VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. – Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC, attorneys dedicated solely to the practice of family law, is proud to announce that its three partners have been named Best Lawyers® in 2018.
MNR Founding Partner Reeves W. Mahoney has been on the list since 2009, while Founding Partners Shantell S. Nashatka and Andrew T. Richmond made the prestigious list for the first time.
“We work hard all year long for our clients, shepherding them through the process of various family law issues, from contested divorces to child-custody disputes,” Mr. Mahoney said. “It’s nice to be recognized by our peers for our hard work and dedication to the people we serve every day.”
Best Lawyers® was first published in 1983 and has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Attorneys in Best Lawyers® are voted on by their colleagues within the same geographical and legal practice areas. Corporate Counsel magazine has called Best Lawyers, “the most respected referral list of attorneys in practice.”
Best Lawyers® recognized Mr. Mahoney as Lawyer of the Year: Family Law 2010. This goes to individual attorneys with the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region.
Mr. Mahoney’s areas of expertise include divorce/domestic relations (with an emphasis on divorces involving substantial assets and contested custody issues). Mr. Mahoney has repeatedly been elected by his peers to Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite and the Virginia Super Lawyers magazine in the category of Family Law and named as either one of the top 50 or 100 attorneys in Virginia since 2011. He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Ms. Nashatka’s specialty areas include high asset equitable distribution, military divorces, and complex custody cases. In addition to her litigation experience, Shantell also assists individuals with navigating the maze of family-related settlement negotiations, such as premarital, separation and custody agreements. She has been recognized as Virginia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars from 2009-2014 and on the Virginia Super Lawyers list in 2016 and 2017.
Mr. Richmond adeptly resolves complex divorces involving the equitable distribution of complex assets, support and custody cases, through both contested litigation, negotiated agreements and the collaborative divorce process. Mr. Richmond’s peers elected him to be included in Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite in 2012 and 2014 in the Young Lawyer category and in 2015 in the Appellate Law category. He also has been named to Virginia Super Lawyers: Rising Stars list five consecutive years, 2013-2017. In 2014, he was selected by Inside Business as one of the “Top Forty Under 40.” He has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Mahoney Nashatka Richmond, PLLC opened the doors to its boutique-style law firm in January 2016. MNR’s three partners and two associate attorneys exclusively practice family law, which includes pre-marital and marital agreements, divorce, custody, visitation, non-parent rights and spousal and child support issues, and adoption. Each attorney understands the need to balance knowledge and the complexities of the law with sensitivity in handling family issues.