Virginia K. Richards

Virginia K. Richards

Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Assistant: Tiffany Gentleman | [email protected]

My practice concentrates on family law matters, including: child custody and guardianship disputes and parenting arrangements,support issues, valuation and division of property, separation agreements, and mediated settlements and divorce proceedings. I also have experience in contested estate litigation.

I am well versed in all aspects of family law and I take a practical approach to resolving family law matters. While I look for alternatives to court proceedings to resolve client issues, I also have the experience to effectively advocate my clients’ positions in court. I have advised and represented clients in a variety of matters from complex litigation to amicable negotiated settlements and I have appeared as counsel at all levels of court in British Columbia, including the Court of Appeal. My substantial litigation experience includes: conducting examinations for discovery, mediations, trials, appearing on contested motions, and appellate work.

I am a University of British Columbia Law School graduate and additionally have a B.A. (Honours) from UBC in Political Science.

I am a member of the Canadian Bar Association, Trial Lawyers of British Columbia, and the Law Society of British Columbia as well as an active volunteer for Access Pro Bono and a member of the Vancouver Rowing Club.

Areas of Practice

  • Family Law


  • University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • University of British Columbia, Canada
    • B.A. with Honours
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Canadian Bar Association, Member
  • Trial Lawyers of British Columbia, Member
  • Law Society of British Columbia, Member

Pro Bono Activities

  • Access Pro Bono, Volunteer
  • Vancouver Rowing Club, Member