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Corrie Ellen Sirkin

Family Attorney at Manassas, VA

4.8   25 reviews

also known as Corrie Ellen Johnston Sirkin

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  • State Years
    New York - NY 12 years
    Virginia - VA 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 13 years
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2010
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Corrie

Learn Corrie’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Family
    65%
    I practice in all areas of family law including child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, divorce, separation, pre-nuptials, paternity, equitable distribution, separation, modification and post-judgment actions.

    15 years, 200 cases

  2. Alimony
    5%
    Whether alimony or spousal support is awarded and the amount will be determined first by looking at fault; then, factors such as income, financial needs, absence from the job market, education, economics, standard of living, and duration of marriage.

    15 years, 100 cases

  3. Child custody
    5%
    Child custody and visitation can be the most contentious and emotionally challenging part of a divorce. I will help you protect your parental rights to achieve a custody and visitation result that is in the best interests of your children and you.

    15 years, 100 cases

  4. Child support
    5%
    Child support guidelines are a complicated calculation based on factors including income, visitation, child care costs, health care costs and adjustments for support of other children to determine how much child support you should receive or pay.

    15 years, 100 cases

  5. Divorce and separation
    5%
    There are many aspects that need to be handled in a divorce or separation. From child custody, child support, visitation, spousal support, separation, division of assets or debt, I help clients understand and navigate the complicated legal system.

    15 years, 100 cases

  6. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%
    If you own a business, have substantial assets, have children from a previous relationship or may have an inheritance, you should consider a prenuptial agreement before getting married to protect yourself and your assets if you divorce in the future.

    15 years, 50 cases

  7. Mediation
    5%
    I am a mediator who specializes in family law cases and helping parties resolve their issues amicably.

    15 years, 25 cases

  8. Uncontested divorce
    5%
    If all issues have been agreed upon by both parties and there is a written signed agreement or no relief requested, you are filing a no fault divorce, and you have met the residential requirements; then, you may qualify for an uncontested divorce.

    15 years, 100 cases

AS A DIVORCED MOM AND A CHILD OF DIVORCE, I UNDERSTAND DIVORCE AND FAMILY LAW FROM THE INSIDE-OUT. I HELP FAMILIES TRANSITION TO THEIR NEW FUTURE WHILE BEING CONSCIENTIOUS OF THE EMOTIONAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, AND FINANCIAL COSTS. I HELP PEOPLE DURING ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT TIMES OF THEIR LIVES.

Virginia Family Law Attorney

Corrie Sirkin provides experienced services in family law including divorce, child custody, visitation, paternity, child support, equitable distribution, pre-marital or prenuptial agreements, spousal support, separation, post nuptial agreements, modification, post-judgment matters, litigation, and settlement agreements.  Corrie understands family law as a professional, as a child of divorce, and as a divorced mom and coparent to her twin sons. She cares about her clients and works for the best possible resolution of their situation. Corrie will take the time to understand your situation and discuss with you all of the possibilities for the resolution of your case including settlement discussions, negotiation, litigation, mediation and collaborative law.   She strives to achieve the best possible resolution for your family while being conscientious of your time and money.

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Location

NOVA Legal Professionals
9071 Center Street
Centerfuse Building
Manassas, VA, 20110
NOVA Legal Professionals
4122 Leonard Drive
Fairfax, VA, 22030
NOVA Legal Professionals
1127 International Parkway #152
Fredericksburg, VA, 22406
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Reviews

4.8 / 5.0
  25 customer reviews
Posted by Bonny | August 11, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent and Professional Service
I was recommended to hire Ms. Sirkin through reference of a family member. My case, as most family law cases, had me at a very high stress and emotional level. Ms. Sirkin was very patient with listening to all the details of my "not so typical" requests, and stated by VA law and her experience what path I should follow. Not only did Ms. Sirkin give me what I consider the best legal advice for what I needed right now - but she did foresee into the future many situations that could possibly arise which would require legal intervention, and had that handled as best as possible, as of course we can't predict the future, but she certainly made me feel confident as a client that I was protected. Through the years I have had interactions with several family law attorneys. Ms. Sirkin comes highly recommended by me. On a scale of 1-10, she gets an 11 for professionalism, knowledge of the law, compassion, and getting my case handled in an extremely efficient and fast manner.
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Response from Corrie Sirkin August 28, 2017
Thank you Bonny! It was a pleasure working with you and I wish you, your children, and your family the absolute best!
Posted by Lova | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A Wonderful, Compassionate and Knowledgeable Family Attorney
Corrie Sirkin is more than just an Attorney. She genuinely cares about her clients and is very knowledgeable. She is very proactive in protecting her clients in all areas of family law. She specializes in separation, divorce, child custody (she is an advocate for special-need children), child support, spousal support, assets distribution and...last but not the least if abuse (whether it is emotional, or mental or physical), addiction and affair are involved. When my husband and I went through a very painful separation, I felt lost and scared. I always cried and shook during our meetings at her office, but Corrie not only held my hands, she thoroughly explained the law and calmly guided me on what to do. She is truly a wonderful human being, and I feel so blessed to have known her. If you are looking for a truly caring, and compassionate Family Attorney, I highly recommend Corrie Sirkin.
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Response from Corrie Sirkin January 18, 2018
Thank you for your wonderful review! It is truly appreciated and I wish the absolute best for you and your family!
Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corrie Sirkin
Corrie was incredible to work with, you can believe everything they say on their website. She treated me and my divorce case with compassion, respect, understanding, and honesty. In my opinion, honesty shouldn't be understated in today's world. I happily settled in mediation. She was very well prepared for any eventuality that could come up. We used most of her preparation too. The opposing attorney wasn't as well prepared, and it made all the difference in the world for me and my case. I feel for anyone going through a divorce but very highly recommend Corrie Sirkin and Nova Legal Professionals!
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Posted by Alicia | November 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corrie Sirkin - The Best Part of a Tense Situation
Corrie Sirkin is amazing. She is knowledgeable, personable, responsive, and has a great style of communicating. Anyone who hires her to represent you in what can be very tough circumstances will not be disappointed. The only thing I would change about my experience with Corrie is that I didn't find her sooner. Give her a call and connect with her as soon as you can. You'll be grateful you did!
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Posted by Kristi | September 6, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly recommend
I highly recommend! Corrie is honest, experienced, thoughtful, and efficient. I genuinely feel that she has my best interest in mind at all times.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Valentine’s Day contest
I won the Valentine’s Day contest and Corrie was very helpful. Winning this contest proved I needed to change my lifestyle. Corrie guided me through the process and was very diligent.
Posted by anonymous | January 10, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Case
It was a great experience working with Ms.Sirkin on my divorce case! She showed compassion, professionalism and her responses were always in a timely manner. She was very knowledgeable about my legal situation and was always very honest and helpful.
Posted by J.R. | November 19, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Comforting and Knowledgeable
I met with Ms. Sirkin for a consult and was incredibly impressed. She is very knowledgeable about the law and also has a great demeanor to help those going through a very difficult time. I would recommend her to friends or family in need of a great divorce attorney.
Response from Corrie Sirkin December 3, 2021
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate your recommendation and your review!
Posted by Giana | August 16, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Relocation matter in a difficult situation
I hired Corrie to represent me in a relocation matter and she dealt with my case with ease and understanding. It had many complicating factors and I am in a very difficult co-parenting situation. She helped guide me through the whole process and offered amazing legal advise. Her expertise was invaluable to my situation. In the end she helped me win my case for my kids. She help give me tools I can use even after the case as I deal with the complications of my situational well. With her support the court was able to see the best needs for my kids and she kept items that weren’t important to the judge’s decisions out. If I ever need assistance again I will definitely ask for her and her law firm to represent me. She paid close attention to my actual needs and how to ensure my kids were placed first in the matter. I am forever grateful to her and her team for all they did for us.
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Response from Corrie Sirkin September 1, 2021
It was our pleasure to advocate for you and your children! Thank you for your kind words.
Posted by Lynda | March 31, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional and Knowledgeable
I was going through a very agonizing divorce when I met Corrie. I have nothing but good things to say about this firm. Corrie helped navigate the intricacies of a complicated divorce with precision and made the process understandable and as comfortable as it could be. I would definitely recommend Sirkin Law Firm for anyone looking for top-notch professional representation and transparency.” Highly recommended!
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Posted by Amy | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Don’t get divorced without Corrie’s help!
"Corrie is so caring and knowledgeable and she’s a real fighter! I’ve been going through a very lengthy, difficult divorce and Corrie has been simply fantastic! She is very detailed and advocated on my behalf on many levels. Thankfully I was in her very capable hands throughout this because she helped prevent me from being cheated out of assets and money I deserved. She was my rock! I felt like I earned a friend having had her representing me through this extremely difficult time! I strongly recommend Corrie Sirkin! Don’t get divorced without her help!"
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Response from Corrie Sirkin August 5, 2020
Thank you Amy! It was a pleasure working with you.
Posted by Bob | December 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Legal and Personal / Soft Advice
Corrie Sirkin represented me with the goal of an amicable divorce which was a significant challenge given my wife's personality traits. The legal side was fairly straight forward but a few issues arose that had major consequences if not handled properly. I admit that some of Corrie's advice seemed contradictory to common sense, but that is a strength she has; navigating the process to get where I wanted to be. She would explain her advice, answer my questions, and we moved forward. There are many lawyers that have the legal skills to get a divorce done. But Corrie also has a strong understanding of personality traits/disorders and that was huge getting this divorce done. Timing, when to be tough, when to delay, mentioning things in passing to set up delivery of information later. These soft skills were the difference between a very contested divorce and a peaceful, amicable divorce. One which I was extremely satisfied with the result. Finally, Corrie is a nice, personable person. Combined with her legal and soft skills, this was helpful to me throughout the process. Divorce is difficult. I was fortunate to have Corrie Sirkin as my lawyer.
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Posted by Renee | February 20, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Corrie was professional and understanding of my situation. She was very knowledgeable about my legal situation. Corrie was supportive and honest. I highly recommend her services.
Response from Corrie Sirkin February 22, 2019
Thank you so much! It was a pleasure working with you in the best interests of your son!
Posted by Glenn | November 11, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Delivered
At a very stressful and emotional time Corrie and her law firm delivered in providing me closure in my divorce and creating peace in my world. At times I had doubts because of the judicial system, but Corrie was there for me at my worst times. Its a situation no one wants to be involved in, but it does become a reality. The professionalism and resolution in the process was priceless.
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Posted by anonymous | November 4, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Caring and Attentive
I went on avvo looking for legal representation for my fiancee and I; he was fighting for primary custody of his teenage daughter. I have never called a firm for a consult and the attorney speak with me directly for over an hour giving free legal advice. Corrie was very caring and attentive from our first conversation; thats what made me choose her. During our proceedings, she was on top of everything. I was able to just call/email her at anytime, day or night. Her response turn around time was unbelievable. She even called me back during her vacation!!! Needless to say, just through mediation, my fiancee's daughter is now living with us and visiting with her mom every other weekend. We can't thank her enough and even though this decision is not final yet, we are very hopeful that with Corrie on our side, we are in for the best results!
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Posted by Richard | October 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Top divorce attorney. Reliable, friendly, detail oriented, efficient.
My divorce involved young children, an irrational spouse, and some moderate complications. I would highly recommend Corrie to anyone seeking a divorce attorney with experience, good negotiating skills, who pays attention to the details and keeps costs under control. I interviewed several divorce law firms, and change attorneys once, so I feel I have a wider experience than some clients. Compared to my first attorney, Corrie and her law firm Lesnevich, Marzano-Lesnevich & Trigg have been outstanding. When I asked the difficult questions about possible outcomes, I got realistic experience-based answers instead of a vague ultra-conservative answer. I could act of these pragmatic answers. Corrie helped manage my spouse's irrational behavior and we arranged a successful 50/50 custody. For the economic issues, her analytical approach and attention to details far exceeded my previous divorce attorney, and my spouse's divorce attorney. She guided me when crafting my economic proposals, and whilst we did not get anywhere near her initial suggestions, I am happy with the negotiated outcome and it considers the long term. My divorce is now over, but Corrie has been a reliable guide through a tough year. Most importantly, I've learnt that I can trust Corrie, and that's probably the highest recommendation I can give.
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Posted by anonymous | February 21, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corrie was amazing
Corrie was right there when she was needed to answer questions. I didn't understand much about what I was walking into. Everything was explained very well without making me feel clueless. I loved how she was able to keep me calm and reassured. Very comfortable to talk to.
Posted by Joseph Sherman | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Corrie Sirkin
Corrie was reliable, professional, and knowledgeable while handling a difficult case with ease. When I felt I had nowhere else to turn Corrie took complete control of my case and guided me each step of the way, keeping me informed of what was needed and offering advice for how I should proceed. I would highly recommend her.
Posted by Linda | December 18, 2014
Linda's Mess
Corrie was always professional and keep me informed on every step of my divorce. She frequently listen to my meltdowns and talked me off the ledge. She was realistic and informative about what she thought would happen in my divorce. I don't Corrie looked at divorce as billable hours , she ihas a true concern for what's going on and how to help people through these difficult times
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Posted by Carlos | October 2, 2014
A New Direction
Corrie is very professional, knowledgeable and understanding, she was aware of my concerns and what was important to me, and that was her focus. While divorce is such a frustrating thing and sometimes your emotions get in the way of making the right decision, fortunate enough, Corrie always kept in the direction of my original plan to protect my son.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • NOVA Legal Professionals
  • 2020 - Present
  • Partner
  • Sirkin Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2019
  • Family Law Associate
  • Cordell & Cordell
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Matrimonial Law Associate
  • Lesnevich & Marzano Lesnevich, LLC
  • 2011 - 2017
  • Fellow
  • Central Jersey Legal Services
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Summer Intern
  • Virginia Office of Attorney General
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Summer Law Clerk
  • United States Department Of Justice In Washington, D.C.
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Law Volunteer
  • Marine Corps
  • 2008 - 2008
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Education

  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy
  • ABA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute Diploma
  • 2015
  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2010
  • National Trial Advocacy College
  • Graduate
  • 2010
  • University of Virginia
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A
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Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Co-chair
  • 2022 - 2024
  • Fairfax County Bar Association Law Practice Management Group
  • Secretary
  • 2021 - 2022
  • Virginia Women Attorney's Association
  • President
  • 2020 - 2022
  • Virginia Women Attorney's Association
  • Vice President
  • 2020 - 2020
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Chair, Judicial Nomination Committee
  • 2018 - 2019
  • New Jersey State Bar Foundation
  • Law Adventure Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • YLD Bergen County Representative
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Young Lawyers Division, Dictum
  • Editor
  • 2015 - 2016
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Bergen County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2017
  • New Jersey State Bar Association, Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Committee
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Excellence in Family and Divorce Law
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2024
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2024
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2024
  • Client Champion Award Gold
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2023
  • AV Preeminent Rated Judicial Edition
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2021
  • AV Preeminent
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • AV Preeminent Peer Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Judicial Edition AV Preeminent Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Silver Client Champion
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2020
  • Fellowship
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2020
  • Fellowship
  • National Association of Distinguished Counsel
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Family Law Attorney
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine
  • 2019
  • Top Attorneys Virginia's Outstanding Young Lawyers
  • Richmond Magazine
  • 2019
  • 10 Best Attorneys
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell®
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2014
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • ADR DAY XVIII How to Harness a Neutral's Powers, Advocacy in ADR
  • How can YOU use mediation as an advocate?
  • 2015
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Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (11)
Endorse Corrie
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Co-worker
"Corrie is compassionate and zealously advocates for her clients. She is thoughtful and conscientious in dealing with clients."
Family Attorney | Jul 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Ms. Sirkin for anyone in need of a family law attorney for divorce, custody, or visitation issues. She is knowledgeable, professional, attentive, and always treats her clients with respect. Anyone who hires Ms. Sirkin is in good hands."
Family Attorney | Jun 27
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Corrie Sirkin is an experienced family law attorney and a respected member of the legal community in Virginia."
Family Attorney | May 03
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Corrie is an exceptional attorney. She is kind, caring, energetic and extraordinarily knowledgeable. She is a tireless advocate for her clients. I have and will continue to refer any cases that have a matrimonial angle to her."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Exceptional attorney, dedicated to client success. Highly recommended."
Child custody Attorney | Jul 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a dedicated and tireless advocate for her clients"
Family Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Corrie for five years. She cares deeply about her clients and works hard to provide them with the best possible outcome."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"I have worked with Corrie for several years. She is a compassionate, focused, and zealous advocate for her clients, as well as a knowledgeable family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have worked with her in the past and I found her to be easy to deal with and a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Apr 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Corrie is a very caring and dedicated attorney. She will make sure that no stone is left unturned in your divorce. I whole-heartedly endorse Corrie if you are looking for a divorce attorney in NJ. She is an adversary that I highly respect."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Corrie is very passionate about Family Law and works hard for her clients. I have no hesitation sending anyone with domestic issues in New Jersey to Corrie."
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