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Trusted Family Law Services in Northern Virginia
When it comes to choosing the right family law attorney, it is important to choose a firm you can trust. At Graham Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that divorce can be a difficult time of change for all parties involved. Our divorce lawyers and family law attorneys will be there for you while advocating for your needs in the Northern Virginia area. Contact us to schedule a family law or divorce consultation and meet with one of the reliable attorneys on our team.
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An accomplished litigator and mediator, Cheryl Graham aims to assist her clients in settling their martial disputes through efficient and effective negotiations.
Mrs. Graham is a graduate of George Mason University (B.A.; 1989) and the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law (Juris Doctor, 1992). Since 1992, Mrs. Graham has practiced in Northern Virginia, focusing solely on the area of domestic relations and family law.
After being named partner at a prominent firm before the age of 35, she opened her own law firm, Graham Law Firm. Her goal was to offer a welcoming environment for clients and to cover the full spectrum of divorce law needs. Mrs. Graham serves not only as an experienced trial attorney, but also as a superior negotiator. She has an excellent reputation for her civility, professionalism, thoughtfulness, and concern for clients.
Mrs. Graham is involved in the community and other aspects of the law. She has:
- Served as a Guardian Ad Litemfor the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts in Loudoun, Fairfax and Arlington Counties for many years.
- Volunteered through the local bar associations, serving as Treasurer and Secretary, and is currently President Elect of the Loudoun Bar Association.
- Been appointed as a Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Circuit Representative for the Twentieth Circuit (Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock), and served on multiple committees of the Fairfax Bar Association.
She has a passion for education, which is demonstrated in her lectures and written articles in the area of family law. Her professionalism and involvement in the community has earned her several recognitions, such as being listed as a Top Divorce Lawyer in Northern VA by the Washingtonian Magazine, listed as one of the Ten Leaders of Greater Washington, DC, and one of the most respected Attorneys by Virginia Living Magazine, 2012.
Melannie Hutzelman Diño has been licensed to practice law since 2001 in the District of Columbia and since 2003 in the Commonwealth of Virginia. After law school, Mrs. Diño clerked for a small firm in Erie Pennsylvania before relocating to the Northern Virginia area in 2001. She spent her first three years in the Northern Virginia area administering repeater lease agreements for XM Satellite Radio Inc. In 2004, she stepped away from the corporate arena and began focusing her practice solely on domestic relations law and family issues which she continues to do today.
Mrs. Diño’s practice encompasses all areas of family law including support issues, distribution of property, child custody and visitation, marital and premarital agreements. She brings a compassionate and pragmatic approach to the practice of law. In custody matters, Mrs. Diño focuses on what is best for the children, and she understands that, aside from unusual circumstances, children need both parents in their lives. The best interests of her clients are paramount and she does not hesitate to litigate when necessary.
Mrs. Diño is a member of the Loudoun County Bar Association. In 2014 she was a part of the Fairfax County Bar Association, Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia Women’s Attorney Association (Northern Virginia Branch) and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. In addition, in 2013 Mrs. Diño was featured in Ten Leaders as a top 10 attorney under the age of 45 in Northern Virginia. She currently sits on the Loudoun County Advisory Board for the Department of Family Services after being appointed by the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors. A resident of Ashburn, Virginia, Mrs. Diño with her husband, daughter, son, and golden retriever.
Since joining the Graham Law Firm, Mr. Knoster has proven himself as a strong and intelligent litigator with the ability to negotiate creative and effective solutions to his clients’ problems. With the belief that not all issues need to be litigated, Mr. Knoster encourages client-driven solutions so as to give the parties more control over their future. Clients enjoy his compassion for their situation and his aggressive advocacy in representing their interests both in and out of the courtroom.
Mr. Knoster received his undergraduate education from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration in Process Management and Consulting, He also obtained a marketing concentration as well as a Minor in Classical Civilizations. During his time at school, Mr. Knoster was recognized multiple times on the Dean’s List for his academic accomplishments.
Mr. Knoster earned his Juris Doctorate from the West Virginia University College of Law where he graduated fifth in his class and received the distinction of Order of the Coif – an honor only given to the top ten percent of a graduating law class and only after candidate approval by the college faculty. While at the West Virginia University College of Law, Mr. Knoster also received six CALI awards for achieving the highest grade in a class for that semester and was a member of the elite United States Supreme Court Litigation Clinic.
Divorce & Family Law Consultations with Northern VA Lawyers
Our team of trusted divorce lawyers and family law attorneys has helped thousands of families in the Northern Virginia area reach divorce settlements in a mutually beneficial way. We prioritize your best interest and aim to settle marital disputes through efficient and successful negotiations.
To schedule a family law consultation for divorce, equitable distribution, child support, or other concerns, contact Graham Law Firm of Leesburg, Virginia today.
Loudoun County (VA): Ashburn, Leesburg, Purcellville, Sterling
Fairfax County (VA): Annandale, Herndon, Laurel Hill, McLean, Reston, Tysons Corner & Vienna
Fauquier County (VA): Bealeton, Orlean, Warrenton
Prince William County (VA): Gainesville, Lake Ridge, Woodbridge
Northern VA: City of Alexandria, Fairfax, Falls Church, Great Falls, Manassas, Manassas Park & Winchester
Arlington County (VA): Arlington & Crystal City