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Amanda Stone Swart

Divorce and separation Attorney at Ashburn, VA

5.0   21 reviews
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2010
    Status
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About Amanda

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Amanda Stone Swart is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Stone Swart works in the firm’s Ashburn office, and represents clients in Ashburn, Leesburg, Loudoun County, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Stone Swart is originally from Boone, Iowa. She graduated summa cum laude from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska in 2004, with Bachelor’s of Arts degrees in both Political Science and Journalism. Upon graduation, Ms. Stone Swart worked in politics in Iowa prior to relocating to the Washington, D.C. area. She then worked as a legal assistant or law clerk for several firms in downtown D.C. and Northern Virginia, before enrolling full time at George Mason University School of Law.

After graduating from law school in 2009, Ms. Stone Swart practiced family law as an associate attorney at a law firm in Northern Virginia from 2010 until June 2015 before joining Livesay & Myers, P.C.

Ms. Stone Swart is known for her commitment to her clients, and is an aggressive and zealous advocate for their interests both inside and outside the courtroom.

Ms. Stone Swart was named a Super Lawyer in 2023, after being named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year from 2019–2021. She was included in the 2021 and 2023 editions of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. Ms. Stone Swart currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Ms. Stone Swart resides in Ashburn, Virginia with her husband and three daughters.

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Location

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
19775 Belmont Executive Plaza #300
Ashburn, VA, 20147

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Reviews

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Posted by James | July 27, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
Mrs. Stone handled my divorce. She was up front with what my ex was entitled to, answered all my questions, and help me settle without going to court. I loved that most of it was handled via phone or email, and that I had to use very little leave and go to the office.
Posted by Carla | July 24, 2020
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Wonderful Attorney
Amanda handled my separation agreement, custody agreement, child support and finalized my divorce. She was an excellent attorney who had a wealth of knowledge on this matter. I was very pleased with Amanda and the entire Livesay & Myers Law Firm.
Posted by Jenn | July 17, 2020
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Plaintiff
Amanda Stone-Swart and her paralegal support team including Ms. Humiston were great work with during my divorce. From the first consultation call I felt that Amanda understood me, my case and the initial obstacles we could face. She always explained any step she advised me to take both the pros and cons and left the final decisions to me. That was important to me because no attorney can fully understand the uniqueness of someone’s marriage and how to navigate a divorce. Amanda’s experience with clients and the courtroom was pivotal in getting the results that I wanted for me and my daughters. She worked with the defendants attorney and worked out an agreement without having to go to trial. Due to the sensitive nature of why we divorced I couldn’t have been any happier with the final agreement. And almost 100% of the paperwork, calls and decisions were made remotely as I lived in another state. Any divorce journey is difficult to walk but Amanda and the whole team at Livesay & Myers allowed it to be as good as it could be.
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Posted by Nathalie | December 18, 2019
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Best Lawyer in the DMV
I am highly recommending Attorney Amanda Stone Swart and Paralegal Gigi Stanley. Not only are they very Knowledgeable but their work is built on Integrity, Professionalism and Customer Service. They were able to provide me with a positive outcome in my case, and it's all thanks to their commendable work. I highly recommend them to anyone in need of Legal Advice or Representation. If I could give them 10 Stars, I would!
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Posted by Bobbi | June 9, 2019
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Best family law attorney!
Ms Amanda Stone Swart, Esq of Livesay & Myers recently represented me in a complicated divorce action in Loudoun County involving abandonment. This was made more complex with my husband's relocation outside of the US. Ms. Swart designed a strategy to accomplish a property settlement and divorce in a timely and cost effective manner. She and her paralegal Donna Fernandez kept in contact so I was never left wondering the status of my case or what the next action would be to achieve an equitable resolution. Amanda Stone Swart and her legal team were a bright light in an otherwise uncomfortable situation that had to be dealt with. I can't thank them enough for their knowledge, professionalism, understanding and support. I highly recommend Amanda for anyone needed a family law attorney in Loudoun County, VA
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Posted by Steven | May 15, 2019
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Incredibly helpful
I recently finalized my divorce and Ms. Stone Swart was the attorney I hired. Both herself and Ms. Fernandez were beyond helpful. They guided me through the whole process, answered any questions I had and fought for my best interests. I would highly recommend hiring Ms. Stone Swart if you are going through a divorce.
Posted by anonymous | May 1, 2019
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Executive
Amanda was great during a very difficult time. She was responsive, empathetic, answered all of my questions and explained the options. I asked a lot of questions and I appreciated her thoughtful responses.
Posted by Dee | January 2, 2019
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Livesay Myers Review
Amanda Stone-Swart has worked diligently in resolving a difficult, vitally important family law matter on my behalf. Her representation lead to progress on my case that I would not have otherwise achieved. She is highly knowledgeable, always professional, fair with billings and truly cares about her clients. I appreciate Amanda's astute ability to quickly assess a situation and think on her feet. I am extremely pleased with the service she provides.
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Posted by Bonnie | December 28, 2017
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Highly Recommend
Amanda was fantastic to work with. I originally met with her for a consultation. She immediately made me feel comfortable. She was quick to respond to my questions, helpful and provided invaluable guidance to me. Her paralegal, Jenny, was extremely friendly, knowledgeable and easy to work with. Their receptionist, Amanda, was always helpful and very pleasant on the phone. I feel they were extremely fair with billing and worked quickly and efficiently. I would highly recommend working with Amanda and her staff.
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Posted by James | December 4, 2017
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Best Attorney!
Amanda was fantastic! She was the BEST attorney I have ever met and did an outstanding job on my divorce. She displayed a high level of expertise, responsiveness, and professionalism. Thanks to Amanda I won everything I wanted in court.
Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2017
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Highly Recommended!
Amanda and her team were amazing. Through a very hard time in my life Amanda and her team were able to provide guidance and support to help with my situation. She always looked out for the best interest for myself and my young daughter and was very sensitive and understanding. The team was always available at a moments notice for anything that came up and very timely in all aspects of the process. Amanda was always very professional and knowledgeable about any question or situation that came up. I am very grateful to her and her team and highly recommend them!
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Posted by Tony | April 3, 2017
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Easy Peasy
I had the pleasure of hiring a team of women that get the job done, Amanda and Jenny. By no means was my divorce the most complicated in the history of human matrimony, but to me it was the only one that mattered. My mother told me to hire an attorney who was a bulldog, so I needed a team who would not fold like a lawn chair when faced with manipulation. I was confident this is what I got. They never seemed to have any interest in mind, other than mine. From day one, I was comfortable communicating with them and had confidence that I made the right choice. I never had to wait for a response to any question I had. My divorce was complete in less than a year and they made every effort possible to keep the costs down wherever possible. I highly recommend the services of Amanda and Jenny. Thank you. :)
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Posted by Bill | February 1, 2017
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Divorce Attorney
I believe that Amanda Stone Swart and her team - specifically Jenny Peshoff did an excellent job helping me through a very difficult situation - my divorce. From my first meeting with Amanda - I thought I had found an attorney that would take care of me in providing me with the best guidance in getting a acceptable resolution for my divorce - and I was correct. Amanda and Jenny took care of my divorce professionally and made me feel like family - they always made time to help me understand what was happening - why it was happening - and what to expect in the future. I think aspects make Amanda and her team different. To be honest Amanda and Jenny helped provide guidance to my ex-wife's attorney. Often they were late with information or it was inadequate - they patiently informed him - again - what was needed and why. And when necessary provide strict guidance on what was needed and potential fallout if they did not provide the requested information. I have mentioned Jenny for a specific reason - Amanda is a very busy person which I believe is an indication of how good an attorney Amanda is - and Jenny was always available to help me with answering questions or relaying information to Amanda. Being able to always talk with Jenny while going through the divorce helped ease a lot of my concerns and anxiety. I was so impressed with Amanda and her team that I provided their names to a friend going through a divorce and he is using them as his divorce attorney. I can not say enough positive things about Amanda and Jenny - the best words I can use - I am glad they helped me. And they helped bring an acceptable resolution to my divorce. I have and will continue to recommend them as a team to use when going through a divorce.
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Posted by Matt | January 12, 2017
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Thorough divorce lawyer with excellent communication skills
I contacted Livesay & Myers initially for consultation to get advise on how I should start the divorce process. Amanda was readily available and I got a good sense that she understood my situation. I hired her to help throughout the divorce process, give me guidance on what my legal rights were, and draft any necessary legal documents. My case took some twists and turns during the process and I was always able to get hold of Amanda. Her communications with opposing counsel were fast, accurate and to the point. Her communication with me as to what had taken place was excellent! And really, that is the most important thing. Divorce is a chess game and not knowing what the last move was will cause unneeded stress! I would (and have) recommend Amanda to anyone needing the services of a divorce lawyer. In addition, Amanda has surrounded herself with helpful and friendly work associates. I've dealt with many of them and always had prompt, friendly experiences.
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Posted by TonyE | January 12, 2017
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Dedicated, Knowledgeable, and Reliable
My experience with Amanda Swart and para legal Jenny Peshoff was very good. This was my first exposure to the court system in Virginia and they were both very patient, knowledgeable and were able to explain everything to me in layman terms so that I fully understood what was to lay ahead. They were also very good to keep my best interests and the best interests of my children as their number one priority.
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Posted by Melissa | January 9, 2017
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Amazing team!!
I had a child custody case. I didn't know what to expect and was extremely uneasy about everything. Amanda and her Paralegal, Jenny were amazing!!!! From the beginning they were both very reassuring and made sure I understood each process fully. My case was handled professionally and efficiently.
Posted by anonymous | September 25, 2016
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Setting the Standard for Divorce Attorney
From the moment I first called Livesay & Myers to research an attorney for a separation and divorce, it was clear Amanda and her team were both knowledgeable and accessible. Amanda was incredibly professional but very personable during my initial consultation, laying out what seemed like a complicated process in a very clear fashion that made it much less daunting. She and her paralegal team not only assisted through every step of the process of drawing up paperwork for the separation and divorce, but also went above and beyond in assisting with a separate legal complication that arose as part of a refinance. No matter her schedule, Amanda could always be reached through her paralegal team and far surpassed any expectations I could have had. Her office always kept in clear communication, both by phone and email, and she personally saw to the resolution of what could have turned into a much more complicated situation for me. She ensured my divorce went smoothly and incredibly quick, and her knowledge and caring—as well as that of her team—helped me through a very difficult life event. Although I have not had any other interactions with attorneys or firms, I am confident that Amanda and the Livesay & Myers paralegals set the standard and have the best intentions for their clients.
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Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2016
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A compassionate yet tenacious attorney
I engaged the services of Amanda Stone Swart, Esq., to assist me with handling an aggressive attempt by my former spouse to radically change what, until now, had been a perfectly workable custody arrangement for the children and both parents. Amanda was very approachable from the beginning, quickly understanding the issue and worked with me to formulate a plan of action. We were successful in coming to a workable compromise which all parties appear to be comfortable with (considering issues such as this are rarely ideal). I highly recommend Amanda and her colleagues and, although I hope never to require her services again, I will definitely turn to her should the need arise.
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Posted by Rebekah | June 28, 2015
Former Client
Divorce is very tumultuous and disruptive and having the right advocate is crucial to finding your way to a stable future. Amanda S. Swart was a knowledgeable and strong advocate for my children and me. Our situation was complicated and painful, and she stood with me and helped my children and me find a new normal for our family. I am confident that we are much better off now than we would have been otherwise--because Amanda was my attorney and solid advocate. She was realistic and smart in charting a path through the legal maze and even nightmare divorce can be and certainly was. I am very grateful for her professionalism and legal expertise and I highly recommend her. Amanda will do all she can to support you and secure the best possible outcome for you and your family.
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Posted by Carrie | June 25, 2015
Strong Advocate
Amanda was a world of help during the dissolution of my marriage. She was very compassionate and caring. I was able to rely on her to have accurate information and quick responses to my questions. She was highly knowledgeable of what I needed to think about in regards to my future financially and the future of my children. Her advice helped establish a custody arrangement that was agreeable to both parties. Amanda was so supportive of me during the most difficult time of my life. Her dependability made me comfortable with the decisions I was making. There is no question that she had my best intentions in mind. I highly recommend her services.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Lead Senior Associate Attorney
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2021 - Present
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2021
  • Associate Attorney
  • Cole Miller PLLC
  • 2010 - 2015

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Creighton University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Loudoun County Divorce
  • Equal Division of Marital Assets
  • Fairfax County Divorce
  • Ruling in Favor of the Husband

Associations

  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • 2021 - Present
  • Law Camp Casino Night Committee, Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Chair
  • 2017 - Present
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Law Camp Casino Night Committee, Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Committee Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia Chapter)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Creighton University Alumni Advisory Board- DC Chapter
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
  • Loudoun County Bar Association, Bench Bar Committe
  • President-Elect
  • 2022 - 2023
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Social Chair
  • 2019 - 2020
  • Creighton University Alumni Advisory Board- DC Chapter
  • President
  • 2012 - 2014
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • 2019 Clients’ Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • 2017 Clients’ Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 2015 Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Trial Advocate of the Year
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2010
  • Graduated Summa Cum Laude
  • Creighton University
  • 2004
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Street Law 2018
  • "So You're 18?" Legal Rights and Responsibilities in the Real World for High School Students
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (18)
Endorse Amanda
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Amanda for over 10 years and highly recommend her. She is extremely knowledgeable, is an excellent litigator, and is a fantastic advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Swart. She is a knowledgeable family law attorney, especially in the areas of divorce and custody. Ms. Swart is a dedicated attorney who will fight to obtain the best possible results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Lawyers who donate time on sites like this have a passion for the law and a compassion for the people they serve. Kudos."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an extremely knowledgeable and respected divorce and family law attorney. She is a passionate advocate for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Is a highly skilled and knowledgeable attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Experienced, passionate about her work and knowledgeable, I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 16
Relationship: Family member
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an experienced family law attorney with the skills and knowledge to serve her clients' best interests. I wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney in Loudoun County or across Northern Virginia."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Stone Swart is a bright and conscientious advocate for her clients. She is well-versed in the law and has the respect of her colleagues even when they are opposing counsel."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda's experience and compassion with her clients make her an excellent choice for a family law attorney. I would recommend her to anyone in need of assistance in their divorce or custody issues."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"I'm happy to endorse Ms. Swart as a bright, compassionate family law attorney! She is a skilled advocate who puts the needs of her clients first."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an experienced and fearless advocate for her clients. Amanda has a deep understanding of the law and a strong presence in the courtroom. I give her my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is a seasoned family law practitioner who knows how to achieve the best results for her clients. I highly recommend her for any issue related to family law."
Family Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Amanda for any and all family law matters. She is diligent in representing her client's interests and puts their interests at the front of every case."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Amanda is an exceptional advocate for her clients, and maintains boundless compassion for the individuals and families she represents. I highly endorse her as an excellent divorce and family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Amanda Stone Swart is a talented, hard-working family law attorney. I highly recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse this lawyer. She has a strong grasp of the law and how to best utilize it for her clients' benefit. She is a caring person and that comes through in her client interactions."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 22
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked on cases against Amanda. She is a top quality lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Amanda Stone Swart is a skilled and dedicated family law attorney. I highly recommend Amanda to anyone facing a divorce or custody battle in Loudoun County or Northern Virginia."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 04
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An outstanding family law attorney, Ms. Stone Swart receives my highest possible endorsement."
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