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    Ronald R. Tweel

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    • Bio

      RONALD R. TWEEL began practicing with the firm in 1975 after four years as a legal aid lawyer. He concentrates primarily in the practice of domestic relations. He graduated from Hampden Sydney College in 1968, magna cum laude, and from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1971. In 1979 he was appointed substitute judge for the Sixteenth Judicial District of Virginia and remained there until 2003.

      He has taught at various times at the University of Virginia School of Law. He is the Past Chairman of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. He belongs to the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, the American College of Family Trial Lawyers, and is a Fellow of the American Bar Foundation and the Virginia Law Foundation.

      He was selected to be a member of the Virginia Bar Council. He is named in Best Lawyers in America (1989 to present) and Super Lawyers (2006 to present).

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    • Areas of Practice

      • Domestic Relations
      • Family Law


    • Professional Activities

      • Virginia State Bar (Family Law Section Board of Governor’s, Past President, Chairman, 1990-1991)
      • Member of the VSB Family Law section, 1980 – present
      • Adjunct Professor of Criminal Practice Clinic and Family Law, University of Virginia
      • VTLA Family Law Section (Past President, Chairman, 1995-1996)
      • American Bar Association, 1975 – present
      • Member of the Virginia Chapter of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (Certified Mediator) 1993 – present
      • Yearly Lecturer for Continuing Legal Education Programs in Virginia, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers, 1980 – present
      • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2004 – present
      • Selected to Virginia Legal Elite by Virginia Business, 2006 – present
      • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation, 2007 – present
      • Virginia Bar Council, 2007 – present
      • American College of Family Trial Lawyers, 2008 – present
      • Charlottesville Albemarle Bar Association, 1971- present
    • Honors & Recognitions

      • Named “Charlottesville Best Lawyers Family Lawyer of the Year” for 2011
      • Named to Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2010 Leaders in the Law Class
      • AV® Preeminent™
      • Best Lawyers (1989-present)
      • Super Lawyers (2006-present); Virginia: The Top 100 (2012, 2014)
      • Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite (2002 – present)
      • Received the Betty A. Thompson Lifetime Achievement Award in 2013 from the Virginia State Bar
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    • Education

      • Hampden Sydney (B.S. magna cum laude, 1968)
      • University of Virginia School of Law (J.D. 1971)