J. Patrick McConnell

Professional Biography

With more than 30 years of experience in Family & Domestic Relations law, Patrick McConnell represents clients who have particularly complicated matters that cross state or international boundaries, or that involve complex financial issues. His background in finance and knowledge of tax law provide insight that can lead to innovative solutions. When necessary, Patrick teams with an attorney from the firm’s Estate Planning or Corporate practice areas to assist with the preservation of wealth for his clients' children or their future generations.

Patrick is chair of the Family & Domestic Relations Law practice group and has both trial and appellate experience. He is a frequent speaker throughout Virginia on various family law and ethics issues for the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, and the Virginia State Bar. He is also a contributing author to the Virginia Divorce and Custody Law blog.

Patrick received an AV Rating, the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ for his legal ability and general ethical standards. He has been listed among Virginia Business magazine's “Legal Elite” for Family Law, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® listing every year since 2006. Pat was selected for inclusion in the Virginia Super Lawyer listing since 2006, and in the Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer listing since 2007. He has also been consistently recognized as one of the area's top divorce lawyers by Washingtonian magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine since 2009.

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