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Christian M. Lapham

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George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2001

  • Managing Justice, Moot Court Board
  • Federal Circuit Bar Journal

University of Virginia, B.A., 1997

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Virginia, 2002
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Christian Lapham is a shareholder of Bean, Kinney & Korman and has been practicing law since 2002. He has a diverse background representing clients in domestic relations and civil litigation matters.

As a divorce lawyer, Christian has successfully litigated complex custody matters, including cases involving relocation, mental illness and substance abuse. He has also handled numerous complex equitable distribution matters, including matters involving federal employees and military service members, valuation issues pertaining to businesses and sophisticated asset-tracing issues.

He regularly appears before the circuit courts, general district courts and juvenile and domestic relations courts in Fairfax County, Arlington County, Loudoun County, the city of Alexandria, Prince William County and other jurisdictions throughout Northern Virginia.

Prior to joining the firm, Christian was a partner at Cooch & Lapham in Fairfax. He is also co-founder of Stonebridge Title, LLC and Sunrise Valley Title, LLC. In his spare time, Christian devotes time to various community outreach programs. He is the founder of the Fairfax Chapter of the Second Saturday program, a program designed to promote awareness for individuals confronting separation or pending divorce.

Christian is fluent in German.

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Rated by Super Lawyers

Honors

Virginia Super Lawyers in Family Law, 2014 - present

Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers in Family Law, 2015 - present

Best Lawyers in America in Family Law, 2014 - 2017

Northern Virginia magazine, Top Lawyer, 2013

AV Rated by Martindale Hubbell

Experience

  • Represented a client to prevent the relocation of the client’s youngest daughter to another state in a hotly-contested custody and relocation case in Fairfax Circuit Court. The daughter was not relocated.
  • Represented a client in the settlement of complex equitable distribution/asset tracing issues involving a large sum of separate assets maintained in trust, thereby saving the client tens of thousands of dollars in litigation expenses.

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Professional & Community Affiliations

Fairfax Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section)

Virginia Bar Association (Family Law Section)

Virginia Commerce Bank (Alexandria Advisory Board)

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Family Law Section)

Second Saturday – Fairfax (Founder & Lecturer)

SCAN of Northern Virginia (Board of Directors)

Habitat for Humanity (Participant, Global Village Program in Portugal)

Beyond the Suit

Christian enjoys spending time with his wife and two young children when he isn’t in the courtroom. His hobbies also including tennis, running and watching football and baseball. 

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