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David Gregory Defazio

Family Attorney at Chesterfield, VA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 26 years
    State VA
    Acquired 1998
    Status
    Active No misconduct found

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About David

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     I have been a lawyer since 1998, and I handle family law matters exclusively. I handle a variety of domestic cases from child custody and adoption to multimillion dollar equitable distribution litigation. I will aslo handle criminal matters that affect my clients. 

     I strive to provide creative, aggressive, and effective services to my clients. Practicing in family law takes more than simply knowing the law; it also requires the ability to understand the emotional and human nature of the issues faced by people experiencing a family crisis.

 

Location

Friedman Law Firm
9401 Courthouse Rd
Chesterfield, VA, 23832

Reviews

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Posted by Peter | September 17, 2018
This review is from a person who hired this attorney.
| Hired Attorney
Willing to go the extra bit
I had a rather difficult case where David represented me. He worked to gather up the facts, discussed with me the steps and potential outcomes of either a trial or plea, and determined the best path of action. With the information, we decided to go to trial since I had sufficient evidence to prove my innocence. So he prepared me for trial so I understood what to expect. David was prepared for the case. He was excellent during the trial and was willing to push to the line (without crossing it) in court. With his skill in the courtroom and prep beforehand, I was found not guilty. I would recommend David for criminal cases because of his prep work and tenacity in and outside of the courtroom.
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Posted by Becki | July 11, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
Thorough, Responsive and Professional
David represented me with the utmost in professionalism in a very contentious divorce. David was diligent, honest and incredibly responsive to my many concerns and questions both through email and phone calls. Not only did David represent my interests thoroughly, he did so with a remarkable level of compassion. David navigated through dealing with someone who was unreasonable at best ultimately achieving a fair settlement despite every sign indicating we would have to go to trial. Had we gone to trial, I can confidently attest to David's preparedness. I am truly grateful for all David did in getting me through a most difficult time in my life. I would recommend him without hesitation regardless of the complexities involved.
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Posted by anonymous | February 11, 2016
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Highly Recommend the Defazio Law Firm
David and his team are outstanding. I initially picked them after researching firms on the internet so in some ways it was luck that I stumbled upon his firm. Our initial meeting was sympathetic but also very open and honest. David listened to the facts and told me exactly how he felt things would come out, in the end. Although my situation was long and involved, in the end things came out exactly as he first thought they would. Throughout my situation a number of unexpected anomalies came up that are not common or typical in a family law case. David was fully prepared to handle all of those situations. He knew exactly what to do; exactly who to talk to and exactly the right advice to give me. In my opinion, when going through the emotions of a family issue, such as divorce and child custody, it is critical to have an attorney who can provide the right advice in a no nonsense manner. You have to be able to trust that attorney because your emotions will push you to want to do things that are not in your best interest. David engenders that trust and his advice is spot on. David has a strong team working for him. They are responsive, even after hours and on weekends. They are competent, friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend David and his team to anyone needing legal help.
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Cost

Rates
  • Hourly Rates $ 435-435 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Friedman Law Firm
  • 2020 - Present
  • Managing Partner
  • DeFazio Bal PC
  • 2013 - 2020

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1998
  • Hampden-Sydney College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1995

Associations

  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Immediate Past President
  • 2012 - Present
  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2008 - Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Member
  • 2006 - Present
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • President
  • 2011 - 2012
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • President-Elect
  • 2010 - 2011
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Vice President
  • 2008 - 2010
  • Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Program Director
  • 2007 - 2008
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2020
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Litigator of the Year
  • American Institute of Trial Lawyers
  • 2019
  • Lawyer of Distinction
  • Lawyers of Distinction
  • 2019
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2018
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2017
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2016
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2015
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • Super Lawyer
  • Virginia Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2012
  • Leader in the Law
  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • 2012
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2011
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2010
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2009
  • Rising Star
  • Super Lawyers Magazine
  • 2008
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Publications

  • Richmond Bench Bar CLE
  • Relocation of Children in Virginia
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • Complex Assets in Divorce
  • Family Law Ethics
  • 2017
  • Child Cusotdy Proceedures
  • Child Custody Evaluations and GALs
  • 2013
  • Advanced Family Law Paralegal Seminar
  • Spousal Support
  • 2012
  • Advanced Family Law
  • Update on the Law
  • 2012
  • Richmond VTLA
  • Protective Orders and Gun Rights
  • 2011
  • Divorce Law Guide from A to Z
  • Divorce Resolution
  • 2011
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Attorney endorsements

Received (4)
Given (7)
Endorse David
Family Attorney | Jun 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse David. He is a highly skilled attorney that is well respected in the legal community."
Unknown Attorney | Nov 26
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Family Attorney | Aug 10
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. I have known Mr. Defazio for approximately ten years. Mr. Defazio does an excellent job representing his clients in family law matters."
Family Attorney | Aug 09
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I endorse this lawyer. He is an outstanding family law attorney in the Richmond community."
Divorce and separation
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Divorce and separation
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Chesterfield Family Lawyer David Gregory Defazio
David Gregory Defazio
Family Attorney
Chesterfield, VA
Licensed for 26 years