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Alexandria Family Law Attorney

Karen C. DavisKaren C. Davis

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Phone:   703-921-5540
Fax:        703-921-5466

I have been practicing Family Law in Northern Virginia for 30 years. While I have been recognized as “effective and aggressive” litigator, I am happiest when I help clients achieve a practical, livable settlement. My office is small, welcoming and approachable, with myself and one other lawyer who has been part of the team for more than a dozen years. Our legal assistant, Pam, has been with me for over 20 years.

When clients hire our firm, they know who they will work with and that they won’t be shuffled off to some inexperienced young lawyer.

As to my experience and credentials, I have been recognized by Martindale-Hubbell with an AV rating, by Washington DC (top 50 Women Lawyers) and Virginia SuperLawyers, by Washingtonian Magazine, and by the Washington Post. I have frequently lectured on Family Law Topics at Continuing Legal Educations seminars, and have been appointed by the Fairfax Circuit Court as a Neutral Case Evaluator, helping other lawyers reach settlements in cases scheduled for trial.

Along with my husband of more than 30 years, I enjoy travel, music, museums, and Manchester United — and, of course, the Nationals.

Practice areas

  • Alimony
  • Equitable distribution
  • Premarital agreements
  • Marital agreements
  • Postnuptial agreements
  • Name changes


  • Pennsylvania, 1980 (no longer active)
  • Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia


  • Villanova University, J.D., 1980
  • Chestnut Hill College, A.B., 1977


Associations & memberships

  • Alexandria and Fairfax Bar Associations
  • Virginia State Bar

Biographical details
Listed in Best Lawyers in America since 2003.

The Law Offices of Karen C. Davis serves clients in Alexandria, Kingstowne, the Pentagon/Fort Belvoir, and throughout Fairfax, Arlington, Prince William, and Loudoun Counties, in Virginia.