- Local Government Attorneys (LGA) presenter on subdivision law, 2007
- American Institute of Architects, Virginia Chapter presenter on Zoning Law, 2006
- Virginia Zoning Officials (VZO) presenter on “Preparing for Court Testimony,” 2005
John McBride’s effectiveness as a land use attorney is built upon his accumulated experience; established reputation among staff and elected officials throughout localities in Northern Virginia; and an ability to build consensus through factual, detailed presentation of information. Prior to attending law school, John worked as a City Planner, a land acquisition and right-of-way agent, and a real estate leasing agent for local governments in Northern Virginia. This decade of experience provides him with invaluable insight into local government officials’ perspectives on land development projects.
John’s practice is focused on land use and development law, as well as eminent domain and real estate tax appeal litigation. His clients include places of worship, developers and builders of both residential and commercial projects, nonprofit charitable organizations, and businesses that own real estate.
John has been listed among Virginia Business magazine’s “Legal Elite” for Real Estate four times, and was selected by his peers for inclusion in the 2015-2017 Best Lawyers in America® listings for Land Use and Zoning Law. John has been admitted as an expert witness in the Circuit Court of Fairfax County, the Circuit Court for the Town of Culpeper, the Circuit Court for the City of Manassas, and the US Bankruptcy court for the Eastern District of Virginia, Alexandria Division.