Tracey Coates Esq

Tracey Coates Esq


Podcaster Tracey Coates is a Washington, DC Family Lawyer. Host of The Divorce Chronicles, her podcast covers everything under the sun regarding the process, survival and legalities of marital breakups. Tracey and her A plus guests simplify the divorce process and provide hope, healing and recovery. Whether it’s giving emotional support to listeners who need courage to end their marriages, advice on co-parenting, dividing finances, or even getting back into the dating scene, Tracey covers every aspect of ending a marriage and creating new happy beginnings.  The Divorce Chronicles Podcast

A partner with the five star law firm of Paley Rothman, Tracey was voted one of The Best Divorce and Family Law Attorneys in DC by Washingtonian Magazine 2018.

Her family has a strong legal legacy and Tracey is one of three daughters who are all attorneys. Her youngest sister is a former prosecutor, award winning legal analyst on CNN, best selling author and host of The Laura Coates Show on Sirius XM.


Tracey has live TV talk show experience and is a frequent guest on WUSA9’s Great Day Washington. A divorce on-camera expert, she’s in touch with pop culture news and trends involving celebrities and politicians. She’s strong at weighing in on Hollywood and Washington breakups, big money divorces, extramarital affairs and the pressures of fame on high-profile careers and marriages.

Presiding over three hundred plus divorce cases, Tracey is still very much an advocate of the institution of marriage. She strongly believes in love, romance and spending the rest of one’s life with their best friend. Her advice to couples who want long-lasting and successful marriages? Work, work and more work, plus continuous care, nurturing and at times self-sacrifice. She feels that couples need to approach marriage like a business partnership and treat the relationship with respect, acceptance and forgiveness.

Involved in the fight for women’s rights, Tracey is on the Board of Directors of the DC Volunteers Lawyers Project which provides free legal services to low income women and their children who’ve been victims of domestic violence.