John Crouch

2111 Wilson Blvd
Arlington, Virginia 22201
United States
Office Phone: 703-528-6700
Member since 2004
Membership Type: IACP


Lawyer, Mediator
Area(s) of Practice: Collaborative Law, Estate Law, Family Law, International Law, Mediation
License(s): Virginia State Bar, 1995 U.S. Eastern District of Virginia, 2002 U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit, 2021

Professional Activities

Current activities/positions: ~Fellow of the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers ~Member of American Bar Association Family Law Section Committee on International Law ~Editor, Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements, Virginia CLE Publications, 2019, 2023 ~Guardian Ad Litem ~Very involved in negotiating, drafting, restructuring, and nonprofit formation between Scouts BSA units, Methodist and Episcopal churches, new nonprofits, and state and local governments Former activities/positions: ~Local representative on governing Council of Virginia State Bar, 2013-19 ~President, Collaborative Law Society (now Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia) ~Board member, Collaborative Professionals of Northern Virginia ~Chaired committee that drafted American Bar Association Standards for Child Representation in Custody Cases ~Smart Marriages, LLC, Advisory Board ~Member of state Task Force on Marriage ~ Chair, Arlington County Bar Association Family Law Section ~Member of American Bar Association Child Custody Pro Bono Project Advisory Committee ~Co-Chair, American Bar Association Child Custody Committee ~Court-Appointed Special Advocate, Newport News Juvenile Court ~American Bar Association Family Law Section Continuing Legal Education Committee ~Arlington County Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Committee; Lawyer Referral Service Committee ~Legal/international columnist, reporter and production editor for 'Amicus Curiae' (a law school newspaper) ~Internships with: Staff Counsel, Virginia Court of Appeals; Public Defender, Loudoun and Fauquier Counties, U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Chair Claiborne Pell ~National Park Ranger ~Author: ~Virginia Supplement to Drafting Prenuptial Agreements by Gary N. Skoloff, Richard H. Singer, Jr. Ronald Brown ~ 'International Family Law', chapter in 2002 Family Law Update, Aspen Law & Business Publications ~'The Child's Attorney', in ABA Family Advocate, 2004. ~'Adoption in the 21st Century', in ABA Family Advocate, 2002. ~'International Child Custody Litigation', in The Complete Lawyer, 1999. ~Many other articles ~Member of: ~International Academy of Collaborative Professionals ~Virginia Collaborative Professionals ~International Society of Family Law ~Association of Family and Conciliation Courts ~National Lawyers Association ~American Bar Association ~Federalist Society ~Arlington County Bar Association ~Virginia State Bar ~Virginia State Bar/Virginia Bar Association Joint Committee on Alternative Dispute Resolution ~Federal bar for the Eastern District of Virginia

Undergraduate Education

Brown University, BA 1992

Professional Education

William & Mary, JD 1995


I was one of the founders of the Collaborative Law Society who first brought collaborative divorce to the Washington, D.C. area in 2002, and I was one of the lawyers in the first collaborative case in Virginia. When our tri-state group was called the Collaborative Family Law Society I was the Secretary/Treasurer. In 2005 the group became the Collaborative Law Society, and in 2006 I became its President. I am also one of the founding members of the statewide group, the Virginia Collaborative Professionals.