Shirin Afsous

Shirin Afsous

Livesay & Myers, P.C.
  • Family Law
  • District of Columbia, Virginia
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Matthew Smith
Reviewed by Matthew Smith April 24, 2018
Rating: 10 Justia Lawyer Rating - 10 out of 10
Shirin is an excellent attorney, and has limitless potential if she continues along her current path of lifelong learning and gaining experience.
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Summary

Shirin Afsous is a senior associate attorney at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. She is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Ms. Afsous works in the firm’s offices in Fairfax and Arlington, and represents clients in Fairfax, Arlington, Alexandria and all across Northern Virginia.

Originally from Fairfax, Ms. Afsous earned her law degree from Suffolk University Law School in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated cum laude with a Trial and Appellate Concentration, with distinction. Before law school, Ms. Afsous graduated cum laude from the University of Mary Washington.

Ms. Afsous is known for her commitment to her clients, and is an aggressive and zealous advocate for their interests both inside and outside the courtroom. She was named a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2019 and 2020. Ms. Afsous currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Shirin Afsous resides with her husband in Northern Virginia.

Practice Area
  • Family Law
Video Chat and Conferencing
  • Google Hangouts
  • Skype
  • Zoom
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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Virginia
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4th Circuit
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U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
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Professional Experience
Senior Associate
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
- Current
Associate
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
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Judicial Law Clerk
Honorable José M. López, Superior Court of District of Columbia, Washington D.C.
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Education
Suffolk University Law School
J.D. (2016) | Law
Honors: Graduated Cum Laude, Trial and Appellate Concentration, With Distinction; Dean’s List; Dean’s Public Citizenship Award; Pro Bono Honors Award.
Activities: Moot Court Honor Board; Suffolk Journal of Trial and Appellate Advocacy, Comment Editor; Third Year Trial Competition Finalist; Third Year Appellate Advocacy Competition Quarter Finalist; Second Year Trial Competition Semi-Finalist; Second Year Appellate Competition Quarter Finalist; Research Assistant to Professor Sarah Boonin on issue of Social Security survivor benefits and the ten-year marriage duration rule (Ten Years Too Long—Reforming Social Security’s Marriage Duration Requirement in Cases of Domestic Violence, 39 Harv. J.L. & Gender 369)
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University of Mary Washington
B.A. (2012) | Philosophy and English Double Major.
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Awards
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in Virginia
National Academy of Family Law Attorneys
2018 Top Contributor Award
Avvo
Graduated Cum Laude
Suffolk University Law School
Graduated Cum Laude
University of Mary Washington
Professional Associations
Arlington County Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Virginia Women Attorneys Association
Member
- Current
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University of Mary Washington Legal Affinity Group
Membership Chair
- Current
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Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
Events Editor for Docket Call
- Current
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Iranian-American Bar Association, D.C. Chapter
Board Member
- Current
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Fairfax Bar Association
Member
- Current
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Virginia State Bar  # 89999
Member
- Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Proving Hate: The Difficulties of Successfully Prosecuting Bias-Motivated Crimes
22 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV 273 (2017)
Enforcing Islamic Marital Agreements in Virginia Courts
Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog
Convicted as a Kid, Deported as an Adult: Conviction Under State Youth Offender Act Predicates Aspiring American’s Deportation
19 SUFFOLK J. TRIAL & APP. ADV. 467 (2014)
Contact & Map
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
4250 Fairfax Drive #600
Arlington, VA 22203
Telephone: (703) 865-8242
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
Livesay & Myers, P.C.
3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax, VA 22030
Telephone: (703) 865-4746
Monday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM (Today)
Tuesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 8:30 AM - 5 PM
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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