Invested Counsel
A Law Firm Designed
for The American Family


  • Who's Who Top Attorneys Of North America President's Circle
  • 10 Best | 2019 | 10 Best Law firm | Client Satisfaction | American Institute of Family Law Attorneys
  • The Seal Of Experience | Trial Masters
  • American Institute of Family Law Attorneys | 10 Best Law Firms | 10 Best | 2018
  • "Best experience with an attorneys office. Extremely professional, great staff! Found an attorney for life, for any legal needs!"- ANNA NIELSENFive stars
  • "I have been using Mr. Kidwell as my personal, and business attorney for 4 years now. He is knowledgeable, quick to respond to my questions, and most importantly (to me) a family man. I highly recommend him to all of my friends and family, and they use him as well."- KELLY CLARKFive stars
  • "Never used a lawyer before. I got wills for myself and wife since we have kids now This place was great and cheaper than other lawyers I talked to. I even brought my parents in to do a general power of attorney and update their trust."- JONATHAN SMITHFive stars


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  • Super Lawyers Badge 2022


  • Lawyers Of Distinction | 2018 | John Kent Kidwell, Esq.
  • Top Attorneys of North America | John Kent Kidwell, Esq.
  • Lawyers Of Distinction | 2018
 Law Firm Designed For The American Family!

“We maintain the tradition of being able to call your law firm for more than one special niche, and feel well counseled in the right course of action!”

– John Kidwell, Owner & Managing Partner

The Experience
To Counsel Your Success

Located in Fairfax, Virginia and Rockville, Maryland, The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent is a long-standing, family-owned law firm offering a host of legal services designed to address matters of common value to the average individual, families and their business. Our firm’s success is based on a foundation of empathy, trust and respect, combined with in-depth legal knowledge and proven skill.

The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent has been awarded as a Top 10 Estate and Wealth Management Firm in Virginia every year since 2015 and awarded as a Top DC Estate Planning Firm by Fortune and Forbes Magazine in 2022.

Our attorneys take time to answer questions, stay responsive and consistently deliver clear, practical legal guidance.

We serve clients throughout Northern Virginia, Maryland and the Washington, D.C., metro.

We Focus On

Our legal team works hard to become our clients’ lawyers for life. That begins with offering sound counsel from welcoming and comfortable offices in Fairfax and Rockville. We treat clients like we would our own family members. This holds true whether you are new parents looking for estate planning guidance or an established business owner looking for advice as your company expands.


A Broad Range Of
Legal Services

Our mission is to provide efficient legal counsel for clients in a wide range of legal disciplines that are of common value to individuals, families and small businesses. Our attorneys can help you address nearly any legal concern, directly or through a referral, but our areas of focus include:

Wealth, legacy and charitable estate and trust planning — From drafting personalized wills and trusts to building and implementing tax-optimized wealth management suites for individuals and businesses.

Commercial and residential real estate — Including all types of transactions, contract preparation and review.

Business benefits and succession planning — From company formation through every phase of operations, operating agreements, benefit and executive pay, and business succession planning.

Personal injury and malpractice claims after auto accidents, serious medical mistakes and other life-changing events.

Criminal and traffic claims — Defense against DUI, DWI, reckless driving, misdemeanor and felony crimes.

We Welcome Your Call

When you need legal service, open communication and professionalism are both extremely important. At The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent, we genuinely care about our clients. We treat each matter as if our own family’s personal and financial interests were on the line.