Carolyn Grimes

Carolyn Grimes

  • Family Law, Divorce
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Biography

Carolyn Grimes is a partner in the firm, practicing in all areas of family law including divorce, spousal support, child custody, child support, equitable distribution, retirement issues, and prenuptial agreements, among other areas. She practices in all of the Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts in Northern Virginia and has argued before the Court of Appeals. She has lectured on family law topics ranging from custody to retirement issues, including military, federal, civilian and Foreign Service retirement issues, for various organizations in the Commonwealth. In addition to traditional litigation, Ms. Grimes practices law in the collaborative law model. She is also a mediator herself.

Named a Top Attorney in 2015 from Washingtonian Magazine, Ms. Grimes actively serves the community as well. She was the 2009 and 2006 President of the Board of Directors for Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV), has served on its Board for many years and has performed many hours of pro bono work for the organization. She is a Past President of the Alexandria Bar Association, for which she has co-chaired the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee and chaired the “Beat the Odds” Program, a scholarship program for youths who have overcome adversity. She also participated in the American Bar Association program offering legal assistance to victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks. She is currently serving her second term on Bar Council for the Virginia State Bar and has been a panel chair for the Virginia State Bar Fee Dispute Program as well.

Practice Areas
    Family Law
    Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
    Divorce
    Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Education
George Mason University School of Law
J.D.
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Johns Hopkins University
B.A.
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Awards
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Virginia
Super Lawyers
Client Champion Silver Award
Martindale-Hubbell
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Virginia
Super Lawyers
Top Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
Best Women Lawyers in Virginia
Virginia Living Magazine
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
Top Attorney
Washingtonian Magazine
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
Best Lawyers in America
U.S News & World Report
AV Preeminent
Martindale-Hubbell
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar  # 33126
Member
Current
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Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St.
Suite 575
Alexandria, VA 22314
Telephone: (703) 836-9030