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Susan Leslie Fraser

Divorce and separation Attorney at Warrenton, VA

4.6   42 reviews
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Licensed for 40 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 1982
Updated 06/26/2021

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Law Office of Susan Frazer
P.O. Box 147
Warrenton, VA, 20188

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
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Posted by Russell | February 15, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
The best!
Susan is personable and professional. She really takes the time to listen and gives exceptional legal advice. With my situation, her advice led me not to take legal action, when doing so would have benefited Leslie financially.
Posted by anonymous | April 23, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Compassionate and accurate in dealing with sensitive family issues
My father has neglected and abandoned myself and my siblings for more than 15 years. I only want to manage and be loyal to those who chose to have me in their life. I want to remember them and leave those who haven't wanted a life with their children out of their life like they have us
Posted by Thankful Clients | April 17, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Caring, Knowledgeable, and Hard Working Attorney
My husband and I hired Susan for a custody situation we were facing. At all points along the way, we found Susan to be knowledgeable in all facets of the law pertaining to our situation. Despite the fact that we know Susan had multiple cases at the time, we always felt as though she was working solely with us. We could say Susan "acted" as though she cared about us and our situation, but the truth is, we honestly believe she truly does care about her clients - with Susan, it is not an act; she has a vested interest in her clients. We cannot say enough good things about Susan. If you are in need of a lawyer for a custody situation, and you want a knowledgeable, hard working, caring, and fiscally responsible attorney, we highly recommend Susan.
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Posted by anonymous | December 27, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Dad
For several reasons at the time, I neglected to submit a review for Ms. Fraser and until now, when seeking her advice for another service it just occurred to me. I had previously consulted Ms. Fraser for representation in a divorce case in which there were two school age kids involved and in which I was the person being divorced by an adulterous spouse. To the point - that adultery, purposely was not revealed and was not necessary in the litigation for Ms. Fraser to provide me with a fully satisfactory result to this case, that ended with my possession of the kids as well as a partial support provided for them from the divorcer until they were out of school at legal ages. I have only the highest regard for Ms. Fraser and her awesome legal expertise.
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Posted by anonymous | October 11, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Far exceeded my expectations!
Ms. Fraser put me at ease with her quick understanding of my situation and confidence in answering my questions. There was no hesitation in her knowledge or response, and yet, she also delivered information in a kind and concerned manner. She spent a good amount of time walking me through various options, and steered me away from spending money if it wasn't likely to offer me a positive outcome. She far exceeded my expectations and I am truly grateful for her time and expertise.
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Posted by Debbie | July 6, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great experience
I had the pleasure of working with Susan during my divorce. She is very knowledgeable in her field and I would say she works hard to get you what you deserve. I highly recommend her and wouldn't hesitate to call her again for other legal issues. Thanks Susan again for all your hard work.
Posted by anonymous | June 3, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
consultation and preparation for court
She was great! My husband was going to court for more time with his son, most of it was worked out in mediation but not everything was worked out and he was going to court to get the rest figured out. I wished we would have found her sooner, we were kind of last minute so she was booked up and helped prep my husband for court. She was really caring and gave great advice. Unfortunately we found out the hard way that going without an attorney wasn’t the best idea as the case was dropped by the judge so they can work it out themselves which of course isn’t working out. We will reach out to her if he ever does need to go back.
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Posted by anonymous | February 10, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Susan lifted the world off my shoulders.
I hired Susan in January of 2017. At that time I had recently faced false accusations of domestic violence toward my teenage son. These accusations were made by my ex wife. My ex wife was able to get sole custody of my 17 y/o son (his choice), and was attempting to gain sole custody of our 10 y/o daughter. My previous attorney had given up all hope of winning this case even after the preliminary protective order was dismissed/denied. That's when I hired Susan to fight on my behalf. She immediately went to work filing the appropriate paperwork, speaking to O/C and the GAL. Susan always made time to meet with me, and kept me updated on everything that pertained to my case. I felt that Susan genuinely cared for me, my wife, and my children. In the end Susan was able to force my ex wife and her attorney into a stalemate over custody and visitation. I kept custody and visitation of my 10 y/o daughter. We did end up going to court over child support issues. Susan worked hard, and was able to find omissions and "errors" with my ex wife's financial disclosures. I didn't get everything I wanted at the conclusion of my trial, but I was pleased with the outcome. Without Susan I probably would have lost both of my children at the hands of my ex wife and her attorney. I would highly recommend Susan to anyone, especially to divorced fathers who need a voice and an advocate inside and out of the court room.
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Response from Susan Fraser February 13, 2018
I deeply appreciate this review. Many thanks.
Posted by anonymous | June 14, 2017
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation regarding spousal support
Ms. Fraser called me promptly regarding my questions on spousal support. She asked concise questions and rapidly gained an understanding of my situation. She was able to provide some excellent insights and advice for both the short and mid term. Further, she offered to review my divorce decree to validate that her advice was in sync with the wording of the decree. I was impressed with my conversation and I'm glad I spoke with her.
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Posted by Laurie | November 14, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Elder abuse
Susan was knowable and compassionate when I explained my situation with me not being able to see my grandmother. I meant knowledgeable. I not even allowed a phone conversation, anyway she was upfront about possible fees all around just for retaining any legal counsel.The last time that I talk with my grandmother was early spring, and I told her that I was going to come see her.She was crying and said "really Laurie", and I said yes.When I got to va. a good 12 hours away, my sister in law told my brother that I was not welcome in their house to see her. My crime, I found out about another sibling.They did not want her to find out,because my sister in law would have to deal with the fallout of not only finding out about a new grandson,but grandma missing me! She is 94and I know that I running out of time! If you are a praying person and reading this please say one for me..TIA!Anyway if I had the resources,I would certainly want to have Susan on my side!
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Posted by anonymous | October 21, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Knowledgeable and Compassionate
Ms. Fraser provided an excellent consultation for me. My mother is in the middle of a very messy divorce from an abusive spouse and she was very helpful in telling me what options were available for her and how I could help during this difficult process. I highly recommend Ms. Fraser.
Posted by Paul S. | May 11, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Contracts
Mrs. Fraser is extremely knowledgeable in her profession and very easy to understand. I found her to be sincere and direct in her advice. Highly recommended.
Posted by Stefanie | April 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation on divorce
Mrs. Fraser was precise, clear, and very informative. She has a genuine passion for her profession and it reflects in her work ethics. She is not trying to take advantage of her clients and gives them fair and realistic advice. Personally, I appriciated her time and efforts in speaking with me. If I have to, I will hire her. I would recommend her to anyone who is seeking a lawyer who gets quick and fair results and displays a conscious effort to keep costs at bay.
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Posted by Dan Spencer | March 17, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Honest and pragmatic
I contacted Susan through AVVO for a consultation on a very sensitive family matter. Susan called me back the same day. I had written a very detailed message to her and it was readily apparent that Susan had read my long note and thoroughly understood it. Susan spent the next 27 minutes explaining my case to me. While I had no legal standing to take any kind of action, Susan took the time to explain how my issue could be resolved outside of a court in a friendly manner. Susan has a straightforward, pragmatic approach, but displays empathy. I found Susan's demeanor to be extremely pleasant and personable. I would highly recommend Susan for her integrity.
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Posted by Azhane69 | March 16, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Legal Advice/ Questions
First of all, Ms. Fraser surprised me with how quickly she responded back to me. I was seeking a few legal advice and had questions but I only had 15 min to do so. We started talking on the phone and it was amazing how 15 minutes went by so quickly. Although we had past our 15 min phone consultation, she still continued explaining things to me and what I needed to do. Before I know it, we were almost on the phone for 45 min and still, she was patient and didn't rush me off the phone or even mentioned about us going over our time. Who does that? She is an awesome, humble, professional, patient and extremely intelligent woman. I sure wished I had found her way before I started with my legal issues with my daughter's father. After we hung up the phone, I thought again to myself, this is an awesome woman and anyone who's searching for an Attorney, please give her a call - without a doubt! She left a great impression on me and I will be keeping in touch with her in the future just in case. Thank you so much Ms. Fraser for your time and legal advice and may God continue to Bless you abundantly
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Posted by Angela | February 10, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Excellent
I sought legal advice from Susan on a divorce matter. She took the time to answer all my questions with such compassion. She is very kind and considerate. She is by far the best attorney I know and would highly recommend her to any other person.
Posted by Shemeal | October 17, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Trustworthy
Susan gave me great counsel during a period of great need. She is informative, effective, and I don't honestly believe she is motivated by monetary conviction. If you are seeking an attorney who is going to represent your best interests and offer you transparency, I would highly recommend Susan.
Posted by Marty | September 25, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Terrific attorney
Knowledgeable, efficent, and able to understand and respond to our specific needs with expert advice. Appreciated her warmth and capacity to think through our somewhat unusual circumstances while minimizing billable hours.
Posted by Trish | August 30, 2015
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Thank you for your time.
Finally an attorney who knows what she's doing. Thank you Susan for taking the time to speak with us a few months ago. Your advice was very helpful. Thank you for not rushing through our call and listening to our challenging case. IF you need an attorney with patience and understands custody law. Please call Susan
Posted by Lisa | January 15, 2015
Outstanding Customer Service
I have worked with Susan over the years for different issues from helping with collections on clients to divorce. She has ALWAYS taken the time to talk with me on the phone and explains how I should handle the current problem. She is an honest lawyer and will tell you your best options even if it means it will not benefit her. How many lawyers can you say that about? She is wonderful and I would recommend her to family and friends. Susan cares about people and will do her very best to make a difficult issue easy for her client. Than you Susan !!!!
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Cost

Rates
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.0 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • The Law Office of S. Leslie-Fraser
  • 1982 - Present

Education

  • Yale University
  • B.A.
  • N/A
  • Washington & Lee Univ. School of Law
  • J.D.
  • N/A

Legal Cases

  • Acchione v. Acchione, Rec.No. 2401-05-4 Va Ct Appeals
  • Custody award to father confirmed
  • Commonwealth v. Massey,230 Va.436
  • Case remanded to Trial Court for retrial

Associations

  • National Association of Elder Law Attorneys
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • member
  • 1982 - Present

Languages Spoken

  • English

Speaking Engagements

  • Educational Seminar
  • Wills and trusts
  • 2011
  • Aerojet Corporation
  • Wills and Trusts
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (8)
Endorse Susan
Family Attorney | Apr 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Susan Leslie Fraser is the lawyer that other lawyers go to for answers to their difficult cases. Her work ethic and knowledge set her apart from others. I highly recommend her."
Family Attorney | Apr 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have read many of the responses to inquiries given by this attorney. I can say that she gives solid advice. Susan Leslie Fraser is very knowledgeable and an aggressive advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | Apr 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse this attorney. Susan Leslie Fraser is a highly skilled lawyer that is well respected in the legal community. She works hard for her clients and is ethical and knowledgeable. I highly recommend her for any family law matter."
Family Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Mar 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly endorse this lawyer. Ms. Fraser is a well-regarded and driven attorney who has provided exceptional legal representation to numerous clients throughout the U.S. With her extensive knowledge, broad experience and impressive professional skills, she is bound to invest her time and energy into achieving the best outcome for each case, regardless of its level of complexity."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Fraser clearly provides excellent advice, not just for the immediate legal issue at hand, but also for future "counsellor at law" type issues."
Elder law Attorney | Mar 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Every opinion, assessment, and analysis Susan Fraser has authored on avvo has been detailed, thorough, and rock solid dead-on point with the law and the facts provided. Users who follow her guidance can do no better. I would not hesitate to contact Susan if I needed representation for myself or for my clients. I strongly endorse Attorney Fraser."
Unknown Attorney | Dec 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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