Brian H. Jones

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: 804-414-1605
Fax: 804-796-1730
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019
Licensed Since: 1992
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
Attorney Profile

As a family law attorney for Barnes & Diehl, P.C., Brian H. Jones represents clients in Richmond, Virginia, in the areas of adoption, state trials, prenuptial agreements, alimony and spousal support, paternity, child support, divorce, domestic violence and neglect, and other areas of family law. Mr. Jones is also known for his extensive experience in matters of personal injury, juvenile law, litigation and appeals, and criminal defense.

Mr. Jones is a talented writer who has been published in the Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. As an engaging and knowledgeable speaker, he has presented for organizations such as the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Admitted to practice in Virginia, he has 25 years of experience protecting the best interests of his clients.

In 1988 at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, he earned a Bachelor of Arts before obtaining a Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, in 1992. Mr. Jones won both the Carrico Moot Court Competition and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition while in law school and has been named as one of The Best Lawyers in America for family law and a member of Virginia Family Law’s Legal Elite.

Mr. Jones is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Virginia State Bar, the Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association, the Metro Richmond Family Law Association and the Amicus Curiae Committee of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Also a certified fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, he is actively involved in many subcommittees of the organizations he is a part of.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Family Law (100%): Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Focus Areas

Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Marital Property

Selections

Selected to Super Lawyers for 14 yearsbottom-image

Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2019

Certificates and Credentials

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About Brian Jones

Admitted: 1992, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.barnesfamilylaw.com/Attorneys/Brian-H-Jones.shtml

Honors/Awards:

  • Listed in Best Lawyers in America for Family Law, 2009-Current
  • Named by Virginia Business Magazine as a Member of the "Legal Elite" in Virginia Family Law, 2005-Current
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006-Current
  • Winner, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Trial Competition, 1991
  • BV Rated, LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Voted Super Lawyer, Top Family Lawyers in Virginia, Richmond Magazine Law & Politics, 2006-Current
  • Winner, Carrico Moot Court Competition, 1990

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Fellow, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 2006-Current

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Professional Competency Committee, 2004-2005
  • National Trial Team, 1991-1992
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Member, Amicus Curiae Committee of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2007-Current
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors, 2004-2005
  • Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, Executive Committee, 2003-2005
  • National Moot Court Team, 1990-1992
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, Chesterfield-Colonial Heights Bar Association
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Family Law Section, 2005-2006
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Publications Committee, 2004-2005
  • Student Bar Association , President, 1991-1992
  • Virginia, 1992
  • Member, Metro Richmond Family Law Association
  • Chairman, Continuing Legal Education Committee, American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, Virginia Chapter, 2007

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • "Domestic Relations for the Virginia General Practitioner", Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Fall, 2003)
  • "Spousal Support Mock Trial," Presenter and Moderator, Richmond Bench-Bar Conference (October, 2013)
  • "Presenting the Case - Income for Purposes of Spousal Support: Defining, Measuring and Testifying," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Retreat (February, 2013)
  • "Innovative and Creative Ways of Proving Income in Support Cases," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers/Virginia Trial Lawyer Association/National Center for Family Law Joint Seminar (January, 2013)
  • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes in Divorce," National Business Institute (October, 2012)
  • "A Primer on Navigating Evidentiary Issues in Divorce Cases," Metro Richmond Family Law (October, 2011)
  • Virginia Family Law Update, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Paralegal Seminar (November, 2009)
  • "Good, Better, Best: Perfecting the Appeal of Your Family Law Case," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and Virginia CLE (January, 2008)
  • "Relocation of Children Out of State," Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Mock Trial (December, 2007)
  • "Update on the Law," Virginia State Bar Family Law Section Seminar (October, 2007)
  • "Ask the Expert," American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (October, 2007)
  • "Legislative Update," Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (March, 2007)
  • "Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorces," "Failure to Understand Asset Types" and "Failure to Understand Tax Consequences of Assets," National Business Institute (March, 2007)
  • Moderator, "Family Law for the Baby Boomers," Virginia Law Foundation/American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers Annual Divorce Practice Seminar (January, 2007)
  • "Child Support and Spousal Support in Virginia," Virginia Poverty Law Center's Breaking the Cycle of Domestic and Sexual Violence (December, 2006)
  • "QDROs and Other Pension Issues Involved in Divorces," Virginia Statewide Legal Aid Conference (November, 2006)
  • "Addressing Abuse Allegations in Custody Cases," Richmond Bar Association (January, 2006)
  • Presenter, "Trial Tips for Domestic Relations Cases," Virginia Legal Aid Society Annual Meeting (November, 2005)
  • "A Primer on Hearsay and Authentication Issues in Family Law Cases," Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2005)
  • Seminar Chairman & Presenter, Advanced Family Law Seminar--Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk & Fairfax, Virginia, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2005)
  • Moderator, Advanced Family Law Seminar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2004)
  • "Direct and Cross-Examinations of Expert Witnesses in Custody and Relocation Cases," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Advanced Family Law Seminar (2004)
  • "The Care and Feeding of Guardians ad Litem in Custody Cases," Richmond Bar Association (2003)
  • "The Proficient Paralegal, Current Issues in Domestic Relations Practice," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (2003)

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Samuel v. Samuel, 004268 ST LOW SE 4 VA APP (Virginia Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Mediko P.C. v. Liberty Healthcare Corporation (4th Circuit Court of Appeals 2000)
  • Confidential $3 million settlement (maximum insurance available) in automobile accident case in Chesterfield County (2013)
  • Curry v. Marlowe (Warren County Circuit Court 2007)
  • Newman v. Newman (Virginia Court of Appeals 2003)
  • Lehman v. Lehman (Virginia Court of Appeals 2002)
  • Confidential $2 million settlement (maximum available under medical malpractice cap at the time) for medical malpractice case in Chesterfield County (2013)
  • McIlwain v. McIlwain (Virginia Court of Appeals 2008)
  • Bullano v. Bullano (Virginia Court of Appeals 2006)
  • Bazzle v. Bazzle (Virginia Court of Appeals 2002)
  • Johnson v. Commonwealth (Virginia Court of Appeals 1998)
  • Howard v. Howard (Virginia Court of Appeals 2010)
  • Dowtin v. Dowtin (Virginia Court of Appeals 2007)

Educational Background:

  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, B.A., 1988
Office Location for Brian H. Jones

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

Phone: 804-414-1605

Fax: 804-796-1730

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Last Updated: 2/4/2019

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