Alan Plevy is a founding principal of the firm. He is a member of the Bars of Virginia and Maryland. Mr. Plevy is a graduate of the University of Miami and the George Mason University School of Law. With 39 years as an attorney in the Commonwealth of Virginia, he is a well reputed and recognized force in the areas of family law and litigation. He was also admitted to the Maryland Bar in 1984. Mr. Plevy has vast experience in both negotiating and if necessary, litigating all issues requiring resolution in matrimonial actions including property settlement agreements, custody and visitation issues, and support.
Mr. Plevy has received the coveted Martindale-Hubbell AV Rating and has been recognized in Super Lawyers and the Washingtonian. Northern Virginia Magazine named Plevy as a Top Lawyer in 2016, 2015, 2013, 2010 and 2009. Most recently, he was selected as one of the 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 “Best Lawyers in America” by The Best Lawyers in America and a SmartCEO Magazine Power Player in 2013.
A top legal publication, Virginia Lawyer Weekly, noted Mr. Plevy’s impact on the law when they named two cases he litigated among its Top Five Landmark Family Law Cases in Virginia. Those two cases, which date back to the 1980s, are still regularly cited by attorneys and courts.
Additionally, Mr. Plevy is frequently interviewed as an expert on divorce law by the media. The New York Times interviewed him in a story about how the economy is impacting child support, Men’s Health spotlighted him in a piece about social media and its impact on divorce, and he was featured on News Channel 8‘s Let’s Talk Live, a local D.C. news show, discussing how to better deal with custody issues that arise during the holiday season. He has also appeared on the Fox News and the Kojo Nambi radio show on NPR.
Mr. Plevy serves as Neutral Case Evaluator and Conciliator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court, Virginia and as an Equitable Distribution Mediator for the Montgomery County Circuit Court in Maryland. He is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, where he served in various capacities as a member of the Board of Directors (1982-1988), as Chairman of the Personnel Committee (1983-1985), as Vice Chairman (1980-1981) and Chairman (1981-1982) of the Public Relations Committee and as a member of the Judicial Screening Committee (1996-1997). He is also a member of the Montgomery County Bar Association and the Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.