Ann Brakke Campfield

Ann Brakke Campfield

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Family Law Attorney in Richmond, VA

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
 | 7401 Beaufont Springs Drive, Boulders VI, Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23225
Phone: 804-796-1000
Fax: 804-796-1730
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1981
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Ann Brakke Campfield is an attorney with the Barnes & Diehl, P.C., law firm, which has three office locations throughout the Greater Richmond, Virginia, area. Serving families throughout the region, Ms. Brakke Campfield devotes her practice to family law and helping her clients resolve their conflicts and reach agreements as efficiently as possible.

    To that end, she offers highly effective collaborative law methods as an alternative to expensive and protracted courtroom battles. She understands that when couples are able to work together to find solutions for their matters involving child custody and support, property division, and other issues, they feel more empowered and are better able to address their matters in a way that works best for them and their situations.

    A cum laude graduate of Stratford College in Danville, Ms. Brakke Campfield earned her Master of Arts in teaching from Lynchburg College. She then attended Washington and Lee University School of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor, magna cum laude, in 1981, graduating Order of the Coif. She received her license to practice from the Virginia State Bar that same year.

    Highly active in her legal community, she is a member of numerous local, state and national bar associations devoted to family law, collaborative law and mediation, including the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. She has also held a number of leadership roles with the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, including having once served as the organization's president.

    Regarded as a leader in her field, she conducts lectures and continuing legal education training seminars before various professional legal organizations on effective collaborative law methods and other alternative dispute resolution techniques. She also writes extensively about a variety of subjects related to family law and divorce. Recognized for her service and professionalism, she has received a number of awards and honors, and The Best Lawyers in America has voted her among the top lawyers in family law since 2012.

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    About Ann Campfield

    Admitted: 1981, Virginia

    Professional Webpage:


    • Named a Super Lawyer by Richmond Magazine Law & Politics (2014-2017)
    • Selected for inclusion in Best Lawyers In America - Family Law  2012-2015, Best Lawyers
    • Listed in Virginia's Best Lawyers for Family Law (2013-2015) 
    • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law (2012-Current)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section, Member
    • Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Member
    • Collaborative Law & Mediation Training, Collaborative Family Law Intermediate Training (2006)
    • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, President (1999-2000)
    • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Secretary/Treasurer (1997-1998)  
    • Virginia, 1981 
    • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Member
    • Collaborative Law & Mediation Training, Basic Mediation Skills (2007)
    • Secretary of Health & Human Resources Triennial Child Support Guideline Review Panel, Member (2001-2002)
    • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Vice-President (1998-1999)
    • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, president 2000-2001
    • Chesterfield County Bar Association, Member
    • International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, Member
    • Collaborative Law & Mediation Training, Initial Collaborate Law Training (2006)
    • Bench-Bar Conference Planning Committee, Chairman, Juvenile & Domestic Relations Subcommittee (1999)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Co-Author and Editor of Commissioner in Chancery Practice outline for Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar (1993)
    • Co-Author of Dischargeability in Bankruptcy of Support and Other Obligations Arising Out of Divorce, Virginia Lawyer (1990) 
    • Update on Case Law and Trends in Equitable Distribution, Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (December 4, 2008)
    • Update on Case Law and Trends in Equitable Distribution, Virginia Chapter of the National Association of Certified Valuation Analysts (November 10, 2005)
    • Panelist, Going For The Gold: Finding Evidence and Knowing How to Use it in Court, 19th Annual Family Law Seminar, Virginia CLE (November 2000)
    • Lecturer, Bulletproof Your Separation Agreements, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Annual Family Law Seminar (July 2000) 


    • Gilman v Gilman, 32 Va. App. 104; 526 S.E. 2d 763 (2000)
    • McKinnon v McKinnon, Record No. 1875-05-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2006)
    • Zasler v Zasler, Record No. 0564-02-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2003)
    • McIlwain v. McIlwain, 52 Va. App., 666 S.E. 2d 538 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2008)
    • West v West, Record No. 0075-03-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2003)
    • Rowe v Rowe, 24 Va. App. 123; 480 S.E. 2d 760 (1997) 
    • Alexander v. Flowers, 51 Va. App., 658 S.E. 2d 355 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2008)
    • Lazarchic v Lazarchic, Record No. 0458-04-2 (Virginia Court of Appeals 2005)

    Educational Background:

    • Stratford College, Danville, Virginia, B.A. cum laude, Major: English 
    • Lynchburg College, Master of Arts in Teaching   Stratford College, English
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    Office Location for Ann Brakke Campfield

    7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
    Boulders VI, Suite 200
    Richmond, VA 23225

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    Last Updated: 9/30/2020

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