EVA JUNCKER: BACKGROUND & BIOGRAPHY

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. She also served as a qualified Guardian ad litem in Virginia for over ten years.

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 at "Love and Marriage," A Discussion Panel and Forum on Marriage Equality sponsored by: Whitman-Walker Clinic of Northern Virginia, Human Rights Campaign & Equality Virginia, March 25, 2004; and at "Crossing Boundaries, Redefining Gender: A New Front on Equality," Georgetown Journal of Gender and the Law's Fifth Annual Gender, Sexuality and the Law Symposium, February 2002. She has been a featured lecturer with Maryland Institute for Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers. 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 graduated Cum Laude from George Mason University School of Law in 1999, where she was a member of the Journal of International Legal Studies. That Journal published her Note, "A Juxtaposition of U.S. Asylum Grants to Women Fleeing Female Genital Mutilation and to Gays and Lesbians Fleeing Physical Harm: The Need to Promulgate and INS Regulation for Women Fleeing Female Genital Mutilation," Volume 4:2, Journal of International Legal Studies, Summer 1998.

Eva was admitted to the Bar in Virginia in 1999, to the District of Columbia Bar in 2001, 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 the current Chair for 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 Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia Equality Bar Association, the National Family 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, on August 28, 1975. Eva and her spouse of 17 years live in Bethesda, Maryland, where they enjoy raising their daughter and their two disabled, but highly active Australian Shepherds. Eva's hobbies include golf, camping, cooking vegan food with her daughter, and swimming.