Stephen H. Moriarty II


3201 Jermantown Road
Suite 600
Fairfax, Virginia  22030
Phone: 703-352-1900
Fax: 703-352-5293
25 Library Square
Salem, VA  24153
Phone: 540-857-0600

[email protected]


Steve Moriarty is a shareholder in the firm’s Fairfax and Roanoke Valley offices.  He has represented community associations since 1984, and focuses on dispute avoidance and resolution, trying cases in state and federal courts across Virginia.  He served in the Fairfax Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office from 1981-84, taught at the Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Training Academy in Ashburn, Virginia, in 1994-96 and continues to assist in trial testimony instruction.  He was a founding director of the Southwest Virginia Chapter of the Community Association Institute and served on its board of directors for nine years.  He has also served on the boards of directors and been the president of ICON Services, a nonprofit company serving the employment and residential needs of disabled individuals; Linden Resources; Legatus, where he served as president in 2015-17; and he is presently the co-chair of the Fairfax Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee.

Focus areas in community association law

  • General counseling and representation
  • Condominium warranty disputes
  • Rules and covenants enforcement
  • Contract negotiations
  • Bylaw interpretation and amendments



  • 1981, Virginia
  • 1998, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • 2002, U.S. Supreme Court

Professional associations

  • Virginia State Bar
  • Fairfax County Bar Association
  • Community Associations Institute, Washington Metropolitan Chapter
  • Southwest Virginia Chapter of CAI, Founding Director, President


Career history

  • Law Offices of Gary V. Davis, 1989 – 1991
  • Hyatt & Rhoads, 1984 – 1989
  • Fairfax County Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney, 1981 – 1984

Notable cases

  • Grillo v. Montebello, 243 Va. 475 (Virginia Supreme Court, 1992)
  • Bloomingdale, et al., v. Lake Holiday Country Club, Inc., Ch. 98-64 (Frederick County Circuit Court, 1998)
  • Wyndham v. Oulton, Ch. 99-001468-00 (Henrico County Circuit Court; writ denied, Virginia Supreme Court, U.S. Supreme Court)
  • Huff, et ux, v. Kim, CL 2008-4289 (Fairfax County Circuit Court, 2012)
  • Navy League Building Condominium v. Kilcarr, CL 10-1179(Arlington County Circuit Court, 2013)

Seminars and teaching

  • Northern Virginia Criminal Justice Academy
  • Adjunct instructor 1997 – present
  • Legal instructor, 1994 – 1996
  • “Hiring Service Providers,” WMCCAI 2008 Expo
  • National Business Institute – Resolving Boundary Disputes in Virginia
  • National Business Institute – Eminent Domain From Start to Finish
  • National Business Institute – Resolving Real Estate-Related Disputes in Virginia


  • “Condominium and Homeowner Association Litigation,” Community Association Law, Wiley Law Publications, 1987
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