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Catherine Reese, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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   3050 Chain Bridge Road, Suite 510
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  Kate@ReeseLawOffice.com
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Education


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Licenses


J.D.

LL.B.

Ph.D.

Psy.D

Ed.D.

L.E.P.

LCSW

LPC

LMFT

Psychiatrist

CFP®

CPA

ChFC

Professional Activities


Current Prior

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours Action
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative,professional coach training
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)

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Catherine Reese, (Lawyer/Mediator)

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Catherine “Kate” Reese focuses her practice on the full spectrum of family law matters in the Northern Virginia and Montgomery County, Maryland regions. Ms. Reese identifies matters that can be resolved more amicably and without the costs of litigation, she highly recommends alternate dispute resolution options such as mediation, arbitration and collaborative law. Ms. Reese is a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Family Law mediator and an experienced collaborative law attorney. She makes it her duty to protect her clients, convey their stories to influential persons in the case, and to negotiate the best outcomes possible for our clients given their circumstances. Ms. Reese is experienced in extensive trial experience in contested divorces, child custody and visitation matters, equitable distribution of assets, child and spousal support, and the negotiation and preparation of prenuptial and marital agreements. Ms. Reese is also known to be an aggressive and resourceful litigator when representing clients’ best interests.

Collaborative Practice Group Membership


Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Collaborative Services


I have been a domestic relations attorney for over 16 years, and truly appreciate how the litigation process does not meet all the needs of a family. Serving as a participant as well as mediator, I have seen the advantages of that process, but feel that the collaborative approach offers much more to families in need, so I am very pleased to now be able to offer this service to my clients. I hope that with encouragement and support, families; especially those with children; will choose this option as it offers the best opportunity for growth and healing.

Education


Licenses


Virginia State Bar
D.C. Bar
Maryland State Bar
Montgomery County Bar
Prince William Bar
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Virginia Supreme Court Family Mediator ,J.D.

Professional Activities


CURRENT:
Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America Honoree 2012 - 2017 in the field of Family Law.
Honoree of the Martindale Hubbell “AV” Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers, 2012 - 2017
Best Attorneys in Virginia by Best Lawyers, 2017
Member: Prince William County Bar (2007-present)
Member: Montgomery County Bar (2011-present)
Member: Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section (1998-Present), Circuit Court Committee (2007-Present), Domestic Relations Sub-Committee (2007-Present)
Member: Maryland State Bar Association, Family Law Section (1999-Present)
Member: District of Columbia Bar, Family Law Section (1999-Present)
Member: Certified Family Mediator of the Supreme Court of Virginia (March 2011-present)
Member: Virginia Equality Bar Association, 2017 – Present
Member: LGBT Bar Association of DC, 2017 – Present
Member: Business Network International, 2017- Present
Member: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2010-present)
Member: Virginia State Bar Family Law Section (1998-Present)

PRIOR:
Recognized as a certified member of the National Board of Trial Advocacy, 2016
Best Law Firms by U.S. New & World Report, 2015, 2016
Top Attorneys in Washington, D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers, 2013, 2016
Nominated as one of the 10 Best Attorneys for Virginia by The American Institute of Family Law Attorneys (AIOFLA), 2015
Named a Super Lawyer by the Washington DC Super Lawyers Magazine, 2011, 2012, 2015
Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia by Super Lawyers, 2014
Virginia Top 50 Women by Super Lawyers, 2013
Best Attorneys in Washington D.C. & Baltimore by Best Lawyers, 2013
Influential Women of Virginia Honoree for 2012 by Virginia Lawyers Media, 2012
Best Attorneys in Virginia by Best Lawyers, 2012
Named a Super Lawyer by the Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine,2010, 2011, 2012
Member: Virginia State Bar, Council for the 19th Judicial Circuit (July 2009-June 2012), Standing Committee on Lawyer Discipline (July 2009-June 2012), Judicial Nominations Committee (July 2005-June 2008)
Named a Top Divorce Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine, 2009, 2010, 2011
Member: Virginia Women's Attorney Association, President; Northern Virginia Chapter (2003-2004) and Secretary (2002-2003), State Treasurer (July 2009-June 2010), Assistant State Treasurer (July 2006-June 2008)
Member: Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Board of Directors (2000-2003)

Collaborative Practice Training


Year Course Title Instructor Hours
Basic/ Introductory Collaborative Law or Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training.
2009 Basic Interdisciplinary Collaborative Team Training CPTI 22
30-Hr Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills
2009 Mediation Skills & Process Northern VA Mediation Service 20
2004 Mediation Skills & Process Northern VA Mediation Service 20
Additional 15 hours Intermediate/ Advanced interest-based negotiation, communication skills, collaborative, or basic professional coach training
2010 Welcome to Bedrock! Practical Tools for Interest Based Bargaining IACP 1.5
2010 The Art & Science of Resilience: Facilitating the Prepared Mind of the Collaborative Client IACP 4.75
2010 Interest-Based Negotiation Without the Power Struggle IACP 3
2010 From Grievance to Agreement: Adding Forgiveness Practices to Our Collaborative Toolbox IACP 5
2010 Bargaining with the Devil: When to Nedotiate, When to Fight Robert Mnookin, JD 1
Annual 4 hours collaborative continuing education (basic, intermediate, or advanced)
2022 When Kumbaya is not enough Barbara Burr 1.5
2022 Targeted Tools to Resolve Complex Collaborative Impasses Carl Mitlehner, CFP, Sue Soler, LCSW, and Jennifer Bradley, JD 1.5
2022 Divorcing your spouse, but staying married to Uncle Sam Sarah Avila, CFP, CDFA 1.5
2021 Transform Them Jonathan Foust, MA, CSA 1.5
2021 SHOULD VIRGINIA CREATE A LEGAL PRESUMPTION OF SHARED CUSTODY? Adele D’Ari, Ph.D., Lisa Herrick, Ph.D., and Jennifer Bradley, Esq. 1.5
2021 Maximizing the Role of a Financial Neutral in Unprecedented Times (14th VaCP) Jane Rowny, CPA, CFP®, CDFA®, Jamie Blum, CPA, CDFA®, & Jordan Egert, CPA, CFE, CDFA® 2
2021 Changes, Practical Applications and Issues now that the UCLA Statute has been Enacted (14th VaCP) Teresa Cole, JD, Karen Keyes, JD & Cheryl Smith, JD 1.25
2021 ADULT ADHD IN COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE: A POWERFUL, UNDER-RECOGNIZED X FACTOR Kate Scharff, Psychotherapist 1.5
2021 A Deeper Dive into the Role of the Child Specialist (14th VaCP) Natalie Goldberg, LCSW & Lisa Herrick, PhD 2.75
2020 Yikes My Client is Recently Sober-Integrating Substance Abuse Recovery into a Parenting Plan Natalie Goldberg, LCSW and George Young, LCSW, MAC 1.5
2020 The New Normal Lisa Herrick, Natalie Goldberg, Steven Goldman, Patrice Garver 1.5
2020 Prenups, the Collaborative Way CPNV: Michael McHugh & Lynn Fletcher 1.5
2020 Disclosure? Distraction? Denial? Dunno. Addressing Full Disclosure of Ambiguous Adultery in Collaborative Divorce Steve Goldman and David Ginsberg 1.5
2020 Dialectical Behavioral Therapy: Adapting Techniques for Collaborative Practice CPNV: Britt Rathbone, LCSW-C 3
2020 Cash, Covid, and Collaboration: Financial considerations for assisting your clients. Jordan Egert and Jane Ochsman Rowny 1.5
2019 Women & Financial Wellness: Beyond the Bottom Line VaCP 1.5
2019 Uniform Collaborative Law Act in Virginia Information Session VaCP 1.5
2019 The Space Between: The Richness of Our Work With Clients Before and After and In Between Team Meetings VA CLE 1.5
2019 A Collaborative Case Study: How the full-team model supported a family with undiagnosed mental health issues. VA CLE 1.5
2017 Ethical Advocacy in Mediation VA CLE 2
2017 Divorcing the Wealthy AAML 5
2017 Creating the Conditions for Growth As We Help Our Clients Navigate Separation and Divorce Lisa Herrick and Kate Scharff 6
2017 2017 Family Law Seminar VTLA 7.5
2016 Matrimonial Law 2016 AAML 8.5
2016 Discernment Counseling Rona Hitlin-Mason, LPC 1
2016 78th Annual Meeting Virginia State Bar 2
2016 32nd Adv Family Law Virginia CLE 6
2015 Master Class in Collaborative Practice: Neurobiology and Decision Making IACP 5th Annual 14
2015 Emotional Intelligence in Teams IACP 5th Annual 3
2014 Understanding Attachment Styles and its Application in Collaborative Divorce Cases Yuval Berger; Lisa Alexander 7.5
2014 Intersection of Military and Family Law AAML 2.5
2014 Cultural Issues in Mediation NoVa Mediation Services 5
2014 Advanced Witness Preparation Virginia CLE 4
2014 AICPA/AAML National Conference on Divorce AAML 12
2014 2014 Annual Divorce Practice Seminar VTLA 6
2013 Matching client needs with process choices. How do you, as a practitioner, explain the options, think about which option is best for a client and help clients decide on the process? CDRP 1
2013 Divorce Research Redux: Which Myths Should We Believe About The Consequences of Divorce on Adults & Children - and Which are Myths? Lisa Herrick 1
2013 Defining a Collaborative case: Parameters and Implementation CDRP 1
2013 Brandenburg, Keeling and Division of Hybrid Property Michael McHugh & Grant Moher 1
2012 The Infinity Loop: When the Process Becomes the Conflict Adele D'Ari, Lisa Herrick, Jan White and Paul Smollar 1
2012 Team Collaboration in a Difficult Case Carol Miller, PhD, Lynn Fletcher, Esq, Liz Pendzich, Esq 1
2012 Navigating Asset Valuation Pitfalls in Collaborative Divorce Cases Carl Mitlehner, Erika Schleifman 1
2012 Fees in Collaborative Cases Debbie May, Linda Ravdin 1
2012 Expanding Collaborative to Lower Income Families Andrea Hirsch, Suzy Eckstein and Sara Scott 1
2012 Best Practices in Mediation Geetha Ravindra 8
2011 Not Your Everyday Divorce Issues VTLA 6
2010 The Negotiation Within-How Collaborative Professionals Can Manage Their Competing Internal Voices IACP 1.5
2010 The Art of Presenting & Opposing Expert Testimony Fairfax Bar Association 3
2010 Matrimonal Law AAML 9.5
2010 Judicial Conference of Virginia Supreme Court of Virginia 3
2010 Cases in Professionalism and Civility Northern VA Chapter VA Women's Attorney Association 2
2010 72nd Virginia State Bar Annual Meeting Viriginia State Bar 1.5
2010 11th Annual Networking & Educational Forum: ”Creating the Collaborative Connection: Commitment, Competence and Community” IACP 16
2010 11th Annual Networking & Educational Forum ”Creating the Collaborative Connection: Committment, Competence and Community” IACP 16
2009 Web 2.0: Business Tool or Blackhole? VA Women Attorneys Association 1
2009 June Virginia State Bar 2009 Disciplinary Conference Virginia State Bar 8
2009 Judicial Conference of Virginia Supreme Court of Virginia 6
2009 Family Mediation Skills N. VA Mediation Service 18
2009 Ethics of Social Networking VA Women Attorneys Association 1
2009 Domestic Violence Assess N. VA Mediation Service 7
2009 Collaborative Team Training CPTI 22
2009 Cases in Professionalism and Civility VA Bar Association 2
2009 71st VSB Annual Meeting Virginia State Bar 1.5
2009 2009 Ethics CLE VA Women Attorneys Association 2
2008 Domestic Relations Fairfax Bar Association 3
2008 A Lifetime of Service VA Women Attorneys Association 4.5
2008 24th Annual Advanced Family Law VA CLE 5.5
2008 2008 Family Law Seminar VA Trial Lawyers 6
2007 Neutral Case Evaluator Training Fairfax Bar Association 2.5
2007 Mental Health Issues VA CLE 4
2007 Circuit Court Practices Fairfax Bar Association 4
2007 Avoiding Legal Malpractice VA CLE 2
2005 Professionalism/Civility VA Bar Association 3
2005 Preventing Legal Malpractice MN Lawyer/Prolegia 3
2005 Motions Practice in Fairfax Fairfax Bar Association 3
2005 FBA Bench and Bar Convention Fairfax Bar Association 9.5
2005 Evedentiary Issues Fairfax Bar Association 2.5
2005 Discovery at Trial Fairfax Bar Association 1
2004 The Business of Law VA Women Attorneys Association 1
2004 Professionalism VA Bar Association 2
2004 Lawyers Helping Lawyers VA Women Attorneys Association 1
2004 Family Law University MICPEL 5
2004 Ethical Advocacy in Mediation The McCammon Group 2
2004 Children As Witnesses VA Women Attorneys Association 2
2004 114th Annual Meeting VA Bar Association 4.5
2003 The Case of the Resistant Assistant VA CLE 2
2003 Bench Bar Out of Town Convention 2003 Fairfax Bar Association 8
2003 20th Annual Family Law Seminar: Update on Recent Virginia Appellate Cases I was the lecturer. 1
2002 Training Session For Circuit Court Conciliators Richard Boone, Honorable Arthur B. Vieregg, Honorable Teena D. Grodner, David Rosenfeld, Glenn Clayton, Joyce Schargordodski, John Sexton, Lawerence Gaughan, and Edward O’Conner 3
2002 Hot Topics in Domestic Relations Law Sharon D. Nelson, John W. Simek, Richard J. Byrd, Honorable Michael P. McWeeny, and Honorable Dennis J. Smith 3
2002 Fairfax Circuit Court Practice Manual Fairfax Bar Association 4
2002 Electronic Discovery: Do You or Don’t You Want It? D.C. Bar CLE 3.5
2002 Difficult Opposing Parties and Process VA Women Attorneys Association 1.5
2002 21st Annual Family Law Seminar: Insights on Tough Custody Issues I was the lecturer. 2
2002 18th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar VA CLE 6
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