Brian H. Jones
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Brian H. Jones
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Brian H. Jones


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Richmond, Virginia
(804) 796-1000
(804) 796-1730
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I have been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 1992.  Although I have a lengthy history of practicing in the area of Criminal Defense, I primarily concentrate on Family Law, Civil Litigation and Personal Injury Law.  In addition to my trial practice, I have argued numerous cases in the state and federal appellate courts.  We are honored that you have chosen Barnes & Diehl, and I look forward to representing you.

Professional Experience:

Since July 2002, I have served with Barnes & Diehl, P.C.  Prior to my joining Barnes & Diehl, P.C., I was a partner in Jones & Associates, Pitney, Jones & Fantl, PLC and Kaestner, Pitney & Jones, P.C.

  • Admitted to all Virginia Trial Courts, the Virginia Court of Appeals, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

Education:

  • University of North Carolina , B.S., Political Science & Economics (1988)
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Juris Doctor (1992)

Professional Appointments:

  • Awarded Virginia Leader in the Law by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2016)
  • Voted “Top 50” lawyers in Richmond by Super Lawyers (2014-Current)
  • Voted “Top 100” lawyers in Virginia by Super Lawyers (2014-Current)
  • Included in Best Lawyers in America (2009–Current)
  • Certified Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (2006-Current)
  • Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter (2007)
  • Voted Super Lawyer, Top Family Lawyers in Virginia, Richmond Magazine Law & Politics (2006-Current)
  • Voted Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine (2005-Current)
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors (2016 – present)
  • Chairman, Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Board of Governors Membership Committee (2016-2017)
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (2004-2005)
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section (2005-2006)
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Professional Competency Committee (2004-2005)
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee (2004-2005)
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee (2003-2005)
  • Member, Amicus Curiae Committee of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2007-Current)
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Metro Richmond Family Law Association
  • Member, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association

Law School Honors & Awards

  • President, Student Bar Association (1991–1992)
  • Winner, Carrico Moot Court Competition (1990)
  • Winner, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition (1991)
  • National Moot Court Team (1990-1992)
  • National Trial Team (1991-1992)
  • Awarded Order of the Barristers (excellence in Oral Advocacy)

Published Works

            “Domestic Relations for the Virginia General Practitioner,” Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Fall 2003

Representative Cases

  • Confidential $2 million settlement (maximum available under medical malpractice cap at the time) for medical malpractice case in Chesterfield County. (2013)
  • Confidential $3 million settlement (maximum insurance available) in automobile accident case in Chesterfield County (2011)
  • Curry v. Marlowe, won $1.7 Million Judgment in an automobile accident case. (Warren County Circuit Court 2007, largest known personal injury verdict ever in that court)
  • Howard v. Howard (Virginia Court of Appeals 2010)
  • McIlwain v. McIlwain (Virginia Court of Appeals 2008)
  • Dowtin v. Dowtin (Virginia Court of Appeals 2007)
  • Bullano v. Bullano (Virginia Court of Appeals 2006)
  • Newman v. Newman (Virginia Court of Appeals 2004)
  • Samuel v. Samuel (Virginia Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Bazzle v. Bazzle (Virginia Court of Appeals 2002)
  • Lehman v. Lehman (Virginia Court of Appeals 2002)
  • Mediko, P.C. v. Liberty Healthcare Corporation (U.S. Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals 2000)
  • Johnson v. Commonwealth (Virginia Court of Appeals 1998)

Classes & Seminars Taught

  • “A Re-Examination of the Duty of Truthfulness Occasioned Upon the Proposed Amendments to Rules 1.6 and 3.3 of the Rules of Professional Conduct,” Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Annual Family Law Seminar, October, 2016
  • Spousal Support Mock Trial, Presenter and Moderator, Richmond Bench-Bar Conference, October, 2013
  • “Presenting the Case – Income for Purposes of Spousal Support: Defining,  Measuring and Testifying,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat, February, 2013
  • “Innovative and Creative Ways of Proving Income in Support Cases,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Virginia Trial Lawyer Association/National Center for Family Law Joint Seminar, January, 2013
  • “A Primer on Navigating Evidentiary Issues in Divorce Cases,: Metro Richmond Family Law, October, 2011
  • “Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce,” National Business Institute, October, 2012
  • “Virginia Family Law Update,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Paralegal Seminar, November, 2009
  • “Good, Better, Best:  Perfecting the Appeal of Your Family Law Case,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Virginia CLE, January, 2008
  • “Relocation of Children Out of State,” Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, December, 2007
  • “Ask the Expert,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, October, 2007
  • “Update on the Law,” Virginia State Bar Family Law Section seminar, October, 2007
  • “Legislative Update,” Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, March, 2007
  • “Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces,” “Failure to Understand Asset Types” and “Failure to Understand Tax Consequences of Assets,” National Business Institute, March, 2007
  • Moderator, Virginia Law Foundation/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Divorce Practice Seminar, “Family Law for the Baby Boomers,” January, 2007.
  • “Child Support and Spousal Support in Virginia,” Virginia Poverty Law Center’s “Breaking the Cycle of Domestic and Sexual Violence,” December, 2006
  • “QDROs and Other Pension Issues Involved in Divorces,” Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference, November, 2006
  • Presenter, Annual Statewide Legal Aid Conference, ‘Trial Tips for Family Law Cases,’ November, 2005.”
  • “A Primer on Hearsay and Authentication Issues in Family Law Cases,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2005
  • “Direct and Cross-Examinations of Expert Witnesses in Custody and Relocation Cases,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2004
  • “The Care and Feeding of Guardians ad Litem in Custody Cases,” Richmond Bar Association, 2003
  • Moderator, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2003
  • “The Proficient Paralegal, Current Issues in Domestic Relations Practice,” Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003 
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