L. JENKINS, JR.
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George Washington University, J.D. 1995
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
Virginia Supreme Court and all inferior courts
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L. Jenkins, Jr., a native of Charleston, South
Carolina, is a graduate of historic Howard University located in Washington,
District of Columbia. At Howard University, Mr. Jenkins obtained a Bachelor
of Science Degree in history. He received his Juris Doctor
from the National Law Center at the George Washington University.
As a collegiate Mr. Jenkins served as a Capital Hill Aide to the Honorable
Arthur P. Ravenel of the United States House of Representatives. Upon
graduation, he served as Law Clerk to the Honorable Ulysses B. Hammond,
Executive Officer of the District of Columbia Courts. As Law Clerk to
the Executive Officer, Mr. Jenkins served as an intra-governmental liaison
between the District of Columbia Courts and the District of Columbia
City Council, and the United States Congress. In addition, Mr. Jenkins
duties included assisting the Executive Officer in the day-to-day administrative
operations of the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and
the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
Jenkins actively handles a variety of criminal defense matters representing
juvenile and adult clients. He has spent his entire career as an attorney
principally defending citizens charged with offenses in federal and
state courts. He has successfully defended individuals accused of drug-related
offenses, sexual assaults, tax violations, as well as capital murder.
In 1998 Mr. Jenkins’ professionalism and accomplishments as a
trial advocate were recognized with his election to the George Mason
American Inns of Court as a Barrister. He is a member of the Virginia
State Bar and has been admitted to practice before the United States
Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, United States District Court
for the Districts of Colorado, Eastern District of Virginia, and District
Jenkins has appeared as a legal commentator on local and national television
shows such as MSNBC Live. He also routinely lectures as a Virginia Continuing
Legal Education speaker on federal criminal defense issues.
Jenkins is a life member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., as well
as a member of the Alfred Street Baptist Church located in Old Town