John Kenneth Zwerling practices law with Zwerling, Leibig & Moseley, P.C. in Alexandria and Charlottesville, VA. For the past 40 years, he has been aggressively defending individuals and corporations in the trial and appellate courts of state and federal judicial systems in Virginia and across the country. His clients include the famous and infamous: rock stars and lawyers, politicians and protestors, the innocent and the not so innocent. He has defended Red Hot Chili Peppers, Church of Scientology, Islamic America Relief Association, Center for Islamic Relations, Daniel Berrigan, Daniel Ellsberger, Abu Ali, and Peter Max, to name a few. His practice areas include criminal law, drugs and narcotics, Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations (RICO), corporate criminal law, constitutional law, congressional investigations, government investigations, computer crime, health care fraud, espionage, murder, terrorism, mail fraud, and cyber sex.
Zwerling has authored a chapter in Larry King’s recent book Beyond a Reasonable Doubt, and he is has appeared on The Today Show, Burdon of Proof, Firing Line, and the NBC, ABC, Fox News, MSNBC, and CBS evening news. He is a member of a number of state and national associations, including the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the Virginia State Bar Council, and the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Law Legal Committee.
Zwerling earned his bachelor's degree from Tufts University and his J.D. from Washington College. He served in the U.S. Navy in Vietnam from 1965 through 1967. He was also an instructor of forensic expert training for the FBI Academy.