Dale Truitt Berrett

    Member • Chair of Family Law
    Office: Virginia Beach
    Admissions: Virginia


    Dale has been practicing in the area of family law for more than 16 years. As Chair of the Family Law Practice Group, her practice includes divorce (contested, uncontested, and collaborative), custody, support, separation agreements, equitable distribution, and adoptions.

    Recognition & Honors

    • Best Lawyers in America, 2019-2024
    • Virginia Super Lawyers; Law & Politics, 2007, 2012, 2014-2024
    • Virginia’s Legal Elite; Virginia Business Magazine, 2006, 2011-2023
    • Top Lawyers; CoVaBIZ, 2017-2024
    • College of William & Mary School of Law; Adjunct Professor, 2013-2019
    • Phi Beta Kappa
    • Outstanding Psychology Major Award
    • Phi Delta Phi
    • Chi Beta Phi
    • National Honorary Scientific Fraternity


    • 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
    • Tidewater Collaborative Divorce Solutions; Member 2010-present; Board Member 2020


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

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