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U.S. News and Best Lawyers Awards & Recognition

ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC has received a Tier 1 Ranking among Washington, D.C. area firms in Family Law, in the U.S. News-Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” for their 8th year.

U.S. News and Best Lawyers, the leading survey of lawyers worldwide, had recognized ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC as one of Washington D.C.’s top Family Law Firms also for 2011 – 2012.

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Awards & Recognition

ROOP XANTTOPOULOS BABOUNAKIS PLLC has been recognized with awards and distinctions as one of the top family law firms in Northern Virginia.
David E. Roop, Jr. has been honored with the highest peer-review distinctions, including the AV – Preeminent rating of the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register. Best Lawyers in America, Northern Virginia Magazine, Ten Leaders, Super Lawyers and the Washingtonian have also included Mr. Roop on their lists of the top family lawyers in Washington D.C. and Northern Virginia.

He has twice appeared on the cover of Virginia Lawyers Weekly for groundbreaking work in the areas of spousal support and domicile. He has been recognized as one of the pre-eminent divorce lawyers in Virginia or Washington DC by the following organizations or periodicals:


Washingtonian Magazine, December 2004
Washington is home to some of the world’s best lawyers. Here are the top 30 – plus 750 who are right behind them. Save the list – you never know when you’ll be arrested, get served with a subpoena, need a new will, get a divorce, or worse.
By Kim Issac Eisler.

Divorce & Family Law I WANT OUT! With divorce rates hovering at nearly 45 percent, most people are more likely to do business with a divorce lawyer than with any other type of attorney. These lawyers can assist with prenups, child-custody cases, and separation agreements. Here is a batch of good ones to choose from. – David Roop

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Washingtonian Magazine, February 2004
But It Can Be Painful – and Expensive. That’s Why You Want a Divorce Lawyer Who Can Guide You Through the Ordeal. Here Are 52 of Washington’s Best.
By Kim Issac Eisler.

DAVID E. ROOP JR. A former legal malpractice defense lawyer, the boyish-looking Roop has gained his footing in family law and is rapidly gaining the full confidence of his clients and peers. “You have to take control,” Roop says he has learned. “I have very strong convictions about how to do this. This job is not about destroying families, it’s about delivering fairness.”

Best Lawyers in America

David E. Roop, Jr. has been recognized by and listed in Super Lawyers.
Super Lawyers selects attorneys using a patented multiphase selection process. Peer nominations and evaluations are combined with third party research. Each candidate is evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis.
David E. Roop, Jr. has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2008.
Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. For a quarter century, BestLawyers has helped lawyers and clients find legal counsel in unfamiliar jurisdictions or unfamiliar practice areas.

Best Lawyers compiles lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers. In the U.S., Best Lawyers publishes an annual referral guide, The Best Lawyers in America, which includes 39,766 attorneys in 80 practice areas, covering all 50 states and the District of Columbia.



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