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Most family law attorneys regard courtroom proceedings as a necessary, but hopefully avoidable, part of their practice. Not SmolenPlevy’s Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, who enjoys the challenge of the courtroom. “I love going to court,” Dickerson says. “It’s a constant proving ground. Being in court keeps you sharp and focused and if you enjoy being in the courtroom, then each appearance teaches you how to become a better attorney.” Even though Dickerson often tries to steer clients away from the courtroom and toward less adversarial negotiations, especially when there are children involved, she knows divorce cases frequently end up in front of a judge. When they do, she’s ready. “The evidence is the evidence. The difference for any client is the ability of his or her attorney to persuasively argue that client’s side of the case to the judge.”

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  1. Divorce: 50%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Adoption: 20%
  4. Litigation: 10%

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Suite 540
8045 Leesburg Pike
Vienna, VA, 22182

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
DCActive 200607/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law199903/31/2016
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2013
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Rising StarVirginia Super Lawyers2008
Leader in the LawVirginia Lawyers WeeklyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PrincipalSmolenPlevy Attorneys and Counsellors at Law2000 - Present
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationBoard of Directors2007 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)Board of Directors2003 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationConciliator for the 19th Judicial CircuitN/A
Virginia State Bar's Special Committee on Lawyer Malpractice InsuranceMemberN/A
George Mason University School of Law Alumni BoardMemberN/A
Virginia Women Attorneys AssociationBoard of Directors2008 - 2009
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)Secretary2007 - 2009
Fairfax Bar Association, Revenue Development CommitteeCo-chair2004 - 2005
Asian Pacific American Bar AssociationPresident2003 - 2007
Fairfax Bar Association, Young Lawyers SectionPresident2003 - 2004
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of VirginiaN/AN/AN/A
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris DoctorN/A