Woodbridge family lawyer Cassandra M. Chin, a Partner with Nichols Zauzig, spoke about the division of pension benefits as part of a panel discussing factors to consider when drafting marital agreements at the recent American Academy of Family Lawyers (AAML) Mid-Year Meeting in Mexico.
During the five-day event, Ms. Chin also led her second AAML National Membership Committee Meeting as its Chair, a position she was appointed to last November. Ms. Chin attended the National Executive Committee Meeting as well. She was named an AAML Fellow in 2013, becoming one of the youngest fellows to be accepted since the organization’s founding in 1962.
Ms. Chin was recently selected as a Best Lawyer by Washingtonian Magazine. She has been a Super Lawyer® since 2016, after three years as a Rising Star for the Virginia and Washington D.C. regions.
Ms. Chin, together with Nichols Zauzig partners Paul F. Nichols and Betty Moore Sandler, are the only AAML fellows based in Prince William County, and among 55 fellows in all of Virginia. Nationally, 1650 fellows have met the rigorous and highly selective AAML admissions process, which includes:
- 10 years of experience, with 75% of the practice devoted to family law
- substantial trial experience as lead counsel for complex matrimonial litigation
- detailed questions about the applicant answered by opposing counsel, sitting judges and every AAML fellow in the state of application
- written and oral exams
- substantial involvement and leadership in family law
Ms. Chin joined Nichols Zauzig in 2001. In addition to her strong involvement with AAML, she has been active in leadership roles for the local Prince William County and Virginia bar associations.