Award-Winning Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, Virginia
Abby McNelis is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation and support cases. Ms. McNelis works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia.
Originally from Richmond, Virginia, Ms. McNelis graduated from The Pennsylvania State University before graduating from Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University.
After graduating from law school in 2018, Ms. McNelis completed a one-year judicial clerkship with the Fairfax County Circuit Court. Family law cases made up a majority of the court’s docket, and through her clerkship Ms. McNelis gained valuable insight into the judicial decision-making process. Ms. McNelis then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. in September 2019, to practice exclusively family law.
Ms. McNelis currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.
Abby McNelis resides in Northern Virginia.
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2019|
|Trial Advocacy Award||Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||2018|
|Associate Attorney||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2019 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||The Honorable Michael F. Devine, Fairfax County Circuit Court||2018 - 2019|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2019 - Present|
|Virginia Women Attorneys Association||Member||2019 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2018 - Present|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Adultery and the Fifth Amendment in Virginia Divorce Cases||2019|
|George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal||Habitually Offending the Constitution: The Cruel and Unusual Consequences of Habitual Offender Laws and Mandatory Minimums||2017|
|George Mason University School of Law||J.D.||2018|
|The Pennsylvania State University||B.S.||2015|
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