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March 22, 2018

Mitchell D. Broudy Receives Family Law Service Award

Mitchell D. Broudy, Senior Assistant Attorney General for the Eastern Virginia Regional Legal Division of Child Support Enforcement of Norfolk, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Family Law Service Award presented by the Virginia State Bar’s Family Law Section.

The award recognizes people and organizations that have improved family, domestic relations, or juvenile law in Virginia. The Family Law Service Award is given to an individual or organization who has consistently given freely of time, talent and energies to provide valuable services in advancing family, domestic relations or juvenile law in Virginia, whether such services are rendered to the Virginia legal community or directly to the citizens of Virginia.  The recipient is determined by a majority vote of the Board of Governors of the Family Law Section from nominations made by the members of the Family Law Section.  It is to be presented April 19 at the section’s Annual Advanced Family Law Seminar at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond.

Broudy was nominated by Brian M. Hirsch of Hirsch & Ehlenberger, P.C. in Reston. In his nomination, Hirsch commended Broudy for “…his endless hard work with and dedication to the VBA Family Law Coalition Child Support Subcommittee,” which was “...tasked with promulgating legislation for child support guidelines for mixed custody situations. Hirsch continued, “Mitch reviewed and devised many theories on this subject, ran countless scenarios to proof the theories, wrote a software program for the mixed guidelines and helped write much of the actual legislation.”    

Cheshire I'Anson Eveleigh of Wolcott River Gates, concurred: “He helped establish a reasonable formula to use for those cases as well as worked on the language that went into Senate Bill 981 and House Bill 1361 (identical bills) that have passed the General Assembly this session. House Bill 1361 has been signed by the governor and will be effective July 1, 2018.

Broudy is a graduate of James Madison University, and received his law degree from Walter F. George School of Law Mercer University. Additionally, he has a master’s degree in Public Administration from Old Dominion University. Broudy has held leadership roles in family law for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Family Law section, and the Virginia Beach Bar Association. He has chaired numerous family law legal education programs and is a sought-after speaker and writer on topics ranging from child support to contempt to grandparents’ rights.

Updated: Mar 22, 2018