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Best's Recommended Insurance Attorneys
General Defense
10 Franklin Road S.E., Suite 900
Roanoke, Virginia 24011Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 540-983-9300
Fax: 540-983-9400
Toll Free: 866-983-0866
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Client Information
Service Areas
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
  • 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
Chubb Group of Insurance CompaniesChubb Specialty Insurance
Cincinnati Insurance CompanyLancer Insurance Company
Lititz Mutual Insurance CompanyState Farm Fire and Casualty Company
State Farm General Insurance CompanyState Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
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Personnel Information
Fred B. Gentry — (1898-1970)
John H. Locke — (1921-2003)
Richard C. Rakes — (Deceased)
J. Rudy Austin — (Retired)

Guy M. Harbert, III
Roanoke, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Liability
  • Class Actions
  • Mass Tort
  • 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
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • Davidson College, B.A., 1980
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D. (cum laude), 1983
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Matthew W. Broughton
Roanoke, VA
  • Virginia, 1985
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1985
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with distinction), 1980
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 1985
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E. Scott Austin
Roanoke, VA
Practice Areas
  • Litigation
  • Transportation
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (with honors), 1994
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1997
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W. David Paxton
Roanoke, VA
  • Virginia, 1980
  • 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
  • Virginia, 1991
  • University of Vermont, B.A., 1985
  • University of San Diego School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1988
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Service Areas
Abingdon, Virginia134 miles
Charlottesville, Virginia121 miles
Danville, Virginia84 miles
Harrisonburg, Virginia112 miles
Lynchburg, Virginia54 miles
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation, Investigation and Adjustment section of this publication)