My experience and background reflect the hallmarks of success one must demand of an attorney in the competitive D.C. Metropolitan Area legal landscape. As a native of Northern Virginia, I have here focused my practice on providing sound and balanced representation to clients navigating the difficult legal waters of family law, including highly contested divorce, custody, support and equitable distribution.
My persuasive style has been well received in courtrooms throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and my clients have included c-level employees of local and national corporations, senior executive level employees of the federal government, business owners of all sorts, and stay-at-home moms and dads. I have represented clients who have hundreds of millions of dollars at stake and clients who simply want more time with their kids. In 2015, for example, through negotiation or litigation, my firm handled the equitable distribution of more than half a billion dollars in assets. I have personally represented clients in Maryland and the District of Columbia who control eight-figure family asset portfolios and clients in Virginia who control nine-figure family asset portfolios.
I have been recognized in various publications, including Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Super Lawyers, Ten Leaders and the Washington Business Journal. I am AV-Preeminent Rated by Martindale Hubble and 10.0/10.0 on the lawyer rating website Avvo.com. My formal education includes a B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College with honors in both Philosophy and Religion (1999), induction into Pi Sigma Alpha and Theta Alpha Kappa Honor Fraternities, and the Union Philanthropic Literary and Debate Society. I completed my J.D. from George Mason School of Law with a focus on litigation (2004). This academic background facilitates my forging channels of communication that bridge cultural, economic and social divides, allowing for thoughtful position development and, when coupled with my substantial trial experience, affords clients innovative and creative settlement opportunities.
Having previously operated, purchased and sold various business entities, I also bring a broad base of commercial and real estate-related experience to the divorce arena. My professional experience includes practicing alongside the partners of several of Northern Virginia’s most prestigious boutique family law firms and serving as a clerk for the judges of the U.S. Tax Court. My practice has also enjoyed steady growth through relationships developed during my involvement with the American, Virginia, Maryland and Fairfax Bar Associations and Virginia Trial Lawyers of America. I am admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.