Kelly Byrnes & Danker, PLLC

Maureen E. Danker

Maureen E. Danker is a long time resident of Northern Virginia and a 1997 graduate of Virginia Tech (B.A., Sociology).  She earned her Juris Doctorate from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware, in May of 2000.  Maureen’s practice of law has solely focused on domestic relations since April 2002.   Throughout her career, she has counselled and assisted hundreds of clients, helping them navigate the complexities involved with divorce, custody, visitation, alimony, child support, asset valuation, and business valuation, whether through settlement negotiation, mediation, or litigation.  She has also drafted numerous pre-marital agreements.

Maureen zealously represents her clients in a skillful, efficient and cost-effective manner.  Many of her client’s objectives are obtained through settlement negotiations or mediation, which generally provide the most effective means for resolving family law matters.  However, under certain circumstances, litigation is the only means for a resolution, and Maureen is an experienced litigator in all aspects of family law matters.  She has successfully represented clients throughout Northern Virginia, including Fairfax, Alexandria, Arlington, Loudoun, Stafford and Prince William County Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts.

Maureen is also an active member of the Virginia State Bar.  She currently serves as Immediate Past President of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference and is a member of the Virginia State Bar Council and Executive Committee.  She was formerly vice-chair of the 5th District Disciplinary Committee.  She is also Virginia’s Young Lawyer Delegate in the American Bar Association’s House of Delegates.  She has been recognized by her peers as a Virginia Rising Star and is currently a Virginia Super Lawyer.  Maureen was also named by Ten Leaders as a top lawyer in the area of matrimonial and divorce law.