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Melissa S. VanZile - Richmond, VA

6806 Paragon PlaceSuite 110 Richmond, VA 23230

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Updated: 02/08/2024

Richmond Family Law Lawyer

About Melissa S. VanZile

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Executive Board Member/Shareholder

Practice Areas

  • Family Law


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2004

Other Affiliations

  • Past President, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (Past President)
  • Member of Richmond Bar Association (Member)
  • Member of Henrico County Bar Association (Member)
  • Past Member of Chesterfield County Bar Association (Member)
  • Past Board Member of Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association (Member)
  • Member of Virginia State Bar
  • Past Member of the Innsbrook Rotary Club
  • Past Member of St. Joseph's Villa Flagler Home
  • Past Board Member of Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Past Co-Chair of Annual Bench Bar Conference

Classes and Seminars

  • "Grandparents and Third Party Custody and Visitation," Richmond Legal Staff Association, - 2015
  • "Financial Planning in Divorce," Financial Planning Association of Central Virginia Chapter Meeting, - 2014
  • "Child Custody and Visitation," Richmond Paralegal Association Meeting, 2014, - 2014
  • "Drafting Separation Agreements, The Who, What, Where, When and How,"Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association, Seminar for Paralegals, - 2011
  • "Child Custody and Visitation," Richmond Paralegal Association, 2011
  • "The Evolving Realm of Family Law-Non-Traditional Family Units," NBI Advanced Family Law Seminar, Speaker, - 2010
  • "Child Custody and Visitation - The Interplay of Statutes on Parental Rights, Responsibilities and Parent/Child Content," Commencing & Defending an Initial Custody Proceeding, NBI Seminar, Speaker, - 2009

Past Positions

  • Partner at Hall & Hall, PLC (2004-2013), Partner, 2004 - 2013


  • University of Richmond, School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, 2004
  • Mary Washington College, Fredericksburg, Virginia, 2001
    Honors: Political Science Scholastic Honors Society
    Major: Political Science

Fraternities and Sororities

  • Pi Sigma Alpha


Accepts Credit Cards


Published Works

  • Third Party Custody and Visitation, VA Lawyer’s Weekly, 2017
  • The Evolving Realm of Family Law – Non-Traditional Family Units – Melissa S. VanZile, NBI Advanced Family Law Seminar, 2010
  • Child Custody and Visitation: Commencing & Defending an Initial Custody Proceeding, Contributing Author, NBI, 2009
  • Child Custody and Visitation: The Interplay of Statutes on Parental Rights, Responsibilities, and Parent/Child Content: Commencing & Defending an Initial Custody Proceeding, Contributing Author, NBI, 2008 - 2009
  • Relocation and Custody and Visitation, Bench Bar Conference, 2007
  • Changes to Child Support Deviation Factors: It’s Effect on Antonelli and It’s Progeny, Bench Bar Conference, 2006
  • Cross Examination of Experts in Custody Cases, Bench Bar Conference, 2005

Office Information


6806 Paragon PlaceSuite 110 Richmond, VA 23230


  • 804-762-9654


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Included on the 2024 Virginia list

Past Lists

  • 2023 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2022 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2021 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2019 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2017 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2016 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2015 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2014 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2013 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2012 Virginia Super Lawyers list
  • 2011 Virginia Super Lawyers list

View the profile for Melissa S. VanZile on Super Lawyers


  • Virginia Lawyers Weekly Influential Women of Law (2024)
  • Top 50 Women Attorneys, Virginia by Super Lawyers (2018)
  • Best Lawyers in America, Family Law (2017-Current)
  • Leader of the Law Award, Virginia Lawyer's Weekly (2016)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Family Law Attorney, Richmond Magazine (2013-Current)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star, Richmond Magazine (2011-2012)
  • Virginia Legal Elite Lawyer (2014,2015)
  • Virginia Legal Elite Young Lawyer (2010)
  • Pi Sigma Alpha Political Science Honors Society

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