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Vicki Viramontes-LaFree, JD

Pasternak and Fidis, P.C.
7101 Wisconsin Avenue
Suite 1025
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: 301-656-8850
Fax: 301-656-3053

Vicki handles all aspects of divorce and family law, including resolution of property, support and child custody issues. Vicki works in an amicable and respectful manner with clients who are interested in resolving their family conflicts, having in mind at all times her goal of helping both adults and children move forward into the future.

An experienced and effective negotiator, she uses her negotiating skills to resolve family disputes through settlement whenever possible. Vicki has completed her training in many aspects of collaborative practice. Recently, she has become a leader in collaborative law groups in order to advance the goals of collaborative law and to bring this fresh approach to as many clients as can benefit from it.

Vicki has taught continuing legal education programs on division of retirement benefits at divorce, including military, federal plans and the plans of international organizations. She has also taught an advanced training program on financial aspects of divorce, including retirement benefits, property transfers, and taxes, for mediators of the District of Columbia's Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division.

Practice Group Membership

  • Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals, Inc.
  • DC Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Maryland Collaborative Practice Council

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Bar Association of the District of Columbia (Family Law Section)
  • Maryland State Bar Association (Family Law Section)
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Family Law Section)
  • Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia
  • Women's Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland

Professional Licenses

  • District of Columbia
  • Maryland
  • New Mexico (inactive)


  • University of New Mexico, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa
  • University of New Mexico School of Law, J.D.


Year Training Type Instructor Hours
2005 Basic Collaborative Law Training George Richardson 16
2006 Basic Collaborative Law Training Suzanne Brunsting / Stuart Levinson 16
2006 Intermediate Collaborative Law Training Stu Web / Ron Ousky 8
2007 Taking the War Out of Our Words Sharon Ellison 8
2007 Interdisciplinary Team Training George Richardson 20

MCPC First Annual Symposium: "Collaborative Advocacy/Difficult Conversations Workshop"

Gabriella Salvatore 8