Virginia Kling has extensive experience in litigating family law cases on behalf of parents, caregivers and children. Most recently, Ms. Kling served as Legal Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project where, in addition to being responsible for the oversight of legal issues and attorney training programs, she represented clients in custody, divorce, civil protection order and child support proceedings. Ms. Kling previously had a private family law practice in which she represented adults and children in the District of Columbia and Maryland, including custody, divorce, child support, neglect, adoption and guardianship matters. Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Kling was a partner at Baach Robinson and Lewis, an associate at Wilmer Cutler & Pickering, and a judicial clerk for the Honorable James A. Belson of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals.
Academics: Ms. Kling received her law degree magna cum laude from Georgetown University Law Center and her undergraduate degree cum laude from Williams College, and also did coursework towards a Masters in Social Work at University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Bar memberships: District of Columbia, Maryland, the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and the United States Supreme Court.
Jenny Brody has practiced family law in Washington, DC for more than ten years. As the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, from 2008 to 2016, Ms. Brody provided legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence survivors in Civil Protection Order cases, as well as in divorce, custody and child support matters. As a member of the DC Superior Court Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Panel, Ms. Brody represented children as a court-appointed Guardian ad litem and also represented adoptive parents in adoption petitions.
Ms. Brody has devoted substantial time to improving the court system, as a participant in the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence Implementation Committees. She also played a role in promulgating Guardian ad litem Practice Standards, through the Council for Court Excellence and in DC Superior Court.
Ms. Brody is a recognized expert in domestic violence and family law issues, presenting numerous training programs in these areas for lawyers, judges, social workers, medical professionals and domestic violence advocates.
Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Brody worked in private practice, at Rogovin, Huge & Schiller and at Powers, Pyles & Sutter. She also served as an attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff. She clerked for the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.
Bar membership: District of Columbia.
Academics: B.A. summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania; J.D. magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.
Honors and awards: Ms. Brody was recognized by the Women’s Bar Association of DC as a Star of the Bar in 2009 and 2014, and was honored as a Washingtonian of the Year in 2015.
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