Huntington & Huntington is a family law practice limited to divorce, custody, visitation, support, property distribution, adoption, and other family law related matters.
John is a certified Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML) and maintains an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating, Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He served on the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section of the Virginia State Bar and chaired the Alternate Dispute Resolution Committee of the Section.
John and Oneida accept cases in Montgomery, Floyd, Giles, Pulaski, Roanoke, and Patrick Counties, and the cities of Radford, Roanoke, and Salem.
New clients may anticipate an extended initial consultation with John during which they will have sufficient time to make clear their goals concerning their particular family law matters. Clients may anticipate having extensive discussion about the practicability of their goals and the alternative approaches available to attempt to achieve them. Whenever practicable, John and Oneida are motivated to approach divorce, custody and visitation issues in a manner designed to reduce conflict to the fullest extent possible.
John and Oneida will consider the best interests of children regardless of which family member he or she may represent. They actively work to avoid acrimony as issues associated with children are resolved.
Clients will learn about alternate dispute resolution techniques, specifically including mediation, arbitration, Collaborative practice, and Cooperative practice. Having resolved cases to clients' satisfaction utilizing mediation, collaborative practice, cooperative practice, arbitration, judicial settlement conferences, and four-way conferences, and through his work with the Virginia State Bar, John is very experienced in many alternate dispute resolution techniques. Alternate dispute resolution is often a particularly good approach to solving issues associated with divorce, custody, visitation and support.
John has extensive experience in traditional divorce, custody, visitation, property distribution, and support litigation, having been a family law litigator for more than 35 years.
As family law litigators, John and Oneida maintain cordiality with opposing counsel even as they strongly advocate for their clients' goals. Your attorneys will utilize "constructive advocacy" and bring forward a problem-solving approach to resolving difficult issues. The American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers' Bounds of Advocacy will govern your legal team's approach to litigation.
John recently concluded eight years of service on the Virginia State Bar 10th District Subcommittee and scrupulously focuses upon maintaining the highest ethical standards.
John has also been in the position of ruling upon divorce issues as a Commissioner in Chancery and Judge pro tempore. This experience broadened John's perspective as an advocate in divorce cases.
The firm of Huntington & Huntington represents clients in agency adoptions, private placement adoptions, close relative adoptions, and stepparent adoptions.
John and Oneida look forward to having you as a client and assisting you with your particular needs. As a client of Huntington & Huntington, you may count on your attorneys using their best efforts to achieve favorable results. Every effort will be made to handle your case promptly, efficiently, and professionally. You may count on having an understanding of the status of your case at all times and having had input into the plan or strategy employed to achieve your goals. You will be provided with copies of all pleadings and correspondence. Your privacy will be respected.
If you have questions regarding family law matters, please contact Huntington & Huntington at (540) 382-6633, or fill out our contact form.