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  1. Divorce: 30%
    24 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    24 years
  3. Family: 25%
    24 years
  4. Mediation: 10%
    12 years
  5. Child Support: 10%
    24 years


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Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter, & Leischner PLLC

500 Montgomery St.Suite 575
Alexandria, VA, 22314


VAAuthorized to practice law199103/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super Lawyers VASuper Lawyers2016
Top LawyersWashingtonian Magazine2015
Best Lawyers VAUS News & World Report2015
Super Lawyers VASuper Lawyers2015
Super Lawyer VirginiaSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
SuperLawyer- VirginiaSuperLawyers2014
Virginia's Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2013
Leaders in the LawVirginia Lawyers Weekly2011
Local Bar Leader of the YearVirginia State Bar2006
Pro Bono Attorney of the Year, AlexandriaLegal Services of Northern Virginia2001
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Managing MemberWade,Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC2015 - Present
PartnerLieblich & Grimes, PC1992 - 2015
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarBar Council, Member2011 - Present
Legal Services of Northern VirginiaDirector, Past President2004 - Present
Collaborative Practice of Northern VirginiaMember2003 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember1997 - Present
Northern Virginia Women's Attorney Associationmember1993 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember1992 - Present
Virginia State BarMember1991 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Nkopchieu v. Minlend, 59 Va. App 229 (2011)Trial Court reversed.
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Publication nameTitleDate
Aspatore Books, Thompson ReutersInside the Minds: Strategy for Military Family Law2014
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Georgetown University Law Centeremployee benefits lawgraduate certificate2000
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1991
Johns Hopkins UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts1985
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
State Bar ConferenceUpdates to Family Law2015
Family Law CLERetirement Issues2015
Virgina State Bar Fee Dispute SeminarFee Dispute2012
Annual Family LawNon-Traditional Family Issues2011
Advanced Topics in Family LawRetirement Issues in Family Law2004
Virginia Family LawChild Custody2000