Areas of Law
- Family Law
- Child Custody
- Visitation Rights
- Child Support
- Spousal Support
- Equitable Distribution
- Business Valuation
- Premarital Agreements
- Marital Property Settlements
- Adoption Law
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- Meets very high criteria of general ethical standards
Experience & CredentialsPositionShareholderAdmission DetailsAdmitted in 1975, VirginiaLaw School AttendedUniversity of Richmond
Class of 1975
J.D.University AttendedUniversity of Richmond
Class of 1974
magna cum laudeBirth InformationBorn in 1946
Youngstown, Ohio, December 28, 1946MilitaryCaptain, U.S. Army, 1966-1970 Active DutyAssociations & MembershipsVirginia State Bar (Board of Governors, Family Law Section, 1996-2002; Secretary 1998-1999; Vice-Chair, 1999-2000; Chair, 2000-2001); Richmond, Henrico, Chesterfield and Hanover Bar Associations; Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association (Founding President, 1994).Bar Fellowshipof the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals, and is listed in "The Best Lawyers in America." He was the Founding President of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association and has been elected to many leadership positions in national, state and local bar associations. He is frequently called upon to lecture on family law issues to bar association groups and other professionals. Mr. Batzli has been named by his peers as one of the top family law practitioners in Richmond and has also been named in the Virginia Business Legal Elite from 2000 to the present. He has been named a Virginia "Super Lawyer", one of the top 50 family law lawyers in Virginia, since it's inception in 2006. He holds Martindale-Hubbell's highest AV rating.
He has served as a Family Law Mediator with the McCammon Group and as a Commissioner-in-Chancery and Judge Pro Tempore in the Hanover County Circuit Court.
Mr. Batzli was an Honor Graduate, Officer Candidate School, Army Transportation Corps, Fort Eustis, Virginia (1967) and was a Captain on Active Duty from 1966-1970. Fellow: American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; International Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers; Litigation Counsel of America.