John L. Bauserman, Jr., is a licensed Virginia attorney in practice since 1992. John has a diverse legal background and is a general law practitioner, but concentrates his practice in matters of Criminal Law, Family Law and Social Security Disability. John's family and criminal law practice places special emphasis on divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and domestic violence. He is an experienced trial lawyer with jury trial experience, but also has a record of success in handling civil appeals at the appellate court level.
John graduated in 1991 from the George Mason University School of Law, where he was one of the few outstanding students selected for membership on both the Law Review and the Moot Court Board and was an upper class moot court champion.
John has honed his advocacy skills in hundreds of successful Court appearances during his more than twenty years of trial practice. Before starting his own practice in January of 2015, John served as a trial attorney for the first seven years of his legal career representing low income and indigent clients as a lawyer for Legal Services of Northern Virginia and the Tidewater Legal Aid Society. His diligent commitment to equal justice for all is one of the defining qualities of his law career.
John received his undergraduate degree from James Madison University, in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, where he played college football for one year and served in leadership positions in student organizations. Before going to college, John grew up in the City of Alexandria , Virginia and graduated from the legendary T.C. Williams High School, where he was a varsity letter athlete in three sports. John also was a member of Boy Scout Troop 120 and earned the rank of Eagle Scout. As a native of Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, John brings his longstanding knowledge of Northern Virginia and an experienced perspective of the local courts and judges to better serve your needs.
John is a past Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Children’s Rights Council (the CRC), a national non-profit organization advocating for joint custody and the best interests of children, with chapters in multiple states and internationally. He is the author and co-author of Amicus (Friend of the Court) Legal Briefs filed in appellate courts in Virginia and around the country.
John is an expert in custody and visitation rights cases. He also has successfully defended clients from false and exaggerated allegations of domestic violence and child sex abuse, both in civil and criminal proceedings. He represents clients in custody, visitation and support cases, involving the rights of both non-custodial and custodial parents alike. John has successfully has represented clients in cases involving criminal jury trials and diverse family law mattes including: divorce, custody and visitation rights, relocation (move-away cases) , allegations of domestic violence. civil protective orders (both in protecting the rights of abused persons and defending against false allegations of abuse), enforcement of visitation rights, child support cases, grandparents’ rights and abuse and neglect matters, and in cases involving allegations of child sex abuse.
As an attorney at Legal Services of Northern Virginia, working for individuals with HIV/AIDS early in his career, John also became experienced in Social Security Disability Law and since has continued to represent clients successfully in obtaining SSDI and SSI benefits. With John’s considerable experience as a trial lawyer, combining excellent courtroom advocacy and superior legal research and writing skills, John has a history of success in representing his clients effectively and ethically. His skills are at the service of clients with family law, criminal and Social Security matters. John is committed to working zealously and effectively for the best interests of you and your children and to understanding your needs in order to better serve you.
Attorney with decent prices though service is slow