James D. Livesay

James D. Livesay: Attorney with Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. (18 Attorneys)
  • 303 Charlotte Street, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5925
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  • Partner James Livesay heads the family law practice at Livesay & Myers, P.C. After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, he served as a Navy JAG officer for three years before entering private practice as a family law attorney in 2001. Today he advises the divorce lawyers in each of the firm’s offices.
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Biography

James Livesay is a founding partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He leads the firm’s team of family law attorneys across offices in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998 to 2001. He entered civilian practice as a family law attorney in 2001, and joined with partner Kevin Myers to found Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003.

Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, Mr. Livesay established the military divorce section of the firm in 2003 and has guided it since that time. His article, “Treatment of Disability Pay in Military Divorce,” has been published on a number of online divorce websites, including Divorce Headquarters and WomansDivorce.com.

Mr. Livesay resides in Northern Virginia with his wife and three children.

Areas of Practice (17)

  • Family Law
  • Domestic Violence
  • Visitation Rights
  • Divorce
  • Alimony
  • Domestic Relations
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Marital Agreements
  • Marital Property Distribution
  • Marital Property Law
  • Marital Property Settlements
  • Name Changes
  • Paternity
  • Premarital Agreements
  • Separation Agreements
  • Spousal Support
  • Military Divorce

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
540-322-2953  Phone
540-370-4140  Phone
540-370-0953  Fax
www.livesaymyers.com/fredericksburg
University Attended:
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., Political Science, 1995
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1998
Year of First Admission:
1998
Admission:
2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 2002, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia; 1998, Virginia
Memberships:
Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section); Loudoun County Bar Association; Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Committee); Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Creighton University Alumni Advisory Board, D.C. Chapter (President, 2012–2014);
Military:
Lieutenant, U.S. Navy, 1998 - 2001
Birth Information:
Oak Ridge, Tennessee, 1973
ISLN:
916830975
Hobbies & interests:
Basketball, running.
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa and MasterCard

Peer Reviews

  • 4.4/5.0
  • A Martindale-Hubbell Peer Rating reflects a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating.

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Client Reviews

  • 5.0/5.0 (7 reviews)
  • 100% (7 recommendations)
  • Gold Client Champion
  • Communication

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  • Quality of Service

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  • Value for Money

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/29/11 in Family Law.

    Jim Livesay is the BEST military divorce attorney in the area. His knowledge and expertise on crucial issues in a military divorce surpasses all others. His foresight in preparing my divorce documents protected my portion of retired pay from being re... Read more

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    Jim Livesay is the BEST military divorce attorney in the area. His knowledge and expertise on crucial issues in a military divorce surpasses all others. His foresight in preparing my divorce documents protected my portion of retired pay from being reduced or lost in military laws regarding retired pay. Without his expertise, the outcome of my divorce settlement would have been disastrous. Whether you are the former spouse or military member, you want Jim Livesay on your side! He knows the law! Read less

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  • Recommended 5.0/5.0 Rated on 03/01/11 in Family Law.

    While living in Virginia, I required the legal counsel of Mr. Livesay, J.D. At a critical point in my life, when all the chips were down--- Mr. Livesay led me through an absolute minefield! I don't like to give up control when it comes to business... Read more

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    While living in Virginia, I required the legal counsel of Mr. Livesay, J.D. At a critical point in my life, when all the chips were down--- Mr. Livesay led me through an absolute minefield! I don't like to give up control when it comes to business decisions; however, I'm VERY satisfied that I handed over an assortment of legal woes to the counsel of Mr. Livesay. Thank you! Read less

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