Vicki Viramontes-LaFree, is a principal in the law firm of Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. She practices exclusively in family and domestic relations law. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia and New Mexico. Ms. Viramontes-LaFree graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of New Mexico in 1991 and received her J.D. from the University of New Mexico in 1994. She serves as a volunteer with the District of Columbia’s Family Court Self-Help Center. Ms. Viramontes-LaFree has taught continuing legal education programs on division of retirement benefits at divorce for military and international organizations. She has also served as a faculty member for advanced training on financial aspects of divorce including retirement benefits, property transfers, and taxes for mediators of the District of Columbia’s Multi-Door Dispute Resolution Division. Ms. Viramontes-LaFree has received training in divorce mediation and in collaborative law. She is currently a member of the Family Law Sections of the American Bar Association, Maryland Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Women’s Bar Association of Montgomery County, and the District of Columbia Bar Association.