Collaborative Law with Mary Owens

Posted on June 22, 2023 in Collaborative Law

Collaborative law, also known as collaborative practice, divorce or family law, is a legal process enabling couples who have decided to separate or end their marriage to work with their collaborative professionals including collaboratively trained lawyers, coaches and financial professionals in order to avoid the uncertain outcome of court and to achieve a settlement that best meets the specific needs of both parties and their children without the underlying threat of litigation.

Julie Cillo admitted to the International  Academy of Family Lawyers 

Posted on June 16, 2023 in General News

Julie Cillo was recently admitted to the International  Academy of Family Lawyers as 1 of only 15 IAFL Fellows in Virginia and 1 of 385 Fellows in the United States.

International  Academy of Family Lawyers 

IAFL is a worldwide association of practising lawyers who are recognised by their peers as the most experienced and skilled family law specialists in their respective countries.

Attorney Ben Sharpe – Chesterfield Bar Association

Posted on May 25, 2023 in General News

Ben Sharpe is excited to take an active role in the Chesterfield Bar Association as secretary for the upcoming year! Congratulations Ben!

Julie M. Cillo was sworn in as the Richmond Bar Association’s 138th President

Posted on May 11, 2023 in General News

On May 1, 2023, Julie M. Cillo was sworn in as the Richmond Bar Association’s 138th President, and its 6th female president. She will take office June 1, 2023. Julie has been active in the Richmond Bar Association since 2006 and has served the Association in many roles including on the Executive Committee,

Mediation with Mary Burkey Owens

in Mediation

Mediation is a process parties can use for resolving a dispute out of court and without litigation. In the area of family law, The mediation process involves using a trained mediator to assist the parties with better communication to help them resolve their conflict out of court. Mediation can be applied to all family law cases including custody,

2023 Virginia Super Lawyers®

Posted on April 28, 2023 in Super Lawyers

Owen & Owens is proud to announce that six of its attorneys were named as 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers®.

Mary Burkey Owens

“Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers”

“Top 50 Richmond Super Lawyers”

“Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers”

Joe Owen

“2023 Virginia Super Lawyer”

Julie M. Cillo

“Top 100 Virginia Super Lawyers”

“Top 50 Richmond Super Lawyers”

“Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers”

Sam Kaufman

“2023 Virginia Super Lawyer”

2023 Advanced Paralegal Retreat

Posted on April 20, 2023 in General News

Wyatt Taylor will be presenting the case law and legislative update at the retreat.

Mallory Brennan and Lindsay Dugan prepared the written materials for the legislative and case law update. Immogen Worthington also helped out on the planning committee.


8.75 hours NALA CLE approved(4.75 substantive, 1.0 Ethics, 3.0 non-substantive)

Join us for our third retreat designed especially for the more experienced paralegal or legal assistant!

Congrats to Julie Cillo for being a top 3 finalist for the RVA power women awards for the Law category!!!

Posted on April 17, 2023 in General News

Richmond BizSense and Brown Edwards are pleased to announce the 2023 RVA Power Women award finalists!Join us on Thursday, May 4 as we celebrate these 39 finalists and unveil the winners in each category at a live award ceremony!

Guests will enjoy entry to the exclusive awards ceremony, an open bar,

Virginia Business’ Legal Elite in Family Law for 2022

Posted on December 21, 2022 in General News

Owen & Owens is pleased to announce that two of the firm’s attorneys were recognized by Virginia Business as Legal Elite in Family Law for 2022. This distinction is a result of peer recognition and exceptional professional achievement. 

Each year, Virginia Business’ Legal Elite polls lawyers in Virginia to identify the top attorneys across 20 categories of legal specialties.

Four Lawyers From Owen & Owens Listed in Best Lawyers in America 2023

Posted on August 22, 2022 in Best Lawyers in America, General News

The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that four of its lawyers, Mary Burkey Owens, Joe Owen, Sam Kaufman, and Julie Cillo, have been selected by their peers to be included in the 2023 edition of The Best Lawyers in America®.

Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession.