Betty Layne DesPortes

Betty Layne DesPortes: Attorney with Benjamin & DesPortes, P.C.


Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Law and Politics, Virginia Law Review, 1990-1992. Adjunct Professor of Law, Scientific Evidence, University of Richmond Law School, 1997-2004.

(Managing Partner)

Areas of Practice (3)

  • Criminal Defense
  • Criminal Appeals
  • Forensics

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
804-788-4444  Phone
804-644-4512  Fax
Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 2464, Richmond, VA 23219
University Attended:
University of South Carolina, B.S.B.A., 1989; Virginia Commonwealth University, M.S., Forensic Sciences, 1993
Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1992
Year of First admission:
1993, South Carolina, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court; 1992, Virginia
Richmond Bar Association; Virginia State Bar; American Academy of Forensic Sciences (Fellow; Chairman, Jurisprudence Section Program, 1999-2000, 2001-2002; Secretary, Jurisprudence Section, 2002-2004; Chair, Jurisprudence Section, 2004-2006; Member, Board of Directors, 2007—; Member, Executive Committee, 2009-2010); National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers; Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers..

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