Ballston Legal PLLC

  • Government Contracting

  • Commercial Contracts

  • Civil/Criminal Litigation

​Criminal Defense/Civil Litigation

Misdemeanors, Felonies, and Traffic Citations in Virginia and DC state and federal courts; Commercial/Business Disputes and Litigations

Government Contract/Procurement

Advise on federal government contract issues, including the FAR and DFARS, and represent contractors before Contract Boards of Appeals, GAO, and the Federal Claims court.

Practice &

Service Areas

  • Northern Virginia

    • ​Fairfax

    • Arlington

    • Prince William

    • Alexandria

    • Loudoun

    • US District Court (Eastern District)

  • DC​

    • DC Superior Court​

    • US District Court

Commercial Contracts Drafting/Negotiation

Draft/negotiate commercial contracts such as Independent Contractor Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs), Asset Purchase Agreements, Commercial Lease Agreements, etc.


Attorney Fees* (Sample Fee Agreement)

<*Discount for students, low income, and retirees & payment plans available>

       What's included in my attorney fee?

  • Initial Consultation Fee​: $75 (for 30 minutes) - for all matters

    • Get an honest, professional legal opinion on your case. No sales pitch, no BS.

    • Initial Consultation Fee will be credited towards your attorney fee if retained.

    • Regular hourly rates ($360/hour) may apply beyond the initial 30 minute consultation period.

  • Government Contract Consultation/Representation - Hourly Fee

    • Hourly Fee ranges: $300~$450 per hour​ (Retainer** Required)

    • Flat Fee arrangements may be available on a case-by-case basis

  • Commercial Business Contracts Drafting/Negotiation - Hourly Fee/Flat Fee

    • Hourly Fee Range: $300~450 per hour (Retainer** Required)

    • Flat Fee Range (Contract Drafting): $1,000 ~ $5,000 per contract

  • Civil Litigation/Federal Criminal Cases - Hourly Fee/Flat Fee, depending on the circumstances

    • Hourly Fee ranges: $300~$450 per hour (Retainer** Required)

    • Flat Fee/Contingency Fee arrangements may be available on a case-by-case basis

  • State Criminal/Traffic Cases - Flat Fee

    • Flat Fee Ranges (​Citation): $450~$1,500 per case

    • Flat Fee Ranges (Misdemeanors): ~$5,000 per case

    • Flat Fee Ranges (Felony): $2,500~ per case

** "Retainer" means a lump sum payment by the client as a condition of representation.  The amount typically ranges between $3,000~$5,000, and it will be deposited into the lawyer's trust account.  And once the lawyer starts working on the matter, he will bill against the Retainer.  If the balance falls below a certain threshold, the client is requested to replenish the fund.



Asher J. Keam, Esq. (김정균)
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  • Experience

    • Ballston Legal PLLC, Owner & Principal Attorney

    • Office of the Public Defender for Arlington County

    • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia

    • U.S. Department of Transportation, Office of Hearings

    • Samsung Display Corporation

  • Education

    • Georgetown University Law CenterJuris Doctor

    • Chungbuk National University, Bachelor of Arts

Practice Highlights:

  • Represented a foreign defense contractor in response to Defense Logistics Agency's Notice of Suspension based on an allegation of fraud on the government

  • Advised a foreign military construction contractor on a potential bid protest before the GAO

  • Drafted Independent Contractor and Business Associate Subcontractor agreements for a defense healthcare contractor located in a foreign country

  • Obtained a judgment in favor of the defendant/client in a bench trial involving a vehicular accident

  • Represented a client accused of felony kidnapping/domestic violence charges, which resulted in a nolle prosequi (charges dropped by the prosecutor) and an expungement thereof

  • Obtained a civil judgment in favor of the plaintiff/client against the defendant/debtor in a loan dispute

  • Advised a client on pursuing a criminal complaint against a business loan debtor for fraud



Ballston Legal PLLC

Main Office: 4601 N Fairfax Drive, Suite 1200

Arlington, VA 22203 (by appointment only)

Fairfax Office: 4000 Legato Road, Suite 1100

Fairfax, VA 22033 (by appointment only)

Phone: 571-354-6583


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