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Livesay & Myers, P.C.


The divorce attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Manassas, Woodbridge, Leesburg, Prince William County, Stafford, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Fairfax and Fairfax County, Alexandria, Arlington, and all of Northern Virginia.


The lawyers at Livesay & Myers, P.C. are experienced in handling every sort of family law matter in the Commonwealth of Virginia

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Military divorce
  • Civilian divorce
  • Child Custody and Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Separation Agreements
  • Adultery
  • Protective Orders
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Annulments
  • Adoptions
  • Name Changes

ATTORNEYS

James Livesay

woodbridge va attorney james livesayAttorney James Livesay is the lead Family Law attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He is also a frequent contributor to the Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog, where he has written on various topics in Virginia family law.

After graduating from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998-2001, where he received the Award for Trial Advocacy from The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, in 1998. He went on to receive Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals in 2000 and 2001 (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award).

Along with partner Kevin Myers, Mr. Livesay formed Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003, when the firm opened its first office in Woodbridge, Virginia. The firm has grown steadily since, and now encompasses a team of lawyers and paralegals across offices in Fredericksburg, Fairfax and Manassas, Virginia.

Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, James Livesay established the Military divorce section of the firm in 2003 and has guided it since that time. His article, "Treatment of Disability Pay in Military divorce," has been published on a number of online divorce websites, including divorce Headquarters, and Womansdivorce.com.

In 2006, Mr. Livesay received the prestigious BV® Peer Review Rating* from Martindale-Hubbell. The BV rating is the maximum rating a lawyer can receive who has been admitted to the bar from 5-9 years. [*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.]

James Livesay resides in Fredericksburg with his wife and three children. You can follow him on Google+ for the latest information on family law, divorce, criminal defense and immigration law.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar, 1998
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2006
U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Professional Experience:
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Partner, 2003 - Present
Osborne|Craig, P.L.C., Manassas, Virginia, Associate Attorney, 2001 - 2003
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, Assistant Force Judge Advocate, 2000 - 2001
Navy Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, Defense Counsel, 1999 - 2000

Education
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1998 (Member, Editorial Board of the Virginia Journal of Law and Politics)
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1995 (Recipient, Virginia Tech Joseph Bernd Award, Best Paper in Political Science, 1995)

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Military Officers Association of America, 2003 - Present
Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, 2004 - Present
University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2003 - Present
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section), 1998 - Present

Born: Oak Ridge, Tennessee

Email: James D. Livesay



Matthew H. Smith

woodbridge va attorney james livesayAttorney Matthew Smith practices exclusively Family Law at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He works out of the firm's office in Fairfax, Virginia, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia.

Mr. Smith is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the Fairfax County family courts. He has experience with every type of family law matter in the courts of Fairfax, Prince William and surrounding jurisdictions, including divorce, equitable distribution, support, and custody cases.

One of the firm's most knowledgeable Military divorce lawyers, Matthew Smith 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.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar, 2005
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 2006
District of Columbia, 2007

Professional Memberships and Associations:
American Bar Association, 2006 - Present
Arlington County Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, 2005 - Present
Prince William County Bar Association, 2011 - Present

Professional Experience:
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2010 - Present
Condo Kelly & Byrnes, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2005 - 2010

Legal Writing:
Matthew Smith Blog

Law School: American University, Washington College of Law, J.D., 2005

Honors and Activities:
Women and the Law Clinical Program; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Students United Juvenile Justice Tutor Program.

College: University of Notre Dame, B.A., 2002

Honors and Activities:
Awarded academic scholarship by Notre Dame for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 years; selected for admission to Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society; accepted to the Notre Dame London Program, Fall 2000;
University Student Senator;
Copy Editor for student newspaper;
Assistant Coordinator for Senator Hillary Clinton's Senatorial Campaign Stop in Jamestown, N.Y.;
Intern in the Office of Senator Charles Schumer.

Born:Washington, D.C.

Email: Matthew H. Smith

Benjamin Carafiol

woodbridge va attorney ben carafiolAttorney Ben Carafiol practices exclusively Family Law at the Fredericksburg office of Livesay & Myers, P.C.

As one of the leading Military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. Carafiol 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. He has written extensively on these topics for the Military divorce Section of our blog.

Ben Carafiol resides with his wife in Dumfries, Virginia, and works primarily out of the firm's Fredericksburg office.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar
U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association

Legal Writing:
Ben Carafiol

Law School:
Wake Forest University School of Law

Honors and Activities:
Wake Forest Law Review.

College:
College of William & Mary

Honors and Activities:
Graduated cum laude; received the Robert C. Byrd Honors Scholarship, Second Congressional District, Missouri; Monroe Scholar, The College of William and Mary; Pi Sigma Alpha, The National Political Science Honor Society; Golden Key International Honour Society.

Born: St. Louis, Missouri

Email: Benjamin Carafiol


Ariel Baniowski

woodbridge va attorney Ariel BaniowskiAriel Baniowski is one of the most experienced Family Law attorneys at Livesay & Myers. She is an aggressive advocate for those undergoing separation, divorce, or custody proceedings in Northern Virginia. Ms. Baniowski combines a tireless work ethic with years of experience in family law and a passion for helping people through difficult circumstances.

Ms. Baniowski embodies the core principle followed by our family lawyers: hard work wins cases. 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 then brought that work ethic and extensive knowledge of Virginia family law into her practice as a family law attorney.

Ms. Baniowski's work ethic and drive are unmatched. Combined with that are her years of experience in family law and passion for helping people through separation, divorce and custody cases. Ms. Baniowski has seen every type of family law matter in Virginia, and works tirelessly on behalf of her clients to achieve the best possible results in each and every case.

Ariel Baniowski is a resident of Vienna, Virginia. She works out of the firm's offices in Manassas and Fairfax, Virginia, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia. She was born in Washington, D.C.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Associations:
American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
Prince William County Bar Association

Legal Writing:
Ariel Baniowski Blog

Education:
Law School: George Mason University School of Law
College: George Mason University, graduated summa cum laude
Honors and Activities: Dean's List; Honors Program in General Education; Honors Program in General Education New Student Mentor; National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Mason Chapter; GMU Triathlon Club Team Participant

Email: Ariel Baniowski

Jonathan McHugh

woodbridge va attorney Jonathan McHughJonathan McHugh is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, practicing exclusively family law. He is one of several Manassas divorce lawyers at the firm, representing clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County and all across Northern Virginia.

Jonathan 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 he 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. During law school, he completed two different internships in the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C. Mr. McHugh also worked as a certified student attorney with the Families and the Law Clinic in law school, representing victims of domestic violence in D.C. Superior Court.

After graduating from law school in 2011, Mr. McHugh practiced family law for over two years at a law firm in Vienna, Virginia. In that position, he gained tremendous experience with every type of family law matter in the courts of Northern Virginia, including a large number of contested divorce, custody, child and spousal support cases.

Born in Boston, Massachusetts Mr. McHugh resides in Northern Virginia, and works in the Leesburg office of Livesay & Myers.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Prince William County Bar Association
Fairfax County Bar Association

Education:
Law School: The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Honors and Activities: Legal intern with the United States Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.; certified student attorney with the Families and the Law Clinic.
College: Wake Forest University, B.A., cum laude

Past Experience:
Fite, O'Brien & Anderson, LTD., Associate Attorney (Family Law), 2011-2014

Email: John McHugh

Laila Raheen

fiarfax va attorney laila raheenLaila Raheen is an associate attorney 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. Raheen works in the firm's Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Canada, Ms. Raheen is a graduate of the University of Richmond School of Law (cum laude) and the University of Toronto (with honors). She is licensed to practice law in Virginia and Maryland.

Laila Raheen resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.

Bar Admissions:
Virginia, 2013
Maryland, 2014

Professional Memberships and Associations:
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
Maryland State Bar
Virginia Women's Attorney Association

Professional Experience:
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2015 — Present
Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C., Associate Attorney, 2015
JHS Family Law Group, PLC, Associate Attorney, 2014 — 2015
Raheen Law Group, P.C., 2013 — 2014

Law School: University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., graduated cum laude.
Honors and Activities: Moot Court Competition.

College: University of Toronto, B.S., graduated with honors.

Email: Laila Raheen

Amanda Stone Swart

fiarfax va attorney amanda stone swartAmanda Stone Swart is a senior associate attorney 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. Stone Swart works in the firm's Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Stone Swart is originally from Boone, Iowa. She graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004, with Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Journalism. After graduating Ms. Stone Swart worked on Senator Charles Grassley's re-election campaign in Iowa. Following her relocation to the Washington, D.C. area Ms. Stone Swart worked as a legal assistant or law clerk for several firms in downtown D.C. and Northern Virginia.

After graduating from George Mason University School of Law in 2009, Ms. Stone Swart practiced family law as an associate attorney at a law firm in Northern Virginia from 2010 until June 2015 before joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. Ms. Stone Swart resides in Ashburn, Virginia with her husband and daughter. In her free time, she volunteers with St. Theresa's Catholic Church in Ashburn. She is also active with the D.C. Chapter of the Creighton University Alumni Advisory Board. Finally, Ms. Stone Swart and her husband (an alumnus of Penn State) are avid fans of Penn State football.

Honors and Awards:
Trial Advocate of the Year, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2010
Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2015-2015

Bar Admissions:
Virginia State Bar, 2010
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships:
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Loudoun County Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Committee)
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia Chapter)
Creighton University Alumni Advisory Board, D.C. Chapter (President, 2012 – 2014)

Professional Experience:
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2015 – Present
Cole Miller PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2010 – 2015

Legal Writings:
Legal Separation in Virginia
View blog articles by Ms. Stone Swart

Education:
Law School:George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2009
College: Creighton University, B.A., summa cum laude, 2004

Born: Washington, D.C.

Email: Amanda Stone Swart

Anne Prentice

attorney anne prenticeAnne Prentice is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Ms. Prentice works in the firm's Leesburg office, and represents clients in Leesburg, Loudoun County and all across Northern Virginia.

An attorney since 2003, Ms. Prentice has practiced family law since 2007. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases.

Ms. Prentice is a graduate of George Mason University School of Law and a cum laude graduate of Shenandoah University. She is also a graduate of the National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, the country's premier trial advocacy program for lawyers.

Ms. Prentice has been a certified Guardian ad Litem in both Virginia and West Virginia since 2007.

Ms. Prentice resides with her two children in Northern Virginia. In her free time she likes to hike, read, travel and run races.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar, 2003
West Virginia State Bar, 2006
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Virginia Court of Appeals, 2006
West Virginia Court of Appeals, 2006
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia, 2006

Professional Memberships
Virginia State Bar
West Virginia State Bar

Professional Experience Livesay & Myers, P.C., Senior Associate Attorney, 2016 — Present
Law Office of Dale Buck, PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2007 — 2016
Martin & Seibert, L.C., Associate Attorney, 2004 — 2007
National Trial Advocacy College at the University of Virginia, 2005 graduate

Education
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2003
Shenandoah University, B.A., 2000

Email: Anne Prentice

Anneshia Miller Grant

attorney-anneshia-miller-grantAnneshia Miller Grant is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Ms. Grant works in the firm's Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax https://www.livesaymyers.com/fairfax/, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant was born in Georgia and raised in Newport News, Virginia. She began her legal career at a law firm in Virginia Beach, where she practiced family law for four years before moving to Northern Virginia.

Ms. Grant is the mother of three children. She is also a certified Guardian ad Litem for children, and has been regularly appointed by Virginia courts to serve in that capacity.

Ms. Grant is one of the most experienced military divorce lawyers at Livesay & Myers. In her years handling divorce cases in the Hampton Roads area, she became 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. Ms. Grant is also herself the former spouse (for over 13 years) of a servicemember, with personal knowledge of both life as a military spouse and the military divorce process.

Ms. Grant was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star in 2017. She currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.

Ms. Grant resides in Northern Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2014
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2016

Professional Memberships
Virginia Bar Association
American Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association
Hispanic National Bar Association
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
South University (Board Member)

Honors and Awards
Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
Washington D.C. Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2017
10 Best Under 40, American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 2015 — 2016
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 In Virginia, National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys, 2014
Top Contributor, Avvo, 2013 — 2015
Clients' Choice Award, Avvo, 2013, 2015

Legal Writing
How Does Relocation Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?https://www.livesaymyers.com/relocation-custody-visitation-order-virginia/ Family Care Plans and Custody Orders in Virginiahttps://www.livesaymyers.com/family-care-plans-custody-orders-virginia/ Military Deployment and Child Custody in Virginiahttps://www.livesaymyers.com/military-deployment-child-custody-virginia/ View all blog articles by Anneshia Miller Grant https://www.livesaymyers.com/author/agrant/

Education
Regent University School of Law, J.D., 2009
Fayetteville State University, B.A., 2001, graduated magna cum laude

Born
Augusta, Georgia

Email: Anneshia Miller Grant

Brianna D. Salerno

fiarfax va attorney anneshia miller-grantBrianna Salerno is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing family law and estate planning. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. In her estate planning practice, Ms. Salerno drafts wills, trusts, advance medical directives, living wills, and powers of attorney. Ms. Salerno works in the firm's Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Chicago, Illinois, Ms. Salerno graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University before graduating in the top third of her class at George Mason University School of Law.

An attorney since 2010, Ms. Salerno is admitted to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. After clerking for a judge in Maryland for two years, Ms. Salerno has practiced family law in Virginia since 2012.

Brianna Salerno resides in Arlington, Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar, 2011
Maryland, 2010
District of Columbia Bar, 2011

Professional Memberships
Fairfax Bar Association
Alexandria Bar Association (Beat the Odds Committee), 2016 — Present

Professional Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, starting January, 2017
The Carlberg Law Firm, 2012 — 2016
Honorable Michael P. Whalen, Criminal Coordinating Judge, Seventh Judicial Circuit, Prince George's County, Maryland, Law Clerk, 2010 — 2012

Honors and Awards:
Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2017

Legal Writing
Four Financial Steps to Take Before Divorce
View all blog articles by Brianna Salerno View all blog articles by Brianna Salerno

Education
George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2010
The George Washington University, B.A., 2006, graduated magna cum laude

Email: Brianna D. Salerno

Sarah Patras

attorney sarah ptrasSarah Patras is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C.She practices exclusively family law, representing clients clients in separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases throughout Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, Stafford and Northern Virginia.

Sarah Patras is an associate attorney 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. Higgins works in the firm's offices in Fairfax and Leesburg, and represents clients in Fairfax, Loudoun, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Professional Memberships
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association
Virginia Equality Bar Association
Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association

Legal Writing
Co-Parenting and Virginia Custody Cases

Education
University of Richmond School of Law
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Born
Neligh, Nebraska

Email: Sarah Patras

Shirin Afsous

attorney shirin afsousShirin 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.

Shirin Afsous resides with her husband in Arlington, Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia, 2016
District of Columbia Bar, 2017

Professional Memberships
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

Legal Writing
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)
View all blog articles by Shirin Afsous

Education
Suffolk University Law School, J.D., graduated cum laude, Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction
University of Mary Washington, B.A., graduated cum laude

Email: Shirin Afsous

Melannie H. Dino

attorney melannie dinoMelannie Dino is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. An attorney since 2001, Ms. Dino has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including contested divorce, custody, support, and high value equitable distribution cases. Ms. Dino works in the firm's offices in Manassas and Leesburg, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Ms. Dino earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications in 1996 from nearby Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She proceeded to earn her J.D. from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1999.

Ms. Dino then returned to Erie to work in the law practice of her father, a prominent bankruptcy lawyer in Erie for decades. It was there that Ms. Dino got her first taste of family law, working in the thriving family law practice of her father's partner. The practice area seemed a natural fit for Ms. Dino–as the third of five children, she says, she was the "peacemaker and mediator in the family."

Although she could easily have followed in her father's footsteps as a hometown attorney in Erie, Ms. Dino and her law school beau, moved to Northern Virginia, wed, and launched law careers together–with Ms. Dino going to work at XM Satellite Radio (in D.C.).

Ms. Dino worked for three years at XM Satellite Radio as a Coordinator for National Site Acquisition, before leaving that job in 2004 to pursue her passion for family law. She joined a family law firm in Vienna, Virginia, and has practiced family law in Northern Virginia ever since.

Through hard work, natural ability and countless hours in the courtrom, Ms. Dino has established herself as one of Northern Virginia's most-respected family law attorneys. In 2014 she was named one of the Ten Leaders Under Age 45 in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Northern Virginia.

Ms. Dino now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar 2003
District of Columbia, 2001 (inactive)
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2017

Professional Memberships
Virginia State Bar, Family Law and Litigation Sections
Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
Loudoun County Bar Association, Law Camp Committee

Professional Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Senior Associate Attorney, starting October 2017
The Havrilak Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2017
Graham Law Firm PLLC, Associate Attorney, 2014 — 2017
Masterman, Krogmann & Dino, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2010 — 2014
Masterman & Graham, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2007 — 2010
Whitbeck & Cisneros, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2006 — 2007
Maddox, Cole & Miller, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2004 — 2006
XM Satellite Radio, Inc., Washington, D.C. Coordinator, National Site Acquisition, 2001 — 2004

Honors and Awards
Ten Leaders Under Age 45, Matrimonial & Divorce Law – Northern Virginia, 2014
Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2017

Legal Writing
Do You Need an Attorney for a Separation Agreement?
Three Tips for Keeping Costs Down in Your Divorce
Separate Maintenance in Virginia
View all blog articles by Melannie Dino

Education
Widener University Law School, J.D., 1999
Clarion University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1996

Born
Erie, Pennsylvania

Email: Melannie H. Dino

Christopher Doyle

woodbridge va attorney Carolyn EatonChristopher Doyle is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. His practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. He works in the firm's Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia.

Born in South Korea but adopted by American parents at six months old, Mr. Doyle was raised in Toms River, New Jersey. He graduated cum laude from Ramapo College of New Jersey in 2009, earning a B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy.

Mr. Doyle's plan going into college was to attend law school immediately afterward, but he instead found himself working in the field of education, first as a volunteer, then as a teacher and finally as a fundraiser. Five years after graduating college, Mr. Doyle returned to his goal of becoming an attorney, enrolling at the University of Richmond School of Law in 2014.

During law school, Mr. Doyle developed a passion for family law. This began during his 1L summer internship at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society, where Mr. Doyle worked on a variety of family law cases, including no-fault divorces, protective orders, and child custody matters. Mr. Doyle's interest in family law continued to grow as he participated in the law school's Pro Bono No-Fault Divorce program, working with local attorneys to help low-income individuals obtain no-fault divorces.

After graduating from law school in 2017, Mr. Doyle completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Chesterfield County Circuit Court. Family law cases made up a majority of the court's docket, and through his clerkship Mr. Doyle gained valuable insight into the judicial decision-making process. Mr. Doyle then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. in August 2018, to practice exclusively family law.

Mr. Doyle currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

Christopher Doyle resides with his wife in Northern Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar, 2017
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2019

Honors and Awards
Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2019

Professional Memberships and Associations
Virginia State Bar, Member, 2017 — Present
Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member, 2018 — Present

Legal Writing
Can You Date While Separated in Virginia?
The Treatment of Inherited Property in Virginia Divorce Cases

Professional Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2018 — Present
The Honorable Steven C. McCallum, Chesterfield County Circuit Court, Judicial Law Clerk, 2017 — 2018
Education
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2017. Honors and Activities: John Marshall Scholar (full-tuition scholarship); Pro Bono Certificate Recipient; University of Richmond Law Review, Articles Editor; Trial Advocacy Board, Member; University of Richmond Law Education Rights Clinic, Student Associate; Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, President.
Ramapo College of New Jersey, B.A. in Political Science & Public Policy, cum laude, 2009.

Email: Christopher Doyle

Cambridge Lestienne

woodbridge va attorney Carolyn EatonCambridge Lestienne is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Lestienne works in the firm's offices in Fairfax and Fredericksburg, and represents client all across Fairfax County and the Fredericksburg-Stafford area.

Originally from Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Ms. Lestienne graduated from Elon University in North Carolina, where she was a Presidential Scholar and on the Dean's List for three semesters.

After college, Ms. Lestienne worked as a Private Wealth Management Administrative Assistant at Advantage xPO onsite at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Boston, Massachusetts. She then transitioned to a position as a Wealth Management Professional in the Private Wealth Management division at Goldman, Sachs & Co. in Washington, D.C. In that role, Ms. Lestienne worked closely with clients, their attorneys and accountants to provide targeted, personalized and high-level financial services.

Ms. Lestienne left Goldman, Sachs & Co. to study law at the University of Richmond School of Law. After earning her J.D. and Virginia Bar Exam, she joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. as an associate attorney in 2018.

Ms. Lestienne currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

Cambridge Lestienne resides with her fiancé in Northern Virginia.

Bar Admissions
Virginia, 2018
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2019

Honors and Awards
Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2019

Professional Memberships and Associations
Virginia State Bar, Member, 2018 — Present
Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section), Member, 2019 — Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member, 2019 — Present

Legal Writing
Options for Appealing a Virginia Custody and Visitation Order

Professional Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2018 — Present
CarMax, Inc., Richmond, Virginia, Law Clerk, May 2016 — 2018
Goldman, Sachs & Co., Washington, D.C., Wealth Management Professional - Private Wealth Management, September 2013–August 2015
Advantage xPO onsite at Goldman, Sachs & Co., Boston, Massachusetts, Private Wealth Management Administrative Assistant, March 2012–September 2013

Education
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2018. Honors and Activities: Manuscripts Editor, Richmond Journal of Law and Technology; President, Trial Advocacy Board; Secretary, Alternative Dispute Resolution Board; Richmond Women's Law; Phi Alpha Delta.
Elon University, B.A. (Political Science), B.A. (International Studies), 2012. Honors and Activities: Presidential Scholar; Dean's List (Three Semesters); Pi Gamma Mu (International Honor Society in Social Sciences); Phi Alpha Delta (Law Fraternity); Study Abroad: International Center for Development Studies, San José, Costa Rica; Public Relations Chair, Model United Nations Society; PanHellenic Judicial Council.

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Andrew Tank

woodbridge va attorney Carolyn EatonCambridge Lestienne is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. Lestienne works in the firm's offices in Fairfax and Fredericksburg, and represents client all across Fairfax County and the Fredericksburg-Stafford area.

Andrew Tank is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Mr. Tank works in the firm's offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

Mr. Tank is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, equitable distribution, custody, visitation and support cases. Mr. Tank focuses his practice on helping clients navigate through what is often the most stressful time of their lives, and achieving outcomes that are satisfying to each client based on the client's unique circumstances and values.

An attorney since 2007, Mr. Tank has firmly established himself as a leader in the Northern Virginia legal community. He has been an active member of the Virginia State Bar's Young Lawyers Conference, serving as Program Chair for the Bar's annual meeting from 2009 to 2012, and on its Nominations Committee for 2011 and 2012. From 2010 to 2013, Mr. Tank was a regular contributor to "Docket Call," the Young Lawyers Conference's quarterly newsletter, writing articles on family law topics. Finally, he was elected and served as a board member for the Fairfax Bar Association's Young Lawyers Section from June 2010 to June 2012.

Mr. Tank left a position as a partner at Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC to join Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2019. He had been with the former firm since 2011, and had been a partner since 2015.

Mr. Tank was born in Michigan but grew up in Alexandria, Virginia, less than a mile from George Washington's Mount Vernon Estate. Mr. Tank earned his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he graduated cum laude. Before law school, Mr. Tank graduated from James Madison University with a Bachelor of Science.

Mr. Tank has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2015. He received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for Excellence in Quality of Service in 2015. Mr. Tank also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Andrew Tank resides with his wife in Arlington.

Bar Admissions
Virginia State Bar, 2007

Honors and Awards
Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2015 — 2019
Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference, Distinguished Service Award, 2012
Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award for Excellence in Quality of Service, 2015

Legal Writing
Impact of Post-Separation Adultery, Docket Call, Fall 2010
Will the Court Kick Him Out?, Docket Call, Winter 2011
Who Gets the Family Pet?, Docket Call, Spring 2011
Interrogatory Limit in Juvenile and Domestic Relations Cases, Docket Call, Summer 2011
Nine Points About Petitioning for Protective Orders, Docket Call, Spring 2012
What's Love Got to Do With It? Premarital Agreements, Docket Call, Summer 2012
The Fifth Amendment and Adultery, Docket Call, Winter 2012
Calling Children as Witnesses in Custody Cases, Docket Call, Spring 2013
How Much is this Going to Cost, Docket Call, Winter 2013

Professional Memberships and Associations
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Member, 2009 — Present
(Program Chair for the Annual Meeting of the Virginia State Bar, 2009 — 2012; Nominations Committee Member, 2011 — 2012)
University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Association, Member, 2007 — Present
James Madison University Alumni Association, Member, 2009 — Present
Fairfax County Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section, Board Member, 2010 — 2012
Arlington Bar Association, Member, 2019 — Present

Professional Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Lead Senior Associate Attorney, 2019 — Present
Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, Partner, 2015 — 2019
Surovell Isaacs & Levy PLC, Associate Attorney, 2011 — 2015
The Maddox Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2010 — 2011
Condo Kelly & Byrnes, Associate Attorney, 2007 — 2010

Education
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2007 James Madison University, B.S., 2002

Email: Andrew Tank

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