EDUCATION
• B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1969
• J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1974
• Licensed to practice in Virginia
• Admitted to practice before the U.S.
Supreme Court, the Fourth Circuit
Court of Appeals and the Eastern and
Western Districts of Virginia

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE
AND AFFILIATIONS

• Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar
Association — President 2008-2009
• Virginia State Bar (former member of
Faculty, Course on
Professionalism)
• Virginia Bar Association (former member
of Professionalism Task Force,
lecturer, Professionalism and
Civil Litigation CLE, Committee on
Federal Judgeships, Western District
of Virginia)
• Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
(former member of Board of Directors,
Board of Editors, The Journal
of Civil Litigation, Annual Meeting
Chairman, and program speaker)
• Boyd Graves Conference (former member)

REPORTED CASES
• Doe v. West,
281 S.E. 2d 850 (1981)
• Lord v. State Farm,
295 S.E. 2d 796 (1982)
• Scott v. Dutton,
297 S.E. 2d 814 (1982)
• State Farm v. Scott,
372 S.E. 2d 383 (1988)
• State Farm v. Butler,
373 S.E. 2d 913 (1988)
• State Farm v. Gandy,
383 S.E. 2d 717 (1989)
• Rector, Visitors UVA v. Harris,
387 S.E. 2d 772 (1990)
• Weaver v. Nester,
404 S.E.2d 42 (1991)
• Baker v. State Farm,
405 S.E.2d 624 (1991)
• State Farm v. Clatterbuck,
421 S.E. 2d 406 (1992)
• Ward v. Nations Bank,
256 VA. 427 (1998)
• Volpe v. City of Lexington
281 Va. 630 (2011)
• Seabolt v. Albemarle County,
283 Va. 717; 724 SE.2d 7153 (2012)
• Lester v. Allied Concrete Company,
285 Va. 295, 736 S.E.2d 699 (2013)

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
• Fellow, American College of Trial
Lawyers, inducted 1993
• "The Best Lawyers in America",
(Personal injury litigation – Defendants)
Woodward/White, Inc. ­ listed since 1989
• Virginia Super Lawyers
• Martindale Hubbell Rated "AV"
• Virginia Super Lawyers Business Edition
• Virginia Legal Elite (Appellate)

COMMUNITY SERVICE
• Martha Jefferson Hospital Foundation
Board of Directors (2008 - 2013)
• Christ Episcopal Church
(Senior Warden, Vestry,
Endowment Fund Board of Directors,
and Sunday School teacher)
• St. Anne’s-Belfield School,
Charlottesville, Virginia (Board
of Trustees 1986-1994, current Counsel)
• University of Virginia Hospital Advisory
Board (former member Children’s Medical
Center Committee)
• VMI Alumni Association (former
President, Central Virginia Chapter)
• The United Way (former Chairman,
Professional Section)
• The Martha Jefferson House Corporation
(former member Board of Directors)
• Charlottesville Rotary Club
(former member)
• Farmington Country Club
(numerous committees)