JENNIFER LEE PARRISH

Jennifer

After graduating as valedictorian of Hopewell High School, Jennifer attended Mary Washington College, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Political Science in 1986, graduating magna cum laude. She attended law school at the University of Virginia School of Law, and received her law degree in 1990.

Jennifer has been practicing law in Fredericksburg since 1990. Her primary practice areas include civil litigation defense, insurance defense, local government law, school law and employment law defense.

Jennifer has served on the board of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar from 2002 through 2009 (Chairperson, 2008-2009; Secretary, 2006-2007; Vice-Chair, 2007-2008). She served as a member of the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Disciplinary Committee from 2004 to 2010, serving as Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chairperson. Jennifer has served as a substitute judge in the District Courts of the 15th Judicial Circuit; has served two four-year terms on the Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Contractors; and has taught as a faculty member the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course.

Due to her professional reputation among other lawyers in Virginia, Jennifer has been named for several years as a member of the "Legal Elite" in civil litigation by the Virginia Business Magazine and as a "Superlawyer" and a "Top Attorney in Virginia" by Richmond Magazine’s Super Lawyers section. Jennifer was named in "Best Lawyers in America" for work in personal injury defense in 2013 and 2014, and was named as a "2013 Top Rated Lawyer" by American Lawyer Magazine in 2013.  She has been a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America since 2009.

Jennifer is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National School Boards Association Council of School Attorneys, the George Mason Inn of Court (Barrister), the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (where she served on the Board of Directors from 2001 – 2004), the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (where she currently serves as Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair, and has served as State Chair from 2000 to 2010, and as Chair of the New Member Committee from 2001 to 2007), and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, (where she served as President in 2011 and formerly as Secretary). 

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TRACY ANN HOUCK

Tracy

A native of Fredericksburg, Tracy Ann Houck received her bachelor degree in English Literature from the College of William and Mary, her Publishing Institute degree from the University of Denver, and her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

Prior to law school, Tracy spent two years in Tokyo as an English language instructor and then several years in New York, where she worked as copy editor/editor and technical writer. After law school, she worked in Charlottesville briefly as a law editor for The Michie Company before returning to her home town to practice law in 1993. Tracy’s practice areas include insurance disputes, injury claims and civil litigation.  She has significant first-chair trial experience in numerous personal injury cases. For her first 15 years of practice, she primarily represented defendants on behalf of insurance companies.  For the past five years, she has defended the rights of people injured by others’ negligence, inattention or recklessness.  Her experience trying cases on both sides of the courtroom gives her a unique edge in assessing personal injury claims. She is a panel member for Arbitration Associates, a Richmond-based ADR group facilitating resolution of cases across the Commonwealth. Tracy uses her expertise to assist parties in resolving disputes and claims via mediation and arbitration, saving her clients significant amounts of time and money.

Tracy is an active member of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (President 2006), Virginia’s 15th Circuit Bar Association (President 2000), and the Virginia State Bar, where she  served three years on the Bar’s Professionalism Course Faculty. In 2010, she received the award of Bar Leader of the Year, and she has also been recognized by SuperLawyers and listed among Virginia Business Magazine’s Legal Elite.  In 2013 she received the Client Distinction Award from Martindale-Hubbell.  She also is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, in which she serves on the CLE Committee. She has also co-chaired the Solo and Small Firm Conference for VTLA, and currently serves on the VTLA Board of Governors.  She has presented lectures on Ethics and on Insurance Law, providing Continuing Legal Education credit for her fellow attorneys.

In addition to her professional affiliations, Tracy is an avid supporter of the Friends of the Rappahannock, a non-profit conservation group whose goal is to guard and advocate for the health of the Rappahannock River and its tributaries.

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GEORGE P. SNEAD

George

George received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his law degree from the College of William and Mary.

After graduating from law school in 1995, he began practicing law in Fredericksburg. George has a transactional practice that concentrates primarily on general business matters, commercial real estate, and wills and estates. George is a frequent speaker to local and regional groups on estate and business planning, and he has been named to the “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business Magazine’s annual attorney survey.

George is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. He also is heavily involved in community activities. He has coached his children’s youth soccer teams and he serves on the Board of the Educational Foundation of Germanna Community College (President 2009), the Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Housing Coalition (President 2010-2011), and the Board of Directors of the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center. He also is a charter member of the Board of Directors of Virginia Partners Bank. George is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, and the Board of Directors of the YMCA Massad Branch.

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RICHELLE D. MOORE

Richelle

Richelle attended James Madison University where she received her bachelor degree in English in 1996, graduating magna cum laude. In 1999, Richelle obtained her law degree from the University of Tennessee College of Law.

After graduating from law school, Richelle returned to her native Fredericksburg to practice law. She has a transactional and litigation practice and her primary areas of concentration include eminent domain, wills and estates, guardianships and conservatorships, and real estate. Richelle has been named as a member of the “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine and named a “Rising Star” by Richmond Magazine’s Super Lawyers section. Richelle is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (Secretary 2000) , Virginia’s 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association. Richelle is also a past member of the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference and previously served on the Spotsylvania County Court Improvement of Foster Care and Adoption Team and the Spotsylvania County Domestic Violence Task Force.

In addition to her professional affiliations, Richelle is involved in a number of community organizations. She serves on the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region (Secretary 2010-2011) and the Board of Directors of the Spotsylvania Education Foundation. Richelle is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Rappahannock Council Against Sexual Assault and the Board of Directors of the Rappahannock Big Brothers Big Sisters (President 2008-2009; First Vice President, 2007-2008; Second Vice President, 2006-2007; Secretary, 2005-2006).

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CHRISTIAN B. FRANKLIN

Christian

Chris graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a degree in Political Science and Psychology, and completed law school at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law.

After two summer internships in Fredericksburg during law school, he began practicing law locally in 2000. Chris is primarily a civil litigator, with particular emphasis in the areas of construction litigation and mechanic’s lien law, debt collection, homeowners’ association law, landlord/tenant law, general business litigation and contract disputes, and issues related to easements and rights of way. He also serves as legal counsel to a quasi-governmental authority and as outside counsel to a large public utility company. Chris has significant trial and arbitration experience throughout the region and before the Virginia Board for Contractors. He has been listed among the “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business Magazine’s annual publication, and named a “Rising Star” in the Virginia Super Lawyers’ publication by Law & Politics and Richmond Magazine.

Chris is a member of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (Secretary 2006), Virginia’s 15th Circuit Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He is also an active member of the Stafford Rotary Club, and has served on its board of directors since 2006.

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PAUL A. SIMPSON

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Paul Simpson’s practice focuses on assisting businesses and individuals in corporate and commercial transactions, and resolving business disputes. He is frequently consulted on employment issues, contract disputes, advising new businesses and start-up ventures, addressing corporate succession issues and in estate planning matters. Paul has been in private practice for 25 years. His clients include physician groups, defense subcontractors, construction contractors and subcontractors, professional service firms and technology companies. He has participated in the structuring, contract negotiations and financing for merger and acquisition transactions ranging in size from $500,000 to $50,000,000. He also regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment matters, including employment and non-competition agreements, employment handbooks and policies, the investigation and defense of complaints alleging workplace misconduct, and drafting employment separation agreements.

Paul received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University. After graduation, he worked in higher education administration for eight years and then attended Wake Forest University, where he received his law degree in 1987.

During his almost 20 years in Fredericksburg, Paul has served on the boards of a variety of charitable organizations, including the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, Hospice Support Care, and the Fredericksburg Area Museum and Cultural Center. He currently serves on the Board of the Thurman Brisben Center, which provides comprehensive programs and services to assist individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless or who have recently become homeless.

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MELINDA J. LEBEAU

Melinda

Mindy received her bachelor degree in English from the University of Mary Washington and her law degree from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

After graduating from law school in 2008, Mindy began practicing law with Parrish, Houck & Snead, PLC, in Fredericksburg. Her practice areas include collections, landlord/tenant, advising community associations and general civil litigation. She is admitted to practice in Virginia.

Mindy is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. She currently serves as the 15th Circuit Representative of the Virginia State Bar’s Young Lawyers Conference. Mindy is also a member of the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Network of Enterprising Women and volunteers as a mentor at a local elementary school.

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MEDFORD J. BROWN, IV

JMedford

Jay graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his law degree from the University of Richmond, where he was a John Marshall Scholar, graduating magna cum laude in 2008.

Jay worked for a variety of legal organizations in the Fredericksburg area while in law school and has been practicing law at Parrish, Houck & Snead, PLC since 2008. Jay’s primary practice areas include insurance defense, personal injury, and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, and he is proficient in Spanish.

Jay is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association and Virginia’s 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association. Jay is also a member of the Fredericksburg Area Networking Society.

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LANDON C. DAVIS, III

Margaret

Landon received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington in 2008. In May of 2011 Landon received his MBA and Law Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Richmond, completing the four year joint-degree program in only three years.

In addition to his coursework Landon participated in many extra-curricular activities while enrolled in law school. He competed in various competitions, earning membership on the Client Counseling Negotiation Board, the Moot Court Board and the Trial Advocacy Board. Landon was also a senior associate on the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business.

After graduating, Landon returned to his native Fredericksburg and joined Parrish, Houck & Snead where he maintains a practice focused on business transactions, asset protection, estate planning and commercial litigation. Landon is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and serves on the Board of Directors of the Next Generation of Business Leaders.

Publications:

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth & Elizabeth Southall, A Distinction Without A Difference? An Examination of the Legal and Ethical Difference Between Asset Protection And Fraudulent Transfers Under Virginia Law, 47 U. Rich L. Rev. 381 (2012).

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth & Amanda P. Blair, Understanding Fraudulent Transfers, VBA Journal, Vol. 39, No.2 (Fall 2012)

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth, Bulls, Bears, and Pigs: Revisiting the Legal Minefield of Virginia Fraudulent Transfer Law, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 273 (2011).

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