Experienced Northern Virginia Business, Litigation, Family and Criminal Defense Attorneys

Expertly advising clients since 1998

The improving economic climate, combined with evolving business needs and changing family structures, requires experienced counsel and innovative legal solutions. At Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC (CSA&D), our team works with you to provide practical, out-of-the-box solutions for business and results for people. For example, family law and business transactions are often intertwined, while business restructuring is often driven by present or potential domestic relations disputes. Our attorneys’ diverse legal experience and proven track record of success give us the practical tools to resolve cases efficiently and effectively, in civil, business, criminal and family law matters ranging from simple to complex.

The experience and resources you need

Many legal disputes emerge as minor nuisances at first, but quickly escalate once seemingly well-intentioned solutions are attempted. These simple solutions will often cost you vast amounts of lost time and money. CSA&D attorneys actively work with you, helping you understand your available options, not just the simple solutions that will make things worse. Our goal is empowering you for informed decision-making throughout the course of a case and leaving you with the skills to act independently once our representation has ended. Our history of tackling even the most challenging matters, coupled with a commitment to providing comprehensive legal representation, sets us apart from other firms in the region.

Specifically, we offer:

  • Unparalleled legal experience. Our highly experienced attorneys are recognized for their extensive transactional experience, trial experience and litigation abilities. These skills are deployed along with innovative legal strategies and creative problem-solving skills to serve the best interests of our clients.
  • Collaboration and diplomacy. Our attorney team is adept at handling a wide variety of legal problems. Our dedication to teamwork allows us to harness our expertise across all areas of practice to provide reliable and favorable solutions.
  • Superior credentials. Each partner in our practice is ranked AV® Preeminent™ or BV® Distinguished™ Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell®. In addition, our attorneys are consistently recognized as Super Lawyers and Rising Stars by Super Lawyers. The designation “Super Lawyer” is awarded to only one in twenty lawyers in Virginia and DC.


Mark Sharp – BV Rated for Over 10 Years, Super Lawyer in Virginia and DC and Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer

Jim Autry – AV Rated for Over 10 Years, Super Lawyer, Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer, and Virginia Business Legal Elite

Julie Day – AV Rated for Over 10 Years, Super Lawyer in Virginia and DC, Super Lawyers’ Top 50 Women for DC and Virginia, Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia, Northern Virginia Magazine Top Lawyer, Virginia Business Legal Elite, and Washingtonian Magazine’s Top Lawyers

CSA&D News

May, 2024
All partners named 2024 Virginia Super Lawyers
Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC is pleased to announce that all three partners in the firm have been named as 2024 Virginia Super Lawyers. Mark Sharp, whose practice is concentrated in the areas of Personal Injury, Business Litigation, and Estate and Trust Litigation, is recognized as a top rated Personal Injury Attorney. James Autry concentrates in the Business and Corporate as well as Commercial Real Estate practice areas and is recognized as a top rated Business and Corporate attorney. Julie Day is recognized as a top rated Family Law attorney and is also recognized as among the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia.

December 2023
Four CSAD Attorneys Recognized as Top Lawyers by Northern Virginia Magazine.
Mark Sharp, James Autry, Julie Day, and Sharon Henderson have been recognized as Top Lawyers in Northern Virginia by Northern Virginia Magazine. CSAD is honored that all attorneys in the firm have achieved this recognition, and we look forward to putting our talents in creating Solutions for Businesses and Results for People to work for new and existing clients in 2024.

December 2023

Julie Day has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Family Law Attorney in the Washington, D.C.

Julie Day has been recognized by Washingtonian Magazine as a Top Family Law Attorney in the Washington, D.C. Metropolitan Area. Julie serves the needs of clients in negotiation, litigation and mediation of complex family law matters in all jurisdictions in Northern Virginia. She is especially fond of spreadsheets and analyzing retirement assets, deferred compensation plans, and highly compensated executive benefits packages.

November 2023

Best Law Firms in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, PLC has been recognized in the Fourteenth Edition of Best Law Firms as a leading law firm in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This honor, which is the result of recognition by our peers, reflects the hard work and dedication to craft of our attorneys and staff.

August 2023

Julie Hottle Day was recognized for top Family Law Attorneys

The Thirtieth Edition of The Best Lawyers in America has recognized Julie Hottle Day as among the top Family Law Attorneys as recognized by her peers. CSAD congratulates Julie on this honor.

The cornerstone of our practice is the drive to provide personalized legal service tailored to meet specific client needs.

Providing client-focused counsel for a wide range of legal issues

Our firm provides legal advice and representation for a broad spectrum of issues. We routinely accept cases involving:

  • Family law – Our family law practice serves the diverse needs of clients for legal services ranging from uncontested matters to complex, high net worth and elder divorce. In addition, we help clients resolve issues that often accompany divorce such as spousal support and child support and custody arrangements.
  • Commercial litigation – Our commercial litigation attorneys assist individuals and business entities in navigating matters including contract disputes and corporate governance litigation.
  • Business, retail leasing and commercial transactions Business law is one of the most complex areas of practice and our attorneys have extensive experience in all subsets of the business law discipline, including business formation and dissolution, corporate governance, commercial leasing, commercial real estate, banking, retail tenant negotiations, and commercial landlord-tenant disputes.
  • Business and commercial litigation – Our team of experienced trial lawyers handles complex business and commercial disputes, including construction contracts, contested business dissolutions, sales disputes, and employment contracts.
  • Real estate – Real estate matters can include the acquisition and disposition of real estate with title defects, as well as disputes touching and concerning real property, such as HOA covenants, access easements and neighbor nuisance. CSA&D attorneys apply their depth of experience to the full range of real estate legal matters on behalf of our clients.
  • Criminal defense – Our criminal defense practice includes a former prosecutor who works tirelessly on behalf of clients accused of criminal offenses The criminal defense practice group provides experienced litigation services in matters involving sex crimes, driving under the influence (DUI), drug crimes, violent crimes and domestic disputes, as well as white collar crimes such as embezzlement and fraud.
  • Contested estate negotiation and litigation – The administration of trusts and distribution of a decedent’s estate can result in inter-family disagreements, including conflict over interpretation of the governing documents. CSA&D attorneys provide services in all areas touching and concerning the administration of estates, from advising estate administrators to serving the needs of survivors and beneficiaries of an estate, while keeping an eye on the effect that these actions may have on your family for generations to come.

CSA&D is committed to providing superlative service to businesses and consumers alike, while maintaining the highest ethical standards. Our team of lawyers prides itself in guiding clients toward positive resolution of their legal matters.

Highly Experienced

At CULIN, SHARP, AUTRY & DAY, PLC. (“CSA&D”) attorneys work together to provide practical and multi-disciplined solutions for today’s business and family problems.

Superior Credentials

Our team of attorneys is comprised of licensed professionals with an array of experience and accolades in their respective fields.

Diverse Background

Our attorneys’ varying and diverse personal and professional backgrounds allow them to achieve the comprehensive solution of legal issues for the benefit of business, business owners and their families.

Trust our team of highly-rated Northern Virignia attorneys to satisfy your legal needs

With offices in Fairfax and Warrenton, Culin, Sharp, Autry & Day, P.L.C. serves the needs of clients in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area and throughout Northern Virginia and the Piedmont region. To schedule a consultation, call us at 703-934-2940 or contact us online.

Contact Us Today

We’re looking forward to hearing about your case.

Northern Virginia Office
4124 Leonard Drive
Fairfax VA 22030

(703) 934-2940
(703) 934-2943

Piedmont Region
67 West Lee Street Suite 101
Warrenton VA 22030

(540) 349-1900