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  • Phone: 703.297.8567

    Fax: 434.984.1917

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Award-Winning Leesburg Virginia Divorce and Family Attorney

Nan M. Joseph is a certified Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. Ms. Joseph is AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. She has been listed in the Top Attorneys in the DC Metro Area, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

She has served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Senior Lawyers Conference, 2007–2011; President of the Loudoun Bar Association, 1998–1999; Chair of the Family Law Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1988–1999; and the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998–1999. She is currently serving on the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar, 2010–present. In addition, Ms. Joseph has served as a member of the Loudoun County Board of Zoning Appeals since 1986 and has been its chairman since 2007.

Ms. Joseph completed her bachelor’s degree in three years at Hollins College (now Hollins University), graduating in 1973, cum laude. She earned her J.D. at T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, in 1976.

Ms. Joseph has been a trial lawyer in northern Virginia since 1976, focusing on domestic relations and family law. Her practice areas include divorce, alimony (spousal support), child support, child custody, property distributions and negotiating and drafting separation, property settlement and prenuptial agreements. She also handles paternity, protective orders, custody and spousal and child support matters in the juvenile and domestic relations court.

She appears in courts in Loudoun, Fauquier, Fairfax, Arlington, Clarke, and Frederick counties and the cities of Alexandria and Winchester.

Ms. Joseph represents clients in very complex custody, property and support cases. She also handles less complex cases, including those in which the parties wish to reach agreement and not incur extensive costs for litigation.

Ms. Joseph is well regarded by her clients for her sensitivity to the emotional and financial stress caused by separation and divorce and the needs of children who are often caught in the middle of domestic disputes. She serves as a guardian ad litem for children in the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court. She is a strong advocate for her clients in negotiations and in litigation.

Areas of practice
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Child support
  • Child custody
  • Custody
  • Paternity
  • Protective orders
  • Property distributions
  • Negotiating and drafting separation and property settlement agreements and prenuptial agreements
Admitted to practice
  • Virginia, 1976
  • District of Columbia, 1977
Awards and honors
  • AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®
  • Certified Fellow, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Top Attorneys in the DC Metro Area
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America
Education
  • T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, J.D., 1976
  • Hollins College, B.A., cum laude, 1973
Professional memberships
  • Virginia State Bar
    • Board of Governors of the Family Law Section, 2010–present
    • Board of Governors, Senior Lawyers Conference, 2007–2011
  • Loudoun Bar Association
    • President, 1998–1999
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
    • Chair of the Family Law Section, 1988–1999
    • Board of Governors, 1998–1999