Craig W. Sampson

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: 2016 - 2021
Licensed Since: 1993
Practice Areas:
  • Family Law
    Attorney Profile

    Craig W. Sampson is an attorney with the Barnes & Diehl, P.C.  A highly rated trial lawyer with 25 years of legal experience, Mr. Sampson focuses on complex family law cases.  His representation includes, when necessary, handling criminal charges that arise in the context of domestic relations matters.

    After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1990 with a Bachelor of Arts in English literature, Mr. Sampson returned to his alma mater and obtained his Juris Doctor in 1993.  He is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the United States Supreme Court.

    A recognized leader in his practice areas, Mr. Sampson has written extensively on a number of legal topics related to family and criminal law. He lectures twice annually at the Virginia Advanced Family Law Seminar, providing family lawyers across Virginia with an update on relevant caselaw.

    He also maintains an active presence in his legal community, as evidenced by his memberships with several local, state and national bar associations, and he is the past president of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association.

     
    Practice Areas
    • 100%Family Law
    Focus Areas

    Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Divorce, Domestic Violence

    Selections

    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsbottom-image

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021

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    About Craig Sampson

    Admitted: 1993, Virginia

    Professional Webpage: https://www.barnesfamilylaw.com/Attorneys/Craig-W-Sampson.sh...

    Honors/Awards:

    • Selected to Super Lawyers (2016-Current)

    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1999
    • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, President (2016-2017)
    • Federal Bar Association, Past President
    • Metro Richmond Family Bar Association, Past Treasurer
    • U.S. Supreme Court, 2004
    • Virginia, 1993  
    • Greater Richmond Juvenile Bar Association, Past Member
    • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, Past Board Member  
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1997
    • Family Law Section, Virginia State Bar
    • Richmond Criminal Bar Association, Past Member

    Pro bono/Community Service:

    • New Judge Training Mock Trial Program (2004)
    • Judge, University of Richmond Law School Moot Court Competition (2010)
    • Judge, University of Virginia Law School First Year Moot Court Competition (2010)

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • "Advanced Issues in Family & Divorce Law," National Business Institute Family Law Seminar, presenter on ethics in family law (October 2014)
    • "Negotiating, Drafting, Attacking & Defending Marital Agreements," 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar (October 2014)
    • "Hot Topics in Family Law Practice Today," 30th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (April 2014)
    • "Your Second Bite at the Apple, Handling Family Law Appeals," 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (October 2013)
    • "You be the Judge - Handling the Spousal Support Case," Bench Bar Conference, Presenter (October 2013)
    • "Understanding, Handling & Protecting Your Client's Assets," 29th Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (April 2013)
    • "Preparing the Criminal Trial File," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Training Seminar, Presenter (2012)
    • "Maximizing Results in Your Protective Order Case," Bench Bar Conference, Moderator (2011)
    • "The Relationship Between Domestic Assault and Firearm Rights," Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Seminar, Roanoke, Norfolk, and Fairfax (2011)
    • "Violence in the Home," Advanced Family Law Seminar, Presenter (2010)
    • "Navigating the Intersections of Criminal and Family Law," Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, CLE Annual Fall Meeting (2010)
    • "Juvenile Criminal Defense," Virginia Indigent Defense Commission (2005)
    • 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
    • “New Relief from Rental Agreements for Victims of Domestic Violence," published in the Virginia Family Law Quarterly, Spring edition (2014)
    • “Tortious Interference with Parental Rights," published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Fall edition (2012)
    • “Update on the Collateral Consequences of the ‘Simple’ Domestic Assault and Battery," published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Fall edition (2010)
    • “The Impact of Driving Under the Influence Charges on Visitation," published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Winter edition (2009)
    • “Collateral Consequences of the “Simple” Domestic Assault and Battery," published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Spring edition (2009)
    • “Virginia Domestic Relations Law, Criminal Law and Firearms," published in the Family Law News publication of the Virginia State Bar Family Law Section, Winter edition (2007)  
    • "Keeping it Safe - Dealing with the Potentially Violent," Bench Bar Conference, organizer and moderator (October 2015)
    • "Hot Topics in Domestic Practice Today," 34th Annual Family Law Seminar, Presenter as to family law appellate case updates (October 2015)

    Verdicts/Settlements:

    • United States v. Hinson, 03-4835 (4th Circuit 2006)
    • United States v. Eura Cite, 05-4437 (4th Circuit 2006)
    • Smith v. Commonwealth of Virginia (Virginia Court of Appeals 2002
    • United States v. Hartwell, 04-6214 (4th Circuit 2006)
    • United States v. Hill (4th Circuit 2005)

    Educational Background:

    • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, B.A., Major: English Literature, 1990
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    Office Location for Craig W. Sampson

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

    Phone: 804-796-1000

    Fax: 804-796-1730

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