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|VA||Authorized to practice law||1996||02/13/2017|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2016|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2015|
|Super Lawyer||Super Lawyers||2014|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2013|
|Legal Elite||Virginia Business Magazine||2009|
|Attorney / Shareholder||Barnes & Diehl, PC||2000 - Present|
|Sole Practioner||Christopher H. Macturk Attorney at Law||1996 - 2000|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers||Fellow||2015 - Present|
|The Bar Association of the City of Richmond||Member||2014 - Present|
|Virginia Bar Association||Member||2014 - Present|
|International Academy of Collaborative Professionals||Member||2009 - Present|
|Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association||Past President||2012 - 2013|
|Henrico County Bar Association||Past President||2008 - 2009|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly||No finish line: The future of family law mediation||2016|
|Work It, Richmond: Learning Center||Business owners and divorce||2014|
|American Journal of Trial Advocacy||Confidentiality in Mediation: The Best Protection Has Exceptions||1995|
|Samford University, Cumberland School of Law||Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1996|
|University of Richmond||Political Science||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1991|
|126th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association||Presenter -- “Hot Topics in Family Law – Virginia Uniform Transfers to Minors Act (UTMA): Problems and (few) solutions in equitable distribution"||2016|
|Virginia Collaborative Professionals (VaCP) 8th Annual Meeting -- Charlottesville, VA||Speaker -- Legislative and Case Law Update||2015|
|125th Annual Meeting of the Virginia Bar Association||Hot Topics in Family Law – "Same-Sex Marriage in Virginia: Implications for Same-Sex Divorce"||2015|
|Advanced Issues in Family and Divorce Law||"Best Practices of Court Procedure" and "Thorny Custody Issues"||2014|
|Equitable Divorce Settlements||"Ethical Considerations in Divorce Cases" and "Strategies in Equitable Distribution Settlements"||2007|
|Senior Law Day||“Grandparents’ Visitation Rights”||2006|
|Establishing a Family Court in Virginia||Moderator||2006|
Posted by Caroline
I made the horrific mistake of hiring Chris as my lawyer in 2008. Chris appeared to be on my side and made me think that I had nothing to worry about when going to court versus my now x husband over custody of my then 2 1/2 year old. He wound up costing me close to $7k and the result of the preliminary hearing broke my heart by the judge awarding joint custody to my x. Chris acted like it didn't matter to him one way or the other if I lost or won when it came to the hearing. He allowed my x's attorney to walk all over him and eventually beat him in a case that was pretty cut and dry considering I had plenty of evidence against my x to prove that I was the primary parent even through our marriage. I would not recommend him to my worst enemy. I had to hire another attorney to get me divorced because after thousands of dollars and not getting the results I wanted or hoped for, I was not about to waste anymore money or time on someone I did not trust. 9 years later, I am still fighting with my x and about to go back to court over custody again. Thanks for putting me into debt and ruing mine and my son's lives.
Posted by Robin
During my divorce I was represented by a named partner at a well known firm. I felt that my attorney wasn't working in my best interest so I interviewed several firms and chose Chris Macturk. That was the best legal decision I have ever made.
Chris Macturk represented me in multiple post divorce issue trials and motions over several years. Each and every time we interacted I knew he was fully engaged with my concerns. Chris is always receptive to my perspective and input, forthcoming with personal and professional opinion, and always concerned about the impact such legal matters have on the overall family dynamics, most importantly the children. He knows how to have the hard conversations with a client and understands how the client feels in such situations, a unique empathy for lawyers.
Excellent representation in the courtroom where he won all 4 motions I was involved in with the very litigious mother of my sons. Chris was extremely supportive in helping me through testifying on the stand, determining best case situations for my sons custody, and establishing fair and equitable support.
I have recommended Chris to everyone I know in divorce/custody matters over the years and I personally know of no better person to have backing you up while fighting on your behalf.
Posted by Jason
Mr. Macturk handled my case with reasonable outcomes and results in mind. He allowed me to fully explain my situation and focused our efforts on achievable outcomes, and did not waste time or belabor small points. I view Mr Macturk as highly qualified, experienced and results oriented. Highly recommended.