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Experienced attorneys serving national, regional and local clients since 1845.

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Your Harrisonburg & Staunton Lawyers

Our Staunton & Harrisonburg lawyers develop strong cases for long-term solutions to unique legal needs.
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Your Harrisonburg & Staunton Lawyers

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Our Harrisonburg & Staunton Lawyers Deliver Peace Of Mind

Comprehensive Legal Solutions From Sophisticated Lawyers Since 1845.

The attorneys at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver provide experienced legal representation to individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and central Virginia. Out of our law offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton, we protect your rights in and out of the courtroom. Strong litigation and an experienced legal approach makes us a valuable resource in our community. If you are looking for a Harrisonburg or Staunton lawyer with focused expertise in your practice area, we would love to hear from you.

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When we needed to get a will done for my terminally ill husband, WAW worked quickly to get the information necessary to draft the documents. They were caring and considerate of our situation and made this part of getting affairs in order pleasant and painless.

The advice WAW gave was certainly in our best interests and at a price appropriate to our small business requirements. We have every intention of using WAW in the future for business law when we are further into the licensing and growth agreements that are on the horizon.

Our Attorneys

Jeffrey R. Adams

Jeff Adams is the Managing Partner at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and is admitted to practice law in Virginia and New York. He is a team member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning practice groups. Jeff focuses on corporate and commercial law, estates and trusts, tax law, election law, and related litigation...

Jeff Adams is the Managing Partner at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and is admitted to practice law in Virginia and New York. He is a team member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning practice groups. Jeff focuses on corporate and commercial law, estates and trusts, tax law, election law, and related litigation...

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Derek J. Brostek

Derek provides a complete portfolio of Occupational Safety & Health-related services as a partner in the OSHA practice group. He offers customized training packages for safety teams, consultations on OSHA compliance, advice and recommendations during an inspection, and the litigation services needed to defend against citations successfully...

Derek provides a complete portfolio of Occupational Safety & Health-related services as a partner in the OSHA practice group. He offers customized training packages for safety teams, consultations on OSHA compliance, advice and recommendations during an inspection, and the litigation services needed to defend against citations successfully...

Ginger T. Chapman

Ginger Chapman is an experienced scientist and trained patent attorney who helps our clients bring their products to life. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ginger is deeply knowledgeable in patent law, having spent ten years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

Ginger Chapman is an experienced scientist and trained patent attorney who helps our clients bring their products to life. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ginger is deeply knowledgeable in patent law, having spent ten years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

Lauren R. Darden

Lauren Darden’s significant experience and practical advice help to solve the legal needs of her clients. Her practice focuses on employment law compliance and litigation, as well as general civil defense and commercial litigation. She is a member of the Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property and Business and Corporate Litigation teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Lauren Darden’s significant experience and practical advice help to solve the legal needs of her clients. Her practice focuses on employment law compliance and litigation, as well as general civil defense and commercial litigation. She is a member of the Employment Law, Insurance Defense, Intellectual Property and Business and Corporate Litigation teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Daniel L. Fitch

Daniel L. Fitch has decades of experience representing individuals and businesses in construction, patent, trademark, personal injury, product liability and insurance defense matters. Dan leads the firm’s intellectual property group. As a registered patent attorney, he drafts and prosecutes both patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his clients...

Daniel L. Fitch has decades of experience representing individuals and businesses in construction, patent, trademark, personal injury, product liability and insurance defense matters. Dan leads the firm’s intellectual property group. As a registered patent attorney, he drafts and prosecutes both patent and trademark applications before the United States Patent and Trademark Office for his clients...

Humes J. Franklin, lll

Humes “Tripp” Franklin is a third-generation lawyer representing clients in Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Law, and Medical Malpractice cases at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia and West Virginia...

Humes “Tripp” Franklin is a third-generation lawyer representing clients in Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Law, and Medical Malpractice cases at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia and West Virginia...

Ashley T. Hart

Ashley Hart focuses her practice in several areas of civil litigation, including personal injury defense, intellectual property, products liability, workers’ compensation, construction and commercial matters. She has worked on cases across Virginia, in both state and federal courts, litigating issues such as automobile liability, insurance coverage, breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, and patent and trademark infringement...

Ashley Waterbury focuses her practice in several areas of civil litigation, including personal injury defense, intellectual property, products liability, workers’ compensation, construction and commercial matters. She has worked on cases across Virginia, in both state and federal courts, litigating issues such as automobile liability, insurance coverage, breach of warranty, unjust enrichment, and patent and trademark infringement...

Charles F. Hilton

Frank Hilton is one of the preeminent medical malpractice lawyers in Virginia. He works with the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. In addition to being admitted to practice in Virginia, he is admitted to the bars of North Carolina and West Virginia. Frank has over 30- years of experience representing clients in hundreds of varied lawsuits...

Frank Hilton is one of the preeminent medical malpractice lawyers in Virginia. He works with the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. In addition to being admitted to practice in Virginia, he is admitted to the bars of North Carolina and West Virginia. Frank has over 30- years of experience representing clients in hundreds of varied lawsuits...

Glenn M. Hodge

Glenn Hodge is an experienced business law attorney who has a reputation for building long-term relationships with his clients. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and has served in many leadership positions on the Virginia State Bar...

Glenn Hodge is an experienced business law attorney who has a reputation for building long-term relationships with his clients. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and has served in many leadership positions on the Virginia State Bar.

Alexandra E. Humphreys

Alexandra “Allie” Humphreys is a part of the Personal Injury team and one of the Medical Malpractice lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Allie is a sophisticated writer and keen researcher who focuses on the minute details of every case. She is a warm and compassionate advisor to her clients...

Alexandra “Allie” Humphreys is a part of the Personal Injury team and one of the Medical Malpractice lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Allie is a sophisticated writer and keen researcher who focuses on the minute details of every case. She is a warm and compassionate advisor to her clients...

James L. Johnson

James “Jim” Johnson is a real estate attorney with vast experience as a counsel on: finance, creditor’s rights, zoning and land use, construction law, agriculture, business entity formations, collections, and bankruptcy. He is part of the Real Estate, Construction Law, and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia and West Virginia...

James “Jim” Johnson is a real estate attorney with vast experience as a counsel on: finance, creditor’s rights, zoning and land use, construction law, agriculture, business entity formations, collections, and bankruptcy. He is part of the Real Estate, Construction Law, and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia and West Virginia...

Stephan W. Milo

Stephan “Steve” Milo brings sophisticated expertise to commercial, corporate, and business law clients around the country. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Stephan “Steve” Milo brings sophisticated expertise to commercial, corporate, and business law clients around the country. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Lucas I. Pangle

Lucas delivers intelligent, practical solutions to his corporate and business clients. He manages a developing blend of litigation and transaction matters, involving him in Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver’s Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law, OSHA, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Employment Law, and Estate Planning groups...

Lucas delivers intelligent, practical solutions to his corporate and business clients. He manages a developing blend of litigation and transaction matters, involving him in Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver’s Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law, OSHA, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Employment Law, and Estate Planning groups...

Donald E. Showalter

Donald “Don” Showalter is an experienced business law attorney who brings smart solutions to solve his clients’ legal needs. Don joined Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver in 1965 after attending the University of Virginia Law School. His mentors, Mr. Aldhizer and Mr. Wharton, encouraged him to diversify his practice to grow his legal skills with business, family, and criminal defense law...

Donald “Don” Showalter is an experienced business law attorney who brings smart solutions to solve his clients’ legal needs. Don joined Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver in 1965 after attending the University of Virginia Law School. His mentors, Mr. Aldhizer and Mr. Wharton, encouraged him to diversify his practice to grow his legal skills with business, family, and criminal defense law...

Gregory T. St. Ours

Gregory “Greg” St. Ours brings experienced representation to his business clients. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, and Insurance Defense teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia...

Gregory “Greg” St. Ours brings experienced representation to his business clients. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, and Insurance Defense teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in the District of Columbia, Virginia, and West Virginia...

Briana A. Stevens

Briana “Brie” Stevens is an experienced family law attorney building solid relationships with her clients. She is part of the Family Law team at Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver and is licensed to practice in Virginia and West Virginia and the Western District of Virginia. Brie’s clients value her honest, warm, and competent representation during what is often one of the most challenging times in their lives...

Briana “Brie” Stevens is an experienced family law attorney building solid relationships with her clients. She is part of the Family Law team at Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver and is licensed to practice in Virginia and West Virginia and the Western District of Virginia. Brie’s clients value her honest, warm, and competent representation during what is often one of the most challenging times in their lives...

Thomas E. Ullrich

Tom Ullrich works with local, regional and national clients to manage their OSHA and employment legal needs. He’s part of the OSHA and Employment Law groups at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and brings significant civil litigation experience to the firm. Tom is admitted to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York...

Tom Ullrich works with local, regional and national clients to manage their OSHA and employment legal needs. He’s part of the OSHA and Employment Law groups at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and brings significant civil litigation experience to the firm. Tom is admitted to practice law in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New York...

P. Marshall Yoder

Clients describe Marshall Yoder as an exceptional problem solver. Marshall brings nearly thirty years of experience representing individuals, non-profits, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the Family Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning teams, Marshall empowers clients by assisting them in identifying their underlying long and short-term interests and helping them select from options which meet those interests...

Clients describe Marshall Yoder as an exceptional problem solver. Marshall brings nearly thirty years of experience representing individuals, non-profits, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the Family Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning teams, Marshall empowers clients by assisting them in identifying their underlying long and short-term interests and helping them select from options which meet those interests...

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Our Attorneys

Jeffrey R. Adams

Jeff Adams is the Managing Partner at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and is admitted to practice law in Virginia and New York. He is a team member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning practice groups. Jeff focuses on corporate and commercial law, estates and trusts, tax law, election law, and related litigation...

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derek brostek

Derek J. Brostek

Derek provides a complete portfolio of Occupational Safety & Health-related services as a partner in the OSHA practice group. He offers customized training packages for safety teams, consultations on OSHA compliance, advice and recommendations during an inspection, and the litigation services needed to defend against citations...

Learn More
ginger chapman

Ginger T. Chapman

Ginger Chapman is an experienced scientist and trained patent attorney who helps our clients bring their products to life. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Ginger is deeply knowledgeable in patent law, having spent ten years with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office...

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lauren darden

Lauren R. Darden

Lauren Darden’s significant experience and practical advice help to solve the legal needs of her clients. Her practice focuses on employment law compliance and litigation, as well as general civil defense and commercial litigation...

Learn More
dan fitch

Daniel L. Fitch

Daniel L. Fitch has decades of experience representing individuals and businesses in construction, patent, trademark, personal injury, product liability and insurance defense matters. Dan leads the firm’s intellectual property group. As a registered patent attorney, he drafts and prosecutes both patent and trademark...

Learn More
tripp franklin

Humes J. Franklin, lll

Humes “Tripp” Franklin is a third-generation lawyer representing clients in Family Law, Criminal Defense, Personal Injury, Business Law, and Medical Malpractice cases at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Virginia and West Virginia...

Learn More
ashley waterbury

Ashley T. Hart

Ashley Waterbury focuses her practice in several areas of civil litigation, including personal injury defense, intellectual property, products liability, workers’ compensation, construction and commercial matters. She has worked on cases across Virginia, in both state and federal courts, litigating issues such as automobile liability...

Learn More
frank hilton

Charles F. Hilton

Frank Hilton is one of the preeminent medical malpractice lawyers in Virginia. He works with the Personal Injury and Medical Malpractice teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. In addition to being admitted to practice in Virginia, he is admitted to the bars of North Carolina and West Virginia. Frank has over 30- years of experience...

Learn More
glenn hodge

Glenn M. Hodge

Glenn Hodge is an experienced business law attorney who has a reputation for building long-term relationships with his clients. He is admitted to practice law in Virginia and has served in many leadership positions on the Virginia State Bar. Over the years, Glenn represented many large Shenandoah Valley corporations...

Learn More
allie humphreys

Alexandra E. Humphreys

Alexandra “Allie” Humphreys is a part of the Personal Injury team and one of the Medical Malpractice lawyers at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. She is admitted to practice law in Virginia. Allie is a sophisticated writer and keen researcher who focuses on the minute details of every case. She is a warm and compassionate advisor to her clients...

Learn More
jim johnson

James L. Johnson

James “Jim” Johnson is a real estate attorney with vast experience as a counsel on: finance, creditor’s rights, zoning and land use, construction law, agriculture, business entity formations, collections, and bankruptcy. He is part of the Real Estate, Construction Law, and Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Learn More
steve milo

Stephan W. Milo

Stephan “Steve” Milo brings sophisticated expertise to commercial, corporate, and business law clients around the country. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law and Estate Planning teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver...

Learn More
lucas pangle

Lucas I. Pangle

Lucas delivers intelligent, practical solutions to his corporate and business clients. He manages a developing blend of litigation and transaction matters, involving him in Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver’s Commercial, Corporate, and Business Law, OSHA, Bankruptcy & Creditors’ Rights, Employment Law, and Estate Planning groups...

Learn More
don showalter

Donald E. Showalter

Donald “Don” Showalter is an experienced business law attorney who brings smart solutions to solve his clients’ legal needs. Don joined Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver in 1965 after attending the University of Virginia Law School. His mentors, Mr. Aldhizer and Mr. Wharton, encouraged him to diversify his practice to grow his legal skills...

Learn More
greg st. ours

Gregory T. St. Ours

Gregory “Greg” St. Ours brings experienced representation to his business clients. He is a member of the Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law, Construction Law, Employment Law, Intellectual Property, and Insurance Defense teams at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts...

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brie stevens

Briana A. Stevens

Briana “Brie” Stevens is an experienced family law attorney building solid relationships with her clients. She is part of the Family Law team at Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver and is licensed to practice in Virginia and West Virginia and the Western District of Virginia. Brie’s clients value her honest, warm, and competent representation...

Learn More
tom ullrich

Thomas E. Ullrich

Tom Ullrich works with local, regional and national clients to manage their OSHA and employment legal needs. He’s part of the OSHA and Employment Law groups at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver and brings significant civil litigation experience to the firm...

Learn More
P. Marshall Yoder

P. Marshall Yoder

Clients describe Marshall Yoder as an exceptional problem solver. Marshall brings nearly thirty years of experience representing individuals, non-profits, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. As a member of the Family Law, Business Law, and Estate Planning teams, Marshall empowers clients by assisting them in identifying...

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Virginia Super Lawyers 2020

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