Carroll & Nuttall

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Colleen C. Sweeney

Email: Colleen C. Sweeney  |  Phone: 703-273-7007

Colleen Sweeney has over 15 years of legal experience handling a substantial caseload of multifaceted complex civil litigation. Over her professional career she has achieved the goals set by her clients by utilizing strong interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills. In the courtroom she has a proven ability to deliver effective messages in a clear concise manner. As a family law advocate, Mrs. Sweeney is adept at handling difficult negotiations while maintaining a focus on being a persuasive advocate. With a broad knowledge of the law related to divorce, custody support and education, Mrs. Sweeney can quickly identify, analyze and understand complex concepts and formulate an effective case strategy. Mrs. Sweeney has significant experience in high conflict situations with the skill set to recognize, understand and manage participants’ emotions and utilize information to foster resolution of the controversy. Mrs. Sweeney is a self-motivated dedicated professional that is a highly effective team leader who excels in developing consensus by establishing relationships with clients and colleagues.

Mrs. Sweeney is a long time resident of Northern Virginia and a pro bono attorney for Britepaths, formerly Our Daily Bread.  Additionally, Mrs. Sweeney is involved in a wide range of volunteer work in the education setting and with youth sports.

Areas of Practice

  • Domestic Relations
  • Education
  • Civil Litigation


  • Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, (4th Cir.)
  • Supreme Court of the United States, 2007


  • Catholic University, Columbus School of Law J.D., 1997 (Magna Cum Laude)
  • West Virginia University, BA, 1990 (Summa Cum Laude)
  • Phi Beta Kappa


  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorney Association

Sample of Reported Case

  • Bchara v. Bchara, 38 Va. App. 302, 563 S.E.2d 398 (2002)
  • A.K. v. Alexandria City Sch. Bd., 484 F.3d 672 (4th Cir. 2007)
  • Alexandria City Sch. Bd. v. A. K., 128 S. Ct. 1123, 169 L. Ed. 2d 957, 2008 U.S. LEXIS 1181 (U.S., Jan. 22, 2008)
  • A.K. v. Alexandria City Sch. Bd., 544 F. Supp. 2d 487 (E.D. Va. 2008)
  • Bajgain v. Bajgain, 64 Va. App. 439, 769 S.E.2d 267 (2015) 

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