James P. Beglis is a partner at WhitbeckBennett, focused primarily on family law, guardianship / conservatorship, and estate planning cases. He has a B.A. from the University of Virginia (1999) and a J.D. from the George Mason University School of Law (2003). He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Loudoun Bar Association, and previously the Fairfax Bar Association.
James has specialized in divorce, custody, visitation, support and all other types of family law matters for most of his almost two decade career. Practicing family law and domestic relations-related matters in every jurisdiction throughout Northern Virginia. James gained a thorough knowledge of nearly every type of case ranging from protective orders resulting from domestic assault and battery to complex divorces involving numerous experts and high net-worth clients and the division of multi-million dollar assets and companies. James has also acted as a mediator for numerous parties seeking to avoid litigating their divorce or domestic disputes in the courts.
In addition to practicing family law, James maintains an active estate practice, particularly as related to family law matters. When it comes to meeting with clients, James remains flexible and is willing to meet virtually, in-person, or even at a bed-ridden client’s house or hospital room.
Guardianship and conservatorship cases require a blending of the skills and knowledge that James has garnered through his family law and estate planning practices. Whether the clients are parents seeking guardianship of their intellectually disabled child who is about to emancipate, or adult children seeking guardianship of a parent who is suffering from dementia or similar malady, James handles such cases and other similar matters with great frequency.
Having split his life between Fairfax and Loudoun counties, James is deeply involved in these communities. He is a member of the Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Bench-Bar Committee, and the Family Law and Trust and Estate Sections of the Virginia State Bar. He is also very actively involved in the adult involuntary commitment hearing process in Loudoun County, including hearing cases and regularly training law enforcement and other first responders regarding the involuntary commitment process. In addition, James was trained, certified, and served as a Guardian ad litem for minor children for several years. He’s an active member of the Knights of Columbus charitable organization, and is involved in coaching his children’s soccer teams over the years.
James has been named to the SuperLawyers list, an accolade reserved for less than 5% of the lawyers in the state and which based on peer nominations and evaluations and independent research.
Name: Jim Beglis
Law School: George Mason University School of Law, J. D., 2003
College: University of Virginia, B.A., 1999
Affiliations: Virginia State Bar, the Loudoun Bar Association, the Fairfax Bar Association, Loudoun County Juvenile and Domestic Relations Bench-Bar Committee, and the Family Law and Trust and Estate sections of the Virginia State Bar.
“James (Jim) did an excellent job with my case! Whenever I had any questions, he responded to my inquiry the same day and always provided a clear explanation. He made a confusing and stressful situation very, very simple and my case was closed in less than 3 months—even during this pandemic! I absolutely recommend!”
“My experience with WhitbeckBennett has been, and continues to be, extremely positive. My attorney, Mr. Beglis, has worked very hard for me. I can only wish that I had the sense to retain him for my Divorce, I would be in a completely different situation at this time! He is handling my custody issue. The level of comfort he has given me is worth everything to me. I truly feel like he is standing in front of me as a shield and his only function is to protect me and fight for me. This feeling, for me, is priceless. Thank you so much Mr. Beglis for giving me peace.”
“This is second time I’ve had the opportunity to work with James Beglis and he’s an attorney that I would recommend. He and his staff are very responsive, knowledgeable and provides all the pros and cons and correct guidance to his client. He’s a great attorney to work with and I truly appreciate the support he provided.”