Robert L. Harris, Jr.

Top rated Family Law attorney in Richmond, Virginia

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
Robert L. Harris, Jr.
Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Practice Areas: Family Law, General Litigation

Licensed in Virginia since: 1991

Education: William & Mary Law School

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23225 Phone: 804-796-1000 Email: Robert L. Harris, Jr. Visit website


Robert L. Harris Jr. is an attorney with Barnes & Diehl, P.C., which has three office locations across the Greater Richmond, Virginia, metro region. A highly rated, award-winning trial lawyer with over 20 years of legal experience, Mr. Harris practices primarily in the areas of domestic relations and divorce, and he devotes his time and resources to helping his clients resolve their disputes and reach agreements that meet their specific needs and goals.

Early in his career, Mr. Harris handled a wide range of business law matters and commercial litigation involving shareholder disputes and other issues as well as personal injury law and other civil litigation. For the past 10 years, however, he has focused his practice on family law, and he draws on his business law experience to serve business owners and other professionals with their complex business valuations as they relate to divorce.

Recognized for his impeccable professionalism and exceptional legal abilities, Mr. Harris holds an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell, and Virginia Business magazine voted him among the state's Legal Elite in 2013 and 2014. Committed to his local community as well as his practice, he routinely volunteers his time and services to various organizations in the area, and in 2005 and 2007, he received the Volunteer of the Year Award from St. Michael's Episcopal School.

A 1984 graduate of William & Mary, Mr. Harris attended William & Mary Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. The Virginia State Bar admitted him to practice that same year, and he is also 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 U.S. Supreme Court. He is a member of the Richmond Bar Association as well as the Virginia State Bar.

*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.

First Admitted: 1991, Virginia

Professional Webpage:

  • Named a SuperLawyer by SuperLawyers Magazine, 2014-2017
  • Named a Virginia Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine, 2013, 2014
  • AV Preeminent Rated by LexisNexis Martindale-Hubbell
  • Volunteer of the Year, St. Michael's Episcopal School, 2005, 2007
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court  
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Richmond Bar Association  
Educational Background:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., Major: English, 1984

Office location for Robert L. Harris, Jr.

7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite 200
Richmond, VA 23225


11 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2014 - 2024

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