Marina S. Barannik

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP
 | 1129 20th Street, NW, 4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-466-8960
Fax: 202-293-8103
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019
Selected to Rising Stars: 2013
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

Marina S. Barannik is a partner at Feldesman Tucker Leifer Fidell LLP and serves clients throughout Washington, D.C., and Maryland in divorce and family law matters.

Ms. Barannik focuses her practice on international complex divorce cases, particularly cases involving cross-cultural and cross-jurisdictional family law matters. Her educational background and international experience combine to form a unique background that allows her to understand the role cultural backgrounds play in complex family law cases, an understanding possessed by very few attorneys.

A Russian native and daughter of a diplomat, Ms. Barannik speaks English, French and Russian, allowing her to serve a diverse client base. She holds a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in international relations from Moscow State Institute of International Relations and a Ph.D. from the Institute for the U.S. & Canadian Studies. She earned her law degree from the George Washington University Law School.

Ms. Barannik has been admitted to practice law since 2004 and is licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland. Recognized for her legal accomplishments, she was named as a “top lawyer” by Washingtonian Magazine in 2015 and 2017. Ms. Barannik is a Fellow of the Amercian Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML).

Active in the legal community, Ms. Barannik currently chairs the Rules of Professional Conduct Review Committee of the D.C. Bar and volunteers for the D.C. Courts Family Court Self-Help Center and the D.C. Bar Pro Bono Center Advocacy & Justice Clinic.  Ms. Barannik also belongs to the Bar Association of Montgomery County Maryland, the Montgomery County Chapter of the Women’s Bar Association of Maryland, and International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. 

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 1 years

Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2019 Rising Stars: 2013

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About Marina Barannik

Admitted: 2004, Washington D.C.

Professional Webpage: https://www.feldesmantucker.com/attorneys/marina-s-barannik/

Honors/Awards:

  • Top Divorce Lawyer Bethesda Magazine 2017
  • Super Lawyer 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • Top Lawyer Washingtonian, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • District of Columbia
  • American Bar Association, Family Law Section, Member
  • Maryland  
  • American Bar Association, International Law Section, Member
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland, Member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
  • Montgomery County Women’s Bar Association, Member

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • D.C. Bar Family Court Self-Help Center
  • D.C. Bar Pro Bono Advocacy and Justice Clinic, Mentor
  • D.C. Bar Attorney Negotiator Project

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

Videos:

  • How Do Cultural Differences Impact Pre-Nuptial Agreements?Marina Barannik -Partner Family Law Washington, DC Divorce Lawyer, Marina Barannik discusses the special challenges, including cultural differences, in representing clients with prenuptial agreements. A pre-nuptial agreement is a private contract between future spouses who want to create their own set of laws for their future marriage. There are many additional challenges in representing a foreign national that is presented with a pre-nuptial agreement. Other cultures are not as familiar with pre-nuptial agreements or the concepts of pre-nuptial agreements. I have expertise in working with international clients and try to explain as much as possible how the concept of marital property works in the jurisdictions where I practice. My goal in working with international clients who are entering into pre-nuptial agreements is to make sure they understand what rights they are waving by signing this contract. I want to make sure my clients are protected and feel secure in their position as a future spouse of a foreign national., How Do Cultural Differences Impact Pre-Nuptial Agreements?, 2019

Educational Background:

  • Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russia, B.A., Major:  International Relations, 1979
  • Moscow State University of International Relations (MGIMO), Moscow, Russia, M.A., Major:  International Relations, 1981
  • Institute of U.S. & Canadian Studies, Moscow, Russia, Ph.D., 1989
Office Location for Marina S. Barannik

1129 20th Street, NW
4th Floor
Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-466-8960

Fax: 202-293-8103

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Last Updated: 11/14/2018

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