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Highly effective, compassionate representation.  

My firm's mission is to provide excellent service and achieve all of our clients’ goals in the most cost-effective manner that does not sacrifice quality of work.



DiPietro, PLLC aggressively pursues our clients’ objectives. We believe in building relationships with our clients based on understanding and trust. At the outset of every engagement, we set clear goals, gather information, and establish a well-defined strategy that maximizes our efforts and leverages all available resources.


We understand that each case is unique, which requires an independent analysis and approach. Each client receives individual attention. Our attorneys are responsive, disciplined professionals who are prepared to approach your challenges as though they were our own.



DiPietro, PLLC provides individuals and businesses with litigation, business, family law, and criminal defense services. Some specific services encapsulated in these areas of practice are business formation and advisory, bankruptcy, including creditor’s rights and bankruptcy-related litigation, all aspects of family law and private client, including divorce, child custody and visitation, adoptions, and criminal defense in state and federal courts for all types of offenses.


Our culture is entrepreneurial and versatile. We develop aggressive strategies and work toward practical solutions.


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Practice areas


  1. Divorce: 40%
  2. Family: 20%
  3. Child Custody: 20%
  4. Child Support: 10%
  5. Alimony: 10%

Attorney endorsements

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  • Thomas K Stone

    I endorse this lawyer.


    Thomas Stone Estate planning Attorney
    Relationship: Other

  • James Wilson Rice Jr.

    I recommended DiPietro, PLLC to a close friend who was shopping around for a divorce attorney. I'm happy to report that Joe and his staff took great care of my friend throughout his divorce.


    James Rice Speeding and traffic ticket Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

DiPietro Family Law Group

1660 International Drive
McLean, VA, 22102


DCActive 200907/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200903/31/2016
NYCurrently registered 200907/11/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top 10 Attorneys Under 40National Academy Of Family Law Attorneys2014
"10 Best" Attorneys For Virginia For Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Family Law Attorneys2014
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
AV Peer Review RatingMartindale-Hubbell2013
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalDiPietro Family Law Group2010 - Present
AttorneyWilkes Artis, Chartered2008 - 2009
Judicial Law ClerkCircuit Court for St. Mary's County Maryland, The Hon. Michael J. Stamm2008 - 2008
Summer AssociateFriedman, Billings, Ramsey Capital Markets2006 - 2006
Law ClerkU.S. Department of Justice Tax Division, Appellate Section2005 - 2005
Law ClerkU.S. Department of Justice Civil Division, Commercial Litigation Branch2004 - 2004
Association namePosition nameDuration
Fairfax County Bar AssociationN/A2014 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationN/A2012 - Present
American Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember, Board of Directors2010 - Present
American Bar Association, International Law SectionMemberN/A
Walter B. Chandler American Inn of CourtN/A2010 - 2012
Washington College of Law Business Law BriefManaging Editor2005 - 2006
Publication nameTitleDate
Family Law QuarterlyAppeals from J&DR to Circuit Court: Can the Statutory Right to a de novo Appeal be Waived? (Forthcoming)2014
Family Law NewsExclusive Use and Possession Pendente Lite: What is the Standard?2013
Bloomberg Law ReportsMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer Faces Chapter 112010
Washington College of Law Business Law BriefEmpagran: Avoiding a U.S. Monopoly on Antitrust Enforcement2005
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
American University, Washington College of LawN/AJD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBAN/A
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
SBDC 2011 Seminar SeriesManaging Financial & Legal Risks in a Challenging Economic Climate2011
CLEAdvanced Issues in Tax Aspects of Real Estate Transactions2011