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Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C.

United States 2024

Overview

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With more than five decades of experience, the firms partners and associates have worked together to develop the firm's "team approach" in serving clients. The firm is designated as a Best Law Firm - Tier I in Family Law and Listed as a Preeminent Law Firm with Martindale Hubbell. The firm's partners have been recognized by Best Lawyers, Superlawyers, Washingtonian Magazine, Virginia Business Magazine and Northern Virginia Magazine.

In the ever-changing world of family law, the firm of Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C. strives to provide its clients with knowledgeable, consistent, and reliable advice and counsel to guide them through the often difficult process of divorce and/or other domestic relations problems. This unique team approach means that generally more than one attorney is assigned to deal with the individual issues, each attorney bringing his/her unique perspective and experience resulting in broad, well rounded and creative approaches to each case. The firm serves many jurisdictions throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, to include the cities of Alexandria, Falls Church, Fredericksburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Winchester, and the counties of Arlington, Fairfax, Arlington, Loudoun, Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fauquier, and others.

Rankings

Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C. is metro ranked in 1 practice areas. Best Law Firms rankings are based on a rigorous evaluation process.

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Metro Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Family Law

Highlighted Client Comments

All client comments represent the opinions of the people who provided them. All potential clients are urged to remember that no two cases are ever completely alike and that the result in one case does not guarantee a similar result in another case.
Family Law
Carole Rubin of Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin ensured my best interests were met during the process.
Family Law
Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin is an excellent law firm with offices in Alexandria and Reston. My primary experience is with the Reston office. The firm does excellent work. The attorneys are extremely knowledgeable and responsive. I have known the firm for decades.
Family Law
Grenadier, Starace, Duffett & Levi can be expensive but worth it if you have a complicated or high-conflict divorce situation. The name alone was enough to get things done.
Family Law
Ilona at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin was an absolute Godsend to me at the most miserable point in my life. All throughout my divorce Ilona was not only professionally superb, she was compassionate and supportive. Her knowledge of family/divorce law and her breadth of experience are impeccable. Her negotiation skills are unparalleled. I always trusted that she was truly committed to obtaining the best outcome for my children and myself. I highly recommended Ilona without reservation. She is outstanding.
Joanne K
Family Law
I retained Ilona Grenadier after being referred to her since I was going through a very contentious divorce after a lengthy marriage. It was clear that I needed a strong attorney with experience in dealing with these types of divorces and narcissistic spouses (now former spouse) trying to lie, cheat, and manipulate the process. Ilona matched me up with Lindsay Hendrix who worked with me on a daily basis over an 18 month period until the divorce was finalized. Ilona and Lindsay have over 70 years of combined experience; if your case is a three-ring circus and seems to be headed to trial, you need a strong, experienced, dedicated, and aggressive team-which is exactly what I had. Due to my former spouse and his attorney's unbelievable nonsense, this dragged out and the divorce cost me/us a boatload of money. I did shop around initially, and every lawyer has the same hourly rates or higher. In the end-it was worth it! I otherwise, would have ended up being drowned by him if I had not had Ilona and Lindsay fighting for me to ensure I was granted all that I was entitled to "in accordance with the law". I walked away with what I wanted as his attorney finally settled the weekend before our trial was set to start. Ilona's reputation in the courtroom precedes itself, and nobody wants to be on the other side of that! While it cost a pretty penny, every one of those pennies was worth it to get out of my nightmare. Both were compassionate and sympathetic/empathetic to my situation, and there were many times that I cried out of pain and frustration on Lindsay's shoulder, I felt supported not only legally, but as a human being during the most difficult time in my life. Lindsay in her own right has years of trial experience herself, and was there for me every step of the way, in more ways than one. The wealth of knowledge, professionalism, and dedication to me and my case from Ilona and Lindsay was above and beyond. Without reservation, I recommend either and/or both of them for anyone going through a contentious divorce.
Family Law
Carole Rubin and Illona Grenadier saved my life and I am eternally grateful to them. The office staff at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin is amazing and friendly. I refer both men and women to these attorneys regularly and always will!
Samantha M
Family Law
I have worked with Carole Rubin, at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, on a case ongoing for many years. We work well together and her approach is firm but fair. Also, I took on a case from John Winkler. He was helpful in transitioning the case to me.
Family Law
I had a very good experience with Ms. Carolyn Abbate at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin. She has knowledge and experience in separation and divorce. She is patient and has a true care for her clients. She has been always responsive, professional, understood my concerns, and most importantly she always gave realistic legal advice and possible outcomes. She continues to be my go to person for legal advice.
Family Law
I was fortunate to have Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin represent me in my divorce proceedings in 2014. I received a spousal support modification motion from my ex in 2019. Since my divorce was finalized, my ex and I had moved to a different states. I was anxious and a bit overwhelmed wondering how I was going to navigate the process between three states. Upon contacting John, he immediately put my mind at ease. He went out of his way to ensure I understood all aspects associated with my case. John is very compassionate and dedicated. He was available anytime (and I mean anytime day or night) when I had questions, no matter how insignificant they were. It was a deeply emotional and taxing time for me and John was completely patient and understanding. John handled each and every problem, question, and request that arose over the course of four months, with due diligence, efficiency and the utmost professionalism. I could not have been happier with the outcome. The level of service provided by John is phenomenal. His extremely personable and compassionate demeanor makes working with him an absolute pleasure. John has my highest recommendation, respect and my gratitude.
Pam R
Family Law
John Winkler, at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, is passionate, smart and dedicated to his clients. He is not afraid to admit what he does not know, which is a welcome break from most lawyers. Recommend him most highly.
Family Law
My lawyer, John Winkler at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, did an outstanding job of helping me to navigate through an acrimonious divorce. He was always calm and professional and provided me with sound advice, which really served to alleviate my stress in this process. His prior military experience was also helpful to understand my position. I really appreciated all that he did and would recommend him and Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin enthusiastically.
Family Law
Every contact I worked with at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, from the Managing Partner working my case to support staff working behind the scenes made it clear they had my best interest and a positive final outcome in my case as their top priority. My case was filed with conflict and unpredictable/unavoidable circumstances led in large part by a global pandemic but also by a less than cooperative party on the other side.
Family Law
Ilona Grenadier of Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin is a rare diamond! She is very ethical, highly skilled lawyer who knows how to cut through the drama and get positive results in highly contentious child custody and divorce cases. Her team of lawyers (like Kitty) are also highly skilled and collaborate well with all the lawyers in their firm; their team dynamic is impressive and highly effective in family law matters. I was referred to this law firm, and I am happy with the results. Based on my own experience, I would highly recommend this law firm to others dealing with child custody, divorce, or any contentious family law issues.
Family Law
Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin is a highly professional firm. They provide the right direction and very clear possible outcome of the case. Carole Rubin has been an excellent family attorney. She has always provide legal consultation and also advised the right thing to do on family conflicts. I would any day recommend her to anyone looking for the right family attorney.
Usha A
Family Law
Carolyn Abbate, Esq. at Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin has provided me with her exceptional expertise in family law for the past several years. She is not only extremely professional and knowledgeable in her field, but she has also been patient, emphatic, responsive, and compassionate in navigating me in the ever so complex field of family law. She upholds very high ethical standards, and I would highly recommend her to anyone who needs legal advice and guidance.
Family Law
Carole Rubin represented me during my divorce. She remained positive, steadfast and took time to explain to me “law speak” of a divorce degree. She knows VA law and responds quickly by phone and email! I have referred her name to other friends in northern VA
Family Law
I have received the utmost professional legal counsel and care during all my interactions and dealings with the Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin Law Firm. My personal lawyer, Lindsay Hendrix, Esq especially merits recognition of providing legal services of the highest caliber and quality.
Family Law
I had total trust in Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin's guidance and that they had my best interests at heart.
Family Law
Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin is a good, solid firm concentrating on Family Law in the Washington, DC and Virginia area.
Family Law
Very experienced and well-known family law firm in Northern Virginia
Jim Cottrell – Cottrell Fletcher & Cottrell PC
Family Law
The Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin attorneys who worked with me, Carole Rubin and Ilona Grenadier, achieved goals that were unimaginable to me in a case against a challenging and malicious (now ex-) husband. Through their expertise and ability to provide a firm and supportive atmosphere, I was able to regain my confidence after being abused for many years. They eventually provided me with a sense of empowerment. Their office staff is delightful and professional as well.
Family Law
I am convinced that the outcome of my legal situation ended in my favor due to the combined knowledge, strength, experience and determination of Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler&Rubin Family Law. From my first visit I felt they heard and grasp my situation and helped me move forward in a difficult divorce. I am very thankful they were on my side! I highly recommend them for their expertise and professionalism.
Family Law
I likely had one of the most evil individuals on the planet to wage war against in the ultimate "War of the Roses". Ms. Carole Rubin saved me from many troubles, was flexible to say the least with billing, and helped me to move forward in life with a smile. I can't say enough positive things about this firm.
Family Law
I have worked with Carolyn Abbate Esq. of Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin for several years to help me through divorce and the issues related to it after my divorce was finalized. Ms. Abbate is an amazing and extremely professional family law attorney, and she has always looked out for the best interest of me and my child. She holds her profession to the highest standards. She is compassionate and responsive. I am forever grateful for her being there for me, guiding me and providing me with her expertise.

Rankings

Regional Rankings

Washington, D.C.
Tier 1 for Family Law

Practice Areas

The below are areas of legal specialty volunteered by the firm and do not designate a specialty in which a Best Law Firms ranking is held.
  • Family Law

Individuals Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®

Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C. has 5 lawyers recognized for individual performance in the 2024 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®. By receiving this Best Lawyers recognition from their peers for their professional excellence, these lawyers made Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C. eligible for evaluation for Best Law Firms rankings. For almost two decades, Best Lawyers has awarded these singular accolades, making them the foundation of our Best Law Firms awards. Read more about our Best Lawyers process here.
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