Marks & Harrison

Marks & Harrison

Since 1911, the personal injury attorneys of Marks & Harrison have been representing injured people and their families throughout Virginia.

Firm Overview

Since our law firm was established in 1911,the attorneys of Marks & Harrison, have represented the injured and disabled and their families throughoutRichmond and surrounding areas with steadfast honesty, fairness and integrity. As we have grown into one of the largest personal injury law firms in Virginia, our reputation has grown as well. In 2015, we received a Tier 1 Ranking for the Richmond Metro Area in the category of Personal Injury Litigation Plaintiffs in the U.S. News & World Report/Best Lawyers listing of the Best Law Firms in the U.S. We are one of the oldest and largest personal injury law firms in Virginia. At Marks & Harrison our clients always come first. As injury professionals, we have a duty to protect the rights of victims ofpersonal injury,car accidents,tractor trailer accidents,traumatic brain injury,medical malpractice,dog and animal attacks,defective products,slip and fall,wrongful death,workers' compensation andSocial Security disability. We do not represent the insurance industry or big business. We represent people like you.
Main Office
Marks & Harrison
1500 Forest Ave
Richmond  VA  23229
Phone
  • (804) 282-0999
Fax
  • (888) 807-3136
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Yes
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
We operate on a contingency basis, meaning that you pay nothing until we win your case. We have confidence in ourselves and the cases we take on and if we do not win your case, you will not owe us anything.

Office Information

Office Hours
8am-9pm M-F. 9am-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Portuguese
Auto Accident
Marks & Harrison limits its practice to personal injury, workers' compensation, and social security disability matters. The firm has represented thousands of injured victims in all types of claims.
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How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

Marks & Harrison was founded in 1911 by David A. Harrison, Jr. It has continued its practice uninterrupted since that time. For over three generations our attorneys have represented the families of Virginia.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

Two members of Marks & Harrison served in the Virginia House of Delegates and were Chairman of the House Courts of Justice Committee and Chairman of the Corporation, Insurance, and Banking Committee. Two members of the firm have served as Commonwealth's Attorneys and one as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney. One served as mayor of Hopewell. Members of the firm have gone on to serve as Circuit Court and Juvenile Court judges and substitute judges. Members of the firm have also been City and County Attorneys.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Marks & Harrison is the only firm whose members have received the three most distinguished awards of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association. Among our lawyers have been a former President, a recipient of the Courageous Advocate Award, and a recipient of the Distinguished Service Award. No other Virginia firm has been so honored. Its members also serve on committees of the American Association for Justice and on the Board of the Southern Trial Lawyers Association.

Lee J. Bujakowski

Lee Bujakowski joined Marks & Harrison in August of 2013 and focuses his practice by helping injured people. Lee received his law degree from Tulane University School of Law in 2012. During his third year in law school, he participated in the Tulane Law Litigation Clinic where he represented juveniles in criminal litigation.
After clerking for the public defender's office in Plaquemines Parish, Louisiana, Lee returned home to practice in the Tri-City area. Lee's practice is based in the firm's Hopewell office.

Penn Crawford

At a young age, Penn Crawford became captivated by the study of civil and individual rights. That is why he dedicates his legal practice today to helping those who have been injured by others.

Charles W. Davis

Charles W. Davis, Jr grew up in Tappahannock and graduated from Essex County High School. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2009 where he double-majored in politics and sociology. He received his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law in 2013. Charles worked as a clerk at Marks & Harrison for over two years before joining the Firm as an associate.

Kevin T. Hadden

Kevin grew up in Greenville, SC before receiving his undergraduate degree from the University of Georgia in 2003. Subsequently, Kevin moved to Richmond when he enrolled at the University of Richmond School of Law, graduating in 2007 and serving as President of the Student Bar Association during his third year. Since then, Kevin has concentrated his practice on Personal Injury law. In his spare time, Kevin enjoys exploring the outdoors of Virginia, reading, spending time with his nieces and nephews, and attending college football games.

Fletcher W. Harkrader, III

Fletcher W. Harkrader III has been practicing law since 1983 and focuses his practice exclusively onpersonal injury. Since joining Marks & Harrison, he has achieved a number of significant results for clients in personal injury cases, including $1.2 million in a wrongful death case and $1 million in an auto accident injury case, and a jury verdict of $850,000.

Graduating from Washington and Lee University in 1980 (cum laude), he received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Richmond School of Law. He wasLouisa CountyAttorney from 1990 until 1998. He represented the Virginia Transportation Commissioner as trial counsel by appointment of the Governor of Virginia from 1994 until January 2002 when he joined Marks & Harrison. He is currently a Principal of the Firm.

James G. Harrison

James G. Harrison III has been practicing law since 1984, concentrating his practice on personal injury.
He is a 1976 graduate of Woodberry Forest School. After graduating from the University of Virginia in 1980 (St. Anthony Hall TILKA Ribbon Society), he received his J.D. in 1984 from George Mason University School of Law. He has been with Marks & Harrison since 1984. He is currently President and Managing Partner of the Firm.

Gregory S. Hooe

Gregory S. Hooe is a 1977 graduate of the University of Virginia. He received his J.D. from the University of Richmond and was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in May 1980. Before entering private practice, Greg was a Law Clerk to the Chief Staff Attorney of the Virginia Supreme Court. In 1981, he served as the personal Law Clerk to the Honorable Albertis S. Harrison, Jr., Justice of the Virginia Supreme Court.
Since entering private practice in 1982, Greg has been a civil trial attorney, concentrating on the area of personal injury since 1986. He has represented both plaintiffs and defendants in numerous jury trials, and won a $1,119,000 judgment for the plaintiff in a wrongful death case in the Circuit Court of Southhampton County. He has argued before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the Virginia Supreme Court. He is currently a Principal of the Firm.
Published opinions include Hot Shot Express, Inc. et al v. Hattie E. Brooks, 264 Va. 126 (2002); Betty J. Via v. City of Richmond, 235 Va 16 (1988) and Marine Development Corporation v. Rodak, 225 Va. 137 (1983).

D. Bradley Kent, Jr.

Brad Kent is a 2012 graduate of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where he double majored in History and Political Science. He received his law degree in May 2015 from the University of Richmond School of Law where he served as Vice President of the Trial Advocacy Board. Brad was also a member of the law school's Moot Court Board and was honored at his graduation last May when he was selected for membership in the Order of the Barristers for his excellence in trial advocacy. Brad worked as a clerk at Marks & Harrison for over a year before joining the Firm as an associate.

Mark S. Lindensmith

Mark S. Lindensmith is a native of Missouri, and he is a 1976 honors graduate of Missouri Western State College. He received his law degree from the University of Nebraska in 1979 and was admitted to the Nebraska State Bar in 1979. He has been a member of the Virginia State Bar since 1981, and he is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

James A. McCauley

James A. McCauley focuses his practice exclusively on representation of the injured.
After graduating from the University of Maryland, he wrote for the Washington Star newspaper before receiving his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law. He is currently Secretary of the Firm.

Joel R. McClellan

Joel R. McClellan joined Marks & Harrison in 2013 and focuses his practice on helping injured people. Joel is a zealous advocate for his clients.
Joel grew up in Richmond and attended Douglas Freeman High School. He graduated from Virginia Tech in 2007 and was a cum laude graduate of Valparaiso University School of Law in 2013.

Kevin M. McGowan

Kevin M. McGowan has been in practice since 1978.
He received his J.D. in 1978 from the University of Virginia School of Law after graduating from Belmont Abbey College in 1975 (Magna Cum Laude). He is currently an Associate with Marks & Harrison, one of the largest personal injury firms in Virginia. He concentrates onworkers' compensationandpersonal injury.

Bryan L. Meadows

Bryan is a graduate of Christopher Newport University where he majored in Governmental Administration. Subsequently, he received his law degree from the Dickinson School of Law at Pennsylvania State University. Before joining Marks & Harrison, Bryan was the Managing Attorney of GEICO's Staff Counsel in Roanoke, Virginia. He is the new Managing Attorney of Marks & Harrison's Fredericksburg office.

John C. Shea

John C. Shea has been in practice since 1977, focusing his practice exclusively on representation of the injured.
Graduating from Wake Forest University in 1974 (Cum Laude), he received his J.D. in 1977 from the University of Richmond School of Law. He has been with Marks & Harrison since that time. His interests are brain injury and tractor-trailer cases.

Lori L. Smith

When she was young, family and friends would tell Lori Lohr Smith that she should become a lawyer because she was good at analyzing details, choosing a position, and arguing it vigorously. They were right.
Today, Lori is a valued member of the Marks & Harrison legal team, fighting for clients in motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, premises liability, dog bites and a broad range of other personal injury and wrongful death matters.

Louis D. Snesil

Louis D. Snesil has been in practice since 1983.
After graduating from the College of William and Mary in 1976, he received his J.D. in 1983 from the University of Richmond School of Law. He focuses his practice onworkers' compensation.

Joanna L. Suyes

Joanna L. Suyes focuses her practice onSocial Security DisabilityInsurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) claims. She also handles personal injury matters. When working with clients in SSDI and SSI cases, Joanna can assist with everything from filing the initial application to going through the appeals process, including representing clients in hearings before administrative law judges.

Ryan T. Walker

Ryan T. Walker joined Marks & Harrison in 2014 after having most recently worked for GEICO on the defense side of personal injury cases.
Since he was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2007, Ryan has practiced exclusively in the area of civil litigation, with an emphasis on personal injury law. He has vast experience in automobile accident litigation.

Eric D. Yost

Eric D. Yost joined Marks & Harrison in December 2005, primarily representing clients inpersonal injury cases. In addition to his personal caseload, he will be representing the Firm's Spanish and Portuguese speaking clients throughout the State of Virginia and West Virginia.
After graduating from Emory & Henry College, he taught English and Spanish in Brazil and Virginia.

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