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Hon. Burke F. McCahill (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Family law, personal injury, medical malpractice, employment, condemnation, construction, contracts, corporate disputes, business dissolution, professional liability, product liability, real estate, and trusts & estates.

Professional Experience

• Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

• Judge, 20th Judicial Circuit Court of Virginia (Loudoun, Fauquier, Rappahannock counties), 2000-2016. Chief Judge, 2006-2007; 2013-2015.

• Judge, 20th Judicial District of Virginia, Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court, 1998-2000.

• Special Justice and Substitute Judge, 20th Judicial District, 1986-1992.

• Private practice of law, Leesburg and Alexandria, VA, 1976-1998.


• Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers.

• Former Chair, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar.

• Former Member, George Mason Inn of Court.

• Selected by the Supreme Court of Virginia to serve as a Mentor Judge for Virginia Circuit Court Judges.

• Former Member, Task Force on Judicial Functions, Commission on Virginia Courts in the 21st Century.

• Former Member: Virginia Bar Association, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Virginia Bar Council, 10th District Grievance Committee, Judicial Conduct Committee, Loudoun County Bar Association; Board of Directors, Legal Services of Northern Virginia.

• Former Faculty, Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course, Virginia State Bar.

• Frequent Lecturer at Mandatory Judicial Conference and Continuing Legal Education programs.

• Listed as a “Top Lawyer” for Mediation, Northern Virginia, 2022.

• Listed as a “Top Lawyer” for Mediation in Washington DC, Washingtonian, 2017, 2018 and 2020.


• University of Richmond, J.D.
Notes and Comments Editor for the Law Review; Member, McNeill Honor Society

• College of William and Mary, B.A.

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