150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
Chicago, IL 60601

Catherine M. Reese

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Reese Law Office

Contact Information

3050 Chain Bridge Road
Suite 510
Fairfax VA 22030
Work (703) 279-5140
Fax (703) 279-5141

Practice State



Located in Fairfax City, Reese Law Office provides advocacy, mediation, collaboration, and litigation services to families in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. The firm strives to serve its clients with excellent and cost effective legal representation while helping the client navigate the legal system with the aid of professionals who will look out for, and if need be, fight for their rights.


Traditional Client Representation, Collaborative Law, Mediation and Litigation


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  • Alexandria , Virginia
  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Culpeper, Virginia
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • Falls Church , Virginia
  • Fauquier, Virginia
  • Loudoun, Virginia
  • Manassas , Virginia
  • Prince William, Virginia


University of Maryland-College Park, Criminology and Criminal Justice, B.A. Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America, J.D., 1998

Legal Organizations

American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers as an Academy fellow Member, Virginia State Bar, 1998-Present; Council for the 19th Judicial Circuit, Virginia State Bar, July 2009-June 2015; Member of Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, Virginia State Bar, July 2009-June 2015; Member of Judicial Nominations Committee, Virginia State Bar, NBLSC Board Certified Family Trial Attorney, July 2005-June 2008; Member of the Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar, 1998-Present; Member, Fairfax Bar Assn., 1998-Present; Member of the Domestic Relations Sub-Committee, Fairfax Bar Assn., 2007-Present; Member of the Circuit Court Committee, Fairfax Bar Assn., 1999-Present; Member of the Family Law Section, Fairfax Bar Assn., 1998-Present; Member, Maryland State Bar, 1999-Present; Member of the Family Law Section, Maryland State Bar, 1999-Present; Member, District of Columbia Bar, 1999-Present; Member of the Family Law Section, District of Columbia, 1999-Present; Member of the Family Law Section, Prince William County Bar, 2007-Present; President, Virginia Women Attorneys Assn., June 2011-present; State Treasurer, Virginia Women Attorneys Assn., July 2008-Present; Assistant State Treasurer, Virginia Women Attorneys Assn., July 2006-June 2008; President of the Northern Virginia Chapter, Virginia Women Attorneys Assn., 2003-2004; Secretary of the Northern Virginia Chapter, Virginia Women Attorneys Assn., 2002-2003; Neutral Case Evaluator by appointment, Nineteenth Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 2008; Board of Directors Member, Legal Services of Northern Virginia, 2002-2003; Member, Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, 2009-Present; Member, Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, 2009-Present; Member, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2009-Present; Member, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, 2009-Present; Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediator for Juvenille and Domestic District and Circuit Court, 2010-present; Montgomery County Maryland Bar Association, 2011-present.


Top 10 Attorney Award by National Acadamy of Family Law Attorneys, Inc; Nominated as Best Lawyers in America by Best Lawyers; Washington D.C. and Baltimore's Top Attorneys for 2013 by Best Lawyers. Baltimore and Washington D.C's Top Lawyers for 2012 Honoree by the Washington Post. Top Attorneys In Washington D.C., Metro Area Honoree, 2012. 2013 Virginia's Best Lawyers Honoree. AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell, 2011-2013. 2013 Client Distinction Award by Lawyers.com. Influential Women of Virginia Honoree by Virginia Lawyers Media; 2012. Named a Legal Eagle by Virginia Living; 2012. Best Attorneys In Virginia, by Best Lawyers; 2012. Named a Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2011. Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, December 2009, June 2010 and June 2011. Listed as Best Lawyers for 2012. Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine, 2010-2012. Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington D.C. Lawyers Magazine, 2011-2012. State President at Virginia Women's Attorney Assocation, June 2011-present. State President-Elect at Virginia Women's Attorney Association, June 2010-June 2011. Awarded "AV" preeminent status through Matrindale-Hubbell. Selected for Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers for 2012.

CLE Presentations

Moderated a panel of Judges in 2014 for the Gathering Your Tools: How to Build to Judgeship at the VWAA annual conference, featuring the following Judges: The Honorable Sarah Deneke; The Honorable Becky J. Moore; The Honorable Constance H. Frogale; Substitute Judge Mary C. Gibbs; and Retired Judge Karen A. Heneberg.

Presented Case Law and Legislative Updates at the Arlington Bar Assn's. 20th Annual Family Law Seminar, March 2003 and was a presenter of the same program for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Assn. Family Law Continuing Legal Education Seminars, July 2003; Presented Recent Developments in Virginia Family Law, August 2001-September 2002, for the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar in Richmond and Roanoke; Participated as a lecturer for the Virginia State Attorney General's Office Statewide Attorney Training Seminar 2000, for the Division of Child Support Enforcement, where she presented a section entitled "Family Law and Legislative Update".

AAML Chapter

Northern Virginia Chapter

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