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S. Vernon Priddy III

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VPriddy@TwoRiversLawGroup.com

Vernon Priddy has practiced law since 1982 and, for the past twenty-five years, has focused his practice in the appeal of various types of civil cases in the appellate courts located in Virginia.  He has handled appeals on cases tried by other Two Rivers lawyers as well as other lawyers at his former firm.  He also handles appeals of cases for clients represented at trial by other firms. Including cases handled only at the petition stage in the Supreme Court of Virginia, he has litigated over 200 appeals in the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.  Of these cases, more than 175 have been before Virginia’s Supreme Court and Court of Appeals.

In conjunction with his extensive appellate experience, Vernon continues to appear frequently before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission and in Virginia’s trial courts.

Among the significant cases he handled resulting in decisions published in the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Court of Appeals of Virginia reports are:

  • Hodnett v. Stanco Masonry, Inc., 58 Va. App. 244, 708 S.E.2d 429 (2011)
  • Creative Designs Tattooing Assocs. v. Estate of Parrish, 56 Va. App. 299, 693 S.E.2d 303 (2010)
  • Univ. of Va. Health Servs. Found. v. Morris, 275 Va. 319, 657 S.E.2d 512 (2008) (on brief)
  • Bio-Medical Applications of Va., Inc. v. Coston, 272 Va. 489, 634 S.E.2d 349 (2006)
  • The Cura Group v. Va. Workers’ Comp. Comm’n, 45 Va. App. 559, 612 S.E.2d 735 (2005)
  • The Stenrich Group v. Jemmott, 251 Va. 186, 467 S.E.2d 795 (1996)
  • Lysable Transp., Inc. v. Patton, 57 Va. App. 408, 702 S.E.2d 596 (2010)
  • DurretteBradshaw, P.C. v. MRC Consult., L.C., 277 Va. 140, 670 S.E.2d 704 (2009)
  • Hall v. Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc., 41 Va. App. 835, 589 S.E.2d 484 (2003)
  • Robinson v. Matt Mary Moran, Inc., 259 Va. 412, 525 S.E.2d 559 (2000)
  • Bogle Development Co. v. Buie, 250 Va. 431, 463 S.E.2d 467 (1995)

Background

Education

  • B.S., McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia, 1978
  • J.D., T.C. Williams Law School, University of Richmond, 1982

Professional Affiliations

  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Bar Association; Appellate Practice Section Council (Chair 2012;  Vice Chair 2011 – 2012; Member 2009-2012)
  • Virginia State Bar (1999-2001 – Chair, Appellate Practice Committee of the VSB Litigation Section)
  • Fellow – Litigation Counsel of America
  • Best Lawyers in America (2009 – 2012  Appellate Practice)
  • Virginia Super Lawyers ( Appellate Practice – 2008 – 2012) (Workers’ Compensation – 2007, 2008)
  • Virginia Business “Legal Elite”  (Appellate Practice 2012)

Activities

Outside his law practice, Vernon enjoys cooking with his wife, singing in his church’s choir, spending time with his two adult children and being walked by his dog.