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

Jordan Jackson – Super Lawyers Rising Star

CSA&D News

November 30, 2018

Jordan S. Jackson Honored by Virginia Business Magazine

CSAD attorney Jordan S. Jackson has been named to the 2018 top Young Lawyers (Under 40) List published by Virginia Business Magazine. The List, published each year in conjunction with the magazine’s Legal Elite, recognizes outstanding young lawyers in Virginia as determined by the the results of conducted of lawyers across the state.

July 19, 2018

Day Authors and Co-Presents Seminar on Family Law Mediation

CSAD Partner Julie Day authored and co-presented a seminar for Virginia CLE, entitled, “Family Law Mediation.” The seminar was co-presented with fellow attorney David D. Masterman and the Hon. Stanley P. Klein (Ret.). The program was presented live and on the web, and has been recorded for future review in the Virginia CLE archives. The co-presenters focused on providing timely, common sense advice to assist family law attorneys of all experience levels in preparing for and conducting mediation.

April 2018

CSAD Attorneys Garner Top Honors as Super Lawyers

CSAD Attorneys Mark E. Sharp, James E. Autry, Julie Hottle Day and Jordan S. Jackson have again been named as among the top lawyers in the region by Super Lawyers. Mr. Sharp, Mr. Autry and Ms. Day are noted as Super Lawyers in Virginia and in Washington, D.C., with Ms. Day being additionally named as one of the Top 100 Attorneys in Virginia and one of the Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia and Washington, D.C. Ms. Jackson is named as a Super Lawyers Rising Star for the sixth year in a row.

March 28, 2018

Day Presents Continuing Legal Education Seminar

CSAD partner Julie Hottle Day joined fellow family law attorney David D. Masterman in presenting their entertaining and informative continuing legal education seminar, “What Lawyers Learn, Often the Hard Way,” on March 28. The presentation, aimed at evaluating practice area pitfalls and providing helpful legal and practice management tips, took place at Capital One Arena, with the admission to the seminar including admission for all attendees to the Washington Capitals game immediately following the presentation. A good time was had by all!

December 2017

CSAD Partners Sharp, Autry and Day Named Top Lawyers by Northern Virginia Magazine

CSAD is pleased to announce the recognition of all three named partners of the firm as Top Lawyers by Northern Virginia Magazine. Mr. Sharp, a long time civil litigator and criminal defense attorney in the Northern Virginia and Piedmont regions, is named as a Top Lawyer in criminal defense. Mr. Autry, known for his abilities in resolving complex business and transactional issues has been identified as a Top Lawyer in business practice, and Ms. Day is a Top Lawyer in the field of divorce and family law.

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.

North Virginia Office
4124 Leonard Drive
Fairfax VA 22030

(703) 394-2940
(703) 934-2943

Piedmont Region
67 West Lee Street Suite 101
Warrenton VA 22030

(540) 349-1900