Nathan J. Olson EMAIL ME HERE
Fairfax Family Law Attorney
When you or someone you know needs assistance for family law matters, I can offer compassionate and skilled legal representation. I am committed to helping all of my clients understand the legal aspects of their specific situations to ensure the best resolution of each individual case.
My practice is devoted entirely to family law matters including: divorce, property division, support, custody and visitation matters, and protective order hearings and subsequent appeals. During the past several years, I have expanded my practice to include drafting prenuptial agreements and handling uncontested adoption cases.
I strive to provide thoughtful, practical, and zealous representation, while remaining mindful of your costs. My objective is to offer you an honest and objective assessment of your case and to provide you information about the alternative ways that your case can be resolved without the expense or stress of a trial. However, I understand that not all cases can settle, and should your case go to trial, I am a determined litigator who will skillfully advocate your position in court.
Given our proximity to Washington, D.C., I have a particular interest in assisting government employees or their spouses in family law matters. I routinely represent employees of the U.S. Department of State and the Foreign Service, and I have experience in handling the complex custody and support issues that are associated with these types of cases. I also have significant experience dividing government retirement plans and pensions.
I am a licensed Guardian ad Litem for children, and in that role, I advocate for children in certain family law matters. As a child of divorced parents, I understand the impact that separation and divorce can have on a family. This experience allows me to help identify and understand family law issues on a personal level, while my legal training allows me to advance your cause in the courtroom.
Prior to becoming a lawyer, I authored 36 children’s books, which are now used in schools and school libraries. This was a thoroughly enjoyable experience and has given me the ability to explain complex issues in simple, straightforward terms.
I became a partner at Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC in June 2015. I first joined the firm as an intern in September 2005 when I was still in law school, and became an associate attorney with the firm in October 2006. I am licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and I represent clients in Fairfax, Loudoun, Prince William, and Arlington Counties, as well as Alexandria and Falls Church. Click here to access my AVVO profile, which includes client reviews.
If you would like to schedule a consultation appointment with me, please call our office at (703) 934-1480 or complete our initial consultation form. I look forward to meeting with you.
- Juris Doctor degree from the George Mason University School of Law 2006
- The University of Tulsa, B.A. magna cum laude June 1999
- Fairfax Bar Association
- Virginia State Bar-Bar Council (2015-2016)
- Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference
- Incoming President (July 2015-June 2015)
- Secretary (July 2013-June 2014)
- Board of Governors (July 2009- Present)
- Adjunct professor at the George Mason University School of Law (Family Law Drafting and Practice)
- Selected as a 2015 Virginia Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers Magazine
- President of Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference 2015-2016
- Legal Writing Fellow (George Mason University School of Law)
- Vice-Justice of the Moot Court Board (George Mason University School of Law)
PUBLISHED WORKS / SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS
- Co-authored Child Support for the “Emancipated” Special Needs Child in Exceptional Parents Magazine 2013; republished in Family Law News
- 36 children’s books (science, biography, and similar non-fiction topics)
- Virginia Trial Lawyers Association CLE Seminar: Everything you wanted to know about Child Support and Spousal Support, September 10, 2013.
- Virginia State Bar Admission and Orientation Ceremony Fall 2015 and Spring 2016.
- Minority Prelaw Conference: Northern Virginia Program, April 2016.