25 North Central Avenue

Staunton, VA 24401


About Tom

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Since joining the firm in 1976, Tom has established a defense-oriented civil practice primarily focused on workers’ compensation, personal injury defense, insurance coverage issues, and employment law. He is listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the areas of workers’ compensation, insurance coverage, and personal injury defense. 

Tom received his undergraduate and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He has been an active member of the Bar serving as President of the Augusta Bar Association, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, and the District Ethics Committee of the Virginia State Bar. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar and currently is on the Board of the State Bar's Senior Lawyers Conference.

Throughout his career, Tom has been actively engaged in the Staunton community, as well as in Virginia State Bar activities. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation and was the initial recipient of the Charles Ajemian Humanitarian Award of the Augusta Bar Association.


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Staunton, VA
1976 - Present


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B.A., University of Virginia, 1973
J.D., University of Virginia, 1976
Member, Raven Society

Bar and Court Admissions

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


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Professional Recognitions/Affiliations

Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, President, 2003 - 2004
Virginia State Bar

  • Chairman, Eighth District Ethics Committee, 1992 – 1993
  • Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 2007-2013
  • Board of Governors, Senior Lawyers Conference, 2018 - present

Boyd - Graves Conference, Member
Augusta Bar Association, President, 1993 - 1994
Virginia Bar Association, Fellow, Young Lawyers Section, 1985
Virginia Law Foundation, Fellow
Best Lawyers In America®, listed in Workers’ Compensation, Insurance Coverage and Personal Injury Defense
Contributing Author, Virginia CLE Insurance Law in Virginia