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At McGraw Law, P.C. we compassionately help real families solve very real problems. We understand that to most people family is the single most important thing, and the most important relationships in their lives. We also understand, and take the approach to our practice, that despite the parties' inability to get along, and the reality that in some instances members of the family will be ultimately better served in no longer remaining together under the same roof, the family nevertheless does not have to be destroyed.


 


We always remember that regardless of how many clients we represent, the individual client's family is the only one they have. Therefore, their case is always the most important, and we try hard to never lose sight of this reality. In all domestic and family law cases we protect and uphold our client's rights to the maximum extent allowable under the law, in order to obtain for them every single benefit and privilege to which they are entitled. At the same time we work hard to foster and encourage a loving, healthy and nurturing family relationship as much as possible for all involved.


 


My mission is to provide effective legal representation to all clients at all times; to obtain for them all rights and privileges to which they are entitled under the law to the maximum extent possible; to always maintain open and clear communication with the client on all issues pertaining to their case; and to always provide prompt, competent, and compassionate legal services.


 


We offer a 30 minute, initial, free, no-obligation consultation.  Our standard hourly fee (for attorney time only; no support staff services are billed at all to the client in our firm), for cases in which we charge an hourly fee, is $250 per hour.  However, many cases lend themselves to a flat fee, or other alternative fee arrangement.  The actual fee to be charged of course will depend upon the specific facts and circumstances of each individual case, and therefore will need to be discussed personally and individually with each client.

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Languages spoken: French, English

Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Child Custody: 25%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  2. Family: 25%
    18 years, 3 thousand cases
  3. Divorce: 25%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  4. Child Support: 20%
    18 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Adoption: 5%
    16 years, 40 cases

Payment

Fees:

Free consultation (30 minutes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

McGraw Law, P.C.

2727 Electric Rd Ste 207
La Premiere Building,
Roanoke, VA, 24018-3500

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law200403/31/2016
IARetired/Inactive200007/16/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
A Top Family Law Attorney in North AmericaTop Attorneys in North America2016
Outstanding Professional AwardAmerica's Registry of Outstanding Professionals2006
Football Scholastic All AmericanCollegiate Scholastic All American1997
Football Academic All ConferenceIowa Collegiate Athletic Conference1997
Eagle ScoutBoy Scouts of America1990
Award for Excellence in Volunteer WorkUnited WayN/A
Highest Excellence in Trial AdvocacyNational Institute for Trial AdvocacyN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
President, AttorneyMcGraw Law, P.C.2005 - Present
AttorneyWilliams Law Firm2004 - 2005
AttorneyBrick, Gentry, Bowers, Swartz, Stoltze, Schuling & Levis, P.C.1998 - 2004
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Bar Association, Family Law SectionMember2012 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationMember2004 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
American Bar Association (Iowa chapter)Member2000 - Present
Iowa State Bar AssociationMember2000 - Present
Delta Theta Pi Legal FraternityMember1997 - Present
Alpha Chi National Honor SocietyMember1996 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Representative CasesFavorable
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Drake Law ReviewDrake Law Review2000
Criminal Law NewsletterDrake Legal Clinic, Editor-In-Chief2000
Drake Law ReviewDrake Law Review1999
Criminal Law NewsletterDrake Legal Clinic, Editor-In-Chief1999
Drake Law ReviewDrake Law Review1998
Criminal Law NewsletterDrake Legal Clinic, Editor-In-Chief1998
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Drake University Law SchoolLawJuris Doctorate Degree with High Honors2000
William Penn UniversityPre-LawBachelor Degree of Arts and Sciences with Highest Honors1997
Ricks CollegePre-LawAssociates Degree of Arts and Sciences with High Honors1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Roanoke Valley Association of Legal ProfessionalsChild Removal and Foster Care Process in Virginia2014