"There has been no better career path that I could have chosen. I have the privilege of representing clients in the hardest times of their lives and in seeing them through it to the start of rebuilding a new life. I understand and appreciate the trust made in me by my clients to represent them to the best of my ability with empathy and sensitivity while all the same guiding their family law matter to a successful conclusion; one hopefully both parties can accept, live with and move on in their lives."
— Richard Gray
Richard A. Gray focuses his practice on Family Law. Drawing on his undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology, Richard is sensitive to how these feelings can affect important decisions that a client is trying to make. Knowing that divorce cannot change the past he directs his clients to the future and helps families rebuild their lives with dignity and emotional stability. Rather than spending unnecessary resources prolonging conflict, Richard works with clients to find solutions for moving forward and maintaining civility with each other, especially for the sake of children.
Richard is an experienced litigator, yet he always looks for ways of reaching an agreement outside the courtroom. By educating his clients on the full continuum of divorce options, including collaborative law, mediation and litigation, he enables them to be in control of their decisions. Clients appreciate his one-on-one involvement with their cases and the direct access he provides. Richard listens carefully to clients’ goals and strives to achieve them. As a voice of reason he will also advise his clients if their goals are unreasonable or will cause great harm to the parties’ relationship.
A significant portion of Richard's practice includes representation of State Department, Foreign Service Officer and World Bank employees in their family law matters.
Richard is proud to be able to say that he maintains his practice with integrity and honesty throughout this adversarial and sometimes emotional process.
POINTS OF DISTINCTION
Richard has been recognized by his peers for his expertise and authority in the field of family law in the Virginia and D.C. Metro area. Among his honors, Richard is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and the Virginia Chapter of the AAML. He has been recognized by the Washington Post and Northern Virginia magazine as a top attorney in the Washington D.C. Metropolitan area. Richard has been listed as a Super Lawyer from 2006-2015 in the Virginia and D.C. Metro Super Lawyers magazine. In addition, Richard has achieved an “AV” rating by Martindale Hubbell.
Richard is Immediate Past President of the Fairfax, Virginia Bar Association and has been a board member since 2008. He also served as the Co-Chair of the AAML Collaborative Committee and the Rotary Club Service Chair with the Vienna, Virginia Rotary Club. Outside of law Richard’s interests are gardening, road biking, yoga and karate. He plays tennis and golf.
HONORS & AWARDS
- AV Preeminent Rating, Martindale-Hubbell (2012-2017)
- Virginia Super Lawyer-Family Law, Virginia Super Lawyers (2006-2018)
- Top Lawyers in Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia Magazine (2014-2017)
- Top Attorneys in Virginia, Richmond Magazine (2012)
- Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine (2009)
- Washington D.C. Super Lawyer-Family Law, Washington D.C. Super Lawyers (2007-2017)
- Virginia Super Lawyer-Family Law, Virginia Super Lawyers (2006-2017)