Peter Baskin, Esq.
During his 49 years of practicing criminal law in Virginia, Peter M. Baskin has defended everything from parking tickets to capital murder, predominantly DUI and marijuana possession cases. His practice finds him in court almost daily. In addition to his trial practice, he has been a guest speaker at the Northern Virginia Police Academy on the law of arrest, has written on criminal practice technique for professional journals and newsletters, was lead appellate counsel in the Supreme Court of Virginia in a decision on the law of arrest in 1974, which continues to be the law in Virginia, and has instructed lawyers at Continuing Legal Education Seminars in various subjects pertaining to criminal and civil trial practice. His Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating is AV-pre-eminent, the highest attainable.
Mr. Baskin is the author of “A Toast to Silence;” how to avoid becoming another victim of deceptive police tactics by knowing how and when to use the power of silence. Publisher: Morgan James, New York, June 2016.
He is a graduate of the University of Hartford and received his legal education at the National Law Center, George Washington University, Washington D.C., earning a J.D. Degree in 1967. He was, during his final year of law studies, a Deputy Clerk of the Circuit Court of Arlington County, Virginia and began practicing law as a prosecutor in Arlington, serving as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney from 1968 to 1972.
Mr. Baskin resides in Northern Virginia with his wife JoAnne. When he is not lawyering, he can be found outdoors fly fishing, pheasant hunting, or skiing, as the seasons permit.