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Linh H. Ly

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lly@pesner.com

(703) 506-9440   ext 231

Fax (703) 506-0929

Experience

Linh Ly is a partner in the firm. Her practice is concentrated in civil litigation, family law, and estate planning. As a litigator, she enjoys assisting clients navigate through challenging times whether they are undergoing a divorce, custody battle, contract dispute, or other civil issue. Linh is highly experienced in all areas of family law including uncontested and contested divorces, prenuptial and postnuptial agreements, equitable distribution, custody and visitation, child support, spousal support, separate maintenance, and property settlement agreements. Linh was selected to the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Rising Star List in family law by Super Lawyers. 

 

Before entering private practice, she clerked for the first Asian American judge in Virginia, the Honorable John M. Tran in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia where she gained valuable experience of the inner workings of the Circuit Court. Linh graduated from the University of Baltimore School of Law where she was a student attorney at the Bronfein Family Law Clinic, the Manuscripts Editor of the Journal of Land and Development, a member of the Thomas Tang Moot Court Team, and a Teacher’s Assistant for Introduction to Lawyering Skills. She earned her undergraduate degree from the University of Virginia where she majored in English and minored in Asian Pacific American Studies. 

 

Linh is the President of the Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area, a professional association dedicated to the advancement of Vietnamese American attorneys and students in the legal profession. She also serves as a Co-Chair of the Solo & Small Firm Network of the National Asian Pacific American Bar Association and a Board Advisor to Devotion to Children, a nonprofit committed to providing access to affordable childcare for children under age six for economically disadvantaged families. Linh is an active member of the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area and served as its Vice President of Membership from 2018 to 2019 and its Solo & Small Firm Co-Chair from 2017 to 2018.

Education

  • University of Virginia (B.A. 2010)​

  • University of Baltimore School of Law (J.D. 2013 - Concentration in Litigation and Advocacy)

    • University of Baltimore Journal of Land and Development, Manuscripts Editor

    • Thomas Tang Moot Court Team

    • Bronfein Family Law Clinic

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia

Activities

  • President (2019 – Present), Member (2011 – Present), Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area

  • Solo & Small Firm Network Co-Chair (2019 – Present), Solo & Small Firm Boot Camp Subcommittee Co-Chair (2017-2018), Member (2017 – Present), National Asian Pacific American Bar Association

  • Board Advisor (2019 – Present), Devotion to Children

  • Vice President of Membership (2018 – 2019), Solo & Small Firm Co-Chair (2017 – 2018), Member (2011 – Present), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area

  • Member (2017 – Present), National Conference of Vietnamese American Attorneys

  • Member (2013 – Present), Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section, Young Lawyers Section

  • Member (2013 – Present), Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia

Awards and Recognition

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  • Rising Star Award 2020 - Asian Pacific American Bar Association of the Greater Washington, D.C. Area

  • Selected to the 2019 and 2020 Virginia Rising Star List in Family Law by Super Lawyers

  • Vietnamese American Bar Association of the Greater Washington D.C. Area Scholarship Winner, 2013

  • University of Baltimore Students for Public Interest Summer Grantee, 2012

  • Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Maryland Scholarship Winner, 2011 and 2012

Publications

​“A Judge's View: Parenting Factors, Modification, Enforcement and More,” National Business Institute Seminar, January 2016, Co-author with the Honorable John M. Tran

Speaking Engagements

  • Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Mixer & Panel, Washington, D.C. (May 2019)

  • Diverse Perspectives in Law, George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (March 2018)

  • Little Known Ways to Maintain a Successful Solo/Small Firm in Today's Competitive Market, National Asian Pacific American Bar Association Annual Convention, Chicago, IL (November 8, 2018)

Other Languages

  • Vietnamese

  • Spanish

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