Carson Lee Fifer Jr.

Retired Partner

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  • University of Virginia School of Law, JD, Editor-in-Chief, University of Virginia Journal of International Law, 1972
  • The George Washington University, MBA, 1968
  • Brown University, AB, 1965
  • Virginia

Member; Chairman, Committee on Local Government Law, Virginia Bar Association, 1982-1984

President, Northern Virginia National Association of Industrial & Office Properties, 1994

Chairman, Alexandria Chamber of Commerce, 1987 

Founder, Affordable Housing Opportunities Means Everyone (AHOME)

Chairman, Carpenter's Shelter

Chairman, Board of Governors, St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School

Founder, Alexandria Volunteer Bureau

Board Member, Northern Virginia Transportation Alliance

Carson maintains a diverse practice focused on land use and environmental law, real estate law, affordable housing and sports law. Since joining the firm in 1972, he has built a strong reputation for handling large projects and diverse land use approvals. He has managed numerous residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects including regional malls, corporate parks and planned communities, a 1,100-acre office park of 26 million square feet, Springfield Mall, Fair Oaks Mall, 7-Corners Mall, and projects that have produced thousands of residential units.

He co-authored the first affordable housing ordinance in Virginia. He has also obtained approval for numerous institutional uses and for golf courses and other sports facilities, such as family entertainment facilities, community swim and health clubs and parks.

During law school, Carson was a member of the Raven Society and at Brown University, he was a member of Omicron Delta Kappa.

Carson Lee Fifer Jr.
T: +1 703 712 5343F: +1 703 712 52231750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons, VA 22102-4215

Selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America, Land Use & Zoning Law, Real Estate Law, Woodward/White, Inc., 2009-2014

Named a "Leader in the Field," Real Estate: Zoning/Land Use, Northern Virginia, Chambers USA, 2008-2011