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.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||2008||03/25/2022|
|Award name||Grantor||Date Granted|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2018|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2017|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Rising Star||Super Lawyers||2013|
|Associate||Barnes & Diehl, PC||2010 - Present|
|Judicial Law Clerk||12th Judicial Circuit||2008 - 2010|
|Law Clerk||Epperly & Follis, P.C.||2006 - 2008|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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||N/A|
|Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Family Law CLE||Annual Update on the Law||2010|
|Richmond Journal of Law and Public Interest||Staff Member||N/A|
|University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||2008|
|University of California - San Diego||Bachelor of Arts||2005|
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