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Ariel L. Baniowski

Ariel Baniowski is a Junior Partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Baniowski works in the firm’s Ashburn office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Ashburn, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Baniowski is known as one of the more aggressive attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C., and has litigated every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases.

Ms. Baniowski’s work ethic and drive are unmatched. To say that she is a hard worker is an understatement. Ms. Baniowski worked as a family law paralegal at a law firm in Fairfax for five years while she went through college and then law school. She also worked as a research assistant to a family law professor while completing her third year of law school and continuing to work in a law firm.

Ms. Baniowski’s proactive litigation style, work ethic and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve her clients extremely well. Ms. Baniowski’s satisfied clients have written some truly exceptional and heartfelt reviews expressing their thanks for her work on their behalf (see Client Reviews below).

Ms. Baniowski was included in the 2021–2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. She has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015. Ms. Baniowski currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Ariel Baniowski resides with her husband and two children in Loudoun County.

See what clients are saying about Ariel L. Baniowski

"Ariel Baniowski and her paralegal, Tatyana Spurgeon were phenomenal. Ariel Baniowski expertly prepared and litigated my case. You could talk to 1,000 attorneys and you’d be lucky to find 3 or 4 that possess the kind of passion, zeal, work ethic, and competence that Ariel has. She works like a machine. She values time and your dollar. She argues with the perfect balance of logic, passion, and confidence. She is incredibly intelligent. If you’re lucky enough to work with her, feel confident that you have one of the best in the business. Most importantly to me, I always had the feeling that Ariel and Tatyana were as invested in my case as I was. I didn’t feel that they were merely representing me. I truly felt that we were all in it together, standing shoulder to shoulder as part of the same fight. They were more than a legal team. They were a support system. " - Andrew

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Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar, 2012
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2013
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Included in the 2021–2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2015–2023
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • 10 Best Under 40 Family Law Attorneys, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2016
  • Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2014–2016

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Professional Experience

  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Junior Partner, 2022–Present
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Lead Senior Associate Attorney, 2018–2022
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Senior Associate Attorney, 2017–2018
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2013–2017
  • Kinsey, Lynch & Filipour, Attorneys at Law, Associate Attorney, 2013


  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2012
  • George Mason University, B.S., summa cum laude, 2009
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