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Jessica Lynn Leischner

Family Attorney at Alexandria, VA

4.6   9 reviews
  • Licensed for 16 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2007
    Status
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Jessica Leischner is a partner with Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC, practicing in all areas of family law including divorce, equitable distribution, settlement agreements, spousal support, custody, visitation, child support, and post-divorce issues. She also serves as Guardian at litem representing children in custody and abuse and neglect cases. She practices in the Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts for the City of Alexandria, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Prince William County, Stafford County, Loudoun County & other jurisdictions.

Jessica Leischner regularly volunteers as a pro bono attorney though Legal Services of Northern Virginia (LSNV). She represents low-income clients in domestic violence cases, divorces, custody disputes, and support cases. In 2011 she successfully litigated a pro bono case in a published opinion from the Virginia Court of Appeals, resulting in a change in Virginia case law regarding Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and the collection of unpaid support.  As a result of her continued work through LSNV, she was awarded the 2011 Henry Carrico Pro Bono Award.

Jessica Leischner was also named as a SuperLawyers Rising Stars for Northern Virginia in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Location

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner, PLLC
500 Montgomery St
Alexandria, VA, 22314

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Reviews

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Posted by anonymous | July 27, 2016
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
excellent attorney who works for the best interest
Jessica is an excellent attorney who works for your best interest and does not engage in petty issues. She gives sound advice that helps her clients come to the best and most equal division of assets. She is calming when she needs to be and fierce and controlling when the situation calls for it. What I respect most about her was her "high road" tactics and her best interest in her client and her client's children. Divorce is not fun and custody is equally as hard but she made sure that my interests and my child's interests were the most important and not "petty" jabs. Jessica strongly encourages working with opposing parties and finding an agreeable solution. I would recommend her to others and will continue to retain her for as long as I need counsel.
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Posted by anonymous | July 26, 2016
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Jessica is an amazing family attorney!
Jessica helped me navigate the divorce process with agility and constantly provided strategic advice. Without her, I know that my divorce settlement would have been much worse. I am a female, successful small business owner who was married to clinical narcissist (who also happened to be a lawyer), so it was a roller coaster ride of his entitlement to my money and his boundless manipulation tactics. In every scenario, Jessica knew what to do, how to react (or not react at all), and what to say. She is nice, intelligent, and a master-mind. I would definitely hire her again and recommend her to any friends and colleagues.
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Posted by anonymous | December 3, 2015
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Incredible Attorney
Jessica was professional yet friendly and offered invaluable legal advice. She walked me through the pros and cons of different legal avenues I could pursue and was always upfront about what was legally possible. She and her assistant were very responsive to email communication. She also did her best to resolve everything possible out of court to save on legal costs. I would recommend her to anyone going through a difficult family situation. If you must involve a lawyer, Jessica is the best person for the job.
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Posted by Bob | November 30, 2015
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Extremely competent and effective
I had three other Lawyers before Jessica. I watched her argue a case while I was waiting for my lawyer to fumble my case. The next day I hired Jessica. I've been to court for one trial and multiple motions to include a motion to show cause against my ex-wife, and she was exceptional each time. She is very knowledgeable. She is efficient. She has been right about everything. And she hasn't lost yet.
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Posted by anonymous | November 25, 2015
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Jessica Leischner
I hired Ms.Leischner to assist me in getting through a difficult divorce as I was also retiring. She is exceptionally intelligent and quite deft in using her experience and strong common sense. Her mix of legal training and personal skills were vital in dealing with my former wife's many challenges to me personally and legally to my assets and my retirement annuity. In the end we were successful in defending my position in a fair and equitable manner. Overall, if and when I need an attorney for similar or related matters I will hire her again, and I would recommend Ms. Leischner to anyone needing family and divorce law assistance.
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Posted by Robert | November 19, 2015
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Superb divorce attorney
I utilized the services of Ms. Leischner through the firm of Lieblich and Grimes whom I hired for my divorce. All tasks assigned to Ms. Leischner were performed flawlessly and at the highest professional level. She has a strong presence in court as well as behind the scenes. Despite being a junior member of this group, Ms. Leischner carried herself with the confidence and expertise of someone far more seasoned. I have unhesitatingly referred many people to Ms. Leischner and the practice where she works with the highest recommendation.
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Posted by Ann | November 18, 2015
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Great lawyer for divorce
I have only good things to say about Jessica Leischner. She was easy to work with, quick to get back to me with any questions I had, very knowledgeable and thoughtful, and always knew how to execute and handle any situations that came up during my separation and divorce case. I totally trusted her. She is firm, ready and willing to fight if necessary, confident and always got it done. I would highly recommend her!
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Posted by anonymous | November 18, 2015
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Excellent
I sought out Jessica to handle my divorce. She is efficient and to the point. She doesn't waste time or money on unnessesary issues. She is practical and excellent with the financial component of divorcing a spouse. I have and will continue to recommend Jessica as a divorce attorney.
Posted by Sharla | September 19, 2014
Terrible Advice and Ill Informed
I saw Jessica Leischner for a consultation regarding a child custody case where I wanted to take my child out of the country with me for work. The first red flag was when she asked me if there was any way to manipulate my husband into letting me take my child out of the country and then file for custody. Then she gave me incorrect information as to when to file in order to get a custody order by January. She charged for the consultation, including the time I waited in the waiting room and her office while she wasn't even there. Just terrible on every level.
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AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Sutter & Leischner PLLC
  • 2015 - Present
  • Associate
  • Lieblich & Grimes, PC
  • 2007 - 2015

Education

  • Creighton University School of Law(
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2007
  • Doane College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2003

Associations

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Board of Directors
  • N/A
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Treasurer
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2022
  • Super Lawyer
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2022
  • Top Attorney
  • Arlington Magazine
  • 2021
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2021
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2021
  • Top Lawyers
  • Northern Virginia Magazine
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • U.S. News & World Report
  • 2020
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award
  • Legal Services of Northern Virginia
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (8)
Given (4)
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Family Attorney | Aug 30
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is a pleasure to work with."
Family Attorney | Jul 31
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica effectively represents her clients, while also giving them competent advice on settlement options. She has a good understanding of the rules, procedure and laws of Virginia."
Family Attorney | Mar 07
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Jessica is professional, smart and hard-working. I am happy to recommend her."
Family Attorney | Aug 12
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I would 100% endorse Jessica as an effective advocate in any family law case!"
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Co-worker
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is intelligent, hard working, and diligent. She is knowledgeable of the law."
Family Attorney | Jul 26
Relationship: Supervised lawyer
"I endorse this lawyer. Jessica is a wonderful attorney. Very caring about her clients."
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Alexandria Family Lawyer Jessica Lynn Leischner
Jessica Lynn Leischner
Family Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 16 years