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Hon. Teena D. Grodner (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Family Law matters including but not limited to equitable distribution, child custody, visitation, spousal support, and child support.

Professional Experience

  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • Judge, Fairfax County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court, 1998-2016. Chief Judge, 2006-2008.
  • Private practice focused on family law, 1979-1998. Last at Law Offices of Teena D. Grodner, P.C, Fairfax.
  • Former Commissioner in Chancery, Fairfax County Circuit Court, and Former Commissioner in Chancery, Alexandria Circuit Court.
  • Former Neutral Case Evaluator and Motions Conciliator, Fairfax County Circuit Court
  • Former Adjunct Professor of Family Law, Washington College of Law, American University.


  • Frequent speaker at Continuing Legal Education and Judicial Education Programs on family law issues.
  • Former Member, Executive Committee, Judicial Conference of Virginia for District Courts
  • Past President and Member, Virginia Council of Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges.
  • Past President, Emeritus Member, and Former Master, George Mason American Inn of Court.
  • Former Member, Work Group, Virginia State Senate Joint Resolution Study on Custody and Visitation. Work Group revised custody and visitation provisions of the Code of Virginia
  • Former Member, Virginia Senate Bill 236 Advisory Team on Court referral methods for family abuse offenders.
  • Former Member, Protective Order Task Force, Virginia House Joint Resolution Study on procedures involving protective orders.
  • Selected as one of Virginia Lawyers Weekly “Influential Women of Virginia,” 2012.
  • Recipient, Hon. Arnold B. Kassabian Award, Fairfax Bar Association, 2016.
  • Recipient, President’s Award for Outstanding Service, Fairfax Bar Association, 2002.
  • Listed in “Top 40 Divorce Lawyers in the Washington Metropolitan Area,” Washingtonian magazine, 1995.


  • Washington College of Law, American University, J.D., Summa Cum Laude, Honor Society.
  • University of Illinois, B.S., Psychology, Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa.

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