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.
|VA||Authorized to Practice Law||1988||06/26/2021|
|Award name||Grantor||Date granted|
|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|
|Principal||Woods Rogers, PLC||1988 - Present|
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|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|
|Virginia Lawyers Weekly||Resolution of Umbrella Coverage Allows Settlements to Paraplegic – $2.8 Million Settlement||2017|
|University of Virginia School of Law||JD - Juris Doctor||1988|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University||BA - Bachelor of Arts||1983|
|Basics of Business Contracting||Uniform Commercial Code Seminar||2010|
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