Practicing trial attorney. Member of Virginia State Bar and Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
Robey, Teumer, Drash, Kimbrell & CountsRoanoke, Va.Trial Attorney III09/2008 to Current
A Nationwide Insurance Trial Division firm. Handled all phases of litigation in the defense of personal injury suits against insureds stemming from auto accidents at the general district court and circuit court levels. Also handled slip and fall litigation under commercial policies, subrogation matters, court approvals and all examinations under oath for suspected fraudulent claims. All work involved regular communication and reporting to the claims department.
Nationwide Insurance CompanyRoanoke, VaLitigation Claims Specialist04/2000 to 09/2008Managed litigation files involving personal injury claims. Assigned and coordinated with defense counsel. Also handled all phases of case evaluation and negotiations with plaintiff counsel including participation in mediations.
State Farm Insurance CompanyRoanoke, VaClaims Specialist04/1991 to 04/2000Evaluated and negotiated personal injury claims for Pro Se claimants as well as those cases in litigation.
Law Office of Lance HaleRoanoke, VaAssociate attorney08/1989 to 04/1991General law practice including bankruptcy, personal injury, debt collection, real estate closings and court appointed work.
King, Fulghum, Snead & HaleRoanoke, VaAssociate Attorney05/1987 to 08/1989General Law Practice.
Law Office of B.K. CrueyRoanoke, Va.Associate Attorney07/1985 to 02/1987General Law Practice
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of VirginiaRoanoke, Va.Law Clerk to the Honorable H. Clyde Pearson06/1984 to 06/1985
Education and Training
J.D.1984University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Va
BBA:Business Administration with a minor in Philosophy1981College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Va.Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Varsity Golf Team, College Republicans