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Laila Raheen

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   35 reviews
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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 10 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 7 years
    Maryland - MD 9 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 7 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2016
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State MD
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found

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

About Laila

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AWARD-WINNING FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA. GET THE HELP YOU NEED!

Laila Raheen is the Principal Attorney at Raheen Family Law, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody, visitation, and support cases. Ms. Raheen represents clients in Fairfax, Manassas, Alexandria, Arlington, and all across Northern Virginia.

Ms. Raheen is known as a no-nonsense, aggressive advocate for her clients. Her goal is to provide a vigorous, thorough and honest representation.

Ms. Raheen graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law (cum laude) and the University of Toronto (with honors).

Ms. Raheen began her legal career in 2013. She worked for several different firms in Northern Virginia where she gained valuable experience in civil litigation and trial practice. Ms. Raheen has been practicing exclusively family law since 2015, working on a large number of divorce, child custody, child visitation and support cases.

Ms. Raheen's courtroom skills, attention to detail and tireless work ethic have consistently translated into positive results for her clients. Ms. Raheen has received a large number of excellent reviews and testimonials online. She was included in the 2022 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. Ms. Raheen has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2018. Finally, she currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

Ms. Raheen resides with her husband and son in Northern Virginia.

Awards

Client's Choice 2020,2017,2016
Client's Choice
2020 2017 2016
Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor
2015

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Location

Raheen Family Law, P.C.
10505 Judicial Dr Suite 310
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
  35 customer reviews
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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
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Posted by Wade | August 12, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend - Great Experience
I was lucky to have Laila Raheen represent me during my separation and divorce. Mrs. Raheen and her paralegal, Taryn Arp, were professional, thoughtful, and knowledgeable. Having never been through anything like this before, I had a lot of questions and concerns as the process unfolded. Laila was patient and listened as she diligently worked towards the best resolution for me and my children. She was easily accessible and thoughtful with my time. I am very thankful for the solid counsel and sound advice I received.
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Posted by Andrew | July 30, 2020
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A fantastic, focused, hard-working divorce lawyer!
Laila Raheen represented me during my divorce, and did a fantastic job of it. I started with another lawyer at the same firm, and when she departed I was lucky enough to have my case transferred to Ms. Raheen. She took great care to understand my situation and my desire to work out a reasonable settlement without being adversarial. She was always available when I needed to communicate with her, and explained things in detail when I needed to understand them clearly. She negotiated skillfully with my wife's lawyer, who attempted to bully and bluff on too many occasions, and by her hard work we were able to settle without going to court, resulting in an agreement that was to my advantage, without being harsh or unfair to my now ex-wife. At all times, I felt like she was working for my best interests, in comparison to my wife's lawyer, who often seemed to be steering his client in such a way as to maximize his billable hours. In addition to doing a great job, Ms. Raheen was very pleasant, personable, and easy to work with. In all this, she was ably assisted by her associate Jenny Huchler, and her paralegal Taryn Arp, both of whom were dedicated, skilled, and always on top of things. In fact, I was very impressed by the culture of the firm (Livesay & Myers), since all the attorneys I met there seemed to support each other in their work and take the responsibility of mentoring junior associates very seriously. I would wholeheartedly recommend Laila and her firm for any work that needs doing.
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Posted by Banu Mangan | February 29, 2024
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THE BEST!
Laila was my fourth attorney in my divorce case, and she is the best. She listened me carefully at my consultation meeting. She gathered the evidences very calmly but fought aggressively with all her heart regarding each of the finest details. She has a highly professional team working behind the scene.
Posted by Almaz Haile | July 15, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
The finest lawyer
Laila was always available to take your call even on her way to court she makes time to acknowledge you matter. Laila fought hard it was beyond my expectations that I got out with paying less money to my X she also was dealing with my X’s incompetent lawyer. If you need a lawyer look no further you Laila.
Posted by Hunter | May 7, 2023
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| Hired Attorney
By far the best of the best
From the very first meeting, I knew that I was in great hands. Laila was not only knowledgeable and experienced in family law, but also empathetic, compassionate, and dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for me and my child. Throughout the case, Laila was a constant source of support and guidance, always keeping me informed and up-to-date on all developments. She was a skilled negotiator, working tirelessly to find a resolution that was in the best interests of my child while also protecting my parental rights. Laila was always available to answer my questions and address any concerns I had, providing clear and concise explanations of complex legal issues. Her attention to detail and meticulous preparation ensured that no stone was left unturned, and no detail overlooked. Thanks to Laila’s hard work, expertise, and dedication, I was able to secure a favorable outcome in my custody case. My child’s best interests were safeguarded, and my relationship with them was protected. I cannot recommend Laila highly enough! If you are in need of a family law attorney who will fight for you and your family look no further! Laila is the best of the best!
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Posted by David | March 31, 2023
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Truly the best in her industry
I can say that I have entered into the darkest hours of my life now that my marriage of 37 years is dissolving. It leaves one empty inside! Then, I found Laila Raheen at Raheen Family Law. She has become the light at the end of this very unfortunate dark and dreary path that I find myself traveling. She has mastered the art of navigating through the laws and statues that she deploys in and out of the courtroom motivated with securing my best interests. If you are going to hire a lawyer, hire Laila Raheen you will not be disappointed. If you’re going to place your livelihood into someone’s hands, look no further, your representation is right here. Thank you Laila for all that you have done and will continue to do. Your unwavering laser guided focus on securing a win elevates you above the rest and proves you to be not only an asset but a credit to this industry. BZ Respectfully, Dave Devendorf
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Posted by P. Lee | October 28, 2022
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Finally Divorced!
I came to Laila after leaving another law firm. I had spend a large amount of money and wasn’t a quarter of the way through my divorce. Laila listened to me and made her recommendations to fit my requests. She kept me informed and used my resources wisely. I definitely would recommend her to anyone looking for a knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by Alezundria | October 27, 2022
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Excellent Family Law Attorney
I initially retained Attorney Raheen to represent me in what I thought would be an uncontested divorce. Unfortunately this quickly became a contested divorce and ultimately ended in an annulment. Throughout the entire process, Attorney Raheen was not only thorough but also experienced and knowledgeable. She always made sure that I understood what was happening throughout my case, and there’s no way I would have gotten through the past year without her on my side.
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Posted by Ibrahim | October 21, 2022
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Custody case.
I hired Laila for a child custody case that's was causing me significant stress. I must say she exceeded all my expectations. She truly does care about her clients, she would call you, return your phone calls and and frequently update you on the statue of your case. She is an excellent attorney. I am so grateful for her passion, dedication, expertise, and professionalism. I've hired lawyers before, but you are truly the best I've ever worked with. Thank you so much! I cannot express my gratitude enough for the extraordinary legal job you performed on my behalf
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Posted by anonymous | May 25, 2022
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Great
I had to switch attorneys in the middle of my case. It was a night and day experience. Laila took care of everything in a timely manor and finally resolved my case. Thank you
Posted by anonymous | November 30, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Highly competent divorce attorney!
I hired Laila to represent me in my divorce after twenty-seven years of marriage. I feel that, with Laila as my attorney, I received excellent legal representation. Her expertise in divorce law and professionalism are top notch. She iss very knowledgeable and helped me through many difficult situations that arose during my divorce case. She and her skilled team were very prompt with their correspondence and kept me updated throughout the entirety of my case. I strongly recommend Laila to anyone seeking a highly competent divorce attorney!
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Posted by RB | September 9, 2020
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Ms. Raheen is professional, efficient, trustworthy, and responsive
I hired attorney Laila Raheen, to represent me in my recent divorce and I am pleased with my selection of Ms. Raheen and Livesay & Myers. My first meeting with Ms. Raheen was in the office and it put my mind at ease, and confirmed that I was making the right decision by proceeding with the divorce. She is extremely professional and explained the process to me in a very straightforward way. Most of the paperwork required was sent and received via email and communication was responsive, intelligent, and helpful. I also worked with paralegal, Ms. Taryn Arp, who was very organized and kept the process moving forward. Once all paperwork was in, the process moved extremely quickly. I was expecting to receive a court date months after submitting paperwork, but instead I received an email very soon after stating my divorce had been finalized. I was quite pleasantly surprised at how simple and fast it was completed. Now, it could be that because we are in a pandemic, and my case was simple (childfree and assets already separated) that it was accelerated, I am not sure. Another benefit was that the costs were reasonable, and invoices were itemized in 10-minute increments, so the process was open and transparent (you will not be overcharged). In all, I would highly recommend Laila Raheen to anyone looking for a fair, professional, responsive, and efficient attorney with expert guidance.
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Posted by Patricia | July 20, 2020
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Review
I retained Ms. Raheen in 2019 to assist me with my separation and divorce. Ms. Raheen was extremely professional in every way. Her advice and advocacy were exceptional. I always felt that she and her staff kept me up-to-date and well informed. In a meeting with opposing counsel and my soon-to-be ex-husband, Ms. Raheen was a fierce defender of my rights and tirelessly worked on my behalf to negotiate a fair and just settlement. I would highly recommend her services to anyone needing a knowledgeable attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | April 2, 2020
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Knowledgeable Attorney that Fights for You
I hired Ms. Raheen to help me with my divorce and custody issues. She was very honest, straightforward, and knowledgeable. She was very responsive, and helped me understand what my rights were, what was reasonable/ unreasonable, and gave me sound legal advice. She was very proactive, respectful, and professional. I can say the same for the rest of her team (Ms. Alp and Ms. Huchler).
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2020
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Laila Raheen
I hired Laila Raheen as my attorney to represent me in a custody visitation with my grandson. Both Laila Raheen and Taryn Arp, her paralegal, were not only courteous, friendly, punctual and caring for me as a client, they are both extremely knowledgeable and provided me with their professional expertise to gain me visitation rights, as I was unsuccessful in this matter using another attorney. I am extremely happy with the outcome of my case. They are indeed true Professionals and a job well done.
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Posted by James | March 19, 2020
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NONE Better!
Look no further if you’re searching for the best in a divorce attorney! I found Laila Raheen at Livesay & Myers via previous reviews. Ms. Raheen, and paralegal Taryn Arp, made the best team in dealing with a prolonged and difficult divorce. Every aspect of my case was handled professionally and efficiently. For over a year, Ms. Raheen and Ms. Arp always made me feel they understood my case, had an absolute grasp on Virginia law, and worked hard to focus on my best interest in the outcome… always with a sense of fairness and reality in mind. Rachel and Cindy were also great to deal with on routine invoicing. The best of all is the peace of mind I had being represented by such a competent group!
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Posted by Phil | April 23, 2019
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Great lawyer - very knowledgeable
Ms. Raheen was very professional, knowledgeable and responsive. She took the time to listen to my concerns, and provide relevant and timely advice, helping me resolve my situation to its best possible conclusion. Working with Ms. Raheen was a pleasure, and will absolutely consider her in the future should the need arise. I would absolutely recommend her.
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Posted by Tracie | April 20, 2019
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Best Divorce Lawyer
Laila Raheen was the lawyer who handled my divorce case at Livesay & Myers. My first meeting with her was my initial consultation regarding my case. She explained what the divorce process in Virginia involved, as well as allowed me to ask questions regarding my case. I came out of that first meeting having a very good feeling about her and decided to hire her that day. I liked that she was professional, very smart and not easily shaken by events or circumstances, just the lawyer I wanted! She clearly explained the divorce process and was very patient with me, as well as all of my questions. Laila explained things to me in terms that I could understand, as a person without a legal background. She was also very responsive to my emails/calls, always responding within a day or two. She also did a great job communicating with opposing counsel and worked through all of the nonsense to focus on the end goal, my divorce. Another important factor about my experience with Livesay & Myers was the billing. I felt like the expenses for my case were fair and reasonable. When I received my monthly bills it was clear what had been worked on and how much I was charged, that really put my mind at ease. To sum up my review, I have nothing but positive things to say about Laila Raheen, as well as the entire staff at Livesay & Myers. If you find yourself facing a divorce I highly recommend hiring this firm and Laila Raheen in particular, she is the best of the best!
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Posted by Michele | April 16, 2019
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Successful Late Life Divorce from Military Retiree
I can honestly say that working with Livesay and Myers has been a wonderful experience. My attorney, Ms. Laila Raheen and her paralegals, Ms. Arp, Ms. Brennan and Ms. Stanley, were highly professional and exceedingly communicative. They were responsive to queries and knowledgeable in their answers. Laila provided expert advice through, what was to me, a complicated and unfamiliar process. Having my best interest at heart, she made sure I was aware of all my rights and all of my options. The final outcome was, I believe, a fair and equitable division of 28 years of marriage. I would not hesitate to recommend Ms. Raheen and Livesay & Meyers Law, to anyone who needs a Virginia divorce attorney.
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Posted by Turner | February 21, 2018
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Demise of Marriage
Livesay & Myers have been working my case for over 2 ½ to 3 years as it was very complex and due to reconciliation a few times. I went through 4 Lawyers and Laila was last, best and bought this painful process to an end. In the very last phase, she was Lawyer, Mediator, Judge and Jury and all was very necessary. All know the last phase of Divorce is taxing and I did not know how things would end; therefore, depended on her expertise and she came through. She also assisted with Quitclaim Deed on Virginia Properties and Name Change. She’s a very kind, well-spoken person and I thought she was like a Chihuahua; however, during mediation, I saw her become Pit Bull, all warranted. I had nothing left to give and she nor her paralegal GiGi wavered in effort to bring this Divorce to an end. I have nothing but admiration, gratitude and forever grateful for job well done and wish her and GiGi well, in their gift to help those who can’t help themselves at a time of crisis. Thank you both! God Bless You!
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal Attorney
  • Raheen Family Law
  • 2022 - Present
  • Lead Senior Associate Attorney
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2018 - 2022
  • Senior Associate Attorney
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Associate Attorney
  • Glasser and Glasser, P.L.C.
  • 2015 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • JHS Family Law Group, P.L.C.
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Associate Attorney
  • Raheen Law Group, P.C.
  • 2013 - 2014
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Education

  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2013
  • University of Toronto
  • B.S.
  • 2008

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Defended Husband Against Wife's Petition for Protective Order
  • Court Denied Wife's Protective Order Petition

Associations

  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Circuit Court Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Member (inactive)
  • 2016 - Present
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2016 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2015 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member (inactive)
  • 2014 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
  • Best Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Virginia for Client Satisfaction
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Virginia for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Clients' Choice Award
  • Avvo
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Family Law Attorneys in Virginia for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2015
  • Graduated Cum Laude
  • University of Richmond School of Law
  • 2013
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Speaking Engagements

  • Langston Middle School
  • Virginia Judicial System
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (21)
Given (32)
Endorse Laila
Family Attorney | Apr 27
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is a knowledgeable family law attorney. She is a strong advocate for her clients and is dedicated to obtaining the best possible results for her clients whether inside or outside the courthouse."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a strong advocate for her clients. She's a knowledgeable attorney who works hard for her clients and is unafraid of a challenge."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is an exceptional and highly skilled family law attorney. Anyone needing assistance with a family law matter would be well served to contact her."
Family Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Raheen. She is a knowledgeable family law attorney, especially in the areas of divorce and custody. Ms. Raheen is a dedicated attorney who will fight to obtain the best possible results for her clients."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila Raheen is a strong advocate for her clients. She is knowledgeable about family law and works hard to achieve results that are in her client's best interests."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a dedicated advocate for her clients and works zealously to get the best possible results for them both inside and outside of the courtroom."
Family Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is passionate advocate for her clients. She has a strong command of the law and impressive presence in the court room. I highly endorse Ms. Raheen in the area of family law."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a knowledgeable and tenacious advocate for her clients. I highly endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Aug 03
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a hard working and knowledge attorney who strongly advocates for her clients. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"A tenacious and passionate advocate with an incredible work ethic. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a strong advocate for her clients. She is knowledgeable, has strong research skills, and is able to accurately and easily articulate complex issues to the court and clients. I highly recommend her for any family law needs."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila is a devoted advocate for her clients. I highly endorse her for anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is a bright, capable attorney who puts the needs of her clients first. She is personable and puts those around her at ease, especially when it comes to navigating the murky waters of family law. I'm happy to endorse her!"
Family Attorney | Jul 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Laila's tireless work ethic and dedication to her clients' needs are always at the forefront. I give her my highest endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is a knowledgeable and diligent advocate for her clients and is well-versed in all aspects of family law. I strongly endorse her for any family law case."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is a strong advocate for her clients who dedicates herself to obtaining the best possible results."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Raheen is an intelligent and passionate family law attorney, who is well respected in the legal community. She represents her clients with integrity and skill, and I highly endorse her."
Family Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Laila Raheen is a skilled, experienced family law attorney. I highly recommend."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Raheen. She is hard-working, dedicated and focused on the details that win cases. I recommend her for any potential client."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An outstanding family law attorney, Ms. Raheen receives my highest possible endorsement."
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Avvo Contributions

Top Contributor 2015
Top Contributor

Laila earned significant contribution points in 2015.

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Fairfax Divorce and separation Lawyer Laila Raheen
Laila Raheen
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 10 years
Virtual consultation available