Theresa M. Mihalik

Theresa M. Mihalik

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Washington, DC

Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik PC
 | 1350 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-331-7522
Fax: 202-331-0388
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2009 - 2020
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

Having been selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington D.C. area’s top family law practitioners, Theresa Mihalik has been called the “Princess of Pre-Nups” for her extensive experience in crafting pre-marital agreements.  Practicing before the courts of the District of Columbia and Virginia, Ms. Mihalik has been selected for inclusion in the 2010 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

In addition to drafting and negotiating prenuptial and cohabitation agreements for clients seeking to promote or preserve their domestic relationships, Ms. Mihalik is a trained mediator seeking to ensure that clients have options for resolving their conflicts.  Ms. Mihalik is trained in the Collaborative Practice and has represented many clients who wished to proceed collaboratively. Ms. Mihalik served as a Founding Board Member for the District of Columbia Association of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and has lectured on “The Basics of Divorce Law for Non-Lawyers” for the Collaborative professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV).

Ms. Mihalik taught family law as an adjunct faculty member at the Catholic University of America’s Columbia School of Law, and served on multiple family law committees.  In 1995, she was elected to the D.C. Bar Association’s Family Law Steering Committee, and served in the capacity of Committee at-large. During her tenure as Co-Chair, the D.C. Bar Family Law Section was awarded the Frederick B. Abramson Award for its partnership in the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic, which provides pro bono services to clients who are unable to afford legal representation.

She has served as a faculty member for the D.C. Bar’s Uncontested Divorce Pro Se Clinic and currently serves as a mentor for the Advice and Referral Clinic. In addition to her community service work in the legal community, Ms. Mihalik is a volunteer in the Georgetown University Hospital Breast Cancer Mentor Program.  Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Mihalik served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rufus G. King, III, of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.

Admitted to Practice

  • Virginia, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1988
  • Pennsylvania, 1987

Education

  • Georgetown University Law Center, Certificate, Employee Benefits Laws, 2006
  • Catholic University of America, J.D., 1987
  • University of Scranton, B.A., magnum cum laude, 1984

Judicial Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to the Honorable Rufus G. King, III, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1987-1989

Professional Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar, member
    • Family Law Section Program Chair and Treasurer, former Steering Committee at-large Co-Chair, 1996-1998
  • Virginia State Bar, member
    • Family Law Section
  • American Bar Association, member
    • Section of Family Law
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP)
  • D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP)
  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV)
  • Thurgood Marhsall American Inn of Court, 1989-1993

Awards

  • Selected by Washingtonian Magazine as one of the Washington, D.C. area’s top lawyers
  • Selected as one of the Washington D.C. area’s  Super Lawyers
  • Named as one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys, 2010
  • Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, 2010
  • Frederick B. Abramson Award to D.C. Bar Family Law Section for its partnership in the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic tenure as Co-Chair

Community Activities

  • D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic, mentor
  • Georgetown University Hospital Breast Cancer Mentor Program
Office Location for Theresa M. Mihalik

1350 Connecticut Avenue NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20036

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Last Updated: 6/15/2016

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