YOUR TEAM AT REESE LAW

Catherine M. Reese
Attorney

703.279.5140

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. When Ms. Reese identifies matters that can be resolved more amicably and without litigation costs, 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 negotiate the best outcomes possible for our clients given their circumstances. Ms. Reese is also known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients' best interests.

Affiliations

As the past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Judicial Nominations Committee member, prior Bar Council, Lawyer Discipline Committee Member, and Chair of the Rules Subcommittee of the Standing Committee on Lawyers Discipline, and a member of the Fairfax Bar Association serving on the Circuit Court Committee, involved in family law sections and sub-committees, Ms. Reese has had the opportunity to develop relationships with many members of the bench and bar. These relationships allow her to better serve her clients by being able to evaluate her arguments and case presentation to best suit her audience. In doing so, she makes every effort to maximize the possibility of a winning outcome for her clients.

Ms. Reese's dedication to providing quality service to her clients is further demonstrated by her induction into the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as an Academy fellow in the Virginia Chapter. This prestigious honor reflects how AAML members are recognized as leading professionals in the family law field who promote integrity and competency while protecting the welfare of clients and their families.

Service

In addition to projects she is involved in related to her affiliations, Ms. Reese has served a three-year term as a Board of Directors member of the Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV) as the VWAA representative, where she served as the 25th Anniversary Gala Chair. She has provided pro bono services through LSNV and the Fairfax Bar Association. Ms. Reese also serves as a Neutral Case Evaluator by appointment of the 19th Judicial Circuit and a Virginia State Bar Certified Family Law Mediator. 

Awards, Publications, & Speaking Engagements

2023
  • Listed as a Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Named in The Best Lawyers in America® for Family Law
  • Selected as a top lawyer in Super Lawyers (DC and VA): 2010 - 2023
  • Listed in Best Lawyers
  • Selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report
2022
  • Selected as a top lawyer in Super Lawyers (DC and VA): 2010 - 2022
  • Listed in Best Lawyers
  • Selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report
2021
  • Selected as one of the Best Law Firms by U.S. News and World Report
2020
  • Leader of the Year for 2020 by Virginia Lawyers Weekly, as voted by her peers statewide
  • Selected as one of "Washingtonians Top Divorce Lawyers" 
  • Best Lawyers in America in Family Law
  • Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report
2019
  • Selected as one of Washington D.C.'s Best Lawyers by Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America Honoree
  • Selected as Top 50 Women Attorneys In Virginia in Richmond Magazine
2018
  • Selected as one of "Washingtonian's Best Lawyers"
  • Northern Virginia Magazine 2018 Top Lawyer Winner
  • Selected as a 2018 Top Lawyer by Super Lawyer
  • Selected as Top 50 Women Attorneys In Virginia in Richmond Magazine
2017
  • Selected for inclusion in the Best Lawyers in America Honoree in the field of Family Law from 2012 to 2017
  • Selected as one of "Washingtonian's Best Lawyers" 
2016
  • Elected and unanimously approved by Council to the Fifth District Committee of the Virginia State Bar
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 in the field of Family Law
  • Member of the AAML Collaborative Law Committee
2015
  • Recognized as a certified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy (NBTA)
  • Nominated as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Virginia by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA)
  • Best Law Firms by U.S. News & World Report
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Rating

2014

  • Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia for 2014 by Super Lawyers
  • Top 10 Attorney Award by National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc.
  • Nominated as Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers
2013
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Nominated as Virginia Top 50 Women for 2013 by Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Best Attorneys in Washington D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers in America Honoree
  • Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers
2012
  • Influential Women of Virginia Honoree for 2012 by Virginia Lawyers Media
  • Legal Eagle by Virginia Living
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Martindale Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Rating
  • Best Lawyers in America Honoree
  • Honoree of the Martindale Hubbell "AV" Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
2011
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
  • Received her certification as a Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediator specializing in Juvenile & Domestic Relations District and Circuit Courts
  • President of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Member of the Montgomery County, Maryland Bar Association
2010
  • Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, June 2010
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, June 2010
  • President-Elect of the Virginia Women's Attorneys Association
  • Member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
2009
  • Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2009

For more information, schedule a consultation or call 703.279.5140.

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FAQ

What if you have met with the other party?

Then it is highly unlikely we can meet with you.

What are the client's responsibilities to the attorney?

Primarily they are to cooperate. If information or documents are needed from the client, the client must provide them. You may choose not to follow the advice of counsel, but as long as we are your counsel, we can not support actions or behaviors that impair the case. Deadlines with the court or those dictated by the Rules of the Supreme Court of Virginia, for example, must be met.

What are the attorney's responsibilities to the client?

Primarily to speak for you and look out for your best interests and the best interests of the case. This means that we will communicate with the opposing counsel, any third parties such as guardians ad litem, experts and the court on your behalf. Another key responsibility is to educate the client as noted above.

What Our Clients Say
   The moment I walked in the law firm...I knew I was in good hands.   

The moment I walked in the law firm and sat down with Kate Reese and Amanda Feldman, I knew I was in good hands. Due to an unpleasant experience with previous counsel, I decided to get a 2nd opinion for my divorce case and Kate and Amanda understood my situation and stress I was feeling and quickly set me at ease. This law firm is very professional, thorough, and do not cut any corners. They were able to get my case settled without having to deal with the court. Thank You!!

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