law Clerk, The Nature Conservancy, Arlington Virginia
  • Legal Intern, Office of The Public Defender, Santa Barbara, California


George Mason University School of Law
J.D.,  2010
Vermont Law School
Attended 2007-2008
University of South Florida
B.A., English Literature, magna cum laude, 2006
B.A., Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, magna cum laude, 2006
Lake Braddock Secondary School, Burke, Virginia, 2002


Professional Honors & Activities:  

  • Voted a “Rising Star” in Criminal Defense by Thomas Rueters’ Super Lawyers, 2015, 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Reviewed AV Preeminent Rated, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Elected for Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers by Martindale Hubbell, 2014
  • Certified Completion of the National College of DUI Defense’s intensive Summer Session curriculum in DUI Defense Law conducted at Harvard Law School, July 27th, 2013
  • Judge, ABA Region 4 Client Counseling Competition held at GMU School of Law, 2012, 2014
  • Certification, DWI Detection and Standardized Field Sobriety Test Student Course, National Highway Traffic Safety Administration Approved (NHSTA)

Bar Admissions:

Virginia State Bar, 2010
Fairfax Bar Association, 2010


Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of Virginia

United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Eastern District Court of Virginia


Community Activities:

  • Co-Chair, General District Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Association (FBA), 2014 – present
  • Chaperone Committee Chair, Loudoun County Law Camp, 2014, 2015
  • Judicial Screening Panel Member, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter), 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
  • General Member, National College of DUI Defense, 2012 – present
  • Volunteer Attorney, ABA Military Pro Bono Project, 2011 – present
  • Screening Committee Member, Mid-Atlantic Innocence Project. 2011 – present
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, Fairfax Bar Association, 2010 – present
  • Member, Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL), 2011 – present
  • Lawyer Member, National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL), 2011 – present
  • Member, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML), 2011 – present
  • Member, Law Related Education Committee, FBA, 2011 – 2014
  • Member, General District Court Committee, FBA, 2011 – 2014
  • Member, Criminal Law Section, Fairfax Bar Association, 2010 – present


“Dear Carly, I cannot thank you enough – not only for what you have done for me legally, but also for listening to me fall apart last night.  This was the first time I let out all the pent-up stress and sadness since the ticket.  you were great.”

-C.A., Prince William County

“Ms. Jehlen, Thank you for your attention to this matter and for your professionalism and counsel.  I am extremely pleased with the legal representation I was provided and the outcome of my case.  Thank you.”

- E.H., Fairfax County

“I wanted to thank you for everything.  Obviously, I am very happy with the outcome and very much appreciate all your hard work and effort.”

- S.F., Prince William County

“Carly, I cannot thank you enough for the excellent job you did for me.  I am extremely happy with this result.  You are obviously an excellent attorney and I am glad I chose you to represent me.”

- M.F., Fairfax County