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 19 qualified local attorneys.

SEE THE 2019 AWARD WINNERS

Rebecca ​ Geller

lawyer name
Rebecca ​ Geller
 Website

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!!!

View more reviews

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.

View more reviews

Edward . D Barnes
 Website

Has your spouse abandoned you? Are you looking for a modification in child support? Are you disagreeing with your significant other concerning your property? Look no further, as Attorney Edward Barnes is your key to recovery. Attorney Edward Barnes’s skills are unsurpassed in the areas of premarital counseling, divorce, child abduction, child custody, adoption, and domestic violence. A member of several legal organizations, Attorney Edward Barnes has maintained a longtime affiliation with the American Bar Association. Recognized for his insightful contributions to the legal profession, Attorney Edward Barnes received the Super Lawyer award. Since graduating from University of Richmond School of Law in 2008, Attorney Edward Barnes has held several positions of legal authority and continues to outshine others as one of the best in his field. If you are looking for experienced legal counsel, then Attorney Edward Barnes is only a phone call away.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.10
47 reviews  

Ronald Evans was absolutely outstanding. He took a situation that had been dragging on and not progressing and quickly got things moving and resolved. He was the consummate professional in every way. Followed up and responded with a true sense of urgency in every instance. His knowledge and experience gave a true sense of confidence and he backed it up with results!! I recommend Ron and Barnes & Diehl without hesitation.

I had a visitation case that was a debacle. After pouring well over 20k into the case and came out with nothing. Larry Diehl was unprepared for my case repeatedly. My case went on for over a year. He went into court forgetting key documents, mishaps with presenting my drivers license instead of the other party as proof of residence and rambling in court for hours on the same topic without getting to the point. To top it off, when the final ruling came, he never even called me or helped me with an appeal before the deadline passed. I put complete trust in him and should not have. He rested our case without presenting photos, or even asking me for key documents (as simple as a lease) that would have strengthened and proven my case. When I asked questions he yelled at me when I was already in tears and said "don't blame me, I've done my best". I had a friend who used Brian Jones at the firm and had great results.

Anne Roddy is amazing!! We highly recommend anyone finding themselves going through a divorce and/or custody case - you NEED to call the expert - ANNE RODDY! She is extremely knowledgeable and caring!!!

Melissa and team were amazing to work with. I am glad I had them in my court! She knew my case, and got to know me as a person, which helped her represent me in the best way.

Mr. Leiner is an exceptional family law litigator and mediator who exhibits a rare combination of the highest level of ethics while providing superior legal representation. He is well known and respected in the legal community which benefitted the case and outcome. I was diligent in researching an effective attorney, and he was consistently recommended. His expertise and attention to detail is only surpassed by his dedication and commitment to achieving the very best possible outcome. Mr. Leiner represented me in a child custody case, and achieved a highly favorable outcome. Family law cases are charged and emotional, and Mr. Leiner remained a calm presence through the storm. While tenacious, when necessary in the representation of my case specifically, he always took steps to resolve and negotiate matters in good faith, so as to avoid personal hardships or unnecessary legal fees. I highly recommend Mr. Leiner as he is thorough, provided excellent communication, was highly attentive to the case, and worked vigorously to protect the best interests of my son.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Ronald Evans was absolutely outstanding. He took a situation that had been dragging on and not progressing and quickly got things moving and resolved. He was the consummate professional in every way. Followed up and responded with a true sense of urgency in every instance. His knowledge and experience gave a true sense of confidence and he backed it up with results!! I recommend Ron and Barnes & Diehl without hesitation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    I had a visitation case that was a debacle. After pouring well over 20k into the case and came out with nothing. Larry Diehl was unprepared for my case repeatedly. My case went on for over a year. He went into court forgetting key documents, mishaps with presenting my drivers license instead of the other party as proof of residence and rambling in court for hours on the same topic without getting to the point. To top it off, when the final ruling came, he never even called me or helped me with an appeal before the deadline passed. I put complete trust in him and should not have. He rested our case without presenting photos, or even asking me for key documents (as simple as a lease) that would have strengthened and proven my case. When I asked questions he yelled at me when I was already in tears and said "don't blame me, I've done my best". I had a friend who used Brian Jones at the firm and had great results.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Anne Roddy is amazing!! We highly recommend anyone finding themselves going through a divorce and/or custody case - you NEED to call the expert - ANNE RODDY! She is extremely knowledgeable and caring!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Melissa and team were amazing to work with. I am glad I had them in my court! She knew my case, and got to know me as a person, which helped her represent me in the best way.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Leiner is an exceptional family law litigator and mediator who exhibits a rare combination of the highest level of ethics while providing superior legal representation. He is well known and respected in the legal community which benefitted the case and outcome. I was diligent in researching an effective attorney, and he was consistently recommended. His expertise and attention to detail is only surpassed by his dedication and commitment to achieving the very best possible outcome. Mr. Leiner represented me in a child custody case, and achieved a highly favorable outcome. Family law cases are charged and emotional, and Mr. Leiner remained a calm presence through the storm. While tenacious, when necessary in the representation of my case specifically, he always took steps to resolve and negotiate matters in good faith, so as to avoid personal hardships or unnecessary legal fees. I highly recommend Mr. Leiner as he is thorough, provided excellent communication, was highly attentive to the case, and worked vigorously to protect the best interests of my son.

View more reviews

Ilona Ely Grenadier
 Website

No matter how amicable or complex your divorce and family law matter is, Attorney Ilona Grenadier is able to assist. This family attorney has seen remarkable triumph in representing those who are facing situations involving asset division, interstate child custody, prenuptial agreements, dissolution of marriage, surrogacy, and parental rights. Attorney Ilona Grenadier dedicates her time to legal organizations, such as the American Bar Association and the American Association for Justice. Widely recognized for her commitment to her practice, Attorney Ilona Grenadier has been featured as a Super Lawyer and one of the Super Lawyers - Top 50 Women Lawyers. Since graduating from the Washburn University School of Law, Attorney Ilona Grenadier has shown noteworthy accomplishments in the practice of divorce and family law. If you require the support from a reliable divorce and family law attorney who will provide sympathetic, yet strong, representation, then connect with Attorney Ilona Grenadier and her firm today.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.20
9 reviews  

Kitty was a godsend for me during my divorce. She was wonderful, tactful, and empathetic during the entire process. She saved me from myself more than once, when I let my emotions get the best of me during the arduous legal process. Her guidance and strategy were always explained clearly to me, and she fought for me & always had my best interests in mind. I really appreciate her guidance and advice during this difficult process; I was lucky to be in her good hands. She was a calming voice of reason in a wild storm. She also kept defense in check and would not back down. I admire her integrity, empathy, and confidence - she’s one of the best attorneys I’ve ever had! The whole team at her office was awesome - I’ve already recommended them to friends and family. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, Kitty! My life now is better and happier thanks to you! I am forever grateful.

I could not be more pleased with my divorce lawyers Grenadier and Abbate. Everything you'd want from your lawyer - professional, smart, understanding, attentive, highly competent.

Carrie Patterson and Elizabeth Bookwalter have provided personalized, caring, and skilled divorce mediation support and services for me. My divorce has been through the court system in three states for almost two years, and Carrie and Elizabeth have been able to bring this terrible experience to a satisfying conclusion through their expert mediation. I am grateful that one of my former attorneys recommended them to me; and I would wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend them to anyone going through an acrimonious and difficult divorce. Carrie and Elizabeth are both talented and extremely hard-working lawyers who put their hearts into assisting me, and I can't thank them enough for helping me get this experience behind me while feeling very happy and positive with the outcome.

I used them about 3 years ago for a custody hearing for my son and was extremely pleased with the outcome. I worked with Carrie Patterson who never lacked in communication or details throughout the process. I was so impressed that I'm using them again for another issue.

I was stuck in a marriage that wasn't good for me or my son. I was referred to this firm by a friend, and I couldn't be happier with how my case has been handled. I met with one of the partners when I first came in, and my case was given to an attorney whose skills and style were perfectly suited for me, and for what I wanted out of the case. It's been almost four years since I first came in to the office, and my situation has improved dramatically. I am no longer in that marriage, but with the help of the firm and my attorney, I've managed to rebuild a life and to establish a working, fruitful co-parenting relationship with my ex-wife. I could not have done it without legal assistance, but the help I received has gone far beyond that; through all of the drama and arguing, my attorney has kept me focused on what is the most important thing in my life, which is the wellbeing of my son.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Kitty was a godsend for me during my divorce. She was wonderful, tactful, and empathetic during the entire process. She saved me from myself more than once, when I let my emotions get the best of me during the arduous legal process. Her guidance and strategy were always explained clearly to me, and she fought for me & always had my best interests in mind. I really appreciate her guidance and advice during this difficult process; I was lucky to be in her good hands. She was a calming voice of reason in a wild storm. She also kept defense in check and would not back down. I admire her integrity, empathy, and confidence - she’s one of the best attorneys I’ve ever had! The whole team at her office was awesome - I’ve already recommended them to friends and family. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me, Kitty! My life now is better and happier thanks to you! I am forever grateful.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I could not be more pleased with my divorce lawyers Grenadier and Abbate. Everything you'd want from your lawyer - professional, smart, understanding, attentive, highly competent.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    Carrie Patterson and Elizabeth Bookwalter have provided personalized, caring, and skilled divorce mediation support and services for me. My divorce has been through the court system in three states for almost two years, and Carrie and Elizabeth have been able to bring this terrible experience to a satisfying conclusion through their expert mediation. I am grateful that one of my former attorneys recommended them to me; and I would wholeheartedly and without reservation recommend them to anyone going through an acrimonious and difficult divorce. Carrie and Elizabeth are both talented and extremely hard-working lawyers who put their hearts into assisting me, and I can't thank them enough for helping me get this experience behind me while feeling very happy and positive with the outcome.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I used them about 3 years ago for a custody hearing for my son and was extremely pleased with the outcome. I worked with Carrie Patterson who never lacked in communication or details throughout the process. I was so impressed that I'm using them again for another issue.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.20
    5 reviews  

    I was stuck in a marriage that wasn't good for me or my son. I was referred to this firm by a friend, and I couldn't be happier with how my case has been handled. I met with one of the partners when I first came in, and my case was given to an attorney whose skills and style were perfectly suited for me, and for what I wanted out of the case. It's been almost four years since I first came in to the office, and my situation has improved dramatically. I am no longer in that marriage, but with the help of the firm and my attorney, I've managed to rebuild a life and to establish a working, fruitful co-parenting relationship with my ex-wife. I could not have done it without legal assistance, but the help I received has gone far beyond that; through all of the drama and arguing, my attorney has kept me focused on what is the most important thing in my life, which is the wellbeing of my son.

View more reviews

Locke Quinn
 Website

Attorney Colleen Quinn delivers only the top-quality representation for her divorce and family law clients. Although Attorney Colleen Quinn covers all aspects of divorce and family law, her more common cases consist of business divorce, child abduction, child protective services, divorce, and surrogacy. Among the list of awards and recognitions she has received, Attorney Colleen Quinn’s most notable honors are the American Institute of Legal Advocates - Top Ten Award and the National Advocates - Top 100 Lawyers. A New York Law School graduate, Attorney Colleen Quinn handles all types of difficult divorce and family law matters. If you wish to hire an attorney who is passionate about her career, then call Attorney Colleen Quinn, the attorney who cares.

 Website

Review

by Google
4.40
20 reviews  

Would 100% recommend this office to anyone in need of legal help. Shannon Otto has been very kind and her paralegal, Jamisen, has gone above and beyond helping me with all my questions. This team will get the job done!

Colleen and the team at Locke & Quinn was very helpful guiding us through our adoption with minimal issues - would recommend based on their knowledge and experience.

We worked with attorney Colleen Quinn who is a AAAA adoption attorney. She is very knowledgeable about adoption as well as a very personable attorney. She helped guide us through a smooth adoption process. Her paralegal Charli is pretty amazing as well. We appreciate everything that you did for us. I also think your pricing is very affordable!!!!

When my ex-husband and I decided to get a divorce, we attempted to handle our separation without an attorney. Unfortunately, us not being educated with the law, I found myself in a position that was not to my benefit. Thankfully, I found Shannon Otto with Locke & Quinn who was able to right my wrong and be by my side during the upcoming events leading to my divorce. My divorce ended as amicably as it could have been between two people dissolving a marriage and I walked away with not only financials and other decisions to my benefit, but also with my head held high. Without Ms. Otto's knowledge of the law, realistic expectations, and confidence, I cannot say for sure that things would have ended the way that they had.

Colleen and her legal team are top notch, friendly, efficient and would 100% reccomend and/or use again

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Would 100% recommend this office to anyone in need of legal help. Shannon Otto has been very kind and her paralegal, Jamisen, has gone above and beyond helping me with all my questions. This team will get the job done!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Colleen and the team at Locke & Quinn was very helpful guiding us through our adoption with minimal issues - would recommend based on their knowledge and experience.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    We worked with attorney Colleen Quinn who is a AAAA adoption attorney. She is very knowledgeable about adoption as well as a very personable attorney. She helped guide us through a smooth adoption process. Her paralegal Charli is pretty amazing as well. We appreciate everything that you did for us. I also think your pricing is very affordable!!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    When my ex-husband and I decided to get a divorce, we attempted to handle our separation without an attorney. Unfortunately, us not being educated with the law, I found myself in a position that was not to my benefit. Thankfully, I found Shannon Otto with Locke & Quinn who was able to right my wrong and be by my side during the upcoming events leading to my divorce. My divorce ended as amicably as it could have been between two people dissolving a marriage and I walked away with not only financials and other decisions to my benefit, but also with my head held high. Without Ms. Otto's knowledge of the law, realistic expectations, and confidence, I cannot say for sure that things would have ended the way that they had.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Colleen and her legal team are top notch, friendly, efficient and would 100% reccomend and/or use again

View more reviews

Marc Boyko
 Website

Has your spouse abandoned you? Are you looking for a modification in child support? Are you disagreeing with your significant other concerning your property? Look no further, as Attorney Marc Boyko is your key to recovery. Typical areas of focus include child custody, divorce, and child support. Attorney Marc Boyko is a member of several prestigious legal organizations, such as the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Attorney Marc Boyko has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including the Super Lawyer and National Institute for Trial Advocacy Certificate of Appreciation awards. A well-respected divorce and family law attorney, Attorney Marc Boyko began his legal career after graduating from University of Richmond School of Law. If you are looking for experienced legal counsel, then Attorney Marc Boyko is only a phone call away.

Fee Structure: no win no fee

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.10
22 reviews  

Granted Im happy that my divorce is finalized. But I was extremely disappointed in the service provided to me by Mary Napier. She never communicated or updated me without prompting from me and then I was surely charged for the email conversations just asking for an update. She made multiple mistakes on my divorce decree which in turn lengthened my process to finally get my divorce & my name changed. I had better luck dealing with her paralegal.

Excellent work done by great people who really care about their clients. I can't recommend highly enough.

Mary Napier . Not a lawyer I would suggest anyone hire. Takes your money gets to the end of your case then tells you she has a conflict. Made many mistakes .Suggestions find another lawyer.

Mary Napier is awesome! Going through custody and child support issues is never fun...but Mary made everything so easy. She answered all my questions, even breaking things down for me so I could actually understand..instead of just speaking legal talk. My boyfriend went from a ridiculous visitation schedule to actually being able to be the father he’s always wanted to be. Our little family is extremely thankful for Mary!

Marc Boyko was highly recommended to me and i am very pleased in the handling of my case. I was kept informed of everything along the way. Hes very polite and easy to talk to He explained every step to me as it was happening and I was always aware of what to expect next. No surprises. Praying I never need a lawyer again but if I do...i would not hesitate to call him again..

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Granted Im happy that my divorce is finalized. But I was extremely disappointed in the service provided to me by Mary Napier. She never communicated or updated me without prompting from me and then I was surely charged for the email conversations just asking for an update. She made multiple mistakes on my divorce decree which in turn lengthened my process to finally get my divorce & my name changed. I had better luck dealing with her paralegal.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Excellent work done by great people who really care about their clients. I can't recommend highly enough.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Mary Napier . Not a lawyer I would suggest anyone hire. Takes your money gets to the end of your case then tells you she has a conflict. Made many mistakes .Suggestions find another lawyer.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Mary Napier is awesome! Going through custody and child support issues is never fun...but Mary made everything so easy. She answered all my questions, even breaking things down for me so I could actually understand..instead of just speaking legal talk. My boyfriend went from a ridiculous visitation schedule to actually being able to be the father he’s always wanted to be. Our little family is extremely thankful for Mary!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.10
    5 reviews  

    Marc Boyko was highly recommended to me and i am very pleased in the handling of my case. I was kept informed of everything along the way. Hes very polite and easy to talk to He explained every step to me as it was happening and I was always aware of what to expect next. No surprises. Praying I never need a lawyer again but if I do...i would not hesitate to call him again..

View more reviews

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.

View more reviews

H. Van Smith
 Website

Attorney H. Van Smith welcomes the challenge of a complex divorce and family law matter. Following graduation from the William & Mary Law School, Attorney H. Van Smith has concentrated his practice on matters including divorce and family law appeals. Attorney H. Van Smith dedicates his time to legal organizations, such as the American Association for Justice and the American Bar Association. Attorney H. Van Smith’s accomplishments within his field have led to his recognition as a Super Lawyer and American Institute of Legal Advocates - Top Ten award winner. Before securing his position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney H. Van Smith graduated from William & Mary Law School. If you must appear in court soon for your family matter, but do not know who to call, then reach out to Attorney H. Van Smith, the top attorney who will put you first.

Fee Structure: no win , no fee

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.60
reviews  

    View more reviews

    Lisa Lane Mcdevitt
     Website

    For over 19 years, Attorney Lisa Mcdevitt has grown her practice to effectively guide divorce and family law clients to peaceful resolutions. Common cases handled by Attorney Lisa Mcdevitt include divorce, military divorce, spousal support, child custody, and child support. A devoted member of her profession, Attorney Lisa Mcdevitt holds affiliations with the American Bar Association. For her success in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney Lisa Mcdevitt has earned the Super Lawyer award. Attorney Lisa Mcdevitt earned her JD from the University of Maryland School of Law and has applied compassion and professionalism to every case she manages. Look no further, as your divorce and family law attorney is ready to assist.

    Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

     Website

    Review

    by Google
    4.70
    10 reviews  

    I found Lisa on the website and contacted her. I found her to be sincere and transparent in all her dealings. She handled my case smoothly and kept me informed along the way. Thank you very much Lisa!

    Iam very lucky find in my search last year for good lawyer find Lisa McDevitt she done well on my case very helpfull with very affable fees. thank you so much Lisa McDevitt Abbas A.

    Very nice lady, but communication wasn't the best. Was very hard to communicate with her. However, she is very friendly.

    Lisa drew up a will/POA for my spouse & me. I thought she was responsive and pleasant to work with. Would recommend her to my friends.

    I knew from the first call that Lisa would be a good fit for my divorce case. She was down to earth, reasonable, calm, and clearly had lots of experience and perspective. Lisa put up with her share of drama during the case and was always an advocate for me. In fact, an attempted mediation in court left me short of some important details for child custody and Lisa was right on it to ensure that I got all I needed out of my settlement, including every other Christmas with my two girls. We ended up signing a mediation agreement during a judicial settlement, which I would highly recommend. Lisa was fairly responsive to my calls and emails, and when unavailable I simply attributed it to her hard work ethic and time spent in court. Thanks, Lisa, for all your time and effort in getting me through this challenging year. Blessings to you.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      I found Lisa on the website and contacted her. I found her to be sincere and transparent in all her dealings. She handled my case smoothly and kept me informed along the way. Thank you very much Lisa!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Iam very lucky find in my search last year for good lawyer find Lisa McDevitt she done well on my case very helpfull with very affable fees. thank you so much Lisa McDevitt Abbas A.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Very nice lady, but communication wasn't the best. Was very hard to communicate with her. However, she is very friendly.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      Lisa drew up a will/POA for my spouse & me. I thought she was responsive and pleasant to work with. Would recommend her to my friends.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.70
      5 reviews  

      I knew from the first call that Lisa would be a good fit for my divorce case. She was down to earth, reasonable, calm, and clearly had lots of experience and perspective. Lisa put up with her share of drama during the case and was always an advocate for me. In fact, an attempted mediation in court left me short of some important details for child custody and Lisa was right on it to ensure that I got all I needed out of my settlement, including every other Christmas with my two girls. We ended up signing a mediation agreement during a judicial settlement, which I would highly recommend. Lisa was fairly responsive to my calls and emails, and when unavailable I simply attributed it to her hard work ethic and time spent in court. Thanks, Lisa, for all your time and effort in getting me through this challenging year. Blessings to you.

    View more reviews

    Teresa S Cole
     Website

    In times of family turmoil, rely on the expertise of one of the best attorneys in the business. For over 23 years, Attorney Teresa Cole has diligently worked with clients who are facing problems regarding child abduction, child custody, child protective services, and divorce. A valued member of the legal community, Attorney Teresa Cole is associated with the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Attorney Teresa Cole’s noteworthy accomplishments have led to her receipt of the Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America awards. Attorney Teresa Cole graduated from USC Law School and has since earned recognition as one of the top divorce and family law attorneys in the US. In order to secure the proper representation you deserve during one of the most difficult times of your life, contact Attorney Teresa Cole today!

    Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

     Website justia.com

    Review

    by Google
    4.30
    12 reviews  

    During the most difficult time in my life, I was looking for someone who not only knew the law, but was going to support me 100%. I found this in Teresa Cole and everyone I had contact with at Cole Miller. Skilled, compassionate, patient and dependable. Everything I needed to get me through. I HIGHLY recommend them!

    I love working with Teresa Cole. She is smart, knowledgeable, competent, experienced and thorough. She is an excellent legal advocate. She listens to her clients, understands their needs, and clearly communicates with them regarding legal options to achieve identified goals. Highly recommend!

    My attorneys were very knowledgeable and became my trusted advisors. The Cole Miller team worked seamlessly while providing me a single point of contact. When difficult issues arose they kept me focused and positive that we could work through everything -- and we did. I highly recommend them and will use them again should the need arise.

    I have been a client of ColeMiller for a few years. Unfortunately, we have required legal guidance and support for some time to deal with violations of our custody order and ongoing incidents. We finally got the results we have been fighting for a long time. The biggest compliment I can give is the fact that the ColeMiller team fought for us; fought for our girls’ needs, was direct, represented us and dictated our needs in an extremely professional manner.

    Worst experience EVER! I’m still dealing with Michael Cole’s inadequateness as my divorce attorney. I paid this man over 70K and we left court with my ex NEVER reporting his income to the court (reporting income is divorce 101) leaving me to pay the child support when my ex made 7 figures. I raised my two boys and never received child support. Yes, my ex is a snake but I blame our judicial system (Judges who need to retire) and money hungry attorneys like Mike for allowing father’s to get away with not paying child support, all because they’re too arrogant to admit their mistakes and correct them. Guess who suffers in the end ... OUR CHILDREN! I should write a book about my experience, I promise ... you wouldn’t believe it’s a non-fiction story!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.30
      5 reviews  

      During the most difficult time in my life, I was looking for someone who not only knew the law, but was going to support me 100%. I found this in Teresa Cole and everyone I had contact with at Cole Miller. Skilled, compassionate, patient and dependable. Everything I needed to get me through. I HIGHLY recommend them!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.30
      5 reviews  

      I love working with Teresa Cole. She is smart, knowledgeable, competent, experienced and thorough. She is an excellent legal advocate. She listens to her clients, understands their needs, and clearly communicates with them regarding legal options to achieve identified goals. Highly recommend!

    • Review

      by Google
      4.30
      5 reviews  

      My attorneys were very knowledgeable and became my trusted advisors. The Cole Miller team worked seamlessly while providing me a single point of contact. When difficult issues arose they kept me focused and positive that we could work through everything -- and we did. I highly recommend them and will use them again should the need arise.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.30
      5 reviews  

      I have been a client of ColeMiller for a few years. Unfortunately, we have required legal guidance and support for some time to deal with violations of our custody order and ongoing incidents. We finally got the results we have been fighting for a long time. The biggest compliment I can give is the fact that the ColeMiller team fought for us; fought for our girls’ needs, was direct, represented us and dictated our needs in an extremely professional manner.

    • Review

      by Google
      4.30
      5 reviews  

      Worst experience EVER! I’m still dealing with Michael Cole’s inadequateness as my divorce attorney. I paid this man over 70K and we left court with my ex NEVER reporting his income to the court (reporting income is divorce 101) leaving me to pay the child support when my ex made 7 figures. I raised my two boys and never received child support. Yes, my ex is a snake but I blame our judicial system (Judges who need to retire) and money hungry attorneys like Mike for allowing father’s to get away with not paying child support, all because they’re too arrogant to admit their mistakes and correct them. Guess who suffers in the end ... OUR CHILDREN! I should write a book about my experience, I promise ... you wouldn’t believe it’s a non-fiction story!

    View more reviews