Eric Shamis at King, Campbell & Poretz, PLLC
Eric Shamis at King, Campbell & Poretz, PLLC

Eric Shamis at King, Campbell & Poretz, PLLC

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Introduction: Prior to joining King Campbell Poretz, Eric was a prosecutor with the Loudoun County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for over eight years. During that time he tried over seventy five jury trials, and hundreds of bench trials. The criminal cases he handled were some of the most complex and important within Loudoun County over the past decade. He handled jury trials involving charges of murder, manslaughter, robbery, burglary, felony assault, illegal firearm possession, drug distribution, drug possession, DUI, felony DUI, reckless driving, and domestic assault, amongst others. This experience gave Eric an in-depth insight into how a case moves through the criminal justice system and how to interact and communicate effectively with all people involved to include the courts, the police, and the attorneys. During his time as a prosecutor Eric specifically focused on handling DUI and traffic-related criminal offenses. Between 2017 and 2020 he was part of a small team of attorneys who handled nearly all of the fatal traffic-related criminal cases in Loudoun County. Between 2014 and 2017 he handled the specialized “DUI blood docket” in Loudoun County, containing serious accident cases, and involving the most complex DUI legal issues. For the last four years Eric has been a part of the faculty in the “Defending DUI and Serious Traffic Cases” live seminar in Fairfax, which teaches DUI and traffic law to northern Virginia attorneys. As a prosecutor, Eric also regularly gave educational presentations to law enforcement officers on DUI and other criminal law topics. In his final years in the office, Eric handled some of the most significant homicide cases which went to trial in Loudoun County such as Commonwealth v. Tony Dane, Commonwealth v. Sergio Zuniga-Robles, Commonwealth v. Diamante Ellis, and Commonwealth v. Cameron Prince. These trials involved the presentation of complex issues such as DNA evidence, motor vehicle air-bag control module data, and medical evidence on issues of traumatic brain injury. Prior to his work at the Loudoun Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, Eric worked for the Virginia Attorney General’s Office, representing the State Department of Social Services. In that position he handled a large volume of cases in which he collected child support for needy children in northern Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley.

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Mike D.

Mr. Shamis helped me with a non-traditional estate matter. He was extremely professional and kept me in the loop throughout the entire process. I would highly recommend him!
Apr 3, 2021

I can't say enough good things about Eric Shamis with King, Campbell & Poretz. He helped me through a difficult and sensitive situation with the utmost professionalism in a very timely manner. All I can say is thank you.
Nov 24, 2020
Dequan W.

Great lawyer ,was there at my help when ever I need him, I would highly recommend his service to anyone.
Mar 4, 2021
Jerrell C.

Criminal Defense Attorney

Very good
Feb 21, 2021

License Type: Attorney (VA)

License verified on 11/2/2020

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Eric Shamis


  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    The pricing on my page is based on my best estimates for each individual type of criminal, traffic, and DUI charge. However, each case is different. When we begin talking about the details of your case I can give you the amount of the fee. It should be very close to the estimate. There is always some room to talk about the amount of a fee in any case.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    I want to know about them, their job, and their concerns with respect to whatever charge they have. I want to know about the facts of their case. When I have this information I can provide them an expectation of how the process will play out in court, what their options are likely to be in terms of going to trial or accepting a plea agreement, and answer all questions that they have.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I grew up in New England. I went to college in New Hampshire and law school in Rhode lsland. I have attended numerous trainings in the field of criminal law in Virginia including: Advanced DUI training, Driving Under the Influence of Drugs training, Drug Distribution Investigation (Top Gun) Training, Trial Advocacy, and annual conferences on updates in the field of Virginia criminal law. I have conducted several trainings to law enforcement on issues related to DUI investigations, and constitutional law. For the past 4 years I have been on the faculty at the Defending DUI and Serious Traffic Offenses yearly conference in Fairfax.

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