Ilona Grenadier and Benton S. Duffett III
At Grenadier, Duffett, Levi, Winkler & Rubin, P.C., the family law attorneys have had years of experience working for clients who are going through a divorce, one of the most stressful situations someone can endure. In addition to emotional pain and financial struggles, there are significant legal components.
Ilona Grenadier, founding partner, has practiced family law since the late 1960s. The only woman attorney at her first job out of law school, Grenadier was assigned a custody case. “Nobody else wanted to do it,” she says. Grenadier won the case and handled all the firm’s divorce work moving forward. In 1974, Grenadier opened her own law firm in Alexandria. Today, the firm has eight attorneys in two offices. Grenadier has been included as a Super Lawyer for the past 15 years, and she has been recognized in Washingtonian magazine’s Top Lawyers, The Best Lawyers in America (from inception) and has earned Martindale Hubbell’s top AV rating.
Benton S. Duffett III, an Alexandria, Virginia, native, joined the firm when he began practicing in 1988 and is based in the Alexandria office. He is included in Best Lawyers in America for family law from 2020-2022. Best Lawyers is the oldest, most respected peer review publication in the legal profession. Rated AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, Duffett is also listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers for his expertise in child support, alimony, custody, visitation, name changes and marital agreements. Since 2003, he has served as a neutral case evaluator for the Fairfax County Circuit Court.