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Charles Edward Powers

Charles Edward Powers

Practice areas:

Family, Marriage & Prenuptials, Adoption, Child Custody, Appeals

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About Me

Mr. Powers has devoted his practice to family law for his entire career.  Mr. Powers sits on the Board of Governors for the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar, is a Fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has served as President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association.  He is also listed in "The Best Lawyers in America".  He has presented numerous seminars to bar associations and other professional groups and has been appointed by local courts to serve as a Commissioner in Chancery and Judge Pro Tempore. He holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating.  Mr. Powers lives with his wife in Church Hill in Richmond.

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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1991

  1. Appeals: 20%
  2. Child Custody: 20%
  3. Adoption: 20%
  4. Marriage & Prenuptials: 20%
  5. Family: 20%

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Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

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Contact Info

Batzli Stiles Butler, PC

3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 400
Richmond, VA, 23233

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
VAAuthorized to practice law199203/11/2014
MAInactive199104/14/2015

Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Best Lawyers - Family Law, VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2014
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2013
Best Lawyers - Family Law, VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2013
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2012
Best Lawyers - Family Law, VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2012
Best Lawyers - Family Law, VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2011
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2011
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2010
Best Lawyers - Family Law, VirginiaBest Lawyers in America2010
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2009
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2008
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2007
Super Lawyer - Family LawVirginia Super Lawyers2006

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
ShareholderBatzli Stiles Butler PC2004 - Present
Shareholder / DirectorBarnes & Batzli, P.C.2003 - 2004
Senior AssociateBarnes & Batzli, P.C.1993 - 2003
AttorneyCharles E. Powers1992 - 1993
Law ClerkChesterfield County Circuit Court1990 - 1992

Associations
Association NamePosition NameDuration
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionBoard of Governors2010 - Present
American Academy of Matrimonial LawyersFellow2003 - Present
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar AssociationPresident2002 - 2003
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar AssociationVice President2001 - 2002
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationMemberN/A
Chesterfield County Bar AssociationMemberN/A
Henrico County Bar AssociationMemberN/A

Publications
Publication NameTitleDate
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)Jurisdiction: The Word of Too Many Meanings2012
Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)Nemo Tenetur Seipsum Accusare, Comments on the Fifth Amendment and its Use in Family Law Cases2002

Education
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1990
Suffolk UniversityN/ABS - Bachelor of Science1987

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2013
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAre the "New" Rules of Evidence Really New?2012
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2011
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2010
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2009
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2008
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2007
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationWhatever Happened to Rehabilitative Alimony?2006
Virginia State BarFamily Law for New Lawyers2006
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationTrying Family Law Cases in a Limited Time2005
Virginia State Bar, Family Law SectionAnatomy of a Property Settlement Agreement2005
Virginia State BarFamily Law for New Lawyers2005
Virginia Society of Enrolled AgentsSeparation and Divorce in Virginia: An Overview of Its Financial Considerations2005
Virginia Trial Lawyers AssociationAnnual Family Law Seminar (Moderator)2004
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar AssociationLocal Guidelines2004
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar AssociationChange of Circumstance: A View from the Bench2003