About

The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. is a general law practice focusing on
the areas of Family Law and Estate Law, and range of other legal areas.

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Our Commitment

Our goal is to provide clients with top-notch, experienced lawyers they can trust, at an affordable price, without compromising on quality. We focus on educating our clients and engage them in their own cases. Here, you’ll find caring counselors-at-law who will provide an atypical lawyer/client experience, with amazing results.

 

Our Mission

Our mission is committed to three principles: advocacy, professionalism and compassion, and strive to balance these priorities to both serve the needs of each client and promote the highest standards of integrity and excellence in the legal profession.

Our Clients Are Our First Priority

The practice of law involves more than providing clients with legal advice. At the Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C., we believe that maintaining a direct attorney-client relationship with each client is essential to developing and executing effective legal strategies.

You’ll find that our practice is a little bit different than the usual law office in how we personally interact with each client. Here, our clients deal directly with a principal attorney, not a team of paralegals or assistants. We also find it beneficial to work closely with our clients, making them partners in their own cases. Working together, we strive to find creative solutions that will not only solve a legal issue, but save our clients’ money at the same time.

Our priority is our clients’ well-being and satisfaction, and our clients know they are receiving the best possible legal representation with us. They demonstrate their trust in the services we provide by returning again and again for other legal services as well as referring their friends and family members to us.

Geographic Region

The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. is located in Leesburg (Lansdowne area) in Loudoun County, Virginia, near Loudoun hospital. It serves clients mainly from Northern Virginia and northern suburban Washington, D.C. including the cities of Ashburn, Fairfax, Leesburg, Manassas, McLean, Purcellville, Reston, Round Hill, Sterling, Winchester and others, and the counties of Clarke, Fairfax, Fauquier, Frederick, Loudoun, Prince William and Stafford. We offer plenty of free parking and an easy-to-access location.

Office Hours

We offer in-office appointments; however, if needed, we can arrange for on-site and home visits when necessary. Our office hours are typically
8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Monday – Friday; however, late evening and weekend appointments can also be arranged upon request.



 

 


Meet Your Attorneys

 

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Areas of Practice

  • Adoption by Step-parent
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Special Needs Trust Planning
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Marital and Premarital Contracts
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce (Mediation, Agreement Drafting/Review, Uncontested and Contested Matters)
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Deeds
  • Trusts
  • Wills

Patricia E. Tichenor, Esq.

Owner and Principal Attorney

Patricia E. Tichenor graduated cum laude from the American University, Washington College of Law (1996) in Washington, D.C. She received her B.A. degree Magna Cum Laude in English Literature from Hofstra University in New York (1992).

Prior to opening her own practice, Ms. Tichenor worked for the Office of the General Counsel at the U.S. Department of Agriculture headquarters in Washington, D.C. She was responsible for regulatory oversight, investigation and enforcement for the Food Stamp Program, as well as a number of other programs managed by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) in Alexandria, Virginia.

Ms. Tichenor opened the Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. in 2001, to offer legal services in estate planning and family law. She brings experience in estate planning, securities arbitration, criminal defense and divorce, as well as consulting services for the Technical Advisory Service for Attorneys (TASA).

She is licensed to practice law in Virginia, the District of Columbia, Minnesota and California, and is an active member of the American Bar Association (ABA), Loudoun County Bar Association, Fairfax County Bar Association, Virginia State Bar Association and Minnesota State Bar Association.

Ms. Tichenor hails from Minnesota but is a world traveler who has developed a passion for the Korean culture, often traveling to Korea and studying its language.

 

Honors and Awards:

  • Top 100 Litigation Lawyers in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016
  • 2015 10 Best Client Satisfaction Award from the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • Who’s Who

 


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Areas of Practice

  • Adoption by Step-parent
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Guardianship and Conservatorship
  • Marital and Premarital Contracts
  • Custody & Visitation
  • Divorce (Agreement Drafting/Review, Uncontested and Contested Matters)
  • Elder Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Probate & Estate Administration
  • Deeds
  • Wills

Camellia Safi, Esq.

Associate Attorney

Camellia Safi graduated from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law (2011), and while in her second year of law school worked as an intern for The Law Office of Patricia E. Tichenor, P.L.L.C. She now serves as Associate Attorney with our practice.

While in law school, Ms. Safi also interned for the Honorable Judge Rossie D. Alston, who sits on the Virginia Court of Appeals, and traveled with the Legal Services Society (2009) to provide pro bono legal aid services to Hurricane Katrina victims through the Mississippi Center of Justice. She served as a student attorney for Columbus Community Legal Services at her law school, in both the General Practice Clinic and the Consumer Protection Project, providing legal representation to low-income District of Columbia residents.

Ms. Safi served as a staff writer for Comm Law Conspectus: The Journal of Communications Law and Policy, and was a member of the Catholic University Society of Trial Advocates and the American Association of Justice. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Northern Virginia Young Lawyers Association, American Association of Justice, and Catholic University Society of Trial Advocates.

She is a native of New York, with family ties to Afghanistan, and is fluent in Farsi and Dari.

 

Languages:

  • Farsi
  • Dari