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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC

Our experienced attorneys have been serving national, regional and local clients since 1845.
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Family Law

Our experienced attorneys help you navigate your rights and responsibilities when family dynamics change with divorce, custody, and support.
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Medical Malpractice

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

We are your lawyer for all your legal needs, developing strong cases for immediate compensation and long term solutions for unique situations.
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Criminal Defense

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver our attorneys stand up for your rights with experienced representation inside and outside the courtroom.
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Commercial, Corporate,
& Business Law

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver we build lasting relationships with our local, regional and national business clients.
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Estate Planning

Our guidance protects you and your family through careful preparation of wills, trusts, and guardianships. Experienced litigation defends your wishes.
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Civil Litigation

We provide skilled advocacy and in-depth analysis for our clients in matters pending in both state and federal courts.
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Employment

OSHA & Employment Law

Our experienced team educates business managers on their OSHA rights and responsibilities. We develop documents, and the policy framework to protect employers.
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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC

Our experienced attorneys have been serving national, regional and local clients since 1845.

About The Firm
mother and children on a couch together

Family Law

Our experienced attorneys help you navigate your rights and responsibilities when family dynamics change with divorce, custody, and support.

Family Law
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Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

We are your lawyer for all your legal needs, developing strong cases for immediate compensation and long term solutions for unique situations.

Personal Injury/Medical Malpractice
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Criminal Defense

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver our attorneys stand up for your rights with experienced representation inside and outside the courtroom.

Criminal Defense
business law

Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver we build lasting relationships with our local, regional and national business clients.

Business Law
Estate Planning Attorney

Estate Planning

Our guidance protects you and your family through careful preparation of wills, trusts, and guardianships. Experienced litigation defends your wishes.

Estate Planning
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Civil Litigation

We provide skilled advocacy and in-depth analysis for our clients in matters pending in both state and federal courts.

Civil Litigation
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OSHA & Employment Law

Our experienced team educates business managers on their OSHA rights and responsibilities. We develop documents, and the policy framework to protect employers.

OSHA/Employment Law

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC

Our experienced attorneys have been serving national, regional and local clients since 1845.

About The Firmwaw law attorneys

Family Law

Our experienced attorneys help you navigate your rights and responsibilities during and after changing family dynamics like divorce, custody, and support.

Family Lawmother and children on a couch together

Personal Injury & Medical Malpractice

We are your lawyer for life, developing strong cases for immediate compensation and long term solutions for your unique legal needs.

Personal Injury /
Medical Malpractice
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Criminal Defense

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver our attorneys stand up for your rights with experienced representation inside and outside the courtroom.

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Commercial, Corporate, & Business Law

At Wharton Aldhizer and Weaver we build lasting relationships with our local, regional and national business clients.

Business Lawbusiness law

Estate Planning

Our guidance protects you and your family through careful preparation of wills, trusts, and guardianships. Experienced litigation defends your wishes.

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Civil Litigation

We provide skilled advocacy and in-depth analysis for our clients in matters pending in both state and federal courts.

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OSHA & Employment Law

Our experienced team educates business managers on their OSHA rights and responsibilities. We develop documents, and the policy framework to protect employers.

OSHA /
Employment Law
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We Deliver Peace Of Mind.

Comprehensive Legal Solutions Since 1845.

Practice Areas

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.

- WAW Client

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.

- Jenny FrenchSUNRNR of Virginia, Inc.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Ashley H. Waterbury

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...

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...

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
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
daniel 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
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
stephan 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
greg 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...

Learn More
thomas 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
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...

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...

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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
james 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
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
donald 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
briana 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
ashley waterbury

Ashley H. Waterbury

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
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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The Best Lawyers in America Names 8 Attorneys to their Annual List for 2020

Eight attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2020 edition.Selected by their peers, the attorneys were recognized in…
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Job Openings - Commercial and Litigation Associates

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Virginia Super Lawyers 2019

Five Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyers/Rising Stars for 2019.  Three attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication…