Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC ranked in 2017 “Best Law Firms”

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

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC has been ranked in the 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” list regionally in 15 practice areas.

Firms included in the 2017 “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 2017 Edition of “Best Law Firms” includes rankings in 74 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 2017 U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms”:

Metropolitan Tier 1Charlottesville

  • Family Law
  • Litigation – Labor & Employment
  • Professional Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Roanoke
  • Corporate Law
  • Trusts & Estates Law

Metropolitan Tier 2Charlottesville

  • Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Law
  • Health Care Law
  • Labor Law – Management
  • Medical Malpractice Law – Defendants
  • Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants
  • Real Estate Law

Metropolitan Tier 3Charlottesville

  • 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.

The Best Lawyers in America Names 9 Attorneys to their Annual List

Nine attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2017 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
George H. Roberts, Jr. – corporate law, trust and estates
Donald E. Showalter – corporate law, trusts and estates
Gregory T. St. Ours – antitrust law
Thomas E. Ullrich – commercial litigation, employment law – management, labor 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, 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.

WAW Named in Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia Issue

One of Top Three Law Firms Selected in Region

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC was named one of Virginia Living Magazine’s Best of Virginia for 2016.  They were selected as one of the top three Best Law Firms in the Shenandoah Region by readers and the only firm selected in Harrisonburg, VA.

Best of Virginia 2016 lists the nearly 1,500 winners from Virginia Living’s fifth annual Best of Virginia Readers’ Survey, conducted in January.  More than 30,000 ballots were cast in 100 categories covering the best in Arts, Culture & Entertainment, Living & Recreation, Shopping & Services and Food & Drink.

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.

2015 Legal Elite Attorneys

Virginia Business Magazine’s 2015 Legal Elite names 16 WAW attorneys to their annual list.

Virginia Business Magazine has named 16 WAW attorneys to their Legal Elite list for 2015 in the following areas of law:

Jeffrey R. Adams – Business Law
Derek J. Brostek – Civil Litigation
Trisha A. Culp – Legal Services/Pro Bono
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
James L. Johnson – Real Estate/Land Use
Stephan W. Milo – Bankruptcy/Creditors’ Rights
George H. “Skip” Roberts, Jr. – Business Law
Donald E. Showalter – Taxes/Estates/Trusts/Elder Law
Gregory T. St. Ours – Construction Law
Thomas E. Ullrich – Labor and Employment
Matthew Von Schuch – Business Law
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, 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.

Hilton Selected as a Top Civil Litigation Attorney

Hilton was featured in this month’s “Virginia Business” magazine as one of the top civil litigation attorneys chosen in this year’s Legal Elite balloting.

Charles F. “Frank” Hilton was featured in this month’s “Virginia Business” magazine as one of the top civil litigation attorneys chosen in this year’s Legal Elite balloting. Those featured were selected from the top 10 vote recipients in each category of practice.  To view the full feature, click here

9 Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America Annual List

Nine attorneys with over 300 years of combined experience were named in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 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
George H. Roberts, Jr. – corporate law, trust and estates
Donald E. Showalter – corporate law, trusts and estates
Gregory T. St. Ours – antitrust law
Thomas E. Ullrich – commercial litigation, employment law – management, labor 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, 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.

WAW in the News: Don Showalter Marks 50 Years with Firm

Donald Showalter was recently recognized for 50 years of practice at Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC.

Donald Showalter, 74, was recognized recently for his 50 years practicing with Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver. He’s had a long career but has no plans to retire soon. “I’ll stop,” he said, “when I get up one morning and don’t want to come to work.” (Photo by Austin Bachand / DN-R)

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC Inducted into International Society of Primerus Law Firms

Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver PLC was named to elite group of small and mid-sized independent law firms by International Society of Primerus Law Firms.

Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is proud to announce its recent induction into the International Society of Primerus Law Firms, a highly selective alliance of small and mid-size, independent law firms. WAW joins over 200 Primerus-member firms with a shared vision of providing valuable legal insight and advice to their clients.

Primerus only accepts into membership those law firms with a proven track record of providing trusted, honest and exceptional legal advice. Each member is rigorously screened to ensure its commitment to Primerus’s shared values of integrity, excellent work product, reasonable fees, continuing legal education, civility and community service. WAW is the first and only firm in western Virginia to join Primerus and is one of only three firms in Virginia to be invited into its membership.

“For over 170 years WAW has been recognized for delivering outstanding results to our clients in the Shenandoah Valley and the rest of Virginia,” said Humes (“Tripp”) Franklin, WAW’s Managing Partner. “Joining Primerus gives us the opportunity to significantly expand our visibility to clients world-wide, and provide them with exceptional legal representation in western Virginia. Membership in Primerus also gives WAW the unique ability in our market to provide clients with the national and international legal expertise they need to thrive in a connected, global economy.”

“We are excited to join Primerus and we look forward to joining its world-wide membership in delivering client-focus, high-integrity legal services,” said Franklin.

About Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is one of western Virginia’s leading law firms. For over 170 years it has guided its clients through complex legal, business and regulatory issues. With focuses in employment, business, real estate, intellectual property, litigation, construction and personal injury, WAW’s 17 lawyers serve clients out of its Harrisonburg and Staunton offices.

For more information, visit www.wawlaw.com, or contact:

Humes J. (“Tripp”) Franklin
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
100 South Mason St.
Harrisonburg VA, 22801
540-434-0316

Virginia Collaborative Professionals Elect P. Marshall Yoder as President

P. Marshall Yoder, an attorney with Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC, has been elected president of the Virginia Collaborative Professionals by his peers.

The Virginia Collaborative Professionals is a non-profit association of attorneys, mental health, and financial professionals focused on using collaborative practice to resolve family and civil matters without the use of litigation. Collaborative practice requires that the parties commit to resolving their differences outside of court.

During Yoder’s term, the organization will focus on continuing to educate the public about collaborative practice, creating leadership opportunities for collaborative practitioners within their professional organizations and expanding collaborative practice beyond family law matters.

At Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC, Yoder’s focus is collaborative practice and alternative dispute resolution. In addition, he practices in the areas of commercial law, non-profit and charitable organizations and in estate planning and administration.

Yoder received his bachelors degree from the University of North Carolina and his J.D. with honors from Campbell University. He has been named one of Virginia’s Legal Elite by Virginia Business magazine for the past seven years and also was recently selected to the Best Lawyers in America in the area of Collaborative Law.

COLLABORATIVE PRACTICE

Collaborative Practice offers individuals going through separation the support, protection and guidance of their own lawyers without going to court. Additionally, Collaborative Practice allows for beneficial teams of child and financial specialists, divorce coaches and other professionals to help families create lasting arrangements without going to court.

For further information on collaborative practice or the Virginia Collaborative Professionals, please contact:

P. Marshall Yoder, Attorney
Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC
100 South Mason St.
Harrisonburg VA, 22801
540-438-5375
pmyoder@wawlaw.com