2019 top attorney award winners

Top Divorce Family Law Attorneys

Fairfax, VA

We selected Top 10 Divorce Family Law Attorneys in the Fairfax area from 50 qualified local attorneys.

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Christopher Malinowski
 Website

If you have been looking for a capable divorce and family law attorney but do not know who to trust, look no further, as Attorney Christopher Malinowski consistently executes top representation for his clients. Primarily focused on the practice of divorce and family law, Attorney Christopher Malinowski handles cases involving adoption, child custody, child support, relocation, family law appeals, and divorce. Attorney Christopher Malinowski has previously earned the Best Attorneys in America award. Attorney Christopher Malinowski earned his JD from the Thomas M. Cooley Law School and has applied compassion and professionalism to every case he manages. If you are seeking help with your divorce and family law matter, then rely on one of the best attorneys in the business to get the job done.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.60
13 reviews  

Chris Malinowski has represented me a few times with child custody, support, and divorce. He is and always has been amazing and always gets the job done right the first time. The first time was 6-7 years ago and when I recently had another custody issue it was like he never stopped working for me. His entire team is awesome. I won't ever use anyone else. My only recommendation is to go to Chris Malinowski with any family law problems!!

Melanie Hubbard has done work for me in the past and when I needed someone to handle my latest work, she was the only one I wanted. She worked with me to address all issues very professionally, told me when there were concerns and how they should be handled. The firm does a fantastic job and is a great advocate for their clients.

Difficult to deal with. Provided clear instructions which were ignored and resulted in unnecessary legal work which costs money. When questioned, they refunded a little but they basically took the entire retainer amount because they wanted a larger retainer. I’ve hired someone else and I’m much happier with my new representation.

The firm represented me for my contested divorce case, which included child custody and child support matters. My former spouse was asking for full custody of the children. My case was no piece of cake, to say the least, which included parallel cases in criminal matters against me. Even when everything seemed to go against me, the firm listened to what I wanted and did their absolute best to make it happen, even if they advised against it. Thanks to them, I have primary custody of my children and have the pleasure to tuck them in to bed at least five nights a week. The divorce, also, concluded with a favorable judgment. While you may read several reviews and comments about the firm’s victories, none of that matters. There will be similar reviews about most firms you research. What really matters is knowing a little something about the people in the firm. At Malinowski and Hubbard, you will not only find smart, capable attorneys and staff, but compassionate, caring people. There are no words capable of expressing my gratitude to the firm.

Chris Malinowski represented me throughout my divorce experience. I could not have made a better choice. Although I am certain my experience has been witnessed too many times by Chris, it was unbelievably shocking and devastating to me. From our very first meeting, I knew I had chosen the correct person to represent me. I liked Chris and knew immediately that I had found a lawyer with the utmost integrity, something that was important to me. Chris had a terrific way of putting my mind as ease. He cut through all the incendiary writings of the opposing counsel and dealt only with the facts. I am proud to say that Chris did not write anything that I wouldn't want my adult children to read. Instead of inflammatory language, Chris relied on the law and truth to build his arguments. He is incredibly intelligent and knows the law and the Fairfax County court system thoroughly. Hopefully matters can be settled outside the courtroom, but if you have to go to court, this is the guy you want standing beside you! I found the firm as a whole very professional having dealt with them for three years. Cost is what you would expect and the firm works to keep your costs as low as they can. Greg was fantastic to work with and I worked with Amanda on one issue - she was terrific. Chris Marotta was equally professional and pleasant. Although divorce is never easy, I felt that Chris and his team actually cared about me and my children throughout the process. They became like family who had our backs at our lowest point. I will be forever grateful for their help and would turn to them again if needed. I highly recommend them to anyone faced with a family law issue.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Chris Malinowski has represented me a few times with child custody, support, and divorce. He is and always has been amazing and always gets the job done right the first time. The first time was 6-7 years ago and when I recently had another custody issue it was like he never stopped working for me. His entire team is awesome. I won't ever use anyone else. My only recommendation is to go to Chris Malinowski with any family law problems!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Melanie Hubbard has done work for me in the past and when I needed someone to handle my latest work, she was the only one I wanted. She worked with me to address all issues very professionally, told me when there were concerns and how they should be handled. The firm does a fantastic job and is a great advocate for their clients.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Difficult to deal with. Provided clear instructions which were ignored and resulted in unnecessary legal work which costs money. When questioned, they refunded a little but they basically took the entire retainer amount because they wanted a larger retainer. I’ve hired someone else and I’m much happier with my new representation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    The firm represented me for my contested divorce case, which included child custody and child support matters. My former spouse was asking for full custody of the children. My case was no piece of cake, to say the least, which included parallel cases in criminal matters against me. Even when everything seemed to go against me, the firm listened to what I wanted and did their absolute best to make it happen, even if they advised against it. Thanks to them, I have primary custody of my children and have the pleasure to tuck them in to bed at least five nights a week. The divorce, also, concluded with a favorable judgment. While you may read several reviews and comments about the firm’s victories, none of that matters. There will be similar reviews about most firms you research. What really matters is knowing a little something about the people in the firm. At Malinowski and Hubbard, you will not only find smart, capable attorneys and staff, but compassionate, caring people. There are no words capable of expressing my gratitude to the firm.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Chris Malinowski represented me throughout my divorce experience. I could not have made a better choice. Although I am certain my experience has been witnessed too many times by Chris, it was unbelievably shocking and devastating to me. From our very first meeting, I knew I had chosen the correct person to represent me. I liked Chris and knew immediately that I had found a lawyer with the utmost integrity, something that was important to me. Chris had a terrific way of putting my mind as ease. He cut through all the incendiary writings of the opposing counsel and dealt only with the facts. I am proud to say that Chris did not write anything that I wouldn't want my adult children to read. Instead of inflammatory language, Chris relied on the law and truth to build his arguments. He is incredibly intelligent and knows the law and the Fairfax County court system thoroughly. Hopefully matters can be settled outside the courtroom, but if you have to go to court, this is the guy you want standing beside you! I found the firm as a whole very professional having dealt with them for three years. Cost is what you would expect and the firm works to keep your costs as low as they can. Greg was fantastic to work with and I worked with Amanda on one issue - she was terrific. Chris Marotta was equally professional and pleasant. Although divorce is never easy, I felt that Chris and his team actually cared about me and my children throughout the process. They became like family who had our backs at our lowest point. I will be forever grateful for their help and would turn to them again if needed. I highly recommend them to anyone faced with a family law issue.

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Afsana Chowdhury
 Website

When you hire Attorney Afsana Chowdhury, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law matter will be handled by an attorney who is compassionate, professional, and experienced. Attorney Afsana Chowdhury has fostered particularly favorable results for families facing matters involving child custody, child abduction, child protective services, legal separation, and divorce. A Cornell Law School graduate, Attorney Afsana Chowdhury handles all types of difficult divorce and family law matters. When you hire Attorney Afsana Chowdhury, you will never feel as though you have to handle your divorce and family law case alone.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.80
23 reviews  

Ms. Chowdhury led me through the process and got results. She is exceptionally detail oriented and that made all the difference. In comparison to the opposing counsel, she was light years faster, more well informed, responsive, and was able to produce deliverable quicker. She also had a clear understanding of the nuances of a military divorce, which was great.

I hired Afsana after consulting with 3 other attorneys. The reason I chose her is because she offered an out-of-court solution to get my divorce done as quickly and painlessly as possible, without losing anything that I'm legally entitled to. My ex's attorney tried to pull a fast one on me. Afsana was quick to catch her and ensured that the division was done properly. I've saved thousands in attorneys fees by hiring her instead of the greedy litigators and gained thousands because of her hard work in getting me a winning settlement. I would never look elsewhere for a top-notch divorce attorney.

Afsana was extremely helpful and informative. She quickly understood my situation, is aware of current laws/modifications, and was able to immediately suggest a few options/paths to move forward. I would highly recommend Afsana to my friends and family!

I am usually too busy to take the time to write reviews but with Afsana, I had to find the time as she really impressed me. I took advantage of her free consult and her office even allowed me to do it over the phone for convenience. Partway through the consult, I was certain that she was the lawyer for me. She is very organized, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with. Even though the consult was free, she never made me feel rushed, she answered all my questions, and even made me think of things that I had not thought of yet.

Very professional law firm , got my divorce case completed in short period of time . It feels so good when your case in a good hands . Thank you so much Ms. Afsana

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Ms. Chowdhury led me through the process and got results. She is exceptionally detail oriented and that made all the difference. In comparison to the opposing counsel, she was light years faster, more well informed, responsive, and was able to produce deliverable quicker. She also had a clear understanding of the nuances of a military divorce, which was great.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I hired Afsana after consulting with 3 other attorneys. The reason I chose her is because she offered an out-of-court solution to get my divorce done as quickly and painlessly as possible, without losing anything that I'm legally entitled to. My ex's attorney tried to pull a fast one on me. Afsana was quick to catch her and ensured that the division was done properly. I've saved thousands in attorneys fees by hiring her instead of the greedy litigators and gained thousands because of her hard work in getting me a winning settlement. I would never look elsewhere for a top-notch divorce attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Afsana was extremely helpful and informative. She quickly understood my situation, is aware of current laws/modifications, and was able to immediately suggest a few options/paths to move forward. I would highly recommend Afsana to my friends and family!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I am usually too busy to take the time to write reviews but with Afsana, I had to find the time as she really impressed me. I took advantage of her free consult and her office even allowed me to do it over the phone for convenience. Partway through the consult, I was certain that she was the lawyer for me. She is very organized, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with. Even though the consult was free, she never made me feel rushed, she answered all my questions, and even made me think of things that I had not thought of yet.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Very professional law firm , got my divorce case completed in short period of time . It feels so good when your case in a good hands . Thank you so much Ms. Afsana

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Kellie Chappell Gonzalez
 Website

When you hire Attorney Kellie Gonzalez, you may feel relieved to know she will be by your side every step of the way. Within her firm, Attorney Kellie Gonzalez maintains expertise in child custody, child support, divorce, prenuptial agreements, postnuptial agreements, and adoption. Recognized for her insightful contributions to the legal profession, Attorney Kellie Gonzalez received the American Institute of Legal Advocates - Top Ten and National Academy of Family Lawyers Association - Top 10 under 40 awards. Regardless of the nature of your family case, Attorney Kellie Gonzalez is prepared to assist.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.80
36 reviews  

What a great firm , I was sent by family member there and Hope took great care of me and my family. It was a very difficult time in my life, and they made me feel at ease. They handled process very proficiently and professionally, we had a great outcome. Needless to say I highly recommend to all my friends and family that need a family law attorney in VA! Worth every penny ! BEST FAMILY FIRM IN FAIRFAX VA!!

I have known Hope personally for over fifteen years. Her professional approach in service to her clients and with other attorneys sets her apart from many others in the legal industry. Her calm demeanor and no-nonsense personality allows her to provide the best advice to her clients, even in the most difficult circumstances. She is a true advocate for her clients and I am happy to recommend her services to others.

Hope is extremely talented lawyer who provides her clients with the knowledge and guidance needed to get through any family law conflict. With her years of experience, Hope has developed a stellar reputation as a strong advocate and a trusted member of the bar. From taking a case to trial to negotiating settlements, Hope is dedicated to providing her clients the best possible outcomes. I highly recommend Hope Rosen.

Hope Rosen was terrific to work with during a difficult time for our family. She is caring and warm, yet firm and professional. She backs up her confident demeanor with strong know-how and mixes it with compassion. I highly recommend Hope and would return to her again, if needed.

Hope Rosen is a lying, incompetent, and unprofessional family law attorney. Hope Rosen routinely violates The Circuit Court’s and the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Rule on notifications. “Certifications of Moving Party/Counsel” and “Certificate of Service”. Following Circuit Court’s and Supreme Court of Virginia rule is the cornerstone to integrity of our legal system and therefore our democracy. Hope Rosen has repeatedly and willfully violated these rules on professional conduct and professional ethics. She is unfit to be an Officer of The Court. Hope Rosen is well known by her colleagues and lawyer community as lacking negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Hope Rosen barely knows the cases she takes on to represent. Her resume says it all moving 6 times in ten years. Hope Rosen has no knowledge of financial institutions rules and transfer of assets due to QDRO. Hope Rosen becomes emotionally an extension of her clients and therefore loses objectivity and professionalism. She complains, demands, and delays as if she is the client she represents rather than guiding them through to a fair, legal, and reasonable settlement. Hope Rosen wouldn’t recognize a good deal even if she was looking at it with magnifying glasses. Because of her lack of conflict resolution skills, she ends up litigating every point and every issue. This in return prolongs the inevitable and racks up the legal fees to the detriment of all parties. Inevitably after losing a few motions she cracks under pressure and settles for less than deserved. Hope Rosen is a second rate family law attorney, you’ll end up paying more and getting much less in return with her style of representation. Just look elsewhere. There are plenty of good family lawyers in Fairfax County.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    What a great firm , I was sent by family member there and Hope took great care of me and my family. It was a very difficult time in my life, and they made me feel at ease. They handled process very proficiently and professionally, we had a great outcome. Needless to say I highly recommend to all my friends and family that need a family law attorney in VA! Worth every penny ! BEST FAMILY FIRM IN FAIRFAX VA!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I have known Hope personally for over fifteen years. Her professional approach in service to her clients and with other attorneys sets her apart from many others in the legal industry. Her calm demeanor and no-nonsense personality allows her to provide the best advice to her clients, even in the most difficult circumstances. She is a true advocate for her clients and I am happy to recommend her services to others.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Hope is extremely talented lawyer who provides her clients with the knowledge and guidance needed to get through any family law conflict. With her years of experience, Hope has developed a stellar reputation as a strong advocate and a trusted member of the bar. From taking a case to trial to negotiating settlements, Hope is dedicated to providing her clients the best possible outcomes. I highly recommend Hope Rosen.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Hope Rosen was terrific to work with during a difficult time for our family. She is caring and warm, yet firm and professional. She backs up her confident demeanor with strong know-how and mixes it with compassion. I highly recommend Hope and would return to her again, if needed.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Hope Rosen is a lying, incompetent, and unprofessional family law attorney. Hope Rosen routinely violates The Circuit Court’s and the Supreme Court of Virginia’s Rule on notifications. “Certifications of Moving Party/Counsel” and “Certificate of Service”. Following Circuit Court’s and Supreme Court of Virginia rule is the cornerstone to integrity of our legal system and therefore our democracy. Hope Rosen has repeatedly and willfully violated these rules on professional conduct and professional ethics. She is unfit to be an Officer of The Court. Hope Rosen is well known by her colleagues and lawyer community as lacking negotiation and conflict resolution skills. Hope Rosen barely knows the cases she takes on to represent. Her resume says it all moving 6 times in ten years. Hope Rosen has no knowledge of financial institutions rules and transfer of assets due to QDRO. Hope Rosen becomes emotionally an extension of her clients and therefore loses objectivity and professionalism. She complains, demands, and delays as if she is the client she represents rather than guiding them through to a fair, legal, and reasonable settlement. Hope Rosen wouldn’t recognize a good deal even if she was looking at it with magnifying glasses. Because of her lack of conflict resolution skills, she ends up litigating every point and every issue. This in return prolongs the inevitable and racks up the legal fees to the detriment of all parties. Inevitably after losing a few motions she cracks under pressure and settles for less than deserved. Hope Rosen is a second rate family law attorney, you’ll end up paying more and getting much less in return with her style of representation. Just look elsewhere. There are plenty of good family lawyers in Fairfax County.

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Joseph J Dipietro
 Website

A highly acclaimed divorce and family law advocate, Attorney Joseph DiPietro possesses the determination and drive to fight for his clients in and out of the courtroom. Common areas of concentration include asset division, child abduction, and child protective services. In order to secure the proper representation you deserve during one of the most difficult times of your life, contact Attorney Joseph DiPietro today!

 Website

Review

by Google
4.70
23 reviews  

DiPietro Law Group is a World Class Firm! Camellia Safi is a First-Class Attorney that took charge of my crazy divorce case. My former spouse was fired by a mediation team for failure to negotiate in good faith. Then, she was determined to drain me financially with never ending games to run up legal expenses. Camellia Safi took a personal and professional interest in my case and took charge of matters. She quickly brought the opposing attorney to the settlement table with compelling, rock solid arguments. I thank God…and “My Attorney” Camellia Safi for bringing peace back into my life. Mike M.

I was recently referred to Camelia Safi and she was absolutely wonderful! It was already the most stressful thing I have ever been thru and she made it so much easier to deal with. I really can't say enough good things! Super happy with the referral! Highly recommend!

Camellia was wonderful. She made sure I understood the choices I faced and helped me make the best decisions that I could for my situation. I highly recommend her.

I truly appreciate the representation and service I received from Sakeena Farhath and Camellia Safi. They are excellent attorneys that completely had my interests and needs at heart. They communicated constantly with me. I could always reach them, I never waited to hear back from them or wondered what was going on. I worked longer with Sakeena and I felt fiercely protected by her and her legal skills. I would recommend both of these attorneys, and the firm as whole as the other staff was also highly professional. The billing was well handled and transparent, Linda Gray always explained my invoices and is genuinely a kind person. If I need further family law services I would immediately go back to this firm and highly recommend them!

I would highly recommend Camellia Safi with DiPietro Law Group. She was very knowledgeable and always very prompt. I had full confidence in Ms. Safi's expertise.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    DiPietro Law Group is a World Class Firm! Camellia Safi is a First-Class Attorney that took charge of my crazy divorce case. My former spouse was fired by a mediation team for failure to negotiate in good faith. Then, she was determined to drain me financially with never ending games to run up legal expenses. Camellia Safi took a personal and professional interest in my case and took charge of matters. She quickly brought the opposing attorney to the settlement table with compelling, rock solid arguments. I thank God…and “My Attorney” Camellia Safi for bringing peace back into my life. Mike M.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I was recently referred to Camelia Safi and she was absolutely wonderful! It was already the most stressful thing I have ever been thru and she made it so much easier to deal with. I really can't say enough good things! Super happy with the referral! Highly recommend!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Camellia was wonderful. She made sure I understood the choices I faced and helped me make the best decisions that I could for my situation. I highly recommend her.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I truly appreciate the representation and service I received from Sakeena Farhath and Camellia Safi. They are excellent attorneys that completely had my interests and needs at heart. They communicated constantly with me. I could always reach them, I never waited to hear back from them or wondered what was going on. I worked longer with Sakeena and I felt fiercely protected by her and her legal skills. I would recommend both of these attorneys, and the firm as whole as the other staff was also highly professional. The billing was well handled and transparent, Linda Gray always explained my invoices and is genuinely a kind person. If I need further family law services I would immediately go back to this firm and highly recommend them!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I would highly recommend Camellia Safi with DiPietro Law Group. She was very knowledgeable and always very prompt. I had full confidence in Ms. Safi's expertise.

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Rebecca ​ Geller

lawyer name
Rebecca ​ Geller
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Attorney Rebecca Geller welcomes the challenge of a complex divorce and family law matter. Within her practice, Attorney Rebecca Geller represents those who are facing conflicts with divorce, adoption, child custody, child support, and alimony. Attorney Rebecca Geller’s noteworthy accomplishments have led to her receipt of the Super Lawyers Rising Star award. A Washington College of Law, American University graduate, Attorney Rebecca Geller has been guiding families to agreeable solutions for nearly 10 years. You may feel assured that when you visit the Law Office of Rebecca Geller, your divorce and family law case will be managed with the qualified representation you deserve.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.90
128 reviews  

We were thrilled to find a woman-founded, women-led firm to assist us with our legal needs. We could not have been in better hands than the Geller Law Group. The attorneys and staff were attentive, responsive, smart, detail-oriented, and patient. We would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of an attorney who will treat your needs with attention and care.

I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie Sauer Goodwin with the adoption of my daughter. I would not have survived the long confusing process without her. She held my hand through and kept me confident. She wasn’t just a lawyer, she became a friend. She makes you feel like a priority anytime you need her. I highly recommend her! Thanks!

Over a period of over a year, I worked with 3 outstanding attorneys from this firm. Their attentiveness, professionalism, and honesty got me through one of the toughest situations in my life. I always knew what to expect and they explained their strategy along with every action they took on my behalf. I truly felt that they represented mine and my child’s best interests at every turn. I cannot say enough positive things about this law firm. I hope to never need their services again but recommend them to everyone I know who does.

Our experience with the Geller Law Group was exceptional in every way. Sophia handled our estate planning professionally and exceeded all of our expectations. Additionally, everyone with whom we interacted from the legal assistants to the administrative staff was very pleasant, patient, and helpful.

The Geller Law Group is highly recommended! I've put off doing my estate planning for years. They were extremely professional, timely, and easy to work with at a reasonable fee. Thanks!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    We were thrilled to find a woman-founded, women-led firm to assist us with our legal needs. We could not have been in better hands than the Geller Law Group. The attorneys and staff were attentive, responsive, smart, detail-oriented, and patient. We would highly recommend their services to anyone in need of an attorney who will treat your needs with attention and care.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I had the pleasure of working with Stephanie Sauer Goodwin with the adoption of my daughter. I would not have survived the long confusing process without her. She held my hand through and kept me confident. She wasn’t just a lawyer, she became a friend. She makes you feel like a priority anytime you need her. I highly recommend her! Thanks!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Over a period of over a year, I worked with 3 outstanding attorneys from this firm. Their attentiveness, professionalism, and honesty got me through one of the toughest situations in my life. I always knew what to expect and they explained their strategy along with every action they took on my behalf. I truly felt that they represented mine and my child’s best interests at every turn. I cannot say enough positive things about this law firm. I hope to never need their services again but recommend them to everyone I know who does.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Our experience with the Geller Law Group was exceptional in every way. Sophia handled our estate planning professionally and exceeded all of our expectations. Additionally, everyone with whom we interacted from the legal assistants to the administrative staff was very pleasant, patient, and helpful.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    The Geller Law Group is highly recommended! I've put off doing my estate planning for years. They were extremely professional, timely, and easy to work with at a reasonable fee. Thanks!!!

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Albert M Bonin
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A top family attorney in his field, Attorney Albert Bonin is well-equipped to represent you in your time of need. Attorney Albert Bonin will fight for the rights of his clients in matters involving child abduction, child custody, child protective services, and divorce. Attorney Albert Bonin is an accomplished and valued member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Widely recognized for his commitment to his practice, Attorney Albert Bonin has been featured as a Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America award winner. If you are looking for experienced legal counsel, Attorney Albert Bonin is only a phone call away.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.70
57 reviews  

I worked with Sarah Knapp at ShounBach. She is very professional and it was easy to work with her. She lined up her expectations, always thoroughly explaining her steps and what she was doing. I felt that I always knew what’s going on with my case as she made me feel comfortable, confident and provided great recommendations on the strategy and how I should act in my situation. I’d totally recommend Sarah because she is great!

No one wants to get divorced. I most certainly didn't. Sarah Knapp was an excellent attorney, and I was very lucky to be her client. She was compassionate, friendly, and knowledgeable. She explained things in a clear and concise way. At each stage, I felt that she was looking out for me and that she had my best interests at heart. She also did not bill me in excess. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a divorce or family attorney.

I was very pleased with Mrs. Knapp's professionalism and expertise. She was always very responsive and gave insightful, intelligent legal advice.

I am a former client of Carrie Patterson, Esq. What an exceptional legal representative she was for me during a difficult family law case where I was my own worst enemy out of fear and a recent, severe medical injury. She quickly realized the importance of getting a legal instrument in place that would endure due to my fragile health and finances. I think she did a fantastic job considering the complexity of my case.

Custody battles are horrible! However, having the law firm of ShounBach and most especially Sarah Knapp, on your side, you can rest easy. Sarah is a fighter and won’t give up on a client. Her tenacity, intelligence and ability to establish such a strong case had the opposing counsel advising her client to settle and not even bother with a trial. I am truly blessed to know Sarah and to have been represented by her. My son and I owe her, and ShounBach, our heartfelt thanks for the bright and happy future we both now have together.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I worked with Sarah Knapp at ShounBach. She is very professional and it was easy to work with her. She lined up her expectations, always thoroughly explaining her steps and what she was doing. I felt that I always knew what’s going on with my case as she made me feel comfortable, confident and provided great recommendations on the strategy and how I should act in my situation. I’d totally recommend Sarah because she is great!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    No one wants to get divorced. I most certainly didn't. Sarah Knapp was an excellent attorney, and I was very lucky to be her client. She was compassionate, friendly, and knowledgeable. She explained things in a clear and concise way. At each stage, I felt that she was looking out for me and that she had my best interests at heart. She also did not bill me in excess. I would recommend her to anyone in need of a divorce or family attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I was very pleased with Mrs. Knapp's professionalism and expertise. She was always very responsive and gave insightful, intelligent legal advice.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I am a former client of Carrie Patterson, Esq. What an exceptional legal representative she was for me during a difficult family law case where I was my own worst enemy out of fear and a recent, severe medical injury. She quickly realized the importance of getting a legal instrument in place that would endure due to my fragile health and finances. I think she did a fantastic job considering the complexity of my case.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Custody battles are horrible! However, having the law firm of ShounBach and most especially Sarah Knapp, on your side, you can rest easy. Sarah is a fighter and won’t give up on a client. Her tenacity, intelligence and ability to establish such a strong case had the opposing counsel advising her client to settle and not even bother with a trial. I am truly blessed to know Sarah and to have been represented by her. My son and I owe her, and ShounBach, our heartfelt thanks for the bright and happy future we both now have together.

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Steven Goldman
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In times of family turmoil, rely on the expertise of one of the best attorneys in the business. Attorney Steven Goldman commonly handles cases involving child support, child custody, divorce, and family law appeals. Attorney Steven Goldman has previously earned the Super Lawyers Rising Star award. Before securing his position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney Steven Goldman graduated from Albany Law School, Union University. In order to secure the proper representation you deserve during one of the most difficult times of your life, contact Attorney Steven Goldman today!

Fee Structure: Credit Cards Accepted

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.20
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    James Livesay
     Website

    For over 21 years, Attorney James Livesay has refined an expertise in the area of divorce and family law. Driven to guarantee client satisfaction, Attorney James Livesay is present for his clients at every stage of their adoption, child custody, child support, divorce, premarital counseling, and protection orders case. A devoted member of his profession, Attorney James Livesay holds affiliations with the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. For his success in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney James Livesay has earned the Super Lawyer and National Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers awards. Since graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1999, Attorney James Livesay has held several positions of legal authority and continues to outshine others as one of the best in his field. If you are seeking help with your divorce and family law matter, then rely on one of the best attorneys in the business to get the job done.

    Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

     Website justia.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.70
    143 reviews  

    Jamel Rowe is so personable and helpful. She was very easy to get a hold of and was always kind and responsive to all my questions. When my case took a different turn than expected, she was prepared and quick to adjust. I would definitely recommend her!

    Alisa Chunephisal was great to work with. She was hard working, knowledgeable, and professional. I heard compliments through my ex about her about her professionalism from opposing council during the process. The only negative experience I will mention is that it took several weeks at the beginning of the process for the case to start getting worked and I don't feel my expectations were properly set at the outset. Once Alisa was on the case, she was on it. My ex and I wanted to get the divorce pushed through before end of year so that we didn't have to file our taxes our taxes jointly, and I feel we wouldn't have made the deadline for the year if it were not for her help. I would recommend Alisa to friends in the area.

    Wonderful legal team here who swiftly and competently took care of my divorce proceedings. Alisa and Anneshia were extremely professional and answered ALL the numerous questions and concerns I had and were able to resolve and finalize my ordeal in a very timely manner (just a few months). I am truly thankful to my lawyers at this firm and their support team! I can now start to rebuild my life in this new year thanks to them! A+++!

    Wonderful legal team; they took care of my divorce proceedings. My attorney Cambridge Baker and paralegal Catherine Fu were extremely professional and they answered all questions and concerns. Thank you very much !!!!

    Rarely heard of anyone saying anything pleasant about divorce . Especially a lot of legal documents , division of property , child custody and even down to tax involved . I have to say a big thank you to Alisa , she explained everything in a very straight forward manners , at least made it easier for me . A lot of kind consideration from Alisa , she gave me a clear guideline of how to process the matter . I don't want to spend anything more then necessary for the divorce , at the very least I'd rather spend it on my child instead . Alisa helped me going through what's necessary and what's not , I really appreciated what she has done for me . I didn't have much to start with (not until we divided everything properly ) , so I have to make every penny worth . A lot of pain and anger throughout but at least it was handled with grace . Alisa also contributed excellent suggestions that I didn't even think of , she made sure that my child is well provided and all the way to his collage fund . I was kind of regret not to take on her recommendation of obtain a court order to change my name , seems simple and easy , a trip to dmv is all it takes . I was so wrong , it took me 3months , 5 trips to dmv before settled a simple matter like this . I highly recommended Alisa , she is very experienced and professional , most of all she will work with you and suit your needs , and very understanding with every particular situation.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Jamel Rowe is so personable and helpful. She was very easy to get a hold of and was always kind and responsive to all my questions. When my case took a different turn than expected, she was prepared and quick to adjust. I would definitely recommend her!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Alisa Chunephisal was great to work with. She was hard working, knowledgeable, and professional. I heard compliments through my ex about her about her professionalism from opposing council during the process. The only negative experience I will mention is that it took several weeks at the beginning of the process for the case to start getting worked and I don't feel my expectations were properly set at the outset. Once Alisa was on the case, she was on it. My ex and I wanted to get the divorce pushed through before end of year so that we didn't have to file our taxes our taxes jointly, and I feel we wouldn't have made the deadline for the year if it were not for her help. I would recommend Alisa to friends in the area.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Wonderful legal team here who swiftly and competently took care of my divorce proceedings. Alisa and Anneshia were extremely professional and answered ALL the numerous questions and concerns I had and were able to resolve and finalize my ordeal in a very timely manner (just a few months). I am truly thankful to my lawyers at this firm and their support team! I can now start to rebuild my life in this new year thanks to them! A+++!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Wonderful legal team; they took care of my divorce proceedings. My attorney Cambridge Baker and paralegal Catherine Fu were extremely professional and they answered all questions and concerns. Thank you very much !!!!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Rarely heard of anyone saying anything pleasant about divorce . Especially a lot of legal documents , division of property , child custody and even down to tax involved . I have to say a big thank you to Alisa , she explained everything in a very straight forward manners , at least made it easier for me . A lot of kind consideration from Alisa , she gave me a clear guideline of how to process the matter . I don't want to spend anything more then necessary for the divorce , at the very least I'd rather spend it on my child instead . Alisa helped me going through what's necessary and what's not , I really appreciated what she has done for me . I didn't have much to start with (not until we divided everything properly ) , so I have to make every penny worth . A lot of pain and anger throughout but at least it was handled with grace . Alisa also contributed excellent suggestions that I didn't even think of , she made sure that my child is well provided and all the way to his collage fund . I was kind of regret not to take on her recommendation of obtain a court order to change my name , seems simple and easy , a trip to dmv is all it takes . I was so wrong , it took me 3months , 5 trips to dmv before settled a simple matter like this . I highly recommended Alisa , she is very experienced and professional , most of all she will work with you and suit your needs , and very understanding with every particular situation.

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    Claudia T. Greves
     Website

    For over 4 years, Attorney Claudia Greves has grown her practice to effectively guide divorce and family law clients to peaceful resolutions. A seasoned divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Claudia Greves regularly takes cases involving child custody and divorce. Since graduating from Georgetown University's Law Center, Attorney Claudia Greves has shown noteworthy accomplishments in the practice of divorce and family law. You may feel assured that when you visit the Law Office of Claudia Greves, your divorce and family law case will be managed with the qualified representation you deserve.

     Website

    Review

    by Google
    4.80
    36 reviews  

    I was blessed to have found The Hawk Law Firm in the midst of a very scary and stressful time in my life. If you're looking for an attorney who is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and has a heart, look no further. It's very rare nowadays to find a law firm that has integrity and such morals. Hawk Law Firm is one of those. You're not just another client; you're treated with respect and care. Being a suddenly single mother, I was worried about the costs, but it was very affordable and the payment plans were a huge relief with my limited income. For the outstanding representation you receive, it truly is a bargain. Miss Claudia was confident and very well prepared in court, and Miss Alexa worked along side (or on the sides :) seamlessly. I was truly impressed! Miss Claudia, Miss Alexa, and Miss Katie were amazingly supportive and helped me transition to a much safer and better place than I was when I first met them. I will forever be grateful for Hawk Law Firm getting my children and I to where we are today.❤

    5 stars from me for sure! I was so fortunate to find Hawk Law. I interviewed 5 lawyers from different law firms and it didn't feel right. Some didn't understand, others didn't appear to want to fight for what I wanted, others just scared me with the cost. When I spoke to Miss Claudia I found all I was looking for - the lawyer who will stand up and fight for me, the friend with a heart to listen and understand my specific situation, and the payment plans that put me at ease financially. All I can say is THANK YOU! God bless you!

    This law firm is amazing! They are so understanding and very thorough. Plus, very informative!

    Ms. Claudia and her team are the most amazing people I have ever met! I could not be more fortune in my decision to hire Ms. Claudia and her absolutely incredible team at Hawk Law Firm. Ms. Claudia and her office provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details. Ms. Claudia's attitude is just so beautiful, full of energy and knowledge. She really made me feel not just like a client, but family. Ms. Claudia legal fee's are very affordable and your rights are always protected with this firm. You won't be disappointed.

    Claudia Fredericks was a lifesaver in a swirling sea of emotional custodial family matters. Claudia and her office demonstrated the utmost professionalism, personal attention to all details, and always has amazing responsive service. My family and I were treated like friends and our opinions were valued while my doubts, were always reassured. Claudia is very experienced and knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me. She was available daily and responded directly to all my questions promptly and professionally. I am truly grateful for everything she did for my family. I would highly recommend and refer Claudia and her firm to all my friends and family.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.80
      5 reviews  

      I was blessed to have found The Hawk Law Firm in the midst of a very scary and stressful time in my life. If you're looking for an attorney who is extremely knowledgeable, diligent, and has a heart, look no further. It's very rare nowadays to find a law firm that has integrity and such morals. Hawk Law Firm is one of those. You're not just another client; you're treated with respect and care. Being a suddenly single mother, I was worried about the costs, but it was very affordable and the payment plans were a huge relief with my limited income. For the outstanding representation you receive, it truly is a bargain. Miss Claudia was confident and very well prepared in court, and Miss Alexa worked along side (or on the sides :) seamlessly. I was truly impressed! Miss Claudia, Miss Alexa, and Miss Katie were amazingly supportive and helped me transition to a much safer and better place than I was when I first met them. I will forever be grateful for Hawk Law Firm getting my children and I to where we are today.❤

    • Review

      by Google
      4.80
      5 reviews  

      5 stars from me for sure! I was so fortunate to find Hawk Law. I interviewed 5 lawyers from different law firms and it didn't feel right. Some didn't understand, others didn't appear to want to fight for what I wanted, others just scared me with the cost. When I spoke to Miss Claudia I found all I was looking for - the lawyer who will stand up and fight for me, the friend with a heart to listen and understand my specific situation, and the payment plans that put me at ease financially. All I can say is THANK YOU! God bless you!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.80
      5 reviews  

      This law firm is amazing! They are so understanding and very thorough. Plus, very informative!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.80
      5 reviews  

      Ms. Claudia and her team are the most amazing people I have ever met! I could not be more fortune in my decision to hire Ms. Claudia and her absolutely incredible team at Hawk Law Firm. Ms. Claudia and her office provided excellent service, demonstrating professionalism and personal attention to all details. Ms. Claudia's attitude is just so beautiful, full of energy and knowledge. She really made me feel not just like a client, but family. Ms. Claudia legal fee's are very affordable and your rights are always protected with this firm. You won't be disappointed.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.80
      5 reviews  

      Claudia Fredericks was a lifesaver in a swirling sea of emotional custodial family matters. Claudia and her office demonstrated the utmost professionalism, personal attention to all details, and always has amazing responsive service. My family and I were treated like friends and our opinions were valued while my doubts, were always reassured. Claudia is very experienced and knowledgeable and took the time to explain everything to me. She was available daily and responded directly to all my questions promptly and professionally. I am truly grateful for everything she did for my family. I would highly recommend and refer Claudia and her firm to all my friends and family.

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