Jennifer Barnes Baumgartner

Jennifer Barnes Baumgartner


Fairfax, Virginia


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2001
    • Honors: Honor Court Justice
    • Law Review: Comment, Students Under Siege? Constitutional Considerations for Public Schools Concerned with School Safety, 34 U. Rich. L. Rev. 621 (2000)., Senior Notes & Comments Editor , 2000
    • Law Review: University of Richmond Law Review, Senior Notes & Comments Editor
    • Law Journal: Richard Journal of Law and the Public Interest, Member
  • Duke University , Durham, North Carolina
    • A.B. (Cum Laude) - 1997
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Psychology

Ms. Baumgartner's practice emphasizes business planning and formation, commercial transactions, including acquisitions and mergers, commercial real estate leasing and financing, estate planning, probate, estate and trust administration, and guardianships of minors. Her representative clients include individuals, automobile dealers, hotels, restaurants, grocery stores, boutiques, and technology companies.

Ms. Baumgartner graduated from Duke University and the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, Ms. Baumgartner served as a teaching assistant to then-Adjunct Professor James B. Comey, Jr., who is a former Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. She also worked as a research assistant to Professor Rodney A. Smolla in preparing his casebook on the First Amendment for publication.

Ms. Baumgartner is licensed to practice in all courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Virginia Women Attorneys Association, and Fairfax Bar Association, where she previously served as Co-Chair of its Wills, Trusts and Estates Section and is currently involved with its Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section.

Ms. Baumgartner has been named in Super Lawyers as a Virginia (2012-2015) and Washington D.C. (2015) "Rising Star" in the practice area of estate planning and probate. No more than 2.5% of attorneys in Virginia and Washington D.C. receive this honor.

Ms. Baumgartner was born in Ventura, California, and raised in Cincinnati, Ohio. She and her husband currently reside in West Springfield, Virginia.

Bar Admissions

  • Commonwealth of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Practice Areas

  • Estate Planning
  • Probate and Estate Administration
  • Business Planning and Formation
  • Commercial Transactions
  • Acquisitions and Mergers
  • Real Estate Leasing and Finance

Professional Associations Memberships

  • Fairfax Bar Association, Co-Chair, Wills, Trusts and Estates Section, 2010-2012; Member, Probate Practice Group; Co-Chair, Business Law and Corporate Counsel Section, 2014-2015
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Duke University Alumni Association
  • University of Richmond School of Law Alumni Association
  • Delta Gamma Fraternity Alumnae Association, Northern Virginia Chapter


  • Senior Notes & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
  • Member, Richmond Journal of Law and the Public Interest
  • Honor Court Justice, University of Richmond School of Law
  • Virginia "Rising Star", 2012 - 2015
  • Washington DC "Rising Star", 2015

Published Works

  • Students Under Siege, Constitutional Considerations for Public Schools Concerned with School Safety, 34 U. Rich. L. Rev. 621 , 2000
  • The Practice of Pediatrics in Pedagogy, The Costly Combination in Cedar Rapids Community School District v. Garret F. , 34 U. Rich. L. Rev. 305 , 2000

Pro Bono Activities

  • Wills on Wheels - Northern Virginia Pro Bono Law Center
  • Wills for Heroes - Young Lawyers Conference of the Virginia State Bar
  • Legal Information Network for Cancer (LINC)