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As a full-service law firm serving clients throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia, MichieHamlett has the breadth and depth of experience to handle the legal needs of individuals, families and businesses across a range of practice areas with skill, intelligence, strategy and efficiency.

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  • Manufacturers can and should be held liable for injuries when they release products on the market with dangerous design or manufacturing defects.
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  • It’s never too early to plan for the future, and it’s (almost) never too late. We’ll help prepare you for the future and be ready no matter what life brings.
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Full-Service Virginia Law Firm

Helping Individuals, families and businesses with their pressing legal needs in areas ranging from personal injury and family law to estate planning, business and corporate law, and criminal defense

Legal Meeting Whether you are in Roanoke, Richmond, or Charlottesville, from the largest independent city to the smallest Virginia town, you need a law firm with the knowledge, skills and resources to meet your most important and pressing legal needs. For over 70 years, MichieHamlett has been that law firm for countless clients across the Commonwealth of Virginia. With more than a dozen attorneys, almost all of whom have been recognized as Best Lawyers or Super Lawyers by leading peer review organizations, MichieHamlett is the right size to address your needs with a high degree of competence while still being a law firm you feel comfortable working with. Whether we meet you at our offices or handle your needs entirely remotely for your health and safety, your experience with MichieHamlett will be one of personal satisfaction, where you know you are being heard and that your needs are being met with strategy and skill. We’ve set records in Virginia for the number and size of verdicts we’ve achieved for our clients, and our team is ready to hear from you and let you know how we can help.

Experience and Expertise Across the Spectrum of Law in Virginia

See below for a description of some of the main fields of law practiced at MichieHamlett. Our website also contains individual pages for specific types of cases we handle in Virginia, Richmond, Charlottesville and Roanoke. For the fastest service, give us a call at 434-951-7200 or fill out our online contact form to have our staff reach out and schedule a consultation for you with a member of our team. We are your Virginia law firm, here for you when you need us.

Count on MichieHamlett for help with your most pressing, important or vital legal needs. Call to discuss your needs and concerns in any of the following areas:

Medical Malpractice

Medical professionals need to practice with the level of competence and attention expected of other providers in the medical community with similar education and training. When negligent care falls below this standard, doctors and hospitals can be held liable for the harm that results. Medical malpractice cases are notoriously difficult and complex, but our dedicated team has the skills and experience necessary to take on the medical establishment and hold doctors and hospitals accountable for the needless tragedies caused by their avoidable mistakes. Our office has recovered sizeable verdicts and settlements in cases involving surgical errors, birth injuries, misdiagnosis, medication errors and other forms of medical malpractice.

Products Liability

Consumers have no way of knowing a product is unsafe until after some tragic accident occurs. It’s unconscionable for manufacturers to put products on the market that haven’t been properly designed, tested and manufactured. Sometimes, corporations know about potential defects but turn a blind eye rather than spend a few extra pennies per product to make them safe. Our team takes on the biggest manufacturers and holds them liable for product defects across the range of Virginia products liability law, including dangerous drugs and defective medical devices, tire defects, and defective household products and consumer goods. Our attorneys are prepared to handle individual claims or the largest class-action lawsuits to hold companies accountable for their failure to protect the public from their negligence.

Catastrophic and Serious Personal Injury

The personal injury attorneys at MichieHamlett have a history of obtaining significant financial recoveries on behalf of injury victims in car and trucking accidents, asbestos injuries, and more. We take on the most serious cases involving traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or wrongful death. Backed by decades of experience and success, our lawyers know how to build and present a solid, compelling case that proves the defendant’s negligence and liability and the substantial amount of compensation that is fair and needed to help our clients deal with the harm that has been inflicted on them.

Estate Planning

At MichieHamlett, we take the time to sit down with you, understand your needs and goals for the future, and advise you on the best way to get there. We’ll draft the right set of wills, trusts and advance directives to make sure you are protected during your lifetime and that your family is looked after when you are gone. From simple wills to complex estates rife with issues of asset protection and tax planning, MichieHamlett has the knowledge, skills and experience to address your needs so you can live your life with peace of mind and security knowing you and your family are taken care of. Our estate planning practice also includes probate and estate administration as well as representation in any probate, trust or estate litigation that may arise.

Family Law

Our comprehensive family law practice goes beyond the traditional matters of divorce, child custody and visitation and extends to cutting-edge areas of the law surrounding assisted reproductive technology and LGBTQIA issues. Whether you are working collaboratively toward a shared, common goal or find yourself in the midst of a heated dispute, our family law attorneys protect your rights and interests while working toward a resolution that meets the needs of you and your family now and into the future. Family law decisions have lasting impacts that ripple throughout the family. Let us help you get your matter accomplished right the first time so you can move forward confidently as you start a new chapter in your life.

Business and Corporate Law

Businesses in Virginia benefit from the practical advice, technical assistance and strategic representation our commercial and corporate lawyers offer. Our attorneys are skilled in every legal aspect that touches upon a company’s existence, from entity formation and corporate governance to commercial transactions and contracts with employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, developers, lenders, and more. As disputes arise, whether sounding in contract or tort, we work to resolve the matter strategically and efficiently in our clients’ best interests. The corporate team at MichieHamlett is also equipped to deal with securities arbitration and investor issues, from advice on avoiding pitfalls to dispute resolution.

Criminal Defense

Getting arrested and charged with a crime is an intimidating experience with potentially life-altering consequences. We take every matter seriously and dedicate ourselves to getting an excellent result out of an otherwise disastrous situation. We take the anxiety and intimidation out of the equation by letting you know your options and what to expect, giving you good advice, and zealously protecting your rights and representing your interests in pre-trial motions, plea negotiations, and courtroom trials. We’ll let you know where you stand so you can make the decisions that are right for you. MichieHamlett accepts criminal matters with charges involving serious felonies and white-collar criminal offenses.

Civil Litigation

When one party feels wronged by another, or when parties can’t work out their differences on their own, the path to resolving those disagreements or settling that dispute leads to a Virginia courtroom. Whether you find yourself going by the name of plaintiff or defendant in a civil case, our experienced courtroom litigators can advise you of your options and represent your interests, guiding you to an out-of-court settlement or jury verdict. Call MichieHamlett for help with any civil legal matter, including employment and labor law, landlord-tenant matters, defamation, construction litigation, intellectual property disputes, and allegations of legal malpractice.

Title IX

Public schools in Virginia receive financial assistance from the federal government, which enables Washington to pass federal laws that reach local school boards and university departments. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in educational programs and activities, including sports and extracurricular activities. Is your school providing equal opportunities to males and females when it comes to participation in sports programs? Are scholarship funds apportioned fairly? What about the quality of playing fields and facilities, equipment, travel, coaching and the myriad other aspects of sport funded by the school? The answers to these questions often play out in federal courtrooms, with significant consequences for students, student-athletes, and Virginia school systems.

Your Virginia Law Firm for Life

The help you need with your Virginia legal matter is waiting for you at the offices of MichieHamlett. Call us today to discuss your needs and goals and find out how we can help.

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Recent Results for Our Clients
$5.5 million Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict
$4.25 million Products Liability Settlement
$3.75 million Traumatic Brain injury Jury Verdict
$2.8 million Personal Injury Settlement
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Les S. Bowers
phone: 434-951-7236 fax: 434-951-7256 email: lbowers@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death

Les Bowers is a trial lawyer who focuses his practice representing individuals injured in medical malpractice, catastrophic personal injury, and products liability cases. Les understands how insurance companies think about and defend cases because he began his practice with a large international law firm defending hospitals and healthcare providers.

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Lisa S. Brook
phone: 434-951-7231 fax: 434-951-7251 email: lbrook@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Asbestos
  • Brain Injury
  • Wrongful Death
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Over the course of a career in civil litigation, Lisa has helped clients find dignity and peace following an injury or personal crisis. With success in courtrooms throughout Virginia, she has maintained an active trial practice and provided compassionate, dependable service to clients in diverse areas of the law.

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James P. Cox, III
phone: 434-951-7230 fax: 434-951-7250 email: jcox@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Estate Planning
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Litigation

James area of expertise is the area of estate planning and administration, estate disputes, and real estate. He has been with the firm since he began practicing law in 1983. Mr. Cox received a B.A. summa cum laude from Duke University in 1980 and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law in 1983. He is a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow and a committee member of Virginia CLE and the Virginia Law Foundation.

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Kyle Farmer
phone: 434-951-7221 fax: 434-951-6465 email: kfarmer@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Family Law
  • Divorce
  • Property Distribution
  • Spousal and Child Support
  • Custody/Visitation
  • Adoption

Kyle’s practice is devoted to assisting clients across a wide range of family law matters. In addition to providing advice, counseling, and court representation on issues of divorce, property distribution, spousal support (alimony), custody, visitation, and child support, he also handles protective order matters, actions involving the interpretation or enforcement of contracts and court orders, adoptions, and other domestic relations issues.

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Anthony T. Greene
phone: 434-951-7336 email: tgreene@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Brain Injury
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Tony represents clients in various areas of personal injury law. After graduation from the University of Virginia with his bachelors in economics, Tony worked for the International Justice Mission as a Human Rights intern in the Philippines. It was then that he discovered his passion for helping others and improving their lives.

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Amy J. Inge
phone: 434-951-7229 fax: 434-951-7249 email: ainge@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Divorce
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Adoption

Amy focuses on various areas of domestic relations law including divorce, prenuptial agreements, and child custody. Amy received her J.D. from the California Western School of Law, where she was a writer and editor of the California Western Law Journal. Amy is admitted to practice law in Virginia.

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Joshua C. Johnson
phone: 540-491-0636 fax: 434-951-7273 email: jjohnson@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Construction Litigation
  • Construction Law

Josh Johnson is an experienced construction litigator who represents owners, contractors, subcontractors, architects and engineers in all phases of residential and commercial construction projects. He cares deeply for his clients; the competition of the courtroom; and loves his work.

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Lee Livingston
phone: 434.951.7338 fax: 434.951.7248 email: llivingston@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Brain Injury
  • Defamation/Libel/Slander
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Legal Malpractice

Lee has a 25-year history of success helping people who have been hurt badly. This has resulted in peer review awards including being selected as “Lawyer of the Year“ for both personal injury law and medical malpractice law by US News and World Report, BestLawyers.

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Kyle McNew
phone: 434-951-7234 fax: 434-951-7254 email: kmcnew@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Products Liability
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Asbestos
  • Brain Injury
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device
  • Wrongful Death
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Commercial Torts

Kyle is a trial lawyer, with a focus on issues and appeals arising out of personal injury and products liability cases. He has argued complex issues before the Supreme Court of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, federal district courts throughout Virginia, and the Virginia circuit courts and has been recognized as a “Rising Star” in Virginia, appellate bar.

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Jay O’Keeffe
phone: (540) 491-0634 fax: (434) 951-7271 email: jokeeffe@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Appeals
  • Civil Litigation
  • Consumer Protection Law

Jay focuses his practice on appeals and consumer-protection litigation. He has briefed or argued dozens of cases before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, the Supreme Court of Virginia, and the Court of Appeals in Virginia. He publishes a blog, De Novo, that is available at www.virginiaappellatelaw.com.

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Rhonda Quagliana
phone: 434.951.7225 fax: 434.951.7273 email: rquagliana@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Brain Injury
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Commercial Torts
  • Defamation/Libel/Slander
  • Employment
  • Criminal Defense
  • College Student Discipline & Title IX

Rhonda leads MichieHamlett’s complex criminal and Title IX practice. For over 25 years, she has represented individuals and corporate clients in some of the highest-profile criminal and civil cases in Virginia’s state and federal courts.

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Anthony M. Russell
phone: 540-492-5300 fax: 540-492-5400 email: arussell@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Brain Injury

Anthony “Tony” Russell received his bachelor’s and law degrees from the University of Virginia. He is a partner at MICHIE HAMLETT in their Roanoke office. Tony handles all types of personal injury and wrongful death cases including medical malpractice, products liability, motor vehicle collisions, nursing home malpractice, motorcycle collisions, and tractor-trailer collisions. He has tried over 100 jury trials with many $1 million-plus verdicts.

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Jason P. Seiden
phone: 434-951-7328 fax: 434-951-7255 email: jseiden@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Custody and Visitation
  • Divorce
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Adoption

Jason is a seasoned litigator and top-rated family law attorney with extensive experience in divorce, spousal support, child custody, complex equitable distribution, and post-divorce enforcement and modification.

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Bryan Slaughter
phone: 434-951-7233 fax: 434-951-7253 email: bslaughter@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Wrongful Death
  • Products Liability
  • Brain Injury
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Bryan is a partner at MichieHamlett, where he has dedicated his career to representing clients who have suffered a life-altering catastrophic personal injury or the wrongful death of a loved one. If Bryan decides to take on a case, his client’s cause becomes his own.

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David W. Thomas
phone: 434-951-7224 fax: 434-951-7244 email: dthomas@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Formation, Transactions, & Governance
  • Fiduciary Litigation
  • Trust & Estate Litigation
  • Securities Arbitration & Investor Issues
  • Commercial Torts
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Defamation/Libel/Slander
  • Employment

David is a partner in the firm whose practice primarily focuses on business litigation, business/employer counseling, fiduciary litigation, including will challenges, and trust lawsuits. He also has extensive experience in construction litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and real estate disputes.

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J. Gregory Webb
phone: 434-951-7237 fax: 434-951-7257 email: gwebb@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Automotive & Trucking
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Brain Injury
  • Asbestos
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pharmaceutical & Medical Device

Greg represents individuals and families facing challenges from automobile accidents and tractor-trailer crashes, construction accidents, heavy equipment accidents, automobile defects, wrongful death, consumer product defects, traumatic brain injury, and asbestos illnesses.

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Heather E. Zaug
phone: 571-399-9398 fax: 434-951-7245 email: hzaug@michiehamlett.com Practice Areas
  • Wrongful Death
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Catasrophic Personal Injury

Heather is a partner at MichieHamlett who focuses her practice on medical malpractice litigation. For nearly twenty years, Heather represented healthcare providers in a wide variety of specialties in medical malpractice litigation at Hancock, Daniel, and Johnson P.C., securing numerous jury verdicts and dismissals prior to trial.

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  • Les S. Bowers
  • Lisa S. Brook
  • James P. Cox, III
  • Kyle Farmer
  • Anthony T. Greene
  • Amy J. Inge
  • Joshua C. Johnson
  • R. Lee Livingston
  • Kyle McNew
  • Jay O’Keeffe
  • Thonda Quagliana
  • Anthony M. Russell
  • Jason P. Seiden
  • Bryan Slaughter
  • David W. Thomas
  • J. Gregory Webb
  • Heather E. Zaug
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