Eva Juncker

Eva Juncker

Silver Spring, Maryland

Eva N. Juncker is a founding partner at Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC and head of the litigation team.  Eva's practice focuses on all areas of family law, divorce, juvenile law, transgender issues, custody, support, equitable distribution, and partition. 

Recently Eva was lead counsel on a case of nationwide first impression, where she successfully argued for recognition of a same sex common law marriage in the District of Columbia over the opposing party's objection.  The court found that the parties were indeed common law married as of March 2010.  Eva was lead counsel on another case of first impression in the District of Columbia, wherein she successfully argued that a burial designation could be executed via an electronic signature.  In re Estate of Z.R., B.G. and N.G., Petitioners 138 DWLR 1757 (May 21, 2010) (Long, J.) (Sup.Ct.D.C.).

Some of Eva's other work can be found at Scott v. Scott, Court of Appeals of Virginia, December 7, 2004, Record No. 0815-04-4, affirmed.  Ms. Juncker has also been a featured lecturer for most of her career on issues related to LGBT family law.  Eva was selected as a Virginia Rising Star by Super Lawyers 2008 and was recognized as one of 2011 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association.

Eva was admitted to the Bar in Virginia in 1999, to the District of Coumbia Bar in 2011, to the United States Supreme Court in 2007, and to the Maryland Bar in 2012.

Eva was a member of the Virginia State Bar's Special Committee on the Access to Legal Services from 2006 to 2014 and was its liaison to the Diversity Conference from 2008 to 2014; she is immediate past Chair of the Virginia State Bar's Diversity Conference.  She is a member of the Fairfax County Bar Association and has served on several of its various committees.  She is also a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Equality Bar Association, the National Family Law Advisory Counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, the Virginia Women Attorneys Association, the Women's Bar Association of the District of Columbia, and the National LGBT Bar Association.  She has served on the latter's Board of Directors and also as its affiliate member to the Young Lawyers Division of the ABA.

Raised in Fairfax County, Virginia, Eva received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 1996.  The daughter of a Naval Officer, Eva was born in Agnano, Italy.  Eva and her spouse of 18 years live in Highland, Maryland, where they enjoy raising their daughter and their two disabled dogs.  Eva's hobbies include golf, camping, cooking with her daughter, and swimming.

Areas of Practice

  • Family
  • Custody & Property Agreements
  • Divorce & Dissolution
  • Juvenile Law
  • LGBT Family Law
  • Partition Law

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2001
  • Maryland, 2012


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia
    • J.D. cum laude - 1999
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A.
    • Major: English

Published Works

  • Tying and Untying the Knot, The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 25:4, 2015
  • A Juxtaposition of U.S. Asylum Grants to Women Fleeing Female Genital Mutilation, GMUSL JILS, Volume 4:2, 1998


  • VTLA Advanced Family Law Retreat, VTLA, 2015
  • Emerging Family Law in the DC Metro Area, DC Bar, 2015
  • Family Law: Relocation, Social Media Evidence, Marriage Alternatives, and Other, NBI, Inc., 2015

Honors and Awards

  • Named one of 25 Best Divorce Lawyers in Montgomery County, MD, 2013
  • Named one of 2011 Best LGBT Lawyers Under 40 by the National LGBT Bar Association, 2011
  • Virginia Rising Star-Super Lawyers, 2008

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia State Bar Diversity Conference, Immediate Past Chair, 2014 - Present
  • Women's Bar Association of DC, Member, 2011 - Present
  • Special Committee on Access to Legal Services for the VSB, Member, 2006 - 2014
  • Fairfax County Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • Virginia Equality Bar Association, Member, 2014 - Present
  • National Family Advisory Counsel for the National Center for Lesbian Rights, Member, 2007 - Present
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • National LGBT Bar Association, Member, 1999 - Present
  • VSB Bar Council and Executive Committee Member, Honorary Member, 2014 - 2015

Past Employment Positions

  • Condo Kelly & Byrnes, PC, Associate Attorney, 2003 - 2010
  • Havrilak Law Firm, Associate Attorney, 2001 - 2003
  • Judy R. Moats, Attorney at Law, Associate Attorney, 1999 - 2001

Pro Bono Activities

  • Virginia State Bar Committees and Conferences, 2006 - Present
  • Fairfax County Bar Association Committees, 2000 - Present