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901 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 200, Richmond, Virginia 23236
  • Telephone: 804-320-6300
  • Fax: 804-320-6312
  • Toll Free: 800-606-3350
  • Website: www.kpmlaw.com

Established: 1990

Practice Areas

  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Fraud
  • Arson
  • Coverage Issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Motor Carriers
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Restaurant and Retail
  • Coverage and Fraud
  • Amusement and Theme Parks

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About Us

KPM LAW is a progressive, mid-Atlantic litigation defense firm with 40 attorneys located among four mid-Atlantic offices. Just a few our practice areas include commercial claims such as trucking, premises, product liability, retail/restaurant and workers' compensation claims, as well as the defense of homeowner and personal auto claims. We handle cases throughout Virginia and also D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina, and we affiliate with other firms along the eastern seaboard for an even broader reach to better serve our clients' needs. Our goal is to help our clients achieve optimum results and reach their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. At KPMLAW, we don't believe in an attorney-client relationship; we believe in an attorney-client partnership. Learn more at www.KPMLAW.com or call (800) 606-3350.

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Additional Locations

  • Fairfax, Virginia
  • 3950 University Drive, Suite 204
  • Fairfax, Virginia 22030
    • Telephone: 703-691-3331
    • Fax: 703-691-3332
  • Norfolk, Virginia
  • 555 East Main Street, Suite 1200
  • Norfolk, Virginia 23510
    • Telephone: 757-623-4500
    • Fax: 757-623-5700
  • Roanoke, Virginia
  • 2840 Electric Road, Suite 111
  • Roanoke, Virginia 24018
    • Telephone: 540-776-3583
    • Fax: 540-776-1542

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Client Information

Representative Clients

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Personnel Information

Of Counsel


G.A. "Chip" Kalbaugh, Jr.

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education:
  • East Tennessee State University, A.S. (cum laude), 1980
  • East Tennessee State University, B.S. (cum laude), 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986

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Partners


William J. Pfund

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986

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John K. Messersmith, IV

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986

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Claire C. Carr

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1990
Memberships:
  • American and Virginia Bar Associations
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S. (with honors), 1987
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1990

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Brian A. Cafritz

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1992
  • Maryland, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1989
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1992

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Gary R. Reinhardt

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1988
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1991

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Janeen B. Koch

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1994
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1989
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1994
Honors:
Order of the Barristers

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Francie B. Georges

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1997
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., 1992
  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1997

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Robert E. Worst

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Memberships:
  • Virginia, Maryland State and Fairfax Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1983
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 1999

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David L. Dayton

Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1987
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1989

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James H. Revere, III

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, A.B., 1986
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1991

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Wayne "Barry" Montgomery, Jr.

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1998
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • James Madison University, B.A. (cum laude), 1995
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1998

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Daniel M. Royce

Richmond, VA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2008
Memberships:
  • American and Chesterfield Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2008

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Rachel A. Riordan

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
Education:
  • Marietta College, B.A., 2002
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2005

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Jessica G. Relyea

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Education:
  • Penn State University, B.A. (with honors and distinction), 2005
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008

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Jessica A. Gorman

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2003
  • New York, 2004
  • Virginia, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2009
Education:
  • William Smith College, B.A., 2000
  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., 2003

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Edward P. Trivette

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and District of Maryland
Memberships:
  • American, Maryland State, Fairfax County and Arlington County Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2006

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Stephanie G. Cook

Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1994
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 2001

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Matthew V. Daly

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2008
  • Virginia, 2010
Education:
  • Baldwin-Wallace College, B.A., 2004
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2008

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Robert McAdam

Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1985
Education:
  • Saint Peter's College, B.A. Economics, 1982
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1985

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Porter Peery

Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1985
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.B.A., 1981
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1984

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Associates



Kate B. Adams

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2009
  • The Charlotte School of Law, J.D., 2012

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Randall (Lee) L. Appleton

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Florida, 2011
  • Virginia, 2016
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. Economics, 2007
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2010

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Christopher E. Bergin Jr.

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2014
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.S., 2011
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2014

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Brian Clarry

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2017
Education:
  • Johns Hopkins University, B.A., 2013
  • Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, J.D., 2017

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Megan Cook

Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • Virginia, 2017
Education:
  • Appalachian State University, B.S., 2009
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D., 2014

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Delia M. DeBlass

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2017
Education:
  • Radford University, B.Mus., 2013
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2016

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Anna "Beth" E. Gould

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., History, 2008
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2012

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James L. Hoyle

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2008
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011

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Helen E. Jhun

Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A. (cum laude), 2000
  • Boston College, M.A., 2002
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2006

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Kevin M. Kennedy

Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education:
  • Furman University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2007

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Randall C. Lenhart Jr.

Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Virginia and North Carolina State Bars
Education:
  • Old Dominion University, B.S., 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2005

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Matthew L. Liller

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
  • West Virginia, 2014
Education:
  • Concord University, B.S., 2007
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2013

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Nicholas P. Marrone III

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2014
Education:
  • Stony Brook University, B.A., 2007
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2010

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Henry Moore

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2018
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2013
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 2018

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Joseph P. Smith III

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
Education:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Political Science, 2009
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2013

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Rachel L. Stewart

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Illinois, 1998
  • Maryland, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and District of Maryland
Memberships:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Education:
  • DePaul University, B.A. Economics, 1993
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1997

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Andy Webb

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • South Carolina, 2015
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., History, 2009
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, Ed.M., 2009
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2015

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Christopher R. Wilson

Richmond, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 2015
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2010
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2015

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W. Benjamin Woody

Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2014
  • Virginia, 2016
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 2011
  • Elon University School of Law, J.D., 2014
  • Tulane University Law School, LL.M., 2016

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