Daniel (Dan) Schy is a highly-regarded family law attorney known for his dedication to his clients and zealous advocacy in the courtroom. He helps families navigate all aspects of family law, including divorce, custody, spousal and child support, and cases involving domestic violence.  Dan has a proven record of success handling complex cases, including those involving high-net-worth individuals, complex property division, and contested child custody matters.

A tough, strategic negotiator, Dan encourages cooperation between parties with the goal of reaching fair, amicable settlements. When that proves impossible, however, Dan is a skilled and experienced trial attorney who has successfully litigated cases throughout the courts of Northern Virginia.

Dan grew up in Northern Virginia and graduated with Honors from the College of William & Mary. He then earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Richmond School of Law, and has focused his practice exclusively on family law for nearly twenty years. Prior to joining FTLF, Dan served as the Chair of the Family Law Practice Group for Legal Services of Northern Virginia, a non-profit law firm dedicated to offering pro bono legal assistance to the indigent, elderly and disabled. While there, he played an instrumental role in creating a program that provided legal aid to hundreds of victims of domestic violence each year.

Dan is trained in Collaborative Law, and has been recognized as a top lawyer by Super Lawyers. He has also served on the Advisory Board for the Safe Havens Supervised Visitation/Exchange Program, participated in Fairfax County’s Domestic Violence Network, and provided information sessions at Artemis House, a shelter for families affected by domestic violence.


  • Selected to the Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars list – Family Law (2015)
  • Selected to the Washington, DC Super Lawyers list – Family Law (2023)

Previous Experience

  • Associate Attorney, Curran Moher Weis, P.C. (2018-2023)
  • Associate Attorney, ShounBach (2014-2018)
  • Partner, Richmond | Schy PLLC (2012-2014)
  • Chair, Family Law Group, Legal Services of Northern Virginia (2009-2012)
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"Knowledge, creativity and compassion are critical to helping clients navigate the challenges - both financial and emotional - of divorce.”


  • J.D., University of Richmond School of Law (2005)
  • B.A., College of William & Mary (2002)

Bar/Court Admissions

  • Practice Supervised by DC Bar Members
  • Virginia

Professional Memberships / Affiliations

  • Fairfax Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals