Ward & Rasnic, P.C.

Ward & Rasnic, P.C.

Protecting your rights in traffic, family, criminal and insurance matters

Firm Overview

When it comes to choosing a law firm, experience matters. Before you entrust your fate to unqualified attorneys, contact Ward & Rasnic, P.C. Supported by decades of experience, our law firm provides the residents of Virginia and Tennessee with an unparalleled level of professional services.

Because experience matters:

Whether facing criminal charges or contesting a traffic violation, you cannot afford to take any chances with your finances or future by hiring an entry-level attorney. We have an immense understanding of the legal system and fight to protect your rights. This experience also allows us to represent clients in a wide variety of cases, including:

Insurance law: Ward & Rasnic, P.C. works with both the insurer and the insured on all matters regarding insurance law. Over the years, we have represented countless individuals and companies, including such noted providers as State Farm, Progressive and Nationwide Insurance.

Traffic law: Even the safest drivers receive traffic tickets. If you feel you have been given an unfair speeding ticket, call us immediately. Our veteran team is armed with the knowledge necessary to contest all traffic violations and offenses.

Family law: Going through a divorce can be a messy, frustrating and exhausting experience. Ward & Rasnic, P.C. focuses on helping disillusioned couples finalize their divorce quickly and amicably.

Criminal law: If you are facing criminal charges, you absolutely need accurate, effective legal representation. We ensure that your rights are fully protected and help you achieve the results you want.

Main Office

Main Office
111 Piedmont Avenue
Bristol VA 24203




Choose a Law Firm Focused on Protecting Your Rights

Featuring an experienced team of family law attorneys:

At Ward & Rasnic, P.C., there is no need to settle for less. Our divorce attorneys never back down from a fight and simply do not give up until we achieve the results you not only want but deserve. Our practice represents individuals and couples throughout Virginia and Tennessee in a number of family law issues, including:


Divorce is never easy. Aside from the expense and emotional frustration, you may be concerned about protecting your assets during the negotiation process. Ward & Rasnic, P.C. is here to help. Our experienced team of professionals strives to reach agreements that accommodate the needs of all parties involved. With a focus on quality, not quantity, we take the time necessary to fully understand your situation and provide you with options and services tailored to your unique case.

Child support:

Although there are a number of options available for child support enforcement, your first step should be to call Ward & Rasnic, P.C. We carefully study your case in order to determine which options are right for your particular situation. We explore all possibilities and never settle for less than what our clients and their children deserve.


The major difference between child support and alimony is that alimony is typically much more difficult to enforce. Thankfully, Ward & Rasnic, P.C. is only a phone call away. Our team of attorneys can take your case to court and fight for that which is rightfully yours.

Visitation and custody:

One of the most difficult challenges faced by couples seeking to dissolve their marriage is determining custody of their children. Each case is unique and there are numerous options you need to be aware of before coming to a decision.

Robert V. Ward

Ward & Rasnic, P.C.


Areas of practice:
-Civil litigation
-Traffic offenses
-Insurance defense
-Medical malpractice defense

Date of birth:
August 27, 1955

-Madison College (B.S., 1977)
-Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary (J.D., 1980)

-Virginia and U.S. District Court Bars, 1980
-Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Tazewell County, Virginia, 1980-1981
-United States Supreme Court Bar, 1993
-10th District Ethics Committee, Section II, 1993-1996, Chairman, 1996
-Board of Governors, Litigation Section, 1995-1996
-Virginia State Bar and Bristol Bar Association
-Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
-Judicial Council Representative, 2004-2009

VSB Standing Committee for Unauthorized Practice of Law, Vice-Chair, 2008, Chair, 2009

5.0 Peer Review RatedSM on Martindale-Hubbell


Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary
Juris Doctorate, 1980

James E. Rasnic

Ward & Rasnic, P.C.


Areas of practice:
-Insurance defense
-Civil litigation
-Criminal defense

Date of birth:
October 24, 1960

-East Tennessee State of University (B.S., magna cum laude, 1981)
-University of Tennessee at Knoxville (J.D. with honors, 1983), Pi Gamma Mu, Phi Kappa Phi

-Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Lee County, 1988


University of Tennessee at Knoxville
Juris Doctorate, with honors, 1983

Beth Osbourne Skinner

Ward & Rasnic, P.C.


Areas of practice:
-Insurance defense
-Civil litigation

Date of birth:
April 29, 1963

-King College (B.A., summa cum laude, 1985)
-University of Georgia (J.D., cum laude, 1988)

-Managing and Editorial Boards, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law
-Clerk, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1988-1989
-Virginia, U.S. District Court and Western District of Virginia Bar Associations, 1989
-U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit Bar, 1989
-Past President and Past Vice President, Russell County Bar Association
-Past Member, Board of Directors, Southwest Virginia Legal Aid Society
-Tennessee Bar, 2008

Reported cases:
-Darnell v. McMurray, 89 F. 3d 827 (4th Cir. 1996)
-Bolling, McCool & Twist v. Burke, 92 F.3d 1176 (4th Cir. 1996)
-Leonard v. Fields, 791 F. Supp. 143 (W.D. Va. 1992)

4.4 Peer Review RatedSM on Martindale-Hubbell


University of Georgia
Juris Doctorate, cum laude, 1988

Timothy A. Boyer

Ward & Rasnic, P.C.


December 7, 1981

-Clemson University (B.A. History, 2004), Beta Theta Pi
-Mississippi College School of Law (J.D., Law, 2008)
-Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, per trial practice

-Virginia Bar, 2009
-Bristol (Secretary) and Virginia (Treasurer) Bar Associations
-Defense Research Institute, Charter Member, MC Chapter
-Defense Bar Representative to the City of Bristol Drug Treatment Court
-Virginia Young Lawyers Conference
-Rotary Club of Bristol, Virginia and Tennessee


Mississippi College School of Law
Juris Doctorate, Law, 2008