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Deborah Leigh McIntyre-Yurkovich

Divorce and separation Attorney at Manassas, VA

5.0   1 review
  • Licensed for 21 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2002
    Active No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation

    9 years

  2. Education
    We serve both students and teachers with an emphasis on the following: Special Education, Discipline, and Post-secondary students (in-state tuition appeals).

    9 years

  3. Child custody

    9 years

  4. Criminal defense
    McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC represents clients in a wide variety of criminal charges, both misdemeanors and felonies, in the state and Federal courts. We have a special emphasis on juvenile law, stemming from our experience with disabilities and mental health issues that impact youth.

    9 years

  5. Alimony

  6. Child support

    9 years

  7. Guardianship
    Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich also routinely serves as counsel for those seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship of an incapacitated adult. In addition, she has been certified as a Guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults in guardianship, conservatorship, and family law matters.

    9 years

  8. Juvenile law

    9 years

  9. Speeding and traffic ticket

    9 years

  10. Child abuse

  11. Domestic violence

  12. Family
    We represent clients in both contested and uncontested cases, from drafting a simple settlement agreement to a multi-day equitable distribution trial. Each divorce is as unique as the parties involved and we will treat your case with the respect that it deserves. The one area in which our approach never changes is in custody cases, where we will always develop a strategy that focuses on the best interests of your children.

    9 years

  13. Marriage and prenuptials

  14. Uncontested divorce


Debbie Mclntyre-Yurkovich is a founding partner of Mclntyre DeFede Law PLLC. Ms. Mclntyre-Yurkovich has represented individuals in a variety of legal matters throughout Northern Virginia. Her clients benefit from her many years of experience in the legal field and the knowledge garnered from hundreds of prior cases and clients. Ms. Mclntyre-Yurkovich is also a parent, one of whom who has special needs.  As a parent, she understands the unique circumstances that present legally, economically, and emotionally to parents or their child(ren).

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is proud that many of her client referrals come from her many satisfied current and past clients.  She is equally proud that she receives many referrals from opposing counsel, professional experts in the community, and former opposing parties.


Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich graduated Cum Laude from Mary Washington College in 1999 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology.  She received her law degree from George Mason University School of Law in 2002.

Bar Admissions:

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2002 and to the Eastern District Federal Court in 2004.

Legal Experience:

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich practices in the areas of family law, criminal law, and education (school) law. She regularly appears in circuit, general district and juvenile courts throughout Northern Virginia.  She has successfully represented hundreds of individuals charged with crimes ranging from misdemeanors to serious felonies.  She has extensive trial experience litigating complex equitable distribution tracing cases, relocation and international custody cases, protective order cases, abuse and neglect cases, and school law related matters. She also has extensive experience in representing individuals in school meetings and administrative proceedings, which include but are not limited to special education, in state tuition appeals, student discipline, and school employment matters.

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich also routinely serves as counsel for those seeking guardianship and/or conservatorship of an incapacitated adult.  In addition, she has been certified as a Guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults in guardianship, conservatorship, and family law matters.

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich has also taken the qualification course to be a Guardian ad litem for children.


Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich began her career as a paralegal/law clerk at William B. Reichhardt & Associates.  Upon passing the Virginia State Bar, Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich was promoted to associate, and then senior associate.  With over fourteen years experience, Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich founded McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC.

Community Involvement:

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and Fairfax Bar Association. She is also a member of the Virginia Women Attorney Association and the Family Law section of the Fairfax Bar Association.  She is also a former member of the Young Lawyer’s section of the Fairfax Bar Association (2002-2013). In addition, she is a participant in the Northern Virginia Legal Services Pro Bono Program.

Ms. McIntyre-Yurkovich is also very active in the community.  She has served on the event planning committee for Conquer Pediatric Chiari; she has helped raise funds for Conquer Chiari and Rainbow Center 4-H Therapeutic Riding; and she also serves on the Special Education Advisory Committee for her local school district.

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McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC
9315 Center Street, Suite 102
Manassas, VA, 20110


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Posted by Marisol | July 4, 2013
Such a relief!
Debbie McIntyre was kind and polite and took the time to listen and took careful notes on my situation so I would not have to repeat myself. I feel she did the very best to manage time considering how expensive it can be to hire an attorney. One thing I really liked in my initial consultation is that she asked the right questions to get an accurate story. My phone calls and emails were always answered immediately and I was always updated on any new events in my case. I am also very satisfied with how carefully and accurately the billing for time was done. Not only did I get the desired outcome in my case, but being treated with the care, respect and professionalism she provided was very important in my stressful situation.
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Work Experience

  • Founding Partner
  • McIntyre DeFede Law PLLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Attorney
  • William Reichhardt & Associates
  • 2002 - 2014
  • Law Clerk / Paralegal
  • William Reichhardt & Associates
  • 2000 - 2002


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • N/A
  • University of Mary Washington
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • N/A


  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • 2002 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)
  • 2002 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • 2002 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Manassas Divorce and separation Lawyer Deborah Leigh McIntyre-Yurkovich
Deborah Leigh McIntyre-Yurkovich
Divorce and separation Attorney
Manassas, VA
Licensed for 21 years