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Jesse R. Binnall


Jesse R. Binnall


Jesse R. Binnall is a partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC.  He has tried cases in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Binnall’s practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, international disputes, business and non-profit law, appellate litigation, election law, virtual currencies (i.e. Bitcoin), parliamentary law and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration and mediation).  He also is proud to help companies develop innovative legal strategies to combat overregulation and government cyber-snooping. Many of Mr. Binnall’s clients use his knowledge to take active steps to avoid the courtroom entirely.  He advises entrepreneurs on business formation, contractors on complex construction negotiations, and political candidates and committees on election law matters. He also is proud of his accomplishments working as a productive and collaborative member of civil and criminal joint defense teams.

Mr. Binnall has been a featured guest, discussing law and technology issues, on various new and traditional media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, DemocracyNow, the Ron Paul Channel, and Lawyer2Laywer. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Only 2% of Virginia lawyers are selected to receive this honor. He is also received the highest rating available, 10 out of 10 by

Mr. Binnall is also a professional parliamentarian.  He continues to advise organizations large and small on meeting procedure (including Robert’s Rules of Order), bylaw drafting and interpretation, and other parliamentary matters. His clients have included several presidential campaigns and national political and professional organizations. Mr. Binnall is an avid private pilot. He also enjoys sailing, and SCUBA diving.

Previous Results

Every case is unique and previous results do not predict or guaranty similar results in other cases.

  • Successfully represented an entrepreneur who overcame a freeze out attempt by a majority shareholder in a cyber-business in a multi-day trial.
  • Won a judgment and defeated a counterclaim on behalf of a sales executive who obtained over $300,000,000 in contracts for a defense contractor but was not paid his full commissions.
  • Won defense award in a contract dispute for a website development company at a multi-day arbitration before the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
  • Represented a presidential campaign executive in a federal criminal trial, which resulted in a favorable jury verdict.
  • Represented an email provider in resisting gag orders and overbroad warrants for encryption keys
  • Represented a small business in litigation with its previous accountants in a professional malpractice case that resulted in a favorable settlement
  • Represented investor in a real estate business in litigation with her partner that resulted in a favorable settlement
  • Served as parliamentarian to four presidential campaigns


George Mason University, B.A., Communications
George Mason University School of Law, J.D.

Bar Admissions

Court Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit
United States District Court for the District of Columbia
United States District Court for the District of Idaho
United States District Court for the Southern District of Texas
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Honors and Service
Selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers in 2016 and 2017. This distinction was awarded to no more than 2% of Virginia lawyers.
Rated “Superb” with a score of 10 out of 10 by
Vice President, Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University Alumni Association
Director and Senior Counsel, American Institute for Law and Liberty

Practice Areas

Business and Commercial Litigation
White Collar  Criminal Defense
Internal Investigations
International Disputes
Appellate Litigation
Political and Election Law
Virtual Currencies (such as Bitcoin)
Business/Non-Profit Law
Parliamentary Law and Procedure
Local Counsel
Joint Defense Teams

Other Experience

Bronley & Binnall, PLLC – Fairfax, Virginia
Partner, 2010-2014
Fairfax County Circuit Court – Fairfax, VA
Law Clerk to the Hon. Jonathan C. Thacher, 2009-2010