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Susan B. Read

Susan Read joined the firm in 1988. She specializes in the areas of family law, civil litigation and creditor's rights. She has over twenty years of experience in providing clients with legal advice and in representing clients in a variety of courts. She is certified as a mediator and trained in collaboration. This allows her to offer her clients a variety of  options for addressing their legal needs.

Telephone: (540) 885-0888
Facsimile: (540) 885-0890
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  • Mount Holyoke College (B.A., summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) 1977
  • University of Virginia (J.D., Omicron Delta Kappa) 1988

Admitted to Virginia Bar: 1988

Related Qualifications:

  • Certified mediator
  • Guardian ad litem
  • Trained in collaborative practice


  • Legal Elite in Family Law, Virginia Business Magazine (2002)

Related Professional Activities:

  • Member 8th District Disciplinary Committee,
    Virginia State Bar (2014 – 2016)
  • Member Best Courts Practice Committee, Staunton/Augusta County Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court Team (2003-2012)
  • Virginia Task Force on Expediting Adoptions in Virginia (2006-2007)
  • Supreme Court Advisory Committee to Study Guardians ad litem in Virginia (2005-2006)
  • Volunteer Mediator, Fairfield Center, formerly Community Mediation Center (1996-present)


  • Virginia State Bar
  • Augusta County Bar Association (President 2003-2004)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia Women's Attorneys Association
  • American Bar Association

Community Activities:

  • Member, Trinity Episcopal Church (1992-present)
  • Member Dawburn Selection Committee, Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge (2002 - 2011)
  • Director, NewBiz Virginia (2003 - 2008)
  • Director, Staunton-Augusta County Chamber of Commerce (1991-1996)
  • Director, Staunton YMCA (1990-1995)
  • Director, Board of Mental Health America – Augusta (2010 - 2013)