Laila Raheen Reviews
“★★★★★ I hired attorney Laila Raheen to represent me in my recent divorce and I am pleased with my selection of Ms. Raheen and Livesay & Myers. My first meeting with Ms. Raheen was in the office and it put my mind at ease, and confirmed that I was making the right decision by proceeding with the divorce. She is extremely professional and explained the process to me in a very straightforward way. Most of the paperwork required was sent and received via email and communication was responsive, intelligent, and helpful. I also worked with paralegal Ms. Taryn Arp, who was very organized and kept the process moving forward. Once all paperwork was in, the process moved extremely quickly. I was expecting to receive a court date months after submitting paperwork, but instead I received an email very soon after stating my divorce had been finalized. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how simple and fast it was completed. Now, it could be that because we are in a pandemic, and my case was simple (childfree and assets already separated) that it was accelerated, I am not sure. Another benefit was that the costs were reasonable, and invoices were itemized in 10-minute increments, so the process was open and transparent (you will not be overcharged). In all, I would highly recommend Laila Raheen to anyone looking for a fair, professional, responsive, and efficient attorney with expert guidance.” – Rachel
“★★★★★ I recently had to have a Child Support matter addressed that was contentious with the opposing side. I was fortunate to have had Ms. Laila Raheen and Ms. Gigi Stanley on my side. Even though my job is out of the country, they were both so effective at communicating with me that the distance never seemed to be an issue. Gigi and Laila put a human and compassionate side to a very emotionally charged situation and they made me believe that I was their only case. I never felt like a number. I highly recommend them to anyone that may not be local but needing legal support in the NOVA area. My situation ultimately required a court appearance, and Ms. Raheen’s demeanor and presence in front of the judge and opposing counsel was nothing short of spectacular. She was calm, not a show off, but a pure professional. An accurate description would be ‘kitten with claws,’ but done in such a way that at no point did it have a negative effect on the judge, but visibly flustered the opposing side which resulted in a positive outcome. If you hire Ms. Raheen and Gigi, you can do it with confidence.” – M.P.
“★★★★★ Laila Raheen represented me during my divorce, and did a fantastic job. She took great care to understand my situation and my desire to work out a reasonable settlement without being adversarial. She was always available when I needed to communicate with her, and explained things in detail when I needed to understand them clearly. She negotiated skillfully with my wife’s lawyer, who attempted to bully and bluff on too many occasions, and by her hard work we were able to settle without going to court, resulting in an agreement that was to my advantage, without being harsh or unfair to my now ex-wife. At all times, I felt like she was working for my best interests, in comparison to my wife’s lawyer, who often seemed to be steering his client in such a way as to maximize his billable hours. In all this, she was ably assisted by her associate Jenny Huchler, and her paralegal Taryn Arp, both of whom were dedicated, skilled, and always on top of things. In fact, I was very impressed by the culture of the firm (Livesay & Myers), since all the attorneys I met there seemed to support each other in their work and take the responsibility of mentoring junior associates very seriously. I would wholeheartedly recommend Laila and her firm for any work that needs doing.” – Andrew L.
“★★★★★ I can honestly say that working with Livesay and Myers has been a wonderful experience. My attorney, Ms. Laila Raheen and her paralegals, Ms. Arp, Ms. Brennan and Ms. Stanley, were highly professional and exceedingly communicative. They were responsive to queries and knowledgeable in their answers. Laila provided expert advice through, what was to me, a complicated and unfamiliar process. Having my best interest at heart, she made sure I was aware of all my rights and all of my options. The final outcome was, I believe, a fair and equitable division of 28 years of marriage. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Raheen and Livesay & Meyers Law, to anyone who needs a Virginia divorce attorney.” – Michele P.
“★★★★★ I was lucky to have Laila Raheen represent me during my separation and divorce. Mrs. Raheen and her paralegal, Taryn Arp, were professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Having never been through anything like this before, I had a lot of questions and concerns as the process unfolded. Laila was patient and listened as she diligently worked towards the best resolution for me and my children. She was easily accessible and always thoughtful with my time. I am very thankful for the solid counsel and sound advice I received.” – Wade S.
“★★★★★ I hired Laila Raheen to help me with my divorce and custody issues. She was very honest, straightforward, and knowledgeable. She was very responsive, and helped me understand what my rights were, what was reasonable/unreasonable, and gave me sound legal advice. She was very proactive, respectful, and professional. I can say the same for the rest of her team (Ms. Arp and Ms. Huchler).” – Brooke
“★★★★★ I can’t say enough concerning the level of professionalism and dedication that Laila [Raheen] and Gigi provided regarding my matter. Laila was an extremely knowledgeable resource in proving me guidance and legal advice during my divorce. Both Laila and Gigi provided prompt thorough responses to my questions and concerns. Gigi was efficient and dedicated concerning her paralegal aspect of the case. They were prompt in their responses. On the financial side they kept their billable rate to satisfactory levels, while still providing high quality legal advice and assistance.” – David
“★★★★★ I have had quite a few experiences with family law attorneys and I have to say without a doubt that Livesay & Myers were easily the best. Laila Raheen and her assistant were competent, thorough and informative. Questions were answered without delay and tough legal jargon was quickly explained before I could even pick up the phone to ask. My case was settled out of court and within a timely manner. Highly recommended.” – TeAndre T.
“★★★★★ I am extremely satisfied with the service I received from Livesay and Myers. I had 100% support from [Laila] Raheen, my attorney, and her paralegal, Ms. Stanley. Ms. Raheen was abundantly helpful in giving me advice and guiding me through my legal matters and assisting me in making the best decisions for me. Ms. Stanley always made sure that things went smoothly and stayed in close communication. At the end Ms. Raheen and Ms. Stanley closed the case to my benefit. Exceptional professional service. Thank you to all.” – Christian R.
“★★★★★ My Attorney, Laila Raheen was phenomenal representing me in my divorce, there were several items and conditions that were very important for me to keep, and she was excellent in meeting my expectation of getting an excellent settlement agreement. I was divorced prior to my court hearing because she worked very hard to get the agreement done by the court date so that I can avoid the trouble and expense of going to trial. She made sure I understood every aspect of the settlement. Laila and Paralegal Margaret (Gigi) were excellent in dealing with my case and the issues that had come up and dealt with them in a timely and compassionate manner. Her guidance and patience made the divorce such an easy process. I wasn’t sure what to expect with a legal proceeding such as this, but Laila made the process seem effortless and I was thrilled with the result. Laila and Gigi were a joy to work with through a difficult time. I would highly recommend her and Livesay & Myers.” – Nydia C.
“★★★★★ Look no further if you’re searching for the best in a divorce attorney! I found Laila Raheen at Livesay & Myers via previous reviews. Ms. Raheen, and paralegal Taryn Arp, made the best team in dealing with a prolonged and difficult divorce. Every aspect of my case was handled professionally and efficiently. For over a year, Ms. Raheen and Ms. Arp always made me feel they understood my case, had an absolute grasp on Virginia law, and worked hard to focus on my best interest in the outcome… always with a sense of fairness and reality in mind. Rachel and Cindy were also great to deal with on routine invoicing. The best of all is the peace of mind I had being represented by such a competent group!” – James S.
“★★★★★ Ms. Laila Raheen and Ms. Margaret Stanley are very professional and helpful in Family Law. Their communication were always smooth and their explanations were very clear. Thanks to Ms. Raheen’ s expertise, my rights were fully protected during the initial proposal of settlement and the time-consuming discovery process. In the whole process, Ms. Laila always gave responsible advice in a very efficient way. She was also patient with my concerns and questions and took care of many details. She is absolutely a pleasure to work with.” – A. W.
“★★★★★ I worked with Laila Raheen and Gigi Stanley. Both were very professional and understanding. Laila is detailed, strategic, and personable. After hearing me ramble on about the issues with my ex-wife, she was able to tailor my legal options to address them. In dealing with opposing counsel, she always made them seem like amateurs.” – Islam K.
“★★★★★ Last year I moved across the USA to start a new job and decided to move forward with a divorce. It was a delicate situation as my now ex-husband was a member of the military which opened up another set of laws I didn’t even know existed. I had a lot of questions regarding how to proceed as I was new to Virginia and he wasn’t living out here. [Laila] Raheen explained everything in depth and answered all my questions promptly. She was there throughout the entire process of drafting the property settlement agreement and filing the paperwork. Even after the divorce was final both Ms. Raheen and her paralegal Ms. Stanley continued to answer my questions. I would feel comfortable sending anyone to them for representation. Although I hope not to need a lawyer anytime in the near future I would definitely return to them.” – Victoria S.
“★★★★★ I am very happy with Attorney Laila Raheen’s representation in a child custody case. Throughout the process, her advice was spot on and critical to achieving a favorable outcome. Also appreciate the generous time spent prepping witnesses and friendly reminders of upcoming deadlines. Based on my experience with Laila, I wouldn’t hesitate to use Livesay & Myers in the future.”– Rob W.
“★★★★★ I could not have made it through my three year divorce process without Laila Raheen and her paralegal Taryn Arp. Laila is a shark which is exactly what I needed and wanted in an attorney!! She handled this highly sensitive business matter with the utmost professionalism, courtesy and heart. Laila helped me fight for what I deserved and encouraged me to stand firm and “fight” when I was emotionally broken down and wanted to settle for less. The two of them represented the firm’s great quality and customer service. They always responded to emails and phone calls in an extremely prompt manner. Even if they did not have the answers readily available, they would assure me that they were taking care of it. I would recommend Laila and Taryn to anyone in need of a dynamic legal duo!” – Kenisha C.
“★★★★★ Ms. Laila Raheen and Ms. Margaret Stanley handled my divorce case for the past year. They were both incredibly professional and very kind. Although I was going through a very painful time in my life they worked with me through it and helped me resolve my case in the easiest way possible. After hearing horror stories from others I was worried about what lawyer I would hire for my case. I am very glad that I chose Ms. Raheen. Every email of mine was replied to in the same day and if I called I could speak directly with Ms. Stanley about any of my concerns. I would certainly recommend Livesay and Myers to others.” – M. Khorasani
“★★★★★ I did not have an ordinary case. It involved adoption, death, termination of parental rights, just to name a few. From the very beginning, I was told the truth. Options, strategies and ideas were always provided. The communication was wonderful, the attention was wonderful, the guidance was wonderful. I was updated on any developments immediately and any plans of what to do next. The work given to my case and the time given to my case were wonderful. [Laila] Raheen is amazing, I would recommend her to anyone who needs assistance.” – Anonymous Client
“★★★★★ Laila Raheen was great! She was always there to answer all my (many) questions. Laila stood by my side through the entire situation. She is professional, engaging, and highly qualified. I would absolutely recommend Ms. Raheen.” – Alex P.
“★★★★★ I would highly recommend Ms. Laila Raheen. She handled my case extremely professionally and efficiently. She kept me updated throughout every step of the entire process and was very responsive via phone or email any time I had questions for her. Laila was an absolute pleasure to work with.” – Irene T.
“★★★★★ I retained Laila Raheen in 2019 to assist me with my separation and divorce. Ms. Raheen was extremely professional in every way. Her advice and advocacy were exceptional. I always felt that she and her staff kept me up-to-date and well informed. In a meeting with opposing counsel and my soon-to-be ex-husband, Ms. Raheen was a fierce defender of my rights and tirelessly worked on my behalf to negotiate a fair and just settlement. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing a knowledgeable attorney.” – Patricia B.
“★★★★★ Laila Raheen and Taryn Arp are top notch professionals who leave no stone unturned to deliver the highest quality service.” – Heather H.