Award-winning family law attorney in Northern Virginia. Get the help you need!
James Livesay is a founding partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He leads the firm’s team of family law attorneys across offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.
After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1995 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served three years in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. He entered civilian practice as a family law attorney in 2001, and joined with partner Kevin Myers to found Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003.
Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, Mr. Livesay established the military divorce section of the firm in 2003 and has guided it since that time. His article, “Treatment of Disability Pay in Military Divorce,” has been published on a number of online divorce websites, including Divorce Headquarters and WomansDivorce.com.
Mr. Livesay has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2014. He was also named to Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers listing for 2018. Mr. Livesay currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.
Mr. Livesay resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1998||10/05/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Top Lawyers||Northern Virginia Magazine||2018|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Client Distinction Award||Martindale-Hubbell||2013|
|Award for Trial Advocacy||The Association of the Bar of the City of New York||1998|
|Partner||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2003 - Present|
|Associate Attorney||Osborne|Craig, P.L.C.||2002 - 2003|
|Assistant Force Judge Advocate||Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet||2000 - 2001|
|Defense Counsel||Navy Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic||1999 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|U.S. Supreme Court||Admitted to Practice||2006 - Present|
|Fredericksburg Area Bar Association||Member||2004 - Present|
|Military Officers Association of America||Member||2003 - Present|
|University of Virginia Alumni Association||Member||2003 - Present|
|United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2003 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||1998 - Present|
|Virginia Tech Alumni Association||Member||1995 - Present|
|DivorceHQ||What To Do When Your Spouse Won't Leave||2014|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||How Will That Down Payment Be Treated in Your Virginia Divorce?||2013|
|The Livesay & Myers Blog||Survivor Benefit Plan Coverage In Virginia Divorce||2012|
|DivorceHQ||Treatment of Disability Pay in Military Divorce||2003|
|University of Virginia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1998|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1995|
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