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Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Midlothian, VA

Mary Burkey Owens
Owen & Owens PLC
15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 300, PO Box 717
Midlothian, VA 23113
T:Work 804-594-1911
F: Fax804-594-0455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2016
Licensed Since: 1986
Education: University of Richmond School of Law
Practice Areas: Family Law (80%), Estate Planning & Probate (10%), Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%)


Mary Owens, a graduate of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, received her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law of the University of Richmond in 1986. Mary is the leader of Owen & Owens' PLC Family Law Team of the Richmond, VA area and focuses her practice on family lawreal estate and othercivil litigation matters. She has been trained both as a mediator and as a collaborative lawyer. Mary’s extensive experience and training enable her to assist clients in achieving their goals through negotiation, alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Mary is well respected among her peers and is listed in Best Lawyers in America in the Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Law: Family Law categories. She has achieved Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV® Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards. She was named one of the Influential Women of Virginia by Virginia Lawyers Media in 2011, recognizing women in all fields who are making notable contributions to their chosen professions, their communities and society at large. She has been listed in Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite" in the domestic relations category since 2001. Since 2006 she has been selected for "Virginia Super Lawyers" in the family law category, and for six years in a row, Mary has received the added distinction as one of the "Top 25 Women Super Lawyers" and one of the "Top 50 Women Super Lawyers," which indicates she received one of the highest point totals in the nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. In 2014, Mary was also named to the “Top 50 Richmond” and “Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers.”

Mary Owens is a founding member and former president of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar, and a past president of the Chesterfield County Bar Association.  She has served as an officer and been active in the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association.  She is a frequent lecturer for attorneys in continuing legal education programs on family law and has lectured for the Virginia Apartment Management Association. Mary was recommended by the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Committee and served a three-year term on the Virginia Bar Professionalism Course Faculty from 2006 to 2009. She also served two three-year terms on the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Committee, which oversees and disciplines attorneys on ethics matters.

When Mary is not helping her clients, or leading her women’s book club, she can be found traveling or fishing at her cottage on the Chesapeake Bay.

Years of Selection

Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2016

About Mary Owens

Admitted: 1986, Virginia

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Honors and Awards:

  • Domestic relations category, awarded 2001 to present, Legal Elite, Virginia Business magazine, 2010
  • Received highest AV® Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards, AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Best Lawyers in America, listed in Family Law, Family Law Mediation and Collaborative Law: Family Law categories, 2013-present
  • Influential Women of Virginia, awarded by Virginia Lawyers Media, 2011

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, member Co-chair from 2011-2013
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Public Relations Chair (1993-1994), Public Service Chair (1992-1993), At-Large Representative (1991-1992), Secretary - Treasurer
  • Virginia State Bar, Pro Bono Committee, former member
  • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, member
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals, member
  • Virginia State Bar, Discplinary Committee, former member (two 3-year terms)
  • Virginia State Bar, Professionalism Course Faculty (2006-2009)
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Founding member and Past President
  • Chesterfield County/Colonial Heights Bar Association, Past president and past Town Hall meeting chair

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Chester Presbyterian Church, Elder, Former Trustee, Finance Committee member, Endowment Fund chair
  • YMCA Battered Women's Shelter volunteer

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • Continuing Legal Education Lecturer, 1993-2010, Landlord-Tenant Programs and Domestic Relations Programs
  • Virginia State Bar (1993-2002), Lecturer, Bridge the Gap

Educational Background:

  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, 1983
Last Updated: 11/20/2015
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