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Gretchyn G. Meinken is an associate with Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC. She is a member of the Virginia, Maryland, and District of Columbia Bars. Ms. Meinken received her Juris Doctorate from the George Mason University School of Law where she served on the Journal of Law, Economics & Policy. She graduated cum laude from the University of Alabama receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Business Administration, majoring in both International Finance and German.

Ms. Meinken currently serves as Past President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and the Alexandria Bar Association. She is also a member of the Junior League of Northern Virginia and The Campagna Center Junior Friends. Ms. Meinken was recognized as a 2011 Top Lawyer in Wills & Probate (Northern Virginia Magazine), 2014 Legal Elite (Virginia Business Magazine), and as a 2015 Rising Star (SuperLawyers Magazine). Her practice areas include Estate Planning & Administration and Corporate/Business Law.


Languages spoken: English, German

Practice areas


  1. Probate: 50%
  2. Estate Planning: 25%
  3. Corporate: 25%

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  • Russell John Haynes

    I referred a client to Gretchyn with a probate/estate case involving real estate in multiple states and she tackled it immediately. The client was impressed with her professionalism and empathetic demeanor during a difficult personal time for the client. I hope to refer more clients to her in the future because the one client I sent to her was truly pleased with her representation. Thanks, Gretchyn, for your assist on that one!


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Contact info

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC

616 N. Washington Street
Alexandria, VA, 22314


DCActive 201407/06/2016
VAAuthorized to practice law200709/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Award nameGrantorDate granted
Rising StarSuperLawyers2015
Legal EliteVirginia Business Magazine2014
Top LawyersNorthern Virginia Magazine2011
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AssociateWade, Friedman & Sutter, PC2015 - Present
AssociateSmolen & Plevy, PC2007 - 2015
Law ClerkEPA, OECA, International Enforcement Division2006 - 2006
Law ClerkSprint Nextel Corporation, Legal Department2006 - 2006
Legal InternThe United States Mint, Office of the Chief Counsel2006 - 2006
Legal InternDOD, Office of the General Counsel, International Affairs2005 - 2005
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia Chapter)Past President2015 - Present
Alexandria Bar AssociationMember2015 - Present
Fairfax Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)Board of Directors2008 - Present
Fairfax Bar Association, Wills, Trusts and Estates SectionMember2008 - Present
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)President2014 - 2015
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)President-Elect2013 - 2014
Virginia Women Attorneys Association (Northern Virginia chapter)Treasurer2011 - 2013
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
George Mason University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor2007
University of AlabamaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science2000
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Preparing Women for Civic LeadershipWomen in Civic Leadership2014