Experience. Expertise.
The right people.

With strong roots that run deep throughout the TriCities and Southwest Virginia, PennStuart provides legal services to our region’s leading industries, businesses, employers, and professionals in matters of litigation, business, commercial transactions, employment, real estate, and estate planning.  With offices in Virginia and Tennessee, we have the experience, expertise, and the right people to help you advance your goals.  We are proud to serve the communities where we live and work. We invite you to learn more about our firm.

Our Practices

Our practices are categorized under six main practice groups.

Our Practices

The litigation process can be one of the most difficult and stressful situations that clients encounter. From personal injury cases to business disputes, the notion of facing an adverse judgment can be daunting, and the intricacies of litigation can seem foreign and overwhelming. With the benefit of experience, our trial attorneys are adept at handling even the most complicated cases with skill and professionalism. We provide effective and efficient representation and guide our clients through the litigation process with the goal of achieving the best possible outcome in the most efficient fashion.
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Our employment attorneys provide sound employer guidance and human resources counseling in all areas of labor and workforce management. We partner with clients to develop and implement protocols and training programs aimed at achieving statutory and regulatory compliance and litigation avoidance. We provide practical and timely advice on day-to-day operational issues critical to growth and success. Our experienced litigators provide committed and efficient representation in employment litigation matters, from workers’ compensation to discrimination and beyond.
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Our business team advises the region’s leading industries, businesses, and professionals in matters of business formation and governance, commercial transactions, mergers and acquisitions, and banking and finance. We stand ready to handle your sophisticated transactions, advise on your day-to-day operational issues, serve as outside general counsel, and guide your financing decisions. From business formations to complex commercial transactions, we look forward to partnering with you to advance your business goals.
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The process of purchasing or selling commercial property, leasing retail or office space, understanding zoning laws, negotiating terms and preparing contracts, and identifying the best development options and financing arrangements for your commercial real estate project can be complicated. Our real estate team offers comprehensive services in the areas of development, financing, energy and natural resources, title insurance, litigation, construction, and zoning and land use. Our attorneys have the experience and the connections to get transactions done and help you advance your goals.
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Our estate planning attorneys provide timely and respectful advice to individuals and families needing to plan for the future. We strive to provide our clients with peace of mind in all aspects of the estate planning process. Whether the goals are to minimize taxes, transfer wealth, transfer decision-making authority, avoid probate, provide instructions for end-of-life decision making, or safeguard assets for future disposition, our attorneys take great care in crafting personalized documents designed to carry out the client’s wishes.
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Self-insured employers, insurance carriers, and TPAs throughout Virginia and Tennessee rely on our workers’ compensation defense team.  We work with clients to create risk management programs and implement workplace safety measures to minimize liability.   We regularly provide employers and adjusters with important advice on complex issues of liability and exposure.
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News and Updates

Cameron Bell Obtains Dismissal of Federal Class Action

On March 19, 2021, in an opinion by Hon. James P. Jones of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, Cameron Bell obtained dismissal of a class action complaint filed against his client, BVU Authority…

March is… National Ladder Safety Month!

March is National Ladder Safety Month.  This March, individuals and companies across the country will come together to promote ladder safety and decrease the number of ladder related incidents that happen every year.  Please join PennStuart in putting safety first!...

Attention Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrators!

Attention Virginia Workers’ Compensation Claims Administrators! Did you know that on February 23, 2021, the Workers’ Compensation Insurance Organizations (WCIO) approved a new “nature of injury” code for the reporting of vaccination injuries?  The new code 38 is to be...

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