“As a lawyer, I am in a unique position to help people through what may be one of the most difficult times in their lives while protecting their interests. Domestic relations can be particularly challenging, especially when there are children involved. No matter what happens, a family’s life is going to change. I keep that in the forefront of my mind when representing my clients.”

Lynette Kleiza

Principal (She/Her)

301-654-7354 FAX

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Lynette Kleiza chairs the firm’s Family Law practice and is a member of its Litigation group. Lynette represents clients in all areas of domestic relations law, including marital agreements, adoption, complex equitable distribution, LGBTQ matters, custody and visitation, relocation, child support, and spousal support. Lynette understands that the needs and goals of each client are unique and creates legal strategies tailored to the facts and circumstances of each individual case.

Lynette is focused on getting positive results for her clients and offers a multi-faceted approach to resolution of their cases. When appropriate, Lynette utilizes the collaborative process, negotiated settlements, mediation, and alternative dispute resolution. When settlement is not possible, Lynette’s considerable experience as a litigator provides her clients with an effective and persuasive trial attorney.

Outside of the office, Lynette gives back to her community by serving as the Co-Coordinator of Family Fun Night for CAUSE (Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services) at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and by volunteering with Shepherd’s Table, a local organization aimed at fighting hunger.

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Bar Admissions
  • Maryland

  • District of Columbia

  • Virginia

  • New Jersey

  • J.D., University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, 2008  

  • B.S., James Madison University, 2004

  • Mediation & Interest-Based Negotiation Skills Training
         - Certificate of Completion of 40-Hour Training from the Collaborative Practice Training Institute, 2019

Accolades & Awards
  • Maryland Super Lawyers (2023)

  • "Top Lawyers," - Washingtonian magazine (2022)

  • Best Lawyers in America - Best Lawyers (2020-2023)
         - Family Law

  • Best Law Firms – U.S. News & Best Lawyers
         - Tier 1 Metropolitan (D.C. area) Ranking for Family Law

  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015-2018)

  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star” (2015-2018)

Civic & Community Involvement
  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia
         - Secretary, 2009-2016
         - Co-Chair Events Committee, 2016
         - Color of Justice Program Co-Coordinator, 2013
         - Judicial Investiture Co-Coordinator, 2013

  • CAUSE USA, Comfort for America’s Uniformed Services
         - Co-Coordinator for Family Fun Night, 2016 to present
         - Volunteer for Family Fun Night, 2015-2016

  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals 
         - Conference Chair

  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
         - Member

  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
         - Member

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
         - Family Law Section, Member

  • Fairfax Bar Association
         - Family Law Section, Member
         - Young Lawyers Section, Member

  • Bar Association of Montgomery County
         - Family Law Section, Member

  • District of Columbia Bar Association
         - Family Law Section, Member

  • Virginia State Bar
         - Family Law Section, Member