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 Education Law. We provide legal services to families and individuals, helping them get the best result possible through experience and compassion.

What is Title IX?

WhitbeckBennett Partner, Elizabeth Lancaster, is a leading family law and domestic relations partner with decades of courtroom experience, serving clients in divorce, spousal support, child support, and child custody matters in the firm’s Leesburg, Virginia office....

How To Protect Personal Property When Going Through A Divorce

How To Protect Personal Property When Going Through A Divorce [05.11.2022] Everyone can name their most prized possessions. They may include cars, jewelry, furniture, art, musical instruments, tools, guns, sports memorabilia, electronics, and maybe even household pets...

May 2022 – A Family Matter Newsletter

      A Message from the WhitbeckBennett Family   As we approach the end of the 2021-2022 school year and look forward to summer, it is important to remember that no matter the season, WhitbeckBennett is here to support your education needs. We will...

Represented by WhitbeckBennett, Parents Prevail in Freedom of Information Act Case Against Loudoun County Schools

PARENTS PREVAIL IN FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT CASE AGAINST LOUDOUN SCHOOLS   WhitbeckBennett Attorney Kevin McCandlish and Joshua Hetzler of the Founding Freedoms Law Center represent Plantiffs.   LEESBURG, VA, – MAY 2, 2022 –A Loudoun County Circuit Court...

Suing for Defamation: Does Johnny Depp Have the Right Idea?

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...

Discovery… What You Should Expect

Discovery... What You Should Expect [04.19.2022] In civil litigation, one of the first steps after a complaint is filed is to request discovery from the opposing party and, in turn, receive a discovery request that must be answered. Typically, discovery must be...

Have A Problem with Your School? Follow These Steps to Achieve A Successful Resolution

Debbie Rose is Of Counsel at WhitbeckBennett, focusing on assisting families and employees with K-12 education issues. Debbie grew up in California, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of California- Los Angeles. She then...

A Family Matter Newsletter – April 2022

A Message from the WhitbeckBennett Family     Happy Spring! My name is David Marquardt, and I am a Partner in the new Rockville, Maryland office of WhitbeckBennett. Fresh off the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Rockville office, which was a tremendous event,...

My Husband’s a Narcissist, My Wife is a Borderline.

John Whitbeck: The Mind Itself is a podcast about mental health, mental health law, and how they affect all aspects of our daily lives. By taking a deeper dive into how our society deals with mental health medically, legally, and practically, listeners gain insight...

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Expands Services Offered with New Education Law Special Counsel

National Family Law Firm, WhitbeckBennett, Expands Services Offered with New Education Law Special Counsel   WhitbeckBennett Continues to Expand Family Law Firm Nationwide    Leesburg, VA – April 1, 2022 – National family law firm, WhitbeckBennett, continues...

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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.”

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.”

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.”

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.”

Fairfax, VA