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.

Derek J. Brostek Elected Partner

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC proudly announces the election to partnership of Derek J. Brostek as of January 1, 2018.

Derek J. Brostek brings the perspective and discipline of a career as a Marine Corps officer to the cases in civil, business and insurance issues he handles at Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC. Derek joined the firm after retirement as a Lieutenant Colonel.  He started out as an artillery officer, worked with Marine Corp Security Forces, then went on to become a Marine lawyer.  His thirteen years as a Marine Judge Advocate focused primarily on criminal law, including trial work, teaching trial advocacy and strategic policy work.  Derek served in Afghanistan in the areas of operational law and detention operations.

Derek lives in the Harrisonburg area with his wife Trish and their two daughters, Lauren and Colleen.   In his spare time he is an enthusiastic supporter of growing the availability of youth lacrosse in the Valley.  His dedication to family, country and the rights and interests of his clients make him an attorney to have in your corner when facing difficult litigation issues.

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 law, domestic relations, employment law, health care law, intellectual property matters, personal injury, plaintiffs medical malpractice, real estate and land use, tax planning, wills, estate planning, and administration.  For more information, please visit www.wawlaw.com.

2017 Legal Elite Attorneys

Virginia Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite names 16 WAW attorneys to their annual list.

Virginia Business Magazine has named 16 WAW attorneys to their Legal Elite list for 2017 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 – 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
Stephan W. Milo – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
Lucas I. Pangle – Legal Services/Pro Bono
Donald E. Showalter – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
Gregory T. St. Ours – Construction Law
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 2018 “Best Law Firms”

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

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 13 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2018 “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 2018 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 75 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 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

 

            Metropolitan Tier 1 – Charlottesville

  • Family Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendents
  • Professional Malpractice Law – DefendantsMetropolitan Tier 2 – Charlottesville
  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Real Estate LawMetropolitan Tier 3 – Charlottesville
  • Employment Law – Management
  • 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.

Daniel Fitch Recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” and “Top 100 in Virginia”

Daniel Fitch was recently recognized as “Lawyer of the Year” by Best Lawyers and “Top 100 in Virginia” by Super Lawyers.

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Daniel Fitch as the “Charlottesville Best Lawyers Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants Lawyer of the Year” for 2018.  Only a single lawyer is so honored each year.   Best Lawyers compiles its lists of outstanding attorneys by conducting exhaustive peer-review surveys in which thousands of leading lawyers confidentially evaluate their professional peers.  The current edition of The Best Lawyers in America 2018 is based on more than 7.3 million detailed evaluations of lawyers by other lawyers.  Fitch received particularly high ratings in the surveys by earning a high level of respect among his peers for his abilities, professionalism, and integrity.

Fitch was also recognized recently as one of the “Top 100 Lawyers in Virginia Super Lawyers”.  Super Lawyers candidates are measured against 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Nominees from more than 70 practice areas are considered.  The Top Lists feature selected Super Lawyers attorneys with the most total points earned.

His practice includes defending institutions and individuals in civil matters throughout the Central Virginia and Valley of Virginia region.  His practice also encompasses all aspects of intellectual property law (patents, trademarks and copyrights), civil litigation and  construction 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.

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

Eight attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2018 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 – defendants, personal injury litigation – defendants, professional malpractice law – defendants
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.

Waterbury Appointed Interim Town Attorney

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver is pleased to announce that the Town of Mount Crawford recently appointed Ashley Waterbury to serve as its interim Town Attorney.

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver is pleased to announce that the Town of Mount Crawford recently appointed Ashley Waterbury to serve as its interim Town Attorney during its June council meeting. She succeeds attorney Bob Lunger in the position. Mr. Lunger remains the Town’s Zoning Administrator. Ms. Waterbury will represent the Town in its legal matters. She brings her previous experience as an interim town attorney for Broadway to the role and is a member of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia.

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 2017

Five Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyer/Rising Stars for 2017.  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.

2017 Super Lawyers:

DANIEL L. FITCH –  Civil Litigation

CHARLES F. HILTON –  Medical Malpractice

GREGORY T. ST. OURS – Civil Litigation

THOMAS E. ULLRICH – Employment Litigation

2017 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.

2016 Legal Elite Attorneys

Virginia Business Magazine has named 14 WAW attorneys to their Legal Elite list for 2016 in the following areas of law:

Jeffrey R. Adams – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
Derek J. Brostek – Civil Litigation
Lauren R. Darden – Labor and Employment
Daniel L. Fitch – Intellectual Property
Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III – Family & Domestic Relations
Charles F. “Frank” Hilton – Civil Litigation
Glenn M. Hodge – Health Law
James L. Johnson – Real Estate/Land Use
Stephan W. Milo – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
Donald E. Showalter – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
Gregory T. St. Ours – Construction Law
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.

Hodge and Yoder Named 2017 “Lawyers of the Year”

Best Lawyers, the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession, has named Glenn M. Hodge as the “Charlottesville Best Lawyers Real Estate Law Lawyer of the Year” and P. Marshall Yoder as the “Charlottesville Best Lawyers Collaborative Law:  Family Law Lawyer of the Year” for 2017.  Only a single lawyer from each practice is so honored.  Harrisonburg and surrounding areas outside of the City of Charlottesville are included in the “Charlottesville metropolitan area.”

A graduate of the United States Naval Academy, Mr. Hodge served in the Navy from 1960 to 1968 before earning his law degree from the University of Virginia.  He joined Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC in 1971.  He has spent his law career as a skilled advocate in the areas of real estate and commercial transactions, including collective bargaining, arbitration, and National Labor Relations Board proceedings, health care law and employment law.

Mr. Yoder was a pioneer in the use of collaborative practice in the Shenandoah Valley and Virginia, an approach to resolving disputes in which the parties explicitly agree that their attorneys should assist them in resolving their disputes outside of the court system. He uses the model extensively in his family law practice where he assists clients in focusing their efforts on a restructured family that supports the needs of the children. He is also a mediator and frequent trainer in the areas of negotiations, collaborative practice, and in the design of conflict resolution programs.

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.