Professional Details

Patti Philipse, JD
Attorney and Mediator

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10615 Judicial Drive
Suite 602
Fairfax, VA 22030
Fax: 703-794-9375


Description of Practice

For 32 years my practice has focused exclusively on settling family law matters out of court by either negotiation or mediation. Since adding mediation to my practice 12 years ago, I've served as mediator for over 300 couples.

I also lecture on the subject monthly at different organizations, to spread the word about the benefits of divorce mediation.

I mediate all family law matters including asset division, debt division, retirement division, custody arrangements, and support.

As a sole practitioner, I give my undivided attention to each of my clients. In my role as mediator, I guide clients through all of the issues that need to be addressed in their Agreement, keeping clients focused on the issues in order to keep the process as productive and efficient as possible.

Bringing 32 years of experience to the mediation table, I share with clients all of the legal information they need in order to make informed choices and I offer creative solutions to bridge the gap of disagreements, so that the parties can reach a mutually agreeable, workable settlement.

Once all agreements are reached between the parties, I prepare a thorough, well-crafted written Agreement for signature.


BA 1985 Rutgers University
JD 1988 George Washington University-The National Law Center

Areas of Practice

  • Divorce (all issues) (275 mediated)
  • Divorce (parenting)
  • Family

Professional Services

  • Mediator
  • Representational Lawyer
  • Mediating Lawyer

This dispute resolution professional keeps professional liability insurance.