Richard M. Wexell

Richard M. Wexell

Member
Location:
Fairfax, Virginia
Phone:
(703) 539-5398
Fax:
(703) 385-5139
Email:

As a member of Wexell Milman, located in Fairfax, Virginia, Richard M. Wexell devotes his practice to issues pertaining to family law, representing clients throughout Northern Virginia in a variety of matters, including child and spousal support, child custody and visitation, marital property and debt division, and divorce. He also counsels clients on support issues, division of assets and liabilities, post-divorce modifications, prenuptial agreements, marital agreements, and parental relocation. While he attempts to resolve issues for his clients through negotiation, he is an experienced, skilled and tenacious litigator. Mr. Wexell has a particular interest in child custody cases, especially those involving relocation issues, and he was counsel in one of the leading child custody relocation cases in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

After receiving his Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude in 1974 from Brandeis University in Massachusetts, Mr. Wexell earned his Juris Doctor at The George Washington University Law School in 1977. That year, he was admitted to the Virginia State Bar, allowing him to practice before the state courts of that jurisdiction. Mr. Wexell was subsequently admitted to practice in the District of Columbia in 1980.

Mr. Wexell began his practice in Fairfax City in 1981. Since that time, Mr. Wexell has focused his practice on family law matters, representing clients in and around Northern Virginia. His firm has represented clients not only in the trial courts of Northern Virginia, but also on appeal to the Court of Appeals of Virginia as well as the Supreme Court of Virginia, the state's highest court.

Mr. Wexell has been rated AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and "Northern Virginia Magazine" named Mr. Wexell as one of Northern Virginia's top divorce lawyers. He is honored to have been selected by the Best Lawyers of America publication in the category of family law. Various organizations, including the American Bar Association and local and state professional groups, have asked him to deliver lectures on a variety of family law topics, such as property division, child custody, and spousal support.

Mr. Wexell's objective is to provide his clients with personal, responsive, and cost-effective representation that achieves their reasonable goals.

Thank you for considering our firm for your legal representation.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce

Litigation Percentage

  • 50% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1977
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1980

Education

  • George Washington University National Law Center, Washington, District of Columbia
    • J.D. - 1977
  • Brandeis University, Massachusetts
    • Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude - 1974

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent* by Martindale-Hubbell, and "Northern Virginia Magazine" named Mr. Wexell as one of Northern Virginia's Top Divorce Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers of America publication in the category of Family Law