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The head of a solo legal practice located in northern Virginia, August McCarthy possesses years of experience as an attorney, and he has handled several noteworthy cases over the course of his career. In 2006, for instance, Mr. McCarthy successfully argued a case involving ethnic harassment, the first of its kind ever brought to trial in Virginia. In addition, August McCarthy handled a unique civil litigation case concerning wiretapping. A member of the Fairfax Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, and Fauquier Bar Association, he is admitted to practice before every federal and state court in Virginia.Before embarking on his career as an attorney, August McCarthy completed an extensive liberal arts education. He began his studies at the University of Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy in 1990. He then focused his efforts on writing as a student at Goddard College, in Vermont. While studying for his Master of Fine Arts, he penned a novel whose central themes were despair and the human condition when confronted with a significant loss. August McCarthy later moved back to Virginia to study law at George Mason University.August McCarthy displayed his talent for legal studies in the position of Editor of the George Mason University School of Law Civil Rights Law Journal. In addition, he earned a position on the Moot Court Board and placed among the top four finishers at Harvard Law School's National Animal Advocacy Competition; his case there involved emotional damages sought after the death of a pet. He received his Juris Doctor from George Mason in 2004.At his practice, August McCarthy assists individuals accused of crimes such as driving under the influence, as well as those involved in custody disputes or divorce proceedings. He is also adept at handling defamation, personal injury, and malpractice cases.

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