Shirin Afsous is as an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Ms. Afsous works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.
Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington.
Ms. Afsous currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.
Shirin Afsous resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
- Virginia, 2016
- District of Columbia Bar, 2017
Honors and Awards
- Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
- Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2018
Professional Memberships and Associations
- Virginia State Bar, Member
- Fairfax Bar Association, Member
- Iranian-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter, Board Member
- Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar, Events Editor for Docket Call
- University of Mary Washington Legal Affinity Group, Membership Chair
- Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Courts
- Passports for Minor Children Where Parents Share Joint Custody
- Proving Hate: The Difficulties of Successfully Prosecuting Bias-Motivated Crimes, 22 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV 273 (2017)
- Convicted as a Kid, Deported as an Adult: Conviction Under State Youth Offender Act Predicates Aspiring American’s Deportation, 19 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV. 467 (2014)
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- Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2017–Present
- Honorable José M. López, Superior Court of District of Columbia, Washington D.C., Judicial Law Clerk, 2015–2017
- Suffolk University Law School, J.D., graduated cum laude, Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Honors and Activities: Dean’s List; Dean’s Public Citizenship Award; Pro Bono Honors Award; Moot Court Honor Board; Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Comment Editor; Third Year Trial Competition Finalist; Third Year Appellate Advocacy Competition Quarter Finalist; Second Year Trial Competition Semi-Finalist; Second Year Appellate Competition Quarter Finalist; Research Assistant to Professor Sarah Boonin on issue of Social Security survivor benefits and the ten-year marriage duration rule (Ten Years Too Long—Reforming Social Security’s Marriage Duration Requirement in Cases of Domestic Violence, 39 Harv. J.L. & Gender 369).
- University of Mary Washington, B.A., graduated cum laude