Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Top rated Family Law attorney in Vienna, Virginia

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

Practice Areas: Family Law, General Litigation

Licensed in Virginia since: 1999

Education: George Mason University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2011 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2008


8045 Leesburg Pike
5th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182 Phone: 703-790-1900 Email: Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Visit website


Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, is a principal at SmolenPlevy in Vienna, Virginia. She is a member of the Bar in Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and George Mason University School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of International Legal Studies.

Throughout her career, Ms. Dickerson has received numerous awards and was selected as a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly and SmartCEO Magazine’s Power Players Attorney of the Year for divorce, domestic relations, and child custody and adoptions in 2013. Northern Virginia Magazine has named her a Top Lawyer for family-focused law in 2013 and 2010.

Ms. Dickerson has been appointed a Conciliator for the 19th Judicial Circuit and is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, having served in various capacities including as President of its Young Lawyers Section (2003-2004) and as Co-Chair of the Revenue Development Committee (2004-2005). Ms. Dickerson has served as President of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association (2003-2007) and on its Board of Directors (2008- present). She has also served on the Board of Directors of the Northern Virginia Chapter (2003-2012) and served as its President (2010-2011). Ms. Dickerson also served as a member of the Virginia State Bar’s Special Committee on Lawyer Malpractice Insurance and as a faculty member of the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course (2010-2013). She is a member of the George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors and has served as its President (2011-2013).

Her practice areas include Civil Litigation; Domestic Relations; Child Custody; Adoptions and all aspects of divorce.


First Admitted: 1999, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

  • Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • UC Davis Journal of Juvenile Law & Policy. Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson, Esquire, a family law practitioner in the Washington, D.C. metro area with the law firm of SmolenPlevy, explores the emergence of online communities for youth and how courts are currently struggling with issues arising from same, including cyber bullying and presenting evidence in court from online accounts., The Increase in the Presence of Children in the Courtroom, 2011
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • President of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA), 2013

Office location for Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson

8045 Leesburg Pike
5th Floor
Vienna, VA 22182

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