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Founded in 2022 by McGavock Reed, a seasoned practitioner in Attorney Ethics and Discipline Matters, the McGavock Reed Law Firm is a distinguished practice focused on evolving Legal Services for Lawyers. With a presence in Washington D.C. and Virginia, our firm provides comprehensive representation primarily in Loudon County, Fairfax County, Arlington County, Alexandria City, and Washington D.C.

Specializing in Attorney Ethics and Discipline matters, the firm offers a wide range of services tailored to the unique needs of legal professionals. We respond to Bar Counsel inquiries with strategically drafted letters that meet professional obligations while minimizing scrutiny. The firm defends lawyers at all stages of the attorney grievance process, including the initial investigation, plea negotiations, evidentiary hearings, and appellate arguments. The firm also assists attorneys in reinstatement petitions and bar admissions matters.

In addition to our Attorney Ethics services, the firm provides representation in legal malpractice cases, defending attorneys against professional negligence claims court. Attorney Reed also offers expert testimony on the attorney’s standard of care in certain cases.

The firm provides legal ethics opinion letters and consultations. Such preemptive action aids in an attorney’s good faith adherence to ethical duties, and prepares them to meet ethical obligations in specific situations. Furthermore, we conduct law firm audits to promote best practices in various areas, including case management software systems, client intake procedures, conflict of interest screening, fee agreements, attorney trust accounts, and supervision/personnel issues.

As a rapidly growing firm, we are affiliated with esteemed organizations such as the DC BAR, Virginia BAR, the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. Known for unimpeachable ethics, professionalism, and dedication to getting results, the McGavock Reed Law Firm is the go-to destination for legal professionals seeking counsel to protect their careers, navigate disciplinary proceedings, and improve their practice management.

McGavock Reed

McGavock Reed is an esteemed attorney with an extensive background in attorney ethics and discipline matters. With a career dedicated to this specialized practice area, he brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to the field. McGavock’s expertise in attorney ethics is unmatched, making him a trusted and sought-after advisor for lawyers in Washington D.C. and Virginia.

Throughout his career, McGavock has successfully defended attorneys across various practice areas, including immigration law, family law, criminal defense, patent law, civil litigation, probate law, veterans law, and in-house counsel. His deep understanding of the disciplinary process and his ability to navigate complex legal issues with precision and skill have earned him a stellar reputation among his peers.

In addition to his prowess in attorney ethics, McGavock is also well-versed in business law, providing strategic counsel to clients on matters such as business contracts, operating agreements, formation, dissolution, and litigation. His meticulous attention to detail and ability to find innovative solutions make him a valuable asset to businesses of all sizes.

McGavock’s academic achievements and professional affiliations further highlight his dedication to the legal profession. He obtained his JD from Catholic University Columbus School of Law, and his education, combined with his years of experience, have equipped him with the tools necessary to tackle even the most complex legal challenges.

Recognized for his exceptional track record and outstanding legal acumen, McGavock is affiliated with prestigious organizations such as the DC Bar, Virginia Bar, APRIL, AVVO, Fairfax Bar Association, and the Alexandria Chamber of Commerce. These affiliations are a testament to his standing in the legal community and his commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards.

When you choose McGavock Reed as your legal counsel, you can rest assured that you are working with an attorney who not only understands the intricacies of attorney ethics and discipline matters but is also deeply invested in protecting your interests. With McGavock’s guidance, you can navigate the complex landscape of legal proceedings with confidence and achieve the best possible outcome for your case.

Whether you require representation in attorney discipline cases, business law matters, estate planning, or criminal law, McGavock Reed Law Firm is the epitome of professionalism, excellence, and unwavering commitment to client success. Trust in McGavock’s expertise, and experience the difference that a highly skilled and accomplished attorney can make in your legal journey.

Founded in 2022

I have been a member of the Washington D.C. community and Virginia community for my whole life. I grew up in Washington D.C., graduated from the Potomac School in McLean, got my Bachelor’s Degree from Hampden-Sydney College, and my law degree from the Catholic University of America in North East D.C. I love my community and am proud to provide legal services here

My Practice

My attitude toward the practice of law is simple: unwavering effort and diligence. I go by the philosophy that the most prepared lawyer wins 99 times out of 100, which is why I always go the extra mile for my clients. I’m not afraid of late nights, long days, or tough battles. There is no issue in my client’s case that I won’t take seriously.

My Experience

A seasoned attorney with over 10 years of experience in the attorney disciplinary system, including time at the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and defending lawyers under disciplinary investigations or prosecutions. Alongside this, I have accrued over 7 years of experience in business law, criminal defense, and estate planning law

My Experience

A seasoned attorney with over 10 years of experience in the attorney disciplinary system, including time at the D.C. Office of Disciplinary Counsel, and defending lawyers under disciplinary investigations or prosecutions. Alongside this, I have accrued over 7 years of experience in business law, criminal defense, and estate planning law

My Education

Graduate from Hampden-Sydney College in 2011, earned a BA in Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience and a member of the varsity football team. Furthered my studies at the Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, graduating in 2015 with a Juris Doctor, focusing on business and securities law. Held several roles during my time at law school, including Vice Chairman of the Moot Court Association, Executive Editor of the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, and recipient of the “Extra Mile” award for Pro Bono contributions.

My Volunteer Activities & Professional Activities

Committed to giving back to the community, I engage in numerous law-related elective activities primarily centered around pro bono work and education. My activities include serving as the DC Appellate Pro Bono Mediation Counsel, coaching the Moot Court National Team, judging the DC Area Moot Court Competition, and holding the position of President at The Teamesteem Dream Corporation since 2018, where we provide DMV students with access to career planning, education planning, and financial planning resources

My Volunteer Activities & Professional Activities

Committed to giving back to the community, I engage in numerous law-related elective activities primarily centered around pro bono work and education. My activities include serving as the DC Appellate Pro Bono Mediation Counsel, coaching the Moot Court National Team, judging the DC Area Moot Court Competition, and holding the position of President at The Teamesteem Dream Corporation since 2018, where we provide DMV students with access to career planning, education planning, and financial planning resources

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