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AWARD WINNING

DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW

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IN SPOTSYLVANIA, VA

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Benjamin T. Burchett 

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Determined to retrieve a favorable outcome, Attorney Benjamin Burchett will stop at nothing to make sure his divorce and family law clients receive the recovery and support they deserve. A University of Miami School of Law graduate, Attorney Benjamin Burchett commonly handles cases involving divorce, contested divorce, military divorce, child custody, child support, and alimony. Attorney Benjamin Burchett graduated from the University of Miami School of Law and has since earned recognition as one of the top divorce and family law attorneys in the US. If you are looking for an attorney who will bring compassion yet professionalism to the table, then reach out to Attorney Benjamin Burchett and his team today.

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Review

by Google
4.90
23 reviews  

Mr. Burchett and his staff were all professional, caring, and communitive at all times at every progression of the process. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the case. We will recommend Mr. Burchett to everyone we know that could benefit from his services. He was excellent.

My case just finished. I was being charged with two felonies, each punishable up to 5 years in prison. As a mother and college student being involved in the judicial system for the first time, I was terrified of losing my future. From the beginning, Mr. Burchett told me things were going to be okay. He listened to every detail and negotiated the best possible outcome for me, I was happy with the results of my case. One charge was dismissed, the other was reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Mr. Burchett will never judge you and is very strategic with his plan of action to give you a good outcome. The ladies at the firm Kendra and Angel are sweet and are just as helpful as well. I recommend Mr. Burchett for any criminal or traffic defense!

In a civic & criminal justice system where the blind lead the blind, Ben Burchett brings an empirical perspective to this broken system. From the first consultation to the verdict of my trial, Ben Burchett was a steady and reliable attorney. He provided clear and reassuring strategies along the way. He understands a person's life and livelihood outside of the judicial system and makes you feel well represented. His passion for justice is there. His staff was equally stellar to deal with, especially Kendra. I'm happy with the results (not guilty, 1 dismissed, court fines). Thank God for this firm.

Idk what to Even say about how impressive any wonderful type of person in the law Windsor was no hope left for me I went for sentencing and I was looking at my back time which was 7 years the craziest thing Mr.burchette pulled off was don't ask me how he did it but he did it come somehow got the judge to let me walk out of there without spending A a day in jail and got me a probation got my community service dismissed got everything dismissed for me when me and Mr. Burchat walked out of the court room shocked that this juat happened... we se my probation offixer and the Commonwealth attorney look at each others like what just happened out So if your having any type of legal issues hes your man I pride miss you you will not regret it he goes above and beyond he treats your case like it was one of his family members escapes professional very curries very honest like very straight forward hes a beast the best also the staff he has is very professional especially the receptionist she is very polite and very very nice and amazing lady like I've called they're never had any issues she's always very very polite even though I'm annoying sometimes and I can call like eight times in a row trying to get in contact with somebody show pick up like this the first time and every time I called

Back in 2018 a friend of mine referred me to Mr. Burchett. From day one he was understanding and listened to everything. He never told me anything just because it was something i wanted to hear. He always let me make every decision when dealing with my case. Today i am here to tell you Mr. Burchett got me the results i was in search of plus more. Thank you Mr. Burchett for all your hard work! You are awesome!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Mr. Burchett and his staff were all professional, caring, and communitive at all times at every progression of the process. We are extremely pleased with the outcome of the case. We will recommend Mr. Burchett to everyone we know that could benefit from his services. He was excellent.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    My case just finished. I was being charged with two felonies, each punishable up to 5 years in prison. As a mother and college student being involved in the judicial system for the first time, I was terrified of losing my future. From the beginning, Mr. Burchett told me things were going to be okay. He listened to every detail and negotiated the best possible outcome for me, I was happy with the results of my case. One charge was dismissed, the other was reduced to a misdemeanor with no jail time. Mr. Burchett will never judge you and is very strategic with his plan of action to give you a good outcome. The ladies at the firm Kendra and Angel are sweet and are just as helpful as well. I recommend Mr. Burchett for any criminal or traffic defense!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    In a civic & criminal justice system where the blind lead the blind, Ben Burchett brings an empirical perspective to this broken system. From the first consultation to the verdict of my trial, Ben Burchett was a steady and reliable attorney. He provided clear and reassuring strategies along the way. He understands a person's life and livelihood outside of the judicial system and makes you feel well represented. His passion for justice is there. His staff was equally stellar to deal with, especially Kendra. I'm happy with the results (not guilty, 1 dismissed, court fines). Thank God for this firm.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Idk what to Even say about how impressive any wonderful type of person in the law Windsor was no hope left for me I went for sentencing and I was looking at my back time which was 7 years the craziest thing Mr.burchette pulled off was don't ask me how he did it but he did it come somehow got the judge to let me walk out of there without spending A a day in jail and got me a probation got my community service dismissed got everything dismissed for me when me and Mr. Burchat walked out of the court room shocked that this juat happened... we se my probation offixer and the Commonwealth attorney look at each others like what just happened out So if your having any type of legal issues hes your man I pride miss you you will not regret it he goes above and beyond he treats your case like it was one of his family members escapes professional very curries very honest like very straight forward hes a beast the best also the staff he has is very professional especially the receptionist she is very polite and very very nice and amazing lady like I've called they're never had any issues she's always very very polite even though I'm annoying sometimes and I can call like eight times in a row trying to get in contact with somebody show pick up like this the first time and every time I called

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Back in 2018 a friend of mine referred me to Mr. Burchett. From day one he was understanding and listened to everything. He never told me anything just because it was something i wanted to hear. He always let me make every decision when dealing with my case. Today i am here to tell you Mr. Burchett got me the results i was in search of plus more. Thank you Mr. Burchett for all your hard work! You are awesome!

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Jennifer M Simmons 

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Ready to help those in need, Attorney Jennifer Simmons firmly stands in her clients’ corners at every stage of their divorce and family law situation. Attorney Jennifer Simmons is a skilled mediator, who has shown success in guiding families toward amicable resolutions in the event of child protective services, child custody, child support, and divorce disagreements. Attorney Jennifer Simmons holds memberships with the American Bar Association and the National Bar Association. A Super Lawyer award recipient, Attorney Jennifer Simmons possesses the skills needed to reach favorable outcomes for her clients. Attorney Jennifer Simmons is privy to the emotional element of divorce and family law and applies her New York Law School education to properly represent her divorce clients. In order to secure the proper representation you deserve during one of the most difficult times of your life, contact Attorney Jennifer Simmons today!

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

 Website

Review

by Google
4.40
16 reviews  

I had a consult with Ms. Young for a custody case. She answered every single question I had, gave me confidence in how to handle pretrial without her presence. The case was finalized during pretrial, and I couldn’t thank Ms. Young more. I really appreciate this law offices work, they are very professional, quite responsive, and they are worth every penny. If you’re looking for an inexpensive attorney, this law office is not for you. They are worth every penny they ask for. They handle their cases with grace and ease. Thank you again, Ms. Young!

I was planning on writing a long, scathing review about this office; but I'll keep it simple. Jennifer Simmons is an incredibly rude, and unpleasant woman. The junior attorney that was assigned to me did a well enough job with my case (hence the 2 stars instead of 1), and I hope that they go on to be a successful attorney at some other office in the future. That said, I would not recommend going to this office, just because of the person who runs it. Very rude. Very Nasty. Very unempathetic. Stay away.

I typically would avoid putting my own stuff out there, but saw some of these postings and felt compelled to write my experience as it is relevant and quite current. Allow me to preface this by saying that if you are looking for the most inexpensive, cheapest attorney – then Jennifer is not for you. She is a professional and a SME in her profession. Experts cost money folks I certainly don’t expect to be paid pennies on the dollar for my skill level. With that being said Jennifer is one of the most ethically sound attorneys that I have ever had interactions with…Almost annoyingly so…lol.. Therefore, please take note: If you are looking for representation that will be on your side no matter what you do – She may not be for you as she represents the “common sense” approach and legally/ethically there is a right and wrong way of doing things. In my experience Jennifer works tirelessly to keep her clients on the “right” side of law and ensure that their actions and outcome are fair. She is highly respected in the area courts, which informs me that she has maintained a positive reputation. Her staff has always been courteous and open in communicating with me in a timely manner. I appreciate her work and would recommend her to anyone.

I have been working with Jennifer Simmons for about 2 years on my child custody case. Our case was quite complex, but I can say that through the process I always felt like Jennifer had my and my childs best interest in mind. I came to her lost and confused. What we appreciate the most is her honesty and how straightforward she was - Jennifer Simmons not sugarcoat situations and give us a false hope. If we were mistaking - she would say it. She was committed, involved and professional. She gave us advices on how to handle difficult situations and did more than just assist us legally. She guided us to grow as people and to learn how to handle stressful situations better - which does not have have a price tag. Jennifer Simmons is not the cheapest attorney out there, but we truly believe she is the best.

Jennifer Simmons is a terrible attorney. She represented me in a child custody case. She was rude and made me feel humiliated. She would threaten me, and pressure me to settle. I paid her over $12000. One week before trial, she had used up all my trust account money ($6000) and she asked me for an additional $6000. She wanted me to pay this now or she would not work on my case (this is against ethics rules). I paid her $1000, then a couple of days later another $5000, but she had stopped working on the case, missed deadlines and then because of this she forced me to settle as she was unprepared for trial. Again, do not use her, especially if you are a man. She took all $12000 for settling a simple child custody case,I believe she padded her invoices. If you too have been ripped off by this attorney, I recommend you file a complaint with the VA State Bar.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I had a consult with Ms. Young for a custody case. She answered every single question I had, gave me confidence in how to handle pretrial without her presence. The case was finalized during pretrial, and I couldn’t thank Ms. Young more. I really appreciate this law offices work, they are very professional, quite responsive, and they are worth every penny. If you’re looking for an inexpensive attorney, this law office is not for you. They are worth every penny they ask for. They handle their cases with grace and ease. Thank you again, Ms. Young!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I was planning on writing a long, scathing review about this office; but I'll keep it simple. Jennifer Simmons is an incredibly rude, and unpleasant woman. The junior attorney that was assigned to me did a well enough job with my case (hence the 2 stars instead of 1), and I hope that they go on to be a successful attorney at some other office in the future. That said, I would not recommend going to this office, just because of the person who runs it. Very rude. Very Nasty. Very unempathetic. Stay away.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I typically would avoid putting my own stuff out there, but saw some of these postings and felt compelled to write my experience as it is relevant and quite current. Allow me to preface this by saying that if you are looking for the most inexpensive, cheapest attorney – then Jennifer is not for you. She is a professional and a SME in her profession. Experts cost money folks I certainly don’t expect to be paid pennies on the dollar for my skill level. With that being said Jennifer is one of the most ethically sound attorneys that I have ever had interactions with…Almost annoyingly so…lol.. Therefore, please take note: If you are looking for representation that will be on your side no matter what you do – She may not be for you as she represents the “common sense” approach and legally/ethically there is a right and wrong way of doing things. In my experience Jennifer works tirelessly to keep her clients on the “right” side of law and ensure that their actions and outcome are fair. She is highly respected in the area courts, which informs me that she has maintained a positive reputation. Her staff has always been courteous and open in communicating with me in a timely manner. I appreciate her work and would recommend her to anyone.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    I have been working with Jennifer Simmons for about 2 years on my child custody case. Our case was quite complex, but I can say that through the process I always felt like Jennifer had my and my childs best interest in mind. I came to her lost and confused. What we appreciate the most is her honesty and how straightforward she was - Jennifer Simmons not sugarcoat situations and give us a false hope. If we were mistaking - she would say it. She was committed, involved and professional. She gave us advices on how to handle difficult situations and did more than just assist us legally. She guided us to grow as people and to learn how to handle stressful situations better - which does not have have a price tag. Jennifer Simmons is not the cheapest attorney out there, but we truly believe she is the best.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.40
    5 reviews  

    Jennifer Simmons is a terrible attorney. She represented me in a child custody case. She was rude and made me feel humiliated. She would threaten me, and pressure me to settle. I paid her over $12000. One week before trial, she had used up all my trust account money ($6000) and she asked me for an additional $6000. She wanted me to pay this now or she would not work on my case (this is against ethics rules). I paid her $1000, then a couple of days later another $5000, but she had stopped working on the case, missed deadlines and then because of this she forced me to settle as she was unprepared for trial. Again, do not use her, especially if you are a man. She took all $12000 for settling a simple child custody case,I believe she padded her invoices. If you too have been ripped off by this attorney, I recommend you file a complaint with the VA State Bar.

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Thomas B Dance 

 Website

For over 20 years, Attorney Thomas Dance has grown his practice to effectively guide divorce and family law clients to peaceful resolutions. Attorney Thomas Dance is determined to provide only the best guidance for his clients, who are dealing with matters of alimony, asset division, child custody, division of debt, judgment modifications, and parental alienation. He also serves as a member of the American Association for Justice. Attorney Thomas Dance’s achievements have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys - 10 Best Law Firms in Client Satisfaction and American Institute of Trial Lawyers - Litigator of the Year awards. Attorney Thomas Dance is a graduate of the Nashville School of Law. Contact Attorney Thomas Dance today!

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.00
58 reviews  

If you're looking for the best family law attorney in the area, Thomas Dance is who you need to hire. I was referred to him by a friend who is reluctant to refer anyone for anything. So I knew he came with high praise. He did not disappoint. From his phone consultation to handing my case, he was the consummate professional. He is responsive, extremely knowledgeable about family law, and his advice and guidance is exactly what I needed. I will absolutely use him again if needed. I definitely recommend him and his practice.

This is the attorney you need and want. Don't expect him to hand you a handkerchief while you cry on his shoulder. He isn't that guy. Mr. Dance is the guy you hire when you have an irrational spouse and you need an end to the drama. He will get it done. Unlike some of the other high end attorneys in the area, Mr Dance does not over bill for services that are not needed, nor will he take the clients answers to discoveries only to copy and paste them into court documents while charging billable hours for the effort. If you can afford Mr. Dance this will be the best money you spend during your divorce. His advise is spot on. What he will save you in emotional stress, monetary loss, and your overall sanity in the long run is worth every penny upfront.

I had a great experience with Thomas! He is professional, prompt and did everything he promised! Would highly recommend and have sent many friends his way.

This is the second time I have retained Mr. Dance as a family law attorney. First in my own divorce case and the second for my daughter's custody and support case. For my own case, I retained Thomas after working with two prior attorneys for 2.5 years and not being able to come to a resolution. Within a couple of months, Thomas lent clarity and focus to my case and resolved it in record time. So when my daughter was in need of counsel concerning support and custody, it wasn't even a thought, Thomas was who we called. Thomas saw the case immediately for what it was, removed the emotion and in no time was able to get the case resolved in a best-case-scenario fashion for my daughter and grand-daughter. If you are in need of a family attorney and can get in with Mr. Dance, do yourself a favor and retain his services.

I love this place because they have alot of things to choose from instead of getting the same thing over and over just get something different.????????????????❤

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    5 reviews  

    If you're looking for the best family law attorney in the area, Thomas Dance is who you need to hire. I was referred to him by a friend who is reluctant to refer anyone for anything. So I knew he came with high praise. He did not disappoint. From his phone consultation to handing my case, he was the consummate professional. He is responsive, extremely knowledgeable about family law, and his advice and guidance is exactly what I needed. I will absolutely use him again if needed. I definitely recommend him and his practice.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    5 reviews  

    This is the attorney you need and want. Don't expect him to hand you a handkerchief while you cry on his shoulder. He isn't that guy. Mr. Dance is the guy you hire when you have an irrational spouse and you need an end to the drama. He will get it done. Unlike some of the other high end attorneys in the area, Mr Dance does not over bill for services that are not needed, nor will he take the clients answers to discoveries only to copy and paste them into court documents while charging billable hours for the effort. If you can afford Mr. Dance this will be the best money you spend during your divorce. His advise is spot on. What he will save you in emotional stress, monetary loss, and your overall sanity in the long run is worth every penny upfront.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    5 reviews  

    I had a great experience with Thomas! He is professional, prompt and did everything he promised! Would highly recommend and have sent many friends his way.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    5 reviews  

    This is the second time I have retained Mr. Dance as a family law attorney. First in my own divorce case and the second for my daughter's custody and support case. For my own case, I retained Thomas after working with two prior attorneys for 2.5 years and not being able to come to a resolution. Within a couple of months, Thomas lent clarity and focus to my case and resolved it in record time. So when my daughter was in need of counsel concerning support and custody, it wasn't even a thought, Thomas was who we called. Thomas saw the case immediately for what it was, removed the emotion and in no time was able to get the case resolved in a best-case-scenario fashion for my daughter and grand-daughter. If you are in need of a family attorney and can get in with Mr. Dance, do yourself a favor and retain his services.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.00
    5 reviews  

    I love this place because they have alot of things to choose from instead of getting the same thing over and over just get something different.????????????????❤

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James . Livesay D Livesay  

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When you hire Attorney James Livesay, you may feel confident that your divorce and family law case will be handled by an accomplished attorney. He mainly handles cases that include divorce, child custody, and child support. A University of Virginia School of Law graduate, Attorney James Livesay has been guiding families to agreeable solutions for over 21 years. If you are left in a difficult family situation, then reach out to Attorney James Livesay ’s law firm today.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.60
66 reviews  

Highly recommend Livesay & Myers. The professionalism is spectacular and they ensure their clients needs are met. Jasmine Moore was assigned to my case regarding custody and her work ethic is out of this world. Determined to get the best results for her client, great individual.

I am truly grateful for having the greatest attorney in the United States Ms. Lindsay Connolly and Paralegal Ms. Reba Gagne. The focus and dedication to my divorce and custody case was outstanding to say the least. The whole firm of Livesay & Myers, P.C. exceeded my expectations due to their professionalism, people, experience, and how they ran overall day to day operations. I would recommend them to anyone dealing with the most challenging cases because they will give it 100% in order to exceed your expectations and intended outcome.

My attorney Jasmine Moore, paralegals Davina Locklear and Michele Kaminski they were very helpful, they really work hard for my case, I really appreciate them, I will recommend Livesay & Myers a 100% to everyone, please.. please check them out it will worth your time! Thank you so much for your service

Ms. Moore was absolutely professional, yet compassionate. She took great care in helping me understand and feel confident through a very trying time for me. I was comfortable working with her and she did her best to make sure of that. I am so thankful for Ms. Moore!

While I don't know much about family law, I am thankful I trusted my adoption case to Attorney Teresa Pagliaro and her Paralegal Davina Locklear. Teresa's performance in court made it obvious she was prepared for anything that would have been thrown at her. Even if the outcome was different, my review would not change, as I know I was well represented. Thank you for your services! Keep up the good work.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Highly recommend Livesay & Myers. The professionalism is spectacular and they ensure their clients needs are met. Jasmine Moore was assigned to my case regarding custody and her work ethic is out of this world. Determined to get the best results for her client, great individual.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    I am truly grateful for having the greatest attorney in the United States Ms. Lindsay Connolly and Paralegal Ms. Reba Gagne. The focus and dedication to my divorce and custody case was outstanding to say the least. The whole firm of Livesay & Myers, P.C. exceeded my expectations due to their professionalism, people, experience, and how they ran overall day to day operations. I would recommend them to anyone dealing with the most challenging cases because they will give it 100% in order to exceed your expectations and intended outcome.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    My attorney Jasmine Moore, paralegals Davina Locklear and Michele Kaminski they were very helpful, they really work hard for my case, I really appreciate them, I will recommend Livesay & Myers a 100% to everyone, please.. please check them out it will worth your time! Thank you so much for your service

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Ms. Moore was absolutely professional, yet compassionate. She took great care in helping me understand and feel confident through a very trying time for me. I was comfortable working with her and she did her best to make sure of that. I am so thankful for Ms. Moore!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    While I don't know much about family law, I am thankful I trusted my adoption case to Attorney Teresa Pagliaro and her Paralegal Davina Locklear. Teresa's performance in court made it obvious she was prepared for anything that would have been thrown at her. Even if the outcome was different, my review would not change, as I know I was well represented. Thank you for your services! Keep up the good work.

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Syreeta Bailey Stewart 

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Determined to retrieve a favorable outcome, Attorney Syreeta Bailey Stewart will stop at nothing to make sure her divorce and family law clients receive the recovery and support they deserve. Typical areas of focus include child support, child custody, and divorce. With memberships in the Association of Black Women Attorneys and the International Academy of Family Lawyers, Attorney Syreeta Bailey Stewart is easily one of the top attorneys to handle your divorce and family law case. Attorney Syreeta Bailey Stewart has received numerous accolades for her hard work, including the Super Lawyer and Super Lawyers - Top 50 Women Lawyers awards. When you are uncertain of how to proceed with your divorce and family law case, entrust the help of Attorney Syreeta Bailey Stewart, the attorney who will lead you in the right direction.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.90
28 reviews  

I located the services of Ms.Stewart for my partner back in 2018. Fast forward to 2021 and we are both still very happy to have her on retainer for our legal needs. She is professional and gets results by advocating for her clients with a passion that seemingly comes from her very down to earth personality; she is in touch with the pulse of human experience and not a "nose stuck in" legalese type of attorney at all. Her team is expanding to accommodate her growing workload, which is another great indicator of the results she is able to attain for her clients. We would recommend her services time after time!

Attorney Stewart, in my opinion, is very unique. She is extremely professional and provides a compassionate demeanor. This was a much needed quality as I was going through a major life-changing event. Most recently, I contacted Attorney Stewart for assistance with a time-sensitive matter. She readily provided me with her professional assistance and provided me with the needed solution. Again, I was going through another major life change and her assistance allowed me to proceed, stress-free. Thank you Attorney Stewart!

I was very impressed with Attorney Stewart. Needing professional legal advice and not knowing where to go, I searched her online, read the reviews and decided to call. I'm glad I did because our first conversation was very thorough and helpful! Her knowledge and professionalism made a lasting impact with me. I am definitely looking forward to working with her.

My consultation with attorney Stewart was a wonderful experience. She is professional and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. She was able to break down legal jargon into layman terms for me. She showed competency and prudence; I would definitely recommend her as an attorney.

Attorney Stewart was extremely professional during my case, she kept me informed of information and updates throughout the process and always addressed any concerns I had in a timely fashion. I was never in the dark and for that I would recommend her to anyone that is in need of a great attorney. I hope I never need her again ???? but if I do, she will be my first choice! Thanks for all you did for me and my daughter!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I located the services of Ms.Stewart for my partner back in 2018. Fast forward to 2021 and we are both still very happy to have her on retainer for our legal needs. She is professional and gets results by advocating for her clients with a passion that seemingly comes from her very down to earth personality; she is in touch with the pulse of human experience and not a "nose stuck in" legalese type of attorney at all. Her team is expanding to accommodate her growing workload, which is another great indicator of the results she is able to attain for her clients. We would recommend her services time after time!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Attorney Stewart, in my opinion, is very unique. She is extremely professional and provides a compassionate demeanor. This was a much needed quality as I was going through a major life-changing event. Most recently, I contacted Attorney Stewart for assistance with a time-sensitive matter. She readily provided me with her professional assistance and provided me with the needed solution. Again, I was going through another major life change and her assistance allowed me to proceed, stress-free. Thank you Attorney Stewart!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    I was very impressed with Attorney Stewart. Needing professional legal advice and not knowing where to go, I searched her online, read the reviews and decided to call. I'm glad I did because our first conversation was very thorough and helpful! Her knowledge and professionalism made a lasting impact with me. I am definitely looking forward to working with her.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    My consultation with attorney Stewart was a wonderful experience. She is professional and knowledgeable. All of my questions were answered. She was able to break down legal jargon into layman terms for me. She showed competency and prudence; I would definitely recommend her as an attorney.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.90
    5 reviews  

    Attorney Stewart was extremely professional during my case, she kept me informed of information and updates throughout the process and always addressed any concerns I had in a timely fashion. I was never in the dark and for that I would recommend her to anyone that is in need of a great attorney. I hope I never need her again ???? but if I do, she will be my first choice! Thanks for all you did for me and my daughter!

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Alexandra "sandra" D. Bowen 

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A highly acclaimed divorce and family law advocate, Attorney Alexandra "Sandra" Bowen possesses the determination and drive to fight for her clients in and out of the courtroom. Driven to guarantee client satisfaction, Attorney Sandra Bowen is present for her clients at every stage of their divorce, child custody, child support, prenuptial agreements, collaborative divorce, and relocation case. A University of Richmond School of Law graduate, Attorney Sandra Bowen understands the stress associated with any divorce and family law complication and will provide supportive and reliable representation for her clients during their time of need. A divorce and family law attorney for almost 40 years, Attorney Sandra Bowen will guide you through your difficult time with determination and reliability.

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.60
38 reviews  

Working with Matt Long was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend him for his work ethic, professionalism, and responsiveness.

Very disappointed with the service here. Specifically with Nupur Bal. I found her via Richmond time magazine as one of the best marital attorney so I thought she’ll be the best person to hired for my prenuptial with my fiancé. During our meeting, I specifically asked for her to note to have my dog in the contract. When the agreement is drafted, he was not mentioned on there, I feel like I got a run of the liter contract literally. Another negative experience was when I emailed her regarding some questions, waited 2 weeks no response from her, I also reach out to her assistant dotty at the time no response either. Turned out Dottie had retired - but this is no excuse for Nupur to not respond to my email. Of course this got resolved and I was told she got a new assistant now, once again I needed modification to my prenuptial and emailed her to do so, it’s been a month plus and I hadn’t gotten a respond. These experiences can’t help but to make me feel very unimportant after putting down $2500 as retainer and with already $1800 taken out of it for this contract. Mind you I get charged for any corespondent, which I don’t mind if she would do her job. Anyway, I received an email 2 days ago from Nupur to follow up on my prenuptial and was charged $41 yesterday for her email, I hadn’t responded yet but I will email and terminate my working relationship with her. But really like seriously? Your only job is to help me, while you can’t respond to my other email which I paid for is ridiculous, how she won any awards really is questionable to me on my experience of how she handle clients. We ended up using another attorney for the agreement. It said I only have $700 left from the account. I took my already $1800 paid as a lost cause and work with someone else and not have to baby sit her to follow up. I would not recommend Nupur Bal to anyone and highly recommend you to find someone else.

Sharon helped my husband and I with our estate planning and making our wills. She explained everything step by step and made it an extremely easy process for us. Would highly recommend.

Would give zero stars if it was an option. Neither attorney is worth anyone's time.

Sharon is an amazing attorney! She is very personable and fun to chat with, which makes the whole process much easier. She is also extremely knowledgeable and very experienced in estate planning, wills and trusts. Sharon has checklists for everything, making sure you have all of your bases covered for all circumstances. After your consultation, she puts together a comprehensive package, and on your next meeting, you leave with everything you need -- broken into labeled binders, separate folders, etc. You can then store your files or give them to the proper people in your life, getting all of your affairs in order. And, all of your documents are also on a thumb drive as well. I'll be honest -- I went into this whole situation dreading it (acknowledging your mortality, a mountain of paperwork). But Sharon made this, dare I say, fun? An incredible weight has been lifted off of our shoulders with this responsibility finally checked off the to-do list. Throughout the process, she made it as easy as possible, answered every question (and when we threw her a curve ball, she researched the answer), and was great to work with. And, we left her office knowing we were fully-prepared. We cannot recommend her highly enough. The day we left her office with our materials, I emailed friends and co-workers with her contact info. Those who have also used her services rave about her as well.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Working with Matt Long was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend him for his work ethic, professionalism, and responsiveness.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Very disappointed with the service here. Specifically with Nupur Bal. I found her via Richmond time magazine as one of the best marital attorney so I thought she’ll be the best person to hired for my prenuptial with my fiancé. During our meeting, I specifically asked for her to note to have my dog in the contract. When the agreement is drafted, he was not mentioned on there, I feel like I got a run of the liter contract literally. Another negative experience was when I emailed her regarding some questions, waited 2 weeks no response from her, I also reach out to her assistant dotty at the time no response either. Turned out Dottie had retired - but this is no excuse for Nupur to not respond to my email. Of course this got resolved and I was told she got a new assistant now, once again I needed modification to my prenuptial and emailed her to do so, it’s been a month plus and I hadn’t gotten a respond. These experiences can’t help but to make me feel very unimportant after putting down $2500 as retainer and with already $1800 taken out of it for this contract. Mind you I get charged for any corespondent, which I don’t mind if she would do her job. Anyway, I received an email 2 days ago from Nupur to follow up on my prenuptial and was charged $41 yesterday for her email, I hadn’t responded yet but I will email and terminate my working relationship with her. But really like seriously? Your only job is to help me, while you can’t respond to my other email which I paid for is ridiculous, how she won any awards really is questionable to me on my experience of how she handle clients. We ended up using another attorney for the agreement. It said I only have $700 left from the account. I took my already $1800 paid as a lost cause and work with someone else and not have to baby sit her to follow up. I would not recommend Nupur Bal to anyone and highly recommend you to find someone else.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Sharon helped my husband and I with our estate planning and making our wills. She explained everything step by step and made it an extremely easy process for us. Would highly recommend.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Would give zero stars if it was an option. Neither attorney is worth anyone's time.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.60
    5 reviews  

    Sharon is an amazing attorney! She is very personable and fun to chat with, which makes the whole process much easier. She is also extremely knowledgeable and very experienced in estate planning, wills and trusts. Sharon has checklists for everything, making sure you have all of your bases covered for all circumstances. After your consultation, she puts together a comprehensive package, and on your next meeting, you leave with everything you need -- broken into labeled binders, separate folders, etc. You can then store your files or give them to the proper people in your life, getting all of your affairs in order. And, all of your documents are also on a thumb drive as well. I'll be honest -- I went into this whole situation dreading it (acknowledging your mortality, a mountain of paperwork). But Sharon made this, dare I say, fun? An incredible weight has been lifted off of our shoulders with this responsibility finally checked off the to-do list. Throughout the process, she made it as easy as possible, answered every question (and when we threw her a curve ball, she researched the answer), and was great to work with. And, we left her office knowing we were fully-prepared. We cannot recommend her highly enough. The day we left her office with our materials, I emailed friends and co-workers with her contact info. Those who have also used her services rave about her as well.

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Maciej B Zebrak  

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Recruit the help of Attorney Maciej Zebrak, the family law attorney who is there for his clients. Attorney Maciej Zebrak is an asset in the field of divorce and family law and has handled cases comprising alimony, business divorce, international child custody, high-net-worth divorce, palimony, and order enforcements. Attorney Maciej Zebrak is an active participant in the legal community and maintains memberships with the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the East/West Family Law Bar. Attorney Maciej Zebrak's achievements have not gone unnoticed, as he is the recipient of the Best Attorneys in America and Lawyers of Distinction - Nationwide Top Ten Percent of Lawyers awards. Attorney Maciej Zebrak is privy to the emotional element of divorce and family law and applies his Southern California Institute of Law education to properly represent his divorce clients. 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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by Google
4.80
87 reviews  

A friend of mine referred me to Mr Maciej. I was seeking a divorce. He was very professional, fast and informative. He is an amazing lawyer. I recommend anyone that seeks his services use him. He will get it done. If I need anything else I will be contacting him.Thank you so much for taken such good care of me.

I recently called for a consultation about a custody case involving my 13 yr old daughter and Mr. Zebrak was very quick to call me back. The conversation was very informative and he definitely listened on almost what seemed a personal level. In doing so he gave me the confidence to handle my business and actually won my case. I thank him so much and I highly recommend Mr. Zebrak as I will not hesitate to call him in the future if needed. Thank you again.

All these reviews are either lies or the cases were too simple to fail. Contact me for court transcripts of his poor and negligent representation. The dude doesn't even clean up for court and tries to extend and extend your case because he doesn't care. My worst mistake was to trust him with my case. I ended up representing myself and he said he was withdrawing. I have all the emails if you care to find out more. Check Jen's review too

A very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. He handled my custody case with compassion and thoroughness. Very responsive and handles everything with a human touch, which is very difficult to find in a lawyer. Definitely recommended.

I'm not sure if the good reviews coming from friends and family members or what ...I was baffled by good reviews ..case was annulment for my daughter the dude doesn't talk in court at all he left us defenseless and definitely lost the case he was not prepared.. has terrible office, I don't recommend him at all even in simple cases

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    A friend of mine referred me to Mr Maciej. I was seeking a divorce. He was very professional, fast and informative. He is an amazing lawyer. I recommend anyone that seeks his services use him. He will get it done. If I need anything else I will be contacting him.Thank you so much for taken such good care of me.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I recently called for a consultation about a custody case involving my 13 yr old daughter and Mr. Zebrak was very quick to call me back. The conversation was very informative and he definitely listened on almost what seemed a personal level. In doing so he gave me the confidence to handle my business and actually won my case. I thank him so much and I highly recommend Mr. Zebrak as I will not hesitate to call him in the future if needed. Thank you again.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    All these reviews are either lies or the cases were too simple to fail. Contact me for court transcripts of his poor and negligent representation. The dude doesn't even clean up for court and tries to extend and extend your case because he doesn't care. My worst mistake was to trust him with my case. I ended up representing myself and he said he was withdrawing. I have all the emails if you care to find out more. Check Jen's review too

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    A very knowledgeable and competent lawyer. He handled my custody case with compassion and thoroughness. Very responsive and handles everything with a human touch, which is very difficult to find in a lawyer. Definitely recommended.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I'm not sure if the good reviews coming from friends and family members or what ...I was baffled by good reviews ..case was annulment for my daughter the dude doesn't talk in court at all he left us defenseless and definitely lost the case he was not prepared.. has terrible office, I don't recommend him at all even in simple cases

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Donald R. R Daugherty 

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For over 20 years, Attorney Donald R. Daugherty has refined expertise in the area of divorce and family law. Common cases handled by Attorney Donald R. Daugherty include divorce and family law appeals. Attorney Donald R. Daugherty shares his time as a member of the American Bar Foundation and the American Association for Justice. Since earning his JD from the New York Law School, Attorney Donald R. Daugherty has been honored with the Super Lawyer and Super Lawyers - Top 50 Lawyers awards. Attorney Donald R. Daugherty handles all types of difficult divorce and family law matters. You may feel assured that when you visit the Law Office of Donald R. Daugherty, your divorce and family law case will be managed with the qualified representation you deserve.

Fee Structure: NO WIN NO FEE

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Review

by Google
4.80
146 reviews  

Great law firm! Michael Daugherty specifically helped us with an step-child adoption and made it very easy. From start to finish it only took about 2 1/2 months, including waiting for our court date. He responded quickly to any of my questions. We can’t thank Michael enough for his help and guidance! Highly recommend this office!

Don’t believe anything was done for me. If court appoints a mediator go with them, could have done better myself with them and paid less in child support and not paid a lawyer! Also wouldn’t have to wait 9 months until the trial date, and just to be disappointed after trail that nothing changed after the temp motion case. Also not be down over $1000 a month in child support. Lawyer says it’s okay you make a lot of money. Lesson learned hopefully you also don’t make mistake and go with a mediator if the court appoints it. I believe this is the worse that could have happened to me and it did. Even though I had a good case, kids were raised with me, and other parent had mental problems and lives less than 2 miles away. Couldn’t get 50/50 custody, could have gotten closer to 50/50 with mediator and not be down thousands. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

Easiest divorce ever. But in all honesty this place was great. Might be a little bit more expensive than another firm (i wouldn't really know, i didn't shop around much) but the made everything extremely simple, and spoke to me in a respectful manner. Nothing was difficult to understand and all in really had to do was sign a few papers when the time came. My mother recommended them because they helped her about 20 years ago or so and they helped me as well. Really appreciate everyone here.

I highly recommend the Daugherty Law Firm and more specifically Kate Daughtery. When I first began my divorce I had no idea what to expect and immediately after our first consultation I felt relieved to be able to hire Kate as my counsel. She was very knowledgeable of what to expect, what to do and how certain decisions will impact myself. Throughout the entire divorce which lasted almost twelve months, due to the separation timeline, Kate was extremely helpful and diligent from start to finish. I always felt that I was confident with her and that I wasn’t being misled or misinformed. When the final stages of the divorce were being discussed, this was one of the hardest parts of the divorce because as a man the laws are rarely in our favor for these types of situations. Kate was honest and negotiated what I believe was the best possible scenario for myself given the circumstances. In closing, divorce is not cheap and a decision not to take lightly. Kate and the Daugherty Law Firm are worth every dollar and are the type of professionals you dream of when having to deal with such an important life event.

Kate Daugherty is by far one of the most amazing lawyers! Not only is she phenomenal in the way she handles opposing counsel and the courtroom, but she genuinely cares and supports her clients. Kate is an incredible human being who operates with integrity, honesty, and transparency. She is direct. She is blunt. She calmed my anxiety and supported me in a way I cannot thank her enough for. Everyone at the Daugherty Law Firm are amazing! Mr. Daugherty is delightful, supportive, and kind. I cannot say enough about them and I genuinely appreciate, love, and consider them part of my family! I cannot thank Kate enough for what she has done for me!!! You cannot go wrong with having the Daugherty Law Firm standing with you!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Great law firm! Michael Daugherty specifically helped us with an step-child adoption and made it very easy. From start to finish it only took about 2 1/2 months, including waiting for our court date. He responded quickly to any of my questions. We can’t thank Michael enough for his help and guidance! Highly recommend this office!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Don’t believe anything was done for me. If court appoints a mediator go with them, could have done better myself with them and paid less in child support and not paid a lawyer! Also wouldn’t have to wait 9 months until the trial date, and just to be disappointed after trail that nothing changed after the temp motion case. Also not be down over $1000 a month in child support. Lawyer says it’s okay you make a lot of money. Lesson learned hopefully you also don’t make mistake and go with a mediator if the court appoints it. I believe this is the worse that could have happened to me and it did. Even though I had a good case, kids were raised with me, and other parent had mental problems and lives less than 2 miles away. Couldn’t get 50/50 custody, could have gotten closer to 50/50 with mediator and not be down thousands. Everyone is entitled to their opinion.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Easiest divorce ever. But in all honesty this place was great. Might be a little bit more expensive than another firm (i wouldn't really know, i didn't shop around much) but the made everything extremely simple, and spoke to me in a respectful manner. Nothing was difficult to understand and all in really had to do was sign a few papers when the time came. My mother recommended them because they helped her about 20 years ago or so and they helped me as well. Really appreciate everyone here.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    I highly recommend the Daugherty Law Firm and more specifically Kate Daughtery. When I first began my divorce I had no idea what to expect and immediately after our first consultation I felt relieved to be able to hire Kate as my counsel. She was very knowledgeable of what to expect, what to do and how certain decisions will impact myself. Throughout the entire divorce which lasted almost twelve months, due to the separation timeline, Kate was extremely helpful and diligent from start to finish. I always felt that I was confident with her and that I wasn’t being misled or misinformed. When the final stages of the divorce were being discussed, this was one of the hardest parts of the divorce because as a man the laws are rarely in our favor for these types of situations. Kate was honest and negotiated what I believe was the best possible scenario for myself given the circumstances. In closing, divorce is not cheap and a decision not to take lightly. Kate and the Daugherty Law Firm are worth every dollar and are the type of professionals you dream of when having to deal with such an important life event.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.80
    5 reviews  

    Kate Daugherty is by far one of the most amazing lawyers! Not only is she phenomenal in the way she handles opposing counsel and the courtroom, but she genuinely cares and supports her clients. Kate is an incredible human being who operates with integrity, honesty, and transparency. She is direct. She is blunt. She calmed my anxiety and supported me in a way I cannot thank her enough for. Everyone at the Daugherty Law Firm are amazing! Mr. Daugherty is delightful, supportive, and kind. I cannot say enough about them and I genuinely appreciate, love, and consider them part of my family! I cannot thank Kate enough for what she has done for me!!! You cannot go wrong with having the Daugherty Law Firm standing with you!!!

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Donna Mae Dougherty 

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In times of family turmoil, rely on the expertise of one of the best attorneys in the business. Attorney Donna Dougherty is a skilled mediator, who has shown success in guiding families toward amicable resolutions in the event of adoption, child custody, visitation, child support, divorce, and LGBTQ marriage rights disagreements. For her success in the field of divorce and family law, Attorney Donna Dougherty has earned the Super Lawyers Rising Star and Super Lawyer awards. Before securing her position as one of the best divorce and family law attorneys, Attorney Donna Dougherty graduated from the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University. Look no further, as your divorce and family law attorney is ready to assist.

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Review

by Google
4.30
12 reviews  

This is a wonderful firm they are kind and know what there doing. They listen to everything and really try to understand you. They are prompt to returning phone calls and generally want the best for there client. I will definitely recommend this firm to all my family and friends!!!!

Ugh. Do not hire Donna Dougherty to handle your case. When you meet her, you'll find that she is, in my opinion, brash and abrasive and unquestionably condescending. Your first thought is "Perfect, that's how she's going to work tirelessly on my behalf." You'll be wrong. That's how she'll continue to treat you and good luck getting to effectively advocate on your behalf. In my specific experience, she will rather yell at you (as her client) than work with opposing counsel on an amicable resolution (as I've learned since severing ties with this firm). My initial consult was full of "we're going to do this" and "we'll file this" and all great salesmanship. I was excited...finally an attorney that really wants to do more than push papers and genuinely wants to help create an optimal outcome for my child. Boo. Within 2 days of writing that first big monster retainer check to Donna, before any additional documentation was provided, the tone rapidly degraded to (paraphrased) "well, I'm not sure" and "hopefully we'll prevail" type speak. Sadly, I fell for it all and have lost almost every financial resource in the process. Now Donna is going after what little is left. That's really all you need to know about the character of the character. To say I've had nothing but problems feels like a gross understatement. Donna ran up my legal tab at a rate that has offended attorneys I've consulted with since; and it takes a lot to offend another attorney. Ultimately, Donna lost my case. Anything can happen in a courtroom, but this was a worst case scenario in the face of what should have been, fairly objectively, a ruling 180 degrees in the opposite direction. Despite being the attorney I retained, Donna did not appear at the hearing to argue for attorney fees (sadly, the mostly expensive part of the entire matter) and sent an associate instead. That mistake was another $12000+ on top of the mostly unsubstantiated $20k+ billed for a very simple case (that she lost). Now Donna is suing me although I've yet to be provided any granular itemization of the billable work "provided." Always beware of lawyers that gleefully sue their clients; it's a litmus test as to where their priorities lie in terms of monetary greed vs client advocacy. And, to pour more salt in the wound, Donna is now demanding 24% interest and thousands more in legal fees for suing her own client (me in this case). Her reputation in the local family law community exists for very good reasons. I wish I had figured that out beforehand (back before the reorganization of the firm). FINAL WARNING: If you're dealing with a sensitive family law matter involving your young children and their private meetings with therapists, you may want to consider a law office that does not send confidential psychiatric documentation to the WRONG CLIENT! That's right. Donna's law office sent me an another client's very private and sensitive data regarding the child's meetings with a therapist. I've yet to ever be answered as to whether sensitive data from my case was sent to someone else. If you retain her, perhaps you can update me on my case if/when you receive the wrong confidential records too. Don't make the mistake of making what is likely the most stressful and emotionally wrenching process of your life that much worse by hiring an attorney that values your checking account significantly more than operating in the best interests of you and your child/children.

This law firm is a very thorough and competent. They are professional and always had my family's best interests in mind.

Amy Tobias has been this Dad's attorney through a pretty complicated divorce, with issues that have flared up repeatedly over 9+ years. She has represented and advised me while she was an associate, a sole practitioner, and now as a partner. This is one very intelligent lady and knowledgeable and competent family law attorney. Her advice is always sound and direct. She cuts through the fluff and tells me what I need to know and what she needs from me. When we've had actual contested hearings, the results have always been in my favor.

I have truly been blessed to find a law firm who is warm, supportive and caring for their clients, but killer Great White Sharks in the courtroom for divorce/custody. Amy Tobias and Claire Salitsky gave me my life back……..my son! I started off with a different law firm, which he was HORRIBLE!!!! I felt helpless and felt he did not put any effort into my case, just collecting my check. Before I came to Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law, I thought I could lose my son for no reason other than poor lawyer representation. That all changed when I went to Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law! I will say, these ladies are expensive, but I'm telling you they are WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING Amy, Claire and Dawn!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    This is a wonderful firm they are kind and know what there doing. They listen to everything and really try to understand you. They are prompt to returning phone calls and generally want the best for there client. I will definitely recommend this firm to all my family and friends!!!!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Ugh. Do not hire Donna Dougherty to handle your case. When you meet her, you'll find that she is, in my opinion, brash and abrasive and unquestionably condescending. Your first thought is "Perfect, that's how she's going to work tirelessly on my behalf." You'll be wrong. That's how she'll continue to treat you and good luck getting to effectively advocate on your behalf. In my specific experience, she will rather yell at you (as her client) than work with opposing counsel on an amicable resolution (as I've learned since severing ties with this firm). My initial consult was full of "we're going to do this" and "we'll file this" and all great salesmanship. I was excited...finally an attorney that really wants to do more than push papers and genuinely wants to help create an optimal outcome for my child. Boo. Within 2 days of writing that first big monster retainer check to Donna, before any additional documentation was provided, the tone rapidly degraded to (paraphrased) "well, I'm not sure" and "hopefully we'll prevail" type speak. Sadly, I fell for it all and have lost almost every financial resource in the process. Now Donna is going after what little is left. That's really all you need to know about the character of the character. To say I've had nothing but problems feels like a gross understatement. Donna ran up my legal tab at a rate that has offended attorneys I've consulted with since; and it takes a lot to offend another attorney. Ultimately, Donna lost my case. Anything can happen in a courtroom, but this was a worst case scenario in the face of what should have been, fairly objectively, a ruling 180 degrees in the opposite direction. Despite being the attorney I retained, Donna did not appear at the hearing to argue for attorney fees (sadly, the mostly expensive part of the entire matter) and sent an associate instead. That mistake was another $12000+ on top of the mostly unsubstantiated $20k+ billed for a very simple case (that she lost). Now Donna is suing me although I've yet to be provided any granular itemization of the billable work "provided." Always beware of lawyers that gleefully sue their clients; it's a litmus test as to where their priorities lie in terms of monetary greed vs client advocacy. And, to pour more salt in the wound, Donna is now demanding 24% interest and thousands more in legal fees for suing her own client (me in this case). Her reputation in the local family law community exists for very good reasons. I wish I had figured that out beforehand (back before the reorganization of the firm). FINAL WARNING: If you're dealing with a sensitive family law matter involving your young children and their private meetings with therapists, you may want to consider a law office that does not send confidential psychiatric documentation to the WRONG CLIENT! That's right. Donna's law office sent me an another client's very private and sensitive data regarding the child's meetings with a therapist. I've yet to ever be answered as to whether sensitive data from my case was sent to someone else. If you retain her, perhaps you can update me on my case if/when you receive the wrong confidential records too. Don't make the mistake of making what is likely the most stressful and emotionally wrenching process of your life that much worse by hiring an attorney that values your checking account significantly more than operating in the best interests of you and your child/children.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    This law firm is a very thorough and competent. They are professional and always had my family's best interests in mind.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    Amy Tobias has been this Dad's attorney through a pretty complicated divorce, with issues that have flared up repeatedly over 9+ years. She has represented and advised me while she was an associate, a sole practitioner, and now as a partner. This is one very intelligent lady and knowledgeable and competent family law attorney. Her advice is always sound and direct. She cuts through the fluff and tells me what I need to know and what she needs from me. When we've had actual contested hearings, the results have always been in my favor.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.30
    5 reviews  

    I have truly been blessed to find a law firm who is warm, supportive and caring for their clients, but killer Great White Sharks in the courtroom for divorce/custody. Amy Tobias and Claire Salitsky gave me my life back……..my son! I started off with a different law firm, which he was HORRIBLE!!!! I felt helpless and felt he did not put any effort into my case, just collecting my check. Before I came to Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law, I thought I could lose my son for no reason other than poor lawyer representation. That all changed when I went to Dougherty Tobias Iszard, Northern Virginia Law! I will say, these ladies are expensive, but I'm telling you they are WORTH EVERY PENNY!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you for EVERYTHING Amy, Claire and Dawn!

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James D Livesay 

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When you hire Attorney James Livesay, you may feel relieved to know he will be by your side every step of the way. Attorney James Livesay helps with conflicts stemming from alimony, celebrity divorce, child protective services, international child custody, domestic violence, and LGBTQ marriage rights. When he is not protecting the rights of his clients, Attorney James Livesay shares his time with the American Bar Foundation and the East/West Family Law Bar. Attorney James Livesay’s accomplishments within his field have led to his recognition as an American Academy of Attorneys - Top 40 Under 40 Family Law Attorney and Attorney of the Year award winner. A Monterey College of Law graduate, Attorney James Livesay has been guiding families to agreeable solutions for over 20 years. This attorney is more than qualified to handle the most complex divorce and family law cases and is waiting for your call today!

 Website justia.com

Review

by Google
4.70
80 reviews  

Amanda Kimble and Michelle Evan’s were great! I had to place my divorce case on hold and without hesitation and great appreciation Amanda picked up the case. She did an excellent job of choosing the best method to proceed and got the final decree quickly. I had roots with this firm and went back because of their professionalize and personal approach to challenging life changes and I was never disappointed. The divorce process was perfected and I can’t thank them enough. Not one call or email went unanswered - they explained everything! Excellent lawyer and excellent legal assistant with great customer service!

I was very hesitant of using a law firm and thought I would be able to do it myself ie name change for a minor but I’m glad I didn’t because Ms. Melannie Dino and Ms. Evans provided me with great professional service. The communication was excellent and my family greatly appreciated their service. Everything was completely virtually and exceptional. Thank you again. J Holden.

Melannie Dino represented me during my divorce and helped me navigate the process. I am the spouse of a former military member. Melannie was very knowledgable about the forms and steps that were needed in order for me to receive my military benefits. Melannie and her paralegal Michelle Evans kept me informed and responded quickly to every question and concern I had. They made me feel that they were holding my hand through this difficult time.I greatly appreciate their professional knowledge,compassion and support. I would recommend Melannie and Michelle without reservation.

Ms. Huchler (my lawyer), Ms. Wallace, Ms. Membreno and Ms. Arp were amazing to work with with throughout the entire process of my divorce! They were very responsive always returning my emails in a timely manner, answered all questions about any legal matter I had so well that a regular guy, like myself, could understand! And you always felt like they cared about helping you and defending you, I know they had several clients they were working with, but I always felt like I had their full attention. I hope that I never have to get divorced again but I would call these fine folks back up in a heartbeat if I ever make that mistake again! They say divorce is expensive cause its worth it, they have good rate and its so worth it, so you shouldn't pass up working with Jenny, Cara, Rossimer, and Taryn!

Through a long almost 2 year process due to Covid and non-responsive ex husband. Melannie and the group were always pushing forward and making sure I knew the process and moving my divorce forward. Melannie was extremely professional and made sure I was aware of everything they were doing promptly. It was a pleasure working with her through a very tough time. I appreciate all her help in getting my divorce closed before having to go to court.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Amanda Kimble and Michelle Evan’s were great! I had to place my divorce case on hold and without hesitation and great appreciation Amanda picked up the case. She did an excellent job of choosing the best method to proceed and got the final decree quickly. I had roots with this firm and went back because of their professionalize and personal approach to challenging life changes and I was never disappointed. The divorce process was perfected and I can’t thank them enough. Not one call or email went unanswered - they explained everything! Excellent lawyer and excellent legal assistant with great customer service!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    I was very hesitant of using a law firm and thought I would be able to do it myself ie name change for a minor but I’m glad I didn’t because Ms. Melannie Dino and Ms. Evans provided me with great professional service. The communication was excellent and my family greatly appreciated their service. Everything was completely virtually and exceptional. Thank you again. J Holden.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Melannie Dino represented me during my divorce and helped me navigate the process. I am the spouse of a former military member. Melannie was very knowledgable about the forms and steps that were needed in order for me to receive my military benefits. Melannie and her paralegal Michelle Evans kept me informed and responded quickly to every question and concern I had. They made me feel that they were holding my hand through this difficult time.I greatly appreciate their professional knowledge,compassion and support. I would recommend Melannie and Michelle without reservation.

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Ms. Huchler (my lawyer), Ms. Wallace, Ms. Membreno and Ms. Arp were amazing to work with with throughout the entire process of my divorce! They were very responsive always returning my emails in a timely manner, answered all questions about any legal matter I had so well that a regular guy, like myself, could understand! And you always felt like they cared about helping you and defending you, I know they had several clients they were working with, but I always felt like I had their full attention. I hope that I never have to get divorced again but I would call these fine folks back up in a heartbeat if I ever make that mistake again! They say divorce is expensive cause its worth it, they have good rate and its so worth it, so you shouldn't pass up working with Jenny, Cara, Rossimer, and Taryn!

  • Review

    by Google
    4.70
    5 reviews  

    Through a long almost 2 year process due to Covid and non-responsive ex husband. Melannie and the group were always pushing forward and making sure I knew the process and moving my divorce forward. Melannie was extremely professional and made sure I was aware of everything they were doing promptly. It was a pleasure working with her through a very tough time. I appreciate all her help in getting my divorce closed before having to go to court.

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