Tawnya went into private practice after public service as an Assistant Attorney General for the District of Columbia. She practices primarily in the areas of domestic relations, criminal defense and wills and estates, but also is a litigator in other civil areas, including landlord tenant disputes. During law school, Tawnya clerked for the Department of Justice in Wilmington, Delaware. Along with years of courtroom experience, Tawnya coordinated a successful mediation program for 8+ years and continues to offer mediation and other alternative dispute resolution solutions.
Tawnya is admitted to practice in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Pennsylvania, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Tawnya is a 2004 graduate of Widener Law School. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh in 1995 with dual B.S. in Political Science and Sociology and received a M.S. in Criminology from West Chester University in 1998. Tawnya is an adjunct professor at Catholic University.
Christopher Mays received his BS from Virginia Tech and JD from the George Washington University Law School. Chris has received various awards for his work as an attorney, including recognition as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine, recognition by Super Lawyers, and earning Avvo's highest rating for attorneys. He has lectured at Continuing Legal Education seminars for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and local bar associations in Northern Virginia. He has also written for the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and co-authored written materials for Virginia CLE (Continuing Legal Education).
As an attorney, Chris focuses his practice on representing individuals and families in matters relating to divorce and other family law issues, as well as estate planning and administration. Chris is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Fairfax County Bar Association, Prince William County Bar Association, Alexandria Bar Association, and Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Chris is admitted to practice before the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Before beginning his legal practice, Chris served on active duty with the United States Army and as a civilian employee of the Department of Defense.
Margaret is a native of Northern Virginia with deep roots in the legal community. She earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Virginia and her law degree from the American University School of Law. Margaret began practicing family law in Northern Virginia in 1990 and has been involved in numerous complex and high value family law cases. Margaret is a member of the Alexandria and Fairfax County Bar Associations.