William W. Eskridge

Of Counsel

208 E. Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210
O: 276 628 5151
D: 276 623 4402

Bill is Of Counsel in PennStuart’s Abingdon, Virginia office.  He is a member of the firm’s Insurance Defense and Professional Liability practice group with extensive experience in representing defendants in professional liability, commercial litigation, and product liability matters with an emphasis on medical malpractice defense. A former pharmacist, Bill puts his medical background to work representing doctors, hospitals, and medical professionals who rely upon his years of litigation, trial, and appellate experience.

Bill has litigated cases in the state and federal trial courts of Virginia since joining the firm in 1966.   He has extensive appellate experience as well, having successfully argued numerous cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Virginia Supreme Court. His lifetime of accomplishments and contributions to the legal profession have resulted in his election as a fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, the American Bar Foundation, and the Virginia Law Foundation. He has lectured and presented on numerous topics including Medical Malpractice Prevention, Trial Tactics in Medical Malpractice Litigation, Avoidance and Defense of Medical Malpractice Claims, and Trial Tactics during Jury Arguments.

Professional Activities

  • Virginia State Bar
    • former President
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
    • Charter Member
    • former Secretary
    • former Member, Board of Directors
  • Sullins Academy, Inc.
    • former Member, Board of Directors