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Staunton, VA 24401

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About Randy

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Randy manages a hybrid practice area at TimberlakeSmith referred to as Transactional Litigation, which includes providing advice and representation in litigation to corporations, limited liability companies and other business entities, as well as local governmental bodies and waste/wastewater authorities. Randy also handles complex litigation arising in the fields of Corporate and Business Law, Construction Law, and disputes related to real property (real estate, easements, partition suits), will contests and insurance coverage.

He leads the firm’s appellate support practice, guiding his clients through the complicated and arduous appeals process, both in the federal and Virginia appellate courts. In every matter, Randy applies his customary detail-oriented and analytical skills, his proficiency for legal research, and his critical writing skills in the representation of his individual, business, and governmental clients.

Randy graduated from the University of Virginia in 1984 with a B.A. degree in history and sociology. After several years of working as a paralegal with the U.S. Department of Justice (Civil Division), Randy earned his J.D. degree in 1995 from George Mason University School of Law, where he received the American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice/Advocacy. While attending law school, Randy was very active in moot court competitions, and honed his writing and editing skills by serving on both the George Mason Independent Law Review and the GMU Civil Rights Law Journal. He then gained a year of invaluable experience serving as a clerk for U.S. District Court Judge James H. Michael, Jr., before joining TimberlakeSmith in 1996. Randy became a partner in the firm in 2001 and has served on the Executive Committee since 2006.

When not cheering for University of Virginia sports teams, Randy otherwise spends his free time with his family or enjoying the outdoors either by attending to the endless requirements of lawn maintenance or by hiking and camping in Shenandoah National Park.

Experience

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TimberlakeSmith
Staunton, VA
1996 - present

Hon. James H. Michael, Jr., Judge
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Law Clerk, 1995 - 1996

Education

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J.D., George Mason University School of Law, 1995
George Mason University Moot Court Board

  • Associate Justice, 1993 - 1994
  • Chief Justice, 1994 - 1995

Member, Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition, 1994
Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award in Trial Practice/Advocacy
Trial Advocacy Award, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1995
Contributing Member, George Mason University Law Review, 1995
Associate Member, George Mason Independent Law Review, 1993 - 1995
George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal

  • Associate Member, 1993 - 1994
  • Managing Editor, 1994 - 1995

B.A., University of Virginia, 1984

Bar and Court Admissions

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Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Other

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Professional Affiliations

Augusta Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys

Community/Civic Affiliations

Blue Ridge Legal Services, Former Director
Historic Staunton Foundation, Former Director
Staunton Performing Arts Center, Former Director
Publications/Articles
Author: "The Countermajoritarian 'Ideal': The Role of Judicial Review Under Regulatory Takings Analysis," 2:2 George Mason University Law Review 333, 1995
Reported Cases
Shenandoah Acres, Inc. v. D.M. Conner, Inc., 256 Va. 337, 505 S.E.2d. 369 (1998)