Carolyn Grimes

Practice Category :

  • FAMILY LAW

Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC
https://www.oldtownlawyers.com
500 Montgomery Street, Suite 575, Fairfax, Virginia 22314

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Personal Information :
  Carolyn Grimes
  1992
Office :
  Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner PLLC
  500 Montgomery Street, Suite 575
  Virginia
   Fairfax
  22314
   (703) 836-9030
About me :

Carolyn Grimes is a partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken, Leischner, PLLC, where she focuses on collaborative law in divorce, child custody, child support, spousal support, retirement equitable distribution, and prenuptial agreements.

Ms. Grimes is admitted to practice law in all Circuit, Juvenile, and Domestic Relations Courts in Northern Virginia and the has also argued before the Court of Appeals. A frequent lecturer on family law topics ranging from custody disputes to civilian, federal, and military retirement issues, and Foreign Service retirement details.

Ms. Grimes is also a licensed mediator, and her experience and skill in collaborative law allows Ms. Grimes to act as a neutral party to bring alternative dispute resolutions that help couples and families avoid the courtroom.

A proud member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Ms. Grimes is dedicated to her craft and her community on the Board of the Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where she performed countless hours of pro bono work.

Ms. Grimes’s accolades continued while she was named as the Past President of the Alexandria Bar Association, was recognized as a Top Attorney from Washingtonian Magazine, and operated as the co-chair on the Pro Bono and Community Service Committee.

Later serving on the Chair of a scholarship program for youths who have overcome adversity, the Beat the Odds Program, Ms. Grimes also participated in the American Bar Association program offering legal assistance to victims of the September 11, 2001, attacks.

Awards : 2019 AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell 2019 Gold Member by the Rule 6.1 Society for the Legal Services of Northern Virginia 2014-19 Best Lawyers in America, U.S News & World Report 2018 Top-Rated Lawyer by Avvo 2018 Client Champion Silver Award by Martindale-Hubbell 2016-17 Top Rated Lawyers in Virginia, Richmond Magazine, Washington Post Magazine 2017 Best Women Lawyers in Virginia by Virginia Living magazine 2015 Top Attorney Washingtonian Magazine 2016 Top Rated Family Law Lawyer 2014-18 Avvo.com Rating of 10.0 2011 Virginia’s Leaders in the Law for 2011 2007-18 Super Lawyers for Northern Virginia and Washington D.C. 2017-2018 Super Lawyers Top 100 in Virginia 2017-2018 Super Lawyers Top 50 Women in Virginia 2008, 2013-14 Virginia’s Legal Elite 2011, 2015, 2017 Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine 2018 Top Lawyer by Virginia Living magazine 2006 Local Bar Leader of the Year, Conference of Local Bar Associations, VSB 2001 Northern Virginia Pro Bono Attorney of the Year award, LSNV 2011-17 Virginia State Bar Council, Elected BAR ADMISSIONS Virginia, 1991 U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1993 EDUCATION George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991 Georgetown University School of Law, Graduate Law Certificate in Employee Benefits Law - 2000 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985 PRO BONO ACTIVITIES Alexandria Bar Foundation Beat the Odds, Chair, 2007 - 2008, member 2007-present Board Member, Past President, Treasurer of Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) 2016 6.1 Society- Green Award for pro bono work/contribution, LSNV 2017 6.1 Society Silver Award for pro bono work/contribution, LSNV
Education : George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1991 Georgetown University School of Law, Graduate Law Certificate in Employee Benefits Law - 2000 Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 1985
Associations : Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Associations, Alexandria Bar Association, Fairfax Bar Association,

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