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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1995||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Selected to 2011 Washington D.C. Super Lawyers list||Super Lawyers||2011|
|Selected to 2010 Virginia Super Lawyers||Super Lawyers||2010|
|Appointed to Special Committee on Lawyer Referral||Virginia State Bar||2010|
|LASSY Award- Legal Aid Family Law Attorney of the Year||Legal Aid- Virginia Statewide Annual Conference||1999|
|Pro Bono Appreciation Award||Fairfax Bar Association||1996|
|American Jurisprudence Award||UC Hastings College of the Law||1991|
|Divorce Attorney/Partner||Cole Miller PLLC||2009 - Present|
|Partner/Family Law Attorney||Maddox, Cole & Miller||1999 - 2009|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Attorney Member||2010 - Present|
|VSB Special Committee on Lawyer Referral||Chair, Subcommittee||2010 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association, Circuit Court Committee||Domestic Relations Subcommittee||2004 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section||N/A||2000 - Present|
|Gallagher v. Gallagher||Landmark Child Support Case|
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|University of California, Hastings College of the Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1993|
|University of Virginia||Government and International Affairs||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1990|
|Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference||Family Law for Paralegals||1998|
Posted by NA
I used this lawyer for my separation and divorce from my wife and she convinced me to sign a separation agreement that pays my soon to be ex-wife spousal support (an amount equals one third of my paycheck each month) for a period of up to one year.
After 6 months of paying spousal support I find out that the agreement didn't specify any end date and the spousal support payments are valid until the divorce is final or until my ex finds a full time job. I ended up dropping her immediately as she got me stuck to an agreement which drained my pocket plus having to pay all the lawyer fees.
Also, my ex acted as if she was trying to look for a full time job and only got her self a part time job and took advantage of this deal and continued to get spousal support from me for almost two years now. Thanks Teresa and Cole for your help.
Posted by Thomas
Absolute outstanding representation. Ms Cole represented me in an interstate custody battle to regain custody of my son after eight years. Her knowledge of the law, attention to detail, and tireless preparation before trial resulted in a one-sided victory in court, when the obstacles appeared insurmountable going in. In court, she was nothing short of amazing...controlled, agressive, and extremely quick on her feet, Ms Cole was able to paint the opposition into corner after corner, and seize on multiple pop-up opportunities that smashed the underpinnings of their case.
Following the case, Ms Cole and her staff were equally adept at taking care of the details of visitation and child support. They dealt with what, in my personal opinion, was questionable behavior with impressive grace, without ever leaving the high road or loasing the advantage. They answered insult, bluster, and trickery, with professionalism, cool patience, and agressive application of the Virginia Code to mantain the advantage. Ms Cole earned every penny her firm billed. All calls were returned within hours, documents were prepared and filed within days, and she or her staff would personally deliver documents and filings to the courthouse to ensure they were received and negotiate with the clerks to expedite the process. Her billing was fair, and each month, I received a detailed account of exactly where the money was spent. She used paralegals and associate attorneys whereever practical to reduce costs, and in the end, the cost, while not cheap, was it was well worth it. By expediting the trial process and reducing the out-of-court nonsense, she saved me tens of thousands of dollars.
Posted by anonymous
Teresa has been very professional, insightful, and right on in her legal advice. She has maintained her calm in the center of a very adversarial and hostile divorce. I would recommend her without hesitation.