My father opened his firm as a sole practitioner over 20 years ago and my brother... more
My father opened his firm as a sole practitioner over 20 years ago and my brother and I joined him a decade later. We are fortunate to continue to work as a team and support each other in many ways. A client of mine is our family's client as well.
I began my practice as a criminal defense attorney with the Public Defender's office... more
I began my practice as a criminal defense attorney with the Public Defender's office for the City of Norfolk. After nearly two years handling misdemeanors & felonies with a concentration in the Juvenile Courts, I ventured into private practice. I worked for a solo practitioner as an Associate Attorney doing all areas of family law, continuing to serve a criminal defense attorney either a... view profile
Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon... more
Rick is a former prosecutor with nearly a decade of trial experience. Upon graduation from law school, Rick began prosecuting cases for the Henrico County (VA) Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office, where he led investigations and handled cases ranging from DUIs to drug offenses to murder. In 2009, Rick joined Bartlett & Spirn, PLC in Williamsburg, where he led the firm’s litigation practice. Curren... view profile
My practice is focsused on family law such as divorce, custody, child support, etc.... more
My practice is focsused on family law such as divorce, custody, child support, etc. and I also practice criminal law. I approach each case with my client’s unique circumstances in mind and work to obtain the most favorable result, whether through negotiations and settlement or litigating the case in trial. I bring a very practical approach to each case and approach each case with my client'... view profile
When I was six years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a lawyer. They... more
When I was six years old, I told my parents that I wanted to be a lawyer. They probably thought "how cute" and being encouraging as parents are, they just smiled and nodded. Although at that age I could not appreciate what it truly meant to be a lawyer, I never wavered. My goal and purpose always seemed crystal clear. I wanted to and would be a lawyer. I remember negotiating with my parents... view profile
If you are getting divorced and have children, part of the divorce agreement will involve determining where and with whom the children will live. A child custody lawyer can help you negotiate custody, either by agreement or in court. The custodial parent (the one the child lives with) earns the legal right to make decisions regarding the child's lifestyle, welfare, and education. Some parents opt for joint custody, which means children divide their time between both parents' homes, and parents share the right to make decisions on behalf of the children. If you as parents are unable to agree on child custody, a judge will decide for you.