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Protecting What Matters Most

WhitbeckBennett is proud to be a successful, full-service law firm with a strong focus on Family Law, Mental Health Law, and Special Education Law. We provide legal services to families and individuals, helping them get the best result possible through experience and compassion.

How Your Child’s COVID-19 Vaccine Status can Affect Custody

John C. Whitbeck, Jr. is the founder of WhitbeckBennett. His practice focuses on family law, special education law, and mental health law. He regularly practices in several jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia area. He has also been certified as an expert witness in...

Family and Divorce Mediation: Why, When, and Who

Kathryn J. Laffey is a partner at WhitbeckBennett, working at our Wilmington, Delaware office. Ms. Laffey graduated from Longwood College in Virginia with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. After two years of employment as a social worker/school counselor, she...

Support for Disabled Adult Children

Devon Walke is an Associate Attorney at WhitbeckBennett. He was born and raised in Oklahoma, never venturing too far from his hometown of Norman, attending the University of Oklahoma for both undergraduate studies and law school. Devon served another brief stint with...

Tips for Helping You through a Deposition

John C. Whitbeck, Jr. is the founder of WhitbeckBennett. His practice focuses on family law, special education law, and mental health law. He regularly practices in several jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia area. He has also been certified as an expert witness in...

Coordinating Child Custody During Holidays

Tara Brown is a Partner at WhitbeckBennett. Ms. Brown was born and raised in northern New Jersey. She has been practicing Family Law and Trust & Estates for six years, and has 18 years of experience negotiating contracts. Her endeavor to objectively evaluate...

How to Legally Change your Name as an Adult in Maryland

Susan C. Berry is an Associate Attorney at WhitbeckBennett. Before coming to WB, Susan worked in the Family Law and Estate and Probate practice areas for nine years in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She is an experienced litigator with a passion for law and...

What is Discovery?

Ms. Godfrey has been practicing law for 13 years. Prior to joining WhitbeckBennett, she founded her own private practice in 2016 in Oklahoma City. She focuses on family law, which includes divorce, child support, custody modifications, Guardian ad Litem, adoption, and...

How has COVID-19 Affected Your Divorce Proceedings?

John C. Whitbeck, Jr. is the founder of WhitbeckBennett. His practice focuses on family law, special education law, and mental health law. He regularly practices in several jurisdictions in the Northern Virginia area. He has also been certified as an expert witness in...

Is Electronic Data Obtained Without A Spouse’s Permission Admissible in a Divorce or Custody Case

Shannon Baldwin is a Senior Associate at WhitbeckBennett. Ms. Baldwin has practiced law for twenty-two years and, during her legal career, has worked as a public defender, opened her own law firm, served as a Guardian Ad Litem, practiced criminal defense in Federal...

Marijuana Legalization Presents New Opportunities for Drug-Related Crime Expungement

Sydny Bryan is an Associate Attorney at WhitbeckBennett. She is a South Georgia native living in Northern Virginia with her husband and two children. Sydny graduated from the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law and then clerked for the Honorable...

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“I would highly recommend John Whitbeck to anyone needing legal counsel or representation. He was thorough, intentional, and professional in all of my dealings with him. He is well respected in the legal community of Loudoun County and is well liked by friends and colleagues alike. He has worked diligently to build a fabulous reputation and proven his knowledge of the law through his diligent practice in the area. No man would be as highly respected and sought after if he didn’t have the experience and professionalism to back it up.”

Amanda
Loudoun County, VA

“For my divorce case, I had three different attorneys – the last was John Whitbeck. John was far superior than the previous two and also the opposing counsel. John is an excellent litigator and negotiator. Specifically, he had the judge reverse a previous decision based on his interpretation of the law and reached agreement on several contentious topics with a very difficult opposing counsel. John works closely with his client to develop a strong legal strategy and masterfully presents your case to the judge. I owe the outcome of my case to John’s tireless efforts and incredible talent.”

John
Leesburg, VA

“John Whitbeck was my third attorney for my divorce process. This is honestly one of the most painful experiences to go through. I appreciated John’s straight forward manner in presenting the choices. It helped cut through issues to define emotional vs strategic good decisions. Being clear about the process and outcomes is essential to seeing a way ahead. I am thankful for his work and support through this tough time.”

Charlotte
Falls Church, VA

“John Whitbeck represented me on, what most people would agree was, an extremely complicated and emotional divorce and custody case involving abuse and infidelity by my ex-husband. From the moment, I sat down with John, I felt that I was heard, understood, and respected, not just by John, but by his entire team. I was supported and informed through every step of the process. John was a true advocate for myself and my kids. He fought for and achieved true justice for us. Today, my kids and I couldn’t be happier, and we truly owe a great deal of that to John and his team.”

Shabnam
Fairfax, VA