2019 top attorney award winners

Top Divorce Family Law Attorneys

Sterling, VA

We selected Top 10 Divorce Family Law Attorneys in the Sterling area from 42 qualified local attorneys.

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Scott S Ives
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When you hire Attorney Scott Ives, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law case will be handled by an accomplished attorney. Common areas of concentration include divorce and family law appeals. When you hire Attorney Scott Ives, 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.

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Review

by Google
4.90
40 reviews  

I have now used the legal services of Scott Ives twice. The situations were very different, and in both cases Scott was professional, understanding and open to listening and advising me in which direction and strategy we should apply. In both cases we were successful, and the process was quick and stress free. I do not hesitate to recommend Scott's services.

We have nothing but good words about Scott's legal services. Scott has been very accommodating, competent and reliable to our legal needs. He is also friendly and personable. My husband and I are very happy to have found him and highly recommend his services to anyone who seeks legal advice.

Scott Ives is a very down to earth lawyer who takes the difficulty out of filing for a divorce. He helped me through a difficult time with ease. He cut through all the legal mumbo jumbo and explained it all making it a smooth process. I would definitely recommend him if you are in need of good legal help!

I recently engaged Scott for the 4th time for some legal services. He is friendly, personable and very competent in carrying out his work. Important in my case was establishing, pre-court, a dialogue with the opposing attorney in order to reach a negotiated outcome. This he did very well to the benefit of my case. I highly recommend Scott.

I am very happy with the way Scott Ives handled my legal needs. His professional approach put me at ease when we first met. Scott made sure I was well informed of all aspects of the case before we began. Once we started the case no details were missed, and Scott made sure I clearly understood what was happening throughout the entire case.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I have now used the legal services of Scott Ives twice. The situations were very different, and in both cases Scott was professional, understanding and open to listening and advising me in which direction and strategy we should apply. In both cases we were successful, and the process was quick and stress free. I do not hesitate to recommend Scott's services.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    We have nothing but good words about Scott's legal services. Scott has been very accommodating, competent and reliable to our legal needs. He is also friendly and personable. My husband and I are very happy to have found him and highly recommend his services to anyone who seeks legal advice.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Scott Ives is a very down to earth lawyer who takes the difficulty out of filing for a divorce. He helped me through a difficult time with ease. He cut through all the legal mumbo jumbo and explained it all making it a smooth process. I would definitely recommend him if you are in need of good legal help!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I recently engaged Scott for the 4th time for some legal services. He is friendly, personable and very competent in carrying out his work. Important in my case was establishing, pre-court, a dialogue with the opposing attorney in order to reach a negotiated outcome. This he did very well to the benefit of my case. I highly recommend Scott.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I am very happy with the way Scott Ives handled my legal needs. His professional approach put me at ease when we first met. Scott made sure I was well informed of all aspects of the case before we began. Once we started the case no details were missed, and Scott made sure I clearly understood what was happening throughout the entire case.

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Ilona Ely Grenadier
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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

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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.

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Brian M Hirsch
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When you hire Attorney Brian Hirsch, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law case will be handled by an accomplished attorney. Within his practice, Attorney Brian Hirsch represents those who are facing conflicts with business divorce, prenuptial agreements, international child custody, parental alienation, domestic violence, and same-sex couples. A leader in his profession, Attorney Brian Hirsch serves as a member of the Asian Pacific American Lawyers of the Inland Empire and the American Bar Association. Attorney Brian Hirsch has received numerous accolades for his hard work, including the Super Lawyers - Top Rated Family Law Attorney and Super Lawyer awards. If you are looking for aggressive representation for your divorce and family law matter, then call Attorney Brian Hirsch's office now!

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.30
22 reviews  

Nicole Burns came recommended to me by the attorney I had (and trusted). When my attorney decided to leave law to raise a family, she told me that Nicole was a lot like her -- she takes the high road and doesn't get into dirty fighting with other attorneys. Exactly right. Nicole is a class act and works hard for you. She's a tough negotiator. And she really listened and fought for me and my child. This was a custodial agreement that needed to be modified and she worked hard to do what was best for my child. Best of all, she brought perspective and kept me on track. Her paralegal was also super helpful -- she did more to help me with the interrogatories and discovery than I had experienced with other law offices. I highly recommend Nicole and her team.

Homophobes!! I wish I had another set of hands so I could give them four thumbs down. They Took thousands of dollars for me. They did nothing but procrastinate. Contracts shouldn’t have taken more than a week. It took them nearly 10 months to do very little but edit my spouses lawyers work And fired me without so much as a phone call and then alerted my wife’s counsel immediately and left me in a very vulnerable position. They worked against me in the end! Ignored all communication from me. I wound up having to sign the original contract my wife’s counsel had drawn up over 10 months ago. I am infuriated to think how much money I spent and they essentially did nothing for me except take my money They did not care to hear my side of the story - that my wife had an affair with a man in her group therapy. They did nothing for me but tell me to wait and in the meantime they did very little work but we’re happy to take my money. If you are looking for a law firm that does very little work and treats you like a number, look no further - you have found the lawyer for you! That last response shows how gutless they are. They were against me from the beginning due to my sexual orientation. They are a bunch of homophobes. Do not trust these people. They just want your money.

Most of the good reviews are written by business partners/friends. My experience was absolutely horrible.

Recommended by a colleague. These are trusted efficient attorneys.

Brian Hirsch is a super attorney. He is sensible, fair and takes care of his clients in top-notch fashion. I worked with one of his associates and had the same wonderful experience. I highly recommend this firm.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Nicole Burns came recommended to me by the attorney I had (and trusted). When my attorney decided to leave law to raise a family, she told me that Nicole was a lot like her -- she takes the high road and doesn't get into dirty fighting with other attorneys. Exactly right. Nicole is a class act and works hard for you. She's a tough negotiator. And she really listened and fought for me and my child. This was a custodial agreement that needed to be modified and she worked hard to do what was best for my child. Best of all, she brought perspective and kept me on track. Her paralegal was also super helpful -- she did more to help me with the interrogatories and discovery than I had experienced with other law offices. I highly recommend Nicole and her team.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Homophobes!! I wish I had another set of hands so I could give them four thumbs down. They Took thousands of dollars for me. They did nothing but procrastinate. Contracts shouldn’t have taken more than a week. It took them nearly 10 months to do very little but edit my spouses lawyers work And fired me without so much as a phone call and then alerted my wife’s counsel immediately and left me in a very vulnerable position. They worked against me in the end! Ignored all communication from me. I wound up having to sign the original contract my wife’s counsel had drawn up over 10 months ago. I am infuriated to think how much money I spent and they essentially did nothing for me except take my money They did not care to hear my side of the story - that my wife had an affair with a man in her group therapy. They did nothing for me but tell me to wait and in the meantime they did very little work but we’re happy to take my money. If you are looking for a law firm that does very little work and treats you like a number, look no further - you have found the lawyer for you! That last response shows how gutless they are. They were against me from the beginning due to my sexual orientation. They are a bunch of homophobes. Do not trust these people. They just want your money.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Most of the good reviews are written by business partners/friends. My experience was absolutely horrible.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Recommended by a colleague. These are trusted efficient attorneys.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Brian Hirsch is a super attorney. He is sensible, fair and takes care of his clients in top-notch fashion. I worked with one of his associates and had the same wonderful experience. I highly recommend this firm.

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Rebecca ​ Geller

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

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.90
128 reviews  

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

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

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

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

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

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

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

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.70
57 reviews  

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

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

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

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

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

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

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

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

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Lisa Lane Mcdevitt
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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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Cheryl Graham
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Ready to help those in need, Attorney Cheryl Graham firmly stands in her clients’ corners at every stage of their divorce and family law situation. She mainly handles cases that include divorce, adoption, mediation, collaborative divorce, child support, and contested divorce. For her success in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney Cheryl Graham has earned the Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America awards. Attorney Cheryl Graham earned her JD from Columbus School of Law, the Catholic University of America and has applied compassion and professionalism to every case she manages. This attorney is more than qualified to handle the most complex divorce and family law cases and is waiting for your call today!

Fee Structure: Award-Winning Divorce Lawyers

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
5.00
25 reviews  

By far the best firm I have ever dealt with! Both Cheryl and Jason take the time to explain what is in your best interest. I couldn’t be more content with the professionalism, dedication and thoroughness this team brings! I have called in numerous times and Dominique is always kind and quick to respond to any questions I have. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

I highly recommend Graham Law Firm, particularly Jason Knoster. Jason was wonderful to work with throughout the entire divorce and custody process. He was compassionate, thoughtful, creative in alternative solutions and always thorough and prepared in live court appearances. I always felt Jason had the best interests of my children and me in mind when he made recommendations. He advocated fiercely for us, and I would highly recommend his service to any friend, colleague or family member. I am so grateful to have had his support during that difficult and transitional time in our lives.

Choosing Jason and the Graham Law Firm to represent me and the best interests of my children was one of the best decisions I have made so far during the custody process. Jason has always been highly supportive, committed, effective, and thoughtful with his assistance. He has very creative solutions to issues when needed. It is a huge relief to have such an advocate in your corner. Jason takes action. He always addresses my concerns and worries about situations, while keeping me on track with sound guidance. He is very perceptive of my situation, I was impressed by the way he can articulate things very thoroughly and effectively. My experience with the rest of firm has been very professional, helpful, friendly and prompt. I will be a long term client of Jason's going forward. I am extremely grateful for his services. I highly recommend Graham Law Firm for all of your family law needs.

I had a great experience with Graham Law firm and Jason. He was always willing and able to take the time to explain the legalese to someone who had never had to work with a lawyer before. He was patient and listened carefully to what I needed/wanted. I have already recommended Graham Law to some of my own friends and would not hesitate to do so again.

Graham Law Firm is so inviting when you walk in. The staff is remarkable and you couldn't find any other group that works so hard for your needs. I had the pleasure to work with Jason and I never felt more of a bond between attorney and client. He was very professional and very fair when it came to talking to the other side. His ethics are of the highest and he is very loyal to his clients. I would highly recommend this firm for all your attorney needs.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    By far the best firm I have ever dealt with! Both Cheryl and Jason take the time to explain what is in your best interest. I couldn’t be more content with the professionalism, dedication and thoroughness this team brings! I have called in numerous times and Dominique is always kind and quick to respond to any questions I have. If I could give more than 5 stars I would!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I highly recommend Graham Law Firm, particularly Jason Knoster. Jason was wonderful to work with throughout the entire divorce and custody process. He was compassionate, thoughtful, creative in alternative solutions and always thorough and prepared in live court appearances. I always felt Jason had the best interests of my children and me in mind when he made recommendations. He advocated fiercely for us, and I would highly recommend his service to any friend, colleague or family member. I am so grateful to have had his support during that difficult and transitional time in our lives.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Choosing Jason and the Graham Law Firm to represent me and the best interests of my children was one of the best decisions I have made so far during the custody process. Jason has always been highly supportive, committed, effective, and thoughtful with his assistance. He has very creative solutions to issues when needed. It is a huge relief to have such an advocate in your corner. Jason takes action. He always addresses my concerns and worries about situations, while keeping me on track with sound guidance. He is very perceptive of my situation, I was impressed by the way he can articulate things very thoroughly and effectively. My experience with the rest of firm has been very professional, helpful, friendly and prompt. I will be a long term client of Jason's going forward. I am extremely grateful for his services. I highly recommend Graham Law Firm for all of your family law needs.

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    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    I had a great experience with Graham Law firm and Jason. He was always willing and able to take the time to explain the legalese to someone who had never had to work with a lawyer before. He was patient and listened carefully to what I needed/wanted. I have already recommended Graham Law to some of my own friends and would not hesitate to do so again.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    5 reviews  

    Graham Law Firm is so inviting when you walk in. The staff is remarkable and you couldn't find any other group that works so hard for your needs. I had the pleasure to work with Jason and I never felt more of a bond between attorney and client. He was very professional and very fair when it came to talking to the other side. His ethics are of the highest and he is very loyal to his clients. I would highly recommend this firm for all your attorney needs.

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Christopher Malinowski
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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.

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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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James D Livesay
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When you are struggling with a difficult divorce and family law issue, reach out to the attorney who has the necessary experience to determine your best course of action. Attorney James Livesay focuses on matters involving child custody, child abduction, family law appeals, divorce, and child support. If you are left in a difficult family situation, then reach out to Attorney James Livesay’s law firm today.

 Website

Review

by Google
4.80
83 reviews  

Amanda Stone Swart and her team were wonderful in handling my custody case. I had battled a very long time to have more time with my children, having retained other attorney's in the past along with even trying to represent myself. Dealing with a complicated situation and my increasing concern with my children's safety, I reached out to Livesay & Myers. The initial meeting was comforting and provided me an understanding of what I would be able to do in helping my children. Amanda addressed my concerns with compassion and an extremely high level of knowledge. Amanda truly cares for her clients and provides the education and gives of her time to help her client learn and then help themselves. I have felt truly represented in the outcome of my children's best interests. Amanda is not only reliable, knowledgeable and sincere she is responsive and conscious of my budget. Amanda was instrumental and supportive in winning sole physical custody of my children. I highly recommend Amanda, her expertise in family law is undeniable.

Jonathan McHugh and his team were very helpful, courteous, and patient throughout the process. They were able to help create a positive result out of a very difficult situation, and ensured a fair and equitable outcome for all parties. Thank you for representing me so well!

Two years ago, I went to Livesay and Myers and met Amanda Stone-Swart. Without getting into all the details, Amanda assisted me with some very complex custody, visitation, and divorce matter. I would argue that you retain an attorney because you simply need help with a legal matter and family law is one of the most challenging issues to litigate. In my many years of experience with the legal system, I have never met a more competent, compassionate, procedurally correct lawyer. The issues that I needed litigated would have been put at risk if it wasn’t for Amanda’s experience and knowledge as an attorney. Amanda, Ms. Humiston, and their firm assisted me with the custody of my children, my divorce, and navigated some complex laws that were relevant to litigating my case. The result, sole legal and physical custody of my children. I don’t state this to brag, I state this because when the matter at stake involves children and significant property, retaining an attorney that follows procedural law is critical. Amanda understood the discretion of many matters and she proved to be an instrumental asset in my case. If you’re looking for representation to litigate family law matters, I highly recommend Amanda Stone-Swart, you will not be disappointed. Amanda’s effort, competence and knowledge as an family law attorney, her sensitivity and discretion, her ability to explain and communicate the truth and reality of the law to her client was essential to my sanity through this process. Additionally, my case required additional resources to navigate some complex issues regarding the opposing party and Livesay and Myers was equipped to support these needs. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome of my case as she always put my children first in this matter. Amanda Stone-Swart is a capable, skilled expert in family law.

Amanda Stone Swart was amazing to work with. She helped me navigate through the entire divorce process - offering her expertise and professional opinions along the way, while advocating for me and what was best for my situation. I highly recommend her services!! She was thorough, thoughtful and efficient. Something that was such an overwhelming process to me, she made easier. I'm hopeful I don't need to use a lawyer again...but if I do - she'll be the one I call!

Very disappointed. Poor communication. Bad advice. Expensive mistake.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Amanda Stone Swart and her team were wonderful in handling my custody case. I had battled a very long time to have more time with my children, having retained other attorney's in the past along with even trying to represent myself. Dealing with a complicated situation and my increasing concern with my children's safety, I reached out to Livesay & Myers. The initial meeting was comforting and provided me an understanding of what I would be able to do in helping my children. Amanda addressed my concerns with compassion and an extremely high level of knowledge. Amanda truly cares for her clients and provides the education and gives of her time to help her client learn and then help themselves. I have felt truly represented in the outcome of my children's best interests. Amanda is not only reliable, knowledgeable and sincere she is responsive and conscious of my budget. Amanda was instrumental and supportive in winning sole physical custody of my children. I highly recommend Amanda, her expertise in family law is undeniable.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Jonathan McHugh and his team were very helpful, courteous, and patient throughout the process. They were able to help create a positive result out of a very difficult situation, and ensured a fair and equitable outcome for all parties. Thank you for representing me so well!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Two years ago, I went to Livesay and Myers and met Amanda Stone-Swart. Without getting into all the details, Amanda assisted me with some very complex custody, visitation, and divorce matter. I would argue that you retain an attorney because you simply need help with a legal matter and family law is one of the most challenging issues to litigate. In my many years of experience with the legal system, I have never met a more competent, compassionate, procedurally correct lawyer. The issues that I needed litigated would have been put at risk if it wasn’t for Amanda’s experience and knowledge as an attorney. Amanda, Ms. Humiston, and their firm assisted me with the custody of my children, my divorce, and navigated some complex laws that were relevant to litigating my case. The result, sole legal and physical custody of my children. I don’t state this to brag, I state this because when the matter at stake involves children and significant property, retaining an attorney that follows procedural law is critical. Amanda understood the discretion of many matters and she proved to be an instrumental asset in my case. If you’re looking for representation to litigate family law matters, I highly recommend Amanda Stone-Swart, you will not be disappointed. Amanda’s effort, competence and knowledge as an family law attorney, her sensitivity and discretion, her ability to explain and communicate the truth and reality of the law to her client was essential to my sanity through this process. Additionally, my case required additional resources to navigate some complex issues regarding the opposing party and Livesay and Myers was equipped to support these needs. I couldn’t have been more pleased with the outcome of my case as she always put my children first in this matter. Amanda Stone-Swart is a capable, skilled expert in family law.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Amanda Stone Swart was amazing to work with. She helped me navigate through the entire divorce process - offering her expertise and professional opinions along the way, while advocating for me and what was best for my situation. I highly recommend her services!! She was thorough, thoughtful and efficient. Something that was such an overwhelming process to me, she made easier. I'm hopeful I don't need to use a lawyer again...but if I do - she'll be the one I call!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Very disappointed. Poor communication. Bad advice. Expensive mistake.

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Joe S Ritenour
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As one of the best divorce and family law attorneys in the area, Attorney Joe Ritenour possesses the expertise needed to win favorable results for both you and your family. Following graduation from the University of Virginia School of Law, Attorney Joe Ritenour has concentrated his practice on matters including child abduction, child protective services, child support, divorce, and alimony. Attorney Joe Ritenour is a member of the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. Attorney Joe Ritenour’s accomplishments within his field have led to his recognition as a Super Lawyer and Best Attorneys in America award winner. Attorney Joe Ritenour earned his JD from the University of Virginia's School of Law and has applied compassion and professionalism to every case he manages. When you are uncertain of how to proceed with your divorce and family law case, entrust the help of Attorney Joe Ritenour, the attorney who will lead you in the right direction.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
5.00
4 reviews  

I recently had to go to court and used the services of the Laurel Brigade Law group, they were extremely professional and assisted me along the way with everything I needed to do. They got me the best possible deal I could have, and for a modest fee. I was extremely pleased with their service and while I never hope to, I will use them or recommend them to anyone who is in need of their services.

Eric was great and very professional, highly recommended

Laurel Brigade is the best law group in Loudoun County by a long shot. Eric Demetriades is by far the most professional, honest and trustworthy attorney I have ever encountered. When you need an attorney your already feeling so stressed out, but Eric really puts your mind at ease and never makes you or even lets you question what is going on with your case. To recommend someone else over Eric would make me feel like I am not giving you the best option you have. Everyone in the office from the Paralegal to the Attorneys are all so professional and have great communication. If you want to put your mind through stress then by all means go to another law office, if not then chose Laurel Brigade!

The Best Lawyer Mr. Eric Demetriades that I have ever had.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    4 reviews  

    I recently had to go to court and used the services of the Laurel Brigade Law group, they were extremely professional and assisted me along the way with everything I needed to do. They got me the best possible deal I could have, and for a modest fee. I was extremely pleased with their service and while I never hope to, I will use them or recommend them to anyone who is in need of their services.

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    4 reviews  

    Eric was great and very professional, highly recommended

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    4 reviews  

    Laurel Brigade is the best law group in Loudoun County by a long shot. Eric Demetriades is by far the most professional, honest and trustworthy attorney I have ever encountered. When you need an attorney your already feeling so stressed out, but Eric really puts your mind at ease and never makes you or even lets you question what is going on with your case. To recommend someone else over Eric would make me feel like I am not giving you the best option you have. Everyone in the office from the Paralegal to the Attorneys are all so professional and have great communication. If you want to put your mind through stress then by all means go to another law office, if not then chose Laurel Brigade!

  • Review

    by Google
    5.00
    4 reviews  

    The Best Lawyer Mr. Eric Demetriades that I have ever had.

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