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Joseph J Dipietro III

Family Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   8 reviews

also known as Joe, DiPietro

Virtual consultation available
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  • State Years
    New York - NY 14 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 14 years
    Virginia - VA 14 years
    New Jersey - NJ 16 years
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State NY
    Acquired 2009
    Currently Registered No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2009
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 14 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2009
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State NJ
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Joseph

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Joe DiPietro is experienced handling complex cases in state and federal courts involving international custody disputes under the Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction at the trial and appellate levels, international and domestic divorce, and complex cases involving spousal support, custody and visitation, child support, and enforcement of awards on behalf of clients.

Joe’s philosophy and mission is to make family transitions and conflict a time for personal growth and powerful positive change, in addition to advocating for the best possible result for his client in any given situation. Joe is a firm believer in settling cases through negotiation and mediation whenever possible.

His strong financial background allows him to converse easily with valuation experts and create comprehensive legal arguments involving complex financial concepts. He is an objective advisor for his clients and seeks practical solutions to difficult problems. When litigation is the only path to a favorable outcome, he prosecutes his clients’ cases in a proactive and professional manner.

Joe graduated from American University with a JD/MBA and prior to founding DiPietro Law Group was a judicial law clerk for the Honorable Michael J. Stamm in the Circuit Court for St. Mary’s County Maryland. He has authored several publications relating to business law and family law.


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DiPietro Law Group, PLLC


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Posted by Neba | July 26, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Extraordinary Lawyer
I had the amazing luck of having found an extraordinary lawyer at one of the most difficult times of my life, and I wanted to share my experience (from 2011) to hopefully help others who seek legal guidance. Joseph DiPietro is a remarkable lawyer. His well-deserved confidence is truly empowering. Starting from our first conversation, I knew I was in good hands and that feeling was priceless. When I met Mr. DiPietro, I had completely lost hope, did not know what to do next, and really needed someone I could trust and seek guidance from. During our first conversation with Mr. DiPietro, for the first time in a long time I found hope again, and finding hope gave me the strength I needed at that time of my life. He was very positive, professional, knowledgeable and detail-oriented. He gathered all the information he required from me without me even thinking about what I needed to convey to him. I was not good with details, and did not have any legal knowledge. Therefore, I needed to find someone I could depend on and trust completely. In addition, English is my second language, so I was particularly grateful for his patience, impeccable fact finding skills and communication abilities. Mr. DiPietro was also very responsive and prompt, responding to my emails and phone calls within a day at the latest. This in itself gave me so much peace and confidence, because I knew if and when I needed him I could reach him and seek his support. He always provided very professional legal counsel, always to the point and always with the attitude of positivity. The consistency in his services allowed me to gage my expectations and again created a peace of mind in such tough times. His ‘to-the-point’ and focused approach combined with his extraordinary legal knowledge brought a resolution to my case very fast. In addition to his legal knowledge, Mr. DiPietro was also very kind and generous. Finding a kind, generous and with a willingness to listen lawyer was truly wonderful, and I am extremely grateful to have found one. Mr. DiPietro changed my life. Because of him, I was able to move forward with my life. I was and I am able to create a future for myself because I had a peaceful resolution with the past. Knowing and working with Mr. DiPietro was a gift that I will forever be grateful for.
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Posted by Doug | December 26, 2014
Stellar attorney who stives to assist service members with excellence.
"Mr. DiPietro and I met by chance or by design I’m not sure which really. I would like to draw particular attention to his eagerness and flexibility to work with a Soldier in the Military. He was very patient and understanding when working with a client on a budget. He was a true asset to me through my complicated divorce/protective order process. I will without a doubt recommend him to any Soldiers going through a struggle in their personal life where an Attorney needs to be involved. To you directly Mr. DiPietro, I cannot thank you enough for the hard work and dedication you put into the long road that was my individual situation. You made the process seem effortless though I know that wasn’t the case behind the scenes. Thank you again."
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Posted by anonymous | May 11, 2021
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Satisfied client
I’m an attorney specializing in a different type of law. I was completely satisfied with the response time, advice and expertise in my matter. Billing was detailed and appropriate. Would definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | March 29, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Joseph DiPietro saved my relationship with my minor child who had been abducted by his second parent from Europe to the USA.
Joseph DiPietro saved my relationship with my minor child who had been abducted by his second parent from Europe to the USA. He carried out all the steps in a flawless, professional and sensitive manner. When I found out that there had been a parental abduction, I was shocked. However, my concerns gradually disappeared when I found out with what commitment Joseph DiPietro had taken up my case and how persistently he was overcoming one obstacle after another. Although my case was complex and complicated, I soon returned home with my child. Thanks Joe for your professional work and sensitive approach. Former client.
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Posted by Mary | December 24, 2014
Excellent Service
Attorney Dipietro displayed extraordinary service in handling my case. My credit has been restored as a result of his professionalism. I highly recommend him, he is an excellent attorney.
Posted by Heather | December 22, 2014
Excellent service with Joseph DiPietro!
I was so thankful to have worked with Joseph (Joe) DiePietro through one of the most difficult times of my life. The service was extraordinary, and he and his staff treated me with complete dignity and respect during a very difficult time. Excellent service all around--highly recommend!
Posted by Richard | October 7, 2014
Outstanding lawyer
I used Joe DiPietro for a divorce settlement . He was outstanding in his efforts and work product. I recommend him without reservation.
Posted by Larry | August 3, 2013
Excellent Attorney & Counsel
Mr. DiPietro represented me in a difficult and complex divorce proceeding. He is an excellent attorney and provided me with the representation and counsel that produced a final settlement agreement, which resulted in me not having to pay any additional alimony or support to my former spouse. While Mr. DiPietro's legal expertise is beyond question, I was particularly impressed with his personal attention to my case and his dedication to me as his client. He was available day or night, and he ensured that I received the representation necessary for a fair and equitable settlement of my divorce. Joe and I not only have an attorney-client relationship, but we have become friends. I have total trust in his abilities as an attorney and as a person of the highest reputation and character. I can recommend Mr. DiPietro without reservation.
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Work Experience

  • Principal
  • DiPietro Family Law Group
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Wilkes Artis, Chartered
  • 2008 - 2009
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • Circuit Court for St. Mary's County Maryland, The Hon. Michael J. Stamm
  • 2008 - 2008
  • Summer Associate
  • Friedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets
  • 2006 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Appellate Section
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Law Clerk
  • U.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch
  • 2004 - 2004
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  • American University, Washington College of Law
  • JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA
  • N/A


  • Latino Student Fund
  • VP Board Member
  • 2019 - Present
  • Leadership Greater Washington
  • Class of 2019
  • 2019 - Present
  • Latino Student Fund
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Walter B. Chandler American Inn of Court
  • 2010 - 2012
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member, Board of Directors
  • 2010 - 2013
  • Washington College of Law Business Law Brief
  • Managing Editor
  • 2005 - 2006
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Peer Review Rating
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Lawyers Under 40
  • American Society of Legal Advocates
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • "10 Best" Attorneys For Virginia For Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
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  • Family Law Quarterly
  • Appeals from J&DR to Circuit Court: Can the Statutory Right to a de novo Appeal be Waived? (Forthcoming)
  • 2014
  • Family Law News
  • Exclusive Use and Possession Pendente Lite: What is the Standard?
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • SBDC 2011 Seminar Series
  • Managing Financial & Legal Risks in a Challenging Economic Climate
  • 2011
  • CLE
  • Advanced Issues in Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (9)
Endorse Joseph
Unknown Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer. Attorney Joseph DiPietro and his team will always do their best to serve your family planning needs. They are all dedicated, caring, and compassionate of your situation, and will fight for you and your case. If you are looking for a family law/divorce lawyer, look no further than Attorney Joseph DiPietro."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I have known Joseph J. DiPietro III for some time now. His firm is extremely knowledgeable in all aspects of of family law. They care for their clients and help them resolve their issues professionally and efficiently."
Family Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Excellent family law attorney who is dedicated to client success."
Family Attorney | Apr 29
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I recommended DiPietro, PLLC to a close friend who was shopping around for a divorce attorney. I'm happy to report that Joe and his staff took great care of my friend throughout his divorce."
Family Attorney | Dec 04
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe is an effective trial lawyer and a zealous advocate for his client."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Joe really cares about his clients, and I do not have any reservations endorsing him."
Family Attorney | Sep 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"As an immigration firm we get a lot of clients with family law questions, and we do not hesitate in sending those inquiries to Joe. He is a highly knowledgeable, reliable and professional lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 23
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with and against Joseph Dipietro, and in every instance I have found him professional and intelligent."
Business Attorney | Mar 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Joe is a skilled lawyer who I have always known to act ethically and diligently. I would gladly refer any family law issues that come into my office to him."
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Fairfax Family Lawyer Joseph J Dipietro III
Joseph J Dipietro III
Family Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 16 years
Virtual consultation available