5.0 stars 38 totalReview Brian Hirsch
Posted by Janet
I have been a client of Brian’s for almost a decade. I started with the firm when it was Craig & Hirsch and I was fortunate enough to have Brian continue as my counsel after Mary Ellen Craig retired in 2006.
Brian’s expertise in family law and his wisdom of experience has made his guidance invaluable. With Brian advising me on contentious situations outside of the courtroom we successfully diffused things on many occasions. Over time with Brian’s insight, I was able to expand my perspective of how to view situations without letting emotions interfere. I have no regrets about not going to court when we did not need to, and am pleased with all of the out of court resolutions we reached.
Of course, sometimes resolutions just can’t be reached and court is necessary. Brian is a powerful litigator with the ability to synthesize tremendous amounts of case information and develop a consolidated, impactful argument. Our verdicts were favorable and for me, positively life-altering.
Brian is well-respected in the legal community and he truly is one of the Top Virginia lawyers. He keeps up with family law and also has the ability to read dynamic court room situations while he litigates. I have the utmost respect and appreciation for Brian and my sons and I would not be in the positive place we are today had it not been for him.
Brian also has a great team at Hirsch & Ehlenberger that is professional, pleasant, responsive and understanding. They also have very favorable billing practices and competitive rates. I have referred two friends to this firm and both were very pleased with their outcomes and experiences.
Posted by Ron
Brian handled my divorce case. He and his staff did an excellent job in a difficult situation. I felt confidant that I was well represented . We reached a settlement and thus avoided court . I attribute this solely to Brian's skill and experience. The settlement we reached was fair . Brian and his staff were always available and answered both calls and emails quickly. Highly recommended!
Posted by anonymous
Brian Hirsch was dedicated and absolutely tenacious in the way he represented me during my divorce case. His extreme attention to detail, professionalism, and direct mannner in which he handled each phase of the cumbersome divorce process left me at ease, and helped minimize my own concerns about future financial stability.
Having a dedicated, knowledgeable lawyer like Brian, with over 35 plus years of experience, left me confidant that a fair agreement would be reached, and if my case was not settled, i knew i would have the very best divorce trial lawyer in the region, representing me in court.
Brian's dedication to my case and his 'hands on' approach to dealing with opposing counsel, created an environment that ultimately led to a swift settlement that was reflective of exactly what my interests were from the onset of the divorce process.
Simply stated, based on my experience, there is no better divorce lawyer, negotiator, or mediator in the country.
Posted by Michael
From the very first meeting with Brian, I knew that he would serve my best interests at all times. He is very open and transparent about the separation/ divorce process, detailing timeline, possible scenarios, outcome and costs. While my case did not seem complex at first, it quickly evolved into a stalemate for settlement, then to litigation. Brian was calm and strategic throughout the process, making the right moves at the right time.
Brian has significant knowledge of the local courts, opposing attorney’s and litigation strategies. As my case was dragged out to improve settlement position, Brian patiently waited for opportunities to shift the momentum to our side. The case was basically settled at the court house steps, with an outcome that far exceeded my expectations. Brian developed a game plan and stuck to it from start to finish, which is far better than being reactive.
Brian’s partners and staff were very responsive and professional. His hourly rate is very competitive compared to other divorce attorney’s in the area, and provided an excellent value based on my outcome. I would not hesitate to recommend Brian to family, friends, and clients. If you are considering separation/ divorce, make sure you get to Brian first.
Posted by Client
Brian Hirsch is highly knowledgeable, experienced and trustworthy attorney.
He has lot of patience and understanding and always took time to listen what I had to say, answered my questions and always guided me through my difficult times and made me stay focused in my stressful and emotional situations. He always had my best interest in mind and his honest advice gave me confidence and strong sense of Security throughout the legal process.
Brian is well familiar with the Court system and procedures and presented my case very well with utmost professionalism and achieved the best possible outcome and I am very happy with the results. He and His staff are very helpful and quickly responded back to my e-mails/calls during the entire process.
He’s truly the best lawyer and I highly recommend him for anyone needing assistance in family law matters.
Posted by anonymous
Mr. Hirsch’s recognition as one of the top divorce attorneys in Virginia is well-deserved. He skillfully and patiently guided me from separation, through negotiated property and support agreements, to an eventual cessation of support upon retirement.
He and his able staff are efficient, his fees are reasonable, and he provides advice and counsel with wisdom, a calming demeanor and a pleasant sense of humor. Brian’s familiarity with the courts, opposing counsel and current developments in family law contributed to his ability to effectively and efficiently help me navigate an unfamiliar and unpleasant landscape. These skills enabled us to avoid active litigation (and associated fees and costs) as he skillfully negotiated each issue to a mutually agreeable resolution. I am confident, however, that he would have been equally effective in the courtroom had it become necessary.
As a fellow attorney, I am not an “easy grader” on such matters. Brian Hirsch earned an A+.
Posted by Dan
Brian Hirsch was recommended to me by one of my relatives who is also an attorney. The recommendation turned out to be rock solid. Brian helped me through a difficult time and a divorce that should have been straight-forward but was made complicated by the tactics employed by my Ex. The outcome that Brian was able to negotiate for me was better than I had hoped, and Brian and his staff kept me informed and on-track for all the different responses that I had to supply to the opposing counsels (yes, plural, as my Ex changed attorneys mid-stream). I hope I never have to go through a divorce again but, if I do, I will be hiring Brian Hirsch again for sure. If you find yourself in a similar situation, you cannot hire a better attorney than Brian and I recommend that you hire him before your future Ex does.
Posted by anonymous
I had been in and out of court for several months with my previous attorney whom made little or no progress in my cases. I felt at a loss and began looking for an attorney who would help me resolve my custody, child support and divorce cases.
I was really impressed the first time I met Brian, he was honest and professional, listened to my concerns, and presented me with a plan of action. I was relieved when I left his office, I knew I was in good hands.
Brian showed his professionalism in and out of court. He filed court motions that cured my circumstances and provided me with much needed financial help.
I was impressed with his legal staff as well. They have a set of core values which impresses me: punctuality, outstanding ethical core values, a well defined filing system,... and the legal experience required to present my case and achieve the best possible outcome.
I feel privileged to have found Brian; I am blessed and thankful.
Posted by Michelle
I hired Brian after interviewing and working with multiple attorneys over four years of legal battles. My situation is considerably nuanced, requiring someone with the right mix of experience, insight and grit. Brian accepted my case a bit late in the game, and even though he had little time, he and his team came through and got a good result, despite considerable antics from the opposing party. I liked that he evaluated my positions, motivations and past actions before he accepted my case. It made me believe that he would champion a cause, and not just make money for his firm.
His actions were measured, scrupulous and consistent with my children's best interests, which is more than I can say for opposing counsel. His billing practices are, IMHO, rare in the industry, in that he doesn't take advantage of your desperate need of legal assistance to suck you dry.
Posted by Jeff
I've had the opportunity to work with Brian over the last eight years. I am very grateful for the skillful way he has helped me through a number of difficult experiences.
I originally met Brian in 2006 when I chose him to represent me during my divorce. Brian helped me negotiate everything and settle all of the financial and custodial arrangements out of court, which I really appreciated. Only several years later, after things (unfortunately) turned contentious, did I learn what an effective lawyer Brian is inside the courtroom as well.
Brian is a levelheaded and even-tempered attorney. He stays calm even in highly-emotional situations, and never behaves in a mean or vindictive way. Brian has the respect of other attorneys and judges alike, and this goes along way toward establishing credibility and being able to come up with the right decision or solution.
Brian has consistently given me good advice about not only legal strategy, but also how to handle problematic situations with my children and ex-wife. I can honestly say that I've never regretted following his advice. (In fact, had I followed Brian's advice on a decision I made four years ago, I could have saved myself a lot of grief and hassle.)
One big thing that I underestimated initially was the value of a good litigator. It's hard to know how a lawyer will perform in court until you have had the chance to observe him in that setting. Having had Brian represent me in a number of hearings now—and prevailing every time—I can confidently say that he is one of the best in the courtroom.
Going to court is always a stressful experience, but it is much less so when you have confidence in your lawyer. Brian maintains a calm, measured demeanor, and is consistently articulate and credible. His arguments are very effective and he always presents my position well.
Above all, I appreciate what a genuinely good person Brian is. It is clear that he cares about me and my family, and his principal motivation seems to be to help us in the best way that he can.
No lawyer is perfect, but Brian has those qualities that I consider to be most important. I value his experience, his wisdom, his excellent litigation skills, and his goodness and decency.