Dawn DeBoer

Top rated Family Law attorney in Richmond, Virginia

DeBoerSouth, PLLC
Dawn DeBoer
DeBoerSouth, PLLC

Practice Areas: Family Law; view more

Licensed in Virginia since: 1986

Education: University of Richmond School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2007

DeBoerSouth, PLLC

1802 Bayberry Ct
Suite 403
Richmond, VA 23226 Visit website


Dawn B. DeBoer is a partner at the law firm of DeBoerSouth, LLC, in Glen Allen, Virginia. Ms. DeBoer has over 30 years of legal experience and concentrates her practice exclusively on family law, particularly high-profile divorces. She serves clients in Glen Allen and the Richmond metropolitan area, as well as Chesterfield, Hanover and Henrico counties.

A highly accomplished attorney and recognized within her profession, Virginia Business magazine included Ms. DeBoer on their “legal elite” list for over a decade. Over the course of her career, she has spoken on family law topics for many different groups and organizations. She has served as a member of board for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and was appointed as a commissioner in chancery, charged with overseeing legal proceedings such as divorce trials.

Understanding that a divorce or family law proceeding is often complex and very emotional, Ms. DeBoer is committed to providing compassionate and knowledgeable representation. She is a skilled negotiator and experienced litigator in the courtroom, always fighting for the rights of her clients and striving for the best possible outcome.

An active participant in various professional organizations, Ms. DeBoer is a member of the Virginia State Bar’s domestic relations section. She also serves as treasurer for the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association.

Ms. DeBoer graduated magna cum laude from James Madison University with a bachelor’s degree. She received her law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law. She obtained her license to practice law in 1986, which qualified her to appear before all Virginia state courts.

Practice areas

Family Law

Focus areas

Adoption, Alimony & Spousal Support, Child Support, Custody & Visitation, Dissolution, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Marital Property, Mediation & Collaborative Law, Name Change, Paternity, Prenuptial Agreements, Same Sex Family Law

  • 100% Family Law

First Admitted: 1986, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://deboersouth.com/

Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia State Bar: Member, CLE faculty member and presenter/lecturer/author on family law issues
  • Domestic Relations Section, Virginia State Bar, Member
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • City of Richmond Bar Association
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO)
  • Metropolitan Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Recognized for ten (10) years as a "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine in the area of family law, Virginia Business Magazine
  • Super Lawyer by Richmond Magazine, 2007
Pro bono/Community Service:
  • Board of Directors, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
  • Locke Partin DeBoer & Quinn Extern & Internship Program - providing opportunities for all levels of student (law students, college students, high school students) to gain experience and exposure to the practice of law
Educational Background:
  • James Madison University, magna cum laude, 1983
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • First Judicial Law Clerk, County of Henrico Circuit Court, 1986
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • "Determining an Equitable Outcome of the Property Settlement", Lecturer/Author, Determining an Equitable Outcome of the Property Settlement, Sterling Education Services, 2013
  • 30th Annual Family Law Seminar: The Death of Marriage, Lecturer, Author, Family Law Practice in a Man's World, Virginia CLE, 2011
  • Imputed Income; Interspousal Gifts After Theismann v. Theismann, Lecturer, Author, Imputed Income and Other Troublesome Issues in Divorce Cases, Richmond Bar Association, 1997
  • The Uniform Interstate Family Support Act, Lecturer, Author, Lorman Education Services, Inc., 1995

Office location for Dawn DeBoer

1802 Bayberry Ct
Suite 403
Richmond, VA 23226

Phone: 804-773-3206


1 Year Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2007

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