Jenny Brody


Jenny Brody is the co-founder of BrodyKling, PLLC, a DC family law firm.  She has practiced family law in Washington, DC for more than ten years.  As the Co-Founder and Co-Executive Director of the DC Volunteer Lawyers Project, from 2008 to 2016, Ms. Brody provided legal assistance to hundreds of domestic violence survivors in Civil Protection Order cases, as well as in divorce, custody and child support matters.  As a member of the DC Superior Court Counsel for Child Abuse and Neglect Panel, Ms. Brody represented children as a court-appointed Guardian ad litem and also represented adoptive parents in adoption petitions.  Ms. Brody has devoted substantial time to improving the court system, as a participant in the DC Superior Court Domestic Relations and Domestic Violence Implementation Committees.  She played a role in promulgating Guardian ad litem Practice Standards, through the Council for Court Excellence and in DC Superior Court. Ms. Brody is a recognized expert in domestic violence and family law issues, presenting numerous training programs in these areas for lawyers, judges, social workers, medical professionals and domestic violence advocates.  Prior to practicing family law, Ms. Brody worked in private practice, at Rogovin, Huge & Schiller and at Powers, Pyles & Sutter.  She served as an attorney at the United States Department of Justice, Civil Appellate Staff.  She clerked for the Hon. Irving L. Goldberg, of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.  Ms. Brody has a B.A. summa cum laude from University of Pennsylvania, and J.D. magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.  Ms. Brody was recognized by the Women’s Bar Association of DC as a Star of the Bar in 2009 and 2014, and was honored as Washingtonian of the Year in 2015.