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Katelin Taylor Moomau

Family Attorney at Alexandria, VA

5.0   13 reviews

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About Katelin

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Ms. Moomau is a principal partner with the Family First Law Group. Previously, Ms. Moomau was a partner at Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, PLLC. Ms. Moomau represents clients in the General District Courts, Circuit Courts and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts in the Northern Virginia area.

She has extensive experience in the litigation of child custody, visitation and support issues; spousal support; equitable distribution of assets and liabilities; and the negotiation and preparation of marital agreements and property settlement agreements, abuse and neglect proceedings, adoptions and general civil litigation. Ms. Moomau also represents LGBTQ clients in all aspects of family law. Ms. Moomau handles military and Department of State divorces and custody issues, as well.

Ms. Moomau is a Junior Friends of the Campagna Center and served on their board in various roles for over ten years as Chair, Vice-Chair, Event Donation Chair and Secretary. Ms. Moomau also chairs the Alexandria Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service Committee. Ms. Moomau volunteers her time with a variety of places including the Mount Vernon and the Campagna Center.

Prior to attending law school, Katelin T. Moomau worked for the Maryland Independent College and University Association and Maryland General Assembly as legislative assistant to Delegate Karen S. Montgomery and in the Office of Legislative Affairs for the Maryland General Assembly. During law school, Ms. Moomau was a law clerk at Lobel, Novins and Lamont, assisting the firm with tax, trusts and estates and general civil litigation matters. In 2008, she graduated from the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law.

 

Licensed for 14 years
State VA
Status Active
Acquired 2008
Updated 12/27/2022

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

Contact Katelin

Family First Law Group, PLLC
700 N Fairfax St, Suite 220
Alexandria, VA, 22314

Reviews

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Posted by Tracy | June 9, 2021
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Wonderful Adoption
My adult daughter (19) was seeking to have her stepfather to adopt her, including birth certificate change and name change. From the beginning consultation Katelin was extremely attentive, caring and most of all wanted to help us in the adoption. Katelin was not only informative of the process, she was able to answer all of our questions throughout the adoption process. Katelin’s pricing is more than reasonable. If anyone is seeking a family lawyer I highly recommend speaking with Katelin.
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Posted by anonymous | May 7, 2021
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Wonderful family attorney!
Katelin worked with me on a domestic violence-based protective order case as well as divorce. I really appreciate all that she did! She did a great job helping me navigate through tough times, and I can't thank her enough. Very knowledgeable and kind person who was always willing to clarify any questions that I had. Katelin was able to help me obtain a protective order that was needed, and the divorce that she has filed only took 2 weeks to get through the court! Without any hesitation, I would certainly recommend Katelin to anyone seeking an attorney! She is great, and thank you again, Katelin!
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Posted by anonymous | July 9, 2020
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Highly Recommend
Katelin represented me in a post divorce dispute case. If you are looking for a lawyer to represent you (in her areas of practice) with firm knowledge of the law, professionalism, care, and empathy, then you should talk to her. She afforded me a level of care and understanding of what I and my children were going through that I did not expect and made all the difference in the process. I highly recommend her and her team.
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Posted by Brian E. | June 30, 2020
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Attorney and a blessing
Katelin has represented me since 2017. She stood beside me and guided me through one of the most difficult times of my life, and one of the most joyous. I appreciate how much care and consideration that she had for me, and for my situation. Her knowledge, and understanding of the court system, legal tactics and options, helped me to remain level headed and objective. She kept me well informed. She made sure that I understood the implications of my decisions. I wasn't just a client, but a person that was facing, what seemed at the time, insurmountable challenges and It was due to her council that I was able to maintain balance. She defended my rights and helped to preserve my family and my life, always treating me with compassion, dignity and respect. She has also, helped my family to grow in ways that I never thought imaginable. Thank you Katelin for being such a blessing to me and my family!
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Posted by anonymous | June 26, 2020
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Responsive, Informative, and Helpful
Katelin's work quality was exactly what I had wanted, living up to the term counsel in every way. She provided quick, supportive responses that ensured I understood the situation while clearly stating the options and what needed to happen. Not only was her work excellent, but she was efficient with her time and mine--a pain point I had with a other attorneys. I will certainly return to Katelin in the future for family law matters.
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Posted by anonymous | March 5, 2020
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Supporting and assuring
Katelin Moomau was my lawyer during my divorce. I believe her professionalism, calm approach and assuring attitude were very valuable in going through the whole process and concluding it in a satisfactory and affordable way. I would definitely recommend her.
Posted by Sabrina | February 21, 2020
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She gave me peace
Hiring Katelin was the best decision I made during my divorce. Upon meeting her she calmly reassured me and assuaged my fears. She helped me understand my rights during the divorce so I wasn’t scared and predicted the strategy of opposing council. She asked me my goals in the divorce and didn’t go for the jugular because that wasn’t what I wanted. She understood my financial situation and worked within those bounds, helping me focus on the end goal and not avenues that would be costly and steer me away from the goal of getting out of a bad marriage. I would recommend her 100 percent without hesitation.
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Posted by Brian | October 15, 2019
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Just Awesome
When I hired Katelin to represent me for my divorce I felt like she took my hand and walked me through everything that was going on. She answered questions, and when her assigned Associate was not available she made sure I was not left unattended. She listened and provided answers along the way making the process much easier than I thought it was going to be.
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Posted by Jenny | December 12, 2018
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Katelin Moomau, a true steel magnolia, who has your back.
Excellent legal acumen and prowess, not just with family law, but also with the nuances of navigating NoVA’s courtrooms; inquisitive; strategic; quick study with a long and detailed memory; calm, kind, compassionate, non-judgmental, yet direct; well-respected by peers, judges, court staff, guardian ad litems, and mediators; easy to talk to; timeliness and proficiency in answering your email/phone/in-person queries and for court appearances; judiciously maintains (an extremely fair) balance between understanding the facts of the case, developing and implementing a winning strategy, and billing hours are just a few of the characteristics one should look for when hiring a lawyer to represent the most delicate and personal matter there is: child custody and visitation. After interviewing multiple law firms and attorneys, I found all of these, and more, in Katelin Moomau of RRBMDK, a true steel magnolia. While factual evidence was in my favor from the beginning, playing the long-game, Katelin fashioned a legal strategy that had me jumping through hoops to further factually demonstrate my ex’s baseless allegations were just that, baseless. Yes, I pridefully argued at first, but I followed her advice ("is this not why I am paying her?," my inside voice asked) and was glad I did as it all came together to unequivocally show the court officials the facts were on my side and to deliver a very positive outcome for my daughter. Hindsight is 20/20; and while I never dreamed I would need a family law attorney, I now rank hiring Katelin as one of the top 5 best decisions of my life. Do not blindly take my word for it. Interview no less than a total of 3 firms/attorneys, get that first, second and third opinion, just as you would with a serious medical issue, and then hire Katelin Moomau. By doing this you will get a sampling of the different types of approaches, personalities, etc. and who best suits you and your case in this most personal of personal matters. If you are lucky you will meet other competent attorneys, for they do exist, and there are even more who are not, but I doubt you will meet anyone who has the rare blend of all of the above attributes, and at rates that are more than reasonable for the high quality of service delivered. I am glad I spent the extra time and monies interviewing others, for, before I had the benefit of hindsight, I had peace of mind that I had a true, well-respected, caring professional who would steadfastly advocate for my daughter’s best interest and, believe me, there was not much I had peace of mind about during the ugly legal ordeal. ‘Did I hire the right lawyer?’ should not be constantly haunting you. Katelin’s ability to face demanding situations with knowledge, spirit (did I mention the Southern sass?), grace, and resiliency and to navigate a plethora of personalities, all while calmly and steadfastly guiding you through high pressure and emotional matters will give you the peace of mind you need from beginning to end, when your hindsight will say hiring Katelin Moomau was one of the best decisions of your life.
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Posted by Katherine | November 24, 2018
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Extremely Satisfied
Katelin Moomao and her team were great! I was searching for a while before I hired Katelin Moomao as my divorce attorney and I am glad I did! I had extremely difficult divorce and was working with Katelin for over a year. She was very professional,  personal and very patient with me explaining the details of the divorce process, which was helpful since I was unfamiliar with this complicated process. She honestly answered my questions based on the law and her experience, not just with an answer I wanted to hear and helped me understand what was possible with my case. She was very prepared and has represented me well in my court proceedings with very successful results. I am extremely satisfied with her legal counsel and would completely recommend her if you are looking for a divorce lawyer. I couldn't ask for better representation!
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Posted by April | April 20, 2017
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Katelin "all that" Moomau
I have almost 7 years of hired experience with this firm and Katelin. She is balanced, speedy, understanding of the clients circumstance and works hard to resolve all affairs. Specifically, when is comes to family and children affairs she keep the welfare of the child in the forefront. Katelin's communication is very timely and if she not available she always lets you know when she can return a response. Having a flexible, cooled-headed, professional yet assertive lawyer has been a blessing to my life. Navigating the VA judicial system this firm and Katelin has been like having angels by my side.
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Posted by Sarah | February 2, 2016
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She Really Cares
Katelin helped represent me for a child custody case that was rather ugly. She has a very kind and bubbly personality that put me at ease. She has always been available for any comments or questions I had through this legal process and she was always good to reach out to me to make sure all my questions were properly answered. She also has a knack for being able to break down legal terms into a language I actually understand. She is passionate about the cases she takes on and fully stands by your side during your personal legal battle. My case is now past with favorable results and even though it's closed, I still reach out to her for any legal advice or help I may need involving future issues. She always gets back to me in a timely manor, providing me with the legal guidance I need. She has even reached out to me for no reason other than to check up on me and see how my son and I are doing. You don't find many lawyers like her often and I am very grateful to have her on my side.
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Posted by anonymous | January 15, 2016
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Katelin Moomau outstanding performance
Katelin Moomau represented me in an extremely difficult family law situation. Due to less than stellar representation for my divorce, I was locked in to extraordinarily high spousal support payments for life. I switched attorneys and worked with Katelin to map out a strategy that would not only reduce my monthly payments but also put a finite time on my support payments. I pushed hard to get to court however, based on Katelin's understanding of the courts and the direction the court was heading, we delayed for a year. While I was not happy about the delay, I was convinced that Katelin had a firm grasp of the situation and trusted her advice. As a result, I recently prepared to go to court. Opposing Counsel realized the strong position that Katelin had put me in and asked for mediation. The mediation resulted in a cessation of monthly payments and a total termination of spousal support for the equivalent lump sum payment equal to 2.5 years of monthly payments. Had I not followed Katelin's advice I could easily have faced 20 or more years of spousal support. Katelin and her firm clearly won the day and have dramatically changed my future for the better. If you want to win, use Katelin Moomau.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 350-375 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP
  • 2016 - Present
  • Associate
  • Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP
  • 2010 - Present
  • Associate
  • Law Office of Katherine Reese
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Associate
  • Lobel, Novins & Lamont, LLP
  • 2006 - 2008
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Education

  • Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • Western Maryland College
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2004

Associations

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Chair Lawyer Referral Service
  • 2018 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Member
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Mount Vernon Leadership Institute
  • Mentor
  • 2018 - 2018
  • Mount Vernon Leadership Institute
  • Mentor
  • 2017 - 2017
  • Junior Friend's of The Campagna Center
  • Chair
  • 2017 - 2018
  • The Campagna Center Board
  • Member
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Chair Lawyer Referral Service
  • 2017 - 2018
  • Mount Vernon Leadership Institute
  • Mentor
  • 2016 - 2016
  • Junior Friend's of The Campagna Center
  • Vice Chair
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Chair Lawyer Referral Service Committee
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Arlington Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2015 - 2017
  • Junior Friends of the Campagna Center
  • Chair Bowties and Belles
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Junior Friend's of The Campagna Center
  • Secretary
  • 2014 - 2015
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2020
  • 40 Under 40
  • Alexandria Chamber of Commerce
  • 2020
  • Barbara Pratt Lee Heart of Gold
  • Junior Friends of the Campagna Center
  • 2020

Speaking Engagements

  • Alexandria Bar Association
  • Mortgages: Tips and Drafting Techniques for Practitioners for Successful Refinances
  • 2019
  • Alexandria Bar Association CLE Marathon
  • Third Party Custody Disputes
  • 2018

Attorney endorsements

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Given (9)
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Unknown Attorney | Jan 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Nov 30
Relationship: Worked for lawyer
"Katelin has an exceptional understanding of all aspects of Family Law as well as the local rules of court for all Northern Virginia jurisdictions. She also has a great relationship with the major players in the Northern Virginia legal community and the local judiciary. I have observed that Katelin cares deeply about her clients and gives her full effort to achieving the best outcome in every case, even if it means that she makes less money or has to sacrifice her personal time. I have been proud to work under Katelin since I began practicing law in 2015."
Family Attorney | Nov 20
Relationship: Co-worker
"Quietly friendly, Katelin has been an anchor of our firm's domestic relations practice for years. Her calm way of dealing with the difficulties of family life in turmoil works wonders on her clients."
Family Attorney | Nov 19
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Katelin is an excellent family law attorney."
Family Attorney | Jul 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I am happy to endorse Katelin Moomau. I have known Katelin for many years and she has always been a pleasure to work with. She is an accomplished attorney and great advocate for her clients."
Family Attorney | May 31
Relationship: Co-worker
"Katelin is a thoughtful and compassionate counselor - and a strong advocate, for all of her clients."
Family Attorney | Jun 28
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Ms. Moomau is a talented attorney with great knowledge of Virginia domestic relations law, and is knowledgeable of local court procedures. She is very cordial, professional, and responsive, and I continue to refer clients to her without any reservations."
Family Attorney | Dec 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katelin Moomau is a talented and reliable family law practitioner. In practice, I often seek her counsel on complex matters of Virginia family law. Additionally, my firm regularly refers Virginia family law client matters to her. Her knowledgeable and professional demeanor puts colleagues and clients at ease. I enthusiastically endorse this lawyer."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Katelin is a very talented family law attorney who is extremely dedicated to her clients and her work. Our firm refers much of our divorce work in Virginia to Katelin because we know we can trust her to treat our clients well and handle their cases diligently and effectively. I endorse this lawyer's work."
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Alexandria Family Lawyer Katelin Taylor Moomau
Katelin Taylor Moomau
Family Attorney
Alexandria, VA
Licensed for 14 years