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James Livesay

150 Riverside Parkway, Suite 307 Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406

Livesay & Myers, P.C.

Years In Practice


Phone Number (540) 370-4140

James Livesay is a founding partner at Livesay & Myers, P.C. He leads the firm’s team of family law attorneys across offices in Fairfax, Arlington, Leesburg, Manassas and Fredericksburg, Virginia.

After graduating from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1998, Mr. Livesay served in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps from 1998 to 2001. He entered civilian practice as a family law attorney in 2001, and joined with partner Kevin Myers to found Livesay & Myers, P.C. in 2003.

Drawing on his experience as a Navy JAG officer, Mr. Livesay established the military divorce section of the firm in 2003 and has guided it since that time. His article, “Treatment of Disability Pay in Military Divorce,” has been published on a number of online divorce websites, including Divorce Headquarters and WomansDivorce.com.

Mr. Livesay was named a Virginia Super Lawyer in 2014–2019 and a Washington, D.C. Super Lawyer in 2018–2019. He was also named to Northern Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers listing for 2018. Mr. Livesay currently holds a perfect 10.0 rating from both Avvo and Justia.

Mr. Livesay works primarily in the firm's Fredericksburg office. He resides in the Fredericksburg-Stafford area with his wife and three children.

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Bar Admissions
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
Admitted in 2006
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Admitted in 2003
Admitted in 1998
United States Supreme Court
Admitted in 1993
  • Top Lawyers, Northern Virginia Magazine, 2018
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014–2019
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers, 2018–2019
  • Virginia Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2013
  • Washington D.C. Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2014
  • Client Distinction Award, Martindale-Hubbell, 2013
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal (Gold Star in Lieu of Second Award), 2001
  • Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, 2000
  • Award for Trial Advocacy, The Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Committee on Military Affairs and Justice, 1998
Work Experience
Livesay & Myers, P.C., Partner
2003 - Current
Osborne|Craig, P.L.C., Associate Attorney
2001 - 2003
Commander, Naval Surface Force, U.S. Atlantic Fleet, Norfolk, Virginia, Assistant Force Judge Advocate
2000 - 2001
Navy Legal Service Office Mid-Atlantic, Norfolk, Virginia, Defense Counsel
1999 - 2000
University of Virginia, J.D.
Graduated 1998
Contact Details and Office Locations
150 Riverside Parkway, Suite 307
Fredericksburg, Virginia 22406
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