Virginia Super Lawyers 2020

Four Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2020. Three attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list. WAW also had one attorney named to the Rising Stars list. Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less.

2020 Super Lawyers:

DANIEL L. FITCH – Civil Litigation

CHARLES F. HILTON – Medical Malpractice

GREGORY T. ST. OURS – Personal Injury

 

2020 Rising Stars:

ASHLEY H. WATERBURY – Civil Litigation

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

2019 Legal Elite Attorneys

Virginia Business Magazine has named 17 WAW attorneys to their Legal Elite list for 2019 in the following areas of law:

Jeffrey R. Adams – Business Law
Derek J. Brostek – Civil Litigation
Lauren R. Darden – Labor and Employment Law
Daniel L. Fitch – Intellectual Property/Information Technology Law
Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III – Criminal Law
Charles F. “Frank” Hilton – Civil Litigation
Glenn M. Hodge – Health Law
Alexandra E. Humphreys – Civil Litigation
James L. Johnson – Real Estate/Land Use Law
Stephan W. Milo – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
Lucas I. Pangle – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
Donald E. Showalter – Taxes/Estates/Trusts
Gregory T. St. Ours – Construction Law
Briana A. Stevens – Family Law/Domestic Relations
Thomas E. Ullrich – Labor and Employment Law
Ashley H. Waterbury – Young Lawyer
P. Marshall Yoder – Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

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 the following categories:

Daniel L. Fitch – personal injury litigation – defendants
Charles F. Hilton – medical malpractice law – plaintiffs, personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, professional malpractice law – plaintiffs
Glenn M. Hodge – health care law, real estate law
Stephan W. Milo – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law
Donald E. Showalter – corporate law, trusts and estates
Gregory T. St. Ours – antitrust law
Thomas E. Ullrich – commercial litigation, employment law – management,  litigation – labor and employment
P. Marshall Yoder – collaborative law: family law, family law

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

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 only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list.  WAW also had two attorneys named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less.
2019 Super Lawyers:

DANIEL L. FITCH –  Civil Litigation

CHARLES F. HILTON –  Medical Malpractice

GREGORY T. ST. OURS – Personal Injury

2019 Rising Stars:

LAUREN R. DARDEN – General Litigation

ASHLEY H. WATERBURY  – Civil Litigation

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver’s Sherri Morgan Recognized as a “Legal Hero”

On December 24th, Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver paralegal Sherri Morgan, was honored by Virginia Lawyers Weekly in its exclusive list of 2018 Unsung Legal Heroes.  Sherri is a Civil Litigation Paralegal who is dedicated to managing personal injury cases for victims, focusing heavily on patients victimized by medical negligence.

As stated in the award, Sherri is “A tireless worker, who routinely works nights and weekends to manage client cases.  She is responsible for almost singlehandedly managing the firm’s medical malpractice section, serving as the only paralegal to three different attorneys, while managing every single malpractice case at the firm.  She sacrifices her personal time to work for clients literally on a daily basis.”  She has worked as a paralegal for over 33 years and, according to her supervisor, Frank Hilton, a senior partner at WAW with over 35 years experience,  “she is the most dedicated, skilled and hardest-working paralegal with whom I have ever had the privilege to work or have come into contact.”

Sherri has worked at WAW since 2005 and in the legal field since 1982.

A state-wide full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton, Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC, serves individuals needing help with in the areas of: medical malpractice, personal injury, civil litigation of all kinds, bankruptcy, commercial and intellectual property law.

2018 Legal Elite Attorneys

Virginia Business Magazine has named 17 WAW attorneys to their Legal Elite list for 2018 in the following areas of law:

Jeffrey R. Adams – Business Law
Derek J. Brostek – Civil Litigation
Lauren R. Darden – Labor and Employment
Daniel L. Fitch – Intellectual Property
Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III – Corporate Counsel
Charles F. “Frank” Hilton – Civil Litigation
Glenn M. Hodge – Health Law
Alexandra E. Humphreys – Civil Litigation
James L. Johnson – Real Estate/Land Use
Stephan W. Milo – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
Lucas I. Pangle – Legislative/Regulatory/Administrative
Donald E. Showalter – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
Gregory T. St. Ours – Construction Law
Briana A. Stevens – Family/Domestic Relations
Thomas E. Ullrich – Labor and Employment
Ashley H. Waterbury – Young Lawyer
P. Marshall Yoder – Alternative Dispute Resolution

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC ranked in 2019 “Best Law Firms”

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 10 practice areas.

U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the ninth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 10 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2019 “Best Law Firms” list are recognized for professional excellence with persistently impressive ratings from clients and peers. Achieving a tiered ranking signals a unique combination of quality law practice and breadth of legal expertise.

The 2019 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 75 national practice areas and 122 metropolitan-based practice areas. One “Law Firm of the Year” is named in each of the 74 nationally ranked practice areas.

Ranked firms, presented in tiers, are listed on a national and/or metropolitan scale. Receiving a tier designation reflects the high level of respect a firm has earned among other leading lawyers and clients in the same communities and the same practice areas for their abilities, their professionalism and their integrity.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC received the following rankings in the 2019 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

 

Metropolitan Tier 1 – Charlottesville

Family Law

Litigation – Labor & Employment

Metropolitan Tier 2 – Charlottesville

Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Commercial Litigation

Corporate Law

Employment Law – Management

Health Care Law

Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants

Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 3 – Charlottesville

Trusts & Estates Law

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

WAW’s Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III Selected as a “Leader in the Law” for 2018

Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC was selected as an honoree in the 2018 Class of the “Leaders in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

Now in its 13th year, this awards program recognizes the lawyers across the Commonwealth who are setting the standard for other lawyers in Virginia. “Leaders” are recognized for changing the law, serving the community, changing practice, or improving Virginia’s justice system, among other accomplishments.  Tripp was one of only twenty-five lawyers chosen for the 2018 class.

Tripp focuses his law practice on trial work in a variety of legal specialties. His clients vary widely, from individuals to publicly traded companies.  Tripp has successfully prevailed in trials related to medical malpractice, product defect claims, products liability claims, premises liability claims, criminal and family law cases, and a wide variety of personal injury claims.  Tripp was in the news most recently as a member of the trial team that secured a 3.5 million dollar medical malpractice verdict for the Estate of Melanie Smith.

Tripp appears regularly in the city and county courts of the Commonwealth of Virginia and West Virginia as well as the United States Federal Courts in both states, and handles appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.  Tripp was the managing partner of Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver for five years before stepping down in January of this year.

Tripp is extremely active in the local community, currently serving as the President of the Board of Directors of the Waynesboro YMCA Foundation, on the Board of Directors of Valley Pastoral Counseling Center in Waynesboro, and on the Board of Directors of Augusta Mutual Insurance Company.  In addition, Tripp volunteers as the head cross country coach for Grace Christian School in Staunton.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, criminal defense, employment law, family law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice and personal injury, real estate and land use, taxation, wills, trusts and estate planning, and estate administration.

The Best Lawyers in America Names 8 Attorneys to their Annual List for 2019

Eight attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2019 edition.

Selected by their peers, the attorneys were recognized in the following categories:

Daniel L. Fitch – personal injury litigation – defendants
Charles F. Hilton – medical malpractice law – plaintiffs, personal injury litigation – plaintiffs, professional malpractice law – plaintiffs
Glenn M. Hodge – health care law, real estate law
Stephan W. Milo – bankruptcy and creditor debtor rights/insolvency and reorganization law
Donald E. Showalter – corporate law, trusts and estates
Gregory T. St. Ours – antitrust law
Thomas E. Ullrich – commercial litigation, employment law – management,  litigation – labor and employment
P. Marshall Yoder – collaborative law: family law, family law

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.

Virginia Super Lawyers 2018

Five Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2018.  Four attorneys were named Super Lawyers, which is an annual publication only selecting five percent of the attorneys in the state to be included in their select list.  WAW also had an attorney named to the Rising Stars list.  Rising Stars are attorneys under the age of 40 or in practice for 10 years or less.

2018 Super Lawyers:

DANIEL L. FITCH –  Civil Litigation

CHARLES F. HILTON –  Medical Malpractice

GREGORY T. ST. OURS – Personal Injury

THOMAS E. ULLRICH – Employment Litigation

2018 Rising Star:

LAUREN R. DARDEN – General Litigation

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is a full-service law firm with offices in Harrisonburg and Staunton. The firm serves individuals and businesses in the Shenandoah Valley and the Mid-Atlantic states in the areas of: bankruptcy, commercial and civil litigation, corporate finance, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.