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Soo Keithley

Owner & Principal Attorney
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Soo Kang Keithley, Esq.

Owner & Principal Attorney

Soo Kang Keithley, Esq. is the principal attorney and owner of Keithley Law, PLLC. Soo has been practicing real estate and family law for over 20 years. With decades of real estate experience, including attending and conducting thousands of real estate settlements and successfully litigating complex real estate and family law cases, Soo has earned a stellar reputation as a hard-working litigator and creative problem-solver when the situation requires a solution without court.

As the oldest child of two first-generation Korean immigrants, her parents instilled a strong work ethic and tenacity to pursue her professional dreams. Her understanding and skill in Virginia family law have earned her a reputation as a compassionate advocate for her clients.

Advocating with Compassion

After graduating magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in psychology, she attended George Mason University where she received her law degree. Ms. Keithley also regularly volunteers her time educating men and women about relationships with partners of those diagnosed or undiagnosed with high narcissistic traits and other traits of erratic and dramatic or high-conflict personalities. She hopes to educate as many people as possible on the harm that results from being involved with or leaving these toxic relationships. People suffering from these Cluster “B” disorders (DSM V) typically cause emotional, mental, financial, and often, physical, harm on those in close proximity due to their erratic and dramatic personality characteristics, often marred by pathological deception and exploitative behaviors. Her in-depth knowledge of the personality traits that high-conflict people possess helps her clients understand what they may anticipate during litigation with high conflict litigants.

Personalized Representation

Ms. Keithley does not treat her clients as just business. She strives to make a positive impact on each and every one of her client's lives. When she’s not working, she enjoys spending time and traveling with her two children and rescue animals. She is an active, longtime parishioner at Nativity Catholic Church in Fairfax, Virginia.

Education

  • ​Graduated magna cum laude from Virginia Tech with a B.S. in Psychology, 1996 – selected for the federal Presidential Management Internship Program
  • Graduated from George Mason University School of Law, 1999

Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar

Practice Areas

  • Divorce, including:
    • Child custody
    • Visitation rights
    • Child support
    • Alimony/Spousal Support
    • Military Divorce
    • Equitable distribution
    • Premarital agreements
    • Marital agreements
    • Postnuptial agreements
    • Protective Orders
  • Real estate, including:
    • Landlord/Tenant
    • Tenant evictions
    • Tenant’s assertion
    • Partition
    • Deeds (Deed of gifts, quitclaim deeds, etc.)
    • Cloud on title
    • Easement
    • Judgment liens
    • Real estate litigation
  • Business law, including:
    • Contract disputes
    • Non-compete clause
    • Business litigation

The Opinions That Matter

See What Our Clients Have to Say
  • “Soo has helped me through and even after my divorce with enforcement and modification issues tremendously... Everything happened as she said she expected it to happen and I couldn't be more thankful ...”

    - Bethany R.
  • “Miss Soo Keithley is awesome! I was seeking last minute legal advice on a closing, which is not easy to find at the “last minute”. Upon speaking with Miss Soo, the night before closing to review the ...”

    - Todd S.
  • “I am very happy that Mr. Thompson took the time to hear my "elevator pitch" and chronology about what my issues were without interruption or tangential questions. He further demonstrated that he is ...”

    - Former Client
  • “This law firm is by far one of the most competent in all of Fairfax. I had been to 3 different consultations before I retained Ms. Keithley. She understood the root of my problems and didn't just give ...”

    - Nat
  • “I had heard that the lead attorney was very knowledgeable in high conflict divorces, which is why I looked up the law firm. After a great consultation I decided to have this law firm represent me and ...”

    - Bryan R.
  • “Thank you for taking your time to really understand my situation and offering fair advice, both positive and negative. I feel my consult was not rushed and the main concern was addressed with ...”

    - Rose A.
  • “Dawn is an absolutely fantastic attorney. She listened to my concerns, promptly and thoroughly answered my many, many questions, and walked me through the entire process. She helped me understand what ...”

    - Eliz R.
  • “My husband and I unknowingly signed a lease that was illegal putting our safety at risk. Once we found out we wanted to make sure the property management company knew that we were serious about ...”

    - Danielle S.
  • “I just met with Henry Thompson II, who helped me think through my complex and highly emotional family law case. He gave me helpful advice and took the time to answer my questions as well. When the ...”

    - Hope G.
  • “Dawn was amazing! Absolutely wonderful!! She took time to explain each step of the process and never got tired of answering our questions. We were dealing with a child custody issue and very new to ...”

    - Regby
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