Anna Chludzinski, Esq.
Anna Chludzinski was born in Warrenton, Virginia, and raised in Orlando, Florida. She attended the University of Florida, and in 2008 graduated Cum Laude with a degree in American History and a minor in Classical Studies. During her undergraduate career, Anna focused on the study of U.S. legal history and developed a passion for the Constitution and the individual rights it was created to protect. This experience became a driving force in her decision to enter the field of criminal defense.
In the fall of 2008, Anna moved back to Virginia in pursuit of a law degree at Regent University School of Law. While attending law school, Anna interned full time at the Federal Public Defender’s office in Norfolk, Virginia. While there, she worked on a wide variety of cases ranging from drug distribution and property crimes to international cases involving Somali nationals charged with piracy on the high seas, as well as the representation of a former Blackwater employee charged with multiple counts of murder from events that occurred in Afghanistan. In spite of the demands of being a full-time law student and a full-time legal intern, Anna graduated law school a semester early, obtaining her Juris Doctorate in 2010.
After passing the bar, Anna worked at a private firm as a research and writing attorney in Norfolk, VA. In the early summer of 2011, Anna left to join the Public Defender’s Office for the City of Newport News, where she spent two and a half years protecting the rights of indigent individuals. During this time she handled over 1,000 criminal cases, including traffic charges, DUIs, drug charges, larceny charges, fraud charges, malicious wounding charges, and a number of murder cases.
Her motions practice has resulted in the dismissal of many cases before trial, and she excels in crafting unique legal arguments to fit her client’s needs. In August 2013, Anna argued and won the complete suppression of her client’s statements in a first-degree murder case after officers had violated his Miranda rights. Anna truly believes in the protection of constitutional rights and uses this passion in her representation of clients.
In early 2014, Anna moved to Northern Virginia and joined a prestigious criminal defense firm in Alexandria, VA. She spent three years there handling all forms of traffic infractions, criminal misdemeanors, and felonies. As the office’s most experienced associate, she also handled her firm’s most serious cases, including charges of cross country drug distribution, multi-million dollar embezzlements, malicious wounding, murder, rape, carnal knowledge, indecent liberties with a minor, and possession of child pornography.
Anna Chludzinski has spent the entirety of her legal career as a trial attorney, and continues this work as an associate at Priale & Racine, PLLC. Anna has extensive experience in all areas of criminal litigation and is passionate about using that experience to defend her clients every time she walks into the court room. She regularly appears in courthouses across Northern Virginia, including, but not limited to, Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Prince William, Stafford, and Loudoun.
Anna currently resides in Alexandria with her five year old Chesapeake bay retriever Portia, who she loves to take swimming on the weekends.