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Brian Wayne Decker

Child custody Attorney at Gloucester, VA

5.0   13 reviews

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I have been practicing law in the Hampton Roads and Middle Peninsula areas of Virginia since 2004.  Having grown up in Hampton, being a product of Phoebus High School and Old Dominion University, I decided to stay in the area to practice law after graduating with my law degree from the University of Richmond in 2004.  The majority of my law practice focuses on criminal/traffic defense, child custody/visitation/support and guardian ad litem work, personal injury and general practice.  I am past president of the Middle Peninsula Bar Association.  I am currently the vice chair of the Community Criminal Justice Board, board member on the Eastern Region of Virginia Child Fatality Review Team and member of the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys, American Bar Association, and Virginia Bar Association.  I also love coaching youth baseball and spending time with my awesome family.  My firm, Decker Law, PLLC, offers a wide range of legal services to meet your needs.  Give us a call or come on by for a consultation.   

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Licensed for 18 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 2004
Updated 10/01/2022

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Decker Law, PLLC 804-693-9881
6688 Main Street (Coke Building)
804-693-9881
Gloucester, VA, 23061
Brian Wayne Decker
Gloucester
Gloucester, VA, 23061
Brian Wayne Decker
Gloucester
Gloucester, VA, 23072
Brian Wayne Decker
York County
York County, VA, 23690
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Posted by Cassie | June 28, 2019
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| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney in Gloucester
Mr. Decker has been our attorney for years and has always done a phenomenal job with our cases. Mr. Decker is patient, knowledgable and treats each case with the utmost respect and attention to detail. He is very down to earth and eases any worry you may have.
Posted by Terri | February 8, 2019
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Brian Decker is an excellent attorney
We contacted Mr. Decker to represent us when we were faced with a custody dispute. Brian was very reassuring throughout the many months that it took to resolve the issue. He promptly answered emails, texts, and phone calls. In court, he was professional, calm and effective. He will be our attorney if we ever have the need again
Posted by Dwayne | December 21, 2018
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First class lawyer
I highly recommend Mr Decker. I hired Mr. Decker to help me out with a legal matter and he delivered, Mr. Decker was very professional and went above and beyond to help me. Hopefully I don’t but if I find myself in need of another attorney Mr. Decker will be my first call.
Posted by Kelsie | December 4, 2018
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You will not regret your decision.
Are you in need of an attorney? Look no further. I cannot thank Brian Decker enough for his time, advice & guidance. If you are looking for an attorney that takes action from your first conversation, you will not be disappointed. He is exceptional. Very down to earth and easy to talk too. My situation caused me a lot of stress and having Brian to talk things over with, made it much easier. More people need to be like Brian Decker. I will continue to refer him to anyone I know in need of an attorney.
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Posted by Josh | October 27, 2018
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You can’t go wrong!
Brian is hands down an amazing lawyer and person. He quickly completed our case where he was able to get my wife legal adoption of my two sons by communicating to my ex that it was in the best interest of the boys. We had been working on this case for over two years with another lawyer, who was terrible at everything. Brian was able to accomplish this case in little over one month.
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Posted by anonymous | August 3, 2017
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Best lawyer in Gloucester
Brian Decker helped me out big time in a reckless driving case. It was my first time in court and I didn't ever expect I would be there for a speeding ticket that could potentially mean jail time. Mr. Decker was reassuring and got my case dismissed!
Posted by John S | February 2, 2017
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Outstanding Attorney
I found myself in the unfortunate situation were legal counsel was the only option. I heard from some locals that Brian Decker was the attorney I should hire. I met with Brian and was sold from the get go that this is the man I want to represent me. He is down to earth and excellent to get along with. Correspondence between us was just awesome. He promptly replies to emails. So that was the good and now for the great. This guy is a winner. We went to court and his attention to detail was outstanding. He quickly picked up on inconsistencies in the person’s testimony and when it came time to cross examine he was on point. After the cross examination, I didn’t even have to testify. The judge found me not guilty and dropped the protective order. If you find yourself thinking you need a lawyer, make Brian Decker your first call. You will not be disappointed.
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Posted by Gutemberg Cadet | September 28, 2016
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Brian Decker is the Perfect lawyer
Brian Decker goes the extra mile when it comes to defending his defendants. He absolutely did for me! He is an excellent lawyer and makes sure that everything is perfect prior to the court date. He also makes sure that the judge hears him out and absolutely does not go out without a stern and firm argument! I reccomend Brian Decker to anyone who is looking for a superb lalawyer with a great ability to defend his clients in any way possible and who will fight til the end
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Posted by Kay | October 14, 2015
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Exceptional, Outstanding, Superb Lawyer
I would like to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude for the outstanding work that Mr. Decker has done as it was invaluable to me. I had the pleasure of working with Mr. Decker for over 3 years involving a custody situation. He is an outstanding attorney and is very professional. He was prompt, knowledgeable and handled my case with uppermost concern and proficiency. He was very kind, caring and an excellent listener. If you are looking for someone who is looking towards your best interest and is willing to actually listen to your needs and concerns during a difficult situation, he is the right attorney for you. He always returned my calls/emails promptly and he went above and beyond to keep me informed every step of the way. You can count on his knowledge, diligence and experience to get the best results. I would highly recommend Mr. Decker to represent you as an attorney.
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Posted by anonymous | September 11, 2015
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Amazing Attorney x2 !!
I have had the pleasure of knowing Mr. Decker both personally and professionally for over 5 years. Brian Decker worked with me 4 years ago regarding my youngest son and a difficult custody situation that we were facing. He was able to successfully work through a protective order and custody case with ease and professionalism. He placed my son’s safety and welfare as a priority at all times. Mr. Decker was always very helpful and informative with me about the process and I really leaned on him during this difficult time. He ALWAYS returned my calls/emails and made me feel that he truly cared about what he was doing (this is a rare thing!) He was my son’s “hero,” putting his needs first and truly did amazing things for us in the courtroom. I have recommended him to anyone who is going through a custody situation. … This year I had an unexpected and unusual situation with a child I decided to get custody of through the state. The situation was uncommon and it was extremely difficult to work with all the players involved. Mr. Decker (again) walked me through the process with knowledge, encouragement and professionalism. He helped move mountains and was again a hero to my newest “son.” I cannot say enough good things about Mr. Decker and all that he has done for my family!!
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Posted by anonymous | August 14, 2015
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Happy Client
I have worked with Mr. Decker for the past couple of years on a child custody case. He is highly professional, honest, logical, prompt in response and just an overall good person. He worked diligently throughout the process and I could not have had a better person represent my family. He is a great asset to his profession.
Posted by anonymous | July 31, 2015
Child Custody Professional
It was a pleasure to work with Brian on our case. My daughter and I always felt he had our best interest at heart and worked extremely hard to make sure we were successful. He was an excellent listener and treated my daughter with such respect, spending time with her and asking her opinion. His dedication to his profession and children is admirable. I recommend Brian without hesitation.
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Posted by Ben | May 19, 2015
All around, an excellent lawyer.
Brian handled my custody petition with professionalism and studious attention to all aspects of my case. I can't thank him enough for keeping me on track and focused on the tasks involved. I truly felt like I had someone dedicated to helping me through a difficult situation.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 8.2 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Contract Attorney
  • Mathews County Department of Social Services
  • 2012 - Present
  • Partner
  • Dusewicz, Soberick & Decker
  • 2009 - Present
  • Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney
  • Gloucester County Commonwealth's Attorney
  • 2005 - 2009
  • Associate
  • Law Offices of Krinick & Segall
  • 2004 - 2005
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Old Dominion University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001
  • Old Dominion University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 2001

Associations

  • Eastern Region of Virginia Child Fatality Review Team
  • Board Member
  • 2016 - Present
  • Little League
  • Manager/Coach
  • 2015 - Present
  • Community Criminal Justice Board
  • Vice Chair
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers
  • 2009 - Present
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 2004 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • American Bar Association
  • 2004 - Present
  • Middle Peninsula Bar Association
  • Past President
  • 2009 - 2009
  • National Crime Victims Awareness Program
  • Volunteer
  • 2007 - 2011
  • Journal of Law and Public Interest, University of Richmond
  • Staff Editor
  • 2003 - 2004
  • Public Interest Law Association - University of Richmond
  • President
  • 2003 - 2004
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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

Awards

  • Pro Bono Award
  • Public Interest Law Association - University of Richmond
  • 2003
  • Student Leader of the Year
  • Old Dominion University
  • 2001
  • Kaufman Graduate Award
  • Old Dominion University
  • 2001

Publications

  • Commonwealth's Attorney's Handbook
  • Jury Selection
  • 2007
  • Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest
  • Tip Based Warrantless Searches and Seizures Under the Rubric of the Investigative Detention Exception to the Warrant Requirement
  • 2004

Speaking Engagements

  • Partnership for Safe Teen Driving
  • Safe Teen Driving
  • 2011
  • Partnership for Safe Teen Driving
  • Safe Teen Driving
  • 2010
  • Partnership for Safe Teen Driving
  • Safe Teen Driving
  • 2009
  • Partnership for Safe Teen Driving
  • Safe Teen Driving
  • 2008
  • MId Atlantic DUI Conference
  • DUI/Involuntary Manslaughter
  • 2008
  • Gloucester High School
  • Guest Lecturer - Introduction to Criminal Justice
  • 2008
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Attorney endorsements

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Given (14)
Child custody Attorney | Jun 15
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | May 20
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Brian is an awesome attorney. I had the pleasure of working with him on a case in York County and he was extremely knowledgeable on the subject area, he advocated zealously for his client, and he helped his client and his client's family understand the proceeding. Brian is extremely observant and picks up on details others may not catch--he uses this skill to gain the best advantage he can for his clients. I highly recommend Brian Decker."
Criminal defense Attorney | Dec 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 10
Relationship: Other
"Highly respected and overall a great attorney. I endorse this lawyer."
Litigation Attorney | Nov 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. His knowledge of courtroom procedure, as well as his strong advocacy for his clients, make him a welcome colleague in our community."
Unknown Attorney | Feb 24
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Criminal defense Attorney | Sep 09
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I know Brian Decker to be a zealous and conscientious advocate. I endorse him for criminal, traffic, and DUI defense."
Unknown Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
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Gloucester Child custody Lawyer Brian Wayne Decker
Brian Wayne Decker
Child custody Attorney
Gloucester, VA
Licensed for 18 years