Lawrence D. Diehl
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Lawrence D. Diehl


Location: Richmond, Virginia
Phone: (804) 796-1000
(804) 414-1751
Fax: (804) 796-1730
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Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND:

  • UNDERGRADUATE:  Bucknell University (B.A., 1971, Political Science & Russian)
  • LAW SCHOOL:  Marshall-Wythe School of Law (J.D., 1974), Associate Editor, William & Mary Law Review (1973-1974)

EXPERIENCE:

  • BARNES & DIEHL, P.C. (April 9, 2007 to Present) Partner
    • Practice limited to family law
  • LAWRENCE D. DIEHL, ATTORNEY (July 1, 1992 to April 6, 2007)
    • Sole practice limited to family law
  • MARKS and HARRISON, P.C. (November, 1985 to June 30, 1992)
    • Director.  Lead trial counsel in complex litigation involving Federal/State developer’s suits.  Since 1987 practice has been exclusively limited to Family Law
  • SPERO and DIEHL (1975 – November, 1985)
    • Partner.  General Practice Firm with emphasis onDomestic Relations Law
  • SPERO and LEVINSON, Petersburg, Virginia (1974-75)
    • Associate, general practice with emphasis on criminal and domestic relations.

TREATISES:

  • Co-Author: Swisher, Diehl, & Cottrell, Va. Family Law: Theory and Practice (The Harrison Company, 1991) (now published by Reuters Thomson)

ACTIVITIES:

  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers [(1990-present; Member, Legislative Committee, 1991 (Chairman, 1993-2000)]; Virginia Chapter (President, 1999-2001)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar (1988-1995) (Chairman)
  • Legislative Subcommittee, 1988-1996, Sec. & Treasurer 1992-93, Vice-Chairman 1993-94, Chairman 1994-95)
  • Member, ABA Family Law Section, Federal Legislative Task Force Committee (1994-98)
  • Member, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (1992-current) (Sec.-Treas., 1995-96, Vice-President 1996-97, President 1997-98)
  • Board of Directors, Southside Virginia Legal Service, Inc., 1974- 1998 (President, 1978-1987)
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc., 1985-1991 (President, 1987-1990)
  • Conference Member, Boyd-Graves Conference (1990 – current)
  • Member, Virginia State Professionalism Course Faculty, Virginia State Bar (2001-2004)
  • Member, Virginia Family Law Bar Coalition, Virginia Bar Association (2000-current)

LEGISLATIVE ACTIVITIES:

  • Member, Subcommittee of Child Support Enforcement Advisory Committee, Sec’t of Health & Human Services, Guidelines For DCSE Representation in J&DR Court (1989)
  • Primary Author/Drafter, SB90/HB606-1990 Legislative Amendments to §20-107.3 of the Code relating to transmutation/classification of property in divorce.  Also drafted “Comments And Analysis” of  statute which was primary legislative history of Amendments
  • Chairman, House Joint Resolution No. 57, Legislative Study Committee on Equitable Distribution (Virginia General Assembly, 1990-91)
  • Chairman, House Joint Resolution No. 430, Legislative Study of Survivor Annuities in Pension and Life Insurance (Virginia General Assembly, 1991-92)
  • Member, Family Court Planning Advisory Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia (1993-95)
  • Co-Chairman, House Joint Resolution No. 439, Legislative Study on Rehabilitative Alimony (Virginia General Assembly, 1995-96)
  • Member, House Joint Resolution No. 141, Co-author House Document No. 43 (1999), Legislative Study on Shared Custody Child Support Guidelines (Virginia General Assembly, 1998-99)
  • Member, Child Support Quadrennial Review Panel, Secretary of Health and Human Resources (1999)
  • Member, VBA Family Law Coalition (1996-current)
  • Member, Child Support Triennial Review Panel, Secretary of Health and Human Resources (2001-2004)
  • Member, Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel, Appointed by Governor Mark Warner (2005-2008)
  • Member, Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel, Appointed by Governor Terry McCauliffe (2014-2018)
  • Primary Drafter, Statute on Life Insurance for Spousal Support, HB2289 (2017), §20-107.1:1.
  • Primary Drafter, Statute on Spousal Support and Retirement, SB640 (2018), §20-107.1 and 109
  • Co-Drafter, Statute on Mixed Child Support Guidelines, HB1361 (2018), §20-108.2

VIRGINIA LECTURES:

  • “Law Everyone Should Know” Series, Richard Bland College, Chester, VA (1976-82)
  • “The Law of Transmutation in Virginia,” Seventh Annual Family Law Seminar, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1988)
  • “Child Support Guidelines: 1989 Legislative Amendments And Its Practical Implementation By The Family Practitioner,” Richmond Bar Association, Family Law Section (March, 1989)
  • “The Equitable Distribution Of Transmuted Property In Virginia,” 1989 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1989) (Lecturer, Co-Chairman and Moderator)
  • “The Effective Organization and Management of a Family Law Practice,” Eighth Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1989)
  • “Economic Consequences Of Divorce,” Lynchburg Family Court Orientation And Training Seminar (January 15, 1990) (Lynchburg, VA)
  • “Family Law Issues: A Trial Demonstration”/Transmutation: The Changing Character of Property,” 1990 VTLA Annual Convention (April 20, 1990) (Lecturer and Author of Outline)
  • “An Introduction To Virginia’s New Statute On Transmutation And Property Classification In Divorce Suits,” Sixth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (April 27, 1990)
  • “Jumping Into The New Marital Pool:  Transmutation, Discovery and Tracing Under the 1990 Amendments,” 1990 VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar (The Nuts and Bolts of Business Valuations) (July, 1990)
  • “Virginia’s New Hybrid Classification Statute:  How to Jump Into the New Marital Pool Without Drowning,” Ninth Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1990)
  • “1991 Legislative Update,” Seventh Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Divorce and Uncle Sam), Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (April 26, 1991)
  • “1991 Legislative and Case Update,” 1991 VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar (Road Map To Success) (July, 1991)
  • “The Retroactive/Prospective Application of Equitable Distribution Statutory Amendments:  A Procedural Never- Never Land,” Tenth Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1991)
  • “PSA’s: The Key Provisions And How To Write Them,” Eleventh Annual Family Law Seminar (The Art of  Negotiating,Drafting and Enforcing PSA’s) (July, 1992)
  • “Legislative Update: 1992 Session,” Eleventh Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1992)
  • “Legislative Update: 1993 Session,” Ninth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Understanding and Handling Retirement Benefits) (April 30, 1993)
  • “Oral Argument,” Virginia CLE (Making An Appeal to the Court of Appeals of Virginia) (June 4, 1993)
  • “Equitable Distribution: Thoughts on 30 Thorny Issues,” Virginia CLE (September, 1993)
  • “Legislative Update,” Twelfth Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1993)
  • “Efficient Production of Paperwork,” Tenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Achieving Efficiency and Profitability in Your Matrimonial Practice) (April 29, 1994)
  • “UIFSA: Virginia’s Adoption of the new Interstate Support Act,” 13th Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia State Bar CLE Lecture Series (November, 1994)
  • “How to Level the Playing Field – She Wants the Family Business,” 6th Annual Cutting Edge Seminar, Lynchburg Family Law Section (February 20, 1995) (Lynchburg, VA)
  • “Legislative Update:  1995 General Assembly Session,” Eleventh Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Use of Experts) (April 28, 1995)
  • “Equitable Distribution of Property in Virginia,” Center For Dispute Resolution (Division of Property:  A  Mediator’s Roadmap to Successful Negotiations) (May 5, 1995) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Family Law Update,” College of William & Mary, School of Law (June 5, 1995) (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “Annual Survey In the Law, Family Law,” Richmond Bar Association (June 9, 1995) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 1995 General Assembly Session,” 1995 VTLA Annual Family Law Seminar (July, 1995)
  • “Divorce: Seventeen Select Issues In Settlement and Support,” Virginia CLE (September, 1995)
  • “Court Administration – J&D Court Practice,” Richmond Bench – Bar Conference (September 21, 1995)
  • “Legislative Update: 1996 General Assembly Session,” Twelfth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Experts In Custody Cases) (April 19, 1996) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 1996 General Assembly Session,” 1996 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1996)
  • “High-Tech in the Courtroom – Effective Use Of Videos, Overheads and Computers,” Virginia CLE with Va.  Chapter AAML (Demonstrative Evidence) (September, 1996)
  • “Legislative Update: 1997 General Assembly Session,” Thirteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (Bringing Your Practice Into The Computer Age) (May 8, 1997) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Asset Distribution In Divorce Settlements,” VA Chapter AAML CLE Seminar (September 16, 23, 1997) (Fairfax and Richmond, VA)
  • “The 1997 Tax Act And Other Federal Legislation,” Sixteenth Annual Family Law Seminar, Va. State Bar CLE (November, 1997) (Roanoke & Richmond, VA)
  • “Hot Topics and New Tax Laws Affecting Family Practitioners,” Richmond Bar Association (January 28, 1998) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Preventing Legal Malpractice Claims and Ethical Claims: 1998 Update – Family Law,” Va. State Bar and American National Lawyers Insurance Reciprocal (April 21, 1998) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Beyond Title 20 – Essential Issues For Family Law Practitioners,” Fourteenth Annual Advanced Family Law  Seminar (1998 Legislative Update and Military Law) (April 30, 1998) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 1998 Session,” 1998 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1998)
  • “Virginia’s New Statute On Rehabilitative Alimony: How To Present And Argue Your Case,” VA Chapter AAML CLE (October 7, 8, 1998) (Fairfax and Richmond, VA)
  • “How Do I Survive The Appellate Process,” Seventeenth Annual Family Law Seminar, Va. State Bar CLE (November, 1998) (Fairfax and Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 1999 Session,” Fifteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 29, 1999) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Barker v. Barker,” A Case Analysis,” Virginia State Bar, Annual Meeting (June 18, 1999) (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 1999 General Assembly Session,” 1999 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1999)
  • “Professional Goodwill in Virginia,” VA Chapter AAML CLE Seminar (September 14, 15, 1999) (Richmond and Fairfax, VA)
  • “Grandparent’s Rights,” VALS Fall Institute (September 18, 1999) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2000 General Assembly Session,” Sixteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE (May 19, 2000)
  • “Legislative Update: 2000 General Assembly Session,” 2000 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 2000)
  • “Negative Non-Monetary Contributions Under O’Loughlin,” VA Chapter AAML CLE (October 6, 2000) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Hot Topics In Child Support,” 12th Annual Cutting Edge Seminar, Lynchburg Bar Association (February 19, 2000) (Lynchburg, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2001 General Assembly Session,” Seventeenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE (April 27, 2001) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update:  2001 General Assembly Session,” 2000 VTLA Family Law Seminar (June, 2001) (Norfolk, Fairfax and Richmond, VA)
  • “New Rules Under The UCCJEA,” VA Chapter AAML CLE Seminar (January 17, 2002) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information,” Virginia Family Law Practice For Paralegals (February 15, 2002) (Richmond, VA)
  • “UCCJEA/UIFSA,” 13th Annual Cutting Edge Seminar, Lynchburg Bar Association (February 18, 2002) (Lynchburg, VA)
  • “Legislative and Case Update: 2001 General Assembly Session,” Eighteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 26, 2002) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Divorce and Equitable Distribution: Is a Non-injured Spouse Entitled to a Portion of Your Client’s Settlement?” 2002 VTLA Family Law Seminar (May 2 and May 14, 2002) (Richmond and Fairfax, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2002 General Assembly Session,” 2002 VTLA Family Law Seminar (June, 2002) (Richmond and Fairfax, VA)
  • “Update on Relocation Cases,” VA Chapter AAML Seminar (January 16, 2003) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2003 General Assembly Session,” Nineteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar (May 9, 2003) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Sullivan v. Knick – Relocation Case Analysis,” VA State Bar Annual Meeting (June 20, 2003) (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Who Has The Burden of Proof and For How Long?  Issues In Equitable Distribution,” 2004 Annual Meeting, Virginia Bar Association (January 15, 2004) (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “Calculating and Obtaining Alimony and Child Support,” Virginia Family Law Practice For Paralegals, HMS (February 6, 2004) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2004 General Assembly Session,” 2004 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 2004)
  • “The Burden of Proof in Equitable Distribution Cases,” VBA/CLE Seminar (August 18, 2004) (Fairfax, VA)
  • Legislative Update:  2005 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (May 6, 2005) (Richmond, VA)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, “Valuation of Professional Practices,” Annual Meeting (March 23, 2006) (Homestead, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2006 General Assembly Session,” VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 28, 2006) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2006 General Assembly Session,” 2006 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July 11 & 27, 2006) (Richmond & Fairfax, VA)
  • “Legislative Update: 2007 General Assembly Session,” VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 27, 2007) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Jurisdictional Issues: Where Do I File This Case?,” Virginia State Bar Annual Seminar (October 23 & 30, 2007) (Fairfax & Richmond, VA)
  • “Motions Practice, Attorneys Fee Awards, Effective Techniques of Oral Argument and Remedies on Appeal,” 2008 VA CLE/AAML (January 17, 2008) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2008 General Assembly Session,” VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 25, 2008) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2008 General Assembly Session, 2008 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July 1 & 17, 2008) (Richmond & Norfolk, VA)
  • “Current Issues on Equitable Distribution,” Arlington Bar Association (October 14, 2008) (Arlington, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2009 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2009) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2009 General Assembly Session, 2009 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 2009) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2010 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2010) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2010 General Assembly Session, 2009 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 2010) (Richmond & Norfolk, VA)
  • “The CPA Expert In Divorce: Business Valuations,” Virginia Society of CPAs, Annual Seminar (September 23, 2010) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2011 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2011) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2011 General Assembly Session, 2011 VTLA Family Law Seminar (May, 2011) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2012 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April 2012) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2012 General Assembly Session, 2012 VTLA Family Law Seminar (2012) (Richmond, VA)
  • “Presenting the Argument and Reviewing the Decision,” 32nd Annual Family Law Seminar: Appealing Your Case, Virginia State Bar (Norfolk & Fairfax, VA) (October, 2013)
  • Legislative Update: 2013 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2013) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2014) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session, 2014 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September 24, 2014)
  • Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2015) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session, 2015 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September 24, 2015)
  • “David v. David: A Goliath Change in the Burden of Proof,” 2015 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September 24, 2015)
  • “The Imputator: Navigating a Support Issue That Will Always Be Back,” Richmond Bar Association, Bench-Bar Conference (October 22, 2015) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2015 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2015) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2015 General Assembly Session, 2015 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September, 2015)
  • Legislative Update: 2016 General Assembly Session, 2016 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September, 2016)
  • Legislative Update: 2016 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2016) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2017 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2017) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2017 General Assembly Session, 2017 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September, 2017)
  • Legislative Update: 2018 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2018) (Richmond, VA)
  • Legislative Update: 2018 General Assembly Session, 2018 VTLA Family Law Seminar (September, 2018)
  • Legislative Update: 2018 General Assembly Session, 2018 Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar Association, Family Law Seminars (October 3 and 9, 2018)
  • Legislative Update: 2019 General Assembly Session, VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar (April, 2019) (Richmond, VA)

NATIONAL LECTURES:

  • “Legislative Proposals,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-year Conference (March 4, 1994) (Phoenix, Arizona)
  • “Management and Marketing for the Small Firm Family Law Practitioner,” 1995 National CLE Conference – Family  Law, Law Education Institute, Inc. (January 14, 1995) (Vail, Colorado)
  • “Update on Family Law,” Virginia State Bar Mid-Year Meeting (November, 1995) (Maui, Hawaii)
  • “Federal Issues: New Arrivals,” American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Mid-Year Meeting (March 8, 1996) (Koloa, Hawaii)
  • “The Latest From Capital Hill: Federal Legislation Impacting on Family Law,” 1996 National CLE Conference-Family Law, Law Education Institute, Inc. and BNA (March 28, 1996) (Washington, D.C.)
  • “Seeing is Believing: The Art of Visual Persuasion,” American Bar Association, Section of Family Law, Spring CLE Meeting (April 13, 1996) (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “From Start To Finish,” UIFSA Training, ABA Judicial Educators Conference (May 16, 1996) (Tysons Corner, VA)
  • “Federalization-Where Do We Go From Here,” Maryland Chapter AAML, Second Annual Symposium (November 11, 1997) (Chapel Hill, Maryland)
  • “Interstate Child Support Enforcement,” State of The Family 2009, University of Richmond- National Center For Family Law (September 14, 2009) (Richmond, VA)

JUDICIAL TRAINING LECTURES:

  • “Family Law Legislation & Transmutation,” Regional Conference of Circuit Court Judges, Central & Southside Virginia (October, 1988)
  • “Equitable Distribution: An Update,” 1989 Circuit Court Judicial Conference of Virginia, CLE Program, Training Session for Circuit Court Judges (October 2-3, 1989) (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “Economic Consequences of Divorce,” Experimental Family Court Pilot Program, Training Conference, Sponsor: Supreme Court of Virginia (November, 1989) (Richmond, VA)
  • “How To Try An Equitable Distribution Case,” Training Video, Prepared for Experimental Family Court Pilot Program, Virginia Supreme Court (December, 1989)
  • “Child and Spousal Support,” Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Judges Pre-Bench Orientation, Va. Supreme Court (June 25, 1992; June, 1993; June, 1994; June, 1995; June, 1996)
  • “Update on Virginia Case Law,” Annual Judicial Training Session, J&D Court Judges (August 21, 1995; August, 1996)
  • “1996 Legislative Update,” District Court Judges Conference Supreme Court of Virginia (April 22, 1996) (Charlottesville, VA)
  • “1997 Legislative Update,” District Court Judges Conference Supreme Court of Virginia (April 29, 1997) (Williamsburg, VA)
  • “Update On Family Law,” Regional Conference of Circuit Court Judges (September 26, 1997) (Martinsville, VA)
  • “Coping With The New UCCJEA,” Judicial Conference of Virginia For District Court Judges (August 13, 2001) (Virginia Beach, VA)
  • “Review of Virginia Domestic Relations Appellate Cases,” Circuit Court Judicial Conference, Executive Office of the Supreme Court of Virginia (May 17, 2007) (Roanoke, VA)

PUBLISHED ARTICLES:

  • “The Law of Transmutation In Virginia,” co-author, Seventh Annual Family Law Seminar (November, 1988)
  • “1988 Survey:  The Use of Commissioners In Chancery in Family Law Matters,” Vol. 9, No. 2, Family Law News, p. 29 (Fall, 1988)
  • “Transmutation In Virginia: Legislative Approaches In Response To Smoot,” Vol. 9, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 4 (Winter 1988-89)
  • “Family Law Section Legislative Subcommittee Report On 1988-89 Pending Legislative Agenda,” Vol. 9, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 13 (Winter, 1988-89)
  • “Use of Commissioners In Chancery For Equitable Distribution Issues:  Results Of 1988 Family Law Survey,” Vol. 9, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 23 (Winter 1988-89)
  • “1989 Virginia Family Law Legislative Update,” Vol. 10, No. 1, Family Law News, p. 4 (Spring-Summer, 1989)
  • “Analysis of the Ellington Case,” Family Law News Alert, No. 1 (April, 1989)
  • “Analysis of Mansell v. Mansell Case,” Family Law News Alert, No. 2 (July, 1989)
  • “The Equitable Distribution Of Transmuted Property In Virginia,” 1989 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1989)
  • “Transmutation: Are We Drowning In The Pool Of Marital Assets?,” The Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, VTLA  Publication (September, 1989)
  • “Recent Judicial Decisions In Virginia Family Law,” Vol. 10, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 14 (Fall, 1989)
  • “1989 Annual Survey Of Virginia Law,” University of Richmond Law Review, Domestic Relations
  • “Update on Transmutation: Analysis of the Lassen and Taylor Cases,” Vol. 38, No. 7, Virginia Lawyer, p.30 (January, 1990)
  • “Jumping Into The New Marital Pool:  Transmutation, Discovery and Tracing Under the 1990 Amendments,” 1990 – VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1990)
  • “Legislative Update:  1992 Session,” Vol. 12, No. 2, Family Law News, p. 3 (Spring, 1992)
  • “1992-93” Legislative Survey and Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 4, Family Law News, p. 15 (Fall, 1992)
  • “Child Support: Using the Colorado Methodology to Deviate For New or Other Children of the Payor,” Vol. 13, No. 1, Family Law News, p. 4 (Winter, 1993).
  • “Family Law Issues In The 1993 Legislative Session,” Vol. 42, No. 5, Virginia Lawyer, p. 24 (November, 1993)
  • “UIFSA: Virginia’s Adoption of the New Interstate Support Act,” Vol. 43, No. 5, Virginia Lawyer, p. 26 (December, 1994)
  • “Interim Virginia Legislation Report” and “Federal Legislation Report,” Vol. 14, No. 4, Family Law News, p. 28- 30, 32-34 (Winter, 1994-95)
  • “Defending A UIFSA Wage Intercept in Virginia: A Case Example,” Vol. 16, No. 2, Family Law News, p. 10  (Summer, 1996)
  • “Recent Tax Law Changes And Their Impact On Divorce Practitioners,” Vol. 10, No. 4, Divorce Litigation,  p. 57 (April, 1998)
  • “Giving Your Client Some Credit: Attributing Child Tax Benefits,” Vol. 23, No. 2, Family Advocate, pp. 38-41  (Fall, 2000)
  • “Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: A Practical Update,” Vol. 49, No. 7 Virginia Lawyer, p. 24 (February, 2001)
  • “Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session,” Vol. 34, No. 1, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Spring, 2014)
  • “Legislative Update: 2017 General Assembly Session,” Vol. 37, No. 1, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Spring, 2017)
  • “To Retire or Not to Retire: That is the Question,” Vol. 66, No. 1, Virginia Lawyer, p. 30 (June, 2017)
  • “Legislative Update: 2018 General Assembly Session,” Vol. 38, No. 1, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Spring, 2018)
  • “Legislative Update: 2019 General Assembly Session,” Vol. 39, No. 1, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Spring, 2019)

OTHER DISTINCTIONS:

  • Ranked by Super Lawyer Magazine as “Number One” Lawyer among all lawyers in Virginia (2020)
  • Listed Attorney, The Best Lawyers in America, “Family Law” (1991 to current)
  • Listed Attorney, The Richmond Style Weekly, “Richmond’s Best and Brightest Attorneys” (June 4, 1991)
  • Listed Attorney, The Richmond Magazine, “Top Lawyers” (July, 1999) – Listed as one of the top 4 Family Law attorneys in the Richmond area
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented by Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, June 16, 2000 in  recognition of contributions to the field of Family Law in Virginia
  • Recipient, Gardener G. DeMallie, Jr. CLE Award, Presented by Virginia CLE, Virginia Bar Association Meeting, July 13, 2001, in recognition of outstanding contributions of service to the area of lecturing and planning Continuing Legal Education programs in Virginia
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business, Vol. 17-19, 21, No. 12, “Family/Domestic Relations” (Dec.- 2002-Dec.-2004, 2006, 2008-2017)
  • Super Lawyer, Family Law, The Richmond Magazine (2006-current; 2008- 1 of top 50, 2009- Best Family Lawyer in Richmond area; 2014-2015- one of top 50 in area); 2018 TOP TEN Super Lawyer in the State; 2019 Number Two Lawyer in the state – all areas of practice; 2020 Number One Lawyer in the state – all areas of practice
  • Leader of the Law Award, Virginia Law Weekly (September, 2009)
  • Best Lawyers’ of America, 2010 Richmond Area Family “Lawyer of the Year” (11/16/09)
  • HALL OF FAME CLASS OF 2019- May 31, 2019- sponsored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly
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