These traits are evident in the type of attorney Reeves W. Mahoney is – given a story from his young adult days.
It started with a robbery-in-progress in 1975, at the Virginia Trust Co.
Maybe if Reeves hadn’t been there to nab the gun-toting robber and hold him in a full nelson for 15 minutes until the police arrived, he’d never be the lawyer he is today. As they say, when opportunity knocks, even if it’s wielding a deadly weapon, answer the door.
Reeves, at the time, had taken the LSAT and was working at a renowned Richmond law firm, but, law school eluded him. After the incident, the trust company’s chairman asked to meet him. Soon, with the respect and admiration of his new friend because of his heroic deed, Reeves was attending the University of Richmond School of Law.
While his path to family and domestic relations law was a bit circuitous after practicing with one of Norfolk’s oldest and most prestigious firms in the early 1980s, Reeves found himself representing more divorce clients and earning a solid, stellar reputation that has followed him for nearly four decades.
His specialty areas include divorce/domestic relations (with an emphasis on divorces involving substantial assets and contested custody issues), commercial litigation and crisis management for nonprofit and private organizations. Because of his beyond-reproach character in and out of the courtroom, Reeves has repeatedly been elected by his peers to Virginia Business magazine’s Legal Elite and the Virginia Super Lawyers list in the category of Family Law and named as either one of the top 50 or 100 attorneys in Virginia since 2011. He has also been selected to be included in The Best Lawyers in America since 2009 and selected as Family Lawyer of the Year in 2010. He was appointed to Virginia’s Child Support Guideline Review Panel, has served on the Boyd-Graves Conference on Virginia Civil Procedure and has an AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Many may not consider what Reeves does in his off-time as relaxation, but it nourishes his hunger to learn; he writes fiction, researches all eras of history including World War II Europe when his surgeon father heroically saved lives on Omaha Beach on D-Day, and he enjoys visiting with his two adult sons.
For a closer look at Reeves’ career, read a profile story written about him in Virginia Super Lawyers magazine.