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Practice areas


  1. Family: 40%
  2. Litigation: 20%
  3. General Practice: 20%
  4. Criminal Defense: 10%
  5. Personal Injury: 10%

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  • Deborah Anne Gartzke

    John is highly professional, articulate, a zealous advocate, and skilled in the courtroom. His calm, steady demeanor instills confidence. I have worked with him over the years as opposing counsel on a number of family law cases. I would call him a person of integrity and would not hesitate to hire him myself if I needed legal counsel.


    Deborah Gartzke Divorce and separation Attorney
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Contact info

Nelson, McPherson, Summers & Santos, L.C.

12 North New Street
Staunton, VA, 24402

12 North New Street
P.O. Box 1287
Staunton, VA, 24402-1287



VAAuthorized to practice law199403/31/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Association namePosition nameDuration
Virginia State BarMemberN/A
Augusta County Bar AssociationPresident2007 - 2008
Augusta County Bar AssociationPresident-Elect2006 - 2007
Augusta Bar Association groupSecretary2004 - 2006
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Virginia School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1994
James Madison UniversityPolitical ScienceBS - Bachelor of Science1991