Stevens & Franklin Recognized for Accomplishments

Brie Stevens and Tripp Franklin were recently recognized for their accomplishments at the Augusta Bar Association meeting.

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Estate Planning Seminar

Fran Gomez and Nick Dudley recently led a discussion on practical estate planning ideas at a seminar.

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Virginia Super Lawyers Names Two Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC Attorneys to their Annual List

Two Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC attorneys have been named Virginia Super Lawyers for 2024.

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Donald E. Showalter Retires From Practice

After nearly 59 years, Donald E. Showalter has decided to retire from his law practice.

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I Got In A Car Accident. Should I Hire A Personal Injury Attorney?

After a car accident, it can be overwhelming to figure out what to do next. A big decision you face is whether to hire a personal injury attorney or not. Here are a few advantages to hiring a lawyer when faced with an unexpected car accident.

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How To Choose A Car Accident Lawyer

Finding the best car accident lawyer can be daunting. There are so many law firms to choose from, and they’re all in commercials and on billboards. So how do you choose the right one? Follow these steps to get started.

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How Can A Personal Injury Lawyer Help You After A Car Accident?

Car accidents leave you vulnerable physically, emotionally, and financially. Learn five ways a WAW personal injury lawyer can help you if you’ve been injured in an accident.

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In September 2019, the Plaintiff, a 67-year-old retired farmer, was seen by the defendant gastroenterologist for evaluation of his then-asymptomatic Crohn’s colitis. The Plaintiff had a historical allergy to sulfa drugs based on a childhood reaction to a sulfanomide antibiotic, which was noted in his medical records. The defendant gastroenterologist made the decision to prescribe […]

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Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver Promotes Brie Stevens To Partner

STAUNTON, VA – The Virginia law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC is proud to announce the promotion of a new partner at the firm, Briana (Brie) Stevens.

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Psychiatric Malpractice/Suicide Case Settled for $1,000,000

In the spring of 2020, a 46-year-old man with a history of well-controlled anxiety and depression began to experience an increase in his anxiety due to COVID-19 pandemic-related job and financial fears. His mental health declined over the course of a month, with his passive suicidal ideations progressing to suicidal gestures and attempts, including an […]

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Woman Leaves $4.3M Gift

Money Split Between Four Local Nonprofits - By Vic Bradshaw - Daily News-Record Four local nonprofits received nearly $4.3 million on Friday from the trust of a Wisconsin native…
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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…
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Incumbent Protection Act Struck Down by Federal District Court

Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC, is pleased to announce that the Federal District Court for the Western District of Virginia struck down Section 24.2-509(B) of the Code of…
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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…
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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…
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Lucas I. Pangle Honored for Pro Bono Work

Pangle was one of three local attorneys recognized for his extraordinary pro bono work done on behalf of Blue Ridge Legal Services. Lucas I. Pangle was one of three local attorneys…
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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…
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Briana A. Stevens Joins the Firm

The law firm of Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC is pleased to announce that Briana A. Stevens has joined the firm. Briana A. Stevens received her J.D. from West Virginia University…
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$3.5 Million Verdict Obtained by Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC

Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver, PLC attorneys, Frank Hilton and Humes J. “Tripp” Franklin, III, obtained a $3.5 Million verdict for their client in a medical malpractice case …
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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…