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Jonathan D. Lane - A DC-area Attorney Since 2010

Family law and other legal services for price-conscious individuals and families in the District of Columbia and Maryland.

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I have been a licensed attorney working in the Washington DC area since 2010, after graduating from the University of Pennsylvania Law School. I have worked with many clients on my own, through law firms, and through pro bono partnerships. I also have experience working behind the scenes as a clerk for a judge. I formally started JD Lane Law in early 2017 to serve paying clients, in addition to the pro bono clients I had been serving for years, and I have since served over 100 clients. I have been cited as an expert on family law in publications including The New York Times. Hiring me helps support my continued service to lower income clients.

Legal Representation


Child Custody, Divorce, Adoption, Prenuptial Agreements, Name and Gender Change, Non-Traditional Families

Legal Aid


Contract Drafting and Review, Immigration, Mediation, Negotiations and Dispute Resolution

Legal Advice


As a lawyer licensed in the District of Columbia and Maryland, Jonathan D. Lane is qualified to pursue a wide range of legal matters that may not be listed here.

"My experience with Attorney Mr. Jonathan Lane was outstanding. He represented [me] to the full[est] in my bankruptcy case. [My debt] was discharged in my case all because [of] his will and desire to bring my case to a close in my favor. I would recommend him to anyone." - F.M., client

"Mr. Lane helped me when I needed an arrest record expunged. He was professional and timely and handled everything so I didn't have to worry!" - L.R., client

"Mr. Lane is an amazing person because he made the time to help me with my immigration case. He made the time to help me and my mother just when I had lost all my hope. I will always be thankful to Mr. Lane for helping me and winning my case. [...] I couldn't find the words how to thank Mr. Lane. [...] I will always be grateful to Mr. Lane for changing the direction of my life. -L.S.A., client 


1629 K St. NW, Suite 300, Washington, DC 20006

(by appointment only)

Also available to meet in downtown Silver Spring and throughout the region.

(202) 780-8998

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