Fairfax, Virginia, Attorney

At the Law Office of Richard L. Downey, we have had the distinct privilege of serving clients in and around Fairfax for decades. We have been honored to be a part of people's lives, whether they wanted to put a great idea to work in the marketplace or they were facing serious challenges, and we have even been able to serve families across generations.

We take the honor of working with our clients seriously. We know that people rely on a lawyer for reliable legal advice, capable guidance, proven experience and the ability to master complex legal issues in and out of the courtroom. With over 30 years of experience, a focus on client satisfaction and recognition as a certified trial attorney — one of only six out of the thousands of lawyers in Northern Virginia — we can help you. Call us today at 703-273-8800 to schedule your consultation.


The Cases and Clients We Handle

Whether you are a small business owner in need of advice and guidance, a victim of a personal injury in need of compensation, a spouse at a difficult crossroads or an individual looking for representation that shares your faith, Richard L. Downey, can work with you.

Contact our office today for representation in the following:

  • Family law : We guide clients through the potential turmoil of the divorce process. We put our strong negotiation skills and proven trial experience behind you in divorce proceedings involving property settlements, custody and visitation, retirement benefits, financial support and all matters involved in the dissolution of marriage. We also have the experience and ability to handle the unique challenges facing military families, including distribution of pensions involved in a military divorce.

  • Estate planning : You have a choice. You can decide how your estate, property and wealth will be distributed, or you can let the state decide. By employing wills, trusts and other strategies, we can help you plan for the future and control the destiny of your estate. We also help clients with the probate and estate administration processes as well as estate litigation involving will contests and inheritance disputes.

  • Business and commercial support: From corporate formation to acting as general counsel we represent small businesses and charitable organizations throughout the region. We help companies grow, whether that involves answering questions about pursuing government and other business contracts or executing the business transactions that help your company expand. We also represent clients in commercial disputes that require litigation.

  • Personal Injury: We help those injured or those who has lost a loved one due to someone else's carelessness, whether it be from Motor Vehicle Accidents, Premises Liability, Product Liability, Construction Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Serious Personal Injury or Wrongful Death.


To schedule an appointment with a Virginia family law lawyer and certified trial attorney, call us at 703-273-8800 or contact us online.

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