Mary Burkey Owens

Mary Burkey Owens

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Midlothian, VA

Owen & Owens PLC
 | 15521 Midlothian Turnpike, Suite 300
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: 804-594-1911
Fax: 804-594-0455
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006, 2008 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1986
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law (80%),
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution (10%),
  • Estate Planning & Probate (10%)
Attorney Profile

Attorney Mary Burkey Owens is a partner at Owen & Owens PLC in Midlothian, Virginia. Ms. Burkey Owens devotes her practice to family law, serving clients in areas, including Chesterfield, Hanover, Henrico and Richmond. She handles matters involving divorce, adoptions, child support, custody, guardianships, prenuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, spousal support and more.

Admitted to practice law since 1986, Ms. Burkey Owens has more than three decades of legal experience and has attained an AV Preeminent* rating from Martindale-Hubbell. She has also been listed in the publication “The Best Lawyers in America” and named one of the “legal elite” by Virginia Business magazine in the category of domestic relations. She is an experienced litigator and trained in collaborative divorce techniques such as mediation.

Actively engaged in her legal community, Ms. Burkey Owens is a member of the Chesterfield County Bar Association, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. She is also a founding member of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, a faculty member of the Virginia State Bar professionalism course and a former member of the Virginia State Bar disciplinary committee.

Ms. Burkey Owens earned a bachelor’s degree from Virginia Tech and went on to graduate from the University of Richmond School of Law. Throughout her career, she has spoken at a variety of continuing legal education programs and for the Virginia Apartment and Management Association. She enjoys giving back to her local community and served as a volunteer with the American Heart Association for 20 years.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories – legal ability and general ethical standards.

About Mary Owens

Admitted: 1986, Virginia

Professional Webpage:


  • Received highest AV® Preeminent rating for legal ability and ethical standards, AV Rating, Martindale-Hubbell, 2010
  • Legal Elite, Virginia Business magazine, listed in the domestic relations category, 2001-present
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, listed in the Family Law category, 2006-present
  • Top 25 and Top 50 categories of Women Virginia Super Lawyers, 2009-2017
  • Top 50 Richmond Super Lawyers, 2014-2017
  • Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014-present
  • 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, Former Chair and Current Member
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Lecturer and Current Member
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association, Former Secretary-Treasurer and Current Member
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association, Former President and Current Member
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Former Chair and current member
  • 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 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:

  • American Heart Association Volunteer, 1995-2015
  • YMCA Battered Women's Shelter volunteer
  • Chester Presbyterian Church, Elder, Former Trustee, Finance Committee member, Endowment Fund chair

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course Faculty, Former Member
  • 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, B.A., English, 1983
Office Location for Mary Burkey Owens

15521 Midlothian Turnpike
Suite 300
Midlothian, VA 23113

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Last Updated: 11/28/2018

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