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Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 announces two FAP attorneys as Lawyer of the Year

The firm is proud to announce the inclusion of two attorneys to the Best Lawyers in America© 2014-15 list.  Best Lawyers© is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Only a single lawyer in each practice area, in each community is being honored as a “Lawyer of the Year.”   Congratulations to: Linda D. Frith for being named the Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 Roanoke Employment Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year.” Phillip V. Anderson for being named the Best Lawyers’ 2014-15 Roanoke Insurance Law “Lawyer of the Year.”

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Super Lawyers names five Frith Anderson & Peake, PC attorneys for 2014

The firm is proud to announce the inclusion of five attorneys to the Super Lawyers 2014 list.  Super Lawyers is a peer generated list of outstanding lawyers covering more than 70 practice areas.  Congratulations to: Linda D. Frith – General Litigation Phillip V. Anderson – General Litigation for Personal Injury Defense Walter H. Peake, III – Medical Malpractice for Personal Injury Defense  In addition, the following attorneys have been selected by their peers for inclusion in the 2014 Virginia Rising Stars: Matthew E. Kelley – Medical Malpractice for Personal Injury Defense Macel H. Janoschka – Medical Malpractice for Personal Injury...

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Kevin O. Barnard April 3. 1966 – March 26, 2014

IN MEMORIAM It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our friend and partner, Kevin Barnard, who has left an indelible mark on our lives personally and professionally.

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Favorable Decision from the Va. Supreme Court in our case, Simpson v. Dr. Roberts et al

In the Complaint in this birth injury case filed on behalf of the child and the mother, plaintiff asserted that the medical malpractice cap did not apply to the obstetrician who was involved in the prenatal care who performed a procedure called an amniocentesis. The plaintiff filed a Count that she termed a “common law medical malpractice” claim against the obstetrician who performed the amniocentesis only, and not against his partner, the obstetrician who delivered the baby. We filed a demurrer that the trial court sustained early on that no such claim existed under Virginia law and that cap applied...

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24 Hour Emergency/Accident Response

All too often accidents occur on the weekends or at night, and decisions made on the scene will dictate how a claim unfolds. An immediate response is crucial to keep an unfortunate situation under control. The attorneys of Frith Anderson & Peake are experienced in responding to developing crises to insure that evidence and information are recovered and preserved under the attorney work product doctrine and the attorney client privilege. Consideration is given to making sure that proper drug and alcohol testing occurs, and witnesses are located and interviewed. In addition, the attorneys can work with law enforcement and handle any media...

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Frith Anderson & Peake, PC named Best Lawyers

“Best Lawyers is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. A listing in Best Lawyers is widely regarded by both clients and legal professionals as a significant honor, conferred on a lawyer by his or her peers. For three decades, Best Lawyers® lists have earned the respect of the profession, the media, and the public, as the most reliable, unbiased source of legal referrals anywhere.” Source:

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AOP Highlight |  Workers’ Compensation

Our firm handles litigation of workers’ compensation claims and provides advice to employers and insurance carriers regarding workers’ compensation and related laws. Litigation We defend public and private employers of all sizes and in various industries as well as workers’ compensation insurance carriers against injury by accident and occupational disease claims before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission.  Our lawyers have experience trying workers’ compensation cases before Deputy Commissioners in all parts of Virginia.  We also routinely handle appeals to the full Commission and the Court of Appeals. Advice & Ancillary Services In addition to the litigation of claims, we advise...

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