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     I have been a lawyer since 1998, and I handle family law matters exclusively. I handle a variety of domestic cases from child custody and adoption to multimillion dollar equitable distribution litigation.

     I strive to provide creative, aggressive and effective services to my clients. Practicing in family law takes more than simply knowing the law, it also requires the ability to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people experiencing a family crisis.



Practice areas


  1. Child Support: 25%
    18 years
  2. Child Custody: 25%
    18 years
  3. Divorce: 25%
    18 years
  4. Family: 25%
    18 years



Hourly ($385/hour)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

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Contact info

The DeFazio Law Firm, P.C.

1 Park West Circle
Suite 201
Richmond, VA, 23114

The DeFazio Law Firm

4050 Innslake Dr
Suite 190
Glen Allen, VA, 23060



VAAuthorized to practice law199809/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2014
Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2012
Leader in the LawVirginia Lawyers Weekly2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2011
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2010
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2009
Rising StarSuper Lawyers Magazine2008
Association namePosition nameDuration
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationImmediate Past President2012 - Present
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationPresident2011 - 2012
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2010 - 2011
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationVice President2008 - 2010
Richmond Bar AssociationMember2008 - Present
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationProgram Director2007 - 2008
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar AssociationMember2006 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
Richmond Bench Bar CLERelocation of Children in Virginia2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1998
Hampden-Sydney CollegeEconomicsBA - Bachelor of Arts1995
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Child Cusotdy ProceeduresChild Custody Evaluations and GALs2013
Advanced Family Law Paralegal SeminarSpousal Support2012
Advanced Family LawUpdate on the Law2012
Richmond VTLAProtective Orders and Gun Rights2011
Divorce Law Guide from A to ZDivorce Resolution2011