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Francis Hewitt Casola

Personal injury Attorney at Roanoke, VA

5.0   3 reviews

About Francis

Learn Francis’s areas of practice.

Francis H. “Chip” Casola is an experienced litigator who has handled a wide variety of personal injury matters including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, drunk driver, drowning, defective products, brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and wrongful death cases.

Chip’s more notable cases involve the drowning of a child at a municipal pool, the death of a grandmother and her nine-year-old granddaughter when crushed by a rollback wrecker while stopped for a school bus, a motorcyclist who lost his leg in an accident on a curve, the death of a hobby farmer who was crushed by the bush hog on his tractor, and brain and other serious injuries to the passenger of a horse driven carriage which ran amok.

Chip also has experience handling complicated insurance issues which often accompany serious accidents.

While he has the resources of a large law firm available to him, Chip takes pride in providing his clients with personal service and moving cases to resolution as expeditiously as possible.  He has earned a perfect Martindale-Hubbell A/V rating from his peers.  He also has been listed with Best Lawyers in America, Super Lawyers and Virginia’s Legal Elite.  He is a past president of the Roanoke Bar Association, and has been active in other bar activities.  He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia School of Law.

 

Personal injury cases typically are handled on a contingent fee basis where the attorney is not paid unless there is a recovery, and the attorney advances all expenses. Cases for injured parties are handled on a contingent-fee basis, meaning no fee is charged unless there is a recovery. Cases for injured parties are handled on a contingent-fee basis, meaning no fee is charged unless there is a recovery. In addition, expenses typically are advanced on behalf of injured clients to the extent allowable by governing ethics rules.

 

Licensed for 34 years
State VA
Status Authorized to Practice Law
Acquired 1988
Updated 10/01/2022

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Contact Francis

Francis Hewitt Casola
10 South Jefferson Street, Suite 1400
P.O. Box 14125
Roanoke, VA, 24038-4125
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Posted by Terry | November 1, 2018
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Francis H Casola
I was involved in a rear end accident where someone hit me. Once her insurance company wanted me to settle my medical claims I wanted advice from an attorney. I called Chip and he was happy to help. He worked hard for almost a year and a half to get the best possible settlement. He was kind and caring. He spent much time gathering medical information, consulting with doctors and negotiating with insurance companies. I was very pleased and satisfied with the outcome of my case. Chip is an outstanding attorney. I highly recommend him.
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Posted by Lorrie | May 18, 2017
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Francis "Chip" Hewitt Casola
I've never had a great deal of experience with attorneys, so I was very skeptical. However, I've never been shown more compassion and understanding with our difficult situation. Chip took care of every detail and kept us informed. I know he fights hard for his clients by looking at every angle, he doesn't give up. I will recommend him to everyone!
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Posted by Gerry | December 15, 2016
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Awesome Lawyer
Mr. Casola is an excellent attorney. I found him to be very thorough and professional. After reviewing my case, Chip identified key issues that I myself hadn't picked up on. After filing suit an unacceptable offer came in from the other side. Chip proceeded to counter and negotiate a very favorable settlement. All of this happened in a very short time frame and allowed us to skip the court process of which I wasn't looking forward to, even though I had a strong case. I consider Mr. Casola my attorney and would highly recommend him to anyone looking for an experienced and competent lawyer.
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Cost

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  • Contingency 25%-40%
Payment methods
Check, Credit Card

Resume

AVVO RATING 10.0 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Principal
  • Woods Rogers, PLC
  • 1988 - Present

Education

  • University of Virginia School of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1988
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1983

Associations

  • American Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • President
  • 2010 - 2011
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Awards

  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2016
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2016
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2015
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2015
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2014
  • Best Lawyer, Commercial Litigation & Personal Injury
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2013
  • Best Lawyer
  • Best Lawyers in America
  • 2011
  • Legal Elite
  • Virginia Business Magazine
  • 2010
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Roanoke Personal injury Lawyer Francis Hewitt Casola
Francis Hewitt Casola
Personal injury Attorney
Roanoke, VA
Licensed for 34 years