Fairfax Criminal, Immigration & Divorce Lawyers
Livesay & Myers, P.C. has a team of family law, immigration, criminal and divorce attorneys in Fairfax, representing clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.
A good lawyer knows the law, a great lawyer knows the judge—and the court system. Nowhere is that more true than Northern Virginia, which features some of the most demanding jurisdictions in the Commonwealth. In Fairfax County, for example, the Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual lays out procedures for everything that might happen in a Fairfax divorce, from the initial filing through trial. The rules are so specific as to require that certain types of pleadings are to be filed on specific types of colored paper. These requirements may seem overwhelming to lawyers from outside jurisdictions, but Livesay & Myers has a group of Fairfax attorneys who practice in these courts every day, who live and breathe the local rules, who know the judges, the system and the law.
Fairfax Divorce Lawyers
Our family and divorce lawyers in Fairfax handle separation, divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, adoption and every other type of family law case. If you require assistance with a family law matter in Northern Virginia, be sure to read our client reviews, then examine the profiles of each of our Fairfax family lawyers to find the one who is the best fit for you:
Matthew Smith is a Fairfax family law attorney and a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. An attorney since 2005, he practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Mr. Smith is a graduate of American University’s Washington College of Law and the University of Notre Dame. He has been named a Virginia Rising Stars Super Lawyer, and holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo. Mr. Smith resides with his wife in Tysons Corner.
Laila Raheen is a family law and divorce attorney in Fairfax. She practices exclusively family law, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Ms. Raheen has earned a reputation as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Raheen graduated with honors from the University of Toronto before graduating cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. She resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
David Marquardt is a Fairfax family law attorney. An attorney since 2005, Mr. Marquardt has litigated every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia. He has written articles for numerous legal publications, including the Virginia Lawyer. Mr. Marquardt is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Law and the University of Richmond. In 2015, he received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. Mr. Marquardt is a husband and father of three children.
Anneshia Miller Grant is a family law attorney in Fairfax. Ms. Grant handles separation, divorce, adoption, custody, visitation and support cases across Northern Virginia. A former military spouse, she is also one of the most experienced military divorce lawyers in the firm. In 2014, Ms. Grant was named one of the Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia by the National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys. She also received the Clients’ Choice Award from Avvo in 2013 and 2015. The mother of three children, Ms. Grant resides in Northern Virginia.
Caitlin Higgins is a Fairfax family law and divorce attorney. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Higgins was born in Massachusetts but raised in California. She attended the University of California, Santa Barbara before moving east for law school at Penn State University. Ms. Higgins received the Avvo Top Contributor Award in 2016. She resides in McLean, Virginia.
For answers to all your questions on divorce, custody, visitation, support and other family law topics, visit the comprehensive Family Law section of our website.
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Fairfax Immigration Lawyers
Our Fairfax immigration lawyers represent clients across Northern Virginia and around the world. Our attorneys have represented immigrants from over 115 countries and in every type of immigration law matter, including complicated cases related to citizenship, deportation, green cards, waivers and nonimmigrant visas.
Jennifer Varughese is our lead immigration attorney in Fairfax. She has received national recognition in both the legal community and in the press for her wide-ranging work in the field of immigration law. Ms. Varughese has argued before both federal and state courts, resulting in three published opinions. She is a leading authority on the immigration consequences of criminal convictions. A first-generation Indian-American, Ms. Varughese has personal knowledge of the immigrant experience. In 2010, she was named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Fairfax Bar Association.
Karen Williams is a senior immigration attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She has years of experience with both family-based and employment-based immigration law, as well as deportation defense. Ms. Williams also has experience in employment-based immigration matters, including PERM labor certifications, I-140 immigrant petitions and adjustment applications for foreign nationals, and nonimmigrant visa applications (including H1-B, TN and L-1 visas). Ms. Williams works out of the firm’s offices in Northern Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.
For answers to all your immigration law questions, visit the comprehensive Immigration Law section of our website.
Fairfax Criminal Attorneys
Our Fairfax criminal lawyers handle every type of criminal matter in the courts of Northern Virginia, from serious felonies, violent crimes, and drug charges to traffic and misdemeanor cases. Our attorneys employ a comprehensive and aggressive approach: to prepare for each case as if it will go to trial, and to aggressively pursue every possible avenue of defense. We believe the key to victory is preparation. Success at trial starts with investigating every lead, interviewing every witness, and considering every strategy well in advance of your day in court.
Ben Griffitts is our senior Fairfax criminal attorney. A 2004 graduate of George Mason University School of Law, he has over a decade’s experience handling every type of criminal matter in the courts of Fairfax County and Northern Virginia. Mr. Griffitts is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, National College for DUI Defense, and Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. In 2012, he was named one of the Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers Association. Mr. Griffitts holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
For answers to all your questions in Virginia criminal or traffic law, visit the Criminal Law section of our website. If you have been charged with a crime in Fairfax, contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced defense attorneys today.
Our Fairfax Office
Our Fairfax office is open Monday–Friday, 8:30 am–5:30 pm. It is located at 3975 University Drive in Fairfax, just half a mile from the Fairfax Judicial Center:
Our Fairfax attorneys represent clients from every town and community within Fairfax County, including Chantilly, Ashburn, Springfield, Centreville, Sterling, Reston, Herndon, Burke, Annandale, Vienna, Lorton, Oakton and McLean, as well as Arlington County and the cities of Falls Church and Alexandria.