SmolenPlevy Recognized Among 2018 ‘Best Law Firms’ by U.S. News & World Report

SmolenPlevy is honored to announce the firm’s inclusion once again in the 2018 “Best Law Firms” ranking published by U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers. SmolenPlevy is recognized for its outstanding work in the areas of family law, family law mediation, business organizations, and trusts and estates.

The “Best Law Firms” ranking complements the 2018 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” where four attorneys, Jason Smolen, Alan Plevy, Daniel Ruttenberg and Kathryn Dickerson, are recognized. Jason Smolen is honored as Best Lawyers® 2018 Business Organizations “Lawyer of the Year” for Washington, D.C.

The U.S. News & World Report – Best Lawyers 2018 Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process that includes the collection of client and lawyer evaluations, peer review from leading attorneys in their field, and review of additional information provided by law firms as part of the formal submission process.

SmolenPlevy Principals Listed in The Best Lawyers in America© 2018

SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce Principals Jason Smolen, Alan Plevy, Daniel Ruttenberg and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson are named in the 24th edition of The Best Lawyers in America© for 2018. Co-Founding Principal Jason Smolen is also honored as the Best Lawyers® 2018 Business Organizations “Lawyer of the Year” in Washington, D.C. Smolen, Plevy, Ruttenberg and Dickerson were selected for this honor by other leading lawyers from the Washington, D.C. area in the specialties of business organizations, family law, family law mediation, and trusts and estates.

Best Lawyers® is the oldest peer-review publication in the legal profession. It recognizes attorneys in 145 practice areas from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. For each location and specialty, the individual attorneys with the highest peer-reviews are recognized as “Lawyer of the Year.”

SmolenPlevy Attorneys Named ‘Top 100’ by Virginia Super Lawyers

SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce that Principals Alan Plevy and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson are recognized as Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers in 2017. Ms. Dickerson is also included in the Top 50 Virginia Women Super Lawyers list. Fewer than five percent of attorneys in Virginia receive both honors. This is the third time since 2014 that Ms. Dickerson has received both awards.

Super Lawyers is a rating of outstanding lawyers, who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made through a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by each practice area. The survey covers more than 70 practice areas.

Northern Virginia Magazine Recognizes SmolenPlevy Attorneys as ‘Top Lawyers’

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Northern Virginia Magazine names SmolenPlevy principals Jason Smolen, Alan Plevy, Daniel Ruttenberg and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson to its ‘Top Lawyers’ list for 2016. Nominated by their peers, the award recognizes SmolenPlevy for its excellence in the areas of family law, business organization, and trusts and estates.

Smolen, Plevy, Ruttenberg and Dickerson have previously been named ‘Top Lawyers’ by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2010, 2013 and 2015.

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Named Top 100 by Virginia Super Lawyers

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SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce that Principal Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson has been named one of the Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers and Top 50 Virginia Women Super Lawyers in 2016.

This is the second time since 2014 that Ms. Dickerson has received these honors. The annual selections for Super Lawyers are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area.

Four SmolenPlevy Attorneys Named to 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers & Rising Stars

 

2016 Virginia Super Lawyers

SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce that Principals Alan Plevy, Daniel Ruttenberg and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson have been named 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers. Additionally, Associate Joshua Isaacs has been recognized as 2016 Virginia Rising Star. Both honors are awarded to no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.

Super Lawyers is a rating of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and peer reviews.

Jason Smolen Named “Trailblazer” by The National Law Journal

Jason Smolen Named a 2016 National Law Journal Trailblazers Honoree

SmolenPlevy Co-Founding Principal Jason Smolen has been named to the inaugural National Law Journal Divorce, Trust and Estates Trailblazers and Pioneers list. The honor catalogs the accomplishments of 50 innovative thinkers and leading practitioners in the fields of divorce, trust and estates.

For nearly 40 years, Smolen has practiced business and individual succession planning, trust and estates, and other complex areas of estate planning. A member of the bars of Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia, his expertise has drawn the attention of ABC News, USA Today and Yahoo!.

Smolen shares his journey, accomplishments and hopes for the field in the in the The National Law Journal’s March 21, 2016 issue.

Read Smolen’s Trailblazer’s profile here.

Virginia Business Names Joshua Isaacs to its 2015 Legal Elite

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SmolenPlevy associate Joshua Isaacs is recognized as a member of Virginia Business magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite.

In cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Business surveyed lawyers throughout the Commonwealth to nominate the best in their profession in 16 practice areas.

Isaacs is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association and has served as President of the Young Lawyers Section (2011-2012). He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Law Foundation. Mr. Isaacs is the recipient of the 2014 Emerging Leader Volunteer Golden Gavel award, received in recognition for his service with the Fairfax Law Foundation Board of Directors, Fairfax Law Foundation Run for Justice 5K and Fairfax Bar Young Lawyers Section. Mr. Isaacs is also a founding member of the 6th and I Mens Club. His practice areas include General Litigation with an emphasis in Family Law, Divorce and Custody.

Northern Virginia Magazine Names SmolenPlevy Attorneys ‘Top Lawyers’

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Northern Virginia Magazine has named SmolenPlevy Principals Jason Smolen, Alan Plevy, Daniel Ruttenberg and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson to its 2015 list of ‘Top Lawyers’. Area attorneys were invited to nominate their peers for the designation.

“To be nominated by our fellow attorneys in the Northern Virginia area is quite an honor,” said Smolen. Plevy added, “We are pleased to be among a very distinguished and accomplished group of lawyers.”

Smolen, Plevy, Ruttenberg and Dickerson have previously been name Top Lawyers by Northern Virginia Magazine in 2013 and 2010.

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Named ‘Best of the Best’ in 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers

SmolenPlevy Principal and family law attorney Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson has been named one of the Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers and Top 50 Virginia Women Super Lawyers in the 2014 edition of Virginia and West Virginia Super Lawyers.

The annual selections are made using a multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The Super Lawyers list are published nationwide in Super Lawyers Magazine, and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country.