Craig A. Kawamoto


Emphasizes residential and commercial real estate transactions, 1031 exchanges, lender representation, wills and estates.


  • University of Virginia (B.A. 1971)
  • Wake Forest University (J.D., 1975)


  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1976


  • Fairfax Bar Association (Member, Real Property Section, Member, Fee Arbitration Committee 1983-1985)
  • Virginia State Bar (Member, Real Property Section)
  • American (Member, Real Property, Probate, and Trust Law Section)
  • Virginia State Bar (Member, 4th District Committee 1993-1999)

Reported Cases

  • God v. Hurt, 218 Va. 909


After receiving his juris doctor in 1975 from Wake Forest University School of Law, Craig A. Kawamoto returned to Northern Virginia. Craig grew up in Northern Virginia, graduated from Robert E. Lee High School in Springfield, took his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and then unto Wake Forest for his J.D.

Mr. Kawamoto started in the practice of law with a general practice firm in Falls Church, Virginia. He was engaged in all facets of a general practice, but became particularly interested in real property law. His firm represented several residential developers and had an active settlement/closing practice. After honing his skills with that firm, Craig departed to set up his own practice. After a five-year stint as a solo practitioner, Craig merged his practice with another firm in Falls Church, where he remained a partner for fifteen years. Craig’s practice as it is today emphasizes residential and commercial real estate transactions and lender representation. Mr. Kawamoto merged his practice with Ms. Pesner’s firm on January 1, 2000.