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Abbe Lisa Reis

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   7 reviews

also known as Abbe L. Reis, Abbe Reis

  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Abbe

Learn Abbe’s areas of practice.

5
Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    25%

    16 years

  2. Family
    20%
    Custody Orders for use in Special Immigrant Juvenile Status

    16 years

  3. Alimony
    15%

    16 years

  4. Child support
    15%

    16 years

  5. Child custody
    10%

    16 years

  6. Uncontested divorce
    10%

  7. Marriage and prenuptials
    5%

Abbe L. Reis has focused her entire legal career on the area of family law.  She has been involved in all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody and visitation issues, relocation, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, prenuptial agreements, post separation agreements, and domestic violence matters.   Ms. Reis' approach is to confront the challenges her clients face with compassion and honesty, always trying to minimize both the financial and emotional costs her clients are facing.

 

Ms. Reis practices in the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts and the Circuit Courts of Fairfax County, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Arlington County, Falls Church City and Alexandria City. 

 

 Ms. Reis is an active member of the Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section); the Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Committee, Circuit Court Committee and Domestic Relations Subcommitee, Pro Bono Subcommittee); and the Virginia Women's Attorney Association.  She has been appointed as a Conciliator for the 19th Judicial Circuit.   

Ms. Reis earned her law degree from George Mason University School of Law, where she was an active member of the George Mason American Inn of Court.  During her final year of law school, Ms. Reis practiced in family law under the Virginia Supreme Court’s third year practice rule. Upon graduation, Ms. Reis was the recipient of the Family Law Book Award, conferred by the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and  the Virginia Chapter of the AmericanAcademy of Matrimonial Lawyers to the graduating student showing the most promise in family law.  Prior to opening The Law Office of Abbe L. Reis, Ms. Reis was an associate attorney at The Havrilak Law Firm and Reese Law Office, and was a law clerk for the family law firms of Craig and Hirsch (currently Hirsch & Elhenberger), William B. Reichhardt and Associates, and Colten, Cummins, Watson and Vincent. 

 

Ms. Reis is fluent in Spanish and has lived and/or worked in Spain, Mexico and throughout Central America.

 

Location

The Law Office of Abbe L. Reis, PLLC
10505 Judicial Drive
Suite 206
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

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Posted by Mary Elizabeth | August 29, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Simply The best...
Abbe represented me in a hearing where my ex-husband sought to eliminate alimony because of a change of circumstance. I knew after one consultation I would hire her. She was clearly not only extremely well-versed on the subject at hand, but proved to always be the smartest and most well-prepared person involved. Her ethics and instincts are second to none, and I feel very grateful that she came so highly recommended to me.
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Posted by Patty | August 1, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
If I could give 10 stars I would!
I hired Abbe Reis twice after consulting with several lawyers. The first time in 2016 for child support and custody of my son. The second time in 2018 for modification in child support. Both times, Abbe has shown the utmost professionalism, follow through and determination. She is very kind and compassionate in nature, but don’t let that fool you. She is very tough and will fight for what is best for you and your children. My friends and family were very impressed with the final terms. She is also very knowledgeable in child support and family law. What was such a stressful and devastating time in my life was made easier knowing I had her on my side. I would hire her again in a heartbeat and recommend her to my loved ones. She is that good.
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Posted by Samir Mina | July 31, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly recommended!
Atty. Reis has proven to be a very honest, reliable , knowledgable and efficient Lawyer. She is highly recommended.
Posted by Misty | July 22, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Unequal
Although Mrs Reis did not defend me, she went above and beyond to lay out my case fact by fact and concern by concern so much more than any lawyer would have taken time to do. I cant begin to thank her enough.
Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommended Attorney
Abbe Reis provided highly competent, professional and helpful answers and guidance concerning my post divorce, religious annulment issue. I sought out advice from several other law firms and legal experts, but only Abbe Reis was able to get definitive answers for me. Her caring manner, prompt research and inquiries, and professional expertise gave me peace of mind . I highly recommend Abbe Reis for assistance with all family law issues.
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
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| Consulted Attorney
Great lawyer, Highly Recommend
I had a consultation with Abbe regarding a divorce agreement. She is extremely responsive and got back to me within minutes. You can tell she is very passionate about what she does. She was an absolute pleasure to talk to you, and extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of the law. She was very patient and answered every question I had. I highly recommend contacting Abbe Reis for any legal matters. Thank you Abbe!
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Posted by anonymous | August 4, 2015
Outstanding Attorney
I had an absolutely wonderful experience with Abbe Reis, despite the not-so wonderful circumstances (divorce after 1 year of marriage.) She was kind, understanding, patient, knowledgeable, professional, prompt and thorough. She took time to walk me through everything involved in my case and was always very responsive whenever I had questions or needed clarification on something. I can't say enough good things about Abbe, and highly recommend her for anyone going through a divorce. Thank you Abbe for everything!
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Cost

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  • Free Consultation 15 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check

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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner/Attorney
  • The Law Office of Abbe L. Reis, PLLC
  • 2013 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Havrilak Law Firm, P.C.
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Reese Law Office
  • 2009 - 2011
  • Attorney
  • Abbe L. Reis
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Law clerk
  • William B. Reichhardt and Associates
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Director Finance, H.R. & Legal , Mexico & Central America
  • Conservation International
  • 1988 - 2004
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Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Connecticut College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1984

Associations

  • 19th Judicial Circuit
  • Conciliator
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association Domestic Relations Subcommittee
  • Co-chair
  • 2015 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Ciircuit Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association Juvenile Court Committee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association Domestic Relations Subcommittee
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association Pro Bono Subcommittee
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2017
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • "Best Lawyers in America"
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Law Firms in Virginia
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America - Virginia
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2020
  • Best Law Firms in Virginia
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in Washington DC - 2019
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2019
  • The Best Lawyers in America
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers in Virginia
  • Top Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Family Law Book Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Circuit Court Practice Manual 9th Edition
  • Domestic Relations Litigation
  • 2018
  • Domestic Relations Subcommittee CLE on Evidence
  • Domestic Relations Subcommittee CLE on Evidence
  • 2018
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Pro Se Divorce Brochure
  • 2015
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Best Practices for a Pendente Lite Hearing
  • 2015
  • Fairfax Bar Association CLE
  • Recent "Hot" Cases - Judges are from Mars and Family Law Attorneys are from Venus
  • 2014
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Speaking Engagements

  • Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual
  • Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual - Family Law Section
  • 2018
  • Domestic Relations Sub-Committee Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Best Practices for Scheduling Orders, Calendar Control, Continuances, and Witness Subpoenas
  • 2015
  • Domestic Relations Sub-committee Brown Bag Lunch Series
  • Best Practices for a Pendente Lite Hearing
  • 2015
  • Evidence for Family Law Attorneys CLE
  • Evidence and Guardian Ad Litem Issues Involving Children
  • 2013
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (11)
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Family Attorney | Mar 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Abbe is knowledgeable, thorough, patient, always looking for a good outcome for her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Abbe is a skilled family lawyer who shows concern for her client's and is dedicated to getting the best outcome in each case."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She is a thoughtful and thorough family law attorney, who steadily maintains a professional yet amicable disposition."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Over several years, Ms. Reis has shared many brilliant legal insights that I could not get from any other attorney."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 14
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 12
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have known Abbe for some time. She knows the law, is experienced, and represents her clients in a way that makes her a forceful advocate who is also pleasant to work with / against. If I was asked who I would refer a client to for a family law matter in Northern Virginia, Abbe would be very high on my list of recommended attorneys."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. I have had the pleasure of knowing Attorney Reis for the past 9 years, and recommend her highly for her dedication to her clients and the pursuit of excellence in her practice."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer wholeheartedly."
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Fairfax Divorce and separation Lawyer Abbe Lisa Reis
Abbe Lisa Reis
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 15 years
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