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Paul Joseph Abraham

Estate planning Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   44 reviews

also known as Paul Ibrahim


Licensed for 13 years

Virtual consultation available

About Paul

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Practice areas
  1. Business
    50%
    Business Formation, Business Transactions, Contracts/Agreements, Business Litigation, Collections, Commercial Leases, Registered Agent Services, Residential Landlord Representation

  2. Estate planning
    50%
    Trusts, Wills, Living Wills, Advance Medical Directives, Powers of Attorney, Business Succession Planning, Transfer-on-Death Deeds, Deed Preparation, Memorial/Burial Instructions, Probate, Estate Administration

Paul J. Abraham is the founder and Managing Attorney of PJI Law. After growing up in Northern Virginia, Mr. Abraham earned two academic majors at Cornell University, where among other endeavors he presided over three organizations and was a member of the Academic Integrity Hearing Board as well as the Cornell Debate Association. He came back to Northern Virginia to obtain a Juris Doctor degree at the George Mason University School of Law, where he was a member of the Honor Committee and one of only five members of his graduating class to successfully complete the Corporate Law track.


After clerking for the Fairfax County’s Office of the County Attorney and the Office of the Public Defender, Mr. Abraham moved on to the private sector where he has represented clients in business law and estate planning for over ten years. Additionally, Mr. Abraham has been an active participant in a number of legal pro bono programs, including the Family Legal Assistance Project, Wills on Wheels, and the Housing Law Project, aside from providing business coaching advice.


Mr. Abraham has appeared on a number of radio and television shows, and his written work as a nationally syndicated columnist has been published in newspapers from coast to coast. He has been quoted in forums ranging from the nation’s leading talk radio shows, to the pages of work appearing on the New York Times Best Sellers list. Mr. Abraham has earned Avvo’s Clients’ Choice award multiple times. He has been named as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers (every year from 2016 through 2020), has been named Top 40 Under 40 in Virginia by both the National Trial Lawyers (every year from 2014 through 2020) and the National Advocates (every year from 2017 through 2020), and has a rating of “Superb” from Avvo, the highest rating it confers.

Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice

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Licensed for 13 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2009
Updated 10/01/2022

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

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PJI Law, PLC

Reviews

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Client's Choice 2020
Client's Choice
Paul received a significant number of 4+ stars in 2020
Posted by anonymous | January 14, 2015
Highly Skilled & Consummate Professional
Mr. Abraham is a superb attorney. From the moment we scheduled our consultation with his outstanding, compassionate assistant Annemarie, I knew we would be in good hands. First, Paul listened carefully to our case, then provided several options explaining in detail what each one would entail and what can be expected. We trusted his recommendation and it was the best decision. Thank you so much Paul for your advice and your expertise. You are a kind, polished, honorable person with the highest integrity. That said, if we ever need legal advice in the future, we will always start with a call to PJI Law PLC. Best to you in the New Year! maz from Fairfax Station, VA
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Posted by Abe | October 31, 2015
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly skillful lawyer
I hired Mr. Abraham for a not just an ordinary case where laws and regulations are known to lawyers. He gladly accepted the challenge and did extensive research to what could be done to build a case for me. He reviewed laws, policies, and asked other lawyers to make my case a success. Most importantly, he provided me with really great insights to how to approach the case that all reflected knowledge, wisdom, and commitment to my case. I was truly pleased with his commitment to the case, He is extremely patient and very good listener. His commitment to helping his client (me) and to winning the case have been way more important than money or any other factor. His professionalism and positive business attitude leave no alternative but to highly respect this incredible lawyer. I did not know him before I hired him. However, after my first conversation with him on the phone I immediately reached a conclusion that he is the lawyer that I want him to represent me. I worked with lawyers on a number of issues for our business in the past ten years but I certainly rank Mr. Paul as number one among all other lawyers. He does not give up easily. His persistence always made me feel confident about his winning the case AND YES HE MADE IT. He won the case for me despite it being not very conventional and required creativity and innovation. I am definitely going to hire him for all other cases in the future and I feel I am lucky I found him to represent me in the future. I thank him tremendously for his commitment to helping his clients and for his knowledge and professional behavior. All the respect Mr. Abraham and many thanks again.
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Posted by Eugina | September 8, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great Team!!
PJI made probate super easy. They walked through, step-by -step through the entire process and followed up when something was either missing or incorrect....totally seamless. I would definitely recommend them for processing probates and closing estates.
Posted by Mark | September 7, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent experience!
PJI Law was retained to settle an estate for me. I live out of state and needed someone to guide me through the process. PJI Law did exactly that. The process was explained from start to finish during a tele-conference. They kept me updated along the way, were always available for questions and responded quickly to any of my needs.
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Posted by Elizabeth | September 1, 2022
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Chose the best
I chose PJI Law to handle my end-of-life planning after viewing a webinar given by Paul Abraham, Esq. I had seen a webinar given by another firm that was short and not as generous with the essential introductory information I needed. I made an appointment with Mr. Abraham who took a great deal of time going over all my options. I worked with another attorney Mr. Phillips who finalized my plans in precise detail. I now have peace of mind knowing that, should anything happen to me, those I care about will be provided for and my material goods will be disbursed to my exact instructions. The entire staff at PJI Law has been exceptionally professional and considerate in the handling of my affairs. They are a class act from top to bottom, and I highly recommend them for their skill and expertise with such sensitive life matters.
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Posted by Vicki | April 23, 2020
This review is from a potential client who consulted with this attorney.
| Consulted Attorney
Professional and Reliable Information
I chose to have a professional consultation with Paul regarding the details of the SBA offerings specific to the business I manage. I gave him 7 very specific questions prior to our meeting and requested an honest response as to whether or not he could answer or confirm my inquiries. His assistant responded back after review that he would be able to help me. We met and everything was as I expected. Paul answered my questions, confirmed my thoughts and put me on the path to securing the near future resolutions for 8 employees. I am thankful to have met Paul and would recommend his services without reservation. If you need help with business law understanding, call PJI Law, PLC. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Brandon | April 21, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
A must hire!
Paul and his entire team have been an absolute delight to work with. When looking to acquire a business, it is critical to have a team of professionals who know what they're doing and can work quickly. Equally as important are responsiveness and attention to detail, both of which Paul and his firm excel at. Were it not for their expertise, the business venture I was after would not have come to fruition. Their breadth of knowledge extends far beyond corporate law as my company uses them for a variety of other legal needs as well. I'd highly recommend this firm for any and all legal advice you may need.
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Posted by Ricardo | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Business Owner
I have used Paul Joseph Abraham for over 7 years. He has been great and very professional. Anytime I have had a issue or problem he has been there to guide me in the right direction and assist me on making the right decision.
Posted by Steven | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Through
I was very satisfied with their Estate Planning services. They were very professional and through. Also I never felt that they rushed the process to get the product out the door.
Posted by Danielle | April 20, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Law Office in the NCR.
I would highly recommend PJI Law, PLC to anyone seeking legal representation that is fair, honest and will keep your best interest at the forefront. The entire staff was professional, helpful, and supportive.
Posted by Rajaa | April 7, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing experience
Thank you everyone at PJI Law for truly exceptional work. We thought that estate planning was a big monster but thanks to all your efficient and accurate ways of working, we are done and finally have a plan. Outstanding team work and follow up! Could not have asked for a better and more brilliant service!
Posted by Jason | March 4, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Excellent Estate Planning Attorney
We recently hired Paul and his firm, PJI Law, to help us with our estate planning needs. Having just bought a new home and having children in middle school and high school, it was time! Our initial meeting with the attorney was very thorough and informative. We had a bunch of questions about the best way to avoid probate and protect our kids should the unthinkable happen. He was very patient with us, took the time to answer all of our questions, and gave us the pros and cons of different scenarios before letting us decide the best course of action. While we were gathering all of our documents and information needed to draft the documents, the receptionist was so helpful and friendly while keeping us on track and following up with us. When the day came for us to sign the documents, which included our Wills, a Trust, Powers of Attorney, and Advance Medical Directives, PJI Law provided everything we needed, including the Notary Public and witnesses. The entire staff was friendly and helpful, almost like family. We are so glad we chose PJI Law to protect our assets and our children. Thank you!
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Posted by Sammy | January 29, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Great law firm
I really recommend this law firm and their team. they are very professional and helpful with my estate plan and my deed . it was really pleasure to meeting you Paul Abraham and work with you and your great team. I will return to PJI law, PLC if I need any legal counsel again.. thank you very much.
Posted by Satish | January 5, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Highly recommend without any caveats!
I moved to the DC area from Georgia last year and had to completely redo my estate plan in the process. PJI Law and its owner Paul Abraham were highly recommended by close associates in the area. I was not disappointed for retaining PJI Law for the complex requirements of estate planning. In fact Paul and his associates simplified the process for me and were even able to reduce my costs (which were reasonable to start with anyway). Paul took a personal interest in every detail of the plan, recommended changes to benefit me, reviewed every document and kept me abreast of the status periodically. No doubt I will return to PJI Law for all my future legal requirements and no hesitation in recommending him to any of my close family and friends.
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Posted by Ron | December 26, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Estate Planning Documents
Paul & his team were very professional & explained the process in easy to understand terms. We are very pleased with the estate planning documents they prepared and highly recommend them.
Posted by Lealav | November 25, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Amazing attorney
I had the pleasure dealing with Paul Abraham, he is down to earth and very knowledgeable, he made the task very easy on me , the whole staff is very professional and friendly
Posted by Tanya | November 18, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Friendly and Extremely Knowledgeable
We worked with Paul and his Firm on our wills after our children were born. Paul and all the lawyers we had the pleasure of working with at his firm were extremely professional, helpful and reliable! We had several questions throughout the process, and Paul was extremely responsive and patiently walked us through the process and answered all of our questions. Even at the very end once we finalized all of the documentation, some of the legal jargon was unclear to us and he put them into laymen terms for us. We felt very comfortable and at ease working with this law firm and would highly recommend them!
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Posted by Lily | July 15, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Thoughtful, patient, thorough
Paul was extremely helpful, thoughtful, and understanding throughout the estate planning process. When making such major life decisions, it is crucial to work with professionals who have the patience and compassion to walk you through the process in a thoughtful way. I am very glad to have chosen this firm.
Posted by Michael | April 10, 2019
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Very Professional Law Firm
From my initial call to the closing of my case they were professional, caring, and all-around helpful. Paul and his staff never turned away my questions no matter how trivial. I will gladly turn to this firm for any of my future legal needs.
Posted by Rania | September 5, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
First-class representation
I thought I was prepared for every situation in life until that morning l woke-up and needed an attorney. I wasn't familiar with the law. I didn't know my legal rights. I contacted PJI Law firm and consulted with Paul Abrahim after being referred by another attorney and reading his reviews. He was the best person to consult for both mine and my husband's situation. Laws are sometimes difficult to understand especially when it comes to business owners. During the consultation Paul was able to translate the law and my rights in a language that I could understand. He explained my legal options and helped me decide on a comprehensive plan to resolve both our cases. Paul worked with my schedule since you can't always plan in advance for every situation. He helped provide me with numerous legal advises, documents and a reasonable payment plan. I appreciate Paul's and his entire staff for helping me resolve my legal situations. Paul Abrahim took care of our cases and I'm confident that him and his entire staff/team are able to help you resolve your situation too.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • PJI Law, PLC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Attorney
  • Law Firm
  • 2009 - 2010

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2009
  • Cornell University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2006

Associations

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2009 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • 2006 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Arabic

Awards

  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Then National Advocates
  • 2020
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Then National Advocates
  • 2019
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Then National Advocates
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • Then National Advocates
  • 2017
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Top 40 Under 40
  • The National Trial Lawyers
  • 2014
  • School of Law Fellowship
  • George Mason University School of Law
  • 2006
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Attorney endorsements

Received (22)
Given (24)
Personal injury Attorney | Jul 08
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Paul is one of the most ethical and hardworking attorneys in this area. He is also brilliant, kind, and thoughtful, a combination rarely seen in the legal profession. I have referred numerous clients to his law firm for family law, litigation, and business issues, and each of my referrals has raved about his services. Paul is endorsed by both myself and my clients."
Business Attorney | Feb 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Abraham is an excellent lawyer who is both smart and tenacious. I have known him for years and I would never hesitate to recommend him to a friend or family member."
Estate planning Attorney | Oct 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul and his team are fantastic attorneys. They are savvy, reliable and forward-thinking - which is what you want in someone who represents and guides you. The attorneys at PJI law the kind that attorneys hire for their own needs. I highly recommend Paul and his team for anyone looking for help with business or estate planning issues."
Family Attorney | Aug 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Abraham. He is one of the most ethical and hard working attorneys I know. He obtains great results for his clients and is very committed to each of his clients and their success. I highly recommend his services."
Business Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a caring, thoughtful and well-respected member of the Fairfax Bar. He has excellent business sense and is very even-keeled in his approach to a matter. I would recommend him to any business owner to make sure that their company is aggressively protected."
Family Attorney | Jan 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a talented attorney that I feel confident referring clients to that have family law and personal injury matters. Paul is responsive, sharp, and a very skilled trial attorney. If you have a family law or personal injury case I strongly urge you to call Paul immediately!"
Business Attorney | Dec 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is a brilliant, talented, and dedicated counselor at law. What sets him apart though, is his fairness, compassion, and strong ethics. I highly recommend Paul's services."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul is super dedicated, trustworthy and always going the extra mile for his clients. He makes them feel very comfortable and at ease. He's a real asset to the legal community here in Virginia."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse Paul. Highly respected in the legal community with a strong reputation for client advocacy and dedication."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Paul is a very bright and knowledgeable attorney and a tireless advocate for his clients. I highly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Sep 28
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Aug 29
Relationship: Friend
"Paul is a well respected lawyer in the legal community and dedicated to his clients and the profession. I highly recommend him."
Unknown Attorney | May 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top notch attorney, who provides excellent legal service and successful representation. I happily endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | May 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Apr 11
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. A highly skilled and respected lawyer in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 04
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Top-notch lawyer. Highly respected in the legal community."
Business Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Other
"Paul is an exceptional attorney with the highest moral character and dedication to his practice and clients. As a law school classmate and colleague, I have personally seen Mr. Ibrahim resolve complex business cases and tirelessly work to help his clients. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking legal advice in Virginia."
Personal injury Attorney | Aug 06
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Paul Ibrahim is an excellent attorney who is committed to getting the best possible results for his clients."
Business Attorney | Jul 27
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Paul since we were both law school students together. He possesses a thorough and thoughtful mind, and solid understanding of the law. I have referred clients to him in the past, and they have always been satisfied with his work. Moreover, they appreciate his professional, courteous manner and transparency in managing cases. I highly recommend Paul for business, personal injury, and family cases in Virginia."
Unknown Attorney | Jul 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Very intelligent attorney."
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