Decades of combined experience to handle your every legal need.


The attorneys of The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent form a distinguished, collaborative team dedicated and experienced in providing the utmost in quality service across a wide range of legal practice areas in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Our mission is provide efficient legal counsel for clients in a wide range of legal disciplines that are of common value to individuals, families and their businesses.

We are here to help you from the beginning and when you or your business are high net worth.

John Kidwell, owner and managing partner of The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent, has been peer nominated and awarded Top Attorney in North America, Top Estate Planning Attorney in Virginia, among the Top 3% of Attorneys in the Nation, and inducted into Trial Masters, an elite network of trial attorneys who have an excellent record of taking their clients cases to court and litigating them when necessary.

In 2018, and every year since, American Institute of Family Lawyers awarded The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent as one of the 10 BEST Law Firms In Virginia.
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Local Attorneys You Can Rely On

We are prepared to put our knowledge and network of outstanding professional resources to work for you. To consult with us about your wealth, legacy, charity or estate planning, business management and succession planning, residential and commercial real estate transactions, or any other legal matter, email our Fairfax, Virginia, or Rockville, Maryland, law offices anytime. Call us at 703-988-7429 in Fairfax or 301-264-7185 in Rockville.

The Law Offices of Kidwell & Kent is a pillar of the community. Our firm has been in existence since the 1950s, located in Bailey’s Crossroads/Seven Corners in the 60’s and 70’s, but moved to Fairfax in 1986. John Kidwell, owner and managing partner, was born and raised in Fairfax County and went to Oakton High School, in Vienna, Virginia.

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Educational Books

By John Kidwell, Owner & Managing Partner

John Kidwell, owner and managing partner of Kidwell & Kent, has written a number of books that are extremely helpful to many of his clients. Quick reads, his books are designed to help you better understand specific areas of law, through clear and concise explanations. Some are downloadable here for free, and others are available on Amazon.