Award-winning family law attorney in Northern Virginia.
Shirin Afsous is as an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Afsous works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.
Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington.
Ms. Afsous is known for her commitment to her clients, and is an aggressive and zealous advocate for their interests both inside and outside the courtroom. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in both Virginia and Washington D.C. in 2019. Ms. Afsous currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.
Shirin Afsous resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2016||07/31/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Virginia Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|Washington D.C. Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2019|
|2018 Top Contributor Award||Avvo||2018|
|Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia||National Academy of Family Law Attorneys||2018|
|Graduated Cum Laude||Suffolk University Law School||2015|
|Graduated Cum Laude||University of Mary Washington||2012|
|Associate Attorney||Livesay & Myers, P.C.||2017 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||Honorable José M. López, Superior Court of District of Columbia, Washington D.C.||2015 - 2017|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia||Admitted to Practice||2018 - Present|
|Virginia Women Attorneys Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Arlington County Bar Association||Member||2018 - Present|
|Iranian-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter||Board Member||2017 - Present|
|Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar||Events Editor for Docket Call||2017 - Present|
|University of Mary Washington Legal Affinity Group||Membership Chair||2017 - Present|
|United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit||Admitted to Practice||2017 - Present|
|Fairfax Bar Association||Member||2016 - Present|
|Virginia State Bar||Member||2016 - Present|
|Docket Call (VSB YLC Newsletter)||The Importance of Mentors||2019|
|Docket Call (VSB YLC Newsletter)||How to Ask for a Raise||2018|
|22 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV 273||Proving Hate: The Difficulties of Successfully Prosecuting Bias-Motivated Crimes||2017|
|Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog||Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Courts||2017|
|19 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV. 467||Convicted as a Kid, Deported as an Adult: Conviction Under State Youth Offender Act Predicates Aspiring American’s Deportation||2014|
|Suffolk University Law School||J.D.||2015|
|University of Mary Washington||B.A.||2012|
|Happy Hour Q&A With Attorneys Shirin Afsous & Jonathan McHugh||Family Law||2019|
|Fairfax Circuit Court Contested Divorce Case||All Issues of Custody, Visitation, Support and Equitable Distribution Resolved Through Mediation Prior to Trial.|
|Custody/Visitation/School Choice||Opposing Party's Motion to Modify Custody Denied; Client Granted Final Say in Matters Pertaining to Child's Educational Decisions|
|Fairfax Circuit Court Custody/Visitation Case||Opposing Party's Motions to Modify Custody and Visitation Denied; Client's Motion Granted With Attorney's Fees|
|Fairfax Rule to Show Cause||Opposing Party Held in Contempt for Violation of Court Order|
|Fairfax Custody, Visitation, and Child Support Case||Custody, Visitation, and Child Support Determination in Favor of Mother|
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