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Karen L. Keyes

Arlington Collaborative Law PLLC
Attorney, Mediator
2311 Wilson Blvd., Suite 625 Arlington, VA 22201
Phone: 703-528-1991
Fax: 703-528-1948

I help clients with family law issues reach solutions in a respectful and productive manner that enables the family members to address their needs, construct an out of court settlement, and move forward with their lives. The goal is a creative and quality resolution with minimal emotional cost to the family members. I bring to my clients the following value: more control over the process and outcome, flexibility in settlement options, efficient use of professional resources, focus on financial security and the best interests of the children, and better long term relationships for clients, their children, and extended family members. Services provided are Collaborative Practice, Mediation and Representation in Negotiation.

Practice Group Membership

  • Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Board Member
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals

Professional Activities

  • Selected by peers and listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Collaborative Law: Family Law and Family Law Mediation, 2018 - current;
  • Council Member, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, 2018 - current
  • Liaison, International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, 2018 - current
  • Executive Board Member, DCACP 2013-2015
  • Past Chair and Founding Chair, Virginia Collaborative Professionals;
  • Past Co-Chair Northern Virginia Chapter of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals;
  • Substitute Judge, Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court and Commissioner in Chancery (1997 - 2005), Seventeenth Judicial Circuit Arlington, Virginia;
  • Adjunct Professor, Alternative Dispute Resolution, George Mason University School of Law (1996 - 1997);
  • Virginia Alternative Dispute Resolution Joint Committee, Council Chair 2004 -- 2005; and
    Virginia Mediation Network: 1995 to present.

Professional Licenses

  • Virginia Licensed Attorney
  • District of Columbia Licensed Attorney
  • Certified Mediator (Advanced Family Level) Supreme Court of Virginia


  • College of Charleston, B.S., Magna Cum Laude, 1984
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., Member of Law Review, 1990