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JULIA T. BOONE is a partner in the law firm of Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, PC where she focuses her practice on family law, divorce, custody, visitation, relocation actions, grandparent's rights, step-parent adoptions, property distribution, spousal support, child support, pre-marital agreements, post-nuptial agreements, marital settlement agreements, protective orders, and enforcement actions. She is admitted to practice in Virginia. Ms. Boone is a member of the Family Law sections of both the Fairfax Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. She earned her B.A. degree from Virginia Commonwealth University and her J.D. degree from George Mason University School of Law.
JENNIFER D. CISNEROS is a partner in the northern Virginia law firm of Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, PC. Since 2004, Ms. Cisneros has practiced in the areas of family law, divorce, child custody, child support, visitation rights, adoptions, spousal support, relocation cases, domestic violence, juvenile crimes, reckless driving, DUI/DWI, estate planning, wills and probate, trusts, civil and business litigation, and debt collection. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Loudoun County Bar Association, and the Virginia Women Attorney Association (past secretary). Ms. Cisneros earned her B.A. degree from Northwestern University in Chicago and her J.D. degree, cum laude, from the American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC.
RICHARD F. GIBBONS JR. is the principal of the law offices of Richard F. Gibbons, Jr., PLC, in Fairfax, Virginia. For the last 16 years, Mr. Gibbons has served as special counsel to the city of Alexandria, Virginia, for the prosecution of cases involving the abuse and neglect of children. A former state prosecutor, he has practiced family law for 20 years. Mr. Gibbons has lectured on issues of divorce, custody and ethics in domestic relations. He earned his B.A. degree from the College of the Holy Cross in 1984 and his J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary in 1987. Mr. Gibbons is on the Board of Directors for the Fairfax Bar Association and he is a member of both the Virginia State Bar and the District of Columbia Bar.
SHANNON L. KROEGER is a partner in the Alexandria law firm of Rich Rosenthal Brincefield Manitta Dzubin & Kroeger, LLP. Ms. Kroeger concentrates her practice in the area of domestic relations matters. She has led continuing legal education events in domestic relations and is an active member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fairfax County Bar Association. She is a volunteer conciliator in the Fairfax County Circuit and Juvenile and Domestic Relations courts. Ms. Kroeger earned her B.A. degree from Mary Washington College and her J.D. degree from the University of Richmond.
MICHAEL C. MILLER is a partner in the Vienna, Virginia law firm of Cole Miller PLLC. He practices exclusively in the area of family law. Mr. Miller is certified as a judge advocate in the U.S. Marine Corps. He has served as a legal assistance attorney and officer in charge at the Consolidated Legal Assistance Office located at Marine Corps Base, Camp Lejeune in North Carolina. While at Camp Lejeune, Mr. Miller was also a defense counsel with the Legal Services Support Section and appointed as the staff judge advocate to the 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit. Following his tour at Camp Lejeune, he was assigned to the Naval Justice School in Newport, Rhode Island. While at the Naval Justice School, Mr. Miller conducted international training on matters of the military and the law for several South American, African and Asian nations. For two years, he was an instructor for the Legal Assistance Section. Mr. Miller was recognized for his revision of the legal assistance curriculum and materials, creation of training materials for drafting wills, and formation of a legal assistance counseling competition. He earned his B.S. degree from the University of Utah in Salt Lake City and his J.D. degree from the University of Akron in Ohio.
EDWARD V. O'CONNOR JR. is the sole practitioner of the law firm of Edward V. O'Connor Jr., P.C., where his main areas of practice are family law, child custody, child support, divorce, spousal support, equitable distribution, business law, and entertainment law. He is admitted to practice before the Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, District of Columbia; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; and the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. Mr. O'Connor is a previous lecturer in his areas of expertise for the Fairfax Bar Association, the Arlington County Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He earned his B.A. degree from Duke University and his J.D. degree from the New York Law School.
JOHN C. WHITBECK JR. is the founder and majority shareholder of the firm Whitbeck Cisneros McElroy, PC, where his practice focuses on family law, criminal law, mental health law, civil litigation, and many other areas. He is an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University Law School teaching mental illness law and is the director of the George Mason University Law and Mental Illness Clinic. Mr. Whitbeck graduated with an A.B. degree in politics from Occidental College in Los Angeles, California. He attended law school at George Mason University, cum laude, where he was a member of the Moot Court Board, the Trial Advocacy team, and the George Mason Law and Mental Illness Clinic. He is active in the Loudoun County Community, serving at various times on local governmental boards and charitable boards, including the Loudoun County Criminal Justice Board and the Loudoun Cares Board of Directors. Mr. Whitbeck is also an annual participant in the Loudoun County Leadership in the Law Camp for local high school students.