The Law Offices of John C. Holloran, Esq.

I grew up in Washington, DC and attended Saint John’s College High School and George Washington University.  I was an athlete growing up and played basketball at SJC and GWU.  I sincerely believe that athletics has helped me be a competitor in the courtroom and shapes my view when I litigate a case, be it civil or criminal.


I graduated from George Mason Law School in 1985 and began my legal career as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in the Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for Robert Horan.  I tried more than a thousand misdemeanor cases and over sixty felony jury trials during my tenure.


Following my training as a prosecutor, I became an associate in the commercial litigation section of a large law firm with a Fairfax outpost named Miles and Stockbridge.  I had not intended to practice in the area of criminal defense, however I discovered during the representation of a corporate client’s son that people needed effective, clear counsel in order to guide them through the criminal justice system.  The only difference I see between my clients and myself is that they have paperwork to prove that they have made mistakes.


I decided to move my family to the Shenandoah Valley, having decided that country life was preferable to the city pace and traffic in Northern Virginia.  My practice has grown along with Harrisonburg and James Madison University and I maintain a busy practice in representing many individuals and businesses.