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Anna Bristle

Divorce and separation Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.3   15 reviews
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
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Anna Bristle is a dedicated family law and divorce attorney. She is the owner of Bristle Law. PLLC in downtown Manassas, Virginia. Anna is known for her dedication to her clients, her hard work and her professionalism both in and out of the courtroom. Anna is creative which makes her a great negotiator.  She is passionate about her cases and fighting for her client’s rights. Anna develops trusting relationship with her clients and goes the extra mile in working for the best outcomes for her clients. Anna represents clients in divorce, child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support,  equitable distribution, and uncontested divorce matters in local courts including Alexandria, Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun,Fauquier, Stafford and Prince William Counties, and surrounding geographical areas. 
•    The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
•    Regent University, Bachelor of Science, Political Science
•    International Business and Trade Law Program, Cracow Poland
•    Certification from the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution
Bar Admissions and Associations
•    Virginia State Bar
•    Fairfax County Bar Association, Prince William County Bar Association,Co-Chair of Pro Bono Committee for Prince William County Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Women Attorneys Association


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Bristle Law, PLLC
9315 Center Street
Suite 103
Manassas, VA, 20110

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4.3 / 5.0
  15 customer reviews
Posted by linda | June 30, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
excellent lawyer
I called Anna Bristle about a child custody case. She was not able to take the case because she was already in court on the day of the trial. Even though she was not making any money she took the time to recommend other lawyers. When they were not able to help and I called her back she took even more time to give advice and help point me in the right direction. She truly is out to help the kids even when it does not benefit her.
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Posted by Cheryl | April 17, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend
I hired Anna because one of my good friends was her former client. I am so glad that I did! My spouse has a privately owned business, which meant it was difficult to see his assets. However, Anna got me an amount for child and spousal support that was better than I expected. Thank you for your dedication to my case.
Posted by Kim | July 31, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Compassionate and Hard-Working Attorney
Ms. Anna Bristle helped me and my family in an urgent time of need, after I found myself in a custody battle with my ex-husband for our daughter. Anna and her paralegal, Courtney Reheiser, worked long hours to help resolve the dispute, and they both kept me informed of the developments in the case, all while keeping my expenses to a minimum. Every person at this firm has behaved very professionally and with sensitivity to my situation. It is also worth noting that Anna took my case after another law firm was no longer able to represent me due to a staff change at the other firm, which means that Anna had to work very quickly to prepare my case before the court date. She even worked late hours during the week and weekends(!) to ensure that all of the issues were resolved in time. It is due to the compassion and dedication of Anna and her staff that my daughter and I are happy and living together now.
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Posted by Ofelia | March 16, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anna Bristle Review
I met with four different attorneys to find the best one to represent me regarding a child support case. Anna Bristle turned out to be my #1 choice. She listened to my situation and was genuinely concerned with making sure I got the result I needed. My case was very complex because there were a lot of inaccuracies and gray undefined areas that had to be resolved with the opposing party. With Anna’s years of experience and professional expertise in child support cases, she was able to effectively address all the issues. She truly cared about my case and handled it with empathy. She kept me posted with all the developments, deadlines, and my court dates. Anna was very punctual and responsive to my questions. Having Anna to take care of my case was a huge load off my back during this difficult period. I am very happy with the outcome. I definitely made the right decision of choosing Anna Bristle and I highly recommend her as a child support attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | December 21, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very sharp and excellent
I’m located in Texas so I reached out to Anna to see what she could do for me since I received modification of visitation papers from my child’s mother. Anna was very precise and detailed when she represented me. She made it clear to the judge what we wanted and surprisingly I won my visitation. I will be using her again for an additional issue I’m having, that’s how much faith I have in her.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer
Mrs. Bristle is truly an honest lawyer that wants the best for her clients. She worked hard on my case and got me exactly what I was asking. I highly recommend her for anyone in a custody case.
Posted by Stella | April 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Wonderful Lawyer
Anna is a very excellent lawyer. She is good, humble and very friendly. She very nice attorney and she always helps you wuth your cases. I reccomend her as a attorney.
Posted by anonymous | September 1, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Anna helped me with a separation agreement and understood the stress I was under. One of the most amazing things about her is the way she communicates and the timeliness of her replies. You know that if you reach out to her, she will get back to you in a timely fashion. She was very detailed and did a great job protecting my interests.
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Posted by Herman | April 30, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
very precise and diligent in her action plans and with her advice. She allowed me to call the shots and advised me on the consequences. The decisions I made coupled with her expertise, led to a favorable outcome.
Posted by Scott | July 1, 2015
Great child custody lawyer
Anna is great lawyer If you are looking for somebody to represent you. She was extremely knowledgable of the law and worked relentlessly on my case. She was responsive to all my issues and made me feel like I was her number 1 client. Anna is personable and makes you feel like you have somebody that has your best interest at heart. I was more than pleased with the outcome of my child support case. I felt that I was being railroaded but Anna faught to get me a fair payment. If you are looking for a lawyer I would recommend Anna without any doubts. She is really great.
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Posted by Donna | December 11, 2014
Very responsive and readily available
Anna was and still is very responsive to any question or questions I had while going through my divorce. She was very supportive and was often a source of comfort when my estranged husband would try to "bully" me. She is not afraid to fight and was very knowledgeable. I would definitely recommend her!
Posted by Libia | August 27, 2014
Excellent Attorney
I hired Anna to represent me in a high- conflict divorce case . Anna handled my case with highest level of professional care and knowledge. As an attorney she makes sure that the clients have a clear understanding of even complex issues. Anna cares about the needs and concerns of the clients. She did an excellent job representing me. I highly recommend her for legal services.
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Posted by anonymous | February 17, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Poor experience, but Anna was willing to try and make up for it
*This review has been amended* Overall, I did not have a good experience with Anna, and I posted quite a long review here about how frustrated I was with the experience, but I would like to amend it based on her reaching out and asking how she could help. My divorce did take 2-3 months longer than it should have, and there were issues with communication from her, as well as a lack of her completing the necessary paperwork in a timely manner (one instance was two months that she did not get back to the court). I was not able to enforce the directives of my order during this time. I do still believe she overcharged me, and when I brought this up to her, she did waive a portion of her charges. Her paralegal did tell me she would complete my name change but they never did this - I had noted this in my review, and she reached out to me and offered to do this at no additional charge. I do really appreciate her doing so as I do not think many lawyers would offer to do this, regardless of poor experience or not. The lack of communication and the disorganization leads me to believe that Anna is possibly overbooked and is taking on too much at this time. Unfortunately, I still cannot recommend her based on my overall experience. But I do think that maybe this case could be a lesson for her, which could lead her to ultimately improve her services. I did not go to a lengthy court case with her so I can't comment on her performance in a larger court case. Most of what I needed were administrative tasks, and I did not find her and her paralegal to be successful at this, at least at this time. I will note that her offering to do something for me after the fact does show that she does care to try and keep her clients happy, and that possibly this poor experience was not a regular occurrence. Reaching out to talk with me and to apologize, and to offer to correct where she could, I think went a long way for me regarding my perceptions of her.
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Posted by Ron Shirley | May 29, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Hates Veterans
I hired Anna Bristle as my lawyer for my custody battle in December 2021. I am a disabled combat veteran with two purple hearts. During our initial interview she told me that payment wasn’t an issue because I could leverage the house. After 4 months she told me that my 5k retainer had been used up and I owed $1700. She refused to even talk to me about this payment. I told her that I could not come up with all of it and make a $700 good faith payment. She dropped me as her client 3 days before my pretrial without even an email. I begged her to work out a payment solution and she didn’t even respond to my email. She told the Judge that it wasn't about the finacnes it was me. The entire time she barely answered an email and she always talked down to me like I was stupid. Honestly it felt like she hated me for being a veteran. I do not recommend her or her firm. I feel they hate veterans.
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Posted by anonymous | April 4, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Worst atty ever
This attorney is incapable to read her emails and answer simple, reasonable questions. She is apparently overwhelmed with cases and doesn't care about clients. She acts like she is compassionate but it is nothing but an act. She doesn't do anything for her clients and should not practice law at all.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Bristle & Yi Law, PLLC
  • 2014 - Present


  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2011
  • Regent University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2007

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody Case
  • Primary Custody to my client


  • Prince William County Bar Association, Executive Board Secretary
  • Chairperson
  • 2019 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Pro Bono Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member of Family Law Committee
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Family Law Section Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Past Board Member
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Prince William Chapter)
  • Past President
  • 2019 - 2019
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Chairperson of Pro Bono Committee
  • 2015 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Pro Bono Attorney of the Year
  • PWC Bar Association
  • 2018
  • Pro Bono Service Highest Honors
  • Columbus School of Law
  • 2011
  • Pro Bono Intern of the Year
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • 2011

Speaking Engagements

  • Ethics Trivia CLE at the Pub
  • Ethics
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (24)
Given (36)
Endorse Anna
Child custody Attorney | Feb 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Ms. Bristle with no reservations. I have had the opportunity to see Ms. Bristle interact with clients, fellow attorneys, judges, and court personnel. Ms. Bristle combines compassion with zealous advocacy in each case. She has a passion for family law that makes her a valuable voice for her clients and wards both in the courtroom and in negotiations with opposing parties."
Family Attorney | Jun 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna Bristle’s commitment for her clients and passion for helping others is truly admirable. When dealing with issues, such as child custody and divorce, she has the caring and kind personality to guide her clients through these difficult matters, but will also fight with zeal in the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna Bristle is a kind, hard-working, and determined attorney. Having known her through our previous work experience at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, I have seen firsthand how thorough and diligent she is. She is passionate about this area of law, and I wholeheartedly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Nov 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Anna is an experienced family law attorney who cares about her clients and works hard for results. She is highly respected in the legal community and I endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I met Anna Bristle as opposing counsel on a matter. I witnessed firsthand the skill and passion with which she represented her client's interests. I endorse Anna Bristle fully."
Family Attorney | Jun 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent attorney, would highly recommend to anyone seeking counsel relating to family law"
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Anna Bristle. Anna is a zealous courtroom advocate who works tirelessly to serve her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna, is extremely caring and is a very strong lawyer. Anyone who hires will be getting an awesome lawyer and a very honest person."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Family law matters can take an enormous psychological and emotional toll - If you are experiencing such a dark and rocky journey it is necessary to have a lawyer like Anna who is both competent and equipped with an uplifting personality. A lawyers "bed-side manner" is extremely important and Anna's is top notch."
Family Attorney | Mar 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is very knowledgeable in the practice of family law."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Very skilled and knowledgeable when it comes to the law."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Ms. Bristle for her exceptional knowledge in the field of divorce/child support law."
Family Attorney | Dec 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna Bristle is a knowledgeable and skilled attorney with a solid background in family law. She works diligently to represent her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Anna is very knowledgeable in the field of domestic relations and family law. She is a hard working lawyer and I highly recommend her as an attorney."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Bristle is a highly capable and hard working attorney. In court she fights hard for her clients and she is always well prepared for her cases. I highly endorse Ms. Bristle."
Family Attorney | Sep 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 08
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Bristle is a former colleague and close friend. She is an exceptional attorney who is highly knowledgeable in family law. Her vast and varied experience is surpassed only by her passion for and commitment to her clients. She has the rare ability to specifically cater to individual client needs and limitations."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch attorney. Highly respected in the legal community."
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Manassas Divorce and separation Lawyer Anna Bristle
Anna Bristle
Divorce and separation Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 10 years