Virginia C. Haizlip joined the firm as a new principal in 2017. Virginia’s practice focuses on divorce and separation, child custody and child support, guardianships and conservatorships, estate planning, and estate administration.
Virginia has been in the practice of law since 2005, after she graduated from The George Washington University School of Law, and initially focused her practice on family law. Virginia was drawn to the practice of family law because of its dynamic nature and the opportunity to work one-on-one with clients to solve their problems. Likewise, through her work in guardianships/conservatorships, estate planning, and estate administration, she is able to interact with people and assist them in solving their legal problems.
She enjoys working with clients from all walks of life. She has represented federal employees and their spouses, employees of international NGOs and their spouses, business owners, immigrants, and stay at home parents. In addition to working with clients as their attorney, Virginia also offers mediation services as part of her practice.
Virginia is pragmatic, solution-oriented, and loves to work with her clients to select a process and guide them to an outcome that works for them and their unique families. Virginia is experienced in a variety of complex family situations. She works with clients across a variety of processes, ranging from litigation to mediation and Collaborative Divorce. She notes, “Having experience and knowledge about many different options allows me to help clients evaluate what approach is best for them.”
Virginia served as the President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association for 2019-2020 and is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, the Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, and VTLA. Virginia was named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Virginia every year 2010-2018 and for the District of Columbia every year 2013-2018. Virginia was named an Influential Woman in the Law in 2019 and has been designated as a Top Attorney by Arlington Magazine, Northern Virginia Magazine, and has been named to the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine.
- J.D., The George Washington University School of Law, 2004
- B.A., Colgate University, 2001
- District of Columbia
Virginia has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers for Virginia every year 2010-2019 and for the District of Columbia every year 2013-2019.
- Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter Board of Directors
- Fairfax Bar Association
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association