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John N. Rodock


John Rodock focuses his practice on tax and estate planning for individuals and the representation of tax-exempt organizations.

Professional Biography

John Rodock focuses his practice on tax and estate planning for individuals and the representation of tax-exempt organizations.

Mr. Rodock advises clients on estate planning, income taxation, estate and gift taxation, trust administration and probate matters, and trust and estate controversies.

As general counsel to several large and small nonprofit organizations, he collaborates with his colleagues at Baker Donelson to provide tax-exempt groups with a broad range of legal services, including matters involving corporate law, employment law, government and other contracts, dispute resolutions, joint ventures, risk management, real estate and leases, employee benefits, intellectual property and tax law.

Mr. Rodock's work approach is service oriented. He prides himself in being responsive to his clients' needs and giving every client personal attention.

An active member of national and local bar associations, Mr. Rodock has led a number of civic and community nonprofits. He currently serves on the board of the Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation and the Virginia Sports Hall of Fame.

Professional Memberships

  • Member – American Bar Association
    • Section on Real Property, Probate and Trust Law
    • Section on Taxation
  • Member – District of Columbia Bar Association
    • Section on Taxation
    • Section on Trusts and Estates
  • Member – Virginia State Bar
    • Section on Trusts and Estates
  • Member – Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll (2020 – 2021)


  • Recipient – Baker Donelson's Washington, D.C. Office Pro Bono Award (2022)

Community Service

  • Divorce Resource Network
  • Falls Church Chamber of Commerce
    • Board of Directors and Past Chair of Legislative Committee
  • Falls Church Public Library
    • Past Chair – Board of Trustees
  • Trustee – Mary Riley Styles Public Library Foundation
  • Northern Virginia Senior Alliance
  • Board of Directors – Virginia Sports Hall of Fame


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1982
  • University of Notre Dame, B.B.A., 1978


  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia
  • Court of Appeals of the District of Columbia
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court

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