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Melannie H. Dino

Divorce and separation Attorney at Arlington, VA

4.9   11 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 20 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 22 years
  • Licensed for 20 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2003
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2001
    Status
    Inactive No misconduct found

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

About Melannie

Learn Melannie’s areas of practice.

Melannie Dino is a Lead Family Law attorney at Steven Krieger Law, PLLC., practicing exclusively family law. An attorney since 2001, Ms. Dino has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including contested divorce, custody, support, and high value equitable distribution cases. Ms. Dino works remotely from her home in Ashburn, and represents clients in Ashburn, Leesburg, Loudoun County, Manassas, Prince William Count, Fairfax County and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Erie, Pennsylvania, Ms. Dino earned her Bachelor of Science in Communications in 1996 from nearby Clarion University of Pennsylvania. She proceeded to earn her J.D. from Widener University Law School in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in 1999.

Ms. Dino then returned to Erie to work in the law practice of her father, a prominent bankruptcy lawyer in Erie for decades. It was there that Ms. Dino got her first taste of family law, working in the thriving family law practice of her father’s partner. The practice area seemed a natural fit for Ms. Dino–as the third of five children, she says, she was the “peacemaker and mediator in the family.”

Although she could easily have followed in her father’s footsteps as a hometown attorney in Erie, Ms. Dino and her law school beau, moved to Northern Virginia, wed, and launched law careers together–with Ms. Dino going to work at XM Satellite Radio (in D.C.).

Ms. Dino worked for three years at XM Satellite Radio as a Coordinator for National Site Acquisition, before leaving that job in 2004 to pursue her passion for family law. She joined a family law firm in Vienna, Virginia, and has practiced family law in Northern Virginia ever since.

Ms. Dino’s commitment to her clients, work ethic, and extensive knowledge of family law combine to serve his clients extremely well. In 2019, Ms. Dino received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. In 2014 she was named one of the Ten Leaders Under Age 45 in Matrimonial & Divorce Law in Northern Virginia. Ms. Dino currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Justia.

Melannie Dino resides in Loudoun County with her husband and two children.

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Location

Steven Krieger Law, PLLC
2200 Wilson Blvd.
#102
Arlington, VA, 22201

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Reviews

4.9 / 5.0
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Posted by Tamara | February 8, 2024
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| Hired Attorney
Attorney Dino Delivers!
Attorney Dino delivers! She is a brilliant lawyer, outstanding communicator, effective listener, and extended kindness and compassion when my heart was shattered. Attorney Dino exceeded my expectations. She’s one of the best professionals I’ve ever encountered.
Posted by anonymous | December 14, 2020
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Great Representation from Excellent Lawyers at Livesay & Myers
I would definitely recommend Mrs. Melannie Dino and Mrs. Michelle Evans from the law firm of Livesay & Myers to assist anyone that would be in need of great representation. I selected Mrs. Dino and Mrs. Evans to assist me regarding my divorce case. This was my first time going through an experience like this so I needed representation from attorneys that were quite experienced when it came to legal matters in this particular area. They were quite knowledgeable in this area and I could not have selected two better individuals to assist me regarding my case. Both Mrs. Dino and Mrs. Evans were easily reachable and responsive whenever I had questions that needed answered and they were always on top of my case. I was always kept informed of upcoming dates where responses were necessary and my representation always had the answers. I did not have to worry too much regarding the situation as Mrs. Dino and Mrs. Evans thoroughly laid out the process in a concise and easy to comprehend step by step plan. It is like my case was on autopilot. I was always kept informed as what to expect from the other party. All correspondence with the other party was handled by Mrs. Dino and Mrs. Evans, so that in and of itself was like having peace of mind. My lawyers alleviated all my concerns with their professionalism and legal knowledge. Having great representation in a life changing matter could not have went any better and that was all in part to having Mrs. Melannie Dino and Mrs. Michelle Evans from Livesay & Myers as my attorneys.
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Posted by BJ | November 1, 2020
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Protective Order
Ms. Melannie Dino was God sent! After having numerous issues with the previous law firm, Melannie Dino was a breathe of fresh air. Her paralegal, Michelle Evans was talented & pleasant to work with all the time. God used the Judge to award EVERYTHING we asked for in my two year PO case!! She heard all the facts. Melannie was knowledgeable, professional, honest, showed respect and demonstrated that she wanted justice. She listened to me, she heard me. It was easy to work alongside Melannie. I could not have won this case without her guidance & support. She always kept communication opened, even down to whether I wanted to hire a court reporter. If you are searching for a Family Law Attorney, look no further. Hire, Melannie Dino and you will have no regrets. Thank you, Livesay & Myers, P.C. Congratulations, Melannie on an exemplary job!!
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Posted by Phil | September 20, 2020
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Professional and efficient
Ms. Dino handled my divorce case professionally and efficiently. From the initial consultation to the conclusion of the case, she was communicative, responsive to emails, and a pleasure to work with.
Posted by anonymous | January 22, 2020
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divorce lawyer
Melanie and her paralegal Michelle were very responsive, professional and thorough. It was a difficult time and they made everything so much easier.
Posted by SR | October 24, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Divorce
I hired Ms. Dino to represent me to initiate a separation agreement for divorce. Ms. Dino is professional and promptly responded to any questions that i had. She met with me to discuss my options and was very detailed in drafting my agreement. She made things very easy for me during this difficult time. I am happy with the services that she provided and would recommend her to anyone needing divorce services.
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Posted by anonymous | September 24, 2019
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Mr.
Going through a divorce is very troubling and stressful. I hired Ms. Melannie Dino for my divorce case and that was the best decision I ever made. She's truly a phenomenal lawyer, very responsive, always provided me with all options including pros and cons for each of them. On top of all that, she and her team were very supportive humanly. I think, the human aspect of my interactions with her and her team was what I appreciated most. I felt like I was dealing with a lawyer/counselor at the same time. They took into consideration my situation and truly helped me go through the process as smoothly as possible. I will recommend everyone dealing with the same situation to go with them. VERY PROFESSIONAL AND HUMAN TEAM!!! THANK YOU FOR ALL WHAT YOU DID FOR ME.
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Posted by Mary Gettier | April 10, 2018
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A very positive experience with Livesay & Myers, P.C.
My uncontested divorce was expertly handled by attorney, Melannie Dino, and paralegal, Tina Allen . Both of these ladies are compassionate, efficient, respectful of your time, and extremely responsive. From my first consultation with Melannie, I knew my interests would be well represented and taken care of. If you are looking for a team that will protect, support, and value you as a client, you need look no further than Melannie Dino, Tina Allen and Livesay & Myers.
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Posted by anonymous | January 18, 2018
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Child Support Modification
I retained Melannie to help navigate and finalize a child support modification to my existing divorce settlement. She worked the specifics of my case to ensure the result of my settlement was fair and reasonable within the state guidelines. She framed the legal issues in such a way that I felt comfortable with the final results of the modification settlement. She worked changes promptly and was very responsive throughout the entire process.
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Posted by Mary | December 11, 2017
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I recommend Melannie and her team
Melannie Dino really was the support I needed in navigating through my separation agreement. She really listened to what I wanted and helped me arrive at a settlement with my former partner quickly. Her response time was excellent along with her advice.
Posted by anonymous | May 15, 2018
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Attorney Review
I hired Melannie for my custody and visitation case. We were able to come up with a settlement proposal without going in front of the Judge. I retain her every time I have to appear in court.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 425-425 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 9.1 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Senior Associate
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • 2017 - Present
  • Associate Attorney
  • The Havrilak Law Firm
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Graham Law Firm PLLC
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Associate Attorney
  • Masterman, Krogmann & Dino, P.C.
  • 2010 - 2014
  • Associate Attorney
  • Masterman & Graham, P.C.
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Attorney
  • Whitbeck & Cisneros, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Associate Attorney
  • Maddox, Cole & Miller, P.C.
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Washington, D.C. Coordinator, National Site Acquisition
  • XM Satellite Radio, Inc.
  • 2001 - 2004
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Education

  • Widener University
  • J.D.
  • 1999
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • B.S.
  • 1996

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Custody Case - Defending Against Relocation With Minor Child
  • Mother Prevented From Relocating With Minor Child
  • Divorce - Defending Against Allegations of Fault
  • Divorce Granted on No-Fault Ground

Associations

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2022 - Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Admitted to Practice
  • 2017 - Present
  • Prince William County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2017 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Thomas Horne Law Camp, Loudoun County
  • Co-chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Loudoun County Bar Association, Law Camp Committee
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2019
  • Department of Family Services, Loudoun County
  • Board Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2014
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - 2009
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2007 - 2007
  • Fairfax Bar Association, CLE Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2005
  • Fairfax Bar Association, JDR Court Committee
  • Committee Member
  • 2005 - 2005
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • 10 Best Attorneys, Virginia
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • 2019
  • AV Preeminent Rated
  • Martindale-Hubbell
  • 2019
  • 2018 Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2018
  • 2017 Top Contributor Award
  • Avvo
  • 2017
  • Ten Leaders Under Age 45, Matrimonial & Divorce Law
  • Ten Leaders
  • 2014
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Publications

Speaking Engagements

  • Women Rainmakers: Niche Marketing
  • Women Rainmakers: Niche Marketing
  • 2017
  • Devonshire Program - Look at the Law
  • Legal Ramifications Facing Teenagers Who Use Alcohol and/or Other Drugs
  • 2005

Attorney endorsements

Received (20)
Given (32)
Endorse Melannie
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dino and I worked together at the same firm for a few years. I saw daily how she worked for the benefit of her clients. I endorse her without reservation."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Dino is a dedicated attorney who works really hard for her clients. You would be in good hands with Ms. Dino as your lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dino is an extremely knowledgeable and respected divorce and family law attorney. She is thorough and understanding, and a passionate advocate for her clients. I highly recommend this attorney."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dino is an experienced and knolwedgeable family law attorney. I endorse her without reservation."
Family Attorney | Nov 01
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. Melannie is great to work with."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"An experienced and talented attorney, Melannie is a tireless advocate for her clients. I give her my highest endorsement."
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melannie has a tremendous amount of experience and is an excellent advocate for her clients in all areas of family law. I highly recommend her!"
Family Attorney | Oct 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Ms. Dino is an excellent advocate for all of her clients. She has a great deal of knowledge and experience in family law."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Oct 25
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dino is an experienced advocate for her clients. I highly endorse Ms. Dino for any client wishing to have knowledgeable representation."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms Dino is a very knowledgeable family law attorney who works passionately to help her clients. I highly endorse Ms. Dino."
Unknown Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Dino. She is an exceptional family law attorney, especially in the areas of divorce and custody. Ms. Dino is a dedicated attorney and works extremely hard for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melannie Dino is a skilled attorney who is experienced in all aspects of family law. I highly recommend her to anyone in need of a family law attorney."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse Ms. Hutzelman Dino. She is a very dedicated family law attorney who is passionate to achieve the best possible outcome for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Ms. Dino is an experienced and dedicated family law attorney. Ms. Dino is committed to seeking the best possible outcome for her clients and works tirelessly to do so. I highly recommend Ms. Dino."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"Melannie is a skilled litigator who works diligently and tirelessly for her clients."
Family Attorney | Oct 24
Relationship: Co-worker
"I highly endorse Ms. Dino. She is a knowledgeable and talented attorney. Ms. Dino works hard and ensures to get the best results for her clients."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"Melannie Dino is a skilled and dedicated divorce attorney. I highly recommend Melannie to anyone facing a divorce or custody battle in Northern Virginia."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"An outstanding divorce attorney, Ms. Dino receives my highest possible endorsement."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Oct 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I give Melannie my highest endorsement. She knows the law very well and is committed to the best possible outcome for her clients. She is also reasonable and exercises best efforts to avoid unnecessary litigation and excess expense for her clients."
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