Jason Smolen is a founding principal of SmolenPlevy. Smolen’s knowledge of complex estate and business issues has drawn the attention of ABC News, USA Today, E! Online, Realty Times and the Bank of America Small Business Online Community. He is listed in the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America” and The National Law Journal’s Divorce, Trusts & Estates “Trailblazers.” Northern Virginia Magazine named Smolen as a Top Lawyer in 2015, 2013, 2010 and 2009. Smolen received a SmartCEO Power Players award in 2013 and 2014, in addition to the SmartCEO Legal Elite award in 2013 and 2010. Read More.
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. Read More.
Daniel H. Ruttenberg is a principal with the firm. He is a member of the Bar in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, and is licensed as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland. Mr. Ruttenberg received his Bachelor of Science degree with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland. He earned his Juris Doctor with Honors from George Mason University School of Law and his Master of Laws in Taxation with Distinction from Georgetown University Law Center. Read More.
Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson is a principal at SmolenPlevy in Vienna, Virginia. She is a member of the Bars of Virginia and the District of Columbia, and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Court of Appeals – Fourth Circuit, U.S. Bankruptcy Court – Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. District Court – Eastern District of Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia and George Mason University School of Law, where she served on the Board of Editors for the Journal of International Legal Studies. Read More.
Scott W. Taylor is a principal with the firm. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and is admitted to the United States Tax Court and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Taylor earned his Juris Doctor Cum Laude from the George Mason University School of Law in 2001 and a Bachelor of Science Degree (Business) from Virginia Tech in 1992. Read More.
Joshua B. Isaacs is a principal with the firm. He is a member of the Bar of Virginia. He earned his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center, where he served as a Senior Staff Member of the Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics. He is the author of “Ethical Implications of Collaborative Law,” Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics Volume 18:3 (2005). Read More.
Marissa R. Bagasra is an associate with the firm. She is a member of the Bars in Virginia and Maryland. Ms. Bagasra graduated from George Mason University School of Law cum laude, where she served on the Board of Editors for the George Mason Law Review. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Bagasra was a law clerk for John H. Rust, Jr., Commissioner of Accounts for Fairfax County. Ms. Bagasra received her Bachelors of Arts degree with a double major in English and Government from Georgetown University. Read More.
Julie A. Swerbinsky is an associate with the firm. She is member of the Maryland and Virginia Bars. Ms. Swerbinsky earned her Juris Doctor magna cum laude from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she served as a member of the Moot Court General Board and the National Telecommunications Moot Court Team. Read More.
Brandon Chlarson is an associate with the firm. Mr. Chlarson graduated magna cum laude from American University Washington College of Law, where he served as a senior staff member for the American University Law Review. He is currently a member of the American Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the Fairfax Bar Association. Read More.
We are profoundly sad to announce the passing of our friend and colleague, Stuart H. Gary, on September 18, 2017. Stuart resided in Tysons, Virginia, and formerly lived in Washington, D.C. Stuart was the beloved husband of Donna Rothman Gary, and father of Robin Leigh Gary and Kenneth Asher Gary. He is also survived by his mother, Blanche Gary, and brother, Richard Gary (Linda); his father Morton Gary predeceased him. Stuart also leaves behind nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Read More.