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Shirin Afsous

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Civil Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA

Greenberg Traurig, LLP
1750 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 1000
McLean, VA 22102
Phone: 703-239-4862
Fax: 703-749-1301
Selected to Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022
Licensed in Virginia Since: 2016
Practice Areas: Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Litigation: Defense
Languages Spoken: English, Persian (Farsi)
Attorney Profile

Shirin Afsous is a litigation associate in the Northern Virginia office of Greenberg Traurig.

Ms. Afsous is known for her commitment to her clients, and is an aggressive and zealous advocate for their interests both inside and outside the courtroom. Her satisfied clients have written some truly exceptional and heartfelt reviews expressing their thanks for her work.

Ms. Afsous was included in the 2021 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in Family Law. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019–2020. Ms. Afsous currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 50%Civil Litigation: Defense


4 Years Rising Stars
  • Rising Stars: 2019 - 2022

About Shirin Afsous

First Admitted: 2016, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • University of Mary Washington, B.A., cum laude

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

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


  • 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
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Office Location for Shirin Afsous

1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1000
McLean, VA 22102

Phone: 703-239-4862

Fax: 703-749-1301

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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