Jennifer B. Baumgartner

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Jennifer B. Baumgartner


Jennifer Baumgartner focuses her practice in the areas of business planning and formation; commercial transactions, including acquisitions and mergers; commercial real estate leasing and financing; estate planning; and estate and trust administration. Ms. Baumgartner has been practicing law and has been with the Firm (or one of its predecessors) since 2001. She was made a partner of the Firm in 2013. As a lawyer, Jennifer enjoys bringing families together in addressing their estate planning needs, as well as assisting entrepreneurs and business owners in creating and effectuating their short and long-term business strategies and seeking win-win transactional solutions.

Ms. Baumgartner graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts and obtained her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Jennifer served as a teaching assistant to then-Adjunct Professor James B. Comey, Jr., who is a former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Rodney A. Smolla in preparing his casebook on the First Amendment for publication.

Jennifer is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. Among other professional associations and memberships, Ms. Baumgartner is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, for which she previously served as Co-Chair of its Wills, Trusts and Estates Section and its Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section.

Ms. Baumgartner has received Martindale-Hubbell’s highest AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards since 2013, is rated as “Superb” on Avvo, and has been named by Super Lawyers as a Virginia (2012-2015) and Washington D.C. (2013-2015) “Rising Star” in the practice areas of Estate Planning and Probate.  In 2022, Jennifer was named a Super Lawyer for Virginia.

Jennifer Baumgartner was born in Ventura, California, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She, her husband, and their beloved Labradoodle, Sadie, currently reside in West Springfield, Virginia. In her spare time, Jennifer enjoys watching sports, travelling, eating good food, and spending time with her friends and family.

Practice Areas
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Advance Directives
  • Business Formation
  • Business Transactions
  • Charitable Organizations
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Employment Law
  • Estate and Trust Administration
  • Estate Planning
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Non-Competition Agreements
  • Powers of Attorney
  • Probate
  • Real Estate Leasing and Finance
  • Tax-Exempt Organizations
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    J.D. – 2001
  • Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
    A.B. (Cum Laude): Political Science (Psychology Minor) – 1997
Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Professional Associations Memberships
  • Fairfax County Bar Association – Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section, 2010-2012; Member, Probate Practice Group; Co-Chair, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section, 2014-2015
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Association
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity Alumnae Association, Northern Virginia Chapter
Publications and Speaking Engagements
  • Students Under Siege, Constitutional Considerations for Public Schools Concerned with
    School Safety, 34 U. Rich. L. Rev. 621, 2000.
  • The Practice of Pediatrics in Pedagogy, The Costly Combination in Cedar Rapids
    Community School District v. Garret F., 34 U. Rich. L. Rev. 305, 2000.
Community Involvement
  • Wills on Wheels, Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
  • Wills for Heroes, Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)
  • AV Preeminent Rated by Martindale-Hubbell since 2013
  • “Superb” (10 out of 10) rating on Avvo
  • Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2012-2015
  • Washington D.C. Super Lawyers “Rising Star,” 2013 – 2019
  • Northern Virginia Magazine TOP LAWYERS for Estate Planning, Trusts and Estates,
    and Wills and Probate, 2013, 2015, 2018
  • The Wall Street Journal Top Rated Lawyer/Legal Leader, 2015
  • The American Lawyer Top Rated Lawyer/Legal Leader in Trusts and Estates, 2015-2018; Woman Leader in The Law, 2019
  • Corporate Counsel Top Rated Lawyer/Legal Leader in Trusts and Estates, 2017-2018; Woman Leader in The Law, 2019
  • The National Law Journal Top Rated Lawyer/Legal Leader in Trusts and Estates, 2018-2019
  • Senior Notes & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
  • Member, Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest
  • Honor Court Justice, University of Richmond School of Law
  • John Marshall Scholar, University of Richmond School of Law