Jace M. Padden


Email:     jpadden@friedmanlawva.com
Phone:   804.717.1969
Fax:         804.748.4161


Jace helps his client identify and achieve their objectives while maintaining their dignity and protecting their families and finances during emotionally difficult transitional times in their lives. Jace graduated cum laude from the University of Richmond School of Law. While in law school, he was a member of the Moot Court Board, a John Marshall Scholar, and research assistant to Professor W. Hamilton Bryson.

After law school, he served as a Law Clerk in the Chesterfield County Circuit Court for one year. He has since practiced law throughout the metro-Richmond area and has appeared in various courts throughout Virginia. He also serves as a guardian ad litem for children.

In addition to litigating cases, Jace is trained in mediation and the collaborative law process. He believes it is important to consider all methods of dispute resolution to best determine and meet a client’s needs. Some cases call for aggressive litigation. In others, a more tactful, finessed approach is appropriate. Many cases require a blended approach.

Professional Experience

Friedman Law Firm, P.C., Attorney (Present)
DeFazio Bal, P.C., Attorney
Chesterfield County Circuit Court, Law Clerk

Education and Training

University of Richmond School of Law,
Richmond, Virginia
Juris Doctor, Cum Laude

University of Virginia,
Charlottesville, Virginia
B.A., Philosophy

Honors, Awards, and Accolades

Honors: Moot Court Board
Honors: John Marshall Scholar

Bar Admissions

Supreme Court of Virginia
Court of Appeals of Virginia
All Virginia Trial Courts


Virginia State Bar, 2006 - Present
Chesterfield Bar Association
Richmond Bar Association, Litigation Section, Chair
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
Collaborative Professionals of Richmond,
        Former Co-President
Virginia Collaborative Professionals
International Academy of Collaborative Professionals
Chesterfield CASA, Former Board Member
Families Forward Virginia, Board Member
Former Guardian ad litem

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