Erik D. Baines

Erik D. Baines

Richmond, Virginia
(804) 796-1000
(804) 796-1730


  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2012
    • Honors: First Place 2012 Walter Scott McNeill Legal Writing Competition
    • Honors: Richmond Bar Association Young Lawyers Section Scholarship
    • Honors: CALI Awards for Excellence in Property, Bankruptcy, Secured Transactions, Remedies and Tax Policy
    • Honors: McNeill Law Society/Order of the Coif
  • Virginia Military Institute
    • B.A. - 2002
    • Honors: First Standing Graduate in the History curriculum
    • Honors: Marshall Table (Omicron Delta Kappa)

Published Works

  • Co-Authored with Michael HuYoung, Esquire, Shareholder at Barnes & Diehl, P.C., the Updates and Revisions to the Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure Chapters in the Virginia Law and Practice: A Handbook for Attorneys (2016 Edition)
  • Update on Family Law (Fall, 2016)
  • Update on Family Law (Spring, 2016)
  • Update on Family Law (Fall, 2015)
  • Update on Family Law (Spring, 2015)
  • Children's Testimony in Custody and Visitation Case, Virginia Family Law Quarterly (Fall, 2014)
  • Update on Family Law (Fall, 2014)
  • Update on Family Law (Spring, 2014)
  • Family Status and Today's Families, 47 Rich. L. Rev. 729 (January, 2013)
  • 21st Century Jury Issues, 43rd Annual Criminal Law Seminar (contributing author) (2013)

Honors and Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2016-2019)

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Fishburne Military School, Member, Board of Visitors
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Adjunct Faculty (2012-Current)

Past Employment Positions

  • Hull Street Law, Associate (2013-2014)
  • City of Richmond Circuit Court, Law Clerk (2012-2013)
  • Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic, Law Student Intern (2011-2012)
  • Chesterfield County Commonwealth Attorney's Office, Law Student Intern (2011)
  • Boleman Law Firm, Law Student Intern (2010-2011)