Learn from the past, set vivid, detailed goals for the future, and live in the only moment of time over which you have any control: now.

– Denis Waitley

Divorce • Family law • estate planning
Experienced family law and estate planning representation:




Firm Overview

Firm Profile: Serving Clients Throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and Maryland

I founded my firm in 2000 to make a difference for clients dealing with difficult legal issues — particularly in the way clients are treated and how their interests are represented. Since then, I have dedicated my career to helping individuals and families find individualized solutions to their legal problems. I focus on people, not profits, and I provide compassionate, skillful representation.

Dedicated to Serving Families Through the Emotional Process of Divorce

I devote my practice to serving the needs of individuals and families. Whether assisting with a contested or uncontested divorce, I can help you protect your interests and your future. It may not surprise you that the emotions fog your judgment while going through a divorce, whether contested or uncontested. You need an advocate to provide insight into the long-term consequences of the decisions you make.

Experienced Estate Planning Services

As a skilled wills and trusts lawyer, I take a creative approach to resolving your problems, whether I am helping you draft a simple will or assisting you with creating a comprehensive trust and estate plan.

‘A True Professional With A Heart’

Here are some of the reviews of Estate Planning clients on various websites:

“I consider myself to be very financially successful and savvy, yet when it came to protecting my assets from the federal estate tax I was mystified. A friend referred me to Ms. McDevitt. She explained all the available trust options to me. At the end of the day I created 3 trusts and I now, not only know that my adult children and grandchildren are protected, I myself understand the whole complicated area of estate planning because Ms. McDevitt has explained it to me in detail. I’d recommend her.”

– Jason, Alexandria, Virginia

“We were so concerned about going through this preparation for our deaths that we procrastinated for forever. Then a friend died and we knew we had to take action. I cannot imagine that all attorneys are like Lisa. She was so diligent and detailed. She was almost like a college professor teaching you the ins-and-outs. She will always be our attorney.”

– Copes, Manassas, VA

Read more reviews here.

High Service, Low Cost

I offer flat fees as well as hourly fees depending on the complexity of your case. I keep my fees low so you have more money to spend on your children, your retirement and your personal growth. To provide the best value, I will provide personal attention and serve as a resource and a guide throughout the legal process.

I will keep you updated on the status of your case through regular communication. I am very responsive when you have questions, and I return phone calls within 24 hours.

Contact me today for a free initial consultation. I am licensed to represent clients in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. My Fairfax County office is conveniently located in Vienna, Virginia, near the Beltway (I-495) and Interstate 66. Office hours are 9 to 5 Monday through Friday. MasterCard and Visa are accepted.

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