Michael S. Ewing

Michael S. Ewing
Attorney at Law

Areas of Practice

Mike Ewing has litigated family law cases in Virginia for over 25 years. He has extensive experience with complex financial cases, including business valuations, separate property tracing and high income spousal support matters. He regularly works with CPA’s and other financial experts to fully advise and assist the firm’s clients in achieving reasonable resolutions to these difficult issues. Representing parents and grandparents in contested child custody cases is an important part of Mr. Ewing’s practice. He uses the knowledge he has gained from years of working with psychologists, doctors and other child specialists to help parents put together custodial arrangements that are in the best interests of their children. Although most family law matters can be resolved by mutual agreement, many cases must be decided in the courtroom. Mr. Ewing frequently appears before the Judges in Central Virginia, where he is an aggressive advocate for his clients.

Mr. Ewing understands how difficult and emotional these conflicts can be for clients. Although he has been through hundreds of divorces and custody disputes, he knows that for most people, this is their first and only experience with these challenges. While lecturing on Family Law at the Virginia State Bar’s First Day in Practice Seminar each year, Mr. Ewing stresses to newly admitted lawyers the importance of being easily accessible to family law clients. It is a priority for him and his staff to promptly respond to telephone calls and emails. Mr. Ewing and his assistant, paralegal and associates work closely with the client as a team. He fully appreciates that litigation can be expensive for individuals and families, so he spends considerable time discussing each client’s litigation and alternative dispute resolution options so that they may focus their time and resources on the issues that are most important to them. Mr. Ewing has training in Mediation and Collaborative Law and uses those skills and processes when they are appropriate.

Mr. Ewing was honored to be selected as a Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML). For the last several years, he has been named a Virginia Super Lawyer, as published in Richmond Magazine and has been named to the Virginia Business Legal Elite. He is listed in the 2016-2018 editions of The Best Lawyers in America.

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Virginia Supreme Court

Past Employment Positions

  • Rawlings and Wood, Partner, 2000 – 2004
  • Rawlings and Wood, Associate, 1993 – 1999

Professional Associations & Memberships

  • Fellow in the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers (AAML)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Family Law Section – Member
  • Henrico County Bar Association
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association
  • John Marshall Inn of Court


  • J.D. – University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia, 1993
  • B.A. – University of Arkansas, 1990

Classes/Seminars Taught

  • Practicing Zealous Advocacy by Using Effective Non-Adversarial Negotiation Skills, 2010
  • Using Collaboration Skills in Negotiation in the Shadow of Litigation, 2010
  • Family Law Presenter at First Day in Practice Seminar, 2007 – Present

Honors & Awards

  • Named to the Virginia Business Legal Elite, 2016 – 2018
  • Included in The Best Lawyers in America, 2016 – 2018
  • Selected as a Virginia Super Lawyer as published in Richmond Magazine, 2011-2018
  • Selected as a Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Star” in 2007 and 2008 as published in Richmond Magazine
  • Recipient of Martindale Hubbell Client Champion Silver Service Award