Law Office of Li-Shann Durst
(703) 443-4762


Law Office of Li-Shann Durst

Li-Shann Durst

(703) 443-4762

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Li-Shann Durst has a passion for families and has worked with individuals from diverse backgrounds and economic circumstances. She has advised clients on various family law issues pertaining to divorce, custody, parenting time, child and spousal support, property distribution, negotiated settlements, drafted marital and settlement agreements, and represented clients in court hearings. Additionally, Ms. Durst brings her extensive experience in the mortgage industry and finance to inform her decisions in family law matters.

Having been a litigator, Ms. Durst has turned her attention to resolving family law issues using mediation and collaborative law. There is no easy way to separate a family, however mediation or a collaborative divorce provides families an alternative to litigation that is more dignified and peaceful. Ms. Durst provides well informed, reasoned advice to her clients with the sensitivity and compassion they deserve during one of life's most challenging season.

Practice Areas

Family Law

Collaborative Law

Mediation (Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator)

Bar Admission

Virginia, 2001


California State University
Long Beach, CA
B.S., Business (Concentration in Finance)
May 1991 Cum laude

George Mason University School of Law
Arlington, Virginia
J.D. 2001

Awards & Honors

Recipient of the Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico Pro Bono Award, 2009

Professional Associations

Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)

Virginia Women Attorneys Association

Loudoun County Bar

Virginia Collaborative Professionals

International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia

Volunteer Activities

President, Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2016-2018)

Treasurer,  Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association (2014-2016)

Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Vice President, My Child & Me. Inc. (non-profit organization)

Member, The Community Church, Ashburn, Virginia