Courtney McCarthy, a native of Northern Virginia, practices law in the areas of Domestic Relations (divorce, custody, support, premarital agreements, separation agreements and enforcement actions), Wills, Estates and Trusts (planning, administration and litigation) and Elder Law (Guardianships and Conservatorships for incapacitated adults). She has been serving as a certified Guardian ad litem for Children since 1996 and as a Certified Guardian ad litem for Incapacitated Adults since 1999. In addition, she has been trained in Collaborative Divorce and Mediation.
Ms. McCarthy received her B.A. degree in Political Science from James Madison University in 1992 and her Juris Doctorate degree from Syracuse University College of Law where she graduated cum laude in 1995. After law school, she returned to the Northern Virginia area and was admitted to practice by the Supreme Court of Virginia in 1995.
Her professional memberships include the Arlington County Bar Association (member since 1995, Judicial Selection Committee 2011-2012, and Board of Directors 2013-2015); Fairfax County Bar Association (member since 2015, Trusts & Estate Section 2015-present, Family Law Section 2015- present); Friends of Argus and Aurora House (member 1996- present; Treasurer 1996-present); National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2006-present); Virginia Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (2006- present; Board of Directors 2011-2012); Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (2020- present); and Virginia Collaborative Professionals (2020-present).
Ms. McCarthy has been recognized by Best Lawyers in America TM (2019, 2020) and by Arlington Magazine as a Top Attorney in 2019.
Courtney McCarthy provides individual attention to clients and works with them to identify relevant issues and educate them on the impact of each course of action. Her vast legal knowledge and expertise allows her to provide her clients with expert advice tailored to their individual needs. When clients come to an attorney, they are often experiencing extreme stress due to their current circumstances. Whether it be through settlement, mediation or litigation, Courtney McCarthy helps her clients to focus on both their short term and long term goals and to understand the consequences of each course of action so that her clients can better determine what approach is in their best interest.
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