Catherine M. Reese

Catherine M. Reese

Offering A Fully Array of Personalized Family Law Solutions Through Advocacy, Mediation, Collaboration and Litigation
  • Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce, Family Law
  • Maryland, Virginia
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Summary

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. Ms. Reese is known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients’ best interests. 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, convey their stories to influential persons in the case, and to negotiate the best outcomes possible for our clients given their circumstances.

Practice Areas
  • Arbitration & Mediation
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
    Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    If an individual comes in for an initial consultation, they are charged fees based on how much time is spent in the initial consultation and the rate of the attorney in the meeting. The initial consultation rates are the same as each attorney's hourly rates. The initial consultation will normally be with Ms. Reese, and one of her associates, at her hourly rate.
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Maryland
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Virginia
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D.C. Circuit
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
State President
Virginia Women Attorney Assocation
- Current
Owner
Reese Law Office
- Current
Manage and operate domestic relations practice with the assistance if associates and administrative staff; focusing on advocacy, mediation, collaboration, and litigation. Appear in Appellate, Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts in the Northern Virginia area and Circuit Court in Montgomery County, Maryland. Conduct all phases of litigation and settlement, including but not limited to discovery and identification of relevant documents, witnesses and experts. Serve as a mediator, court appointed Neutral Case Evaluator, and collaborative law professional.
President-Elect
Virginia Women Attorney Assocation
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Senior Associate
The Lewis Law Firm
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Associate
The Lewis Law Firm
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Associate
Allred, Bacon, Halfhill, Landau, & Young
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Education
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
J.D.
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Honors: Recipient, National Association of Public Interest Law Justice Fellowship
Activities: Justice, Phi Alpha Delta; Moot Court Association
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University of Maryland - College Park
B.A. | Criminology and Criminal Justice
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Intern, Virginia Department of Corrections, Fairfax, Virginia, August-December 2004
Honors: Dean's List
Activities: Alpha Phi Sigma Honor Society; Thurgood Marshall Pre-Law Society
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Awards
Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Attorney Award
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc
Best Lawyers in America
Best Lawyer
Super Lawyer
Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
Virginia Top 50 Women
Super Lawyers Magazine
Best Attorneys in Washington D.C. & Baltimore
Best Lawyers
Influential women of Virginia Honoree
Virginia Lawyers Media
Legal Eagle
Virginia Living
Most respected attorneys in Commonwealth of Virginia
Top Lawyers
Northern Virgina Magazine
June 2011 Super Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
Best Lawyers for 2012
Best Lawyers
2009 Top Divorce Lawyers
Northern Virginia Magazine
2012 Super Lawyer
Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
2012 Super Lawyer
D.C. Super Lawyers Magazine
December 2010 Super Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
November 2010 Super Lawyer
Northern Virginia Magazine
June 2010 Top Divorce Lawyers
Northern Virginia Magazine
June 2010 Super Lawyer
Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar
Member
Current
Activities: Council for the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, July 2009-June 2015; Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, July 2009-June 2012; Judicial Nominations Committee, July 2005-June 2008; Neutral Case Evaluator by appointment of the 19th Judicial Circuit Court, 2008-Present
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Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Member
Current
Activities: President of the Northern Virginia Chapter, 2003-2004; Secretary of the Northern Virginia Chapter, 2002-2003; State Treasurer, July 2008-Present; Assistant State Treasurer, July 2006-June 2008; Legal Services of Northern Virginia Board of Directors, 2000-2003
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National Board of Legal Specialty Certification
Certified Attorney
- Current
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Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediation
Mediator
- Current
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Virginia Supreme Court
Family Mediator
- Current
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American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Academy Fellow
- Current
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Montgomery County Bar
Member
- Current
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Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals
Member
- Current
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Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
Member
- Current
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International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Member
- Current
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Prince Willam County Bar
Member
- Current
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District of Columbia Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section, 1999-Present
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Maryland State Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section, 1999-Present
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section, 1998-Present; Circuit Court, 1999-Present; and Domestic Relations Sub-Committee, 2007-Present
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Virginia State Bar
Member
- Current
Activities: Family Law Section; 1998-Present
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Certifications
Collaborative Law Professional, 2009-Present
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals and Virginia Collaborative Professionals
Circuit Court Family Mediator
Judicial Council of Virginia
Juvenille & Domestic District Court Mediator
Judicial Council of Virginia
Websites & Blogs
Website
Website
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Contact & Map
10300 Eaton Place
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22030
USA
Telephone: (703) 279-5140
Fax: (703) 279-5141