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 women 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 »

FA+P partner and friend, Walter H. Peake, III, passes away unexpectedly

Walter H. Peake, III September 14, 1958 – April 3, 2019 Our dear friend and founding partner, Walter H. Peake, III, passed away unexpectedly on April 3,2019. Walt was a masterful trial lawyer specializing in the defense of medical professionals. He was known not just for his keen intellect, his skillful advocacy, and unyielding concern… Read more »

FA+P Attorney Matt Kelley is featured in VADA Newsletter

Attorney Matt Kelley was recently featured in the Virginia Association of Defense Attorney’s Defense Line newsletter. Through this newsletter feature, the VADA seeks to highlight a member of the VADA whose contributions to VADA and the defense bar help further VADA’s mission of promoting excellence in civil litigation. Matt currently serves as the Southwest Regional Director on… Read more »

FA+P’s Medical Malpractice Team Earns a Defense Verdict

Frith Anderson + Peake attorney, Matt Kelley, earned a defense verdict in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia in December 2018.  At the close of a one day trial, the Court found in favor of the defendant physician. The plaintiff claimed that the defendant acted with deliberate indifference to reported knee… Read more »

Andrew Gerrish is Appointed to the Virginia State Bar Lawyer Insurance Committee

Andy Gerrish has been appointed to the Virginia State Bar Lawyer Insurance Committee. The committee monitors and evaluates the market for lawyer malpractice insurance in Virginia and makes recommendations to the executive committee and council on whether the Virginia State Bar should endorse a particular underwriter of insurance, and  if so, on what terms and… Read more »