Members of our Divorce/Family Law Group include:
Reeves Mahoney is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm’s Divorce/Family Law Group. His areas of expertise include divorce/family law (with an emphasis on divorces involving substantial assets, complex equitable distribution and contested custody issues). Mr. Mahoney has been repeatedly elected by his peers to Virginia Business magazine's Legal Elite and Richmond magazine's Virginia Super Lawyers list in the category of Family Law and was named as one of the top 50 attorneys in Virginia. He is also included in the Best Lawyers in America, was selected as Family Lawyer of the Year in 2010 and holds an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Shantell Nashatka is a Shareholder of the firm and has extensive experience in all facets of family law litigation, to include high asset equitable distribution, military divorces, and complex custody cases. Ms. Nashatka also assists individuals with navigating the maze of family-related settlement negotiations and has been trained to use a collaborative law model. She has been selected as a Virginia Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers magazineand has been included in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in the category of Young Attorney.
Andrew Richmond is a Shareholder of the firm and has experience resolving complex divorces involving equitable distribution, support and custody both through contested litigation and negotiated agreements. Mr. Richmond also handles a variety of other family-related matters, including Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court cases, paternity actions and Department of Human Services issues. He has been selected as a Virginia Rising Star by Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, has been included in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in the category of Young Attorney, and was selected by Inside Business in 2014 as one of the Top Forty Under 40 young business people in Hampton Roads. He holds an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale Hubbell.
Ryan Thum is an Associate in the Divorce/Family Law Practice Group. His practice focuses primarily on litigating contested custody and divorce cases and serving as a Guardian ad litem in local courts. Mr. Thum also has experience advising clients in negotiating pre-marital and separation agreements and is skilled in counseling clients dealing with critical life decisions in a tumultuous environment. He is licensed to practice in Virginia and North Carolina.
Nicole Thurston is an Associate in the Divorce/Family Law Practice Group. Her practice includes matters of contested divorce, custody/visitation, and adoptions. She has experience in drafting and negotiating separation agreements. Ms. Thurston is a certified Guardian ad litem for children and is fluent in Spanish.