Gretchyn G. Meinken

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Alexandria, VA

Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC
 | 616 N Washington Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-836-9030
Fax: 703-683-1543
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2007
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (80%),
  • Business/Corporate (20%)
Attorney Profile

Gretchyn G. Meinken is a partner at Wade, Grimes, Friedman, Meinken & Leischner, PLLC. Since joining the firm in 2015, she has focused her practice on assisting individuals and businesses throughout northern Virginia with a variety of legal matters, including:

• Estate Planning & Administration
• Trust Administration
• Guardianship/Conservatorship
• Business Law

Ms. Meinken earned a Bachelor of Science in business administration from The University of Alabama in 2000. After spending four years as a financial analyst, she chose to further her education by attending law school in Virginia. She earned her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 2007, and the Virginia State Bar granted her admission later that year.

Ms. Meinken grew up as the child of a soldier, moving constantly. After law school, she decided to make Virginia her home. As a result, she pursued bar admissions in the jurisdictions near northern Virginia. The state of Maryland approved her to practice in its courtrooms in 2009, as did the U.S. Tax Court. Additionally, The District of Columbia Bar granted her admission in 2014.

Since beginning her career, Ms. Meinken has earned a reputation as a dedicated and knowledgeable legal professional. As a result of her excellent reputation, she has also earned a number of honors and awards. She has a "Superb" rating from Avvo, and Northern Virginia Magazine listed her among the region's top attorneys. In addition, Virginia Business magazine included her on its list of the state's Legal Elite.

Practice Areas
  • 80%Estate Planning & Probate
  • 20%Business/Corporate
Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Business Formation and Planning, Limited Liability Companies, Business Organizations


Selected to Super Lawyers for 2 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 3 years

Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2020 Rising Stars: 2015 - 2017

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About Gretchyn Meinken

Admitted: 2007, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • 2015-2017 Rising Star (DC & VA Super Lawyers)
  • Super Lawyer in Northern Virginia and Washington D.C., Super Lawyer, 2019
  • 2011 and 2018 Top Lawyer, Wills & Probate (Northern Virginia Magazine)
  • 2014, 2017, 2018 Legal Elite (Virginia Business Magazine)

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia, 2007
  • Alexandria Bar Association, Senior Law Day Committee
  • District of Columbia, 2014
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Treasurer, 2012 - 2014
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Wills, Trusts & Estates Section Member
  • U.S. Tax Court, 2009
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, President, 2014 - 2015
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Past President, 2015 - 2016
  • Maryland, 2009
  • District of Columbia Bar Association, Trusts & Probate Section Member
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Northern Virginia Chapter, Board Member, 2008 - 2018

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • The Campagna Center Junior Friends Member, 2015-Present 
  • The Campagna Center Junior Friends Board Member, 2017-Present  

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Journal of Law, Economics & Policy, George Mason University School of Law

Educational Background:

  • University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, B.S. Business Administration, cum laude, Major: International Finance & German, Minor: Economics, 2000
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Office Location for Gretchyn G. Meinken

616 N Washington Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

Phone: 703-836-9030

Fax: 703-683-1543

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Last Updated: 11/21/2019

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