Alan Plevy Recognized by Washingtonian in ‘Top Lawyers’ 2017

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SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce Alan Plevy was selected by Washingtonian for its 2017 ‘Top Lawyers’ list in divorce and family law.

The award listing is compiled by Washingtonian’s editorial staff who completes a comprehensive research process and surveys nearly 1,000 attorneys to determine which lawyers should be included on this year’s list. The ‘Top Lawyers’ list is published biennially and recognizes an elite group of Washington, D.C.’s legal talent from 20 select practice areas.

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.”

Northern Virginia Magazine Recognizes SmolenPlevy Attorneys as ‘Top Lawyers’


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 Dickerson Honored by George Mason University Alumni Association

George Mason University Celebration of Distinction

SmolenPlevy Principal Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson was recognized at the George Mason University Alumni Association 2015 Celebration of Distinction on April 23. The alumni association awarded Dickerson (JD ‘99) with the School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award for her professional achievements and service to the law school.

Honorees are leaders in their communities and profession, and embody the school’s innovative, diverse and entrepreneurial spirit.

Throughout her career, Dickerson has received numerous industry honors and was named one of the Top 100 Virginia Supers Lawyers and Top 50 Virginia Women Super Lawyers in 2014. Dickerson is frequently sought out by media outlets such as the Associated Press, USA Today, U.S. News & World Report, and The Huffington Post. She is the current president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and served as president of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia from 2003 to 2007. Committed to her alma mater, Dickerson served as a member of the George Mason University School of Law Alumni Association Board of Directors from 2007 to 2014 and its president from 2011 to 2014. She has volunteered at numerous events at the law school.

SmolenPlevy Attorneys Named to 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers

2015 Virginia Super Lawyers

SmolenPlevy is pleased to announce that Principals Alan PlevyDaniel Ruttenberg and Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson have been named 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers. Additionally, Associate Joshua Isaacs has been recognized as 2015 Virginia Rising Stars. Both honors are awarded to no more than five percent of attorneys in each state.

Super Lawyers is a rating service 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.

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Named Legal Elite by Virginia Business

Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson Discusses Cyberspying on WTOP

SmolenPlevy is pleased to announced Principal Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson is recognized as a member of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine for 2014.

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. Dickerson was selected in the categories of family law/domestic relations.

SmolenPlevy Named to 2015 “Best Law Firms” by U.S. News & World Report

SmolenPlevy named to 2015 "Best Law Firms" as a first-tier family law firm.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers has ranked SmolenPlevy as a first-tier Washington, D.C. law firm in the practice area of family law in its annual “Best Law Firms” publication.

Firms included in “Best Law Firms” are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise. Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

The 2015 “Best Law Firms” ranking complements the 2015 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America,” where Alan Plevy and Daniel Ruttenberg are recognized.

Daniel H. Ruttenberg Receives ‘AV Preeminent’ Rating from Martindale-Hubbell

Daniel H. Ruttenberg AV Preeminent

SmolenPlevy Principal Daniel Ruttenberg is ‘AV Preeminent’ rated by Martindale-Hubbell, confirming that his legal abilities and professional ethics meet the very highest standard.

Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings reflect a combination of achieving a Very High General Ethical Standards rating and a Legal Ability numerical rating. ‘AV Preeminent’ is the highest rating given by Martindale-Hubbell and is a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence.

Previously, Ruttenberg has been named a Best Lawyer by Best Lawyers, Power Player and Legal Elite by SmartCEO Magazine, Virginia Super Lawyer by Super Lawyers and Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine.

To read a complete list of accolades for SmolenPlevy’s attorneys, please visit the Attorneys page.

Jason Smolen and Daniel Ruttenberg Named ‘Power Players’ by SmartCEO



Co-founding Principal Jason Smolen and Principal Daniel Ruttenberg were honored during the 2014 Power Players Awards, presented by SmartCEO Magazine.

In 2013, Principal Kyung (Kathryn) Dickerson was named Attorney Power Player of the Year for Divorce, Domestic Relations, and Child Custody and Adoptions.

Every year, SmartCEO recognizes the region’s most enterprising attorneys, bankers and accountants for their leadership, accomplishment, innovation and success. Smolen and Ruttenberg are profiled in the September/October issue of SmartCEO magazine.