John K. Karanian

John K. Karanian

Chesterfield County Bar Association
  • Divorce, Family Law, Criminal Law
  • Virginia
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Summary

I joined Barnes & Diehl, PC in 2004 where I have focused on family law matters. I have worked as a forensic and clinical psychologist for the Central Intelligence Agency, the Federal Correctional Institution in Butner, North Carolina, and Central State Hospital’s Maximum Security Forensic Unit. I use my psychology training daily for the benefit of my clients. Understanding what influences and motivates people is important in both negotiating and litigating to get the best outcome for my clients. I handle a variety of cases including child custody, child and spousal support, complex equitable distribution, divorce, and protective orders. Whether it’s the most complex case or simplest case, I make a strategy with the client, set our goals, and take action to achieve my client’s goals through an agreed upon resolution or aggressive representation in the Courtroom. My approach has proven successful as I have been voted a Virginia Rising Star Super Lawyer, by Richmond Magazine Law & Politics, eight years in a row from 2007-2014.

Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Family Law
  • Criminal Law
Fees
  • Credit Cards Accepted
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
Virginia
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Languages
  • English: Spoken, Written
Professional Experience
Chesterfield County Bar Association
Current
Shareholder
Barnes & Diehl, PC
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Associate Attorney
Barnes & Diehl, PC
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Clinical Psychologist
Central Intelligence Agency
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Forensic Psychologist
Liberty Forensic Unit-Riverside Regional Jail
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Clinical and Forensic Psychologist
Central State Hospital-Maximum Security Forensic Unit
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Clinical Psychology Intern
Federal Correctional Institution-Butner, NC
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Education
University of Richmond School of Law
J.D.
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University of Hartford
other (2004) | Clinical Psychology
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Georgetown University
B.A. (1992) | Psychology
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Honors: All-American Scholar Award
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Awards
Reader's Choice of Lawyers
Richmond Times-Dispatch
Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Virginia Rising Star
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Virginia Rising Star
Super Lawyers
Virginia Rising Star
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Virginia Rising Star
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United States Achievement Academy
All-American Scholar Award
United States Achievement Academy
Professional Associations
Virginia State Bar # 68297
Current
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Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
Current
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Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section
Current
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Publications
Articles & Publications
Frequent Childhood Moves-Poorer Quality of Life
Family Law News (VIrginia State Bar Family Law Section)
Challenging Expert Testimony About Child Sexual Abuse
Family Law News (VIrginia State Bar Family Law Section)
Assessing Elopement Risk from a Forensic Hospital
Journal of Forensic Psychology
Websites & Blogs
Website
Contact & Map
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Centre Court - Suite A
9401 Courthouse Road
Chesterfield, VA 23832
USA
Telephone: (804) 796-1000