MIDLOTHIAN, VA (September 10, 2013) – The law firm of Owen & Owens is proud to announce that one of its founding partners, Mary Burkey Owens, has been selected by her peers to be included in the 2014 edition of Best Lawyers in America®.
Since it was first published in 1983, Best Lawyers® has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which almost 50,000 leading attorneys cast nearly five million votes on the legal abilities of other lawyers in their practice areas. Lawyers are not required or allowed to pay a fee to be listed, so inclusion in Best Lawyers is considered a singular honor.
Mary Burkey Owens was selected for Best Lawyers for the second consecutive year in the category of Collaborative Law: Family Law. Earlier this year, Owens was recognized by Virginia Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 50 Women Super Lawyers” in Virginia, indicating she received one of the highest point totals in the nomination, research and blue ribbon review process. She has also been named one of the Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine since 2001. Owens has handled complex custody, divorce, support and equitable distribution cases for over 25 years and is trained in the collaborative law process. She is a founding member and former president of the Metro Richmond Family Law Bar and past president of the Chesterfield County Bar Association. In 2011 Owens was honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as one of the “Influential Women of Virginia” who are making notable contributions t o their profession and community.