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Gary Wayne Berdeen

Family Attorney at Richmond, VA

5.0   2 reviews
  • Licensed for 22 years
    State VA
    Acquired 2001
    Active No misconduct found

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

About Gary

Learn Gary’s areas of practice.

Practice areas
  1. Family
    Represent clients in adoption, divorce, property and debt division, support, custody, and visitation matters.

  2. Insurance
    Represent insureds in insurance disputes, including denied claims under life, automobile, general liability, homeowners, renters and heath insurance policies.

  3. Personal injury
    Represent accident victims with serious injures.

Gary has been practicing law for over fifteen years. He began at a large firm representing Fortune 500 companies in civil litigation and individuals in family law matters. He has since represented clients in complex matters pending in state and federal courts throughout the nation, including breach of contract, product liability, personal injury, wrongful death and insurance coverage/bad faith disputes. He also has substantial experience representing clients in family law matters, including divorce, property distribution, support and custody.

He is admitted to practice before all Virginia state courts, as well as the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Virginia, the Western District of Virginia, and the Southern District of Indiana, and U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, Seventh Circuit, and Ninth Circuit.


Gary Berdeen
3900 Westerre Parkway
Richmond, VA, 23233

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5.0 / 5.0
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Posted by Rochelle | June 26, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Professional and Efficient
Being that I am not a native of Richmond, VA, I had to rely on trusted referrals during my search for legal representation in the area. After being referred to Gary and having a short phone consultation, I retained him as my lawyer without hesitation. He was upfront about legal fee's, procedures, and expected timelines from start to finish of the case. Similarly, he provided realistic and unbiased scenarios of the outcome for my specific case; and this was key to my own personal understanding, because it helped focus my expectations going forward. My specific case was regarding an auto accident, in which the other driver was at fault. Gary was great at delegating tasks with a deadline for both of us to achieve. This was beneficial because it ensured I remained abreast of any developments in the case. If you are searching for an ethical, efficient, and dependable lawyer in the Richmond area, I have full confidence in recommending Gary Berdeen.
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Posted by Carolina | June 18, 2017
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Attentive Attorney for Child Custody Case
I am native to California, but was disputing a child custody case in Virginia. Mr. Berdeen was recommended by a friend after vetting other lawyers in the area. Mr. Berdeen helped me understand and take care of what was needed for me to obtain custody of my niece. It was an uphill battle that Mr. Berdeen helped me take with stride every step of the way. He was attentive to my family's needs. He presented my options and possibilities with a frank and concise manner. Mr. Berdeen gave my case his focus along with his expertise. I am now thankful that I will be enjoying my niece in California. She will be filled with all the love her family has for her here! Thank you! Mr. Berdeen!
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  • Hourly Rates $ 150-300 per hour
  • Contingency 30%-40%
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 6.9 (Good)

Work Experience

  • Owner, Attorney
  • Berdeen Law Firm
  • 2017 - Present
  • Senior Counsel
  • Dunlap Bennett & Ludwig
  • 2016 - 2017
  • Attorney
  • Smith Strong
  • 2015 - 2016
  • Attorney
  • Morison Holden / Trenk Dipasquale
  • 2003 - 2015
  • Attorney
  • Hunton & Williams
  • 2001 - 2003
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  • Syracuse University College of Law
  • JD
  • 2001
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BS - Bachelor of Science
  • 1997

Sample of Legal Cases

  • RLI Insurance Company v. Conseco, Inc., No. 1:04-cv-310-LJM-WTL (S.D. Ind. 2007)
  • Obtained summary judgment, dismissal and an award of attorney’s fees in favor of client.


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • 2001 - Present
  • Syracuse Law Review
  • Member
  • 2000 - 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Order of the Coif
  • Syracuse Law, Honor Society
  • 2001

Attorney endorsements

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Given (2)
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Unknown Attorney | Feb 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I highly endorse Gary. We have worked on numerous complex matters together. Gary is exceedingly intelligent and diligent. He has always exercised extremely sound judgment. In fact, he is one of the finest lawyers I know."

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Richmond Family Lawyer Gary Wayne Berdeen
Gary Wayne Berdeen
Family Attorney
Richmond, VA
Licensed for 22 years