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Maureen E. Danker

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Maureen E. Danker
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Maureen E. Danker is a long-time resident of Northern Virginia and a 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech (B.A., Sociology). She earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, in May of 2000. Maureen's practice of law has solely focused on domestic relations since April 2002. Throughout her career, she has counselled and assisted hundreds of clients, helping them navigate the complexities involved with divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, asset valuation, business valuation, whether through settlement negotiation, mediation, or litigation. She has also drafted numerous pre-marital agreements.

Maureen zealously represents her clients in a skillful, efficient and cost-effective manner. Many of her client's objectives are obtained through settlement negotiations or mediation, which generally provide the most effective means for resolving family law matters. However, under certain circumstances, litigation is the only means for a resolution, and Maureen is an experienced litigator in all aspects of family law matters.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Relations

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2001

Education

  • Widener University School of Law, Wilmington, Delaware
    • Juris Doctorate - 2000
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg
    • B.A. - 1997
    • Major: Sociology

Honors and Awards

  • Virginia Rising Star
  • Virginia Super Lawyer
  • Top lawyer in the area of matrimonial and divorce law, Ten Leaders
  • December 2018 Northern Virginia Magazine as a Top Divorce and Family Lawyer in the Northern Virginia area
  • Selected to the Best Lawyers in America for her work in Family Law

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Former Virginia State Bar Council and Executive Committee, Member
  • Former 5th District Disciplinary Committee, Vice-Chair
  • Former Virginia’s Young Lawyer Delegate in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates
  • V Young Lawyers Division of the Virginia State Bar, Former President
  • Virginia’s Delegate in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates, Member