Attorneys and Staff

Timothy M. Olmstead

Partner

Mr. Olmstead is a former Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney for Prince William County. As a former prosecutor, he brings to the firm a wealth of knowledge and experience from one of the most respected Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Offices in the Commonwealth.

Tim earned his B.S. degree in Law Enforcement from George Mason University in 1994 and a B.A. in Government & Politics in 1996. He later went on to law school and earned his Juris Doctorate degree at Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

His experiences lend to this firm his exceptional ability to assess criminal cases for trial, understanding the procedural and technical aspects of criminal law. As a defense attorney and prosecutor, his trial experiences have ranged from violent crimes, such as, murders, rapes, robberies, drug and sex crimes to numerous misdemeanors, including drug, alcohol, and traffic offenses.

Mr. Olmstead is a former adjunct professor of Criminal Law I & II and Criminal Law Evidence & Procedure at the Northern Virginia Community College. He has also lectured for the Virginia Polygraph Association and for the correction officers at the Prince William County Adult Detention Center. Mr. Olmstead has been a member of Drug Court in the Prince William County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Prince William County Bar Association and Virginia Homicide Investigators Association.

Mr. Olmstead’s practice areas include traffic, misdemeanor and criminal felony defense. In addition to his criminal practice, Mr. Olmstead litigates personal injury, wrongful death and medical malpractice suits.

Sevda Serttas Olmstead

Partner

Sevda Serttas Olmstead graduated from George Mason University with a B.S. degree in Law Enforcement in 1994 and a B.A. degree in Government & Politics in 1996. Mrs. Olmstead was employed with two exceptional local firms; one concentrating in criminal defense work and the other in family law while attending undergraduate courses at George Mason University. After acquiring experience in both fields and her undergraduate degrees, she then pursued a Juris Doctorate from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Michigan.

She zealously advocates for her clients. Mrs. Olmstead works to resolve issues in dispute for her clients but is not hesitant to litigate when it is in her client’s best interest. Mrs. Olmstead has successfully represented both mothers and fathers in custody disputes and divorce.

Sevda S. Olmstead is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Prince William County Bar Association, and a member of the Prince William County Judicial Evaluation Committee. Mrs. Olmstead has been a certified Guardian Ad Litem in the Commonwealth of Virginia representing the best interests of juveniles. In addition, she is certified by the Virginia Indigent Commission to accept juvenile, misdemeanor and felony court appointments.

Mrs. Olmstead founded Sevda S. Olmstead, P.C. in August 2005 as a sole practitioner. In 2007, Mrs. Olmstead and Mr. Olmstead opened their current law practice. The firm now boasts six exceptional attorneys and a considerate staff.

Mrs. Olmstead practices in the areas of misdemeanor juvenile and adult criminal defense, minor traffic violations, child custody, child and spousal support, visitation, and divorce (family law).

Aaron J. Weaver

Associate Attorney

Aaron J. Weaver graduated cum laude from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 with a degree in Political Science. He followed his undergraduate education with a juris doctorate from the University of the District of Columbia’s David A. Clarke School of Law in 2011.

During law school, Mr. Weaver was involved in two pro bono legal clinics providing valuable legal services to economically disadvantaged individuals in the District of Columbia. In the Community Development Legal Clinic, he assisted limited-equity housing cooperatives with D.C. housing law matters, and counseled lower income D.C. residents who endeavored to start a small business or non-profit organization. As a student in the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic, he provided legal services to individuals facing removal proceedings before the U.S. Department of Justice’s Board of Immigration Appeals.

While a student at the David A. Clarke School of Law, Mr. Weaver was the recipient of an Equal Justice Works Fellowship (2009) and an Equal Justice America Fellowship (2010) in recognition of his dedication to providing civil legal services to individuals in need.

Mr. Weaver practices in the fields of family law (including divorce, child custody, child/spousal support), criminal defense, traffic infractions, personal injury, contract disputes, and landlord-tenant matters. He is also a qualified Guardian Ad Litem for children in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Mr. Weaver’s law practice is marked by the overarching principle that each client’s matter is treated with the same care, concern, and diligent advocacy that he would expect of an attorney representing his own interests. He is well aware that most legal matters, whether criminal or civil, are incredibly disruptive and often traumatic events in the lives of his clients. In every case, Mr. Weaver strives to provide the zealous and vigorous representation necessary to achieve his client’s goals and the best possible resolution to their legal matter.