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

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
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    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.

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    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!

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    Steven Goldman
     Website

    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
    reviews  

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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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      Christopher Hunt Macturk
       Website

      To receive the persistent care needed for your divorce or family case, turn to the attorney who is one of the best in the business. He centers his practice on assisting with divorce and child custody matters. Attorney Christopher Macturk has previously earned the Super Lawyer award. When you hire Attorney Christopher Macturk, you will be sure to leave his office feeling confident that your divorce and family law case will be in the hands of a top attorney.

       Website

      Review

      by Google
      4.40
      14 reviews  

      Chris was there to listen to my needs from day one. Although I knew he had other clients, he always got back to me in a timely manner. He was responsive, thorough, and was willing to talk things through (a lot). He asked me great questions that made me think my decisions through, although he never tried to persuade me one way or another. I wasn’t sure about the pre-agreed pricing approach at first, but after seeing how tiny things can add up, I’m so glad I did it this way. In the end, my result was exactly what I wanted and needed, and it was thanks to Chris and his great work.

      Chris is an excellent, skilled, lawyer that's truly down to earth and easy to work with. Only a fool goes to court without a lawyer, and an idiot goes to court without Chris Macturk.

      They treated so bad that I was crying as soon as the meeting ended. I was going through the worst moment of my life and was treated with prejudice and felt very humiliated. Attorney Chris is the worst professional I’ve ever met.

      WORST service I’ve ever had. They don’t care at all about the client. Do NOT go there.

      If there’s one great thing about Chris—and trust me, there is more than one— it would be his follow through. When it came to my concerns and needs, Chris was genuinely focused on providing the best possible outcome for me. I've worked with people who usually take a day or two to respond— but Chris never let anything fall through the cracks, he was always ready and willing to help, at any time of the day. His pre-agreed pricing approach was great too, and worked out better than I could have imagined. These kinds of situations aren't always easy, but I can’t believe how much of a difference working with someone like Chris made.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.40
        5 reviews  

        Chris was there to listen to my needs from day one. Although I knew he had other clients, he always got back to me in a timely manner. He was responsive, thorough, and was willing to talk things through (a lot). He asked me great questions that made me think my decisions through, although he never tried to persuade me one way or another. I wasn’t sure about the pre-agreed pricing approach at first, but after seeing how tiny things can add up, I’m so glad I did it this way. In the end, my result was exactly what I wanted and needed, and it was thanks to Chris and his great work.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.40
        5 reviews  

        Chris is an excellent, skilled, lawyer that's truly down to earth and easy to work with. Only a fool goes to court without a lawyer, and an idiot goes to court without Chris Macturk.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.40
        5 reviews  

        They treated so bad that I was crying as soon as the meeting ended. I was going through the worst moment of my life and was treated with prejudice and felt very humiliated. Attorney Chris is the worst professional I’ve ever met.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.40
        5 reviews  

        WORST service I’ve ever had. They don’t care at all about the client. Do NOT go there.

      • Review

        by Google
        4.40
        5 reviews  

        If there’s one great thing about Chris—and trust me, there is more than one— it would be his follow through. When it came to my concerns and needs, Chris was genuinely focused on providing the best possible outcome for me. I've worked with people who usually take a day or two to respond— but Chris never let anything fall through the cracks, he was always ready and willing to help, at any time of the day. His pre-agreed pricing approach was great too, and worked out better than I could have imagined. These kinds of situations aren't always easy, but I can’t believe how much of a difference working with someone like Chris made.

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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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      David E Roop
       Website

      Aiming for client satisfaction, Attorney David Roop works diligently toward solutions that make the most sense for his divorce and family law clients. Within his practice, Attorney David Roop handles matters involving child custody, child support, divorce, spousal support, mediation, and relocation. For his success in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney David Roop has earned the Best Attorneys in America and Super Lawyer awards. A University of Maryland School of Law graduate, Attorney David Roop handles all types of difficult divorce and family law matters. Allow Attorney David Roop the opportunity to represent you in your current legal struggle by calling his office today!

       Website justia.com

      Review

      by Google
      5.00
      33 reviews  

      I've known divorce lawyer David Roop for more than 15 years - he's widely regarded as a very good lawyer. According to the people I have referred to his office over the years, he has been one of the most effective family lawyers in Northern Virginia, in cases both straightforward and complex. He is smart, shrewd and energetic. Moreover, he has very good people around him - both lawyers and support staff - who are professional and hard-working. I recommend him and his firm without reservation.

      David Roop and his team accomplished in 9 short days what three other law firms could not accomplish in three years. The result was far beyond anyone’s predictions and exceeded all expectations. They easily understood the many layers of complexity in my case. I’m so grateful for all they did for me and my children!

      I cannot express enough how impressed I was with the representation I received from Komal in my divorce proceedings. From the first day we met to discuss my case, she was open, honest, not making any guarantees about the outcome but that she would work hard in representing me.....and that she did!! She was always professional, responsive, showed much integrity and worked diligently to get me a fair settlement. I am truly satisfied with the outcome of my case. #ThankuKomal

      Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you might find yourself in a situation where you or a family member needs family law legal representation. Because divorce can be an emotionally taxing experience for any family you will need the best in your corner. if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation then David Room and his team will fight on your behalf.  In general divorce attorneys aren’t necessarily known for bringing people together, but that’s often a vital part of what they do. David Roop came highly recommended as an attorney who works to negotiate different options with his clients. David is a brilliant level-headed attorney who is not going to bully or create additional drama to prolong the process. David is thorough with his attention to detail, he has knowledge of the current case law, a photographic memory and most importantly he thinks out of the box to resolve disputes. Recently for a family member he dug deep in past cases and found a case which resolved a financial dispute. I have the highest regard for him because he is a problem solver not a problem maker. Divorce lawyers shouldn't be high drama, escalating emotions and stroking egos it is about coming to a resolution so that the family can begin to heal. Unfortunately, life is not always fair and you only get one get one shot. I would always recommend David Roop and his law firm. They are all you need for the best representation in these difficult family disputes.

      I highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of such services. My case was not an easy one and I had already had experience with a bad attorney prior to coming to this firm. The thing that stands out about this firm is that they strategized with me (I did not have this experience with other attorneys) on my case and helped me navigate and explore all my options so that we could arrive at a mutual overall strategy that was best for me and my case.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I've known divorce lawyer David Roop for more than 15 years - he's widely regarded as a very good lawyer. According to the people I have referred to his office over the years, he has been one of the most effective family lawyers in Northern Virginia, in cases both straightforward and complex. He is smart, shrewd and energetic. Moreover, he has very good people around him - both lawyers and support staff - who are professional and hard-working. I recommend him and his firm without reservation.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        David Roop and his team accomplished in 9 short days what three other law firms could not accomplish in three years. The result was far beyond anyone’s predictions and exceeded all expectations. They easily understood the many layers of complexity in my case. I’m so grateful for all they did for me and my children!

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I cannot express enough how impressed I was with the representation I received from Komal in my divorce proceedings. From the first day we met to discuss my case, she was open, honest, not making any guarantees about the outcome but that she would work hard in representing me.....and that she did!! She was always professional, responsive, showed much integrity and worked diligently to get me a fair settlement. I am truly satisfied with the outcome of my case. #ThankuKomal

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        Sometimes life throws you a curve ball and you might find yourself in a situation where you or a family member needs family law legal representation. Because divorce can be an emotionally taxing experience for any family you will need the best in your corner. if you find yourself in this unfortunate situation then David Room and his team will fight on your behalf.  In general divorce attorneys aren’t necessarily known for bringing people together, but that’s often a vital part of what they do. David Roop came highly recommended as an attorney who works to negotiate different options with his clients. David is a brilliant level-headed attorney who is not going to bully or create additional drama to prolong the process. David is thorough with his attention to detail, he has knowledge of the current case law, a photographic memory and most importantly he thinks out of the box to resolve disputes. Recently for a family member he dug deep in past cases and found a case which resolved a financial dispute. I have the highest regard for him because he is a problem solver not a problem maker. Divorce lawyers shouldn't be high drama, escalating emotions and stroking egos it is about coming to a resolution so that the family can begin to heal. Unfortunately, life is not always fair and you only get one get one shot. I would always recommend David Roop and his law firm. They are all you need for the best representation in these difficult family disputes.

      • Review

        by Google
        5.00
        5 reviews  

        I highly recommend this law firm to anyone in need of such services. My case was not an easy one and I had already had experience with a bad attorney prior to coming to this firm. The thing that stands out about this firm is that they strategized with me (I did not have this experience with other attorneys) on my case and helped me navigate and explore all my options so that we could arrive at a mutual overall strategy that was best for me and my case.

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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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      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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