Methodology: To compile the Top Financial Professional listing, Northern Virginia Magazine sent surveys to area financial professionals asking them to nominate other experts to whom they would recommend friends and family who needed financial planning advice. Those in the list received the most nominations.
To put together this roster, Washingtonian Magazine distributed hundreds of surveys to local financial experts, asking: Whom would you trust with your own money? They also did their own research and consulted industry publications. The professionals included on this list received the strongest recommendations from all sources.