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John Simpson Moss, Jr.



  • Hampden Sydney College, B.A. (Political Science) 2002
  • Cumberland School of Law of Sanford University, Juris Doctor, 2005, Cum Laude


  • American Journal of Trial Advocacy - Articles Editor
  • Virginia State Bar 
  • Fredericksburg Bar Association

Employment History

  • Law Clerk-Hare, Wynn, Newell & Newton, LLP- 2004-2005
  • Associate- Scott, Van Lear & Payne, LLP- 2005-2006
  • Associate- Rinehart, Butler, Hodge & Moss, PLC- 2006-2008
  • Partner- Rinehart, Butler, Hodge, Moss & Bryant, PLC- 2008-2021
  • Partner- Butler Moss O'Neal, PLC – 2021-present

Practice Areas

  • Domestic Relations 
  • Divorce
  • Custody
  • Visitation
  • Child Support
  • Spousal Support
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Defense
  • Best of the Burg 2022
  • Best Law Firm: Best of the Burg
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    - Former Client

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    - Former Client
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