Kara Lee

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Partner
Location:
Falls Church, Virginia
Phone:
703-883-8035
Fax:
703-356-6120
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Kara Lee has a passion for helping people going through difficult times and works vigorously for her clients.  She has litigated, mediated, and settled cases dealing with complex issues, including adultery, divorce, spousal support, child support, child custody, marital settlement agreements, and equitable distribution of marital property including valuation of business interests, and contempt and other post-divorce issues.

Prior to law school, Kara received her Bachelor’s (Magna Cum Laude) and Master’s degrees in English from Virginia Tech.  She taught English courses at Clemson University and at Virginia Tech before deciding to attend law school. 

She began working at Maddox & Gerock in May, 2010 (when the firm was known as The Maddox Law Firm, P.C.), as a legal intern assisting the attorneys on a myriad of family law issues. When she obtained her Juris Doctor from George Mason University and her license to practice law in Virginia, she joined the firm as an associate attorney.  

As a child of a kindergarten teacher for the Department of Defense school system, Kara had the unique opportunity to live in The Netherlands, Norway, Belgium, and Germany prior to moving to the United States for her junior year of high school.  She has traveled extensively in Europe, and lived in Seoul, South Korea for a time as an adult.  Because of her international background, Kara has a strong interest in international family law.  Her diverse experiences growing up in different countries have sharpened her ability to see an issue from all sides, and to determine the best course of action for her clients.

Kara presently serves as the President-Elect of the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers Board, and also serves as the Statewide Membership Coordinator of the Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division.  Kara has arranged and moderated Continuing Legal Education courses through her leadership positions.  She is a member of the family law sections of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association.  

In her free time, Kara loves to watch soccer, cook, and visit art galleries.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce
  • Child Support
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Equitable Distribution
  • International Family Law
  • Spousal Support
  • Contempt
  • Protective Orders/Family Abuse

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2012

Education

  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2012
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • M.A. - 2004
    • Major: English
  • Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Virginia
    • B.A. - 2004
    • Major: English

Classes/Seminars

  • Newly Admitted Attorney Orientation Continuing Legal Education Course, Moderator, Fairfax Bar Association, 2013

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Elite in Family Law, Virginia Business Magazine, 2015

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Young Lawyers Board, Fairfax Bar Association, President-Elect, 2016 - Present
  • Young Lawyers Division, Virginia Bar Association, Statewide Membership Coordinator, 2016 - Present
  • Law Related Education Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, Co-Chair, 2013 - 2015
  • Law Related Education Committee, Fairfax Bar Association, Volunteer Presenter, 2015
  • Color of Justice Subcommittee, Young Lawyers Board, Fairfax Bar Association, Member, 2014 - 2015
  • 5K Committee, Fairfax Law Foundation, Member, 2014 - 2015
  • Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center, Volunteer, 2014
  • Young Lawyers Board, Fairfax Bar Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member, 2013 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • American Bar Association, Member, 2012 - Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Member, 2011 - Present