Phoenix S. Ayotte of Ayotte Law, LLC, has transitioned into a solo boutique attorney, after serving as proud founding partner of a successful high-profile firm in Alexandria, Virginia, with diverse practice areas. She is a Washingtonian Magazine Top Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Top 40 Under 40, National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Trial Lawyers, and SuperLawyers Rising Star. She was born in Florida and raised in Atlanta, Georgia.
Ms. Ayotte is a former military spouse, former tireless and dedicated public defender (state and federal), and accomplished private federal and state lawyer for criminal defendants in complex, high-stakes cases. Her practice and interest areas have evolved over time and the bulk of her caseload is now committed to Security Clearance Defense litigation for our nation's most crucial and highly-trusted employees, military personnel, and their security clearances.
Ms. Ayotte's clients actively seek her out because of her wholistic approach to representation- she sees right to the heart of the matter, and is ready to stand by you during the most troubling time of your life. Not only does she get results- you will feel heard, understood, and your story will be told when she represents you. Because of her background, Ms. Ayotte has a unique perspective on all aspects of military life, law enforcement quirks, and the challenges facing individuals from every sector of the socio-economic strata. No one is judged, and everyone is welcomed.
Ms. Ayotte has served as a moot court and mock trial judge for the Capitol City Mock Trial Competition, Regent School of Law, William and Mary School of Law, George Mason School of Law, George Washington School of Law, and the Thurgood Marshall Federal Bar Association Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. She mentors the many law student interns she has supervised and is active in seeking out teaching opportunities, including 2015, 2016, and 2017 Alexandria Bar Association CLE Marathon (criminal portion- Privacy and the Law) as well as prior instruction of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines Training (2010-2013).
Ms. Ayotte graduated cum laude from Stetson University College of Law in 2007, after earning a business degree in economics from Georgia State University in 2004. She has been recognized as a "TOP LAWYER" in the Washingtonian Magazine, a "RISING STAR" by Super Lawyers for 2016, 2017, and 2018 in the Washington Post magazine, and has received the following additional recognitions: National Trial Lawyers TOP 40 UNDER 40 | National Trial Lawyers TOP 100