Robert “Bob” Fredericks

Bob is a graduate of Regis High School in New York City, Holy Cross College, 1973, and Georgetown University Law Center, 1976. He is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the District of Columbia.

Bob has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1976. During his legal career, he has been engaged in litigation in all levels of the Virginia Courts, with a primary focus on family law over the last 15 years. He has had extensive experience in all aspects of real estate transactions over his entire career. Bob was the owner of a real estate title and settlement company in Prince William County from 1989 through 2001.

He has conducted well over a thousand real estate settlements and written hundreds of real estate contracts, both residential and commercial. Bob presently prepares approximately nine hundred deeds per year in addition to preparing 1,031 documentation, contracts, leases, easements, deeds of trust, notes and other necessary and or appropriate documentation for commercial and residential transactions.

Bob is an instructor, approved by the Virginia Real Estate Board to teach continuing education, and has presented many seminars to local Realtors. His seminar topics presently include Short Sales, Sales of Bank Owned Properties, Business Concepts for Realtors, Twenty Important Legal Issues Realtors Face Every Year, and Contract Issues. He also serves on the Virginia State Bar special committee on the resolution of fee disputes.

Bob has worked with hundreds of clients on the issues of Foreclosure, Short Sales, and Loan Modifications in the recent down market.


Erin Barr

Erin C. Barr has been a resident of Northern Virginia since 2011 and has lived in the DMV area for over ten years. She is admitted to the Virginia State Bar, the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the Federal Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Erin received her Juris Doctor degree from the University of Baltimore School of Law in May 2014, and a Bachelor of Arts in History and Bachelor of Arts in Music from Moravian College in May 2005. She also participated in a summer law study at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, in July and August 2011.

In her spare time, Erin enjoys traveling, walking, and touring historic sites. In September 2015, she was able to combine her interests in walking the Camino de Santiago from Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port, France, to Santiago de Compostela, Spain, a distance of nearly 500 miles.


Elizabeth Vaughan

Elizabeth Vaughan believes that everyone who walks into a family lawyer’s office needs three things: A good listener, an educated counselor, and a fierce advocate. By first getting to know her clients and understanding what is important to them, Elizabeth then works with clients to make a plan that achieves their goals and takes the anxiety out of the court process. Elizabeth has practiced law in Virginia for fourteen years.

Elizabeth is a graduate of Penn State University and William and Mary Law School. In addition to divorce, custody, and support matters, Elizabeth has a particular expertise in adoption and child welfare, and she is a Fellow of the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys as well as a Certified Child Welfare Specialist through the National Association of Counsel for Children.

Elizabeth lives in the green countryside of Loudoun County, where she enjoys gardening, reading, and spending time outdoors with her husband and two children.


Alexa Small

Alexa Small is a transplant from Maine and has called Northern Virginia home for the past two years. Ms. Small has worked at local law firms, gaining experience in everything from family law to intellectual property law and employment law. She is currently a law clerk at Fredericks & Stephens.

Alexa is a third-year law student at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Virginia Tech in 2015 with a major in political science and a minor in philosophy.

In her spare time, Alexa likes to enjoy all that Virginia and Washington D.C. have to offer, including exploring local art festivals and wineries. Alexa also enjoys rooting for her home, New England, professional sports teams.


Kristin Haynes

Kristin Haynes has been a resident of Northern Virginia since 1987 and has lived in the DMV area most of her life. She joined Fredericks & Stephens in May of 2016 after breaking from the workforce for many years to devote more time raising her three children.

Kristin received her Bachelor of Arts from The George Washington University in 1987 with a major in speech communication and minor in psychology. Her primary area of focus at Fredericks & Stephens specializes on preparing and processing deeds.

In her spare time, Kristin enjoys spending time with family, traveling, playing wallyball, and volunteering for special causes.


Hien Dao

Hien Dao is a legal research assistant for the firm. In Vietnam, Hien is a qualified lawyer and Intellectual Property attorney.

Hien recently graduated from the Antonin Scalia School of Law at George Mason University with an LL.M. in Intellectual Property Law. Before attending George Mason Law, Hien worked as lawyer and as senior associate for an international law firm for 8 years, providing trademark and copyright law services to international clients, including Fortune 500 companies. Hien was named “Recommended Lawyer” in the Legal 500 (2012). Hien has joined Fredericks & Stephens, PC due to her interest in family law.

After working hours, Hien enjoys travelling with her family and spending time with her two small children.


Ella Sipot

Ella Sipot is a Romanian Law School Graduate and is currently the billing and timekeeping assistant at Fredericks & Stephens, P.C. She has been with the Firm since 2015 as a legal assistant and moved to the DMV area from Wyoming, where she interned for a Criminal Law Practice Firm. Ms. Sipot received her Bachelor’s Degree in Romania in 2011 with a major in foreign languages. She is fluent in Spanish, French, and Portuguese.

In her spare time, Ella is an event planner and flower arrangement designer. She enjoys skiing, traveling, and hiking.


Sarah Gentry

Sarah Gentry has been a resident of Northern Virginia since 1995. She joined Fredericks & Stephens as a law clerk in January 2017.

Sarah received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the College of William and Mary in 2015 with a double major in Government and History. Sarah attends the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University with an expected graduation date of May 2018.

In her spare time, Sarah enjoys volunteering at a local animal shelter, spending time with her dogs, and traveling.