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Laura H Hamilton

Child custody Attorney at Sterling, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 36 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 25 years
  • Licensed for 36 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1987
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 25 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1999
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Laura

Learn Laura’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Child custody
    My background as a foster parent and adoptive parent give me a unique perspective to counsel clients and help develop creative solutions to coparenting in their children's best interests.

  2. Divorce and separation
    Divorce is not a fun experience. If you're looking to unwind your marriage, stop worrying and call me today to talk about your situation further.

  3. Litigation
    I have represented clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies to individuals in all phases of commercial litigation, including: investigation, case development, discovery, selection and preparation of expert witnesses, representation at hearings, trials, arbitrations, mediations, settlement negotiations, and appeals. Subject matters have included employment contract disputes, property and contract disputes, trademark infringement, business torts, ERISA fiduciary risks, and insurance coverage.

  4. Family
    Premier family lawyer in the great state of Virginia for years. Stop worrying, give me a call today to speak about your family matters now.

  5. Appeals
    I have represented clients in several federal appellate courts throughout the country and before the Virginia Supreme Court.

Thank you for visiting my Avvo page.  I am a northern Virginia family and divorce lawyer.  If you're seeking an attorney to help you during your difficult family legal times, give me a call to hire the compassionate advocacy you want.


54 Aldridge Court
Sterling, VA, 20165

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Posted by Caddell | December 24, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Thank God for Laura Hamilton my Attorney.
First of all praise God in Jesus mighty name for Laura Hamilton my Attorney. As a man of God, a Loving Father, a Daddy, and a Combat Veteran I thank you Laura Hamilton for everything you have done so far in putting the piece's back together in my life. Through legal action you have corrected so many wrongs, from previous attorney's. To all good people I give Laura Hamilton the highest recommendation. Don't go to just any Attorney start here. In family law the discretion of the court is sometimes just wrong and unjust and it takes a skilled, compassionate, honest Attorney to navigate a specific strategy to see the you through, Laura Hamilton is that Attorney Thank you Laura Hamilton Very Respectfully Best Regards Caddell
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Posted by Steele Knudson | May 16, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
A reputation for brilliance well deserved
When I needed help with custody and visitation I sought advise from fellow attorneys who litigate in family courts across Northern Virginia. They all recommended Laura Hamilton to handle my complex and heart rending appeal. She has accomplished more with her resolve and tenacity than any of the so called prestigious pedigree firms whom I had hired in the past. I have witnessed her intense preparation, professional demeanor, and courtroom brilliance sway previously skeptical judges. Her reputation impressed my fellow lawyers, and now, I am over awed by her dedication. I am grateful to have Laura Hamilton on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | October 31, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
A Formidable Opponent!
Laura is the type of attorney that you see on television shows like "Law and Order." She's a formidable opponent, and extremely logical and rational. One thing that I loved about having Laura as my counsel is that even if she asserted that we should take a certain action-----she would still be weighing the strategy associated with taking that action up until the very last minute. Laura is very STEALTHY. Her mind SHREDS information, down to the finest detail. In addition to her legal prowess, Laura is extremely nurturing. There were many instances in her time spent with me where she gave me practical advice for my specific situation that had nothing to do with practicing law. She remained accessible via phone and text, even at night and on the weekends. If you need an attorney who is going to go the extra mile to not only provide you with representation but support then Laura is your person. She's argued cases in front of the Supreme Court and more. What touched me the most about Laura, was her willingness to work with me financially. She's certainly seasoned enough, to not have to do that. She did that because she believed it was the right thing to do and there were many instances in which she would say "Look, that will work itself out. Lets focus on the case." Her character as a human being is what shines even brighter than her legal prowess. Another thing I want to mention is that when Laura drafted motions on my behalf, they were completely solid. She filled her motions with tons of case law, shutting down the emotion based arguments of the opposing counsel. HIRE LAURA!
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  • Free Consultation 45 minutes
  • Hourly Rates $ 300-350 per hour
  • Contingency 20%-25%
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.1 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • 2012 - Present
  • Of Counsel
  • Matsen Miller Cossa & Gray, PLLC
  • 2011 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Dickstein Shapiro, LLP
  • 1990 - 2008
  • Attorney
  • Hunton & Williams
  • 1987 - 1990
  • Clerk
  • Hon. John D. Butzner, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • 1986 - 1987
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1986
  • University of Georgia, Athens
  • MA - Master of Arts
  • 1982
  • Lynchburg College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1976


  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English


  • Supplement #13 to Professional Liability Insurance, International Risk Management Institute
  • Liability Exposures of ERISA Fiduciaries (co-authored with Ira R. Mitzner)
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Endorse Laura
Family Attorney | Jul 07
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have worked on several cases with Laura and to say I am very impressed by her is an understatement. Laura is kind and compassionate and fights for her clients. Laura is a wealth of information and experience. She is also the first attorney I think of when I need to make a referral, and I would not hesitate for a second to refer my family and close friends to her, because I know they will be in good hands."
Sterling Child custody Lawyer Laura H Hamilton
Laura H Hamilton
Child custody Attorney
Sterling, VA
Licensed for 36 years
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