Kristin A. Zech

Top rated general litigation attorney in McLean, Virginia

Berenzweig Leonard LLP
Kristin A. Zech
Berenzweig Leonard LLP

Practice Areas: General litigation, Employment & labor; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 2004

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

Berenzweig Leonard LLP

8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, VA 22102 Visit website

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Kristin Zech represents companies and individuals in all aspects of litigation before federal and state courts and administrative agencies throughout the Mid-Atlantic. From contract actions and landlord-tenant disputes, to civil rights claims and discrimination suits, she offers a broad array of experience at both the trial and appellate levels.

In addition to litigation, Kristin enjoys a vibrant employment law practice, advising employers and employees on a variety of issues, including personnel actions, compliance with employment eligibility standards, Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act compliance. She has extensive experience preparing and reviewing employment and separation agreements, including non-disclosure, non-competition, and non-solicitation provisions.

Kristin has also practiced immigration law for over a decade. She regularly helps business and family clients with a variety of immigrant and non-immigrant needs, including H-1B visas, marriage and other family-based benefits, K-1 visas, and U visas, and advises employers on employment eligibility.

Prior to joining the firm in 2018, Kristin worked at law firms in Tysons Corner and Harrisonburg.

Practice areas

General litigation, Employment & labor: employee, Employment & labor: employer, Immigration: business, Immigration: consumer

Focus areas

Litigation, Employment law - employee, Labor law, Naturalization & citizenship

  • 40% General litigation
  • 20% Employment & labor: employee
  • 20% Employment & labor: employer
  • 10% Immigration: business
  • 10% Immigration: consumer

First Admitted: 2004, Virginia

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

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.
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
Educational Background:
  • College of William and Mary, B.A, summa cum laude., History with High Honors, 2001
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Vol. 36, No. 1, Author, Special Immigrant Juvenile Status: Humanitarian Protection for Abused, Abandoned, and Neglected Immigrant Children, Virginia Family Law Quarterly, 2016
  • Vol. 60, Issue 8, Author, Federal Protections for Breastfeeding Mothers in the Workplace, The Federal Lawyer, 2013
Honors/Awards:
  • Labor/Employment Law, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2022
  • Immigration, Top Attorney, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2022
  • Labor/Employment Law, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2021
  • Civil Litigation, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2020
  • Immigration, Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine, 2019
  • Top Attorney, Arlington Magazine, 2019
  • Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, 2016
  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Rising Star, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Excellence in Legal History, William Hamilton Prize, 2004
  • William & Mary School of Law Moot Court Team
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 2000
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Office location for Kristin A. Zech

8300 Greensboro Drive
Suite 1250
McLean, VA 22102

Phone: 703-760-0402

Selections

2 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2014

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