We are a professional corporation dedicated to the practice of family law and related civil litigation in the trial and appellate courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Since 1977 when principal James Ray Cottrell joined, the firm has grown to become a premier collaboration of skilled and experienced family law attorneys and staff. Mr. Cottrell has served as Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar. He has been honored with the highest peer rated designations, including the "AV" rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Legal Directory and inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America for many consecutive years. Washingtonian Magazine has consistently placed him in the top ranks of the finest family law practitioners in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan area.

Our associate attorneys and staff members are among the most well-schooled and experienced in the family law field. Our team approach makes certain that our many years of combined experience integrates seamlessly with the innovation and creativity of our associates and staff to solve your unique domestic problems.

The attorneys of our law firm routinely appear before the trial courts of the city of Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Fauquier, Loudoun, and Prince William counties and in the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

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