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James D. Livesay - Fredericksburg, VA

150 Riverside Parkway #307 Fredericksburg, VA 22406

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Updated: 04/17/2020


James Livesay is a founding partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He leads the firm’s team of family law attorneys across offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1995 and the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served three years in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps. He entered civilian practice as a family law attorney in 2001, and joined with partner Kevin Myers to found Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003...

About James D. Livesay


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Current Employment Position(s)

  • Partner, since 2003


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2006
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2006

Other Affiliations

  • Military Officers Association of America, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, 2004 - Present (Member)
  • University of Virginia Alumni Association, 2003 - Present (Member)
  • Virginia Tech Alumni Association, 1995 - Present (Member)


  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, May, 1998
    Honors: Member, Editorial Board, Virginia Journal of Law and Politics
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 1995
    Honors: Virginia Tech Joseph Bernd Award, Best Paper in Political Science, 1995
    Major: Political Science
    Major: Philosophy

Past Positions

  • Osborne|Craig, P.L.C., Manassas, Virginia, Associate Attorney, 2001 - 2003
  • Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, Assistant Force Judge Advocate, 2000 - 2001
  • Navy Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, Defense Counsel, 1999 - 2000


Other Sources of Feedback About James D. Livesay

Included on the 2020 Washington DC list

Past Lists

  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Washington DC Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for James D. Livesay on Super Lawyers


  • Trial Advocacy Award, New York City Bar Association, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, 1998 - Present
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), 2001 - Present
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2000 - Present
  • Super Lawyer, 2014 - 2020
  • Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013

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Office Information


150 Riverside Parkway #307 Fredericksburg, VA 22406


  • 540-370-0953

Accepts Credit Cards


Office Hours

Mon - Fri 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.




  • Is It Really Cheaper To Keep Her (Or Him)?, The Livesay & Myers Blog, 2009
    A discussion of spousal support in Virginia, including the trend toward reliance on local spousal support guidelines in many jurisdictions.

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