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Scott Samuel Ives

Family Attorney at Sterling, VA

4.9   27 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 35 years
    Maryland - MD 34 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 35 years
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1988
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 34 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 35 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1989
    Status
    Administratively Suspended - Non-Payment of Dues No misconduct found

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

About Scott

Learn Scott’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Family
    35%

    36 years, 300 cases

  2. Personal injury
    35%

    36 years, 500 cases

  3. Employment and labor
    20%

    36 years, 300 cases

  4. Criminal defense
    10%

    36 years, 250 cases

 

 

I have twenty-five years of experience in commercial, criminal, domestic, employement, personal injury and traffic law.

 

Please call my office today at or email me at to schedule a free consultation!

 

 

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Location

Ives & Associates
46557 Pebblebrook Place
Sterling, VA, 20165

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Faisal | August 12, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
HIRE SCOTT!!
If you are looking for a hard charging lawyer to represent you in any legal issue, then Scott Ives is your man! I reached out to Scott for legal consultation to see if he could represent me for my divorce case. I had a brief conversation with him and immediately felt a good vibe. I hired him and he began to work on my case. He is a straight shooter and no non-sense type of guy. He will tell what you need to hear, not what you want to hear because he knows what is in your best interest. Afterall, he has more than 30 years of experience in the legal battlefield. I found to be him focused, knowledgeable and competent in his work. He explained the process and best outcomes for my divorce case. He was patient and worked very well with me. He has always been there for me when I needed him. His paralegal, Siria, was also great. Whenever I called her, she promptly addressed my questions or concerns. The entire period, he worked tirelessly and in a professional manner. This he did extremely well to the benefit of my case. I was overly satisfied with the results. I sincerely appreciated his hard work and dedication. Scott is indeed a true fighter. He will always give more than 100% and will never give up. He will work and negotiate with the opposing attorney to reach a favorable settlement. He treats his clients with kindness, respect, friendliness, empathy, and understanding. His legal fees are reasonable as well. He would promptly send me the receipt for services rendered in detail upon request. I highly recommend anyone to seek out Scott in representing you for any legal issue. Trust me on this, it is definitely worth having Scott on your side.
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Posted by anonymous | April 10, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Look no further and choose this lawyer NOW!!!! all the experience in the world and most friendly service EVER!
Luckily I had never had the need for a lawyer before in my life, so I was skeptical in how to select one. Of course, google shows you a million results, and then ads in your apps after you search, but after calling different lawyers and dealing with their unavailability; I dialed to the Law Office of Scott S. Ives, I expressed how urgent my matter was, he dropped what he was doing and immediately started helping me out on my case! He has proven to be reliable, knowledgeable, empathic, and well known in the local area. The other party had the "big" firm, with all the names and partners, and the more expensive bill, but Mr. Ives proved to be triumphant in the end; if you hire the other guys, you will rarely speak to your lawyer, you will end up talking to the receptionist, the paralegal, and rarely your lawyer. That doesn't work for me, I want to talk to the man that is going to be standing next to me when we enter the ring and that is what you will get here, with Mr. Ives! The big firm lawyer was so excluded from the details of the case, that that she would make mistakes that anyone else who is aware of your case would never make. Mr. Ives puts your case in the forefront of my life, working on it at any time your situation requires, teaches you steps you will encounter in the process and creates the right expectation along the way. I will always be thankful for Mr. Ives's services, as his relentless determination, and amazing work ethic. In a bad situation, where you need legal representation, Mr. Ives has been blessing to my life.
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Posted by Gayle | May 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Lawyer
Scott Ives was very responsive and professional. He never let us down and addressed all our questions every step of the way. You won't be disappointed in hiring his expertise and service.
Posted by anonymous | February 9, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent and Honest
Mr. Ives is very upfront and honest. We consulted him about some home matters and he gave his assessment of the situation and what our best options were and what we should consider before hiring him. He did not try any subtle pressure into hiring him because what he would charge may be too much for our problem. He said he would always be available to us in the future for help. He is very easy to talk to. He is very attentive and seems genuinely concerned with our problem. We really couldn't have asked any more from him. I would highly recommend him if you think you need an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | June 8, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommended
My Ex and children relocated to the Sterling area and I sought representation for some custody issues. Mr. Ives was professional, responsive, and efficient. I could not have asked for better representation and Scott was both dedicated and highly competent in handling my rather complex issues. I highly recommend Scott Ives to anyone looking for Family Law representation.
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Posted by Lauren | April 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best in Loudoun
Took me on as a client at short notice and still managed to take an impossible situation that would have really put me in a bad position and he made it possible for me to keep my life in order!! Highly recommend for anything!!!
Posted by Clifton | January 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Attorney
Overall, I had a great experience with Scott. He took my case when I thought I had no where else to turn to. Him and his office demonstrated patience and understanding throughout my entire ordeal which made the process easier than it otherwise would have been. Knowledgeable professional that is upfront and straight to thew point. Always got the sense he had my best interest at heart and wasn't some grimy attorney, gaming the process looking out for himself. Would be my first recommendation to anyone.
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Posted by George | October 25, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Divorce Concluded Quickly
I have engaged Scott several times over the past 8 years, each time with pleasing results. This most recent engagement, my divorce, got a bit sticky due to unexpected changes in residency, required document translations, international document service, etc. But Scott stuck with me all the way through, finding a solution to each obstacle and concluding the entire matter in a shorter amount of time than might be expected.
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Posted by Shabana | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Just great.
Mr. Ives was a great help with our case. We would not have been able to get things sorted in our own. He was knowledgeable and helped us build a great case. He was even kind enough to take some time to dumb down the legal jargon on our case's decision! We highly recommend Mr. Ives.
Posted by anonymous | May 4, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
In a league of his own...
My first time ever requiring the services of an attorney, and Scott Ives far exceeded my expectations. From the first minute that I met with him during the initial consultation, I felt like he actually really cared about me as a person, not just as a client. I had consulted a couple other lawyers before him and all they were concerned about was basically getting paid. Scott came across as humble, and compassionate, everything that I could ask for in someone representing me. I would highly recommend Scott Ives if you want an attorney that will fight hard for you but that won't lose the human element. Scott's experience and expertise really impressed me throughout my whole ordeal , and I am so thankful to him for everything he's done. I truly believe that Scott Ives is in a league of his own.
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Response from Scott Ives June 8, 2017
Thank you so much for this kind and thoughtful review. Can you please contact me offline so I can personally thank whoever wrote this nice review? Thanks again! Scott
Posted by Jeff | February 13, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Fantastic Lawyer
Scott Ives is true professional who has a broad-based yet in-depth knowledge of the law. He's been able to help me directly or indirectly on multiple occasions. I would highly recommend Scott to anyone who in need of an attorney you can rely on and trust. I consider Scott a blessing in my life!
Posted by Amy | February 2, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Outstanding attorney
Scott is an outstanding attorney who genuinely cares about the best outcome for his clients. He took the time to answer all my questions and guided me through a difficult domestic matter. He is highly professional, knowledgeable and ethical. If you are looking for a responsive and trustworthy attorney to represent you with integrity, I recommend contacting Scott Ives.
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Posted by anonymous | October 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Yaser
Scott is a very smart man , I went to him before two months ago , he was patient with me and he did a great job in a professional way and he doesn't care when I told him that I will give him some money from my claim he said "deal is deal" , in the meantime he gave me good price for perfect service , I strongly recommend Ives for anyone who needs help. Thank you Scott so much
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Posted by Eduardo | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Scott won this single dad custody of his daughter
Mine was a difficult case. My ex was extremely toxic and made this a very high conflict case that ultimately went to trial. Scott did everything he could to settle but she was having none of it and we went to trial. Scott is an excellent negotiator and also a bulldog in the courtroom. Something that sets him apart from most attorneys is that he is also ethical and never made choices that increased the conflict rather his intent was always to find a solution that minimized the costs. I cannot recommend him high enough.
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Posted by anonymous | October 13, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney
Scott is a hands on attorney who goes above and beyond the call of duty. He took a case that no one else would. He is a hero, a defender of children, a defender of abused women and children. He took the case, he won it and he gave a kid back some self respect and he gave her lots of love. He is IMHO one of the great attorney in Virginia.
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Posted by Marilyn | September 8, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
He was a blessing for my case
I can not say enough good things about attorney Scott Ives. He represented me in a fall an injury which happened Sept 19, 2014. Scott did everything possible working with Doctors, Insurances, hospitals, and Medicare. He showed so much concern for my healing. He always returned my telephone calls which was a huge blessing and a comfort. I would highly recommend him.
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Posted by Rachel Virk | March 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
I refer clients to my colleague Scott Ives
I have known Scott Ives since about 2004. We have tried cases against one another, and I can attest to both his dedication to his clients and competence as an attorney. When I have been unable to take on a particular case, I have referred clients to Scott for representation in divorce, personal injury, criminal, traffic and employment matters. I have done so with complete confidence that the client will be in good hands, and I have received excellent feedback at the conclusion of the case.
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Posted by Quoc | February 17, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Car Accident
This was the first time I used a lawyer. Scott represented me in a car accident. It was a pleasure working with Scott. He made the entire process went very smoothly and took care of everything professionally.
Posted by Wil | August 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Representation
Mr. Ives went above and beyond my expectations in helping us with our legal situation. In particular, his ability to quickly formulate a strategy in view of the relevant legal covenants at hand was noteworthy. Secondly, we were impressed with his willingness to reach out to the prosecutor and establish a productive dialogue that ultimately led to a significant reduction in our legal exposure. Great customer service skills. Very reasonable fees. Would highly recommend to those seeking representation.
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Posted by John C. | August 13, 2015
Went way beyond what was expected and got huge results!
Scott represented me in a child support dispute and did a fantastic job. He spent much more time than he had to, his arguments were VERY effective in court, and he handled everything in a professional manner. He was relentless in attempting to get a settlement before going into court, and when a settlement wasn't accomplished, he was confident in representing me and getting me the decision I needed. There were many things Scott did that other attorneys may not have considered, let alone fought for. He changed things dramatically for me.
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AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of Scott S. Ives, PLLC.
  • 2000 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Tate & Bywater, Ltd.
  • 1992 - 1999
  • Law Clerk to Federal Judges
  • Federal Government
  • 1988 - 1989

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Lafayette College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Loftus v. Vistarms, Inc., 69 Fed.Appx. 614, CA4 (VA) 2003)
  • I prevailed in federal court both at the trial level before the Eastern Distirct Court of Virgina and at the appellate level beofre the U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, Membership Committee
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member
  • 1989 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1988 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Distinguished
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Cricuit Court Mediation Committee
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Law Camp Instructor
  • Loudoun County Bar Association
  • 2015
  • Volunteer Award
  • Loudoun County Youth Shelter
  • 2012
  • Environmental Journal
  • George Washington University National Law Cneter
  • 1988
  • National Negotiating Competition Regional Winner, Fifth in U.S.
  • American Bar Association
  • 1988
  • Deans LIst
  • Lafayette College
  • 1985
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Publications

  • United States States Dept.
  • Spain's Entrance into the EEC
  • 1989
  • George Washington Law Journal
  • Uncertain Committments
  • 1988

Speaking Engagements

  • Falcons Crest
  • general and elder law
  • 2012
  • various car dealerships
  • Employment Law
  • 2000

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (7)
Endorse Scott
Family Attorney | Mar 18
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Scott Ives since about 2004. We have tried cases against one another, and I can attest to both his dedication to his clients and to his competence as an attorney. I recommend Scott to persons in need of an attorney whom I cannot assist for divorce, personal injury, criminal, traffic and employment law cases. I know the client will be in good hands, and have had reports back of excellent results. Scott is an excellent attorney whom I heartily recommend!"
Employment and labor Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Ives and I have been opposing attorneys on several cases and I find him to be well prepared and highly capable. I regularly refer cases to him when I am unable to accept them."
Employment and labor Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had Mr. Ives as an opposing attorney on several cases. He is very knowledgeable of the law and argues with passion for his clients. As a result of seeing his work ethic, tenacity and skills as a family law attorney, I know that the same skills carry over to his other fields of law; therefore, I have referred several employment cases to him, a field that I do not practice. I trust Scott Ives and know that when I refer a client to him, he will do his best to resolve their respective issues in the client's favor."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Scott is an extremely dependable attorney. He is conscientious and takes the time necessary to make sure that each of his clients' cases are handled appropriately."
Criminal defense Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the unique pleasure of working with Scott on many criminal matter and, unfortunately, against him on a family law matter. I will say this about Scott, his clients come first, and I glean tremendous insight about the law and the practice thereof, when I speak with Scott. Incredibly knowledgeable, absolutely professional and a great person. I highly recommend Scott Ives."
Divorce and separation
Divorce and separation
Workers compensation
Criminal defense
Sterling Family Lawyer Scott Samuel Ives
Scott Samuel Ives
Family Attorney
Sterling, VA
Licensed for 35 years