Mollie C. Barton

Mollie Barton has been with Batzli Stiles Butler PC since 2006 and was named a shareholder in 2015. Her practice is focused on Family Law and Collaborative Law. She has been selected for inclusion in Virginia Rising Stars in Richmond magazine since 2009 and Virginia Super Lawyers since 2014. In 2016 Mollie was named to the list of Top 50 2016 Women Virginia Super Lawyers.

She is a 2004 graduate of the George Mason University School of Law, where she was a participant in the Domestic Relations Legal Clinic and a student member of the George Mason American Inn of Court. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College in 1996 and received a Master of Arts degree in American Studies at the College of William & Mary in 1998. Ms. Barton was formerly associated with Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent PC in Fairfax Virginia where she practiced family law and volunteered with several pro bono programs.

Ms. Barton is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is trained in Collaborative Law. She is an active member of the Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association, the Richmond Family Law Bar Association, Virginia Collaborative Professionals, Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, and Richmond Collaborative Divorce Professionals. She is a member of the John Marshall Inn of Court and serves on the Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Bench-Bar Relations.

Past Employment Positions

  • Colten Cummins Watson & Vincent, PC, Associate, 2004 – 2006

Pro Bono Activities

  • Pro Bono Attorney, Henrico Bar Association Pro Bono Program, 2007 – 2013
  • Pro Bono Attorney, National Center for Refuge and Immigrant Children, 2005 – 2006
  • Fairfax Bar Association Neighborhood Outreach Project, 2005 – 2006

Areas of Practice

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 2005

Education

  • J.D. – George Mason University School of Law, Arlington, Virginia, 2004
  • M.A., American Studies – The College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia, 1998
  • A.B., History & Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology – Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, 1996

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • VSB Special Committee on Bench-Bar Relations, Vice Chairman, 2015, Member, 2013-2014
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Board of Governors, 2009-2013
  • Legal Services Corporation of Virginia, Board, 2011-2013
  • Collaborative Professionals of Richmond, Co-Chair, 2015-2016
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • Metro Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Virginia Collaborative Professionals
  • International Association of Collaborative Professionals

Honors & Awards

  • Top 50 Women Virginia Super Lawyers, 2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2014 -2016
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Stars, 2009-2013

Published Works

  • Will Equal Marriage Equate to Equal Divorce? Virginia State Bar Family Law Quarterly, Winter 2014/2015 edition

Speaking Engagements

  • Panelist, The Supreme Court’s Decision on Marriage Equality, Richmond Business Alliance, 2015

  • Best Law Firms US News & World Report
  • Martindale
  • AAML
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Legal Elite