Ryan M. Witkowski

Ryan M. Witkowski

Ryan M. Witkowski focuses on all aspects of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution of the marital estate, child custody, child support, spousal support, and prenuptial agreements. Ryan is active in settlements before entering litigation, and mediation, arbitration, or trial work once the case enters litigation. His experience in child support and spousal support includes significant experience with post-divorce modification of support.  He is also experienced in appellate matters. He won a summary affirmance in one appeal, and won another appeal by dismissal. He has also successfully defended appellate cases.

Ryan is active in professional organizations, and in 2014-15 served as president of the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers Conference.  He has been listed among Super Lawyers magazine’s best family-law attorneys since 2013.

  • Emory University School of Law, J.D., 2008
  • University of Florida, B.S.B.A.- Marketing (cum laude), 2005
  • Order of Emory Advocates
  • TI:GER Certificate (Technological Innovation: Generating Economic Results) – Joint
  • program between Emory University School of Law and Georgia Institute of Technology
  • College of Management
Professional Memberships
  • Virginia State Bar
  • District of Columbia Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association, Family Law Section
Pro Bono Activities
  • Ryan is dedicated to a number of community activities outside of the office.

He was recently elected by his peers to the board for the Young Lawyers Section of the
Fairfax Bar Association. He is a judge for the American University, Washington College
of Law mock trial competition and has served as a guide for tours of the Fairfax County
Courthouse for eighth grade civics classes.

At his church, he is a member of the Finance Committee and the Education Ministries
Committee. He is also an usher and a teller at his church. He has also participated or
volunteered in the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon, Habitat for Humanity,
Rebuilding Together’s Christmas in April, and helped refurnish a room at the Fairfax
Ronald McDonald House.

Representative Cases
Krusell v. Al-Rayes, No. 0922-09-4 (Nov. 10, 2009)- Represented the father in a custody
case where the mother’s relocation with the parties’ children was enjoined because the
reasons to relocate did not independently benefit the children.