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Theresa M. Mihalik
- Domestic Relations Law.
- Pennsylvania, 1987;
- District of Columbia, 1988;
- Virginia, 1989
- Georgetown University Law Center (Certificate in Employee Benefits Law), 2006;
- Catholic University of America (J.D.), 1987;
- University of Scranton (B.A.), magna cum laude, 1984
Theresa M. Mihalik is one of the leading practitioners in the area’s domestic relations field. She has been recognized by the Washingtonian magazine as one of Washington, D.C.’s top lawyers. In addition to her work in handling divorces, she has extensive experience in drafting prenuptial and cohabitation agreements, which is a large part of her practice. She has also served as an adjunct faculty member at both the Georgetown University Law Center and the Catholic University of America’s School of Law, teaching Family Law.
She recently joined Bean Kinney & Korman, P.C. in Arlington, Virginia, where she continues her practices in both Virginia and the District of Columbia. Prior to joining Bean Kinney & Korman, she was a partner in the firm of Kuder, Smollar, Friedman & Mihalik, P.C. She served as a Law Clerk to the Honorable Rufus G. King, III, at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, from 1987 to 1989. During her tenure as Law Clerk, Judge King served as the Calendar One Judge for Domestic Relations cases. In 1995, she was elected to the D.C. Bar Association\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s Family Law Steering Committee. She served as the Program Chair and Treasurer for the Steering Committee from 1995-1996. From 1996-1998, she served as Co-Chair for the Steering Committee at-large. During her tenure, the D.C. Bar Family Law Section was awarded the Frederick B. Abramson Award for its partnership in the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic. In addition to her Section leadership, she has served as a faculty member for the D.C. Bar PSAC Uncontested Divorce Pro Se Clinic, and previously served as a mentor for the D.C. Bar PSAC Advice and Referral Clinic.
Theresa has successfully represented clients in the Collaborative practice, assisting clients to reach a resolution without the need for court intervention. Although she believes an agreement is the better outcome, Theresa does represent clients in court, both in D.C. and in Northern Virginia. She is trained as a mediator and previously served as an Alternative Dispute Facilitator for the Superior Court of the District of Columbia’s Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) program. She has previously served on the Board for the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals.
- District of Columbia Bar (Member: Section of Family Law);
- Virginia State Bar (Member, Section of Family Law).