1 Program with Lawrence D. Diehl

Mr. Diehl is a partner in the law firm of Barnes & Diehl, P.C. and his practice is limited to family law. He practices in the central and southside Virginia area and co-counsels in cases throughout the state. He received his B.A. from Bucknell University (1971) and his J.D. from the Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary (1974). A summary of his professional hi-lights is as follows:

• Past chairman, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar (1994-95).
• Legislative Chairman, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar, 1988 to 1996.
• Chairman, numerous Virginia legislative study committees on family law issues and primary drafter of numerous portions of Virginia’s equitable distribution statutes, including source of funds and pension division revisions, rehabilitative alimony and the shared custody child support guidelines.
• Co-author of Virginia’s leading family law treatise, Virginia Family Law: Theory and Practice (Thompson-West 2012 ed.).
• Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1990-current): President, Virginia Chapter 1999-2001. National Legislative Chairman of AAML from 1993 to 2000.
• Listed in The Best Lawyers in America (Woodward/White); Listed in Richmond Magazine (July, 1999 issue) as one of top 4 family law attorneys in the Richmond, VA area.
• Frequent CLE lecturer, both in Virginia and nationally, on such topics as state and federal family law legislation, equitable distribution, child support, management and marketing the small firm family law practice and the use of computer/demonstrative evidence in the courtroom in family law cases.
• Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, on June 16, 2000, recognizing his contributions to the field of family law in Virginia.
• Recipient of the Gardener G. DeMallie, Jr. Award by the Virginia Law Foundation Joint CLE Committee, on June 13, 2001, recognizing his contributions in providing CLE lectures and legal education to the Virginia State Bar and nationally.
• Best Lawyers’ of America, 2010 Richmond Area Family “Lawyer of the Year” (11/16/09); 2018 Top 10 Super Lawyer in the State.
For complete profile, visit https://www.barnesfamilylaw.com/Attorneys/Lawrence-D-Diehl.shtml

Family Law 2018 - Significant Legislative Changes

Published by Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

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