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Testimonials found on this website are actual client reviews of Rockville, Maryland attorney Virginia Joehl and Joehl Law. We appreciate our clients and their willingness to share their experiences. Please keep in mind that the success of any legal matter depends on the unique circumstances of each case: we cannot guarantee particular results for future clients based on successes we have achieved in past legal matters.

Going through a divorce is a hugely difficult undertaking. There are so many emotions and what seems to be a complete loss of control of one's daily life. It would be easy for an attorney to take advantage of that. I met Virginia early in a difficult divorce situation. Virginia was a calming influence. She helped me understand a complex process and grasp the things I could and could not influence in it. She was understanding but frank about a number of courses of action I wished to consider. I was so pleased with her knowledge of the law, her understanding of the dynamics of the court, her integrity, honesty, and efficiency. I would NEVER want to go through divorce again for so many reasons. However, I can say confidently, my selection of attorney is not one of them. I am grateful for her highly competent and compassionate counsel.

– Ed, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia was my legal support system, in addition to the captain of the administrative ship. She knows her rules and regulations, and capitalizes on that knowledge and experience, balances it out with compassion for her clients and a brilliant sense of humor and fairness to provide the best counsel available to her clients. Overall, I was able to get through a very challenging period in my life with her zeal and zest and am eternally grateful.

– Former Client, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Superb attorney! Not Cheap on an hourly basis, but, of the 3 Attorney's I've used, she is VERY frugal with expenses and has thus been more cost-effective than all my other has-been attorney's. ... I wish I'd found Virginia when I first started the divorce process. Love her! She is SO VERY worth the money! Can't say enough good things about Virginia!

– Former Client, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia was super. She responded quickly to my calls/emails and she was very frugal with her time. I had complete trust and confidence in her. I filed and asked for a July court date and she and her team secured the date.

– Karyn, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia helped handle my initial divorce/custody case and has been my primary attorney in follow-on matters for the last 1-2 years. Virginia provides excellent counsel and makes time for me on short notice. I definitely feel like she is on my side and is willing to fight for what is right for me and my daughter.

– Dan, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia Joehl is smart, intuitive and bold. She knows when to confront issues head-on, when to anticipate alternatives and when to thwart tactics that could otherwise lose a case. While she does make time to understand she also goes with her gut. Her willingness to collaborate thoughtfully is balanced by her quickness in a fight.

She keeps the case (and me) focused on facts that matter and always spends time and money wisely. Refreshingly, she's funny enough to make bad stuff bearable with just the right touch of sarcastic. Seriously.

I am more confident from this experience and I believe clients have an unmatched advocate in Virginia Joehl.

– Rashid, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

I found Virginia through the Montgomery County Women's Commission (MCWC) about 2 years before I was ready to proceed with my divorce. I attended the session at the MCWC then made an appointment to chat. She provided me with sound advice and recommended I return when I was ready. Sadly, I returned. With her able assistance, I planned my divorce and departure from MD. Virginia helped me to assemble a separation agreement that protected me and my interests while being mindful of my spouse. Although this was one of the most difficult decisions, I have made in my life, I am so thankful that I had Virginia helping me every step of the way. Since I no longer lived in Maryland, during the divorce process, Virginia and her staff were flexible and available whenever I called. I didn't even return to Maryland for the divorce hearing.

I highly recommend Virginia. I was impressed by her ability to hear what I perceived as potential challenges and her expert ways of addressing them. Her years of experience and compassion were apparent.

– Former Client, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia Joehl is Brilliant! I was blessed to have Virginia represent me during one of the most difficult times of my life. ... At the time, I was unsatisfied with my current representation, and needed an aggressive attorney to attend an expedited hearing with me to regain custody of my child. The circumstances surrounding my particular case were challenging and complex however Virginia did not bat an eye as she arrived to court confident and well prepared. She was professional, knowledgeable, and aggressive. Virginia was compassionate and effective in giving me the encouragement and confidence I needed at a time when I was not only an emotional wreck, but discouraged from my prior council. She listened, yet kept me focused. She was witty, yet audacious and I am thrilled to say that I was awarded primary custody of my child! I highly recommend Virginia to anyone needing representation in a child custody matter, as I am certain you will be satisfied with her level of commitment and expertise.

– Former Client, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Virginia was my divorce attorney. She worked closely with me, gave me great advice and was a strong support during some very trying times and personal lows. I could always count on her to be my advocate and most importantly, she fought to get me what I wanted. It was great to have an attorney that understood me, was compassionate and tough in the courtroom and with the other side.

– Jena, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

I hired Virginia to handle my divorce and custody case in MD. I was living out of state with my children and had to find a lawyer to represent me through phone calls without being able to actually meet in person. Even over the phone Virginia and the rest of the office took excellent care of everything. The handful of times during the months long process that I was able to go to MD, Virginia made time for me by rearranging her schedule even with short notice from me. When there were particularly challenging or frustrating times during this process with my ex, Virginia was the exact partner I needed. She was understanding of what I wanted and offered practical advice beyond what I had expected. She was clear that she would work her hardest towards whatever I wanted to do throughout the case but also helped me examine and weigh what was most important to me. She brought years of experience and perspective as well as empathy into the work that she did for me. Anything else I have needed from her in the months that followed my divorce being finalized she has gotten to me immediately. The commitment she brings to her work is apparent as soon as you hire her.

– Former Client, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

I was involved in a bitter divorce case, that really got out of hand as far as how I was represented originally. I then hired Virginia, and she was able to quickly and efficiently dissect the problems, pin-point the communication gaps and aggressively execute resolutions with pure grace and professionalism. In addition, she provided invaluable mentorship and advice for moving forward with my life. Virginia's 20 years of experience is immediately evidence upon speaking with her, yet her easy going personality shows that she really cares about the well-being of her clients, and I'm so appreciative of that, personally. Hiring Virginia Joehl was the best choice that "I" made, and anyone reading this review should make the "same" choice as well. I could not have made a better choice.

– Ralph, ★★★★★ Avvo Review

Ms. Joehl a delivered a performance which exceeded my expectations. Her cross examination of my wife shattered the opposing attorney’s arguments… I feel fortunate to have found your firm, I was delighted with the presentation of my case and especially appreciated outcome.


Virginia, thank you for all the hard work you did on my divorce case. I was very happy with how you represented me and the counsel you provided. Now I need your help to modify my custody…

– DW

Again, you were fantastic, honest, effective and outstanding and a whole lot more. I am very grateful.

– Jean-M

Thank you for all the details that make this case, for the timely emails keeping me updated, the subpoenas, the hand deliveries when needed, for always getting it done. Your thoughtfulness in the preparation, presentation and organization of the case has been terrific. I really appreciated your following all the leads and getting all the right people to trial… we really appreciate your diligent help and for treating the case as if it was as important to you as it is to us.

– SR

I hope you realize that you are nothing short of wonderful. The kids and I are enjoying the house free of anger bullying and threats. Finally, our home can be our refuge and not our prison. Thank you.

– AM

Thank you for representing me Virginia. I am very pleased with the results.

– JS

Virginia, I am eternally grateful for your professional assistance, your frank honesty and for your support in what was one of the darkest moments of my life.

– EO

I just want to thank you, Virginia, for handling my divorce. I felt so much more at ease having you by my side…

– MR

I appreciate you compassion and help more than you will ever know.

– SC

Thank you for all of your help, it is sincerely appreciated.

– PM

Dearest Virginia: I want to thank you for your profound understanding of what I was dealing with. My ex husband is so good at putting a different face to others, but you were able to see who he really is and understand what I have been living with for years. With your help I was able to finally get out. You have my everlasting gratitude for that.

– SR

Your legal abilities and concern for me make a simple thank you seem an understatement.

– RO

Virginia, I want to thank you for all the help during my divorce. Things have worked out quite well and I am enjoying a comfortable post-divorce life.

– GD

I deeply appreciate the excellent service provided by Virginia in my divorce case.

– EJ

Virginia is a highly knowledgeable, straight shooter … if you hire her you can be confident in having selected an efficient, respectful and highly capable attorney.

– EO