Arlene T. Starace


Of Counsel

  • Admitted to the Virginia State Bar: 1984
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit: 1986



  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Fairfax Bar Association (Board of Directors 1990 – 1996; Family Law Section; Commissioner in Chancery and Neutral Case Evaluator, Fairfax Circuit Court)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers (Chair, Family Law Section 1996 and member VBA-VTLA Family Law Coalition)
  • Virginia State Bar (elected Bar Council, 1993–1999; 2002)
  • Virginia Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities 1993–1995
  • Former Social Worker, Fairfax County
  • Former custody evaluator, Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court (elected Bar Council 2002)


  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America
  • Listed in Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed as Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia 2016, Virginia Superlawyers, and Washington D.C.
  • Superlawyers
  • Listed in Washingtonian Magazine‘s Best Divorce Lawyers
  • Listed as a Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite
  • Listed as Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia Magazine

Practice Areas

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Alimony
  • Equitable Distribution of Property
  • Pre-Marital Agreements
  • Marital Agreements
  • Postnuptial Agreements
  • Collaborative Family Law Practice

Practice Jurisdictions

  • City of Alexandria
  • Arlington
  • Fairfax
  • Fauquier
  • Loudoun
  • Prince William

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