As a native of Northern Virginia, I have focused my practice on contested divorce, including matters of fault, property division, alimony, and custody/visitation. My persuasive style has been well-received in courtrooms throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. 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 family asset portfolios with tens of millions of dollars at stake and clients in Virginia who have hundreds of millions of dollars at stake. My skills as a trial tactician have been recognized in various publications, including Washingtonian Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, Super Lawyers, Best Lawyers, Ten Leaders and the Washington Business Journal. My on-line reviews speak for themselves.
Having previously operated, purchased and sold various business entities, I also bring a broad base of commercial and real estate-related experience to divorce. My professional experience includes practicing alongside the partners of several of Northern Virginia’s most prestigious family law firms and serving as a clerk for the judges of the U.S. Tax Court.