Charlotte G. Alton


Charlotte G. Alton’s practice focuses primarily on Family Law negotiations and litigation. Charlotte’s approach considers the sensitive needs of her clients while working to achieve the necessary solutions unique to the family. Charlotte practices various areas of family law, including divorce, equitable distribution, custody, support, modifications, protective orders, retirement orders, prenuptial agreements, and postnuptial agreements. She is also experienced in drafting and negotiating a variety of agreements, as well as pursuing alternative dispute resolution, including mediation and arbitration.   

Charlotte’s practice is to bring a steadying and calming influence to what is often a highly charged and emotional experience, allowing a thoughtful approach to complex issues. Conscious of the costs and uncertainties of litigation, Charlotte first discusses with her clients the potential success of reaching a resolution out of court before resorting to the courtroom. If litigation is unavoidable, Charlotte and her team have experience arguing matters in front of circuit courts and juvenile and domestic relations district courts throughout Northern Virginia.

When not practicing law, Charlotte is actively involved in the Northern Virginia legal community, serving on the Board of Directors of the Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyer’s Section and as Blankingship & Keith’s pro bono coordinator for Legal Services of Northern Virginia. Charlotte is also a member of the Alexandria Bar Association, the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Women Attorney’s Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

Prior to joining Blankingship & Keith, Charlotte served as law clerk for the Honorable John M. Tran of the 19th Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Charlotte earned her law degree from Washington and Lee University School of Law where she was Lead Articles Editor for The Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice. She earned her B.A., magna cum laude, from Tulane University.

Professional Honors & Activities

Fairfax Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Board of Directors, Member