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WILLIAM R. BALDWIN III is a member of the Richmond, Virginia firm of Meyer Baldwin Long & Moore LLP. While Mr. Baldwin maintains a general business practice, his primary focus has been in commercial litigation, with extensive corporate, debtor-creditor, landlord tenant, Uniform Commercial Code, real estate, foreclosure and fraud experience. He is admitted to in practice in Virginia and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the Virginia Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, and the U.S. District and Bankruptcy courts for the Eastern and Western districts of Virginia. Mr. Baldwin is a member of the Virginia State Bar and Richmond Bar Association. He earned his B.S. degree from the United States Military Academy and J.D. degree, cum laude, from the Washington & Lee University School of Law. Mr. Baldwin was law clerk to Hon. H.E. Widener, Jr., U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
J. THOMPSON CRAVENS is president of the law firm of Cravens & Noll, P.C., where he practices in the areas of personal injury, criminal law, domestic relations and military law. Mr. Cravens served on active duty in the U.S. Army for five years as both a military prosecutor and trial defense counsel in the Judge Advocate Generals Corp. He served in combat during "Operation Just Cause" in Panama (1989, 1990) and with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) as Chief of Operational and International Law for the Division during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in the Persian Gulf (1990, 1991). Mr. Cravens is a past adjunct professor at Nova University and has spoken on "Law of War" to American military service members, pre-deployment and reservists. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the bars of the U.S. Court of Claims; the U.S. Court of Military Review; the U.S. Court of Military Appeals; the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia; the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; and the Richmond, Chesterfield/Colonial Heights, Henrico County and American bar associations. Mr. Cravens is a frequent instructor for numerous continuing legal and paralegal education seminars. He has two published articles in law reviews and is a frequent lecturer on a wide variety of legal issues. Mr. Cravens earned his B.A. degree from the University of Virginia and his J.D. degree from the College of William & Mary.
MARK J. KRUDYS is the owner of The Krudys Law Firm, PLC, where his practice areas include financial and business litigation, civil rights litigation, personal injury, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home litigation, products liability, criminal, and military law. Mr. Krudys is admitted to practice in Virginia, the Eastern District Court of Virginia, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a former adjunct professor at the University of Richmond School of Law. Mr. Krudys is a member of the Virginia State Bar, American Bar Association (former chair of the Securities Arbitration Subcommittee of the Business Law Section; former chair of the Criminal Laws Committee of the Business Law Section), Virginia Trial Lawyer’s Association, and the Richmond Bar Association. He earned his B.B.A. degree from Baylor University, J.D. degree from Baylor University Law School, and LL.M. degree from Georgetown University Law.October 30 - Norfolk
A. WILLIAM CHARTERS is a shareholder at Goodman Allen Donnelly PLLC, where he practices primarily in professional malpractice. He has been practicing law since 1980 and has spoken for professional groups on civil trial prep and medical malpractice issues, for local hospitals and various medical societies, as well as for the Virginia State Bar. Mr. Charters is a member of the American, Norfolk-Portsmouth, Virginia and North Carolina bar associations; the Virginia State Bar; the North Carolina State Bar; and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He earned his A.B. degree, cum laude, with high distinction, from Dartmouth College; his J.D. degree from Syracuse University; his LL.M. degree from The Judge Advocate General's School in Charlottesville; and his M.L.T. degree from Georgetown University.
JUDITH M. COFIELD is a sole practitioner in Virginia Beach where her practice is limited to medical malpractice. Ms. Cofield has been practicing law for more than 36 years. She has been counsel in several Virginia Supreme Court decisions, some of which were seminal in the malpractice specialty. Ms. Cofield is a frequent speaker and author on topics relating to her area of practice. She also was an instructor on pre-trial discovery at Marshall-Wythe School of Law. Ms. Cofield is a commissioner in chancery for the Circuit Court of Virginia Beach, Virginia Beach (past president, Executive Committee) and Virginia Women's (former member, Board of Directors) bar associations; the Virginia State Bar; the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; and the Association of Trial Lawyers of America. Ms. Cofield is admitted to the U.S. Supreme Court. She received her B.A. degree, magna cum laude, with the Phi Beta Kappa key awarded, from the College of William & Mary and her J.D. degree from Marshall-Wythe School of Law.
DAVID B. HOLT is an attorney with The Brain Injury Law Center. His primary focus as a plaintiff attorney is personal injury/wrongful death, traumatic brain injuries, car and motorcycle accidents, trucking accident, medical malpractice, and white collar criminal defense and traffic cases. He also practices in the areas of social media/business law, contract disputes, business litigation, products liability, defamation/libel, workers' compensation and more. Mr. Holt has tried to verdict hundreds of jury trials, including several civil juries in the past year ending in awards of millions of dollars for his clients. He specializes in trial advocacy and as a prosecutor has spoken and taught on trial techniques all around the country. He is admitted to the Virginia State Bar; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia; and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He is a member of the Hampton Bar Association, Virginia Bar Association, American Association for Justice, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers Association, Association of Plaintiff Interstate Trucking. Mr. Holt earned a B.A. degree from the University of Mary Washington and his J.D. degree from Regent University School of Law.
DAVID L. LITTEL is a partner with Parks Zeigler, PLLC where he is bringing his depth and breadth of civil litigation experience including the value his years of experience working with insurance defense companies will bring representing individuals as plaintiffs in injury cases. He attended Christopher Newport University and then the College of William and Mary, from which he graduated with a B.A. degree in philosophy and economics, and his J.D. degree from Washington and Lee University, where he was selected as a member of the Law Review. Mr. Littel is a long-standing member of the I'Anson Hoffman Inn of Court, and the Norfolk/Portsmouth and Virginia Beach bar associations. He has served as a volunteer with the CLASS program in Virginia Beach, assisting battered and abused spouses in obtaining protective orders. Over the last few years, Mr. Littel has taught trial practice to younger attorneys at trial practice seminars. He has presented lectures to attorneys in Virginia for the Virginia State Bar and other organizations on trial practice issues such as the use of expert witnesses, strategies for opening statements and closing arguments, the law of damages in wrongful death cases, and other topics.