150 N. Michigan Ave. Ste. 1420
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Brian M. Hirsch

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Hirsch & Ehlenberger, PC

Contact Information

Office:
Ste. 401
12110 Sunset Hills Rd.
Reston 20190
Work (703) 481-6063
Fax (703) 481-6066


Practice State

Virginia

Emphasis

Practice emphasizes Traditional Client Representation and Litigation, as well as serving as a Certified Mediator.

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Education

The American University, Washington College of Law, JD - 1985

The Pennsylvania State University, BA (Political Science), BA (Religious Studies) - 1982

Legal Organizations

Editor, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (2014 to present), Certified Family Mediator (2012 to present), Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section Board of Governors, 2002-08, Chair, 2006-07; Frequent lecturer in Virginia Family Law and Mediation, Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee; Fairfax County Bar Association; Loudoun County Bar Association; Commissioner in Chancery; Neutral Case Evaluator; Motions Day Conciliator.

Awards

Washingtonian Top Lawyers, Best Lawyers in America; Northern Virginia Magaizine. Top Lawyers; Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite.

CLE Presentations

Family Law Legislative and Case Law Update (October 2016, Fairfax Bar Association); Trial Preparation and Presentation of Child Custody Cases, (January 2016, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Center); Difficult Clients and Counsel in High Conflict Cases: Being Ethical and Effective (October 2015, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Navigating the High Conflict Divorce (October 2014, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Getting to Yes (June 2014, Fairfax Bar Association, Alternative Dispute Resolution Section); Everything You Wanted to Know About Child Support (September 2013, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association); Examining the Trend Toward Shared Custody (April 2011, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Divorce, Foreclosure and Bankruptcy (April 2011, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Practicing Family Law at the Intersection of Divorce and Religion (October, 2010, Virginia Women Attorneys Assoc., and December 2010, Fairfax Bar Association); Anatomy of a Spousal Support Hearing (March, 2010, Virginia Trial Lawyers Assoc.); Spousal Support Trial Strategies (September 2009, Fairfax Bar Association); Equitable Distribution in a Recession (April 2009, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Evidentiary Issues and Objections in Family Law Cases (October 2008, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); 23rd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Moderator (April 2007, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); The Evolving Role of Fault in Virginia (with Patrick McConnell) (April 2006, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Ethical Concerns in Dealing with Difficult Clients and Opposing Counsel (May 2005, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); So You Thought You Could Avoid Family Law (November 2004, Virginia State Bar); Family Law Discovery (May 2004, Virginia Continuing Legal Ed. Foundation); Managing Equitable Distribution Cases (July 2003, Half Moon Enterprises); Relocation Custody Cases (April 2002, Fairfax Bar Association) Division of Stock Options in Divorce (June 2001, Fairfax Bar Association); Rehabilitative Alimony (May 2000, Fairfax Bar Association)

Author

Family Law News, "Monitoring Mediation: Identifying and Monitoring Uncertified Mediators in Virginia," Vol. 23, No. 3, 2003 and "A New Tool for the Divorce Lawyer: Using the Attorney Lien to Get Paid," Vol. 26, No. 3, 2006; The Virginia Lawyer, "You Bet Your Spouse's Life: Examining Virginia's Position on Life Insurance in Divorce," Vol. 53, No. 7, 2005; Assessing "Manifest Injustice" in Spousal Support Cases: Playing the Blame Game, Vol.55, No. 7, 2007, Evaluative Mediation: Friend or Foe, Resolutions, Office of the Executive Secretary of the Virginia Supreme Court, Dept. of Judicial Services, Division of Dispute Resolution, Volume 25, Issue 5 (2016).

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