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At the Bolger Law Firm, we strive to attain and defend our clients’ best interests in every case, using expertise developed over the past 40 years of practice as bankruptcy, real estate, and personal injury attorneys in Fairfax VA.

Richard Owen Bolger has managed the Bolger Law Firm since 1987. In that capacity, he has successfully handled thousands of legal matters including jury trials, financial and real estate transactions, bankruptcy cases, family law cases, and more. With the assistance of two superlative paralegals, Michelle Frew and Cynthia Matukonis, Mr. Bolger works professionally and compassionately to help people through the difficult times that come with bankruptcy, real estate and personal injury matters.

Richard Bolger

Michelle Frew

Cynthia Matukonis

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If you are facing financial troubles, need representation for a real estate matter or have suffered a personal injury, Bolger Law Firm is here to help. Call us at (703) 383-9595 or contact Bolger Law Firm online to schedule a confidential consultation. We serve the Washington, DC metropolitan area in bankruptcy, real estate and personal injury law from our Fairfax, Virginia location. Mr. Bolger is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Richard Bolger

Primary Practice areas

  • Bankruptcy
  • Real estate
  • Personal injury
  • Other matters as chosen by Mr. Bolger


  • Virginia, 1983
  • District of Columbia, 1985
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • Maryland, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2008
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Maryland, 2008


Professional associations

  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association


  • Virginia Business Magazine’s list of Legal Elite (2010-2022)
  • American Society of Association Executives, Excellence in Public Affairs (Federal tax issue – uniform capitalization rules affecting copyrighted works), 1987 – 1988

Publications and papers

  • The Cost of Justice in Virginia, 1990
  • Arlington County Bar Journal
  • Numerous opinion pieces and letters to the editor published in The Washington Post, Washington Times, and community newspapers.

Community and professional affairs

  • Candidate, US Congress, Virginia 10th Congressional District, 2013-2014
  • Member – Virginia State Bar Lawyer Advertising Committee, 2000
  • President – Oakton Woods Homeowners Association, 1997-2005
  • Coach – Youth Sports – Chantilly Youth Association and Vienna Little League, 1991-2010
  • Manager – – Fairfax County, Virginia, school redistricting coalition, 1996
  • Christmas in April Chair – Arlington County Bar Association, 1991
  • Human Rights Chair – Arlington Chamber of Commerce, 1989


  • Northern Virginia Bankruptcy Bar Association
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys


  • Virginia Registered Real Estate Settlement Agent (CRESPA), 1997-present
  • Registered federal lobbyist, 1983-1987

Legal experience

  • Bolger Law Firm, PLLC, Fairfax, Virginia  (
  • Attorney at Law, 1987 – present
  • Manage law firm in all aspects from case management to office management.  Since 1997, focus has been on bankruptcy, real estate law, and personal injury law.  Prior experience
    includes managing law cases in areas including criminal law, family law, probate, wills and estates. Represented indigent criminal defendants from 1987 to 1997 in misdemeanor and felony cases and acted as lead trial attorney in numerous cases, including jury trials.
  • Old Virginia Title LLC, Fairfax, Virginia (
  • Manager/Owner and Legal Counsel, 1988 – present
  • Manage all aspects of title insurance agency. Act as legal counsel for all transactions. The title agency has closed thousands of transactions since its formation. It is approved to issue title insurance policies through Old Republic Title Insurance Company.

Related experience

  • National Grocers Association Washington, DC
  • Director of Government Relations 1985-1987
  • Responsible for association government relations program reporting to the association general counsel. Association represented independent grocery retailers nationwide.
  • Grocery Manufacturers of America, Inc. Washington, DC
  • Assistant Director, Public Affairs 1980-1985
  • Promoted from law clerk to Public Affairs Assistant to Assistant Director, Public Affairs. Travelled across the country organizing grassroots lobbying program directed at small businesses regarding corporate tax issues.
  • Watchdogs of the Treasury, Inc. Washington, DC
  • Manager 1983-1985
  • Organized and managed annual congressional awards program for organization concerned with government budgetary issues.
  • United States Railway Association Washington, DC
  • Records Retention Manager 1977-1980
  • Responsible for organizing and maintaining large inventory of records related to the reorganization of nation’s railroads.

Michelle Frew

Ms. Frew is a paralegal and licensed title agent for the Commonwealth of Virginia. She has been with the Bolger Law Firm since 2006. Previously, she was employed by the Goodwin Law Firm in McLean, Virginia and First Virginia Bank. She manages all real estate transactions and is an experienced bankruptcy paralegal.


  • Associate’s Degree, magna cum laude, Paralegal Studies, Northern Virginia Community College

Cynthia Matukonis

Ms. Matukonis is a Senior Paralegal, licensed title agent, and Vice President of Old Virginia Title. Ms. Matukonis has been with the Bolger Law Firm since 1987. Over the years, Ms. Matukonis has served as Mr. Bolger’s primary paralegal on a gamut of law cases, including bankruptcy, personal injury, estate litigation, criminal matters, family law cases and more.


  • Associate’s Degree, cum laude, Paralegal Studies, Northern Virginia Community College, 1987
  • Additional study at George Mason University