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Nicholas Solan

Family Attorney at Fairfax, VA

4.9   40 reviews

also known as Nicholas Jon Solan

  • State Years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 9 years
    Virginia - VA 17 years
  • Licensed for 9 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2014
    Status
    Good Standing No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 17 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2006
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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

About Nicholas

Learn Nicholas’s areas of practice.

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    50%
    Attorney Solan has been a premier divorce lawyer in Virginia since 2006. If you are looking to unwind your marriage, whether it is adversarial or amicable, call him for a thorough consultation. Stop worrying, let him help you.

  2. Family
    50%
    As a writer for the firm's Virginia Family Law Blog, Attorney Solan is a knowledgeable and committed family lawyer. When it comes to your most valuable asset, your family, don't hesitate to call him to review your case.

HIGHLY EXPERIENCED, PROMPT AND ATTENTIVE. CALL TODAY FOR THE REPRESENTATION YOU DESERVE.

Nick is a native of the greater Pittsburgh area.  He received his undergraduate degree in systems engineering from the University of Virginia, where he was also an active children's basketball coach and tutor and a member of Pi Kappa Phi.  Afterwards, he graduated cum laude from George Mason University School of Law, where he was a member of the Civil Rights Law Journal and a participant in the George Mason Domestic Relations Clinic.

 

Nick is currently licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.  He speaks about divorce issues at the Women's Center in Vienna, Virginia and writes for Solan Alzamora's Virginia Family Law Blog and Virginia Criminal and Traffic Law Blog. 

 

Nick is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, including actively participating in the Fairfax Bar Association's pro bono programs such as the Housing Law Project and Wills on Wheels.  He also co-owns Stonebridge Title, LLC, a local real estate settlement company, with Jacob Alzamora.  

 

Nick resides in Washington, D.C.

Awards

Client's Choice 2016,2015,2012
Client's Choice
2016 2015 2012

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Location

Solan Alzamora, PLLC

Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Client's Choice 2016
Client's Choice
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Posted by anonymous | June 16, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent lawyer
Nick helped me won my divorce case. He is such a wonderful trial attorney. He is charismatic and articulates his points very well at trial. Going through a contest divorce is very hard, Nick and his team provided me strong support. He is intelligent, professional, personal, reasonable, ethical and passionate.
Posted by Adam | March 1, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing
I hired Mr. Solan for a visitation case and he answered all questions that I had throughout the entire process. This turned into a change of custody case due to Mr. Solan's efforts. Mr. Solan was very eloquent in his delivery in the court room and I am very pleased at what Mr. Solan was able to have granted for my family and I. I would highly recommend Mr. Solan for any case in regards to custody and visitation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 19, 2023
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Excellent Lawyer!
Nicholas was a very knowledgeable, responsive, honest, and caring lawyer. I was going through a very challenging divorce case and Nicholas was there to support me every step of the way and ensured that I received the best outcome possible. I would 100% recommend Nicholas Solan for any family legal services you may need. Thank you, Nicholas!
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2022
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Separation agreement
I needed separation agreement and didn’t know where or how to do it. I’m very thankful to get in touch with Mr. Solan who made it an easy for me. It started as consultation but he did an extra mile for me. I believe that God put him in my way. Thank you.
Posted by Thomas | November 8, 2021
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| Hired Attorney
Great work, easy to work with
Helped with reviewing my prenup. Very straightforward during consult; once hired, provided insightful and substantive inputs and considerations for the prenup. Used "plain language" in document reviews and convos with me to keep it understandable. Looked out for my interests, but didn't Great support office staff as well - very responsive. Highly recommended. In fact, my wife has already recommended him to one of her co-workers.
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Posted by Tamu | June 1, 2021
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Extremely satisfied
It is unusual to find an attorney who understands the difficulty in divorcing a narcissist. Mr. Solan understood what I was dealing with and cut through the mess of an uncooperative spouse. He was the second lawyer I hired because the cost of my first attorney keep increasing with no solution. Mr. Solan was very professional, knowledgeable, and just down right smart with a lot of charisma. He is definitely the best attorney in VA (yes the entire state!). He was prompt, professional and clear in his recommendations. Always treated me with respect and helped me understand my options. He made a difficult legal experience, manageable. I highly recommend him if you are ever in need of legal services in the future, you won't go wrong with Mr. Solan. Thank you!
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Posted by Lonnell | December 24, 2020
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Men and Custody
Attorney Solan was perfect for my custody modification case. As a man, it is very intimidating to even think of challenging a woman in a custody modification case. Before Attorney Solan's involvement, my son's mother believed that the custody agreement was hers to control and not an order in the best interest of our son. Attorney Solan's strategy exposed how my son's mother was violating the custody agreement and doing things that were not in the best interest of our son; as such, she put herself in jeopardy of potentially losing her 50/50 shared custody and having me be the sole custodian for our son. Since Attorney Solan got involved in my custody case, my son's mother has changed the tone of her emails, shown more willingness to co-parent on academic and other issues, and is doing things keep our son out of co-parenting discussions. He was firm with opposing counsel when I needed to show we meant business but strategic enough to know when to compromise. When it comes to fees, I was always surprised to see a bill with no "fluff." He and his team billed only for real worked performed. They were reasonable with fees at every turn. Attorney Solan helped me stay focused on what was important, helping opposing counsel agree to a settlement of a custody modification that kept us out of court and provided a framework for my son's mother and I to potentially do additional adjustments without the court’s intervention. Glad I had him on my team!
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Posted by N. Malik | November 22, 2020
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The Best attorney in Fairfax for Divorce and Custody matters
Anyone who is going through divorce or other legal issues surrounding family knows how crucial it is to find the right attorney who will give you honest, sincere advice and steer your case in the right direction. There is a lot that can go wrong in Family Court and having a good attorney is the single most important factor that can make or break your seemingly simple case. I have nothing but praises for Nick and his team. I found Nick to be an extremely smart litigator, a trustworthy professional, and above all a genuinely good person. Furthermore, he has a top-notch team who worked with me every step of the way during my divorce and custody litigation and kept me well-informed at all times. I would highly recommend Nick and his team to anyone in need of legal representation.
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Posted by James | March 5, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Solid Attorney - Reasonable Fees
Nick helped me with a child support and custody case and he did a great job. What is important for me is responsiveness, responding to my emails/questions in a timely manner, and Nick did that and more. I have a multiple attorneys before, and I know that a good attorney is not always easy to find. I can recommend Nick without hesitation. One of the other Attorneys in his office named Andrew Hoffman handled the later phase of the case, and he also did a super good job! Extremely reliable, friendly and a very smart attorney. Best of all, they do not overcharge for their service. Both of these guys are highly recommended!
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Posted by Sonya | January 11, 2020
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Nature vs Nuture
Nicholas Solan represented my family in a visitation hearing on Dec 18, 2019. The case involved my Grandson’ s mother requesting court ordered visitation with him after 5 years. My husband, son, and I share full physical and legal custody of my grandson since 2014 after the mother failed to appear in court on 3 separate occasions. This was one of the most difficult experiences to go through because you do not have control and cannot foretell the outcome. Nicholas’ prowess before and during the hearing was noteworthy. His efforts in court resulted in us getting the most optimal results possible. He is professional, composed, and organized and did an outstanding job. More importantly, his confidence and attention to detail had a calming affect for me. My grandson will now have an opportunity to have the best possible life with a complete “Village” supporting him. I would absolutely partner and retain Nicholas again were we to have a need. He is an excellent attorney. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by anonymous | May 8, 2019
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Dynamic Divorce Team
After a long separation, custody issues, and multiple attorneys, I was grateful to find and work with Nick Solan to finalize my divorce. The entire team was professional, knowledgeable, and patient through "my" process and negotiated to resolve the issues well, avoiding litigation. Both Nick and Cora were kind, compassionate, patient, knowledgeable, responsive and made me feel like a person and not a number in the divorce mill. I recommend this team if you want a more personal experience through a difficult process.
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Posted by Clay | September 17, 2018
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Professional, Insightful, Dedicated
Mr. Solan was my first lawyer. Mixing with the law is not something I enjoy, and I know I've got the right man and team to support my best interests, if the need should surface again. He was prompt, professional and clear in his recommendations. Always treated me with respect and helped me understand my options. He made a difficult legal experience, manageable and though at times I had worries, Mr. Solan was my guard every step of the way. I highly recommend him and know I've got an Ace if I'm ever in need of legal services in the future. Thank you!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2016
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Highly Recommend Talking to Nick
I had a consultation with Nick today regarding a divorce agreement my husband had previously made with his ex-wife. Nick was extremely knowledgeable, very personable, and answered all the questions I had. If we decide to pursue anything legally I would definitely hire Nick to represent us. I highly recommend contacting Nick Solan for any legal matters you need. Thank you Nick for everything!
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Posted by Ed | August 9, 2016
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Divorce and Custody
From the very first consultation that I had with Nick, I knew hiring him would be the right choice. I explained my situation to Nick regarding pursuing custody of my 8 year old son and my 4 year old daughter as well as divorcing my unfaithful wife. From the very beginning Nick was very aggressive in moving forward with my case. Not only did Nick want to win but he had a genuine interest in my case, he really cared. During the most difficult time in my life, Nick was always accessible, always professional, and always honest. Not only did Nick represent me in my divorce and custody case, he also had a bogus protective order put on me by my ex-wife thrown out. He articulates his points in court very well and was well prepared. As an african american male pursuing primary physical custody of my children, I must admit I was quite intimidated going into trial. Nick presented my case in what was the most emotionally draining two days of my life. In the end, Nick was able to get me primary physical custody of my 8 year old son and my 4 year old daughter. Nick and his legal team are the best!
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Posted by Syed A Hussain | July 15, 2016
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The Super Duper Lawyer who is actually an Human
I was a defendant in a change of custody trial which was to begun 10:00 AM on July 13, 2016. I met Mr. Solan first time on Tuesday, July 12, 2016 at 11:15 AM alongside his partner Mr. Jacob Alzamora. They reviewed my case and decided to take the case at around 1:00 PM. They spent next 4 hours or so to review the documents I had provided to them and also sent an associate to the Court house for additional documents to understand the case. We met at the Court house the next day at around 9:45 AM. The trial began at around 11:45 AM due to plaintiff not arranging the Court reporter ahead of time where Mr. Solan stepped in and arranged the reporter. At the trial by the end of the first day the Plaintiff and 5 other witnesses testified against me where it seemed like I stood no chance at all but for some reason Mr. Solan was calm. Next day, Thursday July 14, 2016 at around 9:15 AM Mr. Solan move the Court to dismiss the case with a extremely compelling and undeniable defense the Honorable Judge dismissed the case by 9:45 AM. It is important to note the opposing counsel had over 60 years of experience in the same Court house and extremely famous in family law and has a reputation of not losing a case was accompanied by an associate. In conclusion Mr. Solan was my David in David & Goliath match. Certain things to remember when dealing with Mr. Solan, be extremely honest about everything even if you have done something wrong. Also he WILL ask you to be 100% honest in your testimony. I have had several lawyers in my case in the past but Mr. Solan is different breed, he actually listens to you and actually cares. I would HIGHLY recommend Mr. Solan and his partner Mr. Alzamora in any legal situation.
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Posted by Aftab Khan | May 16, 2016
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Child custody, Protective Order, Child Support, Alimony
Nick is an excellent professional trial attorney who is intelligent, honest and ethical. He helped me get custody of my two boys (ages: 1 year and two months) and won the protective order trial at the Fairfax circuit court. The results were no alimony and no child support as the wife was asking. Going through custody or domestic issues is never easy and its often difficult to focus and keep track of objectives, with Nick and his excellent team of lawyers and administrative staff, I was able to maintain my sanity in these tough times so I can focus on recovery and begin to heal. Given his engineering background, Nick offers unique advantage to a case by focusing meticulously on the substance of the matter and discounting any here-say or extraneous data. He is knowledgeable, articulate, well-prepared, and patient and goal oriented with mission focus to achieve the best possible outcome for his client. We need more lawyers like Nick in this world and therefore I highly recommend his for any/all legal matters.
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Posted by Augustin Kline | April 30, 2016
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Divorce and Custody
As a father and husband looking at divorce, it can sometimes seem a foregone conclusion how it will unfold. The day I began working with Nick and his team I began to feel relieved about the nightmare situation I was in. Today I have primary physical custody of my two daughters. Confidently placing my trust in Nick leading up to trial, I was able to focus on myself and healing. At trial he was well prepared, well spoken, and charismatic. Nick is a lawyer who wants to win. He is a professional. He is very intelligent. He is a lawyer who truly cares. I highly recommend Nick Solan.
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Posted by Jimmy | February 25, 2016
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Traffic Court
I hired Mr. Solan to represent me with my reckless driving violation. I was hoping have the ticket reduced to speeding but Mr. Solan noticed discrepancies with the way my ticket was written and was able to have my case dismissed. I was extremely nervous to attend court because I have not really been in a courtroom very often. Having Mr. Solan lead the way resulted in a favorable outcome. I can't imagine going to court without his expertise. Great lawyer. Highly recommend.
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Posted by David | December 14, 2015
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Child support modification
I hired Mr. Solan to modify my existing child support order. He handled everything in a timely and professional manor. Mostly everything was completed via email so communication was painless with my busy work schedule. Hands down the best attorney I've ever hired.
Posted by Marc | November 6, 2015
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| Hired Attorney
Highly Recommend
Mr. Solan did a great job with my case that had a lot of unusual aspects to it. There was money being hidden by my ex-spouse and issues concerning Autism that my ex was trying to use to her advantage. We ended up going to trial and I the outcome was pretty much what Mr. Solan had predicted during the initial consultation, and some. I would hire him again instantly, he knows his stuff. I know I am going back to him if/when similar issues arise. Highly recommend.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Stonebridge Title, LLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Partner
  • Solan Alzamora, PLLC
  • 2011 - Present
  • Associate
  • Cooch & Lapham, PLLC
  • 2006 - 2011

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2006
  • University of Virginia
  • B.S.
  • 2003

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Clinic for Legal Services to Servicemembers and Veterans
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2012 - 2016
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia - Housing Law Project
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Northern Virginia Bro Bono Law Center
  • Pro Bono Lawyer
  • 2007 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 10 Attorneys Under 40
  • National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
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Publications

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Speaking Engagements

  • The Women's Center Workshops
  • I Thought We Were Done?! Handling Issues After the Divorce
  • 2015
  • The Women's Center Workshops
  • I Thought We Were Done?! Handling Issues After the Divorce
  • 2014
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Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
Endorse Nicholas
Family Attorney | Feb 25
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Solan is a great lawyer. We have had a couple cases together and he is professional and an effective litigator."
Family Attorney | Feb 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I strongly endorse Mr. Solan. He has been a valuable aid to me numerous times. I enjoy discussing legal issues with Mr. Solan because he always thinks of interesting considerations."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Nov 09
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick and I have been opposing counsel on a number of cases. He is very well informed on the law and aggressive when he needs to be but still manages to be pleasant to work with. This means that If the case can be settled fairly, he will do that. If it can't, he will litigate it efficiently."
Family Attorney | Aug 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Nick is a top quality attorney. He knows the law and is able to articulate his positions to the courts, opposing counsel and his clients. I have worked with Nick on several matters and have always been impressed with his attention to detail and ability to operate under pressure. In my opinion, he is one of the top lawyers in Northern Virginia."
Family Attorney | Jul 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I like the cut of his jib and he has the fashion acumen of a young Todd Oldham."
Family Attorney | Jul 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"First, Nick Solan has the best AVVO picture I've seen. That's obviously partially due to his fantastic hair and his somewhat smirky but confidence-inspiring smile. Second, Nick Solan is a teacher and mentor. He never hesitates to spread knowledge to those who seek it. Third, and I guess oddly-placed since it is most important to this site's purpose, Nick is an efficient, effective, and highly intelligent lawyer who works hard for his clients. Pretty much what you want in a representative. Basically, Nick Solan is awesome, and you would be lucky to hire him."
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Fairfax Family Lawyer Nicholas Solan
Nicholas Solan
Family Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 17 years