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General Defense


10 Franklin Road S.E., Suite 900, Roanoke, Virginia 24011

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 40013, Roanoke, VA 24022-0013

Established: 1923

Practice Areas

  • Accountants and Attorneys Liability
  • Agent and Brokers Errors and Omissions
  • Appellate Practice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Arson
  • Aviation
  • Bad Faith
  • Agent/Broker Liability
  • Business Interruption
  • Business Law
  • Civil Rights
  • Civil Trial Practice
  • Class Actions
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Vehicle
  • Common Carrier
  • Compensation
  • Complex Litigation
  • Comprehensive General Liability
  • Construction Law
  • Construction Litigation
  • Copyright and Trademark Law
  • Coverage Issues
  • Deceptive Trade Practices
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Directors and Officers Liability
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Benefits
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law (Management Side)
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Engineering and Construction
  • Environmental Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • ERISA
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Fidelity and Surety
  • Fire and Allied Lines
  • Fraud
  • General Civil Trial and Appellate Practice
  • Hazardous Waste
  • Health Care
  • Hospital Malpractice
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Litigation
  • Labor and Employment
  • Land Use
  • Law Enforcement Liability
  • Lead Paint
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Mediation
  • Medical Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Mold and Mildew Claims
  • Municipal Liability
  • Nursing Home Liability
  • Oil and Gas
  • Pharmaceutical
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability (Non-Medical) Defense
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Property and Casualty
  • Public Officials Liability
  • Punitive Damages
  • Restaurant Liability
  • Retail Liability
  • School Law
  • Securities and Shareholders' Claims
  • Self-Insured Defense
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Special Investigations
  • Subrogation
  • Surety
  • Technology
  • Theft
  • Tort Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Transportation
  • Truck Liability
  • Uninsured and Underinsured Motorist
  • Vaccine Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Wrongful Death
  • Wrongful Termination

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About Us

With attorneys regularly appearing in federal and state courts throughout Virginia, Gentry, Locke Rakes & Moore, LLP offers one of the largest and most comprehensive litigation groups in the state. We are trial lawyers. We pride ourselves on our responsiveness and ability to meet and exceed our clients' expectations - finding practical and innovative solutions that demonstrate we understand that litigation is an investment that has practical consequences for our clients. Our firm instills a culture that believes in aggressive case management, including early case assessment, effective client communication and ready use of cost-saving discovery and trial technology.

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Client Information

Insurance Clients

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Personnel Information

Partners


Guy M. Harbert, III

Roanoke, VA

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
Education:
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1980
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D. (cum laude), 1983

Born: 1958

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Matthew W. Broughton

Roanoke, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1985
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with distinction), 1980
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1985

Born: 1959

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E. Scott Austin

Roanoke, VA

Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (with honors), 1994
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1997

Born: 1972

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W. David Paxton

Roanoke, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1980
Education:
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 1976
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1980

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Paul G. Klockenbrink

Roanoke, VA

Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
Education:
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1985
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1988

Born: 1962

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Ashley W. Winsky

Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Product Liability
  • Business Litigation
  • Trucking & Transportation Defense
  • Trucking-Rapid Response Team
  • Motor Vehicle & Water Craft Injuries
  • Commercial Torts
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2009
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 2006
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2009

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Service Areas

Abingdon, Virginia, USA 134 miles

Charlottesville, Virginia, USA 121 miles

Danville, Virginia, USA 84 miles

Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA 112 miles

Lynchburg, Virginia, USA 54 miles

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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation, Investigation and Adjustment section of this publication)



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