Ann Brakke Campfield
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Ann Brakke Campfield


Richmond, Virginia
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Ann Brakke Campfield is an active member of the family law bar. She served as President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association from 1998-1999.

Professional Experience:

  • Barnes & Diehl, P.C. (2000-Present)
  • Morano, Colan, and Butler, Richmond, Virginia (1988-2000)
  • National Legal Research Group, Charlottesville, Virginia (1986-1988)
  • Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan, and Mitchell, Winchester, Virginia (1981-1986)


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, 1981) Order of the Coif
  • Lynchburg College (Master of Arts in Teaching)
  • Stratford College (B.A., cum laude, in English)

Areas of Practice:

  • Family Law
  • Collaborative Law
  • Divorce
  • Equitable Distribution
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

Professional Memberships &Activities:

  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • Member of the Collaborative Professionals of Richmond and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
  • Member, Secretary of Health and Human Resources Triennial Child Support Guideline Review Panel (September 2001 – October 2002)
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, President (1999-2000)
  • Bench-Bar Conference Planning Committee, Chairman Juvenile and Domestic Relations Subcommittee (1999)
  • Vice‑President (1998-1999) Secretary/Treasurer (1997-1998)


  • Co-author and editor of “Commissioner in Chancery Practice” outline for Virginia Trial Lawyers Association seminar (1993)
  • Co-author of “Dischargeability in Bankruptcy of Support and Other Obligations Arising Out of Divorce” an article published in the Virginia Lawyer (1990)

Representative Cases:

  • McIlwain v. McIlwain, 52 Va. App., 666 S.E. 2d 538 (2008)
  • Alexander v. Flowers, 51 Va. App., 658 S.E. 2d 355 (2008)
  • McKinnon v. McKinnon, Record No. 1875-05-2, Va Court of Appeals (March 2006)
  • Lazarchic v. Lazarchic, Record No. 0458-04-2, Va Court of Appeals (2005)
  • West v. West, Record No. 0075-03-2, Va Court of Appeals (2003)
  • Zasler v. Zasler, Record No. 0564-02-2, Va Court of Appeals (2003)
  • Gilman v. Gilman, 32 Va. App. 104; 526 S.E. 2d 763 (2000)
  • Rowe v. Rowe, 24 Va. App. 123, 480 S.E. 2d 760 (1997)

Honors & Awards:

  • Listed as a Best Lawyer in America for Family Law (2012-2017)
  • Named a Super Lawyer by Richmond Magazine (2014-2020)
  • Listed in Virginia’s Best Lawyers for Family Law (2013–2015)

Classes and Seminars Taught:

  • Presented Update on Case Law and Trends in Equitable Distribution to the Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts on November 10, 2005 and December 4, 2008
  • Panelist, “Finding Evidence and Knowing How to Use It in Court,” Virginia CLE Seminar (November 2000)
  • Lecturer, “Bulletproof Your Agreement: Practice Tips and Traps,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (July 2000)
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