Jennifer Mullett, Laura Dove, Augusta Meacham and Jennifer Bradley
How do you measure success?
The goal for each of our clients is to help resolve their disputes in a way that leaves them as whole as possible, in a position to successfully move on to the next chapter in their lives. We take an individualized approach to every case and we measure our success by client satisfaction—we ensure they are fully informed about every step of the process, explain all of the options available, explore realistic and achievable solutions, and pursue the best approach to meet their goals.
What’s changed for women in business, if anything, over your career?
It’s been our experience that clients are increasingly seeking out women attorneys for varying reasons. Men frequently find that having a female attorney handle their divorce dispute provides them with better insight into their spouse’s position in negotiations. Women often find that we’re more sensitive to their needs and better able to relate to their interests when going through the divorce process.
What was a major turning point in your career?
Until our firm was founded in 2012, the lawyers of MDMB worked for one of the best family law attorneys in the country, Betty A. Thompson. In her 65 years of practice, she was the first female president of multiple local, state and national legal organizations, she helped write Virginia’s existing divorce laws, and she built a reputation as the “queen” of divorce. When she passed away, we felt compelled to continue her legacy at MDMB by always adhering to the highest ethical standards, maintaining the most advanced knowledge of the law, and serving our clients and community to the best of our ability.
“The goal for each of our clients is to help resolve their disputes in a way that leaves them as whole as possible, in a position to successfully move on to the next chapter in their lives.”