Domestic Violence Victim? Get an Attorney Who Will Fight for You!
IF YOU’RE IN DANGER
Dial 911 immediately if you believe you or a family member are in imminent danger. Call the police if you feel you’re about to suffer bodily harm.
ABOUT THE PROBLEM
- Domestic violence (also called “family violence” and “intimate partner violence”) can include actual physical or sexual violence, threats of physical or sexual violence, stalking, and emotional or psychological abuse.
- According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), various forms of domestic violence collectively affect millions of people in the U.S. In Virginia, according to the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 1 in 3 women and 1 in 4 men have experienced some form of physical violence by an intimate partner.
Domestic violence is a tragedy. No one, of any age, should suffer physical or emotional harm — or even the threat of it — at the hands of a family member. In her decade of experience helping clients navigate the complexities of these situations, Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner partner Rebecca Wade has seen the turmoil domestic violence creates for a family — and she knows that turmoil often does not simply end when a victim pursues the protection, support and justice she or he deserves.
Candidly, a high-conflict family law case raises a host of tough challenges and questions for all involved. Whether you are the victim of domestic violence or you are making allegations of child abuse, there are many potential pitfalls to weigh and navigate. Ms. Wade steadfastly believes you should not have to face these pitfalls, challenges and questions alone. You deserve representation by an attorney who is deeply knowledgeable, highly experienced and prepared for the cold, hard realities of adversarial family law.
WE’RE HERE FOR YOU
If you feel you are the victim of domestic violence — or if you have been accused of violence by an intimate partner — please know that you are not alone. You have rights. And Wade Grimes Friedman Meinken & Leischner can help you explore all your options under the law.
Partner Rebecca Janet Wade has extensive experience with laws involving physical abuse, assault and injury, emotional abuse, threats of violence, and more.
- She focuses on family law and criminal defense, representing clients in cases of divorce, child custody and visitation, child support, and alimony.
- Wade specializes in criminal and civil domestic violence cases, both defending clients who are facing that charge as well as representing victims of domestic violence.
- She speaks fluent Spanish and has represented over 100 native Spanish speakers, helping them through the legal process in their native language and is knowledgeable about the immigration consequences of any criminal convictions.
When you’re ready to call, we’re ready to help. Reach us at 703-836-9030, or contact us here.
- The CDC’s National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey Report (PDF) offers an in-depth look at domestic violence nationwide.
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Ms. Wade has represented clients charged with a wide range of offenses from traffic offenses to serious felonies such as aggravated malicious wounding, drug distribution, and sex crimes. Ms. Wade has tried over two dozen jury trials and hundreds of bench trials. Additionally, Ms. Wade has experience handling appeals and has appeared numerous times at the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, earning victories in both Courts.