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Anne Louise Roddy

Divorce and separation Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   2 reviews
  • State Years
    Virginia - VA 15 years
    California - CA 13 years
  • Licensed for 15 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2008
    Active No misconduct found
  • Licensed for 13 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2010
    Inactive No misconduct found

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Anne Roddy grew up in California and she received her undergraduate degree in Political Science and Public Law from the University of California, San Diego.   After college, Anne moved to Richmond, Virginia and attended the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law.  While in school, Anne interned in various prosecutor’s offices and she worked for a civil litigation firm. 

Anne began her legal career as a law clerk in the Twelfth Judicial Circuit.  “I consider the time spent at my clerkship to be invaluable.  I was able to observe attorneys on a daily basis in the courtroom.  I had access to a large volume of different kinds of litigation matters, and was able to quickly gain valuable experience and knowledge.”

Anne has worked in mid-sized firms and she was a solo practitioner.  She represents parents and family members in divorce, custody, and visitation matters.  Anne is a certified Guardian ad litem.  In that capacity she is an advocate for children and for incapacitated adults. 

“I have handled countless matters acting as a guardian ad litem for minor children, as defense attorney for children and adults, as well as counsel for parents and counsel for grandparents and other third party petitioners.  I have appeared in divorce, custody and visitation matters, delinquency cases, protective order hearings, Department of Social Services cases, and in contested adoption matters. My cases have involved juvenile court appearances through to appellate court arguments.”

“My experience in every capacity within the courtroom gives me a unique ability to assess the strengths and weaknesses of each case to best represent my clients.  I have significant experience in multiple jurisdictions that allows me to help my clients determine the best avenue for success.   Defining goals and reducing anxiety levels is a vital step in the process.  I enjoy my time in the courtroom but seek to reach amicable resolutions out of court, where possible.” 

Anne is currently president elect of the Chesterfield Bar Association, and she is active in the Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association as a Legislative Committee Member.  She is the Young Lawyer Representative on the Domestic Relations Council of the Virginia Bar Association.   Anne has served on the Richmond Bench Bar, most recently as the Chesterfield County Representative. 

Recently, Anne coordinated the Chesterfield County Public Safety Wills for Heroes Program.  The program coordinated local attorneys, notaries, witnesses to provide wills and legal documents to public safety personnel at no cost.  Over two hundred wills were prepared.  “It felt wonderful to provide a valuable service to those in the community who are consistently serving others and ensuring our safety.” 


Anne is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the State of California. 

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Posted by Brad | March 7, 2016
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| Hired Attorney
Professional, Caring, and does a Fantastic job.
I have absolutely loved working with Anne. She not only does what it takes to understand your needs but also helps you with those areas that you might forget. She has represented me for quite a while now. I would not consider anyone else. You will be very happy with her representation.
Posted by Christopher | October 28, 2013
Excellent Representation
Anne was the picture of competent professionalism during my defensive custody dispute. She Always showed up on time, represented my case great using the evidence provided. She prepped thoroughly and came to court very knowledgeable on the specifics of the case without having to be reminded by me. She remained true to the goals that we set out to achieve and managed to do it without compromising her honesty or honor (which may not be an issue for some people, but it is for me). I definitely recommend her. She knows her way around the court, and around the law.
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Work Experience

  • Associate
  • Barnes & Diehl, PC
  • 2010 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • 12th Judicial Circuit
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Law Clerk
  • Epperly & Follis, P.C.
  • 2006 - 2008


  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2008
  • University of California - San Diego
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • 2005


  • Chesterfield Bar Association
  • Leader - Young Laywers Division
  • 2011 - Present
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Young Trial Lawyers Section
  • Publications Committee Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • N/A
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Bench Bar Conference Committee Member
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Rising Star
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  • 2018
  • Rising Star
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  • 2017
  • Rising Star
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  • 2016
  • Rising Star
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  • 2015
  • Rising Star
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  • 2014
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers
  • 2013
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  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Family Law CLE
  • Annual Update on the Law
  • 2010
  • Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest
  • Staff Member
  • N/A

Attorney endorsements

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Family Attorney | Jul 25
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known her practice for a few years and I have always been impressed by how smart and aggressive she is."
Divorce and separation Attorney | Jan 29
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. She does great work and cares about her clients!"
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Richmond Divorce and separation Lawyer Anne Louise Roddy
Anne Louise Roddy
Divorce and separation Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 15 years