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Maria Simon

Maria Simon


Maria Simon is an award-winning attorney who serves as the firm’s Managing Partner. While Maria’s practice is quite versatile, she specializes in family law, divorce, custody disputes, Collaborative Divorce, business law, and litigation.

Frequently appearing in court nationwide on behalf of her clients, Maria has considerable experience in the Federal District Court, U.S. Court of Appeals, Bankruptcy Court, and the State courts of Virginia, District of Columbia, and Maryland. She helps families navigate the complexities of divorce; represents businesses, both large corporations and small businesses alike, and individuals in their tort and contract disputes; drafts appellate briefs; and has several favorable decisions published on Lexis exemplifying her achievements.

Maria has been continually recognized as Virginia Business’ Legal Elite and selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for Virginia and the District of Columbia. Maria is also frequently requested to speak at events about work-life balance and the complexities of being a working parent.

Maria is a member of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV), the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP), and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals.

Maria graduated cum laude from the Honors Program at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and cum laude from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C. She is active in the community, having served two years as General Counsel for the Taste of the South Charity, and the General Counsel for Crispus Attucks Development Corporation.

Along with Maria’s zeal for the practice of law, she is an avid runner and yoga practitioner, and loves cooking and spending time with her husband and three sons. A longtime resident of the District of Columbia, Maria now resides in Bethesda, Maryland.

Reported Cases

  • Consumers Produce Co., Inc., v. Georgiana Produce, Inc., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 134407 (W.D. Pa. Nov. 22, 2011). 
  • La Grasso Bros., Inc. v. Am. Foodservice, L.L.C., 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 25213 (E.D. Mich. Mar. 11, 2011). 
  • Basciani Foods, Inc. v. Roy Enters., 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 97302 (S.D. W. Va. Sept. 16, 2010). 
  • Shipper Serv. Co. v. Fresh Louie’s Produce Co, LLC, 2010 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16297 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 24, 2010). 
  • Edward G. Rahll & Sons, Inc. v. Zach, 2008 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 65896 (M.D. Pa. August 14, 2008).  
Achievements and Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 – Recognized for Family Law
  • 2023 Top Lawyer in Northern Virginia, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Super Lawyers Virginia, 2023-2024
  • Legal Elite: Family Law/ Domestic Relations, Virginia Business, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Top Lawyers 2022, Northern Virginia Magazine
  • Nominated as Top 50 Lawyers 2022 by America’s Top 50 Lawyers
  • Greek America’s Forty Under 40: Class of 2022
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star DC, 2016 & 2017 
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star Virginia, 2017 
  • NAFLA Top Ten, 2017 

"I worked with the Geller Law Group on a family law matter, and cannot recommend them more highly. Everyone I interacted with was professional and responsive, and the value of the service received is top notch. In particular, Maria Simon navigated a difficult and often emotional divorce for me with a skillful knowledge of the law, guiding me through every question and concern with kindness, while strongly advocating for the best outcome for me and my family."

- Alexandra

"The Geller Law Group, and specifically Maria Simon, helped me through a very difficult time. I came to Maria after starting out with a not-so-good attorney and thankfully, Maria took over, righted the ship, and got me what I wanted in terms of custody. I'm so grateful I found Maria and that she fought to get me the outcome that I wanted! I highly recommend her. She will fight for you!"

- Rebecca

"I am so lucky to have found this law firm. I worked with Maria and she helped me out in a time of need. She is so understanding and makes sure you feel heard. I would highly recommend this firm and Maria herself for anything! Thank you Maria for taking such great care of me. You are truly god sent!"

- Lauren

"It is without reservation that I highly recommend The Geller Law Group; and in particular, Maria Simon. She handled my family matter with grace, wisdom, compassion, and honesty. She looked at my issue from all aspects, provided sage legal advice, and was tenacious in her commitment to my case."

- T.H.

"The two attorneys I worked with, Rebecca and Maria, were empathetic, thoughtful, kind and thorough during a difficult period in my life. I felt confident in and comfortable working with these two women, and I was able to trust their experience and expertise. I'm sure you'll feel the same way. I'm grateful that I was referred by a friend to the Geller Law Group, and will definitely use them again when I need legal help."

- Carmen

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