David J. Marquardt

Experienced Lawyer in Divorce and Family Law

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David J. Marquardt focuses his practice on all aspects of divorce and family law, and is licensed in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia. He has extensive experience handling every type of family law matter in each jurisdiction, including divorce, division of property, alimony, child custody and support cases.

Mr. Marquardt prides himself on exploring every potential issue in the cases he handles and in seeking creative solutions that are in the best interest of his clients. Although he works tirelessly toward achieving amicable settlements without the need for trial, he also meticulously prepares his cases in the event court intervention is required.

After receiving a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Richmond in 2001, Mr. Marquardt earned his Juris Doctor in 2004 from the University of Miami School of Law.

In 2015, Mr. Marquardt received the prestigious AV Preeminent rating (the highest possible rating) for ethical standards and legal ability from Martindale-Hubbell. He also holds a perfect 10.0 Avvo rating.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Division of Property
  • Alimony and Spousal Support
  • Child Custody and Custodial Access
  • Child Support
  • Protective Orders

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2005
  • Maryland, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2009
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 2009
  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland, 2009
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2014
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2014
  • Supreme Court of the United States of America, 2014


  • University of Miami School of Law, Coral Gables, Florida
    • J.D. – 2004
  • University of Richmond, Richmond, Virginia
    • B.A. – 2001
    • Major: Political Science

Published Works

  • Navigating the Initial Client Interview: Seven Tips for Criminal Defense Attorneys, The Advocate-Young Lawyers Section of the MSBA, Spring, 2011
  • Celebrity Client, Celebrity Lawyer?, The Virginia Lawyer, October, 2007
  •  Exclusive, Continuing Jurisdiction Under the UCCJEA , The Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog, 2015


  • Virginia Bar Association Stop the Violence Continuing Legal Education, Instructor
  • Fairfax Bar Association Circuit Court Tour Program, Guide
  • Montgomery County Public Schools Career Day, Speaker
  • Fairfax County Public Schools, Attorney Speaker

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Maryland State Bar Association, Member, 2006 – Present
  • Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section), Member, 2005 – Present
  • District of Columbia Bar, Member, 2009 – Present
  • Bar Association of Montgomery County, 2008 – Present
  • Fairfax Bar Association (Circuit Court Committee, Law Related Education Committee), 2011 – Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2011 – Present
  • Fairfax Law Foundation (Fellow), 2014 – Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association Leadership Academy, Member, 2010 – 2011
  • American Inns of Court of Montgomery County Chapter, 2008 – 2009