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John Henkel Kitzmann

Divorce and separation Attorney at Charlottesville, VA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 24 years
    California - CA 26 years
  • Licensed for 24 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1999
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1997
    Not Eligible to Practice Law (Not Entitled) No misconduct found

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Practice areas
  1. Divorce and separation
    Our office handles hundreds of divorce and separation cases each year. Cases routinely involve custody, visitation, support, division of property, relocation, and other issues. We can recommend a fair settlement or can agressively litigate if the need arises. We also handle collaborative divorces.

    26 years, 1,000 cases

  2. Appeals
    Other lawyers, or clients of other lawyers, routinely come to me for assistance in the appeal of an unfavorable outcome in the trial court.

    26 years, 10 cases

I have been a lawyer for over a decade and have helped hundreds of clients.  I can honestly say that I love my job.  Each day I have the opportunity to help my clients with very difficult and emotional issues.  While I am in court almost every week, I understand that my clients may never have been in a courtroom.  Knowing that, I always strive to help my clients understand the legal system, the issues, and all of their options.


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Posted by Lois | May 17, 2013
Trustworthy, reliable, highly recommended!!!
John Kitzmann has been my lawyer for several years now. I cannot say enough good things about his services. He responds quickly, is understandable, and personable. His information is helpful, reliable, and accurate. He is also careful about costs. I have full confidence in John's advice and services. I have and will continue to recommend John Kitzmann's services.
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Posted by Susan | November 22, 2011
Great Attorney
Mr. Kitzmann is a wonderful lawyer. He is very knowlegeable in the law. He always helped me understand the issues and gave me great advice.


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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Davidson & Kitzmann, PLC
  • 2000 - Present
  • Associate General Counsel
  • CFA Institute
  • 2000 - 2000
  • Associate
  • McGuire Woods, LLP (Richmond, Va)
  • 1998 - 1999
  • Associate
  • Knapp, Peterson & Clarke
  • 1997 - 1998
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  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 1996
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Legal Cases

  • Pascarella v. McCoy
  • Duva v. Duva
  • Successfully overturned trial court's ruling
  • Lightburn v. Lightburn
  • Trial court ordered to correct portion of ruling
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  • Virginia Family Law Coalition
  • Member
  • 2011 - Present
  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court
  • Former Executive Committee Member
  • 2003 - Present
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 1997 - Present
  • VTLA, Legislative Committee
  • Chair
  • N/A
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Chair
  • 2013 - 2014
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section
  • Vice Chair
  • 2011 - 2012
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • BV Distinguished
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2012


  • There's A Case for That
  • Classification of Property in Divorce
  • 2011
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Liens
  • 2006

Speaking Engagements

  • Family Law CLE
  • Protective Orders in Virginia
  • 2012
  • Continuing Legal Education Event
  • Evidence in Family Law Cases
  • 2012
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Classification of Property in Divorce
  • 2011
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Appeals in Virginia
  • 2011
  • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association
  • Ethical issues in Collaborative Law
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Divorce and separation Attorney | Mar 29
Relationship: Co-worker
"John Kitzmann is a brilliant and versatile attorney. If I were getting divorced, I would want him on my side."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Sep 03
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"John is an excellent attorney. He has a comprehensive understanding of the law and its application in area courtrooms. He is a strong litigator, but is also a reasonable and honest negotiator. He treats his clients and his colleagues with kindness and respect."
Divorce and separation Attorney | May 17
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"John is an excellent advocate for his clients. He is extremely knowledgeable about family law, both from experience, as well as speaking and writing on the subject over the years. I have been very pleased when I have referred cases to him when the client is outside my geographic area. I strongly recommend him."
Family Attorney | May 08
Relationship: Opposing Counsel on matter
"Mr. Kitzmann is a zealous advocate for his clients both in the courtroom and out. He has a wealth of legal knowlege that he aptly applies to work to his clients' advantage."
Family Attorney | Mar 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. John is a skilled family law practitioner. I came to know him well when he and his current partner, John Davidson, were my office tenants when they started their own practices. John is a smart and cordial professional who navigates the path between tough but fair advocacy with good instincts."
Divorce and separation
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