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I have spent the last 43 years in a trying cases in Virginia and neighboring jurisdictions.   My practice was mostly criminal and insurance defense work for 20years and for the last 23 years it has been mostly representing plainitiffs in personal injury cases.  I have tried almost every conceivable personal injury case.  My results have earned me recognition as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a Fellow of the Virignia Law Foundation, and a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and numerous other Bar Associations.  I am presently the President of the Virginia State Bar, the mandatory Bar Association in Virginia with 45,000 members.  My firm is a small personl injury litigation firm consisting of Len Paris, Keith Marcus, and me.  We have over 100 years experience and an experienced staff to offer our clients. 


Practice areas


  1. Personal Injury: 80%
  2. Family: 10%
  3. Criminal Defense: 10%


Payment types:

Cash, Check

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Contact info

1804 Staples Mill Road
Richmond, VA, 23230


DCActive 197811/29/2015
VAAuthorized to practice law196709/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
managing partnerParisBlank, LLP1989 - Present
Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarPresident2010 - 2011
American College of Trial LawyersN/A1986 - 2010
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Lee v. Southland, 219 Va. 23, 244 S.E.2nd 756Jury verdict after successful appeal
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Publication nameTitleDate
The Journal (VTLA)Trial Tactics for Premise Liability Cases1994
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Richmond, The T. C. Williams School of LawN/ALL.B. and JD1967
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State UniversityPublic AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1966
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Too many to list.Professionalism2009