Craig W. Sampson
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Craig W. Sampson


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Richmond, Virginia
(804) 796-1000
(804) 796-1730
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My name is Craig Sampson.  I am licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia with more than twenty years of experience.  I devote my practice to Family Law, Personal Injury, and select state and federal Criminal Law matters.  We are honored that you have chosen Barnes & Diehl, and I look forward to representing you.

Professional Experience:

  • Barnes & Diehl, P.C. (2006-Present), Practice focuses on Family Law, Personal Injury, and select state and federal Criminal Law matters.
  • University of Richmond (2016)
    • Adjunct professor of Law, Family Law Ethics, for the University of Richmond School of Law
  • Sampson Law Firm, PLC (2003-2006)
  • Principal of Firm devoted to Family Law and Criminal Defense.
    • Practice encompassed both trial and appellate levels in the state and federal systems.
  • Law Office of Craig W. Sampson (1996-2003)
    • Law practice devoted to Family Law and Criminal Defense.
    • Practice encompassed both trial and appellate levels in the state and federal systems.

Education:

  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1993
  • University of Virginia, B.A. 1990

Bar Admissions:

  • United States Supreme Court, 2004
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, 1999
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
  • Supreme Court of Virginia, 1993
  • Virginia State Bar, 1993

Recognitions & Awards:

  • Selected a Leader in Law 2017, Virginia Lawyer’s Weekly
  • Selected to Virginia Super Lawyers (2016-2020)

Presentations & Engagements:

  • Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Trial Skills: presenter as to family law appellate case updates: October 2016
  • 34th Annual Family Law Seminar, “Hot Topics in Domestic Practice Today”: presenter as to family law appellate case updates: October 2015
  • Bench Bar Conference 2015, “Keeping It Safe – Dealing with the Potentially Violent”; organizer and moderator; October 2015
  • National Business Institute Family Law Seminar; “Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law”; presenter on ethics in family law; October 2014
  • 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar; “Negotiating, Drafting, Attacking and Defending Marital Agreements”; presenter as to family law appellate case law updates; October 2014
  • 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar; “Your Second Bite at the Apple, Handling Family Law Appeals”; presenter as to family law appellate case law updates; October 2013
  • 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar; “Hot Topics in Family Law Practice Today”; presenter as to family law appellate case law updates; April 2014
  • Bench Bar Conference 2013; “You be the Judge – Handling the Spousal Support Case”; presenter as to spousal support litigation; October 2013
  • 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar; “Understanding, Handling and Protecting Your Client’s Assets”; presenter as to family law appellate case law updates; April 2013
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Training Seminar; “Preparing the Criminal Trial File”; presenter as to effective paralegal support for criminal cases; Richmond, Virginia; 2012
  • Bench Bar Conference; “Maximizing Results in Your Protective Order Case”; moderator in panel discussion of protective orders; 2011
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar; “The Relationship Between Domestic Assault and Firearm Rights”; presenter as to firearm rights and family law cases; Roanoke, Norfolk, Fairfax; 2011
  • Advanced Family Law Seminar; “Violence in the Home”; presenter on domestic assault cases and firearm rights; 2010
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys Annual Meeting; “Navigating the Intersections of Criminal and Family Law”; 2010
  • Judge, University of Virginia Law School First Year Moot Court competition, 2010
  • Judge, University of Richmond Law School Moot Court Competition, 2010
  • New Judge Training Mock Trial Program, 2004

Civic & Other Activities:

  • First Presbyterian Church – former elder and deacon

Bar Associations — Current Professional Appointments:

  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, President in 2016-2017
  • Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (former Board member)

Bar Associations –Past Professional Appointments:

  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Treasurer
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association
  • President, Federal Bar Association, Richmond
  • Greater Richmond Juvenile Bar Association
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Board Member

Published Articles:

  • “New Relief from Rental Agreements for Victims of Domestic Violence”; published in the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, Spring edition 2014.
  • “Tortious Interference with Parental Rights”; published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Fall edition 2012.
  • “Update on the Collateral Consequences of the ‘Simple’ Domestic Assault and Battery”; published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Fall edition 2010.
  • “The Impact of Driving Under the Influence Charges on Visitation”; published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Winter edition 2009.
  • “Collateral Consequences of the “Simple” Domestic Assault and Battery”; published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Spring edition 2009.
  • “Virginia Domestic Relations Law, Criminal Law and Firearms”; published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Winter edition 2007.

Select Appellate Cases (Published):

  • United States v. Henry Hill, 543 U.S. 1114, 125 S.Ct. 1085 (U.S.Sup.Ct., 2005)
  • United States v. Vincent Eura, 440 F.3d 625 (4th Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Erskine Hartwell, 448 F.3d 707 (4th Cir. 2006)
  • United States v. Leo Hinson, 2006 U.S. App.Lexis 18893 (4th Circuit, 2006)
  • Jerry Deon Smith v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 38 Va. App. 840, 568 S.E.2d 462 (Va.Ct.App, 2002)
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