John L. Bauserman, Jr. is a licensed Virginia attorney in practice since 1992. John has a diverse legal background, but concentrates his practice in matters of family law, with special emphasis on divorce, child custody and visitation, child support and domestic violence. He also concentrates on criminal law issues that stem from family issues. He is an experienced trial lawyer, but also has longstanding experience in handling civil appeals at the appellate court level. John has represented individuals from all walks of life, such as professional athletes, physicians, corporate executives and others.
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. John has honed his advocacy skills in hundreds of successful court appearances during his 18 years of trial practice. Before joining the legal team of Pikrallidas & Associates, 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 and played travel soccer. 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, D.C., John brings his longstanding knowledge of the D.C. Metro area and 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 the best interests of children, with chapters in more than 20 states and internationally. He is the author and co-author of several 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 often represents clients in custody and support cases, involving the rights of both custodial and non-custodial parents. John recently 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 and 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 cases involving allegations of child sex abuse.
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 our clients with family law and criminal matters. He 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.