Jeannine Gomez
Family Law

Over the past twelve years, Jeannine has advised or represented over a thousand clients in child custody, divorce, civil protection order, and child support matters in the District of Columbia.

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Experience & Education

Before joining Price Benowitz, LLP to launch and manage their D.C. family law practice, Jeannine Gomez was a staff and then senior staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society of D.C. in their Domestic Violence and Family Law Unit for over eight years where she represented or advised over a thousand clients in family law matters. Jeannine has handled complex civil protection order cases often involving trailing criminal prosecutions against the abuser and occasionally against the survivor who fought back. Jeannine has also handled complex custody cases involving physical and sexual child abuse, expert witnesses, guardians ad litem, and child witnesses. While the majority of her experience is in family law litigation, Jeannine has also successfully defended two clients in civil protection order and custody cases, respectively, in the D.C. Court of Appeals.

At Legal Aid and previously at Ayuda, from 2009 to 2011, Jeannine used her fluency in Spanish and French to represent immigrant clients from Central and South America and Africa in asylum, special immigrant juvenile status, VAWA, and U-visa cases.

Immediately after law school, Jeannine served as a law clerk in the Family Court of the District of Columbia Superior Court for Judge J. Michael Ryan, on the domestic relations and juvenile calendars, and for Magistrate Judges Mary Grace Rook and Janet Albert, on abuse and neglect calendars.

Jeannine received her B.A. in 1997, summa cum laude, in Spanish from the Florida State University, where she received the Dorothy Hoffman Award for Most Outstanding Student in Spanish and was elected to Phi Kappa Phi and Sigma Delta Pi (National Spanish Honor Society). She received her J.D. in 2007, magna cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia, David A. Clarke School of Law, previously the Antioch School of Law. In law school, Jeannine served as Senior Editor of the UDC Law Review and received two merit scholarships, including a Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Scholarship. Upon graduation, she was recognized with the Dean’s Fellow Award (top 10% of graduating class) and a Clinical Legal Education Association Outstanding Student Award.

Case Approach

What makes Jeannine’s case approach unique is her grasp of individual, interpersonal, cultural, and family dynamics that drive the high conflict in family law cases. In many cases, the conflict and patterns of coercive control rise to the level of abuse or domestic violence. Jeannine recognizes these patterns and dynamics and truly listens to clients, which allows her to connect with survivors as well as those wrongfully accused of domestic violence. Jeannine’s keen ability to translate the all-consuming stress and emotion of the situation and use it to the client’s advantage drives her passion for family law.

Jeannine Gomez
Jeannine Gomez
Capital Family Law Group

Over the past twelve years, Jeannine has advised or represented over a thousand clients in child custody, divorce, civil protection order, and child support matters in the District of Columbia.

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