Aaron B. Houchens, a Roanoke native, practices in a range of areas that include corporate litigation, contract disputes, and personal injury.   Aaron also routinely appears in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia to defend individuals charged with criminal activity or traffic infractions.  Recently, he was selected by Virginia Business magazine as one of its Legal Elite.  Additionally, Aaron was also selected as a Rising Star by Super Lawyers magazine.  In both the criminal and civil area, Aaron routinely appears in federal court and has assisted with appeals to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Virginia Supreme Court, and the Court of Appeals of Virginia.


Aaron also has an extensive domestic relations practice where he assists clients with all facets of divorce, child custody, child support, and the preparation of marital agreements.



  • Vanderbilt University, 2006
  • University of Richmond School of Law, 2010


  • Virginia State Bar, Member Criminal and Family Law Sections;
  • Virginia Bar Association;
  • Franklin County Bar Association; and 
  • Roanoke County/Salem Bar Association.


  • Stanley, Houchens & Griffith 2013-2015; and
  • Woods Rogers, PLC 2010-2013.


  • Elizabeth G. Perrow & Aaron B. Houchens, You’ve Been Poked: Social Networking and Civil Litigation, 22 J. of Civ. Litig. 534 (2010);
  • John P. Grove & Aaron B. Houchens, Presenting Scientific Evidence to the Court for Issues Involving Allegations of Abuse During High-Conflict Custody Cases, 2012 Advanced Family Law CLE; and
  • Aaron B. Houchens & John P. Grove, Domestic Issues In Mediation, 2013, Virginia Bar Association Annual Meeting CLE.

Reported Cases:

  • Commonwealth v. Long, 88 Va. Cir 335, 2014 WL 8239963 (Roanoke County Cir. Ct. 2014).
  • Payne v. Commonwealth, 65 Va.App. 194, 776 S.E.2d 442 (2015).
  • Board of Supervisors of Loudoun County v. State Corporation Commission, 790 S.E.2d 460 (2016).
  • Gobble v. Gobble, 2019 WL 543336 (Va. App. 2019)