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Deborah Nelson Arthur

Deborah Nelson Arthur

Practice areas:

Bankruptcy & Debt, Divorce & Separation, Estate Planning, Personal Injury

About Me

Deborah N. Arthur, Attorney-at-Law, has built a long-standing reputation in the Fairfax County, Virginia community for being an attorney with a drive for success. Earning her B.S. in Business Administration from George Mason University in 1977, she continued her education, earning her J.D. from George Mason University in 1982, after spending two years at the Department of Justice. Since then, Mrs. Arthur has assisted those in need of legal representation in matters concerning divorce, bankruptcy, personal injury, family law, and estate matters. So, what separates Mrs. Arthur from the crowd?


She understands that bad things sometimes happen to good people. That's why she will listen to your case objectively, then provide you with an open and honest legal perspective on your situation. With over 30 years of experience as an attorney, Deborah Arthur is prepared to go the distance for you. Why settle for anything less?


Deborah Arthur has lived in Northern Virginia all of her life. She is married and has one married daughter, Rebecca L Evans, who is a graduate of Immanuel Christian School in North Springfield, West Springfield High School, and George Mason UniversityMrs. Evans is a graduate of law school at George Mason University and joined the Law Firm of Deborah N Arthur as an associate lawyer in November 2012.

Mrs. Arthur is an active church member at Calvary Road Baptist Church, where she is director of the Women's Ministry.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1982

  1. Bankruptcy & Debt: 70%
    33 years
  2. Divorce & Separation: 24%
    33 years
  3. Estate Planning: 5%
    33 years
  4. Personal Injury: 1%
    33 years



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes), Free Consultation (60 minutes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

6 total 

  • Travis Ashley Newton

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Travis Newton DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • John L Lilly Jr.

    I endorse this lawyer.


    John Lilly Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Law Office of Deborah N. Arthur

5031 Backlick Road
Annandale, VA, 22003



VAAuthorized to practice law198203/11/2014

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
OwnerLaw Office of Deborah N Arthur2012 - Present
Women's Ministry DirectorCalvary Road Baptist Church2007 - Present
Attorney and Sole PractitionerDeborah N. Arthur, Attorney at Law1983 - Present


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Northern Virginia Estate Planning CouncilN/A2013 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts and Estates SectionN/A2012 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law SectionN/A2010 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationN/A1982 - Present


Publication NameTitleDate
National Business Institute SeminarChild Custody, Child Support, and Cases Involving Domestic Abuse2013
National Business Institute SeminarExploring Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues2012
National Business Institute SeminarGetting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot2012
National Business Institute SeminarCommon and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers2009
National Business Institute SeminarFinance 101 for Family Law Practitioners2009
National Business Institute SeminarTips and Traps When Consulting with the Elder Law Client2008
National Business Institute SeminarEthical Issues When Dealing with the Children of Elder Law Clients2008


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
George Mason UniversityBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1977

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Fairfax Bar Association, Law Related Education CommitteeCourt Tour Volunteer2014
Advanced Issues in DivorceChild Custody, Child Support and Cases Involving Domestic Abuse, with sub-topics of Assisted Reproduction, Custody & Visitation Rights of Non-Biological Parents, Relocation Issues, and other such issues2013
Handling Divorce Cases from Start to FinishExploring Custody, Visitation and Support Issues2012
Handling Divorce Cases from Start to FinishGetting a Divorce Case Off on the Right Foot2012
Motions Conciliation Program CLEConciliation in the Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court2010
Family Law from A to ZCommon and Not So Common Family Law Issues and Answers2009
Family Law from A to ZFinance 101 for Family Law Practitioners2009
Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsTips and Traps When Consulting with the Elder Client2008
Estate, Financial and Health Care Planning for Elder ClientsEthical Issues when Dealing with the Children of Elder Clients2008