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Helen Darlene Lesser

Helen Darlene Lesser

Practice areas:

Child Custody, Divorce & Separation, Child Support, Family, Alimony

About Me

My legal career started in criminal litigation and I soon began practicing in Family law.  I realized that clients going through divorce or custody issues are good people, who, often, are having their first experience with the law and need someone who is understanding, compassionate and competent to help them through the legal system in the most painless way possible.  I utilize my strong negotiation skills to settle 90% of my cases, but for the 10% that require a full trial, I have ample experience with full trial litigation to go the extra mile for my clients when it counts. 



Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Divorce & Separation: 30%
    5 years
  2. Child Custody: 30%
    5 years
  3. Child Support: 20%
    5 years
  4. Alimony: 10%
    5 years
  5. Family: 10%
    5 years



Retainer (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

1 total

  • Richard Alan Gray

    I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Darlene is empathetic and caring about her family law cases and clients. She works hard for her clients and gets great results, particularly in custody and visitaiton cases.


    Richard Gray Alimony Attorney
    Relationship: Co-worker

Contact Info

Suite 400
1775 Wiehle Ave
Reston, VA, 20190

Odin, Feldman & Pittleman, P.C.

1775 Wiehle Avenue, Suite 400
Reston, VA, 20190



VAAuthorized to practice law200203/11/2014
FLAdministrative - Not authorized to practice199905/07/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising StarsVirginia Business Magazine2009
Rising StarsVirginia Business Magazine2008
Top 50 Family Law LawyersVirginia Business Magazine2007
Top 50 Family Law LawyersVirginia Business Magazine2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
Attorney / PartnerOdin, Feldman & Pittleman, PC2004 - Present
AttorneyCondo, Kelly & Byrnes2003 - 2004

Association NamePosition NameDuration
Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2009 - Present
Fairfax Circuit Court CommitteeN/A2009 - Present
Fairfax Bench Bar Convention ComitteeCommitte Member2006 - 2007
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Virginia State BarMemberN/A

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
Hoyle v. Hoyle, Court of AppealsMy client won
Murphy v. Murphy, Court of AppealsMy client won

See all Legal Cases 

Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia CLEDiscovery in Family Law Cases2010

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
St. Thomas University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Auburn University at MontgomerySpeech CommunicationBA - Bachelor of Arts1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Discovery in Family Law Cases.Discovery issues2010