We Treat You Like Family

Home → Firm Overview

Firm Overview


Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., attorneys offer more than 35 years of legal and litigation experience and understand the intricacies of Virginia family law and divorce cases. Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., is intimately familiar with Virginia courts and the laws governing your concerns.

Dennis Hottell, firm founder, has been a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Attorneys (AAML) for more than 22 years. The AAML is an exclusive organization of divorce and matrimonial attorneys with approximately 1,600 members from across the United States, only about 50 of whom practice in Virginia. Admission into the AAML is a rigorous process, including national and state exams, and AAML’s members include only the most seasoned veterans. The AAML provides leadership that promotes the highest degree of professionalism and excellence in the practice of family law.

Mr. Hottell has been successfully litigating and resolving complex divorce cases for more than 35 years. He is a sought-after speaker on legal issues and is often called as an expert witness throughout the state on family law issues. He is also a respected author and lecturer on a wide range of family law issues. He has served on the Virginia Child Support Guideline Review Panel, appointed by Virginia’s Governor, Tim Kaine.

Mr. Hottell has been listed in Virginia Super Lawyers, the Family Law section of Best Lawyers in America and named as “Top Divorce Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine. Mr. Hottell is AV Preeminent* peer review rated through Martindale-Hubbell.


Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., encourages parties to resolve matters through carefully guided negotiation prior to the initiation of any litigation proceedings. If negotiations do not lead to an amicable resolution, our firm will not hesitate to aggressively and effectively litigate your matter in court.


Our firm respects your time, money and emotional capital. This firm will not waste your resources by taking unreasonable positions or advocating unwise winner-take-all strategies. Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., respects your privacy and adheres to a strict confidentiality policy. We represent a broad range of clients, including educators, health care providers, business owners, politicians, government employees and professional athletes. We know how to preserve and protect your personal information.

Team Approach And Fees

We implement effective strategies and fully utilizes the skills of its associates and paralegals in order to limit costs — without compromising quality and results. Our team will discuss fees and costs with you prior to taking on your case. For information about how to manage your legal fees, visit our FAQ.

Contact Us To Learn More

To schedule a confidential consultation with one of our attorneys in Fairfax, Virginia, email us or call 571-308-2225.

Hottell Family Law Group, P.C., Practices Family Law Exclusively

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer-review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.