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I had wonderful support and representation from Reese Law. You all have helped my whole family in so many ways. We are so thankful to have your help.

Catherine M. Reese, Attorney

Catherine "Kate" Reese focuses her practice on the full spectrum of family law matters in the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland regions. She has extensive trial experience in contested divorces, child custody and visitation matters, equitable distribution of assets, child and spousal support, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and marital agreements. When Ms. Reese identifies matters that can be resolved more amicably and without the costs of litigation, she highly recommends alternate dispute resolution options such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Ms. Reese is a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Family Law mediator and an experienced collaborative law attorney. She makes it her duty to protect her clients as well as convey their stories to influential persons in the case, and to negotiate the best outcomes possible for our clients given their circumstances. Ms. Reese is also known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients' best interests.

Affiliations

As the past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Judicial Nominations Committee member, current Bar Council, Lawyer Discipline Committee Member, Chair of the Rules Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Lawyers Discipline, and a member of the Fairfax Bar Association serving on the Circuit Court Committee, involved in family law sections and sub-committees, Ms. Reese has had the opportunity to develop relationships with many members of the bench and bar. These relationships allow her to better serve her clients by being able to evaluate her arguments and case presentation to best suit her audience. In doing so, she makes every effort to maximize the possibility for a winning outcome for her clients.

Ms. Reese's dedication to providing quality service to her clients is further demonstrated by her induction into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as an Academy fellow in the Virginia Chapter.  This prestigious honor reflects how AAML members are recognized as leading professionals in the family law field that promote integrity and competency, while protecting the welfare of clients and their families.

Service

In addition to projects she is involved in related to her affiliations, Ms. Reese has served a three-year term as a Board of Directors member of the Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) as the VWAA representative where she served as the 25th Anniversary Gala Chair, and she has provided pro bono services through LSNV and the Fairfax Bar Association. Ms. Reese also serves as a Neutral Case Evaluator by appointment of the 19th Judicial Circuit and a Virginia State Bar Certified Family Mediator. In 2014, Ms. Reese moderated a panel of Judges for the Gathering Your Tools: How to Build to Judgeship at the VWAA annual conference, featuring the following Judges: The Honorable Sarah Deneke; The Honorable Becky J. Moore; The Honorable Constance H. Frogale; Substitute Judge Mary C. Gibbs; and Retired Judge Karen A. Heneberg.

Awards, Publications, and Speaking Engagements

2016

  • Elected and unanimously approved by Council to the Fifth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law
  • Member of the AAML Collaborative Law Committee 

2015

  • Recognized as a certified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 in the field of Family Law
  • Nominated as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Virginia by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
  • Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report
  • Martindale Hubbel "AV" Preeminent Rating

2014

  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia for 2014 by Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Attorney Award by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Nominated as Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers

2013

  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Nominated as Virginia Top 50 Women for 2013 by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Best Attorneys in Washington D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America Honoree
  • Top Attorneys in Washington , D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers

2012

  • Best Attorneys in Virginia by Best Lawyers
  • Influential Women of Virginia Honoree for 2012 by Virginia Lawyers Media
  • Legal Eagle by Virginia Living
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Martindale Hubbel "AV" Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America Honoree
  • Honoree of the Martindale Hubbell "AV" Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers

2011

  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine, May 2011
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, June 2011
  • Received her certification as a Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediator specializing in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District and Circuit Courts
  • President of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, June 2011
  • Member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association

2010

  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, June 2010
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, June 2010
  • President-Elect of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers

2009

  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2009

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I had wonderful support and representation from Reese Law. You all have helped my whole family in so many ways. We are so thankful to have your help.