Joe has been practicing injury law for over 31 years in the Hampton Roads, Virginia area. He is admitted to practice law in both Virginia and North Carolina. He has also successfully represented injured victims on a ‘pro hac vice’ basis in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, and Florida. Joe earned his B.A. at Emory University in Atlanta, GA, in 1984. He is a graduate of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at William & Mary, where he received his Juris Doctor degree in 1987. Joe was born in Brooklyn, N.Y., but he has spent most of his life in the Hampton Roads area, having grown up in the Churchland area of Portsmouth and the Western Branch area of Chesapeake. He graduated from Western Branch High School in 1980. He currently resides in Norfolk, VA with his wife, two daughters and their Australian Shepard, ‘Luna’ Outside of law practice, Joe enjoys engaging in religious studies, playing guitar, writing and recording music in his music studio, mountain biking, snow skiing, and just spending time with his family at home. Joe says his favorite part of practicing law is, “when it is crystal clear that the client you are helping is in dire need of your services. You realize that if the two of you had not been brought together, this person would likely be making choices that would have severe adverse consequences for him or her. It feels really good when you can present an injured client with advice and a plan of action that puts him or her on the right path to a successful future, a new start, and financial security. Just knowing that the client is sleeping better at night—with fewer clouds of worry and doubt that were there before you came along— that helps me sleep better as well.”
Olivia started with us in November 2018 and manages the firm’s marketing, web content and social media so we can get our important messages and educational information out to as many folks as possible! Olivia holds a BA in Communications from University of Mary Washington in Fredericksburg, VA.
Olivia is originally from a small town in Sweden, where she lived and worked until 2013 when she moved to Washington, D.C to pursue larger dreams. She met her husband along the way and decided to permanently remain in the US. Along with her husband, she moved to the Chesapeake area in July 2018 and absolutely loves being close to the beach. In her spare time, Olivia likes to be out in nature with her camera, hike with her husband and Australian Shepherd, or spend time with friends. Other hobbies include traveling and various outdoor activities.
Beth has been working in the legal field for 21 years in the Hampton Roads area. Beth was very active in the Virginia Peninsula Paralegal Association for much of that time, where she served as President for several years. Beth enjoys keeping current with continuing legal education in many areas of law. In the past she has been active in the National Association of Legal Assistants as well as the Virginia Trial lawyers Association. She grew up in the Newport News area where her family operated roller-skating rinks and graduated high school in Gloucester, VA. Beth served as a Court-Appointed Special Advocate for Children in the Newport News Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court which is a program she holds near and dear to her heart. Beth’s greatest joy in life is being a mother and grandmother. Her interests outside of work include art/painting, the beach, fishing, watching the Dallas Cowboys and spending as much time with her family as possible. She feels compassion for our clients who are going through a hard time in their lives. She wishes to make the process of the resolution of each client’s claim proceed with as little stress on the client as possible. Beth feels this gives her purpose in her work and drives her to help us fight for our clients every day.
Lisa has been working in the legal field for three years in the Hampton Roads area. Prior to that she had been a Personal Injury and General Liability Adjuster for 20 years in several states throughout her career. Lisa is a proud North Carolina native but lived most of her life in Hampton Roads. She enjoys music, historical documentaries and research, and playing games with her son. Lisa is an experienced investigator which is beneficial to helping clients solve any issues and navigate them through their case to a resolution.