Hon. Jeanette A. Irby (Ret.)
Judge Irby retired from the Circuit Court of Loudoun County, part of the 20th Judicial Circuit, which includes Loudoun, Fauquier and Rappahannock Counties. She is experienced in all areas of civil litigation, including complex business disputes, divorce (equitable distribution, spousal support and custody) and personal injury claims. She has presided in numerous trials involving real estate, land use, medical malpractice, estate administration and contractual disputes of every type.
As the former Town Attorney for Leesburg and the former Assistant County Attorney for Fauquier County, Judge Irby has specialized expertise in local government law. This includes law of eminent domain, education and elections.
Before going on the bench, Judge Irby practiced law with Walker Jones in Warrenton, Virginia with her primary focus on domestic relations. She looks forward to mediating family law disputes which are most suited to Alternative Dispute Resolution. Immediately after retirement she completed a 40-hour mediation training with the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada.
Judge Irby is married and resides in Leesburg with her spouse, Jeffrey. In spare time she enjoys reading, ballroom dancing and spending time with her grandchildren.
AREAS OF EXPERTISE
Domestic relations, local government law, and general civil litigation.
Central Michigan University, B.S. 1985
Thomas W. Cooley Law School, J.D. 1988
PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY EXPERIENCE
Leesburg Rotary Club, Paul Harris Fellow
Thomas Horne Leadership in Law Summer Camp,
Honorary Regent, Daughters of the American Revolution, Fauquier Court House Chapter
Former Member, Executive Committee, Judicial Conference of Virginia, Fauquier and Loudoun County Bar Association
PANELS & PRESENTATIONS
Panelist: National Business Institute, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2021 & 2022
Presenter: Virginia CLE program, April 20, 2022: “Controlling the Deposition”
Presenter: National Business Institute, June 24, 2020: “Advanced Custody and Support Issues”
Presenter: Local Government Attorneys’ Association, April 16, 2011: “Public Utilities and Their Financing”
Presenter: Thomas Balch Library, April 2010, 2012, and April 2013-2022: “Researching Court Records”
Presenter: Town of Leesburg, 2010, 2011, and 2013: “Freedom of Information Act and Conflict of Interest Act Training”
Co-Author, “The Local Government Attorneys’ Guide to Pro Bono Publico Service,” recipient of Virginia State Bar Merit Award, 2009
Author, “Pro bono Prospective” Local Government Attorneys’ Association’s Bill of Particulars Publication, March 2008
Author, Custody Evaluations: “Understanding the Tools and Challenging the Report” Spring 2020
Contact Judge Irby (Ret.)
EMAIL: [email protected]
TELEPHONE: 888 EX-CURIA (392-8742)