About Joel 

When you are facing any legal matter, it is important that you hire a lawyer who listens to your story and is sensitive to your concerns. You deserve an attorney who has the experience, knowledge and skill to identify and pursue creative resolutions to your problem. 

At the law office of Joel W. Anders, we have been representing clients for over 42 years. We limit our practice to areas directly impacting families. Whether you are seeking a divorce, going through guardianship/conservatorship proceedings or need criminal defense, we will take a personal interest in your case and work to resolve the matter as quickly as possible. 

Our founding attorney, Joel W. Anders, has 42 years of litigation experience. He holds membership in the District of Columbia Bar Association, New York Bar Association and Maryland State Bar Association.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law
  • Divorce Law
  • Child Custody & Visitation
  • Domestic Violence Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury Law
  • Real Estate Law
  • Large Consumer Contractual Disputes
  • Driving While Intoxicated Defense

Settlement Agreement

  • Child Custody
  • Divorce


  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, 1978
  • Maryland, 1986
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia, 1978
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1983


  • George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia - J.D. - 1977
  • Rutgers University, Camden, New Jersey - B.A. - 1970

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • District of Columbia Bar Association, 1978 - Present
  • New York Bar Association, 1983 - Present
  • Maryland State Bar Association, 1986 - Present

Our Office

Washington Office


1717 K St. NW, Suite 900, Washington, District of Columbia 20006




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