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March 03, 2020

Brian M. Hirsch Receives Family Law Service Award

Brian M. Hirsch of Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. in Reston has been awarded the Family Law Service Award by the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors. 

The Family Law Service Award is given to an individual or organization “who has consistently given freely of time, talent and energies to provide valuable services in advancing family, domestic relations or juvenile law in Virginia, whether such services are rendered to the Virginia legal community or directly to the citizens of Virginia.”  

A family lawyer for over 34 years, Hirsch is also certified by the Virginia Supreme Court in Family Mediation and is highly regarded by his peers as both an attorney and as a mediator. 

For years, Hirsch has volunteered his time to be the editor of the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, the official publication of the Family Law Section of the VSB that features articles and summaries of notable family law cases from around the Commonwealth. 

Hirsch currently also serves as a member of the Virginia Bar Association Family Law Coalition, a group that advances changes to legislation relating to family law. In addition, he volunteers with Second Saturday, providing workshops for individuals contemplating or going through a divorce. 

Recognizing the importance of service within the legal system, Hirsch has served as Commissioner in Chancery and as a Guardian Ad Litem. Hirsch regularly serves as a substitute Judge in both the Fairfax County Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, and the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court.

Hirsch is a prolific writer and a frequent lecturer on family law, teaching CLEs on a wide variety of topics and speaking on mediation issues across the Commonwealth. He co-authored the Virginia Family Law Trial Handbook: Pleadings, Evidence and Strategies.

Hirsch graduated from Pennsylvania State University magna cum laude and from the American University, Washington College of Law. He has been married to his wife, Shari, for 34 years and is a father of three. The Family Law Service Award will be presented at the Annual Family Law Seminar on April 16 at The Jefferson Hotel in Richmond, Virginia.

Updated: Mar 03, 2020