Virginia State Capitol - Richmond, Virginia

A Tradition Of Experience And Devotion To Family Law

Since 1978, our firm has provided strong and personalized legal representation in the areas of family law, estate planning, appellate litigation and personal injury matters. We also offer criminal defense representation in both federal and state courts. We are focused on your needs now and in the future.

Virginia State Capitol - Richmond, Virginia

Family Law

Estate Planning

Criminal Defense

Personal Injury


Our Practice

Guiding Families Through Times of Uncertainty

When a legal concern affects your family, the stakes can be massive. At Barnes & Diehl, our seasoned family law attorneys have decades of experience advocating for clients facing important crossroads in their lives and relationships. We understand what you are up against, but we also believe no two family law problems are the same. Our legal team will take the time to understand your concerns so we can tailor our approach based on your needs.

Our success is not based on how quickly we turn over family law cases. Instead, we take a more personal approach. We believe success can only be measured by our clients’ personal stories. Our legal team offers a hands-on approach to help you successfully move forward. We have the resources, skills and experience necessary to handle the most complex and sensitive cases involving divorce, premarital agreements, complex equitable distribution of marital assets, business and asset valuation, child custody, relocation custody cases, child support, spousal support and adoption.

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Edward D. Barnes
CEO / Shareholder

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Lawrence D. Diehl
Emeritus Counsel

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Jennifer E. Crossland

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Ronald S. Evans

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M. Alicia Finley

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Robert L. Harris Jr.

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Michael HuYoung

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Brian H. Jones
Executive Vice President/Shareholder

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John K. Karanian
Executive Vice President/Shareholder

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Brandy M. Poss
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Anne L. Roddy

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Craig W. Sampson

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Melissa S. VanZile
Executive Board Member/Shareholder

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Laurel E. Via

Best Lawyers Best Law Firms | U.S.News & World Report | 2023
Virginia CLE 2023 Faculty | Virginia CLE 2023 Author
Rated By Super Lawyers
2021 Virginia Business Legal Elite
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent
Best Lawyers Lawyer Of The Year 2015 Edward D. Barnes


Experienced Guidance For Life’s Legal Issues

In addition to our expansive family law practice, Barnes & Diehl Attorneys at Law, provides comprehensive legal representation to our clients facing a wide range of legal matters including estate planning, elder law, civil appeals, criminal defense and personal injury. Whether you have been charged with a crime, need to make final arrangements for you or your loved one’s estate, or have been injured by the negligence of another person, our knowledgeable attorneys are equipped, able and prepared to handle your case.
Since 1978, our firm has maintained a reputation for providing quality legal representation. We understand the personal and financial stakes inherent in all legal challenges, and our goal is to guide you to the best possible outcome. Let us put our client-centered approach to work for you.


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Family Law: Theory, Practice, and Forms
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