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Virginia , Maryland and District of Columbia

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October 2018

About Martha

I believe in direct communication and cooperation between the lawyer and client. A lawyer can't be helpful if he or she talks at you or around you. So I'll ask lots of questions, I'll really listen to your answers, I'll give you straight answers to your questions, and, together, we will craft an approach that gives us the best chance at achieving your goals. At every step in the process, we'll watch for opportunities to settle issues. Bear in mind, however, that well prepared litigation is sometimes needed to create the environment for settlement. Ms. McQuade is experienced, knowledgeable, respected and has practiced exclusively in the family law field for almost 30 years. She has been chosen for inclusion in 'Best Lawyers in America" every year since 2009, in SuperLawyers Magazine every year since 2008, in Washingtonian Magazine's "Top Divorce Lawyers" since 2004, and in Martindale-Hubbell's "Preeminent Lawyers" since 1997 (through Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system, she has consistently been given top scores in both ethics and competence in her area of practice.)

work Experience

Managing Partner/Attorney
McQuade Byrum PLLC
Jan. 1, 2006 - Jan. 1, 2015
None

Managing Partner/Attorney
McQuade & HIte PLLC
Jan. 1, 1997 - Jan. 1, 2006
None

Partner/Attorney/Head of Virginia Family Law Division
Feldesman, Tucker, Leifer, Fidell & Bank
Jan. 1, 1992 - Jan. 1, 1997
None

Associate/Attorney
Feldesman , Tucker, Leifer, Fidell & Bank
Jan. 1, 1987 - Jan. 1, 1992
None

school Education

George Washington University National Law Center
JD
- 1984

University of Texas
BJ
- 1975

bookmark Awards

A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2015
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers Magazine
2015
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2015
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2014
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2014
Clarence Dunnaville Award
Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference
2014
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2014
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2013
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2013
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2013
Fellow
Virginia Law Foundation
2013
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2012
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2012
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2012
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2011
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2011
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2011
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2010
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2010
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers in America
2010
A 'Best Lawyer' in Family Law every year since 2009
Best Lawyers
2009
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers Magazine
2009
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2009
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2008
A SuperLawyer in Family Law every year since 2008
SuperLawyers
2008
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2007
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2006
Board of Governors
Human Rights Campaign
2006
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2005
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2004
Best Lawyers in Family Law
Washingtonian Magazine
2004
Star of the Bar
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
2004
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2003
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2002
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2001
Frederick B. Abramson Award for Bar Leadership
District of Columbia Bar
2000
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
2000
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
1999
Gerald B. Roemer Community Service Award
Department of Justice Pride
1999
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
1998
AV Rated (highest level for ethics and competence) since 1997
Martindale-Hubbell
1997
AV Rated (highest level for both ethics and competence)
Martindale-Hubbell
1997

group Associations

Member, Family Law Section
Virginia State Bar
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Member, Family Law Section
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
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Conciliator for Motions Day
Fairfax Bar Association
None -

Member, Family Law Section
Fairfax Bar Association
None -

Member, Family Law Section
Alexandria Bar Association
None -

Chair, Lawyer Disciplinary Board
Virginia State Bar
2012 - 2013

Board Member
Women's Bar Association Foundation
2005 - 2010

Chair and Moderator, Annual Bench-Bar CLE
Fairfax Bar Association
1998 - 1999

President
Virginia Commission on Women and Minorities in the Legal System
1996 - 1998

President
Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
1994 - 1995

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