NEWS + EVENTS

FA+P Supports Roanoke Valley Gives

Frith Anderson + Peake was a proud sponsor of Roanoke Valley Gives 2018. Roanoke Valley Gives is an initiative of Foundation for Roanoke Valley. The goal was to raise funding for participating Roanoke Valley nonprofits in a 24 hour period while bringing attention to the work and worth of each participating organization. This 24 hour… Read more »

Macel Janoschka is Appointed to Board of Zoning Appeals

FA+P Attorney Macel Janoschka was recently appointed by the Circuit Court of the City of Salem, upon the recommendation of the City Council, to serve as an alternate member of the City of Salem Board of Zoning Appeals. The Board of Zoning Appeals hears appeals from Zoning Administrator decisions in Salem, Virginia. Macel will be… Read more »

Katherine Londos and Nathan Schnetzler Prevail on Behalf of Insurance Carrier in Bad Faith Claim

FA+P attorneys Katherine Londos and Nate Schnetzler recently secured a dismissal with prejudice of a complaint alleging an insurance carrier acted in bad faith by failing to pay its insured uninsured motorist benefits. The plaintiff suffered injuries as a result of a hit and run accident and obtained a default judgment against the at-fault driver… Read more »

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 »