NEWS + EVENTS

John Johnson prevails at Supreme Court of Virginia

Attorney John Johnson successfully defended the appeal of a decision from the Court of Appeals of Virginia to the Supreme Court of Virginia in the case of Marshello Carrington, Admin. Of the Estate of Carnell Carrington v. Aquatic Company and Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania. This significant decision clarifies the application of the… Read more »

John Johnson prevails in two day civil rights trial in US District Court in Danville, Virginia.

The plaintiff alleged that a County Sheriff, his senior deputy, and five other deputies, all violated his civil rights by conspiring to “take him down” because of his participation in local political activities within a local Virginia County. Johnson obtained summary judgment in favor of the Sheriff and the five other deputies in July of… Read more »

Macel Janoschka is appointed to faculty for VSB Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course

Frith Anderson + Peake is pleased to announce that Macel Janoschka has been appointed by Chief Justice Donald W. Lemons of the Supreme Court of Virginia to the faculty for the Virginia State Bar Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course. The Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Course was established in 1987 and is mandatory for all members… Read more »

FA+P Attorneys are selected as 2019 VA SuperLawyers

Five attorneys at the law firm of Frith Anderson + Peake were selected by their peers for inclusion as 2019 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 »

Attorney Katherine Londos Speaks at VADA Spring Meeting

Attorney Katherine Londos was invited to speak to the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys Medical Malpractice Section during their spring meeting in Staunton, Virginia on May 9.  Katherine’s presentation was titled “Strategies for Shining a Positive Light on Nursing Homes” and provided attendees with a framework for successfully defending nursing homes against malpractice claims. Katherine… Read more »

FA+P Welcomes Bradley W. Fitzgerald

Frith Anderson + Peake is pleased to welcome Bradley W. Fitzgerald to the firm.  Brad is an experienced general civil litigation attorney.  He concentrates his practice in the areas of personal injury and wrongful death, products liability, premises liability, professional liability, general liability and automobile and transportation cases.  He has experience litigating catastrophic injury/accidents, toxic… Read more »

Attorneys Anderson and Gerrish obtain dismissal with prejudice of claims against their attorney client on a FRCP 12(b)(6) motion

Plaintiff—a former client of FA+P’s attorney client—sued his former attorney and various federal defendants in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia. Liberally construed for 12(b)(6) purposes, Plaintiff’s complaint asserted constitutional, fraud, emotional-distress, and legal-malpractice claims against the attorney. After the parties briefed FA+P’s 12(b)(6) motion to dismiss, the court dismissed Plaintiff’s… Read more »

Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish secure dismissal of a slip-and-fall claim

After the plaintiff—a tractor-trailer driver employed by an interstate motor carrier—slipped and fell in the defendant’s tractor-trailer service area while having his tractor’s oil changed, the plaintiff received workers’ compensation benefits. The plaintiff then filed suit against the defendant in Virginia Circuit Court, seeking over a million dollars in damages. The plaintiff’s employer had an… Read more »

Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish successfully resist appeal after obtaining summary judgment

After Phil Anderson and Andy Gerrish obtained summary judgment for their attorney client in a legal-malpractice matter pending in Virginia Circuit Court, the plaintiff appealed. The plaintiff/appellant’s petition for appeal asserted that the circuit court erred when it concluded that the facts were undisputed and in applying the law. After considering of the petition and… Read more »

Macel Janoschka is Nominated for Women of Achievement Award

Attorney Macel Janoschka was recently nominated for a Women of Achievement Award presented by the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline.  Twenty woment from the Roanoke Valley, New River Valley and City of Lynchburg were nominated.  All of the nominees share a dedication and commitment to improving the quality of life in the region.  They were… Read more »