NEWS + EVENTS

Linda Frith and Nathan Schnetzler Prevail on Behalf of Employer in Title VII Claim

Linda Frith and Nate Schnetzler recently prevailed in a Title VII suit against a Lynchburg business after the plaintiff voluntarily dismissed her claims with prejudice in advance of oral argument on dispositive motions. The plaintiff alleged she was the victim of sexual harassment and a hostile work environment from her supervisor. The plaintiff originally filed… Read more »

John Johnson Speaks at RVPA Meeting

Attorney John Johnson was the featured speaker at the Roanoke Valley Paralegal Association’s monthly meeting on February 8, 2018 . His presentation, “Ethical Conundrums Facing Paralegals Today” addressed new challenges facing paralegals such as client communication issues, substance abuse issues in the legal profession, and issues related to the unauthorized practice of law. John’s practice… Read more »

John Johnson Prevails at the Court of Appeals of Virginia

Carnell Carrington v. Aquatic Company and Insurance Company of the State of Pennsylvania: The Virginia Court of Appeals recently affirmed a decision for Aquatic Company, in a case interpreting the “two causes rule” where an employee’s disability is caused by two factors, one of which is related to the employment, and one of which is… Read more »

FA+P and Co-Counsel Secure Big Verdict for Corporate Entities Against Their Former Officer

After a bench trial in Roanoke City Circuit Court, Frith Anderson + Peake and an Am Law 100 firm from Washington, D.C. obtained a $13-million judgment on behalf of three Virginia companies and a Panamanian corporation. The defendant, a former officer of the entities, initially moved to dismiss the matter for lack of personal jurisdiction…. Read more »

Sean Workowski is Installed as President of Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates

Frith Anderson + Peake is proud to announce that Sean Workowski was installed as President of the Virginia Chapter of the American Board of Trial Advocates’ (“ABOTA”) at the chapter’s Annual Meeting on January 25, 2018. The general purpose of ABOTA is “foster improvement in the ethical and technical standards of practice in the field… Read more »

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

Frith Anderson + Peake attorneys, Walt Peake and Matt Kelley, recently earned a defense verdict in the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville in Virginia.  At the close of a three day trial, the jury found in favor of the estate of a deceased maternal fetal medicine specialist who the plaintiff claimed improperly inserted a… Read more »

Nathan Schnetzler Joins Board of Directors for Grandin Theatre Foundation

Frith Anderson + Peake is pleased to announce that Attorney Nathan Schnetzler has been appointed to the Board of Directors for the Grandin Theatre Foundation. The Grandin Theatre Foundation operates the historic Grandin Theatre in Roanoke, Virginia which serves as the historic, geographic and cultural anchor for the Grandin Road Commercial Historic District. Nate joins… Read more »

Linda Frith Elected to Roanoke Women’s Foundation’s Board of Directors

Frith Anderson + Peake is proud to announce that Linda Frith has been elected to the Board of Directors for the Roanoke Women’s Foundation. The Roanoke Women’s Foundation is a philanthropic organization based on a model started in Seattle, Washington in 1995 and subsequently put into action in 48 cities around the country. The Roanoke Women’s… Read more »

Two FA+P Attorneys Published in The Journal of Civil Litigation

Attorneys Matthew E. Kelley and Katie M. DeCoster authored an article on the Illegality Defense for Opioid Overdose that has been published in The Journal of Civil Litigation. The Journal of Civil Litigation is published quarterly by the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. Matthew E. Kelley and Katie M. DeCoster, Reviving the Illegality Defense for… Read more »

Andrew S. Gerrish Joins Community Youth Program’s Board of Directors

Andrew S. Gerrish has joined the Board of Directors for St. John Episcopal Church’s Community Youth Program. Community Youth Program is a 501(c)(3) non-profit program providing enriching after-school, summer, and leadership programs for at-risk Roanoke-area youth in grades 4-8. The mission of CYP is to encourage learning and the development of a positive self-image, and to… Read more »