Kaufman and Canoles

Dale Truitt Berrett


Office: Virginia Beach

T (757) 491.4031
F (888) 360.9092


Dale has been practicing in the area of family law for more than 16 years. Her family law practice includes divorce (contested and uncontested), custody, support, separation agreements, equitable distribution, and adoptions.

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Recognition and honors

  • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2007, 2012, 2014-2017
  • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2006, 2011-2016
  • Outstanding Psychology Major Award
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Phi Delta Phi
  • Chi Beta Phi
  • National Honorary Scientific Fraternity
  • College of William & Mary School of Law; Adjunct Professor, 2013


  • American Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar; Family Law Section
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; Family Law Section; Board member; Chairperson, 2000; Vice-Chair, 1999
  • Strathmore’s Who’s Who; 2001-2002
  • Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia Beach Bar Association
  • Family Law Organization of Greater Hampton Roads; Board member; President, 2004; Vice-Chair, 2000; Secretary, 1999
  • Family Law Coalition for Legislative Change; 2001-2006
  • Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court; Judicial Liaison Committee


  • Randolph-Macon College; B.A., magna cum laude
  • University of Virginia School of Law; J.D.

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