Craig W. Sampson

Craig W. Sampson

Location:
Richmond, Virginia
Phone:
(804) 796-1000
Fax:
(804) 796-1730
Email:

Areas of Practice

  • 70% Domestic Relations
  • 30% Criminal Defense

Litigation Percentage

  • 100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
  • Virginia, 1993

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1993
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA
    • B.A. - 1990
    • Major: English Literature

Published Works

  • “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)

Representative Cases

Representative Clients

  • Domestic Relations - Divorce, Custody, Support
  • Criminal Defense - Federal & State, at Trial & Appellate levels

Classes/Seminars

  • "Keeping it Safe - Dealing with the Potentially Violent," Bench Bar Conference, organizer and moderator (October 2015)
  • "Hot Topics in Domestic Practice Today," 34th Annual Family Law Seminar, Presenter as to family law appellate case updates (October 2015)
  • "Advanced Issues in Family & Divorce Law," National Business Institute Family Law Seminar, presenter on ethics in family law (October 2014)
  • "Negotiating, Drafting, Attacking & Defending Marital Agreements," 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar (October 2014)
  • "Hot Topics in Family Law Practice Today," 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (April 2014)
  • "Your Second Bite at the Apple, Handling Family Law Appeals," 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (October 2013)
  • "You be the Judge - Handling the Spousal Support Case," Bench Bar Conference, Presenter (October 2013)
  • "Understanding, Handling & Protecting Your Client's Assets," 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (April 2013)
  • "Preparing the Criminal Trial File," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Training Seminar, Presenter (2012)
  • "Maximizing Results in Your Protective Order Case," Bench Bar Conference, Moderator (2011)
  • "The Relationship Between Domestic Assault and Firearm Rights," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Roanoke, Norfolk, and Fairfax (2011)
  • "Violence in the Home," Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (2010)
  • "Navigating the Intersections of Criminal and Family Law," Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Annual Fall Meeting (2010)
  • Judge, University of Virginia Law School First Year Moot Court Competition (2010)
  • Judge, University of Richmond Law School Moot Court Competition (2010)
  • "Juvenile Criminal Defense," Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (2005)
  • New Judge Training Mock Trial Program (2004)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers (2016-Current)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, President (2016-2017)
  • Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Association, Past President
  • Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Past Member
  • Greater Richmond Juvenile Bar Association, Past Member
  • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Past Treasurer
  • National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Member
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Board Member

Past Employment Positions

  • Sampson Law Firm, PLC, Principal (2003-2006)
  • Law Office of Craig W. Sampson, Principal (1995-2003)