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Westlake Legal Group has proudly served our community since 1992. The firm is comprised of widely respected litigation, appellate, and transactional attorneys. The firm has experience in most areas of the law, enabling it to provide relevant, current, and strategic advice to its clients.

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Practice Areas

criminal_icon Criminal/Traffic Law

We defend people charged with both misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI/DWI, theft, drug possession, and traffic offenses.

family_icon Family Law

We navigate clients through divorce, spousal support, distribution of property, child support, custody, visitation, adoption, and representation.

personal_icon Personal Injury

We evaluate, try, and/or settle cases in favor of injured parties for personal injury, wrongful death, and other tort litigation.

civil_icon Civil Litigation

We evaluate, mediate, try, and/or settle residential, commercial, and industrial non-criminal and contract disputes.

bankruptcy_icon Bankruptcy

We handle aspects of Chapters 7, 11, and 13 and adversarial proceedings, including the identification and marshalling of assets and pre-filing planning.

estate_icon Estate Planning/Administration

We assist in every aspect of estate planning and estate administration, including wills, trusts, powers of attorney, and health care directives.

realestate_icon Real Estate

We solve clients' real estate buying and selling problems regarding deeds, easements, leases, and HOA matters.

corporate_icon Corporate

We form and/or dissolve corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and S-Corps and advise/represent clients on business administration and employment.

employement_icon Employment Law

We represent both employers and employees in matters involving termination, severance, grievances, and other employment issues.

admin_icon Administrative Hearings

We represent clients in their dealings with the government, including federal, state, local, and school board issues.

Practice Areas

We defend people charged with both misdemeanors and felonies, including DUI/DWI, theft, drug possession, and traffic offenses in front of various state boards.

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We navigate clients through divorce, spousal support, equitable distribution of property, child support, custody, visitation, adoption, and representation with respect to CPS.

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We successfully evaluate, try, and/or settle cases in favor of injured parties for personal injury, wrongful death, and other tort litigation.

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We evaluate, mediate, try, and/or settle non-criminal and contract disputes.

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We handle all aspects of Chapters 7, 11, 13, and adversarial proceedings, including the identification and marshalling of assets, and pre-filing planning.

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We assist you in every aspect of estate planning and estate administration to include testamentary documentation.

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We solve clients' problems regarding deeds, easements, leases, and HOA matters.

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We form and/or dissolve corporations, partnerships, LLCs, and S-Corps, and we advise and represent clients on business administration and employment.

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We represent both business and employee clients regarding employment issues.

We represent people in their dealings with the government, to include federal, state, local, and school board issues.

About Us

Westlake Legal Group has proudly served our community since 1992. The firm is comprised of widely respected litigation, appellate, and transactional attorneys. The firm has experience in most areas of the law, enabling it to provide relevant, current, and strategic advice to its clients.

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Our Attorneys

Thomas K. Plofchan, Jr. Manager, Attorney
Jennifer M. Guida Partner, Attorney
Jacqueline A. Kramer Associate, Attorney
Jessica E. McCollum Associate, Attorney

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We are planners, strategists, and problem solvers. To us, planning to win is more than an expectation - it is an action.

Experienced Civil Litigation, Criminal defense, Appellate & Transactional Attorneys

Whether it is dealing with civil litigation, a criminal charge, a traffic offense, a contract dispute, a business issue, a real estate issue, a family matter, or a personal injury, you are forced to deal with the intimidating and complex legal system. If not handled properly, you could suffer severe consequences. You need an advocate, a firm dedicated to solving your problem, one capable of successfully navigating through the legal system.

At Westlake Legal Group, our practice is designed to solve legal problems. With more than 28 years of service and 50 years of combined legal experience, we have a track record of success, built on our experience and resources, that can help bring you a favorable resolution. It is no accident that the majority of our business comes from client referrals.

Why We’re Trusted

28+ years representing you
16,000+ clients represented
9 different states we have appeared in
130+ jurisdictions served
1,600+ family law clients
2,000+ criminal defense clients
200+ personal injury clients
1,600+ estate planning clients
28+ years representing you
16,000+ clients represented
9 different states we have
appeared in
130+ jurisdictions served
1,600+ family law clients
2,000+ criminal defense clients
200+ personal injury clients
1,600+ estate planning clients

Services Provided

HOW CAN WE HELP YOU?

bankruptcy_icon Adversary Proceedings
corporate_icon Annual Meeting Conduct and Recording
bankruptcy_icon Appeals of Adverse Decisions
realestate_icon Appeals of Adverse Decisions
civil_icon Appeals of Adverse Decisions
family_icon Appeals of All Issues
criminal_icon Appeals of Verdicts
personal_icon Appeals of Adverse Decisions
employement_icon Appeals of Adverse Decisions
criminal_icon Appeals
realestate_icon Boundary Disputes
civil_icon Breach of Contract
employement_icon Breach of Employment Contracts
corporate_icon Business Entity Formations
corporate_icon Bylaw/Operating Agreement Review/Drafting
bankruptcy_icon Chapter 11 Bankruptcy
bankruptcy_icon Chapter 13 Bankruptcy
bankruptcy_icon Chapter 7 Bankruptcy
family_icon Child Care Powers of Attorney
family_icon Child Support
civil_icon Collections/Collection Defense
civil_icon Consumer/Contractor Disputes
realestate_icon Contract Disputes
realestate_icon Contract Release Analysis
realestate_icon Contract Review
family_icon CPS Appeals
admin_icon CPS Challenges
family_icon Custody / Visitation Matters
personal_icon Dangerous Dog Cases
realestate_icon Deed Preparation
personal_icon Defamation/Defamation Per Se
bankruptcy_icon Defense of Objections to Discharge
family_icon Division of Retirements Benefits / Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (QDROs)
family_icon Divorce
criminal_icon Domestic Assaults
realestate_icon Easement Disputes
family_icon Enforcement of Orders
family_icon Equitable Distribution
estate_icon Estate Litigation
estate_icon Estate / Trust Administration
personal_icon Excessive Force / Police Brutality
criminal_icon Felony and Misdemeanor Charges
admin_icon FOIA Disputes
personal_icon Gross Negligence
estate_icon Guardian and Conservatorship Issues
family_icon Guardianships
realestate_icon HOA/Property Owner Association/Condo Owner Association Representation
realestate_icon Homeowners Association Disputes
estate_icon Irrevocable Life Insurance Trusts
criminal_icon Jurisdiction Challenges
criminal_icon Juvenile Offenses
realestate_icon Landlord/Tenant Matters
civil_icon Legal Malpractice
estate_icon Living Wills
personal_icon Malicious Prosecution
personal_icon Medical Malpractice
family_icon Medical Powers of Attorney for Children
family_icon Modification of Orders
personal_icon Motor Vehicle Accidents
family_icon Name Changes
personal_icon Negligence
corporate_icon Non-Profit/Charitable Organization Formation
bankruptcy_icon Objections to Discharge
personal_icon Pedestrian Accidents
family_icon Post-Marital Agreements
estate_icon Powers of Attorney
family_icon Pre-Marital Agreements
personal_icon Premises Liability
estate_icon Probate Issues
admin_icon Professional Licensing Defense
bankruptcy_icon Proofs of Claim
civil_icon Property Damage
criminal_icon Protective Orders
family_icon Protective Orders
estate_icon QPRTs
realestate_icon Quiet Title Actions
realestate_icon Realtor Listing Agreement Defense/Enforcement
corporate_icon Registered Agent Services
realestate_icon Residential Lease Review
employement_icon Review and Negotiate Severance Agreements
employement_icon Review of Employment Contracts
estate_icon Revocable and Irrevocable Trusts
admin_icon School Disciplinary Disputes
estate_icon Self-Settled Spendthrift Trusts
family_icon Separate Maintenance
realestate_icon Settlement Services
admin_icon Sex Registry Disputes
realestate_icon Slander of Title
admin_icon Social Security Administration Matters
family_icon Spousal Support
admin_icon State Bar Disciplinary Hearings
admin_icon State Corporation Commission Hearings
realestate_icon Statutory Warranty Defense/Enforcement
family_icon Step-Parent Adoptions
criminal_icon Suppression Motions
corporate_icon Tax Structure Assessment
admin_icon Teacher Defense
realestate_icon Title Disputes
realestate_icon Title Opinion Letters
civil_icon Tort Claims
criminal_icon Traffic Offenses
employement_icon Wage / Overtime Disputes
personal_icon Willful/Wanton Negligence
estate_icon Wills
personal_icon Wrongful Death
employement_icon Wrongful Termination

WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Can't say enough about Tom and his handpicked team! The best at what they do! Tom can win a trial with his opening ALONE! My family cannot express more gratitude for the relief provided and daylight seen at the end of an unthinkable nightmare.

Carolyn F. Hillyard

Westlake Legal group is the best at what they do. Thomas Plofchan is, in my opinion by far the best lawyer in the state. He doesn’t mess around and gets the job done. You’re in very good hands with any lawyer from that firm. I HIGHLY recommend them....it will ease your worries.

Michael Fonseca

Worked with Jessica McCollum on a speeding case. She was able to grasp the facts, talk with the cop, and negotiate a reduced penalty. Excellent Service. Used ARAG for the service.

Sanket Pandit

I've known Mr. Plofchan for a long time now, and am fortunate that I haven't needed his services again until just now. Everyone in the office was very nice, and my conversation with Mr. Plofchan went exceptionally well. He has prior experience that will prove beneficial in my case. Would highly recommend.

Mike Delaney

Mr. Plofchan & Jessica McCollum were amazing Attorneys. Both Attorneys were prepared, professional, and confident. Of course, at the end of the case they amazed us with fantastic case results!!

Mandie Howard

Professional, understanding to your needs and will fight for your rights. Thank you for helping with my family law case. You guys are the best!

Buddy Morris

They are truly excellent, there is no better firm. They are always in contact with you and truly have the best lawyers in the state in my opinion. Would HIGHLY recommend!

Keri Shull

Areas We Serve

Westlake Legal Group proudly serves the Northern Virginia area, as well as the surrounding communities including Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties.

Westlake Legal Group proudly serves the Northern Virginia area, as well as the surrounding communities including Loudoun, Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties.

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