Rebecca Johnson Peters Divorce Attorney Virginia
Rebecca J. Peters
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(804) 717-1969 (T)
(804) 748-4161 (F)
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Rebecca is a family law attorney at Friedman Law Firm, P.C. Rebecca graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law, where she earned a Certificate of Concentration in Family Law and participated in the Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic as a student advocate and teaching assistant. Her work with the clinic and family law studies resulted in her receiving The Family Law Award from the Virginia State Bar and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers at graduation.

Rebecca also has background experience in criminal law and trial advocacy. She served as a Law Clerk for a criminal defense attorney in the City of Richmond and worked with the Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office for the City of Colonial Heights as an Intern. Rebecca also served as captain of her undergraduate mock trial team at the University of Alabama at Birmingham and was inducted into the Order of the Barristers for her work with the Trial Advocacy Board at Richmond Law School. She has competed in trial tournaments at both the regional and national level, with great success. Some of her accomplishments have included: receiving two “Best Attorney” awards; competing in the ABA National Criminal Justice Trial Competition; and placing as a Regional Semi-Finalist in the ABA Labor & Employment Law Competition two years in a row.

Rebecca enjoys getting to know clients, and their families, and working to achieve the best desired outcome for their case. She understands matters of divorce, custody, visitation, child support, and spousal support. Rebecca also welcomes the opportunity to help clients with other legal matters which frequently arise in conjunction with family law, such as criminal law, wills, trusts and estates, and guardianship proceedings.

Professional Experience

Friedman Law Firm, P.C., Attorney
McGuire Woods LLP, Contract Attorney
UnitedLex, Contract Attorney
Jeanette Lipman Family Law Clinic, University of Richmond School of Law

Education and Training

University of Richmond School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
      Juris Doctor: Certificate of Concentration in Family Law

University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB)
       B.A., magna cum laude: Political Science, minors in English and Legal Affairs

Honors, Awards, and Accolades

The Family Law Award, from the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and
       American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers
The Order of Barristers, University of Richmond School of Law
UAB Mock Trial & Richmond Law School Trial Advocacy Board
Academic All-American, UAB Synchronized Swimming
Alpha Lambda Delta, Pi Sigma Alpha, and Sigma Tau Delta

Bar Admissions

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

Memberships

Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar
Criminal Law Section of the Virginia State Bar Chesterfield Bar Association
Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association

Call today for a confidential consultation. (804) 717-1969