Kristin A. Zech

Attorney Profile

Top Rated General Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA

Berenzweig Leonard LLP
 | 8300 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1250
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-760-0402
Fax: 703-462-5459
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • General Litigation (40%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employer (20%),
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (20%),
  • Immigration: Consumer (10%),
  • Immigration: Business (10%)
Attorney Profile

Kristin Zech, a partner at Berenzweig Leonard, LLP, is an immigration, employment law, and litigation attorney, practicing in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.  She represents companies and individuals in a variety of matter, from landlord-tenant disputes to discrimination suits. Along with being a talented, experienced litigator, she also advises employees and employers on issues such as compliance with the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Title VII, personnel actions and employment eligibility standards.

She is admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, the District of Columbia. With over 15 years of experience, Ms. Zech is admitted to practice before the United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the United States District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of Virginia, the District of Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Western District of Pennsylvania, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Western District of Virginia.

In 2001, Ms. Zech graduated summa cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in history (high honors) from the College of William and Mary. She then attended the William and Mary Law School, where she earned her Juris Doctor in 2004. Currently, she is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Immigration Lawyers Association and the Fairfax Bar Association.

The Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center named her Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in 2016. Ms. Zech also works with community organizations such as Catholic Charities and the Fairfax Bar Association.

 
Practice Areas
  • 40%General Litigation
  • 20%Employment & Labor
  • 20%Employment & Labor
  • 10%Immigration
  • 10%Immigration

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top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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About Kristin Zech

Admitted: 2004, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.berenzweiglaw.com/attorney/zech-kristin/

Honors/Awards:

  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
  • William Hamilton Prize (Excellence in Legal History), 2004
  • William & Mary School of Law Moot Court Team
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star, 2013-14
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center – Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Virginia State Bar
  • American Immigration Lawyers Association
  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Maryland
  • Pennsylvania
  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Kristin regularly handles pro bono immigration matters from a number of community organizations. She has worked with Catholic Charities for over a decade, and has served as an immigration attorney for the Fairfax Bar Association's Southgate Clinic since 2014.

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • “Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Humanitarian Protection for Abused, Abandoned, and Neglected Immigrant Children,” Virginia Family Law Quarterly, Vol. 36, No. 1, Spring 2016
  • “Federal Protections for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace,” The Federal Lawyer, Vol. 60, Issue 8, September 2013

Educational Background:

  • College of William and Mary, B.A., 2001, History with High Honors
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Office Location for Kristin A. Zech

8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, VA 22102

Phone: 703-760-0402

Fax: 703-462-5459

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Last Updated: 2/24/2020

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