Michael McHugh

252 N. Washington Street
Falls Church, Virginia 22046
United States
Office Phone: (703) 841-9318
Member since 2006
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator

I help families and individuals safely navigate life's most difficult transitions. As an active collaborative practitioner, I am dedicated to helping clients, their spouses, and their children respectfully resolve their issues in a client controlled and safe environment. In each case, we work together to help reduce the stress associated with the traditional divorce model, and seek to promote better communication and family relationships.

Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, Real Estate Law; LGBT Issues;
License(s): Licensed in Virginia (1987) and the District of Columbia (1988)

Undergraduate Education

University of Virginia, Bachelor of Science Architecture 1980

Postgraduate Education

North Carolina State University, Masters of Architecture 1982

Professional Education

University of Virginia School of Law, Juris Doctor 1987


Together with two other practitioners, I was one of the first trained collaborative attorneys in Virginia (2002) and have sponsored trainings to expand collaborative practice in Virginia. I have practiced in various collaborative models, most recently with the full interdisciplinary team that I believe provides families the full support they need to make the smoothest transition possible through the divorce process. I recently trained to become a trainer in the collaborative divorce model, and look forward to teaching and mentoring new collaborative professionals.