NEWS + EVENTS

Katie DeCoster is Promoted to Partner

Frith Anderson + Peake is proud to announce the promotion of Katie DeCoster to partner. Katie joined FA+P in 2017.  Prior to joining FA+P, she served as an Assistant Attorney General in Abingdon, Virginia. A graduate of Roanoke College and the West Virginia University College of Law, Katie practices in both Virginia and West Virginia… Read more »

FA+P Attorneys Named to The Best Lawyers in America

Attorneys from Frith Anderson + Peake were recently selected for inclusion in the 27th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America. “Inclusion in Best Lawyers is based on a rigorous peer-review survey comprising more than 7.8 million confidential evaluations by top attorneys.” The following attorneys were recognized: Phillip V. Anderson – Litigation – Insurance, Insurance Law and… Read more »

Andrew Gerrish Named 2020 Young Lawyer of the Year

Andrew “Andy” S. Gerrish, a principal with the Roanoke law firm of Frith Anderson + Peake has been selected as the 2020 Young Lawyer of the Year by the Roanoke Bar Association. This award recognizes a current member of the Roanoke Bar Association that is an “outstanding young lawyer who has demonstrated dedicated service to our… Read more »

Macel Janoschka Elected President-Elect of Roanoke Bar Association

Attorney Macel Janoschka was elected President-Elect of the Roanoke Bar Association at their 95th Annual Meeting on June 9, 2020.   Macel will become President of the Roanoke Bar Association in June of 2021.  She has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Bar Association since 2014. Macel focuses her practice on… Read more »

FA+P Med Mal team speaks at VADA Spring Meeting

Attorneys Matthew Kelley, Sam Bernier and Nathan Moberley were invited to speak to the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Medical Malpractice Section during their spring meeting on May 14. Their presentation was titled “When does a lack of informed consent become battery and what do we do when we get there?” and it provided attendees… Read more »

Andrew Gerrish is Awarded the Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference’s Significant Service Award

The Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference’s Board of Governors awarded Andy Gerrish its 2020 Significant Service Award for his work as the Young Lawyers Conference’s District Representative for the Eighth District. The Young Lawyers Conference’s Eighth District includes the Twenty-third and Twenty-fifth Judicial Circuits. In addition to his service as a YLC District Representative,… Read more »

FA+P Attorneys are named Super Lawyers

Ten attorneys at the law firm of Frith Anderson + Peake were selected by their peers for inclusion as 2020 Virginia Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The patented selection process includes independent… Read more »

Katherine Londos is Selected as a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow

The firm of Frith Anderson + Peake is proud to announce that Attorney Katherine Londos has been selected to the Virginia Law Foundation’s Fellow Class of 2020. The Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation are recognized as leaders in the profession, not just in their practices but in their communities.  It is limited to approximately… Read more »

The Supreme Court of Virginia finds no error in Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish’s workers’-compensation-bar win.

In April 2019, Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish secured the dismissal of a slip-and-fall suit in Virginia circuit court. The plaintiff was a tractor-trailer driver who fell in a service bay of a tractor-trailer-maintenance shop while the shop was changing his oil. FA+P argued—and the trial court held—that the shop was not an “other party”… Read more »

Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals affirms dismissal of claims against Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish’s attorney client in a legal-malpractice matter.

After Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish obtained the dismissal of all claims asserted against their attorney client in a legal-malpractice matter filed in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the plaintiff appealed that dismissal to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. After the parties briefed the plaintiff’s appeal, the Fourth Circuit… Read more »