William T. Fitzhugh
Will Fitzhugh has assisted people in resolving conflicts so that they can move forward in their lives with purpose and control. He has extensive experience in family law matters, guiding his clients on choosing the appropriate process, including emergency motions, trials, mediation, and collaboration.
Will Fitzhugh’s practice centers on all aspects of family law, including divorce, complex equitable distribution, custody and visitation, child and spousal support, adoption, premarital and separation agreements, and protective orders. For over thirty-one years, Will Fitzhugh has assisted people in resolving conflicts so that they can move forward in their lives with purpose and control. Family law matters are emotionally charged times in your life. He has extensive experience in guiding his clients on choosing the appropriate process, including emergency motions, trials, mediation, and collaboration. He has extensive trial experience throughout the Richmond Metropolitan area in both civil and criminal matters. He is an active member of the Richmond collaborative community and the International Academy of Collaborative Professionals. Mr. Fitzhugh graduated from the University of Virginia in 1989 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in English Language and Literature. He swam for UVA Swim Team and was a member of 1987 ACC Champions.
In both 2021 and 2022, Mr. Fitzhugh has been named to Virginia Business magazine's list of Virginia "Legal Elite" in Family Law/Domestic Relations.
Mr. Fitzhugh graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1992 where he received the Charles T. Norman Award as Best All-Around Graduate of Class of 1992. He was the Chairperson, Client Counseling and Negotiation Board and helped found the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition. He was a member of the University of Richmond National Trial Team, 1991 – 1992. Mr. Fitzhugh was a founding board member of Chesterfield County Court Appointed Special Advocates, CASA, which is an organization of volunteers appointed by judges to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children as they journey through the court system. For two years, Mr. Fitzhugh coordinated the Richmond Bar Association’s Court Docent Program which provides school children the opportunity to meet judges and other court officials, tour the courthouse and learn more about the court system.
Mr. Fitzhugh has lectured at a number of continuing legal education seminars for other lawyers, including “Exploring Custody, Visitation, and Support Issues,” “Financial Settlement Strategies for Your Divorce Clients,” “Divorce Law A-Z,” “Equitable Divorce Settlements,” “Preventing Critical Financial Mistakes During Divorce,” “Child Custody and Visitation,” and “Never Married Couples and Co-Parenting Issues,” and “Same-Sex Marriage Rights.”
As a divorced parent of two children, including an autistic daughter, he understands the challenges involved in co-parenting effectively after divorce. As a result of his daughter being autistic, he has been involved in numerous issues regarding special needs children, including being a member of the Henrico County Transition Committee.
As an experienced negotiator, Mr. Fitzhugh has also been selected to judge the Finals of the Robert R. Merhige, Jr. National Environmental Negotiation Competition.
For over 15 years, Mr. Fitzhugh has taught classes on self-defense and firearms law.
William T. Fitzhugh
Phone: (804) 327-5763
Facsimile: (804) 327-5795