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Li-Shann Durst

Family Attorney at Ashburn, VA

5.0   7 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2001
    Status
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About Li-Shann

Learn Li-Shann’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    40%

  2. Family
    40%
    Separation, Child Custody, Parenting Time/Visitation, Child Support, Property Distribution, Spousal Support, Marital Agreements

  3. Mediation
    20%

Li-Shann Durst is a family law attorney, certified by the Virginia Supreme Court as a mediator, and she is a trained collaborative divorce practitioner. Li-Shann has a passion for families and has served individuals from diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances. She has advised clients on various family law matters pertaining to divorce such as custody, parenting time, property distribution, and support. She has negotiated and drafted marital settlement agreements and represented clients in court hearings.

Previously, Mrs. Durst worked in the area of finance. She brings her experience in finance to inform her decisions in family law matters. Mrs. Durst provides well-informed, prudent advice to her clients, with the sensitivity and compassion they deserve during one of life's most challenging season.

Having been a litigator, Mrs. Durst now turns her attention to resolving family law issues using mediation and collaborative practice. She strongly believes that mediation and collaborative practice provide families an alternative to litigation that is more dignified.

Location

Law Office of Li-Shann Durst, PLLC
21001 Sycolin Road
Suite 340
Ashburn, VA, 20147

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Posted by Sam | August 20, 2021
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Great person and Lawyer
She was very helpful, knowledgeable and walked me through things step by step. Very thorough going through contracts and insightful on possible downfalls.
Posted by anonymous | January 27, 2021
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Awesome Family Law Attorney
Divorce can be a very emotional process however, Ms Durst represented me very well. She was compassionate in my case and advocated on my behalf to ensure I was privy to all the options available. She listened to my needs and provided different perspective on various issues with workable solutions and how to achieve them. I appreciated her candor and professionalism. Initially, I thought my case was going to drag on for months, but luckily it was handled and settled seamlessly. Highly recommend!
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Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2020
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Helpful and patient
Li-Shann was very helpful and knowledgeable about the divorce process. She was also very patient with all the delays and changes that I made.
Posted by Kourtney | July 30, 2020
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Excellent and Knowledgeable Attorney
Li-Shann did an excellent job handling my case and I am so thankful. She is highly experienced, knowledgeable, empathetic, kind, and goes over and beyond to represent you. Thank you for handling my needs quickly, efficiently, with a the high level off attentiveness, and great communication. I am happy with the results of my case and I highly recommend Li-Shann.
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Posted by Carlo | July 29, 2020
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Mrs. Durst - Extremely professional, courteous, patient Lawyer
She took the time to explain and walk me through the process, provided suggestions and put me at easy. She answered all of my questions promptly and accurately. It has been a pleasure dealing with her Sincerely, Carlo
Posted by Joy | February 20, 2019
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Beyond what I expected
My divorce lawyer Li-Shann Durst was very thorough and effective and most importantly knowledgeable in handling my divorce case. She got me the necessary property settlement and spousal support I needed to be able to get out of an abusive marriage and move on with my life. A big shoutout for a fantastic outcome for this phenomenal lawyer and now I can concentrate on my time for healing.
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Posted by Raine | September 6, 2016
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Best lawyer ever!
Li-shann helped me with my divorce for over 2 years. She never gave up and went above and beyond to help me and my children. I am forever grateful for all she did for me. She is the only lawyer you will ever need.
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AVVO RATING 9.2 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Li-Shan Durst PLLC
  • 2014 - Present

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Doctor of Law (J.D.)
  • 2000
  • California State University
  • Bachelor's of Science in Business, emphasis in Finance
  • 1991

Associations

  • Virginia Mediation Network
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Member of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Member of the Loudoun County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • President
  • 2016 - 2018
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • 2012

Speaking Engagements

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Alternative to Divorce Litigation
  • 2022
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • New and Hot Topics in Legal Ethics- Attended
  • 2022
  • Divorce Options Workshop
  • Divorce
  • 2022
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • 38th Annual Advanced Family Law- Attended
  • 2022
  • Divorce Options Workshop
  • Divorce
  • 2021
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • 37th Annual Advanced Family Law- Attended
  • 2021
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Domestic Violence Awareness for the General Practitioner- Attended
  • 2021
  • Divorce Options Workshop
  • Divorce
  • 2020
  • Divorce Options Workshop
  • Divorce
  • 2019
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Family Attorney | Nov 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse Li-Shann in the field of family law, particularly for mediation and collaborative practice. Li-Shann has been a member of the Loudoun legal community for a number of years and is well-respected and provides a great service to her clients."
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Ashburn Family Lawyer Li-Shann Durst
Li-Shann Durst
Family Attorney
Ashburn, VA
Licensed for 22 years