Jonathan P. McHugh
Jonathan McHugh is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh works in the firm’s Leesburg office, where he is supported by paralegal Tatyana Spurgeon (who has over 20 years experience as a paralegal).
As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. McHugh is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Mr. McHugh is also experienced in the division of federal retirement benefits, including the FERS Basic Benefit Plan and TSP, and is the author of Federal Retirement Division in Virginia Divorce.
Mr. McHugh was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Northern Virginia in 2005 after graduating cum laude from Wake Forest University a year earlier. He then worked for 3 ½ years as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. In that capacity Mr. McHugh served exclusively clients in the federal government, including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army.
Mr. McHugh moved on from his consulting work to attend Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Upon graduating from law school in 2011, Mr. McHugh entered private practice as a family law attorney at a law firm in Vienna, Virginia. He then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. as a family law associate in 2014.
Mr. McHugh’s calm and determined style, commitment to client service, and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve his clients extremely well. His satisfied clients have written many glowing and heartfelt reviews expressing their thanks for the work of Mr. McHugh and his paralegal Tatyana (see Client Reviews below). Mr. McHugh was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2017–2019. He currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia. Jonathan McHugh resides with his wife and daughter in Northern Virginia.
- Virginia State Bar, 2012
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2014
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2016
Honors and Awards
- Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017–2019
- Washington D.C. Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017–2019
- Lawyers of Distinction, 2017
- Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2015
- Child Preference in Virginia Custody and Visitation Cases
- Federal Retirement Division in Virginia Divorce
- Property Settlement Agreements and College Expenses
- View all blog articles by Jonathan McHugh
- Livesay & Myers, P.C., Senior Associate Attorney, 2018–Present
- Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2014–2018
- Fite, O’Brien & Anderson, LTD., Associate Attorney, 2012–2014
- The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2011
- Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude, 2004