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Donald Edward Wise Jr.

Donald Edward Wise Jr.

also known as D. Edward Wise, Jr., Ed Wise

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About me

I grew up in a small town in East Tennessee.  When I was in middle School I had a local paper route through the town.  During my weekly paper route, I would find myself stopping in at our local Courthouse.  I was curious to find out how our friends and neighbors worked out their disputes and solved their problems.  It was in that local Courthouse, that I came to admire and respect the lawyers and Judges.  It was also in that local Courthouse that I developed my passion for helping others who could not navigate the legal process alone. 

After High School, I graduated from East Tennessee State University with Honors in 1989.  Shortly before graduation from college, I met the love of my life.  I decided to attend Law School at Cumberland School of Law.  After my first year of Law School, I was hired as a Law Clerk by a hometown Law Firm, Arrington, Schelin & Herrell.  I continued working as a Law Clerk until my graduation from Law School in 1993 at which time I was hired as an Associate Attorney.  I married the love of my life in 1991 and we moved back to East Tennessee upon my graduation from Law School.  I have worked at Arrington, Schelin & Herrell since 1991.  After passing the Virginia and Tennessee Bar exams, I immediatly began to develop a passion for helping injured workers.  As a result, I limited my practice to Workers' Compensation and related Labor and Employment issues.  I became a Partner and Manager of the Workers' Compensation Department of the Firm in 2000.  My wife and I continue to reside in my hometown in East Tennesse.  We have three wonderful boys and our family remains very active in our local community. 


Practice areas


  1. Workers Compensation: 70%
    22 years, 5 thousand cases
  2. Mediation: 10%
  3. Litigation: 10%
    22 years
  4. Wrongful Death: 5%
    22 years
  5. Brain Injury: 5%
    22 years



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Contact info

Arrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.

Po Box 16489
Bristol, VA, 24209

Arrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.

28 N. Mill Avenue
Lebanon, VA, 24266

Arrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.

175 Clay Drive
Claypool Hill, VA, 24637

Arrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.

1303 Sunset Drive
Johnson City, TN, 37604-7905

Arrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.

1309 South John B. Dennis Highway
Suite 101
Kingsport, TN, 37660-5445



VAAuthorized to practice law199309/15/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation Law - Claimant'sBest Lawyers in America2016
Inducted as a FellowCollege of Workers' Compensation Lawyers2015
Best Lawyers in America - Workers' Compensation Law - ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2015
Master of the BenchVirginia Workers' Compensation American Inn of Court2014
Top 100 Injured Workers' AttorneysWorkers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group2014
The Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation Law-ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2014
Award of MeritVirginia State Bar Conference of Local Bar Associations2013
The Best Lawyers in America, Workers' Compensation Law-ClaimantsBest Lawyers in America2013
MemberWho's Who Executives and Professionals2012
MemberWho's Who in American Law -Marquis2006
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
AttorneyArrington, Schelin & Munsey, P.C.1993 - Present
Law ClerkArrington, Schelin & Herrell, P.C.1991 - 1993
Association namePosition nameDuration
Southwest Virginia Workers’ Compensation Bar AssociationCo-chair2003 - Present
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy GroupMember1997 - Present
American Association for JusticeMember1996 - Present
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Workers' Compensation SectionMember1994 - Present
American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law SectionMember1994 - Present
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Clinch Valley Medical Center v. HayesAward of Benefits to the Claimant Affirmed
Utility Trailer Mfg. Co v. TestermanBenefits awarded for lost wages secondary to a furlouh from work for a pre-defined and limited duration were reversed on the grounds there was no causal relationship between the employee's restrictions and the wage loss.
Estep v. Earl Coal Co., Inc.Award of Lifetime Compensation to the Claimant purusant to Virginia Code Section 65.2-503(C)
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Samford University, Cumberland School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1993
East Tennessee State UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1989
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
The Changing Landscape of Workers' CompensationCo- Moderator2015
Legal Crossroads: When your Workers' Compensation Claim Intersects With Other Areas of the LawModerator / Speaker2014
Annual Workers' Compensaton ConferenceMedical Issues in Virginia Workers' Compensation Claims2014
State-wide Attorney's MeetingChosen Presenter - Mediation2013
Eighth Annual Virginia Workers' Compensation SeminarChosen Presenter2005
Southwest Virginia Workers' Compensation BarMediation in the Workers' Compensation Case2002
Fifth Annual Virginia Workers' Compensation SeminarChosen Presenter2002