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Cooper Ginsberg Gray

Carly M. Anderson     EMAIL ME HERE

My interest in a legal career began with my internship with Cooper Ginsberg Gray when I was home from James Madison University for summer and winter breaks. After college, I enrolled in law school at Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law where I had a focus in criminal law and enjoyed participating in moot court competitions. My internship with a Georgia county District Attorney’s office gave me the opportunity to be in court often and litigate my first jury trial.

My professional legal career began through a fellowship at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, where I was fortunate to represent veterans in a variety of matters, including housing, consumer and family law issues. As a spouse of an Army veteran, I understand the unique challenges military members face, especially those involving family. I was inclined to pursue family law because I wanted to support my clients with their most personal matters during a difficult and emotional time in their lives. Before returning to Cooper Ginsberg Gray as an associate attorney, I served LSNV as a Family Law Staff Attorney, representing victims of domestic violence in matters of divorce, custody, visitation, child and spousal support and family abuse protective orders. 

I believe a good family law attorney is compassionate, a good listener, and someone who can present creative solutions. In my practice, I strive to encompass all of these values. I aim to provide practical and thorough advice to help our clients feel comfortable and well-informed about their options. In my experience, I find family legal decisions are best made by the parties involved because they are more likely to follow through with those decisions. However, if an agreement cannot be reached, I will be a strong advocate for my clients in court. 

Professional Experience:

  • Associate, Cooper Ginsberg Gray, PLLC (2017-present)
  • Staff Attorney, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2016-2017)
  • Veterans Legal Fellow, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2015-2016)
Intern, Houston County District Attorney's Office, Macon, Georgia (2012-2015)


  • Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law (J.D., 2015)
  • James Madison University (B.A., 2010)


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association

 Recognition, Activities and Community Involvement: 

  • 2016 Legal Aid Society New Attorney with a Fast Start Award
  • 2016 Legal Aid Society Greatest Achievement in Family Law Award
  • Moot Court Tryout Editor, Mercer Advocacy Council 2014-2015
  • ABA National Moot Court Competition 2015
  • Georgia Intrastate Moot Court Competition 2014


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