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Geraldine Welikson Hess

240-389-4377
Geraldine Welikson Hess
Hess Family Law
344 Maple Avenue West Suite 355
Vienna, VA 22180
www.hessfamilylaw.com
Phone: 240-389-4377

About Geraldine Welikson Hess

Experienced, thorough and innovative family lawyer. Litigation and Collaborative services offered. Handles matters of divorce/separation, custody, child support, alimony, complex property distribution. Tough litigator who works hard to try to reach equitable out of court settlements. Member of the MD, VA, DC, NY and NJ bars. Also admitted to the United States Supreme Court bar.Fellow, American Ac... read more »

Biography

Experienced, thorough and innovative family lawyer. Litigation and Collaborative services offered. Handles matters of divorce/separation, custody, child support, alimony, complex property distribution. Tough litigator who works hard to try to reach equitable out of court settlements. 

Member of the MD, VA, DC, NY and NJ bars. Also admitted to the United States Supreme Court bar.

Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Member, Collaborative Divorce Association, Inc. Maryland

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Geraldine Welikson Hess -
Hess Family Law
344 Maple Avenue West Suite 355
Vienna, VA 22180
www.hessfamilylaw.com
Phone Numbers:
  • Office: 240-389-4377
  • Fax: 703-995-4803

Secondary Address:

451 Hungerford Dr Suite 119-307
Rockville, MD 20850

Practice Areas

Area of Practice % Focus
Family Law50.00%
Divorce50.00%

Credentials

Bar Licenses

State Status Year Acquired
District of Columbia Member in Good Standing 1994
Maryland Member in Good Standing 1993
Virginia Member in Good Standing 1993
New York Member in Good Standing 1993
New Jersey Member in Good Standing 1992

Work Experience

Position Duration
Owner, Hess Family Law 2010 – present
Partner, Law Offices of Cheryl Lynn Hepfer 19922010

Education

School Major Degree Year Graduated
Washington University School of Law Law JD 1992
University of Rochester Political Science BA 1987

Associations

Position Organization Duration
Fellow American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers present
Founding Member Collaborative Divorce Association present

Awards and Recognitions

Recognition Granting Organization Year
Outstanding Section Chair of the Year Montgomery County Bar Association 1992
Super Lawyers Maryland Super Lawyers ---
Super Lawyers DC Super Lawyers ---
Best Lawyers U.S News and World Report ---

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Posted on Friday, February 10th, 2017

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Posted on Wednesday, January 11th, 2017

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