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Aaron J. Christoff

Experience

Aaron has practiced family law since 2006 with a focus on complex divorce litigation primarily involving highly contested matters. His advocacy experience includes personally handling all aspects of divorce litigation at every applicable level of the Virginia Court system, including: custody, support, and protective order matters in Virginia’s Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Courts; custody, support, divorce grounds, and equitable distribution matters at the Circuit Court level; and briefs filed with the Virginia Court of Appeals for both appellants and appellees. Aaron’s court appearances include cases presented in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun County, Prince William County, Stafford County, Richmond, Norfolk, and the D.C. Superior Court. Aaron has litigated cases involving custody evaluators, protective orders, Guardians Ad Litem, business valuation experts, psychiatrists, vocational experts, accountants, and private investigators, among others.

While no stranger to the courtroom, Aaron is equally versed in resolving cases through settlement, having personally negotiated and drafted settlement agreements for matters with marital estates ranging from nothing but significant debt to those with values in the tens of millions of dollars. He has pursued and obtained settlement through mediation as well as independent negotiations for custody matters involving modifications based on relocation, special needs children, parent coordinators, international visitation arrangements, and numerous other scenarios.

Aaron is committed to counseling clients on the practical considerations encountered and often overlooked in the course of domestic litigation and settlement negotiations, as well as the long-term ramifications that result from contested divorce, custody, and support matters.



Education

Aaron received his undergraduate degree in Communications with a focus on public relations from Loyola University of New Orleans in 2003. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law in 2006. Aaron is licensed to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Professional & Community Involvement

Aaron is an active member of the Fairfax Bar Association. He currently serves on the Fairfax Bar Association Board of Directors. He is a current member and former Chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Legislative Committee, a current member and former Chair of the Circuit Court Domestic Relations Subcommittee, and is the Vice-Chair of the FBA Judicial Funding Task Force.

Recognitions

Aaron received a Martindale-Hubbell AV Peer Review Rating, the highest available in recognition of an attorney’s ethical standards and legal ability. He was a recipient of the FBA President’s Award in 2012-2013 for his service to the Bar. Aaron has been named DC Area Rising Star in Family Law since 2013 by SuperLawyers.

 

Emily Sripinyo

Experience

Emily has a wide range of legal experience. While attending law school in California, she worked for the Honorable John A. Houston when he was a Magistrate Judge in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, and was an intern for the United States Attorney’s Office Civil Division there as well. After she received her license to practice law in California, Emily worked at the law office of Kissane and Cook doing retirement pension and health care law (ERISA law).

In 2015, Emily and her family returned to Northern Virginia after her husband retired from the military. She began working for Aaron as his legal administrator while she studied to take the Virginia Bar examination. Upon receiving her license to practice law in Virginia, Emily became an Associate Attorney at the firm. Emily is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the State Bar of California, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.

Education

Emily received her Juris Doctor from the University of San Diego School of Law in 2002. While there, she served as Lead Articles Editor of the San Diego Law Review and spent a summer studying International Business Law at King’s College in London, England. In addition to her law degree, Emily holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan College of Engineering.

Background

Emily was born in Michigan, but like most military spouses, she has called many places home. She now resides in Northern Virginia with her husband, their two children, and their dog. In her free time, she enjoys reading, baking, and riding horses.

Law office of Aaron Christoff, PLLC 526 King St, Suite 506, Alexandria, VA 22314
Tel: (703) 872 7287• Fax: (703) 872 7291  • Email: info@christofflawfirm.com

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