Katharine Maddox

Katharine Maddox

Maddox & Gerock, P.C.

Recognized since 2020

Falls Church, Virginia

Practice Areas

Family Law

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Katharine is equipped to handle all aspects of family law cases: She has been in practice for over 20 years; she is well versed in negotiation and litigation, and she also pursues alternative dispute resolution where appropriate as a Virginia Supreme Court certified mediator and through the collaborative law process.

Katharine is a Fellow of the International Academy of Family Lawyers (IAFL) where she serves as Vice President of the USA-Chapter, and she is a Fellow the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). In addition, Katharine is a Diplomate of the American College of Family Trial Lawyers (ACFTL), which according to the ACFTL is a “group consisting of the top 100 family law trial lawyers in the country. Fellowship is extended by invitation only to those who have mastered the art of advocacy and whose careers exemplify the highest standards of ethical conduct, professionalism, civility and collegiately. Fellowship is limited to those who are regarded as the best in their state.”

Katharine strives to work as part of a team with her clients in order to achieve the best outcome possible. This is true whether the case involves complex assets including in high net worth matters, custody of children, determination of financial support, or any of the other myriad of issues which must be determined pursuant to a separation or divorce. Whenever reasonably possible, Katharine believes that rational settlements are in the best interests of the family unit in order to support the family moving on to the next phase of their lives. However, when litigation is necessary, Katharine is a strong advocate in the courtroom.

Katharine is listed as one of the best family law attorneys by Washingtonian Magazine, Virginia Business Magazine and Northern Virginia magazine. She has also listed as one of the Best Lawyers in America by the Best Lawyers publication. Katharine has regularly been selected as a "Super Lawyer" in the Super Lawyers publication and she has received the top rating possible, "Superb, 10 out of 10" from the AVVO ratings website.

Katharine regularly presents at various legal conferences both domestically and internationally. Further, Katharine has been published on a range of topics throughout her career; her most recent article is featured in the American Bar Association Journal.


  • 8111 Gatehouse Road, Suite 410
    Falls Church, VA 22042


  • The George Washington University , J.D., graduated 2001
  • University of Virginia, Bachelor of Arts - Psychology, graduated 1996

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2001


  • The American College of Family Trial Lawyers - Diplomate
  • America Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) - Fellow
  • American Bar Association - Member
  • Fairfax County (Virginia) Bar Association - Member
  • International Academy of Fmaily Lawyers (IAFL) - Vice President of the USA Chapter
  • Virginia State Bar Association - Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association - Member

Maddox & Gerock, P.C.
Headquarters: Falls Church, Virginia

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 for work in:

  • Family Law


  • AVVO (www.avvo.com) “Superb” 10 out of 10 rating, 2015 - 2019
  • National Law Journal Quoted in National Law Journal article titled Divorce Lawyers Without Borders (January 2013)
  • Northern Virginia Magazine: 2018, 2017, 2015, 2013 and 2011 selected by Northern Virginia Magazine as one of the top domestic relations lawyers in the area. In 2011, Featured in a profile titled Making the Case for Custody: http://www.northernvirginiamag.com/education/education-features/2011/12/28/family-and-all-it-entails-frozen-embryos-and-furry-friends/
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center Maddox & Gerock named Pro Bono Law Firm of the Year (2015)
  • Super Lawyers: Selected as a Super Lawyer in Super Lawyers Magazine (Virginia), 2013 - 2018
  • USA Today Quoted in Father’s Day edition: More dads demand equal custody rights (June 2014)
  • Virginia Business Magazine Included in Virginia Business Magazine’s Family Law / Domestic Relations “Legal Elite” list (2013)

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