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Heather Rachel Steele

Litigation Attorney at Fairfax, VA

5.0   3 reviews

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About Heather

Learn Heather’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Litigation
    I handle all types of civil litigation, including property disputes, breach of contract, negligence, unjust enrichment, injunctions, etc.

  2. Landlord or tenant
    I handle lease drafting and negotiation, as well as default notices and landlord/tenant litigation, including eviction. I handle both commercial and residential matters.

  3. Real estate
    I handle homeowners association and condo association matters, including governing document drafting, assisting with meetings, elections, and violations hearings, and collection of past due assessments.

Heather is a member of the following groups:

-           Board Member of SPARK (Prince William Education Foundation)

-           Board Member and Officer of Smart Beginnings Greater Prince William (a group that works to bring kindergarten readiness to underprivileged kids in Prince William County)

-           Board Member of Courage FUN Project Foundation (bringing athletics, including soccer, to title 1 schools and kids with disabilities)

-           Leadership Prince William Alumnae, Class of 2012

-           “Moms Run This Town,” a local running group


Heather is married to Steven Steele and they have three children.  In her nonexistent free time, Heather enjoys reading presidential biographies, letter-writing, fountain pens, watercolor painting, triathlons, cooking, and sleep (in that order). :)

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Licensed for 15 years
State DC
Status Good Standing
Acquired 2009
Updated 06/08/2022
State MD
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 11/30/2022
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2007
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Heather

Pesner Altmiller Melnick DeMers & Steele PLC
8000 Westpark Drive Suite 600
Fairfax, VA, 22102


5.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
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Posted by Jasmine | July 3, 2021
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
An Excellent Advocate
Heather Steele is one of the best attorneys because she not only knows the law but she advocates on your behalf with a persuasiveness and necessary tenacity that results in findings being ruled in your favor. The best thing to do is hire her when the worst happens.
Posted by Quynh | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
My attorney for a case to terminate a lease due to the tenant's violation of a lease term.
Heather Steele perfectly-prepared for every possible situation before the trial. She handled everything in the trial perfectly.  She is so good. 
Posted by Dan | May 6, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Business Partner Divorce
Heather is a true professional and knowledgable in many aspects of law. She made herself available anytime I needed to talk and was great at keeping me in check in the mist of a messy business divorce. Heather always took the extra moments to think things through and never accepted inappropriate behavior from the other side. She spent tireless hours on my case with a positive outcome. I gained an attorney and a friend who I can turn to at any time.
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  • Hourly Rates $ 315-350 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 8.4 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Litigation Partner
  • Compton & Duling, L.C.
  • 2009 - 2019
  • Attorney
  • Magruder, Cook, Carmody & Koutsouftikis
  • 2007 - 2009
  • Law Clerk
  • Magruder & Associates
  • 2005 - 2007


  • George Mason University School of Law
  • Juris Doctorate
  • 2007
  • Liberty University
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2004


  • Mother Attorneys Mentoring Association of Northern Virginia
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prince William Young Lawyers
  • Founding Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Prince William Chamber of Commerce
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2005 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2017

Speaking Engagements

  • Stafford Roundtable
  • Employment Law
  • 2011

Attorney endorsements

Received (2)
Given (3)
Endorse Heather
Landlord or tenant Attorney | Jul 13
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Heather is an amazing advocate for her clients. Truly one of the best. I could not recommend a better lawyer for client's in need of representation in a civil courtroom!"
Unknown Attorney | Jan 21
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Heather is extremely knowledgeable about the law, and has a personable demeanor that puts her clients at ease."
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Fairfax Litigation Lawyer Heather Rachel Steele
Heather Rachel Steele
Litigation Attorney
Fairfax, VA
Licensed for 15 years