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Michael Lewis Poe

Divorce and separation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.6   16 reviews

also known as Michael, Poe

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  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 10 years
    Virginia - VA 12 years
  • Licensed for 10 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2013
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 12 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2011
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

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EXPERIENCED, AWARD-WINNING FAMILY LAW ATTORNEY IN FAIRFAX, VIRGINIA.

Michael Poe is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Mr. Poe works in the firm’s Fairfax office, and represent clients in Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia. Mr. Poe earned his J.D. from William & Mary Law School in 2011, after earning his B.A. from Miami University in 2006. After law school, Mr. Poe clerked for the Circuit Court in Montgomery County, Maryland before serving as a Policy Fellow for an institute in Washington, D.C. He entered private practice for a law firm in Alexandria, Virginia in 2012. Mr. Poe practiced family law at that firm until joining Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2024. During his time in practice, Mr. Poe has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases and military divorce cases. Mr. Poe has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star each year since 2016. He currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia. Michael Poe resides with his wife and son in Alexandria, Virginia.

 

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Location

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
11325 Random Hills Rd #100
Fairfax, VA, 22030

Reviews

4.6 / 5.0
  16 customer reviews
Posted by Ashley | March 2, 2023
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Child Custody
Mike is a great, patient lawyer! He ensured to voice my concerns and understood the outcome I wanted. I would hire Mike again and recommend him for anyone going through a custody situation.
Posted by Eric | August 29, 2019
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Contested Divorce
Mike was my divorce attorney for a contested divorce with a very uncooperative spouse and two young children. He is a consummate professional. Throughout the 18-month process, which was quite stressful for me, he provided measured advice based on his analysis, experience and, of course, the law. When my spouse would respond in highly emotional ways, he would not escalate the matter. He was always looking for the path of least resistance while protecting my interests, which is a difficult balance to maintain, and he did a great job. At the beginning my case appeared destined for an expensive court battle. But we eventually settled all aspects of the case in a 50/50 split of custody and a very fair split of assets, and I never saw the inside of courtroom. I was also able to live in my house the entire time and I still live there post-divorce. The result of the case was, quite frankly, unbelievable considering the point from which we were forced to start the process and how uncooperative my spouse was determined to be. Mike was also sensitive to my desire to keep costs under control, for which I am grateful. While I am an educated, intelligent person with a strong understanding of negotiation strategy, I never, ever would have achieved the final result without Mike. I can't thank Mike enough for his help.
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Posted by Angie | April 6, 2021
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Would recommend this Divorce Attorney to anyone
I went through a very drawn out, stressful divorce. I don't know where I would be right now if it wasn't for the professionalism of Michael Poe and his staff. He was always looking out for my best interests and I just knew I had nothing to worry about with him on my side. I am so grateful for all Michael did for me.
Posted by Amar | November 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
A Knowledgeable, Professional, and Direct Attorney
Mr. Michael Poe has helped me navigate through a difficult legal situation with ease. He is knowledgeable, direct, and is always readily available. He negotiated the best possible settlement that ended up in my favor and I highly recommend him.
Posted by Jill | January 21, 2021
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Michael Poe's review
I had a great experience working with Michael Poe and his staff. He was always responsive and professional. His fee was reasonable and he is very professional and knowledgeable. He made me feel comfortable and confident from the first day I met with him. The quality of service I received was very high quality. The staff at this law office is also very efficient, kind and professional. Even during a pandemic my case my resolved very quickly and I felt very satisfied. I've referred this firm to my family and friends if they ever should require their services. Jill Williams
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Posted by Linera | January 20, 2021
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Excellent
A lawyer with excellent human qualities. Fair and honest. Always inspire security.
Posted by anonymous | August 8, 2019
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Excellent Counsel
I have been extremely satisfied with the high quality support and service that Attorney Poe has provided to me and my family in the past 5 years. He is very knowledgeable, professional and responsive. I would highly recommend him to others.
Posted by Alexandra | August 6, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best
I hired mr poe and I have to say the best lawyer ever. He gets the job done.
Posted by Mary | January 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent
AAAAA+++++ Michael Poe is an excellent and experienced lawyer. From day one he showed respect and care on my difficult and painful divorce. He listened and advised while I vented my frustrations. He was very professional, organized, informed me on any details and potential delays on paperwork. He processed the paperwork on my house deed so well written, and helped me to refinance my house faster. I also give kudos to the front office staff, I felt welcome every time I showed my face in the office, their care and reassurance during this difficult process kept me going thru the end. I highly recommend Mr. Michael Poe
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Posted by Sharon | April 19, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Smart, effective, friendly
Mr. Poe has helped me with a difficult divorce and an unpredictable ex who enjoys picking fights. He has always shown patience and understanding, responded in a timely manner, and used clever arguments to help me maintain my sanity and protect my children. He is honest when my ideas will not work, and I completely trust his legal judgement. I highly recommend Michael Poe.
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Posted by Mary | July 28, 2015
Poe Review July 2015
Micheal handled a divorce case for me and did an outstanding job. He always kept me informed as to what was going on and always responded expeditiously to all of my questions. I highly recommend Michael to anyone looking for a professional attorney.
Posted by Mahmoud "MOODY" | July 27, 2015
Mr. Poe is the BEST attorney.
Mr. Poe is one of the attorney who cares about his clients, he returns phone calls and emails promptlly. He takes time to explain very complicated legal terms in simple words. He understands what clients go through with their legal matters. Mr. Poe has the respect of Judges whom he stands before. He is great with representation before Judges, simple and to the point, no wounder he never losses a case. My atmost recomendation is to hire Mr. Poe to take care of your legal matters and have a peace of mind.
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Posted by Christine | May 12, 2015
Thankful
If you are looking for an attorney that will stand up for what you believe in and what you deserve, Michael Poe is the attorney for you. Michael took on my divorce case and was able to negotiate terms that would help me support my children but also allow me to get back on my feet. He always kept me informed of how my case was going. I honestly do not know what I would have done with out him being in my corner.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
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Great guy, easy to trust...
Mike has respresented my cases well. He's fair and direct (a trait most lacking with lawyers nowadays). No beating around the bush or plays for unnecessary time. He's easy to talk to and a good listener. I would've given 5 stars but I really wish his services were more affordable for me, but that's not his fault! I'm sure his charges are typical for the work he does, maybe even less! I just have trouble spending money ;) Overall ver good legal experience (4.75 stars!).
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Posted by anonymous | April 21, 2015
Poe Review April 2015
I was very happy with Mike's service and professionalism. What I thought (and hoped) would be a 'routine' case turned out to be anything other than routine and much more time consuming - a lesson Mike prepared me for up front. He was very patient with my questions and gave me answers I could understand, a.k.a. 'non-lawyer talk'. Despite several challenges and delays and kept me informed along the way...and ultimately helped me through a difficult time.
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Posted by Steve | April 4, 2015
Would never rehire for any reason
The most passive lawyer that I have ever met. He seemed afraid of the opposing lawyer and the judge. Could not speak with authority and was skiddish while speaking on my behalf. Was disorganized at court and unable to actively follow the case to contradict my ex-wife's lawyer. Had all the necessary information to prove my case, however, was incapable of having quick organized thoughts as needed to keep pace as the case progressed. If you want a lawyer to fully represent you this is not the lawyer. If you need papers filed he is the one to call.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 400-400 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2024 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Arquilla & Poe, PLC
  • 2012 - 2023

Education

  • William & Mary Law School
  • J.D.
  • 2011
  • Miami University of Ohio
  • B.A.
  • 2006

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - Present
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers Section
  • Member
  • 2013 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2023
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Virginia for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys
  • American Jurist Institute
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • 10 Best Attorneys for Virginia for Client Satisfaction
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
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Speaking Engagements

  • 37th Annual Mid-Year Conference/ Gertrude Rush Awards Dinner
  • Military Affairs and the Courts: Issues Confronting Practitioners and the Bench
  • 2017

Attorney endorsements

Received (11)
Given (9)
Endorse Michael
Family Attorney | Jan 11
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly recommend Mr. Poe. He is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney who is dedicated and will zealously advocate for his clients in order to obtain the best possible results."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Michael has the experience and knowledge necessary to handle any family law matter effectively and efficiently. His analysis is always thoughtful and well-reasoned, and he is always well-prepared. I would recommend him to anyone in need of high quality representation."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Mr. Poe. He is a knowledgeable and experienced family law attorney, especially in the areas of divorce and custody. Mr. Poe is a dedicated attorney who will fight to obtain the best possible results for his clients via settlement or litigation. I recommend him to anyone seeking counsel in Northern Virginia for family law matters."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I am happy to give Michael Poe my highest endorsement. He is a skilled and experienced litigator, and an effective communicator with clients, opposing counsel and judges alike."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Co-worker
"Attorney Michael Poe is a skilled and knowledgable advocate. I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An outstanding family law attorney, Mr. Poe receives my highest possible endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 10
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Michael Poe is a skilled and dedicated family law attorney. I highly recommend Michael to anyone facing a divorce or custody battle in Fairfax County or Northern Virginia."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I have worked with this attorney on a few matters and I find him to be very professional and an asset to our profession."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 13
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Poe was my opposing counsel on a matter and was great to work with. He was always very responsive, as well as knowledgable about his case and the law. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I worked with Mike on a couple of family law cases where we were on different sides of the case. Although family law cases involve friction due to the nature of these case but it was always a pleasure working with Mike. He was always easy to reach. I found him zealous for his clients. I wish Mike the best."
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Fairfax Divorce and separation Lawyer Michael Lewis Poe
Michael Lewis Poe
Divorce and separation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 12 years
Virtual consultation available