Richard J. Colten



Recognized: Best Lawyers in America, 1989—; Washingtonian Magazines' Top Divorce Lawyers; Virginia and Washington, DC Super Lawyers Magazine. Member, Board of Directors: Fairfax County Legal Aid Society, 1976-1979; Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc., 1996—. Member, Virginia Bar Council, 1989-1995, 2003—. Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline, 1995-1997. Virginia State Disciplinary Board, 1997-2003; Substitute Judge, Fairfax County General District Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 1976-1988. Commissioner in Chancery, 1972—. Member, 10th District Grievance Committee, 1985-1988. 19th Judicial Circuit Neutral Case Evaluator, 1995—, Conciliator, 1995—.

Areas of Practice (2)

  • Family Law
  • General Litigation

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
703-691-1235  Phone
703-691-3913  Fax
University Attended:
American University, B.S., Sociology, 1965
Law School Attended:
George Washington University, J.D., with honors, 1972
Year of First admission:
1976, U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1972, Virginia
Fairfax (Chairman: Grievance Committee, 1978-1980; Member: Grievance Committee, 1980-1981; Judicial Nominations Committee, 1996-1999; Domestic Relations Committee, 1980—; Board of Directors, 1981-1994; General District Courts Committee, 1981-1987; Secretary, 1983-1987); and American (Member, Sections on: Family Law; Economics) Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar (Member, Sections on: Economics; Family Law); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.
Birth Information:
New York, N.Y.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts American Express and Discover
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
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