Lawrence D. Diehl

Lawrence D. Diehl

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

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1974

Education

  • William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • Juris Doctor - 1974
  • Bucknell University
    • B.A., Political Science & Russian - 1971

Published Works

  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session," Vol. 34, No. 1, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Spring, 2014)
  • "Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: A Practical Update," Vol. 49, No. 7 Virginia Lawyer, p. 24 (February, 2001)
  • "Giving Your Client Some Credit: Attributing Child Tax Benefits," Vol. 23, No. 2 Family Advocate, p.38-41 (Fall, 2000)
  • "Recent Tax Law Changes and Their Impact on Divorce Practioners," Vol. 10, No. 4, Divorce Litigation, p.57 (April, 1998)
  • "Defending a UIFSA Wage Intercept in Virginia: A Case Example," Vol. 16, No. 2 Family Law News, p. 10 (Summer, 1996)
  • "Interim Virginia Legislation Report," and "Federal Legislation Report," Vol. 14, No. 4, Family Law News, p. 28-30, 32-34 (Winter, 1994-1995)
  • "UIFSA: Virginia's Adoption of the New Interstate Support Act," Vol. 34, No. 5, Virginia Lawyer, p. 26 (December, 1994)
  • "Family Law Issues in the 1993 Legislative Session," Vol. 42, No. 5, Virginia Lawyer, p. 24 (November, 1993)
  • "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)
  • "1992-1993 Legislative Survey and Analysis, Vol. 12, No. 4, Family Law News, p. 15 (Fall, 1992)
  • "Legislative Update: 1992 Session," Vol. 12, No. 2, Family Law News, p. 3 (Spring, 1992)
  • "Jumping Into The New Marital Pool: Transmutation, Discovery and Tracing Under the 1990 Amendments", 1990 - VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1990)
  • "Update on Transmutation: Analysis of the Lassen and Taylor Cases", Vol. 38, No. 7, Virginia Lawyer, p.30 (January, 1990)
  • “1989 Annual Survey Of Virginia Law,” University of Richmond Law Review, Domestic Relations (1989)
  • "Recent Judicial Decisions in Virginia Family Law", Vol. 10, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 14 (Fall, 1989)
  • "Transmutation: Are We Drowning in the Pool of Marital Assets?," The Journal, Vol. 1, No. 2, VTLA Publication (September, 1989)
  • "The Equitable Distribution of Transmuted Property in Virginia," 1989 VTLA Family Law Seminar (July, 1989)
  • "Analysis of Mansell v. Mansell Case," Family Law News Alert, No. 2 (July, 1989)
  • "Analysis of the Ellington Case", Family Law News Alert, No. 1 (April, 1989)
  • "1989 Virginia Family Law Legislative Update", Vol. 10, No. 1, Family Law News, p. 4 (Spring-Summer, 1989)
  • "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 1988-1989)
  • "Family Law Section Legislative Subcommittee Report on 1988-89 Pending Legislative Agenda", Vol. 9, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 13 (Winter, 1988-1989)
  • "Transmutation in Virginia: Legislative Approaches in Response To Smoot", Vol. 9, No. 3, Family Law News, p. 4 (Winter 1988-1989)
  • "1988 Survey: The Use of Commissioners in Chancery in Family Law Matters", Vol. 9, No. 2, Family Law News, p. 29 (Fall, 1988)
  • "The Law of Transmutation in Virginia", co-author, Seventh Annual Family Law Seminar (November, 1988)

Classes/Seminars

  • "David v. David: A Goliath in the Burden of Proof," 2015 VTLA Family Law Seminar, September, 2015
  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session," 2015 VTLA Family Law Seminar, September, 2015
  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2015
  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session," 2014 VTLA Family Law Seminar, September, 2014
  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2014
  • "Legislative Update: 2013 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2013
  • "Legislative Update: 2012 General Assembly Session," 2012 VTLA Family Law Seminar, 2012
  • "Legislative Update: 2012 General Assembly Session," VBA Family Law Seminar, April, 2012
  • "Legislative Update: 2011 General Assembly Session," 2011 VTLA Family Law Seminar, May, 2011
  • "Legislative Update: 2011 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April 2011
  • "The CPA Expert in Divorce: Business Valuations," Virginia Society of CPAs, Annual Seminar, September, 2010
  • "Legislative Update: 2010 General Assembly Session, 2009 VTLA Family Law Seminar," July, 2010
  • "Legislative Update: 2010 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2010
  • "Legislative Update: 2009 General Assembly Session," 2009 VTLA Family Law Seminar, July, 2009
  • "Legislative Update: 2009 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2009
  • "Current Issues on Equitable Distribution," Arlington Bar Association, October, 2008
  • "Legislative Update: 2008 General Assembly Session," 2008 VTLA Family Law Seminar, July 2008
  • "Legislative Update: 2008 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2008
  • "Motions Practice, Attorneys Fee Awards, Effective Techniques of Oral Argument and Remedies on Appeal," 2008 VA CLE/AAML, January, 2008
  • "Jurisdictional Issues: Where Do I File This Case?," Virginia State Bar Annual Seminar, October, 2007
  • "Legislative Update: 2007 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2007
  • "Legislative Update: 2006 General Assembly Session," 2006 VTLA Family Law Seminar, July, 2006
  • "Legislative Update: 2006 General Assembly Session," VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2006
  • "Valuation of Professional Practices," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Meeting, March, 2006
  • "Legislative Update: 2005 General Assembly Session", VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar, May, 2005
  • "The Burden of Proof in Equitable Distribution Cases," VBA/CLE Seminar, August, 2004
  • "Legislative Update: 2004 General Assembly Session," 2004 VTLA Family Law Seminar, July, 2004
  • "Calculating and Obtaining Alimony and Child Support," Virginia Family Law Practice For Paralegals, HMS, February, 2004
  • "Who Has The Burden of Proof and For How Long? Issues In Equitable Distribution," 2004 Annual Meeting, Virginia Bar Association, January, 2004
  • "Sullivan v. Knick - Relocation Case Analysis," VA State Bar Annual Meeting, June, 2003
  • "Legislative Update: 2003 General Assembly Session," Nineteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, May, 2003
  • "Update on Relocation Cases," VA Chapter AAML Seminar, January, 2003
  • "Legislative Update: 2002 General Assembly Session," VTLA Family Law Seminar, June, 2002
  • "Presenting the Argument and Reviewing the Decision," 32nd Annual Family Law Seminar: Appealing Your Case, Virginia State Bar, October, 2013
  • "Divorce and Equitable Distribution: Is a Non-Injured Spouse Entitled to a Portion of Your client's Settlement?," 2002 VTLA Family Law Seminar, May, 2002
  • "Legislative and Case Update: 2001 General Assembly Session," Eighteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, April, 2002
  • "UCCJEA/UIFSA," 13th Annual Cutting Edge Seminar, Lynchburg Bar Association, February, 2002
  • "Obtaining and Evaluating Financial Information," Virginia Family Law Practice For Paralegals, February, 2002
  • "New Rules Under The UCCJEA", VA Chapter AAML CLE Seminar, January, 2002
  • "Coping With The New UCCJEA," Judicial Conference of Virginia For District Court Judges, August, 2001
  • "Legislative Update: 2001 General Assembly Session," 2000 VTLA Family Law Seminar, June, 2001
  • "Legislative Update: 2001 General Assembly Session," Seventeenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE, April, 2001
  • "Negative Non-Monetary Contributions Under O'Loughlin," VA Chapter AAML CLE, October, 2000
  • "Legislative Update: 2000 General Assembly Session," 2000 VTLA Family Law Seminar, July, 2000
  • "Legislative Update: 2000 General Assembly Session," Sixteenth Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE, May, 2000
  • "Hot Topics In Child Support," 12th Annual Cutting Edge Seminar, Lynchburg Bar Association, February, 2000

Honors and Awards

  • Voted a Super Lawyer, The Richmond Magazine, "Family Law" (2006-2015)
  • Listed Attorney, The Best Lawyers in America, "Family Law" (1991-2015)
  • Voted a Super Lawyer, The Richmond Magazine, 1 of the top 50 Attorneys in the Area (2008, 2014-2015)
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business, Appellate Law (2012, 2015)
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business, Vol. 17-19, 21, No. 12, "Family/Domestic Relations" (2002-2004, 2006, 2008-2011)
  • Best Lawyer's of America, Richmond Area Family "Lawyer of the Year" (2010)
  • Leader of the Law Award, Virginia Lawyers' Weekly (2009)
  • Voted a Super Lawyer, The Richmond Magazine, Best Family Lawyer in the Richmond Area (2009)
  • Recipient, Gardener G. DeMallie, Jr. CLE Award, Presented by Virginia CLE at the Virginia State Bar Association Meeting, in recognition of outstanding contributions of service to the area of lecturing and planning Continuing Legal Education Programs in Virginia (2001)
  • Recipient, Lifetime Achievement Award, Presented by Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, in recognition of contributions to the field of Family Law in Virginia (2000)
  • Listed Attorney, The Richmond Magazine, "Top Lawyers" - Listed as one of the top 4 Family Law Attorneys in the Richmond area (1999)
  • Listed Attorney, The Richmond Style Weekly, "Richmond's Best and Brightest Attorneys" (1991)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Member, Virginia Family Law Bar Coalition, Virginia Bar Association (2000-Present)
  • Member, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (1992-Present)
  • Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1991-Present)
  • Conference Member, Boyd-Graves Conference (1990-Present)
  • Member, Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel, Appointed by Governor Terry McCauliffe (2014-2017)
  • Member, Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel, Appointed by Governor Mark Warner (2005-2008)
  • Member, Virginia State Professionalism Course Faculty, Virginia State Bar (2001-2004)
  • President, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter (1999-2001)
  • President, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (1997-1998)
  • Vice-President, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (1996-1997)
  • Secretary/Treasurer, Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (1995-1996)
  • Member, ABA Family Law Section, Federal Legislative Task Force Committee (1994-1998)
  • Chairman, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (1993-2000)
  • Member, Board of Governors, Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar (1988-1995)
  • President, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc. (1987-1990)
  • Board of Directors, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Inc. (1985-1991)
  • President, Southside Virginia Legal Service, Inc. (1978-1987)
  • Board of Directors, Southside Virginia Legal Service, Inc. (1974-1998)

Past Employment Positions

  • BARNES & DIEHL, P.C., Partner (2007-Present)
  • LAWRENCE D. DIEHL, Attorney (1992-2007)
  • MARKS and HARRISON, P.C., Director (1985-1992)
  • SPERO and DIEHL, Partner (1975-1985)
  • SPERO and LEVINSON, Associate (1974-1975)