Virginia's Family Attorney

Devon Rood Slovensky

Life is full of surprises, and family life is no different.

As a child of adopted parents, I learned early on that family law provides a unique way to touch the lives of people going through some of the toughest periods of their lives.

Now, as a family law attorney and the only Attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional in Southwest Virginia, I work with my clients every step of the way to guide them to a new stage in their life.

Virginia's Family Attorney

Devon Rood Slovensky

Virginia's Family Attorney

Devon Rood Slovensky

Ms. Slovensky was amazing in handling my divorce. She is honest and trustworthy and helped me work through the details, was very responsive to my questions as the process went along, and ultimately facilitated the best outcome.

- Tammy S.

Life is full of surprises, and family life is no different.

As a child of adopted parents, I learned early on that family law provides a unique way to touch the lives of people going through some of the toughest periods of their lives.

Now, as a family law attorney and the only Attorney and Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional in Southwest Virginia, I work with my clients every step of the way to guide them to a new stage in their life.

After graduating from the University of Virginia and obtaining my J.D. from George Mason University School of Law, I began my career as a staff attorney for legal aid. I gained valuable insight into the legal system and the importance of going the extra mile for the people we serve.

I soon realized that I wanted to focus my efforts on my true passion – family law – and made the decision to open my own firm.

For many people, their family law attorney is the only person they can turn to when their life turns upside down.

But the legal system is highly impersonal, technical, and confusing.

I founded my firm with the intention of forging a path through the rules and the “gotchas” to stand with my clients and help them rebuild their lives.

My team is dedicated to doing what needs to be done to achieve the best possible result – and that includes being honest with clients about the best legal strategies that will achieve their ultimate goals.

Above all, we believe in understanding the law well enough to recognize when we can do more than just help our clients cut the pie – and when we can, instead, make the pie bigger.
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Licensing and certificates

  • 2021 Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional
  • Licensed to practice in all Virginia courts, the United States District Courts in Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Virginia.
  • Supreme Court of Virginia certified guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults.

Education

  • B.A. from the University of Virginia in Economics and American Politics
  • J.D. from George Mason University
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Public Service Trial College (2015)
  • The National Trial Advocacy College (2016)

Accolades and major cases

  • 2021 The Roanoker’s 40 Under 40
  • 2020 Virginia Skyline Girl Scouts Woman of Achievement
  • 2019 Roanoke Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year
  • 2017 Pegasus Scholarship from the American Inns of Court (one of two American attorneys chosen to represent the American Inns of Court in London, England)
  • Madrid v. Robinson. First case in the Western District of Virginia to enforce an I-864 immigration affidavit of support.

Memberships and Committees

  • Appointed to Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Access to Legal Services
  • 2015-2016 president of the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and former statewide VWAA board member
  • Member of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
  • Board Member of the Roanoke Bar Association

Events

Licensing and certificates

  • 2021 Certified Divorce Financial Analyst® professional
  • Licensed to practice in all Virginia courts, the United States District Courts in Virginia, and the United States Bankruptcy Courts in Virginia.
  • Supreme Court of Virginia certified guardian ad litem for incapacitated adults.

Education

  • B.A. from the University of Virginia in Economics and American Politics
  • J.D. from George Mason University
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Public Service Trial College (2015)
  • The National Trial Advocacy College (2016)
  • National Institute for Trial Advocacy Advanced Trial College (2018)

Accolades and major cases

  • 2021 The Roanoker’s 40 Under 40
  • 2019 Roanoke Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year
  • 2018-2019 SuperLawyers Rising Star
  • 2017 Pegasus Scholarship from the American Inns of Court (one of two American attorneys chosen to represent the American Inns of Court in London, England)
  • Madrid v. Robinson. First case in the Western District of Virginia to enforce an I-864 immigration affidavit of support.

Memberships and Committees

  • Chair, Ted Dalton American Inn of Court Pegasus Committee
  • Appointed to Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Access to Legal Services
  • 2015-2016 president of the Roanoke Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and serves on the statewide VWAA board
  • Member of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court
  • Board Member of the Roanoke Bar Association

Events

The right advocate at the right time

20

Awards & Honors Received

600

Cases Handled

1500

People Helped
…and counting