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


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

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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


Chesapeake Legal Group, PLLC 
Practice areas: estate planning, wills, trusts, power of attorney, advance medical directives, probate/estate administration, divorce, guardian ad litem
T: (757)410-7943
E: [email protected] 


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: [email protected]


Geller Law Group 
Practice areas: Family Law, Business Law, Civil Litigation, Wills, Trusts, Estates, and Probate
4000 Legato Road, Ste 1100
Fairfax, VA 22033
T: (703)-687-6188
[email protected]

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: [email protected]

Legal Services of Northern Virginia
Practice areas:  Education advocacy, employment, housing, records, managing benefits, and family matters
Main Office: 10700 Page Avenue, Suite 100
Fairfax, VA 22030
T: (703) 505-9155
E: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


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

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


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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]

Zuckerman Law
Practice areas: LGBTQ workplace discrimination, non-compete agreements, and other employment-related litigation
1934 Old Gallows Rd; Suite 350
Tysons, VA 22182
T: (202) 262-8959
E: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


Commander Law
Practice areas: custody, adoptions, wills, health care
5442 Tidewater Dr.
Norfolk, VA 23509
T: 757-533-5400
F: 757-533-5155
E: [email protected]


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: [email protected]

Bary Law
Practice areas: estate planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, health care directives), adult guardianship, name and gender marker changes
3026A West Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221 (by appointment only)
P.O. Box 13890
Richmond, VA 23225 (mail)
F: (888) 583-4991
E: [email protected]

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

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: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Jace M. Padden, Esquire
Practice areas: Family Law, custody, visitation, divorce, child support, spousal support, adoption, separation agreements, Estate Planning, wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives
Friedman Law Firm, P.C.
9401 Courthouse Road, Suite A
Chesterfield, VA 23832
T: (804) 717-1969
F: (804) 748-4161
E: [email protected]

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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]
Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals


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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]


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: [email protected]

Lawren D. Burroughs
Burroughs Law Office, P.C. 
(dba) Frugal Legal Services
4445 Corporation Lane, Suite 142
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
T: (757) 363-0077
F: (804) 412-6108
E: [email protected]; [email protected]
W: (main)
W: (online services)

Michael B. Hamar, Esquire
Caplan Law Group 
5350 Kemps River Drive, Suite 108
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464
T: 757-264-6524
M: 757-717-6664
F: 757-926-5204
Main Office: 757-523-0023
E: [email protected]

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: [email protected]

Nicole M. Thurston, Esq.
Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC
Practice Areas: Premarital and marital agreements, child custody/support, adoption, & divorce
4705 Columbus Street, Suite 101
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
E: [email protected]
T: 757-644-4761
F: 757-447-3801


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: [email protected]

Disclaimer: This list of attorneys is furnished  by Equality Virginia for the convenience of attorneys seeking LGBTQ people as clients and for members of the LGBTQ community seeking legal representation.  Attorneys interested in being included on the list have completed a questionnaire that asks about their work with LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ 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.

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