Jacqueline W. Critzer (Sharman)

Critzer (Sharman), Jacqueline W.

Jacqueline W. Critzer (Sharman)

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Practice Areas:

  • Bankruptcy
  • Bankruptcy Litigation
  • Creditors Rights
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Separation
  • Custody
  • Support
  • Property Settlement Agreements
  • Spousal/Child Support Modification
  • Complex Divorce


I represent clients in a variety of legal areas.  I regularly represent clients all over the Richmond area and I often travel as far east as Virginia Beach, as far north as Spotsylvania, as far west as Charlottesville and as far South as Dinwiddie.  I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.

Separation and divorce are emotionally significant events.  I understand the roller coaster of emotions that accompany this time in your life.  I can help you navigate the turbulent storms of separation, divorce and custody.  I recognize that children often suffer in a divorce and I am sensitive to the extraordinary challenges of families with children. 

Consumer bankruptcy practice is another significant part of my law practice.  I instruct other attorneys on how to prepare their family law cases when bankruptcy looms on the horizon.  I represent debtors in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies.  My background in practicing family law brings a unique perspective to my bankruptcy cases as they often end up crossing paths.  I know that choosing to file bankruptcy is an important and critical decision and I carefully review the entire bankruptcy process with my clients.  In many cases I can help you stop a garnishment, stop a foreclosure, and stop a repossession.

I am raising a family of my own and am actively involved in our community.  I volunteer with Safe Harbor, the USO and Fort Lee’s 16th Ordnance Battalion.  I speak to survivors of domestic and sexual assault and active duty military about the epidemic of worldwide human trafficking and its impact in Virginia and abroad.  I also work with God’s Pit Crew; a first response organization that sends rescue and rebuilding efforts worldwide. 


  • Regent University School of Law, Virginia Beach, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2005
    • Honors: Moot Court
  • Oral Roberts University, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • B.S. - 2001
    • Major: International Business

Bar Admission

  • Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 2016

Professional Associations

  • Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, Board of Directors, 2005 to 2012
  • Virginia Bar Association, 2005 to Present
  • Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Division, 2014 to Present
  • Henrico Bar Association, 2014 to Present
  • Metro Richmond Family Law Bar Association Member, Secretary (2017-18) & Vice President (2018-19), 2011 to Present
  • Member of Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, 2020 to 2021

Current Employment Position

  • Partner

Past Positions

  • Pagano & Associates, P.C., Attorney Associate, 2005 to 2011
  • Coates & Davenport, P.C., Attorney Associates, 2011 to 2014