Jennifer Fairfax

Jennifer Fairfax: Attorney with Jennifer Fairfax, LLC
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  • 827 Woodside Parkway, Silver Spring, MD 20910
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Biography

Author of "The Adoption Law Handbook" published by the American Bar Association. Jennifer graduated Cum Laude from College with dual degrees in English and Political Science and was a Division 1 Basketball Scholarship recipient receiving scholar athlete awards throughout career. She is the author of several articles on adoption and assisted reproduction technology and regular lecturer on adoption and ART in the District of Columbia and Maryland. She has appeared on both television and radio shows addressing issues of adopting and ART. She is a certified Collaborative Attorney and mediator. Jennifer sits on the Board of Trustees for the American Academy of Adoption Attorneys and on the Board of Directors for the Center for Adoption Support and Education.

American Academy of Adoption Attorneys; American Academy of Assisted Reproduction Technology Attorneys.

Collaborative Law; Mediator.

Areas of Practice (11)

  • Adoption Law
  • Family Law
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology
  • Independent Adoptions
  • Interstate Adoptions
  • Private Adoptions
  • Step Parent Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law
  • Parental Rights
  • Agency Adoptions
  • Collaborative Family Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
301-221-9651  Phone
240-491-9551  Fax
www.jenniferfairfax.com
University Attended:
Liberty University, B.S., English and Political Science, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Baltimore, J.D., 1997
Year of First admission:
1997
Admission:
1997, Maryland; 1998, U.S. District Court, District of Maryland; 1999, District of Columbia, 2007, U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
District of Columbia Bar Association, Frederick County Bar Association, Montgomery County Bar Association, Federal Bar Association, American Bar Association; Maryland State Bar Association.
Reported Cases:
Janice M. v. Margaret K., 396 Md. 524 , 914 A.2d 768 (2007).
ISLN:
914617035
Hobbies & interests:
Writing, Basketball, Photography
Payment Information:
  • Free Initial Consultation
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available
  • Peer Reviews

    • 4.7/5.0 (14)
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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 03/05/11 in Adoption Law on 03/05/11

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 02/25/11 in Family Law on 02/25/11

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 02/25/11 in Adoption Law on 02/25/11

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 by a Principal on 05/20/10 in Family Law on 05/20/10

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 by a Partner on 06/29/09 in Family Law on 06/29/09

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/09/11 in Assisted Reproductive Technology on 03/09/11

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/09/11 in Collaborative Family Law on 03/09/11

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      4.8/5.0 by a Sole Practitioner on 03/09/11 in Adoption Law on 03/09/11

      I have worked with Jennifer Fairfax, both on opposing sides and collaboratively. She has also been available to me for questions. I find her to be highly competent and...

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      I have worked with Jennifer Fairfax, both on opposing sides and collaboratively. She has also been available to me for questions. I find her to be highly competent and ethical and recommend her to my clients.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      4.6/5.0 by a Member on 06/29/09 in Domestic Relations on 06/29/09

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      4.4/5.0 by a Partner on 03/13/11 in Surrogacy Law on 03/13/11

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    • 5.0/5.0 (13)
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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 01/30/17 on 01/30/17

      Jennifer and her colleague Catelyn Slattery assisted us in the adoption of my stepsons. We were frankly bracing for the time, the work and expense this process would requ...

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      Jennifer and her colleague Catelyn Slattery assisted us in the adoption of my stepsons. We were frankly bracing for the time, the work and expense this process would require, but both ladies were very friendly, responsive, incredibly helpful, excellent at what they do and easy to work with, so we got it all completed in good time, with no hiccups and at manageable expense. We are so grateful for their help in making our family whole. I highly recommend their services.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 05/14/16 on 05/14/16

      She was very thorough and prompt in her communications, both email and phone calls. She took the time to explain everything in the contract to me and answer my questions...

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      She was very thorough and prompt in her communications, both email and phone calls. She took the time to explain everything in the contract to me and answer my questions.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 12/18/13 on 12/18/13

      Jennifer helped us with two re-adoptions cases and another adoption issue. She is excellent! Jennifer is professional, knows the law, very kind, understanding, easy to...

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      Jennifer helped us with two re-adoptions cases and another adoption issue. She is excellent! Jennifer is professional, knows the law, very kind, understanding, easy to talk to, explains everything so that we could understand things, and is very reasonably priced. We were very happy and satisfied with her services and would definitely recommend her to anyone needing an attorney for adoption or family issues.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 12/18/13 on 12/18/13

      She was very knowledgeable regarding the legal terminology in the contract I was entering into. She made to look out for my interest. She responded to all my questions ve...

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      She was very knowledgeable regarding the legal terminology in the contract I was entering into. She made to look out for my interest. She responded to all my questions very

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 12/17/13 on 12/17/13

      On the day of the adoption there were several other cases presented along with ours. There was a stark contrast between the professionalism of Jennifer and the other lawy...

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      On the day of the adoption there were several other cases presented along with ours. There was a stark contrast between the professionalism of Jennifer and the other lawyers. She knew exactly what she was doing while many of the other lawyers fumbled through the adoption case presentation. We were reassured by her experience and efficiency. Excellent adoption lawyer.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 09/09/13 on 09/09/13

      We hired Jennifer Fairfax for the adoption of our son, which we finalized last month in DC Superior Court. She was with us from the very beginning and has been, without...

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      We hired Jennifer Fairfax for the adoption of our son, which we finalized last month in DC Superior Court. She was with us from the very beginning and has been, without question, excellent from the start. Over the course of year she worked with us, directing us to the organization who completed our home study and helped us to select an adoption agency (we chose one in MD). She is prompt, honest, well educated on the adoption system, and extremely organized. We highly recommend her.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 08/12/13 on 08/12/13

      The court authorized the breaking of the seal for my adoption. After numerous calls to the adoption agency with no response I talked to a private investigator who highly...

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      The court authorized the breaking of the seal for my adoption. After numerous calls to the adoption agency with no response I talked to a private investigator who highly recommended Jennifer Fairfax. Living in Chicago and not knowledgeable about the whole process Jennifer spent time explaining the process, answering my questions, filed a notice of appearance and went to court for me. She called, wrote the agency. Turns out the agency closed my file because of their large caseload. I believe without Jennifer I would not have found my wonderful birth family my mom and half sibling. She is extremely knowledgeable, available to answer all questions and caring. I am very fortunate that Jennifer was my advocate. I highly recommend Jennifer Fairfax.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 03/02/11 on 03/02/11

      Jennifer Fairfax is well versed in her area of expertise, adoptions. She provided very clear instructions and expectations to me. In addition, she was very quick in commu...

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      Jennifer Fairfax is well versed in her area of expertise, adoptions. She provided very clear instructions and expectations to me. In addition, she was very quick in communication responses and open to my calls and emails at any time.

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 02/25/11 on 02/25/11

      Jennifer was great! We used her for an interstate gestational surrogacy agreement, and she made the entire process shockingly smooth and simple. When a hospital filing er...

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      Jennifer was great! We used her for an interstate gestational surrogacy agreement, and she made the entire process shockingly smooth and simple. When a hospital filing error was made at the last minute, she was able to make the right calls to get it fixed immediately. In addition to her legal expertise and connections, she completely understood the emotional side of our needs, as well, and provided us all of the reassurance and support we could ever need. I would absolutely recommend her!!!

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    • Jennifer Fairfax

      5.0/5.0 on 02/25/11 on 02/25/11

      Extremely personable and caring.

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      Extremely personable and caring.

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