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Alfred Frank Arquilla

Family Attorney at Alexandria, VA

5.0   20 reviews

also known as Fred Arquilla

  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 27 years
    Illinois - IL 53 years
    Maryland - MD 32 years
    Dist. of Columbia - DC 33 years
  • Licensed for 27 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1996
    Status
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 53 years
    State IL
    Acquired 1971
    Status
    Active and Authorized to Practice Law No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 32 years
    State MD
    Acquired 1992
    Status
    Inactive - Retired No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 33 years
    State DC
    Acquired 1991
    Status
    Resigned No misconduct found

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

About Alfred

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Following completion of law school, attorney Fred Arquilla served in the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office as an Assistant State’s Attorney, representing the State of Illinois in pretrial proceedings in felony cases before the Chief Judge of the Cook County Criminal Court. Thereafter, Mr. Arquilla served on active duty in the United States Army as a Judge Advocate officer for 26 years, rising to the rank of colonel. During his military career, Mr. Arquilla served in a variety of important positions in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, including five years as a military trial judge in Europe and in the United States, as a judge on the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals, as a Staff Judge Advocate in South Korea, as chief of the Army Legal Assistance Program, and chief of the Army Government Appellate Division.

Following his military service, Mr. Arquilla entered the private practice of law serving the legal needs of clients in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. The Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC, later renamed Arquilla & Poe, PLC, has been in continuous operation since 1997. Since then, Mr. Arquilla has helped thousands of clients with a variety of legal problems including divorce and related family law matters, trusts and estates, military law issues and personal injury cases. Clients dealing with the unique aspects of military benefits and processes have found Mr. Arquilla's military experience especially valuable.

Since 1991, Mr. Arquilla has contributed his knowledge and expertise to organizations supporting military-related law practice. He served in various capacities with the American Bar Association Standing Committee on Legal Assistance for Military Personnel (LAMP), first as the Army military liaison to the Committee, later as a voting member of the Committee, and most recently as a liaison from the Commonwealth of Virginia to the Committee. Mr. Arquilla also is a member of the Military Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, and served as the Chair of this Section from 2001-2003. He also presently serves as counsel to Army Emergency Relief.

Awards

Gold Client Champion

Location

Law Office of Arquilla & Associates, PLC
6078 Franconia Road
Suite D
Alexandria, VA, 22310
Alfred Frank Arquilla
Oak Tree Plaza
6078 Franconia Road Suite D
Alexandria, VA, 22310-4425
Arquilla & Associates, Plc
6078 Franconia Rd
Oak Tree Plaza Suite D
Alexandria, VA, 22310-4400
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Posted by Alan | May 23, 2023
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Winning, Honest, Consciences, and Humble Legal Team
Fred and his team are seasoned professionals. I had multiple issues with a vindictive woman and we were awarded the divorce (even though the Ex bought suit), We won a Custody Battle when the Ex wanted to pull my children out of state, and the Team just got my Ex to sign a $40,000 2 party IRS check that she refused to sign for 6 months. I can't say enough good things about this team. This is the place to go to find an honest, consciences, and humble Legal Team!!
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Posted by Paul | April 20, 2023
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Knowledgable Advocate with Great Experience
Divorce is not a pleasant process, but with Fred's representation I knew I had a solid advocate who would be compassionate toward me but would also provide blunt, pragmatic advice when I needed it. He helped me through the process, and along the way demonstrated that his long experience has provided him with insights into how the "other side" will behave that I would not have received from a lesser attorney. Fred's knowledge of military processes and how the law applied to military couples was invaluable in my case as well.
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Posted by anonymous | February 25, 2023
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Divorce
After my ex-wife and I separated, I contacted Fred upon a referral from a relative. Being separated from my wife and facing a potential divorce was a most trying and emotional time for me. I had no real idea of what was involved in a divorce proceeding. Fred was very understanding and empathetic to my situation, provided me with sound advice, and helped me proceed one step at a time, recognizing that reconciliation with my wife was still a hope for me. When it was apparent that a divorce was going to be the outcome, Fred guided me through each step of the process. During the six months that I was separated from my wife, Fred provided me with wise counsel, fully explaining available options, in response to developing situations/difficult interactions with my wife that ensued. In following Fred's expert legal advice as we collaborated on the "Separation and Property Settlement Agreement", I was able to minimize the financial impact of the divorce proceeding. I highly recommend Fred if you find yourself in a situation where you are facing a potential divorce and need the legal services of someone you can trust and have full confidence in their expertise and legal advice. Fred and his team are consummate professionals.
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Posted by anonymous | January 12, 2023
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Very Good Ending!
Mr. Arquilla was able to help me through the hardest time of my life. He was kind and was able to point me in the right direction each step of the way.
Posted by Tareque | November 28, 2022
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Mr.
Excellent client service. Very knowledgeable and efficient lawyer. He explained our issue regarding Advance Medical Directive, Durable general power of attorney and Last Will and Testament 100% perfectly.
Posted by anonymous | October 6, 2022
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Venerable Veteran & Straight Shooter
Mr. Arquilla led us through a military discharge review process, and his experience as a military attorney and judge was invaluable. He did not profess to know everything (how refreshing is that?), but spent time researching the issues and listened intently. Fred helped us navigate the complexities of the procedure and worked WITH us to produce a complete and compelling package for submission. His written statement to the Board of Review was masterful - it was clear and persuasive while referencing the appropriate sections of the Military Code and regulations. The Board granted our petition, and we will always be grateful for Fred's representation.
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Posted by Fred | October 5, 2022
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Excellent Service
We consulted with Fred Aquilla regarding distribution of specific assets among heirs and he arranged for a transfer upon death deed modification of our house, including the execution with the county.
Posted by Patricia | September 26, 2022
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Lawyer Review
Without hesitation, I would highly recommend Mr. Fred Arquilla to anyone in need of representation in divorce proceedings. He was nothing short of amazing in all aspects of my divorce, which included dealing with a very stressed-out client. I know I posed the same questions in different formats on multiple occasions, but Mr. Arquilla always spoke to me in a kind and calm manner. He is steady, diligent, and extremely knowledgeable. Although he had everything but the kitchen sink thrown at him by the opposing party and his counsel, he handled their shenanigans with posture and professionalism. Mr. Arquilla’s rates are more then competitive. He offers a free consultation to anyone looking to retain counsel and I would encourage anyone reading this review to meet with him.
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Posted by Skip | August 17, 2022
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Very professional and comfortable lawyer
Had a free consultation about my wife's will after she died earlier this year and all my questions and concerns were answered. I went back four months later and re-did my will, etc. and was extremely pleased with the comprehensiveness and professionalism in preparing my new documents. I highly recommend this firm.
Posted by Susie | June 15, 2022
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Susan Isen, Esq.
What a wonderful experience this was! Everyone is nice there! Mr. Arquiila was very patient with the annoying amount of changes and documents I made. I think this was a great choice for my estate needs. I highly recommend this firm and this attorney!
Posted by Jose | April 11, 2022
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Legal Work
Great service from Mr. Arquilla and staff. Very happy with all aspects of their work and would definitely recommend.
Posted by anonymous | January 8, 2022
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Estate Planning
Mr. Arquilla provided excellent service by ensuring my estate planning was completed in a thorough manner. Additionally, he guided me through the probate process by providing me with advice and keeping me abreast of changes or updates. I would recommend him to others based on my personal experience.
Posted by Pascale | July 1, 2020
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I would hire Mr. Arquilla again
Mr. Arquilla’s knowledge and experience made the difference in helping me make sound decisions during my difficult divorce. His military background was extremely valuable which facilitated greatly with the negotiation process. Mr. Arquilla is very responsive and proactive with progress. It is clear that he has the best interests of his clients by explaining the options clearly and be very conscious time and money being spent. He stepped in of my behalf on several occasions by giving me total peace of mind. Mr. Arquilla made a significant difference in my life and I thanked him for it.
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Posted by anonymous | February 18, 2020
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So thankful to have found Fred Arquilla
As soon as I met Fred, I knew I was dealing with one of the best. I was so nervous to begin the process of divorce, and Fred, with his professional and personal manner, gave me the confidence I needed to move forward. Even though I was overwhelmed with my situation, he got to the heart of my case quickly and was able to present my complaints effectively and succinctly to opposing counsel. Right from the beginning, he was two steps ahead of them. Fred is a stand-up individual who works with true integrity. Something that meant a lot to me- he strived to save me money in fees whenever possible. Plus, his hourly rate is the lowest I have seen, and the consultation was even free! My (ex) husband is a persistent individual. He tried to throw spokes in the process at every turn. Good thing Fred does not take any nonsense. He is a very cool, reasonable and fair person, but is not afraid to play hardball when needed. I gave my trust to Fred and it paid off. Make the appointment. You will be glad you did.
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Posted by Judith | September 4, 2019
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Great attorney
I highly recommend Fred Arquilla and his Team to anyone. He made an unbearable time a little more bearable. He took the time to answer my incessant questions patiently and personally and succeeded in getting me what I was owed in my divorce. I hope I never go through another divorce but if I did I'd never use another attorney but Fred. Thank you, for everything!!
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Posted by Theresa | January 27, 2019
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Great divorce lawyer
I highly recommend Mr. Fred Arquilla if you need a competent, professional, experienced, responsive, and compassionate attorney. Fred’s professionalism was the primary reason my divorce was finalized as quickly as possible, without going to court and with a favorable outcome. As different situations occur, his foresight in including specific provisions in the separation agreement becomes clear. My children and I were well represented and his humor often defused tense situations.
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Posted by Andrea | November 5, 2017
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I highly recommend Fred Arquilla and Arquilla & Associates,
I highly recommend the legal services of Fred Arquilla and his law firm. Fred listened carefully to my recounting of the issue at hand, asked detailed questions, and proposed possible resolutions, including one that could be cost saving for both parties. Unfortunately my former spouse rejected the latter. Fred then skillfully and professionally guided me through all the preparations for our case and the subsequent court proceeding. Questions that I had were answered thoroughly and promptly. Thanks to his experience, knowledge, skill, and the professional way in which he handled my case, the resolution reached by the court was precisely what I sought. I am grateful for the outstanding service provided by Fred and his team.
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Posted by Scott | September 26, 2017
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Outstanding Lawyer
Fred Arquilla is an experienced, thoughtful and persistent attorney, well versed in family law matters and related court processes. He provided me with prudent council and followed up on details to help me resolve a legal issue--quickly. His first consult is free. Thereafter, I highly recommend hiring Mr. Arquilla--he was a thoroughly prepared and professional representative for me.
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Posted by Marcia | June 5, 2017
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Highly recommend
Mr. Arquilla and his staff were a godsend! I did not enter the divorce process lightly so when I decided to move forward, I wanted to get through it as quickly and economically as one could expect. Mr. Arquilla presented an amicable settlement agreement and plan for divorce, my ex refused to compromise. In spite of the arduous road ahead, Mr. Arquilla and his team managed to get me through the process with many of my desired outcomes met and some exceeded! Divorce isn't pleasant for anyone involved and this one took much longer than anticipated. I am grateful for the skilled, effective, professional way in which Arquilla and Associates handled my case and thankful for the outstanding service provided.
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Posted by Bryan | June 17, 2015
Exceptional legal support for custody issues
We have gone through two lengthy custody issues over the last 2+ years with Fred. His rich and seasoned experience provided us confidence throughout the ordeal and relieved a lot of stress. The results in the courtroom proved our choosing him as our counsel was a wise and smart decision. We are very satisfied with Fred's legal support and our professional relationship with him and his staff.
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Cost

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  • Retainer Always
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Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 8.5 (Excellent)

Education

  • DePaul University College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1971
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1968

Associations

  • Judge Advocates Association
  • Member
  • 2002 - Present
  • Retired Judge Advocates Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Military Officers Association of America
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 1997 - Present
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1991 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1981 - Present
  • Illinois Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1971 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Legal Assistance for Military Personnel
  • Executive Committee
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar, Military Law Section
  • Chair
  • 2001 - 2003
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Assistance Distinguished Service Award
  • American Bar Association
  • 1995

Publications

  • Army Law
  • Army Legal Assistance: Update. Initiatives, and Future Challenges
  • 1995
  • Army Law
  • The Survey of Soldiers on Legal Assistance
  • 1994
  • Army Law
  • Area Court-Martial Jurisdiction in Korea
  • 1993
  • A Practical Guide to Estate Planning in Massachusetts
  • The New Army Legal Assistance Regulation
  • 1993
  • Army Law
  • Crime in the Home
  • 1988
  • Army Law
  • Changes in Army Policy on Financial Nonsupport and Parental Kidnapping
  • 1987
  • Military Law Review
  • Family Support, Child Custody, and Paternity
  • 1986
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Alexandria Family Lawyer Alfred Frank Arquilla
Alfred Frank Arquilla
Family Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 53 years