Jackie Wise Critzer

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 What To Do When… A Dummies Guide to the Legal Verse. A Legal Chat Video and Audio Podcast proudly brought to you by Critzer Cardani PC in Richmond, VA.

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The objective of the What To Do When… podcast is to discuss common legal scenarios faced by everyday citizens in Virginia. Critzer and Cardani practice law throughout Virginia and focus their practice around the state’s capital of Richmond, in the Piedmont region.

Seminal Cases: Conley v. Bonasera; Virginia Court of Appeals

My name is Jackie Critzer. I started practicing law in the east end of Richmond with Keith Pagano in 2005. I grew my practice areas and developed a passion for serving clients in the areas of bankruptcy and family law.

I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, separation agreements, annulment, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.

Separation and divorce are often stressful and emotionally exhausting 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, annulment, and custody disputes. I recognize that children often suffer in a divorce and I am sensitive to the unique challenges of families with children.

Consumer bankruptcy is another significant part of my law practice. I am well versed in the crossroads of bankruptcy and divorce and have instructed other attorneys on how to prepare their family law cases when bankruptcy looms on the horizon.

I know that choosing to file bankruptcy is a 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 represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcies in both the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia.

I am raising a family with my husband and I 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. Additionally, I have been engaged to speak with active duty military about the epidemic of worldwide human trafficking and its impact in Virginia and abroad. I have worked with God’s Pit Crew; a first response organization that sends rescue and rebuilding efforts worldwide.


Critzer Cardani PC – November 2020 – current

Bowen Ten Cardani, PC – February 2014 – November 2020

Coates & Davenport – June 2011 – February 2014

Pagano & Associates, PC – October 2005 – June 2011


Regent University School of Law – Juris Doctorate

Oral Roberts University – Bachelors of International Business

Bar Admission

Virginia, 2005

United States Bankruptcy Court; Eastern District of Virginia 2006

United States District Court; Eastern District of Virginia 2016

United States Bankruptcy Court; Western District of Virginia 2017

Partner Spotlight Video Release Notes from Jackie Critzer

Hi, I’m Jackie, I’m one of the partners here at Critzer | Cardani. I’ve been practicing law since 2005, primarily practice in the areas of family law and bankruptcy. Family law really consists of divorce, separation, child custody, support, both child support and spousal support. Bankruptcy deals in the consumer chapters of bankruptcy, so – Chapter 7, and Chapter 13.

Part of my experience in life is that I’ve been through a divorce with custody at issue and leaning on that experience helps me better able to tailor each case that involves of course, a divorce and or custody to each client’s specific needs. It allows me the opportunity to represent each person in their capacity and where they are in life rather than trying to put a one size fits all case together for every divorce client.

Bankruptcy is a little different, and it requires an understanding and a compassion for those who are just in the middle of financial crisis. I look forward to talking with you on the phone or meeting in person and setting you on a path towards financial freedom or completing your divorce and starting you in the next journey in your life.

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