Theresa M. Mihalik
t: 703.526.4719
f: 703.525.2207


Theresa Mihalik is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman, exclusively practicing family law. Her practice encompasses the full range of family law issues including extensive litigation experience, and experience in high-end asset cases. However, Theresa believes strongly that the best resolution to a domestic relations matter is a negotiated settlement that allows the parties to craft creative outcomes.

As such, she has been certified as a Collaborative attorney and has represented numerous clients in the Collaborative Process with great success. She served as a founding Board Member for the District of Columbia Association of Collaborative Professionals (DCACP) and has lectured on The Basics of Divorce Law for Non-Lawyers for the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia (CPNV), as well as the DCACP.

In addition to being a trained mediator, a large portion of her practice includes drafting and negotiating prenuptial and cohabitation agreements.

She has served as an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, and the Catholic University School of Law, teaching Family Law to second and third year law students. She also served as a faculty member for the D.C. Bar’s Uncontested Divorce Pro Se Clinic and as a mentor for the Advice and Referral Clinic. Prior to joining the firm, she was a partner at Kuder, Smollar, Friedman and Mihalik. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Bar and Court Admissions

Virginia, 1989

District of Columbia, 1988



Catholic University School of Law, J.D., 1987

University of Scranton, B.A., 1984, magna cum laude


The Honorable Rufus G. King, III, Superior Court of the District of Columbia, 1987-1989

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center, Family Law

Adjunct Professor, Catholic University School of Law, Family Law

Awards and Honors

Washingtonian, Top Lawyer, Divorce and Family Law, 2022-2023

Arlington Magazine, Top Attorney – Family Law, 2022

Martindale Hubbell, AV Preeminent Rated, 2022

Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, 2010-2024

Virginia Super Lawyers in Family Law, 2023-2024

Washington D.C. Super Lawyers in Family Law, 2000 – 2024

Top 50 Women Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers: 2010-2015 and 2020-2022



VA Trial Lawyers Association

D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals

Virginia Collaborative Professionals




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