Gretchen is an experienced trial lawyer who returned to Richmond after eight years as an assistant prosecutor in Lynchburg, Virginia. She obtained her undergraduate degree from Radford University, and she went on to law school at the University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. Gretchen spent a year in private practice after being admitted into the Virginia Bar in 2001 and then she joined the Lynchburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. Gretchen prosecuted a wide array of felonies and misdemeanors in the Juvenile, General District, and Circuit Courts of Lynchburg. She graduated from the Virginia Association of Commonwealth Attorneys Top Gun and Murder I Programs, where she received specialized training in trial advocacy and cross-examination. Gretchen now plans to utilize her extensive courtroom experience to advocate on behalf of her private clients.
Gretchen is a third generation attorney. She was raised in Westmoreland County, and she hopes to use her strong ties to the Northern Neck as well as the Middle Peninsula to expand her business in that region. Gretchen’s practice areas include criminal defense, divorce, child custody, and civil litigation generally. She is an avid horse enthusiast, and hopes to expand the firm’s practice area to include equestrian law here in Virginia.