Legal Resources

Local law firms specializing in the needs of the LGBT community are encouraged to list their services on this legal resources page.  Equality Virginia provides this complimentary service to LGBT Virginians seeking legal representation and to attorneys working with the LGBT community.  To be listed, law firms must complete this brief questionnaire and return it to info@equalityvirginia.org.

 

National

Human Rights Campaign

Lambda Legal

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force

National Center for Lesbian Rights

GayLaw

American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Virginia Chapter

Alexandria

Rich, Rosenthal, Brincefield, Manitta, Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP
Practice areas: Child custody, divorce, step-parent adoption, real estate, wills, trusts and estates, advanced medical directives, domestic partnership agreements, premarital agreements
201 North Union Street
Stuite 230
Alexandria, VA 22314
T: 703-299-3440
F: 703-299-3441
W: www.rrbmdk.com

Law office of Margo B. Owen
Practice areas: custody, adoption, divorce, equity sharing agreements, military, private employer and gay parent rights
600 Cameron Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
T: (703) 340-1622
F: (703) 991-4783
E: margo@margobowenlaw.com
W: www.margobowenlaw.com


Arlington

The McHugh Law Firm
Practice areas: divorce, domestic partnership dissolution, collaborative partnership dissolution, partition suits, estate planning, pre-nuptial agreements, custody issues, business & property disputes, estate administration
2000 N. 14th St, Suite 210
Arlington, Virginia 22201
T: (703) 841-9318
E: mmchugh@themchughlawfirm.com
W: www.themchughlawfirm.com


Charlottesville

Patricia M. Brady
Practice areas: custody, visitation, adoption (including adult adoption), name change and gender change, child support
P.O. Box 7912
Charlottesville, VA 22906-7912
P: (434) 296-8806
E: bradylaw@me.com

Elizabeth P. Coughter
Practice areas: trusts and estates, tax planning, child custody, adoption or surrogacy, medical decision making, health care, insurance benefits, personal injury litigation
500 Court Sq
P.O. Box 298
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902-0298
T: (434) 951-7229
F: 434-951-7249
E: ecoughter@mhlrt.com
W: www.mhlrt.com

Andre Hakes
Practice areas: criminal and traffic cases, car accidents, wills, worker’s compensation, real estate closings, adoptions, custody and visitation, divorce, contracts
Tucker Griffin Barnes, P.C.
307 W. Rio Road
Charlottesville, VA 22901
T: (434) 973-7474
E: ahakes@tgblaw.com
W: www.tgblaw.com


Fairfax

Sheri R. Abrams, Attorney at Law
Practice areas:  Social Security Disability, Trusts and Estates, Special Needs Planning, Guardianship
10467 White Granite Dr, Ste 306
Oakton, VA 22124
T: (571) 328-5795
E: sheri@sheriabrams.com
W: www.sheriabrams.com


Falls Church

Zavos Juncker Law Group
Practice areas: adoption/adoption consulting, divorce, dissolution, custody, visitation, litigation, pre/post nuptial and property settlement agreements, donor family and parenting agreements, assisted reproductive technology, estate planning (including wills and power of attorney), probates, LGBT family law, collaborative law and mediation.
252 North Washington Street
Falls Church, VA 22046
T: (301) 562-8220
F: (301) 562-8224
E: ejuncker@zavosjunckerlawgroup.com
W: www.zavosjunckerlawgroup.com


Hampton

Promise Law
Practice Areas: estate planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advance medical directives, probate/estate administration, adult guardianship/conservatorship
4410 E. Claiborne, Sq., Ste 334
Hampton, VA 23666
T: (757) 690-2470
F: (757) 690-2472
W: www.promiselaw.com

McDermott Ward
Practice Areas: wills, trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives, tax planning, probate, trust administration, and adult guardianship
2205 Executive Drive
Hampton, VA 23666
T: (757) 722-0611
F: (757) 722-1312
W: www.mcdermottward.com


Leesburg

The Vaughan Firm
Practice areas: custody, guardianship, adoption (for singles in VA, couples in DC), estate planning
525K East Market Street #126
Leesburg, VA 20176
Office:  (571) 399-5437
Fax:  (571) 234-6595
E: evaughan@vaughanfirm.com
W: www.vaughanfirm.com


McLean

McMillan Metro, P.C.
Practice areas: estate planning & medical decision-making
8300 Greensboro Dr, Suite 800
McLean, Virginia 22102
T: (703) 536-0220
F: (301) 251-0447
E: LJacobs@mcmillanmetro.com
W: www.PartnerPlanning.com


Newport News

Michael B. Hamar, Esquire
11815 Fountain Way, Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23606
T: 757-264-6524
Mobile: 757-717-6664
F: 757-926-5204
Main Office: 757-523-0023
E: mhamar@caplanlegal.com


Norfolk

Commander and Carlson
Practice areas: custody, adoptions, wills, health care
5442 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23509
T: 757-533-5400
F: 757-533-5155
E: mary.commander@commanderlaw.com
W: www.commanderlaw.com


Richmond

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
Practice areas: family law, divorce, child custody, adoption, mediation, estate planning, elder law, wills, trusts
Boulders VI – Suite 200
7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
Richmond, Virginia 23225
T: (804) 796-1000
F: (804) 796-1730
E: ebarnes@barnesfamilylaw.com
W: www.barnesfamilylaw.com

Bary Law
Practice areas: wills, trusts, estate planning, guardianship, and real estate
122 Granite Ave., Richmond, VA 23226 (by appointment only)
P.O. Box 13890, Richmond, VA 23225 (mail)
T:804-404-5711
F: (888) 583-4991
E: bary@barylaw.com
W: www.barylaw.com

Hall and Hall
Practice areas: retirement benefits, wills, trusts and estates, estate planning, child custody
1401 Huguenot Road
Suite 100
Midlothian, VA 23113
T: (804) 897-1515
F: (804) 897-2499
W: www.hallandhallfamilylaw.com

Katie D. Fletcher, Esq.
Law Office of Katie D. Fletcher, Ltd.
Practice areas: Estate Planning, Tax Litigation with IRS, Transgender name change applications/petitions
1570 Battery Hill Drive
Richmond, VA 23231-8140
T: 804-658-4800/312-285-4359
F: 804-767-6740
E: kate@kdfletcherlaw.com
W: www.kdfletcherlaw.com

Lee Law Office
Practice areas: wills, trusts and estates, estate administration, elder law, tax planning and business planning
Lee Law Office, PLLC
1809 W. Main Street, Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23220
T: (804) 204-1500
F: (804) 358-1272
E: info@mleelaw.com
W: www.mleelaw.com

Locke & Quinn
Practice areas: Family formation and dissolution, trusts and estates, child custody, visitation and support, adoption and surrogacy, donor and non-donor agreements, insurance benefits, personal injury litigation, employment law and discrimination issues
4928 West Broad Street
PO Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
T: (804) 545-9406
F: (804) 545-9411
E: Quinn@lockequinn.com
W: www.lockequinn.com

Jace M. Padden, Esquire
Practice areas: Family law- custody, visitation, divorce, child support, spousal support, adoption, separation agreements
DeFazio Bal PC
4050 Innslake Drive, Suite 190
Glen Allen, Virginia, 23060
T: 804.585.3100
F: 804.968.7907
E: jace@defaziolawfirm.com
W: www.rvadivorcelawyer.com

Robinson & Gerson
Practice areas: criminal cases and business disputes
7102 Three Chopt Rd
Richmond, Virginia 23226
T: (804) 282-2500
F: (804) 282-2989
E: fgerson@robinsonandgerson.com


Roanoke

Wiese Law Firm, PLC
Practice areas: family law and litigation; inclusive of separation agreements, divorce (including collaborative divorce) and child custody, visitation and support matters.  Wiese Law Firm also offers representation for existing clients on select criminal matters, and similarly drafts powers of attorney and estate planning.
1502 Franklin Rd, SW
Suite 203
Roanoke, VA 24016
T: (540) 206-3770
F: (540) 206-3771
E: vwiese@wieselawfirm.com
W: www.wieselawfirm.com
Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


Silver Spring, MD

Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC
Practice areas: adoption, child custody, estate planning, divorce, domestic partner issues
8455 Colesville Road, Suite 1500
Silver Spring, MD 20910
E: info@zavosjunckerlawgroup.com
W: www.zavosjunckerlawgroup.com


Suffolk

Susan E. Donner P.L.C.
Practice areas: wills, trusts and estates, powers of attorney, child custody
424 Market Street
Suffolk, Virginia 23434
T: (757) 539-7272
F: (757) 539-7255
E: susandonner@lawyer.com
W: www.susandonnerlawyer.com


Virginia Beach

Regina F. Amick, Esquire
Wolcott Rivers & Gates
Practice areas: Divorce, Custody and Visitation
Convergence Center IV
200 Bendix Road, Suite 300
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23452
T: (757) 497-6633
F: (757) 497-7267
E: ramick@wolriv.com
W: www.wolcottriversgates.com

PAGE KISTLER, P.C. Family Law
Practice Areas: Divorce, Military Divorce, Child Custody & Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Wills, Powers of Attorney, Medical Directives, Collaborative Practice
909 First Colonial Road, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
T: (757) 271-3279
F: (757) 216-9849
E: page@kpagekistler.com
W: www.kpagekistler.com

Michael B. Hamar, Esquire
5350 Kemps River Drive, Suite 108
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
T: 757-264-6524
Mobile: 757-717-6664
F: 757-926-5204
Main Office: 757-523-0023
E: mhamar@caplanlegal.com


Washington D.C.

Zuckerman Law
Practice areas: sexual orientation discrimination in the workplace federal employee representation in discrimination and discipline matters, employment law
1629 K Street, NW
Suite 300
Washington, DC 20006
T: (202) 262-8959
F: (202) 888-7555
E: jzuckerman@zuckermanlaw.com
W: www.zuckermanlaw.com


 

Disclaimer: This list of attorneys is furnished  by Equality Virginia for the convenience of attorneys seeking LGBT people as clients and for members of the LGBT community seeking legal representation.  Attorneys interested in being included on the list have completed a questionnaire that asks about their work with LGBT clients and issues, whether they’ve ever used sexual orientation or gender identity against a client or opposing party in a legal matter, and what areas of legal expertise they have on issues affecting LGBT Virginians and their families.  Each attorney’s questionnaire is linked to its listing for your information and review.  Inclusion on this list does not imply endorsement by Equality Virginia  or any warranty of their services. Exclusion from this list does not imply criticism of those not listed.  EV encourages individuals seeking counsel to talk with more than one attorney in seeking the person best qualified to handle a particular legal matter.