Law Office of Li-Shann Durst

Ms. 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 matters pertaining to divorce such as custody, visitation, child and spousal support, and property distribution. She has negotiated settlements, drafted marital agreements, and represented clients in court hearings. Additionally, Ms. Durst brings her experience in 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 alternative dispute methods such as Mediation, Negotiation, and the Collaborative Process. Ms. Durst provides well-informed, prudent advice to her clients with the sensitivity and compassion they deserve during one of life’s most challenging season.

Li-Shann Durst

Practice Areas

Family Law

Collaborative Law


Bar Admissions

Virginia, 2001

Honors & Awards

Chief Justice Harry L. Carrico, Pro Bono Award


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

California State University
Long Beach, California
B.S. cum laude 1991
Major: Business, concentration in Finance

Professional Training

Mediation for the Professional
Center for Dispute Settlement, Washington, DC

Collaborative Divorce Training
CollaborativePractice Training Institute (CPTI)

Interest-Based Negotiation & Mediation Skills Training
CollaborativePractice Training Institute (CPTI)

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

Pro Bono Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia

Vice President (from 2013 to 2019), My Child & Me (non-profit organization)

Member, The Community Church, Ashburn, Virginia