James D. Livesay

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Arlington, VA

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
 | 4250 Fairfax Drive, Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-865-8242
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 1998
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

James Livesay is a founding partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He leads the firm’s team of family law attorneys across offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After earning a Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Mr. Livesay went on to receive a Juris Doctor in 1998 from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998 to 2001. He entered civilian practice as a family law attorney in 2001, and joined with partner Kevin Myers to found Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003.

Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, Mr. Livesay established the military divorce section of the firm in 2003 and has guided it since that time. His article, “Treatment of Disability Pay in Military Divorce,” has been published on a number of online divorce websites, including DivorceHQ and WomansDivorce.com. 

Mr. Livesay resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Focus Areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Same Sex Family Law, Father's Rights

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About James Livesay

Admitted: 1998, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.livesaymyers.com/attorneys/james-livesay/

Honors/Awards:

  • Award for Trial Advocacy, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, 1998
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), 2001
  • Washington D.C. Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Recipient, Virginia Tech Joseph Bernd Award, Best Paper in Political Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1995
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2017
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2000
  • Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2015
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, Super Lawyers, 2018

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, 2004 – Present
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
  • Military Officers Association of America, 2003 – Present
  • Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Law and Politics, Member, University of Virginia School of Law, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2003 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section), 1998 – Present
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2006

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • U.S. Navy JAG Corps, 1998 - 2001

Educational Background:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., Major: Political Science and Philosophy, 1995
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1998
Office Location for James D. Livesay

4250 Fairfax Drive
Suite 600
Arlington, VA 22203

Phone: 703-865-8242

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Last Updated: 1/30/2019

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