Richmond Divorce Attorney Nicholas M. Braswell | Cordell & Cordell

Nicholas M. Braswell

Senior Litigation Attorney

Richmond divorce attorney Nicholas BraswellRichmond divorce attorney Nicholas Braswell’s previous work in criminal law constantly crossed into the family law field. He found a lot of individuals who needed his assistance in the criminal space, also needed zealous representation and advocacy in the domestic space as well.

“I came across many scenarios that if given the right type of legal assistance in their domestic affairs, men could find themselves in a more peaceful place and could avoid criminal court all together,” he said. “I also found that many people manipulate and use the courts to obtain domestic leverage over others and broadening my family practice gives me an opportunity to protect those who need it.”

Mr. Braswell understands what you are going through is not easy and offers assurance that he will do all he can to reach your goals.

“I am a fighter and an advocate,” he said, “and together we will create and execute the best possible plan to achieve success.”

Licenses & Admissions

Mr. Braswell is licensed to practice in Virginia.


Mr. Braswell received his Bachelor of Science in political science from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. He earned his Juris Doctor from the University of Richmond School of Law.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Cordell & Cordell, Mr. Braswell was a general practitioner specializing in criminal defense and a criminal defense attorney for the Richmond Public Defender’s Office.


  • Virginia State Bar, 2012


Mr. Braswell was named a Rising Star in the family law practice area from 2019-21 by Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters rating service of outstanding attorneys.

Nicholas Braswell

Rated by Super Lawyers

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"He's been very helpful and works very hard. It's obvious he's done a lot of research on my case. Everything is working out pretty good.​"