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Afsana Chowdhury

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   34 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
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About Afsana

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Afsana Chowdhury is a Fairfax divorce lawyer and founder of Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC. Over her 11-year career, she has handled all types of family law disputes, including divorce, child support, child custody, separation agreements, and spousal support. She also has a special interest in the issues that arise in military and federal employee divorces. Ms. Chowdhury represents spouses on both sides of these types of divorce cases.
Ms. Chowdhury has earned recognition and awards for her legal practice. Avvo awarded her its Clients’ Choice Award four times, and she has a perfect 10.0 Superb rating.


Ms. Chowdhury earned her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from Virginia Tech University. She attended the University of Richmond School of Law, where she was on the Moot Court Board and an associate editor for the University of Richmond Law Review.
After graduating from law school, Ms. Chowdhury was admitted to the Virginia State Bar. Ms. Chowdhury is licensed to practice in all Virginia state courts. She is also licensed to appear before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


Ms. Chowdhury has tailored her law firm to provide efficient, effective, and professional family law services to its clients. Her firm has earned high praise from its clients, with a perfect five-star review average on Facebook and over 50 five-star reviews on Google.

Location

Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC
10805 Main St STE 700A
Fairfax, VA, 22030

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2021
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Very Helpful. Highly Recommend.
I Would definitely recommend Ms.chowdhury for any legal advices. During my consultation, she had answered all my questions thoroughly with detailed examples which gave me clear understanding of my situation and the entire consultation was very helpful.
Posted by anonymous | September 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent
I am fortunate to have found Afsana during a difficult time for me. She is extremely timely and prompt; most of the time I received a response to an email the same day, often within an hour or so of writing to her. She is knowledgeable and professional, but also personable. I appreciated the way she handled my situation. She listened to me and made suggestions based on what worked best for me and my family’s circumstances. I never felt that she was handling me like “another client” and i felt she sincerely wanted what was best for my whole family. I find her to be affordable, fair, objective, and caring.
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Posted by anonymous | September 16, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great, Knowledgeable Lawyer
Afsana was great to work with; I knew from the consultation that she was exceptionally knowledgeable about all of the various elements that could come up in my case, especially regarding finances. I hired her and my case was very smooth thanks to Afasna. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | August 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome Attorney
After my initial consult with Afsana I knew she was the perfect attorney for my divorce case. She’s very well versed in the law and works hard to get the beat results. My case took a turn and I had to go in another direction. Afsana was right by my side and advised me of the way ahead and even provided a solid referral. I’d refer Afsana to anyone seeking counsel to help resolve family matters. She’s very personable, responsive and works hard for her clients.
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Posted by Marilani | February 6, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Divorce Attorney in Fairfax
I hired Afsana after consulting with 3 other attorneys. The reason I chose her is because she offered an out-of-court solution to get my divorce done as quickly and painlessly as possible, without losing anything that I'm legally entitled to. My ex's attorney tried to pull a fast one on me. Afsana was quick to catch her and ensured that the division was done properly. I've saved thousands in attorneys fees by hiring her instead of the greedy litigators and gained thousands because of her hard work in getting me a winning settlement. I would never look elsewhere for a top-notch divorce attorney.
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Posted by David | May 15, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Extremely helpful!
Afsana was extremely helpful and informative. She quickly understood my situation, is aware of current laws/modifications, and was able to immediately suggest a few options/paths to move forward. I would highly recommend Afsana to my friends and family!
Posted by Tyrone | April 1, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Mr.
Excellent Attorney! She took my info and discussed what the law dictated for divorce in VA. I felt comfortable in my discussions with her. Would definitely recommend her to anyone.
Posted by anonymous | March 27, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Happy Client
Afsana has been nothing but concerned about my case. I'm always updated on issues immediately. She is on top of things and promptly shares that information with me. I'm very pleased with her work ethics ad would definitely recommend her
Posted by anonymous | March 16, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Outstanding and Very Knowledgeable
I am usually too busy to take the time to write reviews but with Afsana, I had to find the time as she really impressed me. I took advantage of her free consult and her office even allowed me to do it over the phone for convenience. Partway through the consult, I was certain that she was the lawyer for me. She is very organized, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, and very easy to talk with. Even though the consult was free, she never made me feel rushed, she answered all my questions, and even made me think of things that I had not thought of yet. I will definitely be hiring her.
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Posted by Neil | February 21, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Best Lawyer
I had the best and most family law experience with this Law firm. Afsana Chowdhury was very informative and helpful during the free consultation process and she gave me some extra time to answering my questions. I felt as all my questions and concerns were promptly and accurately addressed. I received exactly what I asked for. Her kindness and great listening skills made me feel cared for and heard at a very emotional and challenging time. She is sharp, very knowledgeable and realistic about what to expect, is generous with her time during consultations, and, perhaps most importantly, has a calming effect. In my opinion, the highest quality representation you will find ever. After speaking with Afsana Chowdhury at some length and discussing my problems, I felt substantially more at ease and more assured of myself, and of what steps I needed to be taking going forward. Thank you so much Afsana for giving me an opportunity to talk to you and guide me to the right direction! I would highly recommend Afsana Choudhury. She is the best!!!
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Posted by Tatyana | January 25, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
great service provided
I had a free consult and was pleased with an in-depth discussion we had. Ms. Chowdhury is very knowledgeable, helpful, and provided a lot of useful information.
Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2019
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Consultation for divorce
I'm Maya, i called Afsana chowdhury regarding my divorce case, she is very qualified lawyer wiith great experience. She explained me everything in details and answers all my questions I highly recommend her.
Posted by anonymous | October 26, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
wonderful surprise
i have dealt with many attorneys on various issues from estate planning, divorce, custody and have found them to be dissappointing and only iterested in billing vs. helping. I took a chance and contacted ms Chowdhury and pleasanatly surprised to find her very professional, knowledgeable , articulate, caring and a pleasure to deal with. I plan to hire her when i am ready to move forward.
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Posted by anonymous | October 19, 2018
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Supportive
I did a good amount of research before having a consultation with Afsana. I found her and her staff to listen, understand my issues and be supportive as well as completely professional. The questions they asked were reasonable and pertinent to the situation. The issues were resolved before any action was needed by Afsana; but I would immediately return to her if circumstances warranted.
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Posted by Kyle | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Honest and Professional
I hired Afsana for a divorce matter. She provided great guidance in the process and was always responsive to all my calls and emails. I am very happy with the result of my case and I also appreciate the fact that she was very transparent about fees from the very beginning. I highly recommend this attorney.
Posted by Scott H. | October 19, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great - FREE - Initial Consult
Great first discussion, easy to schedule with on-line scheduling tool, and candid advice. Ms. Chowdhury knew her stuff and was well aligned with the unique aspects of a military client. I am highly confident moving into my separation and divorce.
Posted by Dana | August 13, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Lawyer/Law Firm and Very Helpful Staff
From the initial consult to case closing, Afsana handled my case with utmost professionalism and communicated with me throughout. I never had to wonder what the status of my case was. She's always on top of things, which is great because it allows me to sit back and not worry about my case. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this firm.
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Posted by Mark | June 25, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Experienced and Highly-Skilled Divorce Attorney
I highly recommend Afsana as a divorce lawyer. I didn't want a messy divorce but had too much at stake to not hire a professional. She helped me weigh all the options I had at my disposal and came up with a plan to secure my financial future. Glad I selected her to represent me.
Posted by Sean | March 12, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Military Divorce Client
Ms. Chowdhury represented me in a military divorce. I knew from the moment I spoke to her on the phone that I wanted her to represent me. She was very knowledgeable about military retirement and family law overall. She provided a roadmap that gave me a clear picture of how long the process will take and what it entails. I was always able to reach her by phone/email and she made the whole divorce experience as painless as possible. I highly recommend this attorney.
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Posted by Julie | December 28, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Lawyer for Divorce
Afsana helped me get a divorce as painlessly as possible. I called for a free consultation which other firms don't offer. During that consult I became confident that she's the right lawyer for my case. She negotiated very effectively with my ex's lawyer and got them to agree on the terms that my ex had been holding back on for years. I'm glad I chose Afsana and highly recommend her to anyone going through divorce.
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Cost

Rates
  • Pro bono 10 %
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Afsana Chowdhury, PLC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Associate
  • Curwood Law Firm, PLC
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Legal Intern
  • Office Of Attorney General Of Virginia
  • 2012 - 2012
  • Legal Intern
  • Curwood Law Firm, PLC
  • 2011 - 2012
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2012
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2009
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • N/A

Associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Employment Lawyers Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
  • Finance Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Attorney Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - 2013
  • American Association for Justice
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • 2012 - 2013
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Languages Spoken

  • Bengali
  • Hindi
  • Urdu
  • English
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Honors and Awards

  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2019
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • 10 Best
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Client's Choice
  • Avvo
  • 2014
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • 2009
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • University of Richmond
  • Solo/Small Firm Law Practice
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (15)
Given (22)
Endorse Afsana
Unknown Attorney | May 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Afsana exemplifies exceptional proficiency and talent as a family law attorney. In my role as a MD and DC family law attorney, I frequently entrust clients with potential cases in VA to her. Time and again, Ms. Afsana and her adept team have demonstrated an unparalleled ability to secure highly favorable outcomes for their clients. Without reservation, I wholeheartedly endorse Ms. Afsana and her esteemed law firm."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I fully endorse this lawyer for her legal acumen, incredible communication skills, and ability to get results."
Family Attorney | Sep 17
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Chowdhury is an amazingly dedicated attorney. She takes the time to listen to her clients, understand their concerns, and help them move forward to a bright future. I highly recommend her to anyone who needs help with family law matters."
Child custody Attorney | Sep 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Attorney Chowdhury as a skilled legal practitioner who is knowledgable as well as a strong advocate for her clients. Do not hesitate to seek her out for her legal services."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chowdhury is a well respected member of her community. She is a strong advocate for her clients and provides superb legal representation. I recommend this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I wholeheartedly recommend Afsana. You will be pleased with her representation."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Chowdhury is a true advocate. I confidently endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Afsana is well-versed in family law and demonstrates sound judgement in the handling of her clients' cases. She is careful, thorough, and creative in forming the best strategies to achieve the desired results. I would definitely recommend her to anyone in need of her services"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Chowdhury is a bright, conscientious, and hard-working divorce attorney. Any potential client should feel confident that Afsana has the energy and experience to help you through your divorce and related issues, and I am pleased to recommend her."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Attorney Chowdhury is an extremely compassionate, dedicated, and zealous advocate for her clients. She is very personable and takes time to listen to her clients, understand their situation, and provide top-notch legal representation. It is apparent that she cares deeply for her clients and is committed to addressing their concerns. She is well respected in the legal community and her skills are sure to impress any client, peer, or adversary. She provides diligent representation and is supportive in guiding her clients through a difficult and emotional process. She is dependable, hardworking, and knows the law. I gladly endorse Attorney Chowdhury and would highly recommend her to anyone looking for assistance with a family law issue."
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Fairfax Divorce and separation Lawyer Afsana Chowdhury
Afsana Chowdhury
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 11 years