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Michael Huyoung

Practice areas


  1. Criminal Defense: 60%
  2. Family: 40%



Hourly ($375/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Cash, Check, Credit card

Attorney endorsements

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  • Kevin Edward Martingayle

    I have known Michael for many years, primarily through our service together as members of the governing Council of the Va. State Bar. He is thoughtful, energetic and fearless. I highly recommend him.


    Kevin Martingayle Appeals Attorney
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  • Nupur Sidhu Bal

    I endorse this lawyer. Michael is a zealous advocate for his clients and works hard to get a good result.


    Nupur Bal Child Custody Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Barnes & Diehl, PC

Three Paragon Place Suite 110
6806 Paragon Place
Richmond, VA, 23230

Barnes & Diehl, P.C.

Three Paragon Place Suite 110
6806 Paragon Place
Richmond, VA, 23230



VAAuthorized to practice law198209/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in AmericaBest Lawyers in America2014
Virginia Super LawyerVirginia Super Lawyers2014
Virginia Legal EliteVirginia Legal Elite2014
AV Rating in Criminal Law and Family LawMartindale-Hubbell2014
Richmond's Best White-Collar Criminal Defense Lawyer of the YearBest Lawyers in America2012
Top LawyersRichmond Magazine2012
Leader in the LawVirginia Lawyers Weekly2010
Award of ExcellenceAsian Pacific American Bar Association of Virginia2008
Richmond’s Best and Brightest AttorneysStyle Weekly1987
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Shareholder and Director of Criminal Law Section of FirmBarnes & Diehl, P.C.1995 - 2014
Attorney-at-LawThe Law Firm of Michael HuYoung, P.C.1986 - 1995
AssociateThe Law Offices of Richard R. Ryder1982 - 1986
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia Model Jury Instructions Advisory CommitteeMember2013 - 2013
Advisory Committee of the Virginia General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Technology (JCOTS)Member2013 - 2013
Litigation Counsel of AmericaMember2012 - Present
Virginia State Bar Law School Professionalism CourseFaculty2011 - Present
Virginia State Bar Diversity ConferencePast Chair and Board of Governors2010 - Present
Virginia Law FoundationFellow2010 - Present
Virginia Bar AssociationBoard of Governors2010 - Present
Virginia State Bar Professionalism FacultyFormer Faculty2008 - 2011
Virginia Criminal Justice ConferencePast Chair2005 - Present
Asian Pacific Bar Association of VirginiaBoard of Directors2000 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationFormer Board Member1995 - Present
Virginia State BarBar Council1982 - Present
Publication nameTitleDate
VBA News Journal. Vol. XXXV, No. 4Do You Really Want to Put the Child on the Stand? Co-authored with John K. Karanian, Esquire,2009
The Journal of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Vol. 21, No. 2Zealous Representation is Not Winning at All Costs2009
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/AJD - Juris Doctor1982
University of VirginiaForeign Affairs and GovernmentBA - Bachelor of Arts1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Virginia CLEVideo presentation of Criminal Appellate Practice in Virginia and Evidence in Virginia2014
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Annual Convention at The HomesteadThe Ethics of Equality: A Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility2014
The Virginia Bar Association’s Summer Meeting at The GreenbrierLegal Jeopardy: Family Feuds and Offenses, Moderator of Judicial Panel Presentation2014
The Virginia Trial Law Association's Criminal Law SeminarsUse of Experts and Defenses in Internet Child Solicitation and Child Pornography Cases2012
The Virginia Bar Association’s Winter Meeting at the Williamsburg LodgeCombating National Impact Financial Fraud in the Eastern District of Virginia, Panelist2012
The Virginia Bar Association’s Summer Meeting at the HomesteadJeopardy on Appeal (Top Ten Pet Peeves of Judges of the Virginia Court of Appeals), Moderator of Judicial Panel Presentation2012
The Virginia Bar Association’s Summer Meeting at the HomesteadExoneration: Writs of Actual Innocence (The Thomas Haynesworth Case), Moderator2012
Richmond Bar AssociationBest Practices in Voir Dire, Panel Presentation2012
Fellows’ Induction Speech at the Spring Conference of Litigation Counsel of America (LCA)The Benefit of Diversity2012
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Criminal Law SeminarsEthics: How to Represent Your Client and Not Go to Jail with Him2011
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual Convention at The HomesteadSurveillance in Litigation: Getting the Dirt While Keeping Your Hands Clean2011
The John Marshall Inns of Court (Richmond)Jury Voir Dire, Opening Statements, Closing Arguments, and Jury Instruction, Co-Presenter with Craig S. Cooley, Esquire2011
The Annual Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Paralegal ConferenceHot Topics in Criminal Practice2011
Increasing Diversity in the Legal Profession Conference at the University of Virginia School of LawHow Young Lawyers Reach Out to the Community: The Benefits of Expanding the Pipeline, Panelist2011
The Virginia State Bar's Carrico Professionalism CourseThe Bar Disciplinary Process2010
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Annual ConventionThe Authority to Take Sentencing Under Advisement Provides Circuit Judges with an Important Tool for Doing Justice in Criminal Cases2009
Virginia Alliance of Paralegal Associations and Local Government Paralegal Association, Joint Statewide ConferenceImmigration Consequences of Criminal Convictions on Non-U.S. Citizens and the Visa Process2008
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Solo and Small Firm ConferenceCriminal Law Update2008
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s Criminal Law SeminarsEffective Voir Dire in a Criminal Case: Get the Jury Thinking2008
Bon Secours Forensic Nurses SeminarThe SANE/Forensic Nurse Evaluation: What Does It All Mean?2008
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Paralegal SeminarCriminal Issues Related to the Representation of Immigrants2007
The Virginia State Bar Annual ConferenceThe Non-Citizen Defendant in the Criminal Justice System: Special Challenges and Consequences, Panelist2006
The Chesterfield County Bar CLE ProgramRepresenting the Non-Citizen Criminal Defendant2006
The Virginia Judicial Conference of General District Court JudgesImmigration Consequences for the Non-Citizen Defendant, Panelist2006
The Virginia State Bar Annual ConferenceDangerous Intersection Ahead: When Criminal and Family Law Collide, Moderator2005
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Criminal Law SeminarsEthics for the Criminal Practitioner2004
The Virginia State Bar Advance Family Law SeminarConfidentiality and Other Ethical Issues When Using Electronic Evidence Including Electronic Surveillance2004
The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Criminal Law SeminarsNuts and Bolts of Criminal Law2002