Livesay & Myers, P.C.

Firm Overview

From offices in Fairfax, Manassas, Leesburg and Fredericksburg, the highly-rated family law, immigration and divorce attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients across Northern Virginia.

Livesay & Myers, P.C. was founded in 2003 and has grown steadily since, establishing a long record of successful results and client satisfaction. As the firm has grown, we have always held to one core principle: hard work wins cases. Our attorneys believe in doing the hard work before trial necessary to give our clients the best chance to win in court.

The strength of our legal team is reflected in our client reviews and recognition by various legal organizations. Several of our attorneys have been named Super Lawyers or Rising Stars Super Lawyers, and a number of them have achieved the prestigious 10.0 Avvo Rating. Several of our lawyers have been peer review rated by Martindale-Hubbell and several of them have received the Martindale-Hubbell Client Distinction Award. One of our attorneys was even named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year in Fairfax County by the Fairfax Bar Association.

Our size and resources allow us to match you with an attorney perfectly suited to meet your needs. Whether you are looking for an aggressive family lawyer for a volatile divorce or heated custody battle, or an award-winning immigration attorney for your green card, citizenship or other immigration matter---we can help.
Main Office
Main Office
3975 University Drive #325
Fairfax  VA  22030
  • (703) 865-4746
  • (703) 865-8304

Office Information

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8:30 am-5:30 pm
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

Other Offices

Leesburg Office
113 E Market St #110
Leesburg,  VA  20176
Fredericksburg Office
303 Charlotte Street
Fredericksburg,  VA  22401
Manassas Office
9408 Grant Avenue #402
Manassas,  VA  20110
Immigration Law
From offices in Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, the highly-rated immigration lawyers at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C., Maryland and all across the United States.
The highly-rated immigration attorneys at Livesay & Myers, P.C. represent clients in Virginia, Washington, D.C. and across the United States. Be sure to visit the comprehensive Immigration Law section of our website for answers to all your questions on immigration law, including green cards, citizenship, deportation, hardship waivers and nonimmigrant visas.

James Livesay

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

Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, James 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
  • Bar Number: 72695
    Virginia , 1998
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    J.D. , 1998
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
    B.A. , 1995

Matthew Smith

Matthew Smith is a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. He is experienced in handling every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and support cases. Mr. Smith works in the firm's Fairfax office, and represents clients in Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington and all across Northern Virginia.

An attorney since 2005, Mr. Smith has litigated every type of family law case in the courts of Northern Virginia, including high value equitable distribution cases, custody, support, and military divorce cases. He is the attorney in the firm most experienced in navigating the Fairfax County court system.

One of the firm's most knowledgeable military divorce lawyers, Matthew Smith is intimately familiar with issues of military retirement, the Uniformed Services Former Spouses Protection Act, the Survivor Benefit Plan, disability pay, and the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act.

In August 2016, Mr. Smith was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 23rd Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in Family Law. Best Lawyers is the oldest and most highly-respected peer review guide to the legal profession worldwide.

In 2016, Mr. Smith received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. He also holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.
  • Bar Number: 71468
    Virginia , 2005
  • American University - Washington College of Law
    J.D. , 2005
    Honors and Activities: Women and the Law Clinical Program; Phi Alpha Delta Law Fraternity; Students United Juvenile Justice Tutor Program.
  • University of Notre Dame
    B.A. , 2002
    Honors and Activities: Awarded academic scholarship by Notre Dame for 2000-2001 and 2001-2002 years; selected for admission to Phi Alpha Theta, the History Honor Society; accepted to the Notre Dame London Program, Fall 2000; University Student Senator; Copy Editor for student newspaper; Assistant Coordinator for Senator Hillary Clinton's Senatorial Campaign Stop in Jamestown, N.Y.; Intern in the Office of Senator Charles Schumer.

Jennifer Varughese

Jennifer Varughese is a junior partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C., practicing exclusively immigration law. A first-generation Indian-American, she has personal knowledge of the immigrant experience. Ms. Varughese has represented clients from over 115 countries and in every type of immigration law matter, including complicated cases related to citizenship, deportation, family-based and employment-based green cards, waivers and nonimmigrant visas. She has been noted for her work in the field of the immigration consequences of criminal convictions, receiving recognition in both the legal community and in the press.

Ms. Varughese has experience arguing before both federal and state courts, resulting in three published opinions: Hussain v. Gonzales, 477 F.3d 153 (4th Cir. 2007); Markovski v. Gonzales, 486 F.3d 108 (4th Cir. 2007); and Commonwealth v. Morris, 281 Va. 70 (Va. 2011).

A zealous advocate who is also deeply committed to her community, Ms. Varughese was named the Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year (2010) in Fairfax County, Virginia by the Fairfax Bar Association. She is also a Fairfax County Elections Officer.

Ms. Varughese was named a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star and Washington D.C. Rising Star in 20152017. She received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell in 2015, and currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from Avvo.

Ms. Varughese works out of the firm's offices in Northern Virginia, and handles cases nationwide.
  • Bar Number: 72289
    Virginia , 2006
  • Regent University School of Law
    J.D. , 2005
  • Vanderbilt University
    B.A. , 2001
    Graduated cum laude.

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