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Charlie Rowan
Practitioner MediatorPractitioner Mediator

Charlie Rowan, Attorney & Mediator

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11428 Links Drive
Reston, VA 20190-4812
Fax: 877-675-5311


Description of Practice

I have been an attorney since helping resolve disputes since 1980, and a family law attorney and mediator since 2012. My law practice excludes litigation, as I believe the courtroom is a bad place to resolve family and marriage-related conflict. My practice — legal representation and mediation — is based on the core principle of informed self-determination. I help men, women, and families make better decisions together, and through a better process, than they have been able, or likely will be able, to do on their own — if possible, meeting the needs of all involved.

Professional Background

Charlie is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Johns Hopkins University. He served as law clerk to the late Hon. Howard Corcoran, U.S. District Judge for the District of Columbia. Charlie tried cases for eight years at two major law firms before serving as dispute-resolution counsel at a major corporation. He is current Co-Chair and past Chair of the ADR Section of the Fairfax Bar Association and a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia.


Charlie has been helping people resolve differences peacefully for over 30 years. He is fully trained in Collaborative Practice and is certified by the Supreme Court of Virginia (Office of Executive Secretary) to mediate the most complex family issues, including divorce, separation, property division, spousal support (alimony), child support, custody and parenting. Charlie also understands and welcomes cases involving family-owned businesses. Charlie has over two decades' mediation experience, having served as counsel for a parties in mediation and as a mediator. He has mediated many family cases.


  • Juris Doctor – University of Virginia School of Law
  • Bachelor of Arts – The Johns Hopkins University


Charlie believes it is important it is for families to have the option of a process rooted in dialog and understanding. Charlie's approach is create a safe and non-pressured space where the parties can make well-informed decisions for their families and their futures.


Please contact Charlie for current fee information.

Other Information

I meet mediation clients in Northern Virginia (multiple locations), Montgomery County Maryland (Bethesda), and NW Washington DC.

Areas of Practice

  • Adult Family
  • Appellate
  • Business
  • Civil (general)
  • Community
  • Contracts
  • Divorce (all issues)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Elder
  • Environmental
  • Family
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Marital Mediation
  • Online Civil
  • Online Family/Divorce
  • Online Mediation
  • Parent-Teen
  • Prenuptial
  • Probate

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Fact-Finder
  • Communication Skills Trainer
  • Counselor
  • Mediator-Arbitrator
  • Mediation Consultant
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Staff Developer
  • Ombud
  • Conflict Coach
  • Custody Evaluator
  • Mediating Lawyer
  • Collaborative Professional
  • Facilitator
  • Online Mediator

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