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Legal MeetingAt MichieHamlett, we are a full-service law firm providing representation to clients in and around Roanoke, Virginia in a wide variety of legal matters. From estate planning and personal injury law to family law and business litigation, our firm can evaluate your case and develop a strategy for moving forward with your lawsuit. We know how critical it is to have experienced counsel on your side during any legal matter, and our dedicated Roanoke attorneys are here to assist you. Do not hesitate to get in touch with MichieHamlett to learn more about the services we offer.

Our Roanoke Practice Areas

Our firm represents clients in many different kinds of cases, including but not limited to the following:

When you are considering the possibility of filing a civil claim, or you facing litigation, our firm is here to assist you.

Medical Malpractice

When doctors commit medical malpractice by making a mistake or failing to provide appropriate care, they can and should be held responsible for the harm they cause. Holding doctors and hospitals accountable for their errors ensures that the injured patient is compensated for the harm and also helps improve healthcare practices so other people are not similarly injured by negligence or incompetence in a medical setting. The Virginia medical malpractice attorneys at MichieHamlett are dedicated to fighting this fight on behalf of patients throughout the Commonwealth.

Construction Law

We know that construction projects require the experience and skill of a knowledgeable attorney. From drafting contracts to resolving disputes, getting the help of a lawyer who understands construction law can save you time and money — as well as the headache of dealing with prolonged litigation. With more than a decade of experience handling construction law matters both inside and outside the courtroom, we pride ourselves on providing quality legal counsel personally tailored to meet each clients’ needs. From the start of contract negotiations to the end of a construction project, All legal matters receive prompt attention.

Roanoke Personal Injury

Our experienced Roanoke personal injury attorneys handle many different kinds of personal injury lawsuits, ranging from motor vehicle accident cases to medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. You should know that most personal injury lawsuits have a two-year statute of limitations under Virginia law, so it is essential to begin working with a personal injury lawyer on your case as quickly as possible.

Family Law in Roanoke

At MichieHamlett, we assist clients with a variety of family law issues, including contested and uncontested divorce, child custody, child support, and modifications. Our Roanoke family law attorneys know that divorce and child custody case involve some of the most difficult legal matters that a family will experience, and we are here to provide experienced counsel throughout your family law case.

Civil Litigation

We have considerable experience handling many forms of litigation, such as personal injury claims, business litigation, contract disputes and employment litigation. Our attorneys understand the litigation process, from properly preparing a case to advocating on your behalf before a judge or jury. Unlike some other lawyers, we actually enjoy being in the courtroom, and we are not afraid to aggressively litigate your case for you.

Appeals

We have a special focus on appeals and post-trial proceedings, which is unusual among smaller firms. If an appeal becomes necessary, our attorneys will put more than a decade of legal experience to work for you. We have argued dozens of cases before the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Contact Our Roanoke Legal Team

As a full-service law firm in Roanoke, we are committed to providing clients in Virginia with representation in a wide range of legal matters. Whether you have questions about filing a civil lawsuit or you have concerns about estate planning or estate litigation, our attorneys are experienced and are dedicated to tailoring legal strategies to meet your individual needs. We know how critical it is to have an attorney you can rely on, and our firm is here to help. Contact MichieHamlett today to learn more about the legal services we provide in and around Roanoke, Virginia.

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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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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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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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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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  • James P. Cox, III
  • Amy J. Inge
  • Joshua C. Johnson
  • Kyle McNew
  • Jay O’Keeffe
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  • Jason P. Seiden
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