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Erik David Baines

Family Attorney at Richmond, VA

4.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 11 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2012
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About Erik

Learn Erik’s areas of practice.

4
Practice areas
  1. Family
    70%
    Divorce, Custody, Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support/Alimony

  2. Administrative law
    10%
    State and Local Grievance Appeals, Administrative Appeals, and Social Services Hearings and Appeals

  3. Criminal defense
    10%

  4. Estate planning
    10%
    Wills, Trusts, Advanced Medical Directives

Outside of the practice of law, I enjoy hiking, kayaking, camping, and spending time with my wife and children. 

Location

Barnes & Diehl, PC
7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
Suite A
Richmond, VA, 23225

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Reviews

4.0 / 5.0
  3 customer reviews
5 Star
 
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Posted by Rico | July 8, 2020
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Best Attorney I’ve had
I’ll say I was skeptical about signing up Erik Baines and his law office for help with my divorce. I’ve had terrible experiences in the past and I was afraid this would be another one of those experiences. I can tell you now, I was so wrong. Erik was extremely professional the whole time, his staff even accommodated a phone consultation rather than have me come in the office. Throughout the duration of my divorce, he would update me regularly, he always responded to my questions and he even helped me solve an issue with an attorney that was terrible. I give him 5 stars all the way.
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Posted by John | October 29, 2014
Great family lawyer
I've been using Erik to help me through my divorce. He not only clearly presented the somewhat confusing law in relation to my case, he had great advice for the timely handling of my situation. While I certainly hope to never need him for another divorce, I would recommend him without reservation to any of my friends.
Posted by anonymous | August 18, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Make sure you know
$250 for a 20-minute consult to learn what I already knew should have warned me to run away but, I needed representation and burned through the retainer in a blink. Mr. Baines may have knowledge and the backing of a respected law firm, but his billing practices need a review. I was referred to this attorney by someone I trusted and was too stressed to know what to ask. I quickly learned an expensive lesson in hiring a lawyer and found a great individual with reasonable billing practices. If your case is short and sweet, this may be the lawyer for you but if it's complicated, there are good and less expensive options to handle your case.
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Resume

AVVO RATING 9.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Barnes & Diehl, PC
  • 2014 - Present
  • Adjunct Professor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
  • 2012 - Present
  • Law Clerk
  • City of Richmond Circuit Court
  • 2012 - 2013
  • Deputy Director of Development
  • Fishburne Military School
  • 2007 - 2009
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Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • J.D.
  • 2012
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2002
  • Fishburne Military School
  • 1998

Associations

  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • 2014 - Present
  • Order of the Coif
  • 2012 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • 2012 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • 2012 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Rising Star
  • SuperLawyers
  • 2016
  • Walter Scott McNeill Legal Writing Competition
  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law
  • 2012
  • Young Lawyers Section Scholarship
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Remedies
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Tax Policy
  • CALI
  • 2012
  • Excellence in Bankruptcy
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Excellence in Secured Transactions
  • CALI
  • 2011
  • Excellence in Property Law
  • CALI Book Award
  • 2010
  • Randolph T. Townsend Award - First Standing Graduate in History
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • 2002
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Publications

  • 33rd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Update on Virginia Family Law Part I
  • 2016
  • 35th Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Update on Virginia Family Law Part II
  • 2016
  • Virginia Law and Practice Handbook
  • Updates and Revisions to the Criminal Law Chapter
  • 2016
  • Virginia Law and Practice Handbook
  • Updates and Revisions to the Domestic Relations Chapter
  • 2016
  • Virginia Law and Practice Handbook
  • Updates and Revisions to the Criminal Procedure Chapter
  • 2016
  • Virginia Law Foundation
  • Updates and Revisions to Chapter 1 of Negotiating and Drafting Marital Agreements
  • 2016
  • 32nd Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Update on Virginia Family Law Part I
  • 2015
  • 34th Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Update on Virginia Family Law Part II
  • 2015
  • Virginia Family Law Quarterly
  • Children's Testimony in Custody and Visitation Cases
  • 2014
  • 33rd Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Update on Virginia Family Law Part II
  • 2014
  • University of Richmond Law Review
  • Family Status and Today's Families
  • 2013
  • 43rd Annual Criminal Law Seminar
  • 21st Century Jury Issues
  • 2013
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Richmond Family Lawyer Erik David Baines
Erik David Baines
Family Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 11 years