Susan M. Butler




4000 Legato Suite 400
Fairfax VA, 22033
Phone: (703) 222-3333
Fax: (703) 222-3340


Traditional Client Representation, Litigation, Mediation and Collaborative Divorce



  • Arlington, Virginia
  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • Falls Church , Virginia
  • Fauquier, Virginia
  • Loudoun, Virginia
  • Madison, Virginia
  • Manassas , Virginia
  • Manassas Park , Virginia
  • Prince William, Virginia

Legal Organizations

Virginia State Bar Board of Governors Family Section,2016-present; Council Member, Virginia State Bar, 2008-2014; Standing Committee on Unauthorized Practice of Law, Virginia State Bar, 2012-2016; Metro Protocols Committee, Collaborative Practice Groups, 2009-present.


Faculty Member, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Viginia Sate Bar, 2010-2012; Faculty Member, Law School Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar, 2012-present.

CLE Presentations

Faculty Member, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar, 2010 -2012. Faculty Member, Law School Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar, 2012- present. Fairfax Bar Association CLE: “Family Law and Mediation,” October 6, 2009. Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section: “Collaborative Law: State of the Practice,” March 12, 2012. Apple Valley Mediation Network, October 23, 2012. “Spousal Support in Tough Economic Times.” Virginia Collaborative Professionals 5th Annual Meeting, November 12, 2012. “Updates on Collaborative Protocols.” Fairfax Bar Association, Ethical Issues in Three Alternative Approaches to a Family Law Matter, April 16, 2013. Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia, January 30, 2013. “Ethics Guidelines for Collaborative Practice: MD, DC and VA.” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 2013 Family Law Seminar, September 10, 2013. “Modifying and Terminating Spousal Support.” Practicing Family Law; Avoiding Malpractice, May 13, 2014. “Spousal Maintenance and Support.” Annual Divorce Practice Seminar (Virginia Chapter, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; National Center for Family Law, the University of Richmond; and, The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, January 22, 2015. “Benefits for Same-Sex Couples: Insurance, Beneficiary Status, Retirement Issues, Etc.” VTLA Advanced Family Law Retreat: Tying and Untying the Know: Advocating Same Sex Family Law Issues, February 20-21, 2015. “Federal Benefits/Entitlements.” Practicing Family Law; Avoiding Malpractice, May 7, 2015. “Tax, Spousal Support, Child Support and Malpractice Tips.” 34th Annual Family Law Seminar: Hot Topics in Domestic Practice Today, October 15 and October 20, 2015. “Bi-annual Legislative Update.” 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar: Trial Practice Skills, April 21, 2016. “Crafting a Great Opening Statement.” AAML 40 Hour Mediation Training Faculty, June, 2019.

AAML Chapter

Amicus Committee, 2015-present; CLE Committee, 2018-present.