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Ronald A Colbert

Adoption Attorney at Washington, DC

5.0   10 reviews
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
Free consultation Virtual consultation available
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State DC
    Acquired 2004
    Good Standing No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Ronald

Learn Ronald’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Adoption
    Termination of Parental Rights. Parental Consents, Abandonment, Home Study, Relinquishment, Private

  2. Child abuse
    Neglect, Termination of Parental Rights, Adoption, Fair Hearing, Child Protection Registry, Civil, Child Protection Services, Child and Family Services, Removal of Child, Relinquishment

  3. Child custody
    Father's Rights, Domestic Violence, Protection Orders, Third Party Custody, Guardianship, Grandparent, Child Support, Non custodial parent, legal custody, physical custody, sole custody, joint, relocation, Power of Attorney, alienation, Contested

  4. Child support
    Jurisdiction, Father Rights, Arrears, Modification, Adjustments, Custody.

  5. Divorce and separation
    Protection Order, Custody, Mediation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Father's Rights, Domestic Violence, Assets & Debts, alienation, Contested

  6. Domestic violence
    Civil Protection Order, DV, Civil, Stay Away Order, custody, child support, criminal

  7. Employment and labor
    Fair Hearing, Agency Review Hearings, Office Employee Appeals, Child Protection Registry

  8. Other

  9. Probate
    Guardianship, Intervene, Conservator, Monitor, Wills, Estates, Simple Trust,


Several of my clients have commented on how I have a tendency to tell them what they need to hear and not what they want to hear. I do this as something my parents impressed upon me. I believe that clients should hear the good, the bad, and the ugly to help eliminate some of the confusion in his/her/their case. Although this sounds a little cliché, clients get the point and appreciate it.

We are open Mon-Fri 8:30AM - 4:30 PM. Call are accepted from Sun-Fri 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. Call after 4:30 PM will be responded to within 24-48 hours


Law Office of Ronald A Colbert


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Posted by Chanda | December 2, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Awesome to work with
I worked with Mr colbert during a very difficult time in my life and he had such positive energy, very reassuring and he definitely got the job done. He listened to my opinion ideas and supported me besides the fact. I would highly recommend him to anyone. I thank Mr colbert for his passion and dedication for what he does is amazing.
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Posted by Tasha | December 2, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Excellent Adoption Case Lawyer
Ronald Colbert Esq came onto my case halfway through. He was the exact opposite of my prior lawyer...encouraging, positive outlook, set standard prices, open communication and transparent. My niece was placed with me within 6 months. Case closed and he looked out for our best interest throughout the process. You would be very hard pressed to find a lawyer like Mr. Colbert. If you can get him, I highly recommend. A++.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
The best lawyer in Washington dc
Mr Ronald is very honest,truthful,patience and straightforward. He help me feel not alone with my case. He's fantastic guy!
Posted by Shima | November 21, 2022
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| Consulted Attorney
Good lawyer
Help us in every way. The consultation was up to the mark and I will contact him for my future needs as well.
Posted by Nateasha | December 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Foster parent
Mr colbert he's a very good lawyer all ways on time when it comes to handling business and he will fight to the end for case I have been knowing me colbert for 9 years when I adopted my first child and I always come back to him he's the best.
Posted by Ikenna | December 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Professional and Caring
Attorney Colbert was very professional, compassionate, and helpful in my Custody case. Helped me to navigate to a desired result.
Posted by Shawn | December 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Forever grateful .
Attorney Ronald Colbert was a beacon of hope to myself and my granddaughter at a time when our options appeared limited and the likelihood of a satisfactory resolution seemed impossible. Not only was he able to defend me with all odds against me his empathetic demeanor offered emotional succor to myself and my granddaughter case . My grandkids and I are eternally grateful for his service and I hereby recommend Mr. Colbert without reservation .... I did recommend Mr. Colbert to my sister and he won her case as well.
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Posted by anonymous | December 1, 2020
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| Hired Attorney
Judicially satisfied customer
Mr. Colbert is through and efficient. His cousel goes beyond the courtroom and I have been extremely satisfied with our association. If you need comprehensive representation, I definitely recommend seeking his services.
Posted by Steve | May 14, 2015
The best Lawyer Ever!!
He is a very professional Lawyer. I live in Georgia and he assisted me with a case in DC. I recommend that anybody who needs prompt action, honesty, and someone who can and will get the job done quick with reasonable pricing. I recommend Ronald A Colbert. The Best Lawyer Ever!!!
Posted by Steven | February 18, 2015
Great DC Custody Lawyer
Ronald Colbert was very knowledgable about DC law and what I wanted from my case. Being an Active Duty military male, it is near impossible in some states to get primary custody of children. Luckily in DC, they have so many court cases that they look at the facts of who the child would be better off with, and luckily my ex and I decided how to share custody of our 2 year old son rather than the court system. Ronald sat down with both of us before and after court cases and explained what was about to occur in the court room. He was easy to reach by call or text and showed up at the court on time. All around good lawyer if you are having divorce issues / custody issues.
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  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 7.4 (Very Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner
  • Law Office of Ronald A Colbert
  • 2004 - Present


  • University of the District of Columbia
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2001
  • Longwood University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1990

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Co-Concerned Black Man of the Year
  • Concerned Black Men of Richmond Virginia, Inc
  • 1996

Speaking Engagements

  • Neglect and Delinquency Practice Institute (NDPI)
  • Neglect Cases Impact on Custody Cases
  • 2019

Attorney endorsements

Received (5)
Given (2)
Endorse Ronald
Child custody Attorney | Jul 24
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Great litigator. Had a 7+ day custody trial against Ronald and I can tell you that he works hard for his clients."
Unknown Attorney | Jan 13
Relationship: Other
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | May 09
Relationship: Other
"Very knowledgeable in the area of family law."
Family Attorney | Sep 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly recommend Mr. Colbert. He is an excellent attorney who is great in the courtroom. If I ever needed a family lawyer he would be my first choice."
Family Attorney | Oct 31
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."