Keenan R. Goldsby
Northern Virginia Family Law Attorney
Keenan Goldsby has been practicing family law in Northern Virginia for
over twenty years. Mr. Goldsby's practice encompasses all aspects
of family law, including the negotiation, litigation and appeal of cases
involving separation and divorce, child custody and visitation, child
and spousal support, and the division of marital property.
Mr. Goldsby has litigated and settled numerous cases involving the equitable
distribution of complex marital assets, including closely-held business
and partnership interests, unique deferred compensation plans (e.g., stock
options and restricted stock), retirement plans/pensions, significant
investment portfolios and trusts. He has also represented both recipients
and payors of child support and spousal support (alimony), and in that
context has significant experience addressing the imputation of income
to a party who is unemployed or underemployed. He has represented both
mothers and fathers in contested custody and visitation cases involving
a wide range of issues including substance abuse and mental health, parental
alienation, the relocation of a parent and same-sex parents.
Mr. Goldsby has been recognized by several publications for his accomplishments.
In 2007, 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016 he was named by the
Washingtonian Magazine as one of the top domestic relations attorneys in the Washington, D.C.
area. He has been named as one of the "Legal Elite" in the field
of Domestic Relations by
Virginia Business magazine and has been honored as a Top Lawyer by Northern Virginia Magazine.
Since 2011 he has been selected for inclusion in
Super Lawyers®®. He also has been listed in the treatise
The Best Lawyers in America ® for 2011-2016. He has received a Preeminent ("AV") from Martindale
Hubbell Peer Review Rating.
Mr. Goldsby is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax Bar Association
(Family Law Section). His bar-related activities include serving as a
Motions Conciliator in the Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations
District Court and Circuit Court, serving on the Fairfax Bar Judicial
Screening Committee, and speaking to Fairfax County high school students.
Mr. Goldsby is active in his community, serving on the Board of Directors
of Fox Hunt Swim Club, Inc. and previously chairing the Publicity Committee
of the Northern Virginia Swimming League.
Mr. Goldsby is also a co-author of an article entitled "Moving Out
of Town? To Sign Off on Relocation of Children, Virginia Courts Like a
Detailed Plan" which was published in the
Legal Times in February, 2005. He has served as a substitute lecturer in Family Law
at the George Mason School of Law, and has taught Continuing Legal Education
to other attorneys.
Mr. Goldsby obtained his undergraduate degree from Duke University, where
laude while majoring in economics and history, and he received his Juris Doctor
from the University of Pennsylvania Law School.
While Mr. Goldsby enjoys success in the courtroom, he strives to help his
clients achieve their goals in a manner which, as much as possible, preserves
the dignity and resources of the family; and to that end, endeavors to
resolve most of his cases through negotiated agreements.