Award-winning family law attorney in Leesburg, Virginia. Get the help you need!
Jonathan McHugh is a lead senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including custody, support, separation and high asset divorce cases. Mr. McHugh works in the firm’s offices in Arlington and Leesburg, and represents clients all across Northern Virginia.
As one of the leading military divorce lawyers in the firm, Mr. McHugh is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act. Mr. McHugh is also experienced in the division of federal retirement benefits, including the FERS Basic Benefit Plan and TSP.
Mr. McHugh was born in Boston, Massachusetts and moved to Northern Virginia in 2005 after graduating cum laude from Wake Forest University a year earlier. He then worked for 3 ½ years as a consultant in the Washington, D.C. area. In that capacity Mr. McHugh served exclusively clients in the federal government, including the Department of Defense and the U.S. Army.
Mr. McHugh moved on from his consulting work to attend Catholic University Columbus School of Law. Upon graduating from law school in 2011, Mr. McHugh entered private practice as a family law attorney at a law firm in Vienna, Virginia. He then joined Livesay & Myers, P.C. as a family law associate in 2014.
Mr. McHugh’s calm and determined style, commitment to client service, and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve his clients extremely well.
Mr. McHugh was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for his work in Family Law. He has been named a Super Lawyers Rising Star every year since 2017. Mr. McHugh currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.
Jonathan McHugh resides with his wife and two daughters in Northern Virginia.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2012||06/26/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch||Best Lawyers||2021|
|Virginia Rising Star||Super Lawyer||2020|
|Washington, D.C. Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2020|
|Virginia Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Washington, D.C. Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Virginia Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Virginia Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2015|
|Graduated Cum Laude||Wake Forest University||2004|
|Lead Senior Associate Attorney||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2021 - Present|
|Senior Associate Attorney||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2018 - 2021|
|Associate Attorney||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2014 - 2018|
|Associate Attorney||Fite, O’Brien & Anderson, LTD.||2012 - 2014|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2016 - Present|
|Loudoun County Bar Association||Member||2015 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section||Member||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2014 - Present|
|Lawyers of Distinction||Member||2017 - 2017|
|Prince William County Bar Association||Member||2014 - 2016|
|Fairfax County Bar Association||Member||2012 - 2017|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Mediation of Virginia Family Law Cases During COVID-19||2020|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||How to Move Your Stalled Divorce Case Along||2015|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Spousal Support Jurisdiction Over Non-Residents in Virginia||2015|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Marriage, Age and Divorce||2015|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Custody and Visitation Do’s and Don’ts||2014|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Property Settlement Agreements and College Expenses||2014|
|Livesay & Myers Blog||Federal Retirement Division in Virginia Divorce||2014|
|Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law||J.D.||2011|
|Wake Forest University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||2004|
|Happy Hour Q&A With Attorneys Shirin Afsous & Jonathan McHugh||Family Law||2019|
|Child Re-Location||In Favor of Client|
|Prince William Divorce||Settlement|
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