Ramesh Murthy


208 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
O: 276 628 5151
D: 276 623 4412

Ramesh is an Officer in PennStuart’s Abingdon, Virginia office.  A native of Southwest Virginia, Ramesh appreciates the importance of community.  He is on the Board of Trustees of Barter Theatre and serves as Chairman of the Board of Sullins Academy.  Ramesh lives in Bristol with his wife, Jessica, and his three children, Nalan, Wynn, and Mirabelle.  He is an avid tennis player and a hopeful golfer.

With more than 30 years of experience, Ramesh has tried thousands of cases in Virginia and Tennessee.  He has the unique ability to provide defense and counsel on human resource matters, from FMLA, ADA, FLSA, ADEA to workers’ compensation issues.  He provides guidance to employers and human resource professionals across Virginia and Tennessee on regulatory compliance and day-to-day operational issues.  He regularly litigates cases ranging from leave, Title VII, disabilities and accommodations, age discrimination, to catastrophic injures under the Virginia and Tennessee Workers’ Compensation Acts.

Ramesh is a frequent speaker on employment and workers’ compensation issues in Virginia and Tennessee and has presented at numerous seminars along the East Coast.  He is available to present at seminars for human resource professionals and leadership on operational matters, regulatory compliance, and workforce management.


  • Take Them as you Find Them: A Legal Impossibility, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXV11, No. 3, Fall 2015
  • The Compensability of Horseplay: From Hilton to Simms, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XXIII, No. 1, Spring 2011.
  • Boyd v. People, Inc. – Does Rule 1.4(c) Mean What It Says, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XVI, No. 4 Winter 2004 – 2005
  • What is Your Appeal as a Matter of Right Really Worth, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XIV, No. 3, Fall 2002
  • Dollar General Store v. Cridlin; An Evidentiary Coup for Employees, The Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. XI, No. 1, Spring 1999