Prior to practicing law in Virginia, Ms. Geloo worked as a journalist.
Ms. Geloo’s current practice is mainly criminal defense, which includes traffic law, misdemeanors and felonies, in state and federal courts. Each case is handled with devotion and every client is treated with respect. The trust a client places in our firm is the highest honor we can receive.
Ms. Geloo graduated with high honors from George Washington University Law School in 2003. Recognized at graduation for academic excellence with prestigious awards such as the Joel B. Rosenthal Award and West Publishing’s Corpus Juris Secundum Award, Ms. Geloo completed law school with high honor’s distinction and in the top ten percent of her law school class.
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My motivation to pursue a career in law came from my desire to help other immigrants access the rights endowed to them by the United States, to ensure that those within my scope of influence would never be made to feel that invisibility that my own immigrant family felt. I have always wanted my clients to know that I saw them, that I heard them, and that they mattered. I want to use the laws to protect people, enrich the lives of members of our community, and ensure justice is accomplished, just as I set out to do when I drafted what is often referred to as “Andi’s law.”
In 2015, I was maliciously targeted by online bullies who hurled hateful remarks about my heritage, religion, gender, and body. I successfully derailed their efforts to destroy my reputation by using legal action to unveil their identities, two male colleagues who also practiced law. It was important to me that I use my experience to protect others from similar cruel actions. I drafted the initial legislation for HB 1635 on Defamation and appeared before the Virginia delegation to discuss and fight for this law. My efforts led to § 8.01-247.1, which protects victims of anonymous online defamation and bullying.
“When the Law prevented Andi Geloo from taking legal action…She changed the Law” https://medium.com/@AsraQNomani/originally-published-at-the-new-york-times-women-in-the-world-5123f4525bed
Following the enactment of this law and the exposure it received, my efforts to assist victims of similar attacks have only expanded. I often take on cases pro bono to help marginalized people receive justice and I have given my time to speak at schools, mosques, and share my story with those who are often targets of bullies. My goal in sharing my story is that people feel they can be empowered by our laws and to have the confidence to make themselves heard.
Andi Geloo is experienced to handle and has handled a large variety of cases. When it comes to resolving her cases, Ms. Geloo uses a thoughtful approach, with exhaustive preparation and a strong determination. Each case is given the same devotion and each client is treated with respect. The trust a client places in the firm is a high honor and one of the greatest complements we can receive.
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