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About Rachel

About Rachel Virk

Rachel L. Virk has been a practicing Family Law Attorney in Northern Virginia since 1990.

Ms. Virk earned her initial Certification as a Mediator by the Judicial Council of Virginia in 2001, and has been continuously certified and mediating since. She is Certified to mediate at the highest Circuit Court Family level.

Ms. Virk completed her training as a Collaborative Law Practitioner in 2005.  


Rachel Virk has been:

Selected to the Super Lawyers list in 2024

A volunteer attorney for The Women’s Center of Vienna since 2001

Representing clients in mental health Commitment Hearings since 2021

Recognized as a Top Ten Family Law Attorney by "America's Best Advocates" for 2022 and 2023

Recognized as a Top 10 Family Law attorney by “Best of the Best Attorneys” for 2021 and 2022

Recognized as a "Lawyer of Distinction" for 2021 and 2022

Named as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine for Divorce and Family Law for 2020 and 2021

Recognized as a "Top Ranking Family Law Attorney" by the American Association of Attorney Advocates for 2020 and 2021

Voted “Best Law Firm for Loudoun County” in the 2020 Loudoun Times Annual “Best of” Poll

Recognized as a “Top 1% Family Law Attorney” by Premier Lawyers of America for 2019

Recognized as a “Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Virginia” by the Attorney and Practice Magazine for 2018 through 2023

Recognized as a “Top 10 Family Law Attorney for Virginia” by the American Jurist Institute for 2017 and 2019

Voted #1 Attorney for Loudoun County in the 2017 Loudoun Now Annual Loudoun Favorites Poll

Recognized as a “Top Lawyers in Virginia” by The Legal Network for 2016, 2017 and 2019

Recognized as a “Ten Best Attorney for Client Satisfaction” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for 2015 through 2021

The Law Firm of Rachel L. Virk, PC has been:

Recognized as a “Ten Best Law Firm” by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys for 2018

Professional Associations

President of Rachel L. Virk, P.C., Ms. Virk has been a:

  • Member of the Virginia State Bar since 1989, and Family Law Section Member
  • Member of the Fairfax County Bar Association since 1990, and Family Law Section Member
  • Member of the Loudoun County Bar Association since 2000
  • Member of the Virginia Mediation Network from 2005 to 2018
  • Member of the Virginia State Bar Association ADR Joint Committee from 2005 - 2018
  • Member of the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals from 2005 - 2018
  • Member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia from 2005 - 2018
  • Member of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals from 2007 - 2018


The Four Ways of Divorce: A Concise Guide to What you Need to Know about Divorce using Litigation, Negotiation, Collaboration and Mediation So You Don't Pay More Than You Should

Third Party Assisted Negotiation and the High Pressure Settlement of Disputes.  (Family Law News, Winter 2013)

Informative Mediation—A New Model for Tough Economic Times. (Family Law News, Fall, 2008)

When Is Collaboration the Most Appropriate Method of Dispute Resolution  in Divorce, and Why Is It Beneficial to Collaborate? (Aspatore Books)

Benefits of Collaborative Divorce

The Reality of Divorce

The Varying Roles of the Mental Health Professional as Pertaining to the Various Ways in Which Divorce Issues are Resolved. (Family Therapy Magazine, July-August, 2009)

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