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Law Office of Marie Washington

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We are pleased and honored to have received  the #BestofWarrenton   2015 award for Best Attorney in #Warrenton   #Virginia   for the fifth year in a row by the readers of #WarrentonLifestyleMagazine   .. 

We've moved!  The Law Office of Marie Washington is now located at 67 W. Lee Street, Unit 102, Warrenton VA (just across the way from our former location at 77 W. Lee Street, Unit 102, Warrenton VA.)

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On February 28, 2014, the Virginia House of Delegates agreed to House Resolution No. 131 to commend the Law Office of Marie Washington for receiving the Fauquier County Chamber of Commerce Small Business of the Year award in 2013.  A copy of the resolution was presented to Marie by Delegate L. Scott Lingamfelter at the Rotary Club of Warrenton meeting on August 21, 2014, as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect and admiration for her dedicated service to the citizens of Fauquier County.

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We wish to thank the readers of #WarrentonLifestyleMagazine  for voting us as the Best Law Firm in Warrenton Virginia for the fourth year in a row!

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#IceBucketChallenge   #ALScure   #FauquierTimes   #MarieWashingtonLaw

Marie Washington and Michael Edelen of Marie Washington Law Office, Warrenton, Virginia,  accept the Fauquier Times ALS Ice Bucket Challenge  to dump a bucket of ice over their heads to raise awareness for ALS and find a cure for ALS (see

The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge invites people to douse themselves with buckets of ice water on video, post  that video to social media, then nominate others to do the same, all in an effort to raise ALS awareness. 

Beverly, Mass., resident Pete Frates, along with his family, helped to make the “Ice Bucket Challenge” go viral on the social sites Facebook and Twitter.  Frates, 29, has lived with ALS since 2012, and he has worked with The ALS Association’s Massachusetts Chapter.  A former Division 1 college athlete with Boston College Baseball, Frates tirelessly spreads awareness of Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

What is ALS?

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), often referred to as "Lou Gehrig's Disease," is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord. Motor neurons reach from the brain to the spinal cord and from the spinal cord to the muscles throughout the body. The progressive degeneration of the motor neurons in ALS eventually leads to their death. When the motor neurons die, the ability of the brain to initiate and control muscle movement is lost. With voluntary muscle action progressively affected, patients in the later stages of the disease may become totally paralyzed.

A-myo-trophic comes from the Greek language. "A" means no or negative. "Myo" refers to muscle, and "Trophic" means nourishment–"No muscle nourishment." When a muscle has no nourishment, it "atrophies" or wastes away. "Lateral" identifies the areas in a person's spinal cord where portions of the nerve cells that signal and control the muscles are located. As this area degenerates it leads to scarring or hardening ("sclerosis") in the region.

As motor neurons degenerate, they can no longer send impulses to the muscle fibers that normally result in muscle movement. Early symptoms of ALS often include increasing muscle weakness, especially involving the arms and legs, speech, swallowing or breathing. When muscles no longer receive the messages from the motor neurons that they require to function, the muscles begin to atrophy (become smaller). Limbs begin to look "thinner" as muscle tissue atrophies.

About Marie Washington Law Office

Marie Washington Law Office supports numerous Warrenton/Fauquier Virginia community organizations and charitable causes.  Marie Washington has served on the Board for Fauquier Faith Partners, Inc., Salvation Army, Warrenton United Methodist Church, and Boys and Girls Club of Fauquier County. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Fauquier Health Senior Living and on the advisory Board for the Mental Health Association of Fauquier County. She also received a distinguished service award in 2010 at the Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar for developing a CLE and for her charitable work of organizing the No Bills Night and Wills for Heroes program for her local community. Marie also provides volunteer services to Rappahannock Legal Services. Her law firm has provided estate planning documents to countless charities in support of their fundraising efforts.

Marie has conducted the junior judges program at local elementary schools, which helps elementary school children learn to judge for themselves what is the right thing to do in difficult situations. Marie also enjoys assisting at local food drives at church and participating at law camp and career shadowing days with high schools in the county. During the holidays you can find her ringing the bell for the Salvation Army alongside her Great Pyrenees dog.

For more information about Marie Washington Law Office, visit:

Law Office of Marie Washington
77 W. Lee Street, Unit 102, 
Warrenton, VA 20186
Phone: (540) 347-4172

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We wish to thank everyone who voted us Best Law Firm in Warrenton VA 2014.  We are honored to have won this award for the fourth year in a row.
Marie Washington: Voted Best Attorney in Warrenton VA 2014

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