Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Guiding Family Law Clients Through Times of Uncertainty--We understand what you are up against, but we also believe no two family matters are the same. We take the time to understand your concerns & tailor our approach based on your needs.

Firm Overview

Offering Comprehensive Legal Services Since 1978

Over the past three decades, Barnes & Diehl, P.C., has emerged as a highly respected family law firm. We have the resources, skills and experience necessary to handle high-asset divorces and other complex family law matters across Virginia.

With offices in Chesterfield/Richmond, Henrico and Hanover/Mechanicsville, our law firm also has a strong reputation for protecting our clients' best interests when dealing with criminal charges, personal injury claims and estate planning matters. We are known for delivering unwavering support since 1978. Let us put our client-driven approach to work for you.

You Deserve To Have Experience On Your Side

Whether you are facing criminal charges, dealing with a personal injury claim or have elder law concerns, experience matters. For instance, law enforcement may claim to have incriminating evidence against you but that doesn't mean they do. An insurance company may offer a settlement after your car accident but that doesn't mean you should accept it.

Let our skilled Virginia lawyers advise you. Because we have been in practice since 1978, we have the in-depth knowledge you need to seek the best results possible in each and every situation.

Let Us Get Started On Your Behalf

Our experience, reliability and results are widely recognized by legal peers and former clients alike. Put our legacy of service to work for you. Contact our law firm online or call 804-796-1000 to schedule an initial consultation.

Main Office

Main Office
7401 Beaufont Springs Drive, Suite 200
Richmond VA 23225

Phone

(804) 796-1000

Estate Planning

Family

Divorce

Edward D. Barnes

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Edward D. Barnes is Founder & President of Barnes & Diehl, P.C., with a tradition of experience and devotion to Family Law. In 2008, he received the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Lifetime Achievement Award. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Chicago). He is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been Virginia Legal Elite list published by Virginia Business Magazine. He is in the top 10 of Lawyers in Virginia as published and named by Super Lawyers. Richmond Business Magazine named him "Top Family Lawyer in the City of Richmond and the Region" in 2001.

Areas of Practice
Family Law
WIlls, Trusts and Estates

Call 804-796-1000 to speak to an attorney at the Barnes & Diehl firm.

Erik D. Baines

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Honors and Awards
-Selected to Super Lawyers Rising Stars (2016-2017)

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, Spring 2016)
-Update on Family Law (Fall, Sprint 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)

Ann Brakke Campfield

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Ann Brakke Campfield is an active member of the family law bar. She served as President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association from 1998-1999.

Areas of Practice
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Collaborative Law
-Equitable Distribution

Jennifer E. Crossland

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Bar Admissions
-Virginia, 1992
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia
-U.S. Supreme Court

Irene C. Delcamp

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Published Works
-What Does Cohabiting in a Relationship Analogous to Marriage Mean?, Virginia Bar Association Annual Meeting, 2017
-Is it Time for an Estate Planning Check Up?, Chesterfield Living and West End's Best, 2016
-Support and Issues for Baby Boomers: A Primer, Virginia Lawyers Weekly , February, 2012
Update on Virginia Family Law, VACLE, 2012, 2010, 2008 & 2007

Classes/Seminars
-What Does Cohabiting in a Relationship Analogous to Marriage Mean?, Virginia Bar Association Annual Meeting (2017)
-Making Good Use of Your Private Investigator, CLE at VBA 123rd Annual Meeting

Lawrence D. Diehl

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Family Law

Honors and Awards
-Voted a Super Lawyer, The Richmond Magazine, "Family Law" (2006-2017)
-Listed Attorney, The Best Lawyers in America, "Family Law" (1991-Present)
-Voted a Super Lawyer, The Richmond Magazine, 1 of the top 50 Attorneys in the Area (2008, 2014-2017)
-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)

M. Alicia Finley

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Adoption
-Alimony & Spousal Support
-Child Support
-Childrens' Rights
-Custody & Visitation
-Divorce
-Domestic Violence & Neglect
-Family Law
-Juvenile Law
-Paternity
-Prenuptial Agreements

Jennifer M. Fox

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Jennifer has been practicing law in the Richmond metropolitan area since 1996, with an emphasis on family law for the past 11 years. She is a long time resident of Hanover County where she enjoys supporting her children's basketball and lacrosse activities at Atlee High School.

Jennifer has served as the Hanover liaison and Board Member of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, a Board member of the Metropolitan Richmond Woman's Bar Association, and member of the Henrico and Hanover Bar Associations. She is a frequent speaker on legal issues related to family law and domestic relations.

Robert L. Harris Jr.

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Mr. Harris has practiced law for twenty years in the areas of business and personal litigation. For at least the last ten years Mr. Harris has focused on domestic relations as well as general litigation matters, ranging from shareholder disputes, to land partition, to medical peer review and personal injury. His peers distinguish him "AV - rated," exhibiting "the highest level of professional excellence."

Michael HuYoung

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Michael HuYoung has practiced law in Virginia since 1982 and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is licensed to practice in all of the State and Federal Courts in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He has attained the AV rating from Martindale-Hubbell, its highest rating. Mr. HuYoung was profiled as "one of the top criminal lawyers in Virginia" by Virginia Business Magazine in 2001.

Areas of Practice
-Criminal Law
-Traffic Law
-Family Law
-Juvenile Law
-100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Brian H. Jones

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Adoption
-Alimony & Spousal Support
-Child Support
-Childrens' Rights
-Criminal Law
-Custody & Visitation
-Divorce
-Domestic Violence & Neglect
-Family Law
-Juvenile Law
-Litigation & Appeals
-Paternity
-Personal Injury -- Plaintiff
-Prenuptial Agreements
-State Trial Practice

John K. Karanian

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

John K. Karanian is a shareholder at Barnes & Diehl, PC who has focused his practice on family law matters since 2004. He is a former practicing forensic and clinical psychologist with the Central Intelligence Agency. Mr. Karanian has been voted a Super Lawyers Virginia Rising Star seven years in a row from 2007-2013.

Areas of Practice
-Divorce
-Pre-Marital & Post-Marital Agreements
-Custody, Support & Property Division
-Criminal Defense
-Adoption
-Alimony & Spousal Support
-Domestic Violence
-Family Law
-Marital Agreements
-Modification of Existing Custody, Visitation, Spousal and -Child Support Orders
-Protective Orders
-Pre-Nuptial Agreements
-Certified Legal Special

Harris W. Leiner

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Representative Cases
-Utch v. Utch, 266 Va 124 (2003)
-Blackson v. Blackson, 40 Va. App. 507 (2003)
-Congdon v. Congdon, (Co-authored Brief in Opposition to Virginia Supreme Court), 40 Va. App 255 (2003)
-Newman v. Newman, 42 Va. App. 557 (2004)

Honors and Awards
-Listed as a Super Lawyer by Richmond Magazine Law & Politics (2012-2017)
-Virginia Business Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine (2010-2015)
-Rising Star Super Lawyers, Richmond Magazine Law & Politics, Virginia (2007-2012)
-Rated one of the "Top 100" attorneys in Virginia by Super Lawyers
-Rated one of the "Top 50 attorneys in Richmond by Super Lawyers

Brandy M. Poss

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Family Law
-Divorce
-Child Support

Published Works
-What Every Virginia Lawyer Should Know About Divorce, Virginia CLE, 2011
-Ethics in Family Law, National Center for Family Law, 2010
Relocation of Children in Virginia, Virginia CLE, Bench Bar Conference, 2009
-Update on the Law: Recent Cases, Virginia Continuing Legal Education, 2007, 2006, 2005 & 2004
-Confidentiality and other Ethical Issues Raised When Using Electronic Evidence, Including Electronic Surveillance, Virginia State Bar, Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2004
-What Every Virginia Lawyer Should Know About Divorce in Virginia, Virginia CLE 2014

Anne L. Roddy

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-Family Law

Honors and Awards
-Pro Bono Publico Award Recipient, Public Interest Law Association

Craig W. Sampson

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Areas of Practice
-70% Domestic Relations
-30% Criminal Defense
100% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Published Works:
-Tortious Interference With Parental Rights, Family Law Newsk, Volume 32, Number 3, Fall 2012
-The Impact of Driving Under the Influence Charges on Visitation, Family Law News, Volume 29, Number 4, Winter 2009
-Collateral Consequences of the "Simple" Domestic Assault and Battery, Family Law News, Volume 29, Number 1, Spring 2009
-Virginia Domestic Relations Law, Criminal Law and Firearms, Family Law News, Volume 27, Number 4

Gwen Massie Wind

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Gwen Massie Wind is a family law attorney who is a strong advocate for her clients. She handles contested and uncontested family law matters throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Ms. Wind focuses her practice on family law.

After graduating cum laude from the University of Kentucky, Ms. Wind received her Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. While attending the University of Richmond, she worked for the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic and she clerked for Judge Melvin R. Hughes of the Circuit Court for the City of Richmond. After graduating from law school, she interned for Justice Elizabeth A. McClanahan of the Virginia Supreme Court.