Joseph H. Beale obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree from Boston University graduating cum laude and becoming a member of the Golden Key National Honor Society. He holds a juris doctor degree from The American University, Washington College of Law.

After obtaining his law degree, Mr. Beale opened his own practice in Arlington County where he specialized in the areas of criminal defense, traffic and juvenile law. He quickly became one of the leading legal advocates for children in Fairfax County who were involved in abuse and neglect, contested custody or divorce proceedings. Following his solo practice, he joined Legal Services of Northern Virginia, Inc. and was a member of the firm’s Family Law Task Force for three years representing indigent clients who were oftentimes the victims of domestic violence. For the next ten years, Mr. Beale was employed by Regan Associates, Chartered, in Washington DC and expanded his practice areas to include immigration, bankruptcy (Chapter 7 and 13), personal injury, landlord tenant, consumer and wills trusts and estates. Prior to launching Joseph H. Beale, Attorney At Law, PLLC, he was employed by John A. Boneta and Associates, PLLC, a prestigious boutique firm located in Falls Church. Whether representing a client charged with a serious criminal offense, an asylum seeker facing deportation, an abused child, or a battered spouse separating from her husband, Mr. Beale has demonstrated time and time again that he is a tenacious, effective and caring advocate and litigator.

Mr. Beale is a member of the District of Columbia and Virginia bars. In addition, he is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the United States Bankruptcy Court of for the Eastern District of Virginia and United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. His professional activities have included membership in the Citizens Advisory Counsel to the Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court of Fairfax County and the American Immigration Lawyers Association. He is an avid swimmer and spends his free time with his wife and two children in Loudoun County.


Award Name Grantor Date Granted
Top 10 Attorney (Virginia) National Academy of Family Law Attorneys 2017
Notable Rating Martindale-Hubbell 2017
Peer Review Rated Martindale-Hubbell 2016
Top 100 Criminal Defense Trial Lawyers The National Trial Lawyers 2016
10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Virginia American Institute of Family Law Attorneys 2015-2016