Christine P. Hissong, Attorney
Christine Hissong concentrates on all aspects of family law. She routinely handles complex equitable distribution, custody, relocation, and support cases. Christine's highly refined skills and extensive experience allow her to cater to the individual needs of her clients, and she works with her clients to determine the best process in which to address their issues. She has extensive experience and is adept in negotiating settlement agreements on behalf of her clients.
Christine has considerable training in Collaborative Law and is an accomplished collaborative attorney. She represents her clients' interests and guides them through the collaborative divorce process to resolution, helping her clients to avoid the emotional and financial hardships often experienced in traditional divorce.
As a Virginia Supreme Court Certified Mediator, Christine serves as a neutral, facilitating parties' discussions and providing guidance and information necessary to help them reach resolution. Additionally, Christine is a proficient litigator, representing her clients in in Circuit Court and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Christine takes a particular interest in helping her clients assess their individual needs and providing representation in a manner specifically designed to meet those needs.
Ms. Hissong is a member of the Virginia State Bar, including the family law section, the Ohio Bar, the Fairfax Bar Association - including the collaborative dispute resolution section, Virginia Women Attorneys Association (VWAA), she also sits on the Board of International Academy of Collaborative Professionals (IACP), is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV) and the Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP), and Ms. Hissong is also a President Elect of CPNV.
Ms. Hissong earned a Bachelor of Arts, with concentrations in English and Political Science from the State University of New York at Buffalo in 1985.
Ms. Hissong attended the Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. During law school, Ms. Hissong participated in an internship with the Supreme Court of Ohio Board of Commissioners on Grievances and Discipline where she wrote advisory opinions responding to questions regarding the application of the Supreme Court Rules for the Bar of Ohio, the Judiciary, the Ohio Rules of Professional Conduct, Judiciary Conduct, and Attorney's Oath of Office. Ms. Hissong was admitted to the practice of law in the State of Ohio in 1993 and admitted to the United States District Court of the Southern District of Ohio in 1994.
While practicing in Ohio, Ms. Hissong had the privilege of representing clients in their claims for Workers' Compensation and Social Security Disability Benefits. Ms. Hissong was instrumental in establishing precedent for the payment of lost wages for police officers through the Court of Claims of Ohio, Victims of Crime Division.
Ms. Hissong was admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 1999 and to the United States District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia in 2007.
Awards and Publications
- Martindale-Hubbell "AV" Preeminent Rating