Jill Seiferth: Why Law

JillI enjoy practicing law because I genuinely get to help people solve their problems. Each case is unique and brings new challenges. I particularly love family law because I experienced how painful a divorce and custody battle can be when I was a child. My childhood experiences allow me to be empathetic and understanding when I help a client navigate the legal system during a tremendously painful time.

BACKGROUND & BIOGRAPHY

Jill graduated Cum Laude rom the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida in 2004. She received her Bachelor's degree in Political Science with minors in History and Religion and was a member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars and the Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society. During her undergraduate studies, Jill spent a semester studying Politics abroad at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. From her studies, Jill developed a passion for diverse peoples and cultures. Upon her graduation from the University of Miami, she moved to Tokyo, Japan, teaching English there for nearly two years.

In 2010, Jill received her Juris Doctor degree from American University's Washington College of Law in the District of Columbia. During law school Jill worked as a student attorney in the Domestic Violence clinic where she assisted survivors of domestic violence in obtaining civil protection orders. Jill gained valuable litigation experience as a student federal prosecutor at the United States Attorney's Office where she represented the government in prosecuting crimes of domestic violence in the Child Sex Offense Unit. While in law school, Jill also served as a mentor for the Washington Middle School for Girls Law Club.

As a child, Jill witnessed both her parents go through multiple divorces and developed a curiosity for the law. Now, as a lawyer, she remembers those painful experiences and uses them to provide compassion to her clients while helping them navigate the legal system. Jill enjoys the client interaction practicing family law provides and feels an enormous sense of satisfaction when she is able to help her client reach their goals.

Jill is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia. As an Associate at the Zavos Juncker Law Group, PLLC, Jill assists clients in a range of family law related areas including disputed child custody and visitation cases, divorce, and dissolution. She loves working with people and is committed to helping her clients obtain their goals in any of their legal matters.

Jill grew up both in Long Island, New York and South Florida. She has traveled extensively across the world to countries including Thailand, Cambodia, China, Russia, Finland, Germany, Spain and Ireland. She enjoys reading, trying new recipes and volunteering for Lost Dog and Cat Animal Rescue. She currently lives in Arlington, Virginia with her husband, their new baby, and their rescue dog.

APPOINTMENTS & HONORS

  • Selected as a Student Attorney in the Domestic Violence Clinic at the Washington College of Law at the American University, and Student Federal Prosecutor at the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington, D.C.