Joanna M. Foard

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in McLean, VA

General Counsel, P.C.
 | 6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 703-762-2831
Fax: 703-556-6540
Selected To Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021
Licensed Since: 2012
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    An attorney with General Counsel, P.C., Joanna M. Foard focuses her practice on matters of family law, including divorce and custody issues. Her clients come from the northern Virginia area, including Loudoun County, Arlington County and Fairfax County. With an Avvo “Superb” rating and Clients’ Choice Award, she has been named one of the Women of the Year by Orlando Magazine, and a Legal Elite Up and Comer and a Legal Elite by Florida Trend magazine.

    Ms. Foard attended The Catholic University of America, where she earned an undergraduate degree in philosophy and prelaw. At Florida Coastal School of Law, she graduated with her Juris Doctor and then earned her master’s of law in international and comparative law from Columbus School of Law at The Catholic University of America.

    Admitted to practice in the state of Virginia, Ms. Foard is a member of the Orange County Bar Association and the Young Lawyers Division of the Seminole County Bar Association, and an associate with the Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court. She is also actively involved with the Family Law Executive Committee of the Orange County Bar Association, where she is a board member.

    Passionate about giving back to her community through charitable work, she is the former president, board member and volunteer presiding judge of the Orange County Teen Court Advisory Board. Ms. Foard has also held leadership positions in the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida’s Key Initiative Group and the Neighborhood Watch Group of the Orlando Police Department.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Mediation & Collaborative Law

    Selections

    top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 2 years

    Rising Stars: 2020 - 2021

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    About Joanna Foard

    Admitted: 2012, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.generalcounsellaw.com/about-the-firm/biographies...

    Honors/Awards:

    • 2020 Legal Elite by Florida Trend Magazine
    • 2018 Legal Elite Up and Comer by Florida Trend Magazine
    • Orlando Magazine - Women of the Year 2020
    • 2020 Rising Star from Super Lawyers Magazine
    • Over 100 5-star reviews, Avvo
    • 10.0 rating, Avvo
    • Client’s Choice Award recipient 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Member, Orange County Bar Association, 2013 - 2020
    • Member, Seminole County Bar Association Young Lawyers Division, 2017 - 2020
    • Board Member, Orange County Teen Court, 2016 - 2020
    • Associate, Central Florida Family Law Inn of Court, 2016 - 2020
    • Volunteer Presiding Judge, Orange County Teen Court, 2016 - 2020
    • Vice President, Orange County Teen Court Advisory Board, 2019-2020
    • Board Member, Orange County Bar Association Family Law Executive Committee, 2018 – 2020

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • Board Member, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Florida, Key Initiative Group, 2018 - 2020
    • Block Captain, Neighborhood Watch Group of the Orlando Police Department, 2017 - 2020

    Educational Background:

    • Columbus School of Law, Master of Laws (LL.M.) in International and Comparative Law, 2013
    • Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Bachelor’s Degree in Philosophy and Pre-law
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    Office Location for Joanna M. Foard

    6849 Old Dominion Drive
    Suite 220
    McLean, VA 22101

    Phone: 703-762-2831

    Fax: 703-556-6540

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    Last Updated: 4/6/2021

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