Anne (Jan) W. White

Anne (Jan) W. White

Partner/Shareholder at Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
  • Divorce, Family Law
  • District of Columbia, Maryland, North Carolina, Virginia
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Anne (Jan) W. White, with over 30 years of legal experience in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and Virginia, is a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and was named to the 2013 Best Lawyers in America in Family Law and in Collaborative Law and to 2013 Super Lawyers. She attended Stanford Law School and is a magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, where she was also an Angier B. Duke scholar and Phi Beta Kappa member. Ms. White’s diverse background prepared her to resolve complex divorce issues involving taxes, retirement benefits, trusts, businesses, and related financial issues. Earlier in her career, she studied finance at Stanford Business School, trained in tax, business and litigation at the Washington, D.C. firm of Hogan & Hartson, and practiced international trade law. Ms. White was named one of the area’s top divorce attorneys in December 2013 by Washingtonian Magazine and Bethesda Magazine. Ms. White is a leader and educator in the collaborative law approach to divorce. She serves as Chair of the D.C. Metro Protocols Committee and Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Maryland Council of Collaborative Professionals. She is past President of the D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals and past Co-Chair of the Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia. As a founding member of the Collaborative Practice Training Institute, Ms. White trains other collaborative law professionals. She was honored with the first Member of the Year Award by the Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (Maryland) for her work on the development of the D.C. Metro Area Protocols for Collaborative Divorce. Ms. White finds that the collaborative law process benefits clients who are seeking to divorce in a way that maximizes their privacy, provides them with greater control over timing and outcome, emphasizes financial planning, and promotes family harmony and good parenting. She assures that clients are provided all the resources

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Rates, Retainers and Additional Information
    Hourly ($400-$475/hour)
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
District of Columbia
District of Columbia Bar
Maryland
North Carolina
Virginia
Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Attorney
Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
- Current
Attorney
U.S. Department Of Commerce, Office Of The Chief Counsel For Import Administration
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Attorney
Hogan & Hartson LLP
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Education
Stanford University
J.D. (1972) | Law
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
M.A. | Political Science
Duke University
B.A. (1967) | Political Science
Honors: Magna Cum Laude, Angier B. Duke Scholar
Activities: Phi Beta Kappa
Awards
Best Divorce and Family Lawyers
Maryland Super Lawyers
One of the Area's Top Divorce Attorneys
Washingtonian
One of the Area's Top 25 Divorce Lawyers
Bethesda Magazine
Member of the Year
Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (Maryland)
Fellow
American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America: Family Law
Best Lawyers
Best Lawyers in America: Collaborative Law
Best Lawyers
Professional Associations
North Carolina State Bar
Member
Current
International Association of Collaborative Professionals
Current
D.C. Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Past President
Current
D.C. Metro Protocols Committee for Collaborative Divorce
Chair
Current
Maryland Collaborative Professionals Council, Inc., Ethics Committee
Co-Chair
Current
Collaborative Dispute Resolution Professionals (Maryland)
Former Board Member & Chair of Protocols
Current
Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia
Former Co-Chair
Current
Collaborative Practice Training Institute
Founding Member
Current
American Bar Association (Section of Family Law)
Current
District of Columbia Bar (Section of Family Law)
Current
Maryland State Bar Association (Section of Family Law)
Current
Virginia State Bar (Section of Family Law)
Current
Bar Association of Montgomery County, Maryland (Section of Family Law)
Current
Bar Association of Fairfax, Virginia (Section of Family Law)
Current
Montgomery County, Maryland Circuit Court Custody Evaluators
Mentor
Current
D.C. Superior Court Family Court Self-Help Center
Volunteer
Current
Publications
Websites & Blogs
Website
Pasternak & Fidis, P.C. - Anne (Jan) W. White
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Contact & Map
Pasternak & Fidis, P.C.
7735 Old Georgetown Road Suite 1100
Bethesda, MD 20814
USA
Telephone: (301) 656-8850
Fax: (301) 656-3053