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David E Roop Jr.

Family Attorney at Tysons, VA

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  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 30 years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 31 years
  • Licensed for 30 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 31 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1993
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About David

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Mr. Roop is a cum laude graduate of the University of Notre Dame (B.A. 1985) and an honors graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law (J.D. 1991). He is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Mr. Roop’s practice has focused in the area of domestic relations and family law since 1996. He has tried countless equitable distribution, support and custody cases. From 1991 to 1996, he was a trial lawyer in Maryland, DC and Virginia in the areas of contract, tort, and malpractice defense. Before law school, he was a Peace Corps volunteer in Kongolo, Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo). He has been happily married since 1992 to Anna-Marie Christello-Roop, a graduate of Yale Law School who now helps him run ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC. They have two children.

For more than 10 years, Mr. Roop has carried an AV-Preeminent rating in the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. In 2004-05, Mr. Roop served as Chair of the Standing Committee on Professionalism of the Virginia State Bar. For three years thereafter, he was appointed by the Chief Judge of the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve as a Faculty member at professionalism courses conducted through out the state. He currently serves on a Virginia State Bar disciplinary committee for evaluating lawyer misconduct. He has twice appeared on the cover of Virginia Lawyers Weekly for ground breaking work in the areas of spousal support and domicile. He has been recognized as one of the preeminent divorce lawyers in Virginia and/or Washington DC by the following organizations or periodicals:

Washingtonian
Best Lawyers in America, U.S. News & World Report
Northern Virginia Magazine
Ten Leaders
Superlawyers

In February 2009, Mr. Roop created ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC, having spent thirteen years at Condo Roop Kelly & Byrnes and its predecessor(s). He understands the emotional and financial toll of divorce. Mr. Roop brings to the practice of family law, a sense of fairness, substantial trial ability, mathematical aptitude, courtroom ability, experience with children, and a commitment to resolve matters in the best interests of the family.

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Location

Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC
1604 Spring Hill Rd.
Suite 460
Tysons, VA, 22182

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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 210-625 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Founder,/Managing Principal/Mediator
  • Roop Xanttopoulos Babounakis PLLC
  • 2016 - Present
  • Principal/Mediator
  • The Roop Law Firm, PLLC
  • 2009 - Present
  • Principal
  • Condo Roop Kelly & Byrnes, P.C.
  • 1996 - 2009
  • Attorney
  • Eccleston & Wolfe
  • 1992 - 1996
  • Attorney
  • Anderson, Coe & King, LLP
  • 1991 - 1992
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Education

  • University of Maryland School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1991
  • University of Notre Dame
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1985

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Hering v. Hering

Associations

  • Fifth District, Subcomittee II of the Disciplinary Board of the Virginia State Bar
  • Secretary and Member
  • 2010 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Neutral Case Evaluatior
  • 2005 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professional Mediation Forum of Northern Virginia
  • Founder
  • N/A
  • District of Columbia Bar Faculty
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Professionalism Course of Virginia State Bar
  • Faculty
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Standing Committee on Professionalism
  • Chair
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Professional Course
  • 2004 - 2007
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - 2009
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Languages Spoken

  • French
  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2018
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2017
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2015
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2014
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2013
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2013
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2013
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2012
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2012
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2012
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2011
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2011
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2010
  • Best Family Law Firm in the United States
  • US News & World Report
  • 2010
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2010
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2009
  • Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2009
  • Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2008
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2008
  • Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2007
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super
  • 2007
  • Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2006
  • Super Lawyer
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2006
  • Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2005
  • Top Divorce and Family Law Attorney
  • Washingtonian Magazine
  • 2004
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Publications

  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • The Difficult Marriage' of Business Valuation and Virginia Family Law
  • 2011
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Complicated Tracing Issues: Four Case Studies
  • 2006
  • National Business Institute
  • Child Custody and Visitation in Virginia
  • 2003
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Immigration, Residency and Divorce: Do You Really Live Here?
  • 2002
  • Fairfield County Bar Association
  • Legal Malpractice
  • 1998
  • Maryland Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues
  • Symbolic Analysis Under the Establishment Clause
  • 1991
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Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law Seminar
  • Custody and Relocation
  • 2003

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (2)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Dec 07
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Child custody Attorney | Jun 25
Relationship: Friend
"Dve Rop is an exceptional advocate who focuses on the big picture. He can create brilliant strategies, yet is also adept at warring in the trenches when necessary. Very diligent and intelligent lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"David Roop is exceptionally skilled at understanding financially complex cases. I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jan 23
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"David Roop has served as my mentor since 2009. Before starting his family law career, he was a litigator in the world of malpractice defense. He brings advanced litigation skills to the practice of family law along with a keen understand of human behavior, relationships and business/finance. He enjoys assessing client needs from the time of the initial consult to assist clients meet their goals expeditiously to save heart ache and legal fees. He has an expertise in business valuation in divorce and other complex divorce issues. Most of all, David enjoys helping people through their complicated legal issues and mentoring his associates."
Family Attorney | Mar 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 27
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Divorce and separation
Tysons Family Lawyer David E Roop Jr.
David E Roop Jr.
Family Attorney
Tysons, VA
Licensed for 32 years