Shirin Afsous

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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Arlington, VA

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
 | 4250 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22203
Phone: 703-239-4862
Fax: 703-865-8304
Selected To Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2016
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
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    A zealous advocate for families and individuals, Shirin Afsous is an associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C. She guides clients in Washington, D.C., and Virginia through family law cases that include matters such as custody, support, divorce and separation.

    In 2012, Ms. Afsous received a Bachelor of Arts and graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington. She then graduated cum laude with a Juris Doctor from Suffolk University Boston Law School in 2015.

    Clients of Ms. Afsous note her ability to bring these matters to a close efficiently. Though trial is always a possibility — and something Ms. Afsous prepares for — it is often best for the people involved in the case to determine the outcome, as opposed to putting the matter into the hands of a judge. With years of experience, Ms. Afsous advises clients on how to effectively construct a settlement agreement that preserves their rights and best interests. She is available to respond to clients’ concerns promptly.

    Her personal attention in every case is the reason Ms. Afsous has earned an Avvo “Superb” rating, and the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys named her to its Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia list.

    Because family law is her sole focus, Ms. Afsous is able to devote all her energy into this one practice area. She is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Arlington County Bar Association and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. She is also a board member for the Iranian American Bar Association, DC Chapter.

    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce


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    Rising Stars: 2019 - 2020

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    About Shirin Afsous

    Admitted: 2016, Virginia

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    • Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2018
    • 10.0 rating from Justia
    • Second Year Trial Competition Semi-Finalist, Suffolk University Law School
    • Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia, National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, 2018
    • Second Year Appellate Competition Quarter Finalist, Suffolk University Law School
    • Third Year Trial Competition Finalist, Suffolk University Law School
    • Third Year Appellate Advocacy Competition Quarter Finalist, Suffolk University Law School
    • Pro Bono Honors Award, Suffolk University Law School
    • Moot Court Honor Board, Suffolk University Law School
    • Dean’s List, Suffolk University Law School
    • Dean’s Public Citizenship Award, Suffolk University Law School

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2017
    • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2018
    • Events Editor, Docket Call, Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
    • District of Columbia Bar, 2017
    • Virginia, 2016
    • Membership Chair, University of Mary Washington Legal Affinity Group
    • Arlington County Bar Association
    • Board Member, Iranian-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter
    • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
    • Fairfax Bar Association
    • Virginia State Bar

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Suffolk University Law School, Comment Editor
    • Convicted as a Kid, Deported as an Adult: Conviction Under State Youth Offender Act Predicates Aspiring American’s Deportation, 19 Suffolk J. Trial & App. ADV. 467, 2014
    • Proving Hate: The Difficulties of Successfully Prosecuting Bias-Motivated Crimes, 22 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV 273, 2017
    • Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Courts
    • Passports for Minor Children Where Parents Share Joint Custody
    • Professor Sarah Boonin on issue of Social Security survivor benefits and the ten-year marriage duration rule (Ten Years Too Long—Reforming Social Security’s Marriage Duration Requirement in Cases of Domestic Violence, 39 Harv. J.L. & Gender 369), Research Assistant

    Educational Background:

    • University of Mary Washington, B.A., cum laude
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    Office Location for Shirin Afsous

    4250 Fairfax Drive
    Arlington, VA 22203

    Phone: 703-239-4862

    Fax: 703-865-8304

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    Last Updated: 11/21/2019

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