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Alisa Chunephisal

Alisa has a passion for helping clients navigate issues related to divorce, property division, support, custody and visitation matters, and post-divorce modification issues. She understands that the divorce is one of the most difficult experiences clients will face. She is committed to providing her clients with aggressive legal representation while treating her clients with compassion and respect.  She enjoys the role of being a confidant to them during this critical time while also empowering them to move onto the next chapter of their lives.  Alisa loves the practice of family law because of the connection she has with her clients.  

As a divorced parent herself, helping clients create smooth transitions and make informed decisions for their families, is a role that she takes very seriously. She always seeks to find a resolution that has the least financial and emotional impact on her clients. She aims to give them a realistic and fair assessment of each case and the options available to move the case forward towards settlement.  

Alisa has been a practicing attorney since 2007. She started her legal career as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Marcus D. Williams (Ret.) of the Fairfax County Circuit Court, 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. During her clerkship, she had the opportunity to frequently observe trials and motions and assist her judge in determining the best legal ruling for litigants. She went on to become a government enforcement attorney for the United States Department of Transportation, and then an associate at Norton Rose Fulbright, LLP, one of the top five largest national law firms and top 20 highest grossing global law firms.  After many years of working in an energy practice, Alisa was looking for a practice in which she could work closely with clients to have a more meaningful impact on their lives.  Therefore, Alisa left Norton Rose Fullbright, LLP to join the largest family law firm in Virginia before starting NOVA Legal Professionals in 2020.   

In recognition of her accomplishments, she was named 10 Best Attorneys, Virginia by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys in 2018 and 2019 and Top 10 Family Law Attorneys Under 40 in 2018 by the National Academy of Family Law Attorneys.  She holds a 9.8 rating from Avvo and was a top contributor in 2018. 

Alisa is a Virginia native and a graduate of Bishop Denis J. O'Connell High School and James Madison University. She received her Juris Doctor from Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. She lives with her children and beloved dog in Northern Virginia. In her free time, she enjoys trying new recipes, traveling, and interior design.

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  • Highly Professional and Caring

    Alisa did an excellent job in managing the execution of my divorce. As this is a very difficult time, it is important to have a trusted advisor who can work to support your personal and financial goals with the most appropriate strategy. She is both highly professional and caring in her approach ...
  • Very diligent with the details

    Excellent client services.  Alisa Chunephisal was able to work with us on our long term plan and was very diligent with the details. We were able to meet every milestone we set. Preparation for mediation was great which resulted in not needing the final hearing to go through. We were able to get ...
  • Enormous integrity, compassion, honesty

    I would like to commend Alisa for her high standard of care, knowledge, and intelligence. She has worked diligently in getting me through my divorce and property settlement. Alisa worked conscientiously and thoroughly over this past year to achieve this milestone for me and I have realized the b...
  • Very experienced and professional

    Rarely heard of anyone saying anything pleasant about divorce. Especially a lot of legal documents, division of property, child custody and even down to tax involved. I have to say a big thank you to Alisa. She explained everything in a very straight forward manner at least made it easier for me....
  • Empathetic, Prompt, and Reliable

    I have had an excruciating custody battle going on over several states and was at wit's end when I met Alisa Chunephisal. She is truly an angel. Alisa is one of 5 attorneys I've hired for this process and she is by far the best. She is extremely professional, prompt and reliable - things you trul...
  • More than just my attorney

    I was very lucky to get Alisa as my lawyer for my divorce case. It's hard to find a lawyer that you can trust and to look out for your best interests. She understood my position and limitations and worked really hard on my case. She is an effective communicator and a smart lawyer that stayed on t...
  • Candid, honest, and fair

    Alisa Chunephisal is a personable and professional attorney that helped guide me through a messy child support case (paternal). What's most impressive, is that Alisa did not draw out my case for a more profitable gain. She is very cognizant of the cost/risk/reward for her clients which I greatly ...

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