Matthew J. Yao

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Estate Planning & Probate Attorney in Fairfax, VA

Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao, PLLC
 | 10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102, Fairfax, VA 22030
Phone: 703-831-6086
Fax: 888-618-8954
Selected to Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2010
Practice Areas:
  • Estate Planning & Probate (40%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (20%),
  • Family Law (20%),
  • Elder Law (20%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Chinese-Mandarin
Attorney Profile

Attorney Matthew J. Yao is an owner of the Woehrle Dahlberg Jones Yao PLLC law firm, which has numerous locations throughout Virginia as well as one in Washington, D.C. Serving the needs and interests of a diverse range of clients across the region, Mr. Yao provides exceptional representation and support to those who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·        Juvenile and family law

·        Immigration

·        Estate planning and elder law

Throughout the course of his career spanning more than eight years, Mr. Yao has achieved notable success advocating on behalf of immigrants as well as families dealing with complex legal challenges regarding criminal charges brought against their children along with those going through the emotional and difficult divorce process. Through his estate planning practice, he has assisted numerous clients with protecting themselves and their assets for the future while helping them to create a lasting legacy for their loved ones.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and service, Mr. Yao has received numerous awards and honors, including a designation from the American Academy of Trial Attorneys as one of the nation's Premier 100 Civil Attorneys. He also received the Top 40 Under 40 in Virginia award from both the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys and the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, and the American Society of Legal Advocates voted him among the Top 40 Under 40 in the country.

A 2007 graduate of the University of Virginia McIntire School of Commerce, Mr. Yao returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law in 2010. The Virginia State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

Fully committed to his practice, Mr. Yao is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, where he sits on the juvenile and domestic relations district court committee, and the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia, where he is a member of the judicial screening committee. He is also an active member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Virginia State Bar. He is fluent in Spanish and Mandarin Chinese.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Estate Planning & Probate (40%): Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills

Immigration (20%): Naturalization & Citizenship

Family Law (20%): Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

Elder Law (20%)

Focus Areas

Estate Planning, Guardianships & Conservatorships, Living Wills, Power of Attorney, Probate & Estate Administration, Trusts, Wills, Naturalization & Citizenship, Adoption, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Juvenile Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Matthew Yao

Admitted: 2010, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.lawfirmvirginia.com/matthew-j-yao

Honors/Awards:

  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40, 2015
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40 in Virginia, 2017
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Civil Attorney in Virginia, 2016
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Virginia, 2016
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Washington DC, 2015
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Virginia, 2014.
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Washington DC, 2018
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, Family Law, 2015
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40 in Virginia, Matrimonial and Family Law, 2015
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2017
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2016
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firms, 2016
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2016
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Virginia, 2018
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40 in Virginia, 2016
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40 in Virginia, 2018
  • National Academy of Jurisprudence, Premier 100 Civil Attorney in Virginia, 2017
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Virginia, 2017
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Washington DC, 2016
  • Avvo Clients' Choice Award, 2013.
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Family Law Attorney Under 40 in Virginia, 2015.
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2015
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2014
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2017
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firms, 2017
  • American Society of Legal Advocates, Top 40 Lawyers Under 40, 2017
  • Best Attorneys of America, Best Attorney, Lifetime Charter Member, 2018
  • National Academy of Family Law Attorneys, Top 10 Under 40 in Virginia, 2016
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Premier 100 Civil Attorney in Virginia, 2015
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Virginia, 2015
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Virginia, 2018
  • SuperLawyers, Rising Stars, Washington DC, 2017
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2014
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys, Premier 100 Civil Attorney in Virginia, 2015
  • The National Advocates, Top 40 Under 40, 2016
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2015
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Under 40 in Virginia, 2018
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys, 10 Best Law Firms, 2018
  • Attorney and Practice Magazine, Top 10 Family Law Attorney, Virginia, 2017

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • Virginia
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Virginia Supreme Court, Court Improvement Program, Workgroup on Guardian ad litem Practice, Member
  • Virginia Supreme Court, Court Improvement Program, Special Advisors Committee, Member
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia.
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Committee
  • Culpeper Best Practice Courts Team
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Educational Background:

  • University of Virginia, McIntire School of Commerce, B.S., 2007

Industry Groups

  • Child Abuse Or Neglect
  • Child Dependency
  • Guardianship/Conservatorship
  • Special Immigrant Juvenile Status
  • Substitute Fiduciary
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Office Location for Matthew J. Yao

10615 Judicial Drive, Suite 102
Fairfax, VA 22030

Phone: 703-831-6086

Fax: 888-618-8954

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Last Updated: 2/5/2019

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