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Lynette Teresa Kleiza

Divorce and separation Attorney at Bethesda, MD

4.6   10 reviews
  • State Years
    Maryland - MD 11 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 13 years
    New Jersey - NJ 15 years
    Virginia - VA 15 years
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Lynette

Learn Lynette’s areas of practice.

Litigation is difficult no matter the area of law. Domestic relations can be particularly difficult, especially when children are involved. No matter the outcome, a family’s life is going to change. I always have that at the forefront of my mind, and I will do my best for each one of my clients while keeping their expectations realistic.  I practice domestic relations law including complex equitable distribution, custody, relocation, child support, spousal support, and adoption.  

Location

Paley, Rothman, Goldstein, Rosenberg, Eig & Cooper, Chartered
4800 Hampden Lane
6th Floor
Bethesda, MD, 20814
Lynette Teresa Kleiza
252 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, VA, 22046
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Posted by anonymous | January 11, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Custody
Lynette is an excellent attorney. She's pragmatic and knowledgeable, but perhaps her best characteristic, is that she's an excellent judge of character. It shocked me how often she would predict the other party's next move. I credit Lynette with making sense of the complex situation I was in, keeping me calm, and also giving me the insights and clarity I needed to frame what success would look like. This was important, because my case ultimately settled outside of court, during the tense days leading up to the court date. During the process, Lynette accompanied me to hearings and waited outside during mediation. She read emails and text messages, and also helped me craft responses. I have taken these lessons on communicating with the other party forward into my future, to ensure that my communications are clear and emotionless. If you're going to hire a lawyer to get things done and counsel you through the process, hire Lynette.
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Posted by Kevin | March 13, 2018
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Divorce
As a military member, I had to juggle everything that comes with deploying around the world in addition to a stressful divorce. Lynette proved to be extremely helpful and quickly became someone I relied on to help me through this difficult time. Her expertise, advice, support, and sincere interest in my well-being put me at ease. She was always available and responsive to every question or concern I had. I was afraid of being taken advantage of by my ex-wife and her lawyer, but Lynette fought for me and I am pleased with the resulting settlement. I feel like I gained a friend during a moment in my life marked so heavily by loss. I highly recommend Lynette for anyone requiring any legal service or anyone going thru a difficult time and in need of a knowledgeable friend.
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Posted by Aaron | October 13, 2017
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Excellent Work by a Focused and Responsive Attorney
Working with Lynette was a seamless, professional, and pleasant experience. After having put off addressing the preparation of a prenuptial agreement longer than my (now) husband and I should have, Lynette was able to work efficiently to help us through the negotiation and execution of an agreement with which we were both happy, which is no easy feat. She was incredibly responsive and pleasant to work with, and she found creative solutions whenever it seemed like my husband and I had reached an impasse or run out of ideas. Her work was excellent, and she made a difficult process as painless as possible. I would work with her again without hesitation on any family law issue.
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Posted by Julie | August 22, 2017
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Lynette saved me!
Lynette was the attorney on my divorce case and did an amazing job getting what was just and fair. She was attentive to my needs, listened to my concerns, and handled everything professionally, and cost-effectively. Where I would have divorced my husband and not received a dime, Lynette helped steer my case in the right direction and secure what was rightfully mine. I could not have survived my divorce without her expertise and guidance! Lynette is a very proficient, professional attorney!
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Posted by anonymous | July 11, 2017
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Best Choice, Amazing Results!
Lynette has handled multiple cases for me (divorce, child support, modifications, mediation, custody, etc) over the last 4 years. Every single time, we were fully successful. She is incredibly competent, always prepared, kind and sympathetic during difficult times, conservative but not risk averse -- and the best choice I could have made. She walked me through everything and took care of our family. Highly recommend Lynette!
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Posted by Tony | April 26, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Kept me calm, saved me money
Lynette helped me deal with emotions and focus on long term goals in a complex divorce that involved a mix of assets, as well as young children. In the end Lynette got the outcome I wanted and saved me money.
Posted by anonymous | July 21, 2015
Ethical, determined, knowledgeable and wants to help!
Lynette is a fighter. Before she took over my divorce case, I was losing money and it looked like I was gonna lose the case. But, not only did she help me win property and custody, but she also did it in a way that is cost-effective for me. She is very knowledgeable - so much so that she corrected the judge on many occasions. She also sincerely wants to help and I thank her always for that! I would absolutely recommend her for anyone who needs a lawyer!
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Posted by anonymous | May 27, 2015
Zealous and Talented Family Lawyer
Ms. Kleiza represented me on a family law matter where the jurisdiction was contested. Her proactive communication with me, preparation, courtroom presence, and performance during the hearing, gave me confidence and reduced my worry during a very anxious time for me. In winning my motion for dismissal of the case, Ms. Kleiza proved a talented litigator that is experienced in the courtroom. I recommend her without hesitation to anyone in northern Virginia who needs a zealous advocate to handle their contested divorce.
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Posted by anonymous | March 6, 2014
Professional, hard working, and dedicated!
Lynette represented me in my family law matters and divorce matters. I would like to commend Lynette on her tradecraft and professionalism. Lynette was very instrumental in keeping a clear perspective on matters involving custody, even when dealing with the opposing party’s irrational claims and actions. Her clear head allowed us to maintain course on resolution, ultimately settling the custody and property matters short of litigation. Lynette was instrumental in the constructing of clear and effective settlement materials and showed her skill set in negotiation and cross counsel communications. However, the most valuable aspect for me was the expectation management and advice in how to respond to issues from the opposing party and her counsel. When I had questions or issues relating to the separation/divorce I knew that I had a trusted advisor I could rely on to help me make clear cut decisions. This support base and decision-making allowed for the most expeditious conclusion for divorce as was possible. Lynette’s dedication ensured the settlement was in my best interest and supported our overall end states. I have much respect for Lynette and it is very clear she takes her profession seriously. The time and attention she devoted to my case exceed my expectations. Lynette was always reachable via multiple communication means. I found her rate both fair and reasonable, and worth every penny. The rest of the staff at Curran Moher PC was always welcoming and supportive. If ever I can recommend a family law attorney, it will be that of Lynette Kleiza and the Curran Moher PC firm.
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Posted by anonymous | August 16, 2017
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Unethical and padded fees
I hired Kleiza based on the reviews here and now find them incredibly hard to believe. This attorney refused to represent me, listed charges in whole/half day blocks, didn't answer emails, not transparent about her communications with opposing counsel, did not forward/share documents given by opposing counsel, misled me into signing an order with improper counsel, delayed actions with opposing counsel, which ended up costing me significantly.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 310-310 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.4 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Curran Moher Weis PLLC
  • 2013 - 2016
  • Associate
  • Glassman & Michael
  • 2009 - 2013

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008

Associations

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
  • Co-Chair Events Committee
  • 2015 - Present
  • CAUSE - Comfort for America's Uniformed Services
  • Co-Coordinator
  • 2015 - Present
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
  • Secretary
  • 2010 - 2015

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Client Champion Award
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
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Publications

  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • LGBT Elders and Marriage Equality
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

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Given (1)
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Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynette is an outstanding attorney with a tremendous heart for her clients. Her constant attention to changes in the law and strong work-ethic enable her to be extremely well-prepared for all of her cases. She presents very professionally in the courtroom, but also has a calm and steady demeanor that is beneficial for her clients at a settlement table. You would be very fortunate to have Lynette in your corner of a family law matter."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Lynette works tirelessly for her clients. She truly cares about putting her clients in position for the best possible outcomes. Her aggressive trial advocacy is also well balanced by her creative negotiation skills. I highly recommend her for complex divorce matters."

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Bethesda Divorce and separation Lawyer Lynette Teresa Kleiza
Lynette Teresa Kleiza
Divorce and separation Attorney
Bethesda, MD
Licensed for 15 years