Jennifer M. Fox


Mechanicsville, Virginia
(804) 796-1000
(804) 569-5501
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Jennifer Fox has more than 20 years of legal experience and focuses her practice primarily on family law, but also family related criminal matters.  She handles divorce cases of all levels of complexity including custody, visitation, child support, spousal support and other domestic relations issues. 

Jennifer graduated from James Madison University in 1991 and received her J.D. from the District of Columbia School of Law in 1995, where she graduated with honors.

Jennifer is a leader in her both field and her community.  She is presently a member of the Richmond Metropolitan Family Law Bar; Metropolitan Richmond Woman’s Bar; Lewis F. Powell, Jr. American Inn of Court, and Hanover Bar Associations.  Through the years, Jennifer has been a moderator and featured speaker at continuing legal education programs at the Richmond Bench-Bar Conference and other bar association forums on the topic of spousal support and protective orders. 

She lives in Hanover County with her husband and is passionate about meeting the needs of the underserved in her community.  Currently, she is President of the Ashland Rotary Club and Chairman of the Board of the Patrick Henry YMCA.  While serving as Vice President of the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richmond, she led the committee to extend its services to Hanover County.  She has mentored high school students and been a speaker for the “So you are 18” legal rights and responsibility program at Lee-Davis and Patrick Henry schools.

Professional Experience:

  • Barnes & Diehl, P.C. (2015-Present)
  • Director, Batzli Stiles Butler, PC (2010-2015)
  • Sole Practitioner, Jennifer Marie Fox, P.C. (2003-2010)
  • Chenault Law Offices, Hanover, Virginia (2001)
  • Office of Public Defender, Fredericksburg, Virginia (1998-2000)
  • Chenault & Trible, PLC, Hanover, Virginia (1997-1998)


  • J.D. – District of Columbia School of Law, Washington, District of Columbia Honors: Cum Laude; Law Review: DCSL Law Review (1994-1995)
  • B.S., Political  Science – James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Virginia (1991)

Bar Admission:

  • Virginia (1996)

Honors and Awards:

  • Leaders In The Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2020)
  • Influential Women of Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2020)
  • Nina Peace – Public Service Award (2020)

Civic & Community Involvement:

  • Chairman Board, Patrick Henry YMCA (Present)
  • Member, Hanover Rotary Club (Present)
  • Presenter “So your 18”; informational lecture on rights and responsibilities in Hanover High Schools
  • Mentor, Law Students UofR Law School (2016-2017)
  • Board Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Richmond (1998-2002)

Professional Associations & Memberships / Pro Bono Activities:

  • Member, Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court (2017-Present)
  • Board Member, Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (2008- 2011)
  • President & Board Member, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (2008-2011)
  • Board, Member, Hanover County Bar Association (1998-Present)

Pro Bono Activities:

  • Court Appointed Representation of Criminal Defendants (1998-2010)
  • Revised Domestic Relations Family Law Pamphlet (2009-2010)

Classes & Seminars Taught:

  • Spousal Support CLE, 2014
  • Moderator, Juvenile Court Judges – Local Practices, Protective Orders, Metro Richmond Family Law, (2010 – 2016)
  • Co-Author, “Are the ‘New” Rules of Evidence Really New?,” Virginia State Bar Annual Family Law Seminar, 2012
  • Speaker, Metro Richmond Bench – Bar Conference, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, 2010
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