Byrnes & Danker, PLLC proudly continues its tradition of being recognized
as a Tier 1 law firm in
Washington, D.C. for family law, as rated by U.S News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms.”Partners John E. Byrnes, Sean P. Kelly, and Maureen E. Danker have nearly
five decades of collective experience in handling all aspects of domestic
relations law; and, along with associates Ann N.
Luu and Laura O’Brien, they strive to optimize each client’s individual goals.
us apart is our willingness to take on unique issues and difficult cases,” Byrnes
says. “By analyzing each case on its own terms, we’re able to help clients no
matter what problems they’re facing.”
Byrnes and Kelly have been selected for
inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America
for four consecutive years and have also been recognized by Ten Leaders as two
of the top divorce lawyers in Northern Virginia. Kelly is regularly named in Washingtonian magazine and Virginia Super Lawyers, and Danker has
been listed in Super Lawyers’ Virginia Rising Stars.
Maintaining the integrity of the legal profession is a primary
goal of the firm, and all of the lawyers are actively involved in the Virginia
State Bar (VSB) and local bar association functions. Kelly serves on the VSB Council
and is past-Chair of the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. Byrnes is a two-time
past-Chair of the 5th District Disciplinary Committee and a former member of
the Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee. He currently provides pro bono services through the Attorney of the
Day Program. Danker serves as the president-elect of the Board of Governors for
the VSB Young Lawyers Conference; she is also a member of the 5th
District Disciplinary Committee and Virginia’s Young Lawyer Delegate to the
American Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Luu is on the Board of Directors
of the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Virginia and was the Co-Chair of that
association’s Judicial Nominations Committee. O'Brien, both the 19th Judicial Circuit's Representative on the Young Lawyers Conference and the athletics chair of the VSB annual meeting, was a panel member at the George Mason University Family Law Society, and mentored students at the Loudoun County Bar Association's Leadership in the Law camp.