Cara M. Wallace

Cara Wallace


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Cara Wallace is an attorney at The Daugherty Law Firm, P.C., practicing exclusively family law. Her practice covers every type of family law matter in Virginia, including separation, divorce, custody and visitation, support, property division, adoption, separation agreements, mediations, premarital agreements, and protective orders.

Cara is a dedicated and compassionate family law attorney with a proven track record of successfully representing clients in a wide range of family law matters. Cara is committed to providing personalized and effective legal solutions, whether that be in the courtroom or negotiating a settlement.

Cara is known for her strategic approach to each case, combining her legal knowledge with a deep understanding of the emotional and financial complexities involved in family law disputes. Cara recognizes the importance of alternative dispute resolution in achieving amicable outcomes for families facing challenging circumstances and she takes the time to tailor legal strategies to each client’s individual needs.

Originally from South Florida, Cara earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law, after earning her bachelor’s degree in communications from The Pennsylvania State University. In law school, Cara was a member of the Administrative Law Review and she was Vice President of the Family Law Society. She was also a student attorney for the school’s Domestic Violence Clinic.

Cara was recently included in the 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for her work in family law. 

Bar Admissions 

  • Virginia, 2020
  • Florida, 2021 
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2020
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2022

Professional Associations

  • Admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2020
  • Admitted to the Florida State Bar in 2021
  • Prince William County Bar Association 
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association 
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association 

Professional Experience

  • The Daugherty Law Firm, P.C., Attorney, 2023-Present 
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Associate Attorney, 2020-2023 
  • Livesay & Myers, P.C., Legal Intern, 2019 

Honors and Awards

  • 2024 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch for family law
  • Top Contributor Award, Avvo, 2020


  • American University Washington College of Law, Juris Doctorate, 2020. Honors and Activities: Administrative Law Review, Student Attorney: Domestic Violence Clinic, Vice President: Family Law Society, Merit Scholarship Recipient. 
  • The Pennsylvania State University, Bachelor of Arts in Communications, 2016. Honors and Activities: Dean’s List, Manager: The Daily Collegian. 

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