Andrew S. Gerrish


540-725-3370 (D)
540-772-9167 (F)

Andy Gerrish focuses his practice on civil litigation, particularly in the areas of legal malpractice, professional liability, cyber and financial fraud, insurance coverage, and other commercial litigation.

Andy also regularly advises attorney clients on ethical, professional-liability, and practice-management issues. He has experience representing attorney clients facing Virginia State Bar complaints.

Andy also serves as counsel for attorneys and firms opposing disqualification and sanctions motions. And he counsels attorney clients who are opening, closing, or transferring a law practice.

Before joining Frith, Anderson & Peake, P.C., Andy clerked for the judges of the First Judicial Circuit of Virginia in Chesapeake, Virginia, and the judges of the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit of Virginia in Roanoke, Virginia.

Andy is a two-time graduate of Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., magna cum laude, Order of the Coif)
    • Executive Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • Washington and Lee University (B.S., magna cum laude)

Areas of Practice:

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Law-Practice Management
    • Law-practice succession planning
    • Opening, closing, and transferring law practices
    • Operational and ethical controls
  • Legal Ethics
  • Legal Malpractice Defense
  • Professional Liability

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

Professional Honors, Affiliations and Activities:


  • Federal Bar Association


  • Board of Governors – Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference
  • Member – Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Lawyer Insurance
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Vice Chair, Professional Liability Section
  • Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference Significant Service Award (2020)


  • Director – Apple Ridge Farm, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Director – Community Youth Program, Roanoke, Virginia
  • Roanoke Bar Association Young Lawyer of the Year (2020)

Published Articles

  • The Right to Confer with Your Client During a Deposition: No Bright-Line Rules, 27 J. Civ. Litig. 353 (2015).
  • Note,Terror CATs: TRIA’s Failure to Encourage a Private Market for Terrorism Insurance and How Federal Securitization of Terrorism Risk May Be a Viable Alternative, 68 Wash & Lee L. Rev. 1825 (2011).