Colleen C. Sweeney - A Cordell & Cordell Falls Church Divorce Attorney

Colleen C. Sweeney

Senior Litigation Attorney

Falls Church divorce attorney Colleen C. Sweeney

Falls Church divorce attorney Colleen C. Sweeney’s long-held interest in working with families and children led her to a career in family law.

Divorce and child custody shape a family and the relationship of the members forever. During a time when individuals’ emotions are elevated, it is important to have an advocate who considers long- and short-term strategies.

“My goal is to help people walk their children down the aisle together in the future,” Ms. Sweeney said.

From the very first meeting, Ms. Sweeney works to form a partnership with her clients because the factors involved with family law cases touch every aspect of their lives. From the initial consultation, she ensures the client that they have a partner on the path moving forward.

“I do this by providing the client an outline of the process and realistic feedback and develop a short- and long-term strategic plan for the client to reach their unique goal,” she said. “This is critical to building a relationship as an advisor with a potential client.”

Moreover, Ms. Sweeney continually involves her clients in the process and empowers them with the knowledge that they have control over many aspects of the route their case will take.

“Trust is essential to the attorney-client relationship and keeping litigants informed about the developments and the costs of their case is critical to the partnership necessary to produce the desired results,” she said.

Licenses & Admissions

Falls Church divorce attorney Colleen C. Sweeney is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Ms. Sweeney earned her Juris Doctor from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Sweeney practiced domestic relations and education law.


  • Virginia State Bar Association
  • Member of Supreme Court of the United States Bar
  • Member of U.S. Court of Appeals (4th)

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Presenter at Virginia State Bar Association Convergence
  • CLE presenter