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Lawrence Denison Diehl

Family Attorney at Richmond, VA

4.3   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 49 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1974
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Barnes & Diehl, P.C.
Boulders VI - Suite 200
7401 Beaufont Springs Drive
Richmond, VA, 23225

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Posted by Sabrina | September 26, 2016
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Difficult Divorce Case
I hired Larry Diehl in the middle of a messy and emotional divorce. I interviewed several other attorneys as well. Larry was highly recommended to me by an acquaintance but I was warned by others that Larry was in extreme demand and that he may not be able to dedicate time to my little case. I was surprisingly shocked at how quickly Larry became very acquainted with the specifics of my case and surprised that he treated me as though I was his only client. He returned calls/emails immediately and was very professional and honest all the way to the end. In a hearing involving child custody, I was surprised at how many details he remembered that even I had forgotten. I would strongly recommend Larry and his firm to anyone needing any level of service in Family Law. He is one of a kind!
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Posted by Mary | July 28, 2014
Best Divorce Lawyer on the East Coast!
I used Mr Diehl for my divorce in 2009-10. He is tops in his field and didn't take any garbage off my ex or his lawyer. He was very professional and helped me keep my head and sanity in a life event that blind sided me. He has a great staff working for him that you can talk to when he is not immediately available. He always replied to any question I had within a day or less and made me feel safe in his care. If it were not for him I don't know what I would have done. He was honest and fair in his billing practices and even worked with me for small bits of time he didn't bill many lawyers do that?!?!?! He came to me highly recomended by friends who had used him. I also found that he has the highest respect from his peers in the field as well and that means a lot.
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Posted by anonymous | April 11, 2013
Honest, but passive
Larry is an honest lawyer, and knowledgeable. However, I feel that he stretches himself too thin, is too passive in negotiations, and did not create a strategy that he reviewed with me prior to going to court. He does not plan for the oppositions strategy and prepare for a counter. In short, I feel that he has lost the "fire" necessary to fight the tough cases.
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Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Barnes & Diehl, PC
  • 2007 - Present
  • Sole Owner
  • Lawrence D. Diehl, PC
  • 1992 - 2007
  • Director
  • Marks & Harrison, PC
  • 1985 - 1992
  • Partner
  • Spero and Diehl
  • 1975 - 1985
  • Associate
  • Spero and Levinson
  • 1974 - 1975
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  • Marshall-Wythe School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1974
  • Bucknell University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1971


  • Virginia Family Law Bar Coalition
  • Member
  • 2000 - Present
  • VBA Family Law Coalition
  • Member
  • 1996 - Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1992 - Present
  • American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
  • Fellow
  • 1990 - Present
  • Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel appointed by Governor Terry McCauliffe
  • Member
  • 2014 - 2017
  • Child Support Quadrennial Guideline Review Panel appointed by Governor Mark Warner
  • Member
  • 2005 - 2008
  • Virginia State Bar, Virginia State Professionalism Course Faculty
  • Member
  • 2001 - 2004
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • President
  • 1997 - 1998
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 1996 - 1997
  • Virginia State Bar, Board of Governors, Family Law Section
  • Member
  • 1988 - 1995
  • Virginia Poverty Law Center, inc.
  • Board of Directors
  • 1985 - 1991
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Listed Attorney
  • The Best Lawyers in America "Family Law"
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  • Listed Attorney - "Richmond's Best & Brightest Attorney"
  • Richmond Style Weekly
  • N/A
  • Lifetime Achievement Award
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
  • N/A
  • Legal Elite "Family & Domestic Relations"
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • N/A
  • Super Lawyer "Family Law"
  • Richmond Magazine
  • N/A
  • "Lawyer of the Year" Richmond area
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • N/A
  • Leader of the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • N/A
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  • Family Law Quarterly
  • "Legislative Update: 2014 General Assembly Session"
  • 2014
  • Virginia Lawyer (Virginia State Bar)
  • "Uniform Interstate Family Support Act: A Practical Update"
  • 2001
  • ABA Family Advocate
  • "Giving Your Client Some Credit: Attributing Child Tax Benefits"
  • 2000

Speaking Engagements

  • VTLA Family Law Seminar
  • Legislative Update: General Assembly Session
  • 2015
  • VTLA Family Law Seminar
  • "David v. David: A Goliath Change in the Burden of Proof"
  • 2015
  • VBA Advanced Family Law Seminar
  • Legislative Update: General Assembly Session
  • 2015
  • VTLA Family Law Seminar
  • Legislative Update: General Assembly Session
  • 2014
  • 32nd Annual Family Law Seminar
  • Presenting the Argument & Reviewing the Decision
  • 2013
  • Virginia Society of CPAs
  • The CPA Expert in Divorce: Business Valuations
  • 2010
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Richmond Family Lawyer Lawrence Denison Diehl
Lawrence Denison Diehl
Family Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 49 years