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Darlene S. Lesser

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Blankingship & Keith, PC
4020 University Drive, Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-688-9895
Fax: 703-691-3913
Selected to Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2002
Practice Areas: Family Law
Attorney Profile

Attorney Darlene S. Lesser is a principal at Blankingship & Keith, PC, in Fairfax, Virginia. Ms. Lesser focuses her practice on family law and divorce, representing clients throughout northern Virginia. She has over 20 years of experience and is a respected member of the family law community. 

Providing supportive and dedicated legal counsel, Ms. Lesser helps guide her clients through the complexities of the family law process. She understands that family law issues often involve stress and emotion and stays involved with her clients each step of the way. Although she is a tough negotiator, sometimes cases cannot be resolved out of court, so she believes in always being prepared to argue in court if that is in her clients’ best interests.

In addition to representing private clients, Ms. Lesser serves as a conciliator in the Fairfax Conciliation Program. She is trained in collaborative law and resolves many of her cases using mediation, achieving results in the best interests of her clients. Outside of her practice, she has spoken at continuing legal education seminars for different organizations.

Ms. Lesser is AV Preeminent pee-review rated,* the highest rating, through Martindale-Hubbell. In addition, Virginia Business magazine included her on its Legal Elite list multiple times, and she has also received recognition from Richmond and Northern Virginia magazines.

Ms. Lesser received a bachelor's degree from Auburn University at Montgomery and earned her law degree from St. Thomas University College of Law. She is licensed to practice law before the state courts of Virginia and Florida.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice Areas
  • 100%Family Law
Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property


2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2008 - 2009

About Darlene S. Lesser

First Admitted: 1999

Professional Webpage:

Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Understanding Marital Assets and your Rights to Them, The Women’s Center, Vienna Virginia.  Ongoing bi-monthly seminars.
  • Discovery in Family Law Cases, Virginia CLE, 2010
  • The Smart Split, The Women’s Center, Vienna Virginia.  Ongoing quarterly presentations.

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Virginia (2002); Florida (1999)

Educational Background

  • Auburn University at Montgomery, 1996

Industry Groups

  • Helping Families through the most difficult time in their lives with compassion and tenacity.
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Office Location for Darlene S. Lesser

4020 University Drive
Suite 300
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-688-9895

Fax: 703-691-3913

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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