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Jonathan Louis Kales

Mediation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   6 reviews
  • Licensed for 23 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2000
    Status
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About Jonathan

Learn Jonathan’s areas of practice.

2
Practice areas
  1. Mediation
    80%
    Mr. Kales He concentrates and limits his practice to Virginia family law and domestic relations cases, including Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law, family mediation, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and prenuptial agreements.

    27 years

  2. Divorce and separation
    20%
    Mr. Kales He concentrates and limits his practice to Virginia family law and domestic relations cases, including Collaborative Divorce and Collaborative Law, family mediation, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, and prenuptial agreements.

    24 years

Mr. Kales concentrates and limits his practice to Virginia family law and domestic relations cases, including divorce mediation, collaborative divorce, preparation of separation and property settlement agreements, equitable distribution of property, child/spousal support, and child custody/visitation.

Mr. Kales helps clients to navigate their divorces with support and compassion, assisting them to reach the best solutions for themselves and their families. Some of these resolutions are reached via alternative dispute resolution, such as the Collaborative Process or mediation. Others are reached via traditional, attorney-to-attorney negotiations. Still others are reached via his firm's flat fee, uncontested divorce program. 

On multiple occassions, Mr. Kales has been named a member of Virginia's Legal Elite in the area of alternative dispute resolution by Virginia Business Magazine and to the Virginia Super Lawyers list, an honor awarded to no more than five percent of attorneys.

Location

Kales & Kales, PLC
4000 Legato Road
Suite 1100
Fairfax, VA, 22033

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2014
Outstanding Divorce Attorney
I chose Jonathan Kales to represent me in my divorce, and he did an outstanding job on every level. I was particularly impressed by his knowledge of this area of law, and by the fact that throughout the process, he took the time to explain everything I needed to know in a way that was clear to me. I never felt rushed, but he was always efficient with the billable time spent on my case. I felt as though he really cared about me, which was especially important during a time in my life when I was feeling vulnerable, confused, and frightened. Moreover, I felt that the divorce agreement that was reached was optimal for me – I was very well represented. I have since referred another client to Jonathan, and she also had an excellent experience with him. He has competence and integrity, probably the two most important attributes for any professional person, and I highly recommend him to anyone who needs representation in a divorce.
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Posted by Michele | April 20, 2011
Great service from Jonathan Kales.
I have referred clients to Jonathan and find him an excellent attorney. There has been nothing but positive feedback concerning him, his firm and their work. In addition, he has worked with me on cases that deal with back child support, premarital trust agreement interpretation and property settlement. All the work was wonderful. This is a great firm.
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Posted by David | March 27, 2011
Collaboration, a means to a suitable ending.
A divorce is never a positive thing for any family or couple, often leading to contempt and bitter feeling amongst the parties. A Collaborative divorce is a means of coming to a amicable ending for all involved. Jonathan was able to help us work through the process of divorce, resolve issues and understand that when working together, we could still do what's right for all involved. Maintaining the focus on what's best for our daughter we were able to get through a difficult situation and come to a resolution that was best for everyone involved. I'd highly recommend Jonathan for his expertise, knowledge and overall good demeanor during a difficult time. He was very professional and to the point regarding the legalities of the procedings. Keeping everything within the boundaries of the law while maintaining a even balance between both parties.
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Posted by anonymous | March 20, 2011
A great Collaborative Divorce lawyer
I did not know what I was getting into, but Jonathan made the process as smooth as can be expected. After hearing the issues other divorced couples were going through, I am glad I took the Collaborative route. Jonathan on my ex-spouses attorney worked well together and the separation got done a lot sooner and cost less than if we had go through litigation.
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Posted by anonymous | March 11, 2011
Making a Difficult time a little easier...
I have had the pleasure of knowing Jonathan Kales for many years. It has been a pleasure to see him in action in the recent past. Jonathan approaches his collaborative divorce practice with enthusiasm and a genuine desire to help families reach as amicable a solution as possible under difficult circumstances. Jonathan is a skilled professional and can be counted on to make his clients his first priority and to do everything possible to limit the fallout from a divorce.
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Posted by Mary | January 14, 2011
Collaborative Divorce made simple
Jonathan was extremely helpful. His advice was right on target. My now ex-spouse was difficult to deal with at times, but Jonathan never skipped a beat and stayed right on task. The process took longer than I expected, but then again, I had never gone through a divorce before. Jonathan kept everything moving along and kept a good balance. I hope that I, personally, will never have to use his services again but I would recommend him highly to anyone.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 385-385 per hour
  • Retainer Sometimes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Kales & Kales, PLC
  • 2004 - Present
  • Associate
  • Hale, Hassan, Carlson, and Penn, PLC
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Associate
  • Surovell, Jackson, Colten, and Dugan, P.C.
  • 2000 - 2002

Education

  • University of Connecticut School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Bates College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1994

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Riggins v. O'Brien
  • Contempt finding against Mr. Riggins upheld.

Associations

  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of Executive Council
  • 2006 - Present
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
  • CPNV Represenative to VaCP and Past President
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • Certified Family Mediator
  • 2006 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution and Family Law Sections
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2018
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2018
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2017
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Top 10 Collaborative Divorce Lawyers - Greater Washington, DC
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2014
  • Listed
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2013
  • Family Mediation Cetification
  • Virginia Supreme Court
  • 2006
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Speaking Engagements

  • Lecture Series
  • Negotiating a Divorce Settlement
  • 2006
  • Lecture Series
  • Modification and Enforcement of Property Settlement Agreements and Court Orders
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (10)
Given (5)
Endorse Jonathan
Unknown Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have referred clients to Jonathan. They are all extremely satisfied."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jun 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Jonathan is a talented lawyer and a zealous and effective advocate. He is also a decent and caring person who is committed to reaching outcomes that meet his clients needs and that preserve their dignity. Simply put Jonathan is the kind of lawyer who makes me proud to be a lawyer too."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jun 02
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jonathan is a knowledgeable attorney who is well-versed in all aspects of family good. He is particularly well-know for his skills in alternative dispute resolution such as mediation and collaborative divorce. He is very professional and represents his clients well."
Mediation Attorney | Jun 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Not only is he knowledgeable and experienced in family law matters overall, but he brings that expertise to his commitment to helping people find solutions through mediation wherever possible."
Family Attorney | Apr 16
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a knowledgeable, thoughtful, creative and solution-oriented attorney. His sense of humor and good bed-side manner has saved many a tense moment from deteriorating. I highly recommend him."
Family Attorney | Mar 06
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kales is a knowledgeable, professional and exceedingly competent lawyer."
Family Attorney | Feb 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Jonathan is a competent, professional and knowledgeable attorney. He is an advocate for his clients and knows the law. He also has a very good sense of reasonableness and objectivity. I highly recommend Jonathan for a Virginia family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Feb 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Fairfax Mediation Lawyer Jonathan Louis Kales
Jonathan Louis Kales
Mediation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 23 years