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Dr. John Christopher Belcher

John Christopher Belcher, Attorney at Law
  • Family Law, Divorce, Criminal Law ...
  • District of Columbia, Louisiana, Maryland
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30 years experience as lawyer--10 years as a federal prosecutor employed by Tax Division of the United States Department of Justice and 20 years as solo practitioner in Oxon Hill, Maryland concentrating in family law, criminal law, tort law (including personal injury/auto accidents), civil rights, business counseling & litigation, and appeals. Reasonable fees and very high rate of satisfaction among former clients.

University of New Mexico
Ph.D. (1985) | Philosophy
Pumblished academic articles Teaching Assistant (1977-1980)
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Tulane University
Honors: Cum laude Moot Trial Board
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University System of Georgia - University of Georgia
B.A. | Philosophy
Honors: Summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa Phi Kappa Phi Horace B. Russell Prize for essay in ethics
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University of the South
Honors: Order of Gownsmen
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Professional Experience
Sole Practitioner
John Christopher Belcher, Attorney at Law
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Currently practicing in state & federal courts in D.C. & Maryland. Primary areas of practice include family law, criminal defense, civil rights (police misconduct & employment discrimination), tort law, business counseling, appeals. See my website for further information.
Trial Attorney
United States Department of Justice
Prosecuted criminal tax cases and related white collar offenses nationwide and reviewed proposed tax cases developed by IRS for prosecutive merit. Appointed Special Assistant United States Attorney in approximately 11 jurisdictions in nine states. Conducted numerous extensive grand jury investigations and served as lead counsel in 25 jury trials. Also prosecuted mail fraud, wire fraud, drug offenses, and other federal criminal offenses.
Professional Associations
District of Columbia Bar
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Maryland State Bar Association
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Louisiana State Bar Association
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Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
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  • Free Consultation
    I offer a variation of fee alternatives designed to fit the nature of the case, including flat fee, hourly rate, contingent fees, and combinations or two or more of the above.
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Contingent Fees
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    No charge until client enters into written Representation Agreement.
Practice Areas
Family Law
Adoption, Child Custody, Child Support, Father's Rights, Guardianship & Conservatorship, Paternity, Prenups & Marital Agreements, Restraining Orders, Same Sex Family Law
Collaborative Law, Contested Divorce, Military Divorce, Property Division, Same Sex Divorce, Spousal Support & Alimony, Uncontested Divorce
Criminal Law
Criminal Appeals, Drug Crimes, Expungement, Fraud, Gun Crimes, Internet Crimes, Sex Crimes, Theft, Violent Crimes
Civil Rights
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), Discrimination, Employment, Fair Housing, Police Misconduct, Privacy Law
Business Law
Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Finance, Business Formation, Business Litigation, Franchising, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
Appeals & Appellate
Civil Appeals, Federal Appeals
  • French: Spoken, Written
  • Spanish: Spoken, Written
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Contact & Map
6188 Oxon Hill Road
Suite 811
Oxon Hill, MD 20745
Telephone: (301) 749-7306