Jessica C. Boutwell - A Cordell & Cordell Richmond divorce attorney.

Jessica C. Boutwell

Litigation Attorney

Cordell & Cordell Richmond Divorce Attorney Jessica C. BoutwellWhen people go to see a family law attorney, they are often going through the toughest changes of their lives. Richmond divorce attorney Jessica C. Boutwell enjoys being able to listen to her clients, really hear what they have to say, and ease as much of the burden as possible.

“Practicing family law allows me to be a listener, a counselor, a sounding board, and an advocate,” Ms. Boutwell said.

Ms. Boutwell is solutions-oriented. She listens to the problems and issues her clients are describing, and then works with them to craft reasonable, workable solutions.

“I want to take that extra time to make sure my clients understand what is going on and what to expect,” she said. “Open communication allows us to work together more effectively and lets me be a better advocate for my clients’ interests.”

Licenses & Admissions

Ms. Boutwell is licensed to practice in Virginia and the District of Columbia.


Ms. Boutwell earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia. She received her Juris Doctor from William and Mary Law School.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Ms. Boutwell practiced family law.


  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women’s Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association

Speeches, Seminars, & Publications

  • Setting the Terms of a Break-Up: The Convergence of Federal Merger Remedy Policies, 53 Wm. & Mary L Rev. 2147 (2012)



“I am very impressed with Cordell & Cordell. I am glad that someone woke up to the fact men need advocacy… I feel comfortable with knowing Cordell & Cordell is fighting for men’s rights in family law.”


“Jessica has been wonderful especially with the time difference of us being in AZ. She has been supportive and very helpful to us. We have had Cordell & Cordell in Phoenix, transferred to VA to [another attorney] and then transferred to Jessica and all was done so efficiently. We are pleased with all offices. Professional, knowledgeable, prepared, and caring. This has been a very long trying time and Jessica has been outstanding. Very professional and caring….”