Attorneys

Attorney William Moody Sr.

Willard J. Moody, Sr.

2014 National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame Inductee

Practice Areas: FELA, Personal Injury, Products Liability

Education: University of Richmond, LL.B., 1952; College of William & Mary

Admitted: 1952, Virginia

Memberships:
Portsmouth (President, 1960), Norfolk, Virginia (Past Lecturer for Bar Programs) and American Bar Associations
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (President, 1973)
The Association of Trial Lawyers of America
Tidewater Association of Claimants Attorneys
Inner Circle of Advocates
Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
American Association of Justice and the Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys

Professional Achievements and Recognitions:
Who’s Who in American Law
Who’s Who in American Politics,
Who’s Who in the South and Southwest
He is also one of two Virginia lawyers nominated and confirmed into the Inner Circle of Advocates and is a 2014 Inductee into the National Trial Lawyers Hall of Fame.

Mr. Moody, Sr. has also achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating for preeminent legal ability and overall professional excellence. He has been selected and published as a member of The Best Lawyers in America.
Attorney William Moody Jr.

Willard J. Moody, Jr.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury, FELA, Asbestos Litigation, Products Liability, Pharmaceutical Litigation, Mesothelioma Litigation

Education: University of Richmond, J.D., 1983; Elon College, B.A., 1979

Admitted:
1983, Virginia, U.S. District Court;
1984, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
1987, U.S. Court of Appeals Fourth Circuit
1989, U.S. Supreme Court
1997, North Carolina Bar, West Virginia Bar and Florida Bar

Memberships: Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
Portsmouth Bar Association (Past President, 1996-1997)
Virginia State Bar Association
West Virginia State Bar
North Carolina State Bar
The Florida Bar; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA)
American Association for Justice
Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum

Mr. Moody, Jr. has achieved the highest Martindale-Hubbell peer review rating for preeminent legal ability and overall professional excellence.

Biography:
Willard J. Moody, Jr. is a senior attorney in The Moody Law Firm. The Moody Law Firm, Inc. is a Virginia law firm headquartered in Portsmouth, VA. Mr. Moody has been representing railroad workers and handling Federal Employers’ Liability Act claims since 1983 when he graduated from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, Virginia. Since that time he has been licensed to practice law in Virginia, North Carolina, West Virginia and Florida. He is also admitted to practice in numerous Federal courts throughout the United States, U.S. Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court. He is past President of the Portsmouth Bar Association, a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, American Association for Justice (formerly The American Trial Lawyers Association), as well as the Academy of Railway Labor Attorneys (ARLA). He currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Academy of Railway Labor Attorneys, and has served on the Committee for Occupational Diseases for ARLA in the past. He has achieved the highest rating available to an attorney with the Martindale Hubble Peer Review ratings for preeminent legal ability and overall professional excellence.
Mr. Moody’s practice includes Federal Employers’ Liability Act claims on behalf of railroad workers, which includes traumatic injury claims, occupational disease clams, asbestos claims, cancer claims, and mesothelioma claims. In addition to railroad cases, Mr. Moody and his firm handle all types of product liability cases, trucking liability cases, medical malpractice cases, and auto negligence cases. Mr. Moody heads up the Mass Tort division of the law firm, which handles pharmaceutical cases against drug companies for bad drugs and medical devices, including Vioxx, Reglan, Levoquin, Ziacam, Acutane, Avandia, Fosamax and other pharmaceutical claims, and defective Hip Implant cases.
Mr. Moody was selected by the American Trial Lawyers to co-author the chapter on FELA claims in the ATLA publication “ATLA’s Litigating Tort Cases.” He is a member of the AAJ Litigation groups regarding Avandia, Reglan, and DePuy Hip Implants. He is also a member of the I’anson/Hoffman Inns of Court.

Willard J. Moody, Jr. was also selected for membership to the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Established in 1993, the Million Dollar Advocates Forum (which includes the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum) is one of the most prestigious groups of trial lawyers in the United States. Its members have won million, multi-million and billion dollar cases.
Attorney Paul Moody

Paul G. Moody

Practice Areas: Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), Motorcycle Accidents, Personal Injury

Education: Regent University School of Law, J.D., 1998; Virginia Wesleyan College, B.A., 1993

Admitted:
2000, Virginia

​Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
Portsmouth Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association (VTLA)
Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
​​​​​​​American Association for Justice (AAJ)
Attorney Anderson Jr.

Claude W. Anderson, Jr.

Practice Areas: Federal Employers Liability Act - FELA, Auto Accidents, Medical Malpractice, Products Liability

Education: Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary,
J.D., 1985; University of Richmond, B.A., cum laude, 1982

Admitted:
1986, Virginia
1992, North Carolina

Memberships: Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association

Attorney Mike Davis

Michael R. Davis

Practice Areas: Federal Employers’ Liability Act (FELA), Plaintiff’s Personal Injury, Trucking Accidents, Motorcycle Accidents, Automobile Accidents, Product Liability and Wrongful Death, Mesothelioma Litigation

Education: Marshall-Wythe School of Law, College of William & Mary, J.D., 1991; College of William & Mary, B.A., 1988

Admitted:
1991, Virginia
1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
1991, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
2008, West Virginia
2008, U.S. District Court, Southern District of West Virginia

​Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
West Virginia State Bar
Virginia Trial Lawyers' Association (VTLA)
Norfolk/Portsmouth Bar Association
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Academy of Rail Labor Attorneys (ARLA)
American Association of Justice (AAJ)


Biography:
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Michael Davis has been representing injured railroad workers in matters under the Federal Employers' Liability Act for more than 15 years. He has successfully handled complex personal injury cases throughout the eastern half of the United States and has obtained numerous multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements on behalf of our firm's clients. He has been selected to both the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of The College of William & Mary in 1988 (B.A., Government), Mr. Davis remained in Williamsburg, Virginia to attend The Marshall-Wythe School of Law on a T. C. Clarke Fellowship. He earned his Juris Doctor from Marshall-Wythe in 1991 and began a general litigation practice in Virginia Beach, Virginia, successfully trying nearly eighty (80) jury trials to verdict. Mr. Davis joined the Moody Law Firm in September, 2000, and is a proud member of both the American Association for Justice and the Academy of Railway Labor Attorneys.
Attorney Tom Bunting

Thomas C. Bunting

Practice Areas: Federal Employers Liability Act - FELA Attorney, Personal Injury, Civil Litigation

​Education: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 2000, College of William & Mary, B.A., 1997

Admitted:
2000, Virginia
2000, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
2000, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
2000, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
Norfolk VA / Portsmouth Bar Association
Attorney Jonathan Hogins

Jonathan A. Hogins

Practice Areas: Pharmaceutical Litigation, Products Liability, Federal Employers Liability Act - FELA, Personal Injury

Education: The George Washington University Law School, J.D., 2012; The College of William & Mary – The Mason School of Business, M.B.A., 2009; University of Arkansas at Little Rock, B.A., summa cum laude, 2007

Admitted:
2012, Virginia
United States District Court – Eastern District, Virginia 2013
United States District Court – Western District, Virginia 2013
United States District Court – Western District, Tennessee 2014

Memberships: Virginia State Bar

Attorney Greg Turpin

Gregory B. Turpin

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Federal Employers Liability Act – FELA; Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents; Wrongful Death

Education: Marshall-Wythe School of Law of The College of William & Mary, J.D., 1995; Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., 1987

Admitted:
1995, Virginia
1995, United States District Court - Eastern District, Virginia
2016, West Virginia

Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
Virginia Beach Bar Association
Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
National Association of Criminal Defense Attorneys
Federal Bar Association – Tidewater Chapter3

Biography:
Mr. Turpin dedicated his practice to serving his clients as an aggressive and effective advocate from investigation through trial and appeal over his 19-years of practicing law. As a former Assistant Commonwealth Attorney for Buchanan County, Virginia (1996 – 1999) and for the City of Virginia Beach, Virginia (1999 – 2003), Mr. Turpin has also established himself as a proven trial attorney who has garnered that expertise from trying hundreds of cases before judges and juries. Mr. Turpin brings invaluable expertise in counsel and representation to his clients, in all levels of court, and as a result, has received Martindale-Hubbell’s distinguished rating for legal ability and ethical standards. Mr. Turpin is well respected by the judiciary for his proven courtroom experience, his integrity and for the quality of his representation of his clients.
Attorney Emick Jr.

M. Quentin Emick, Jr.

Practice Areas: Personal Injury; Federal Employers Liability Act – FELA; Automobile & Motorcycle Accidents; Truck Accidents; Product Liability; Medical Malpractice; Wrongful Death

Education: Dickinson School of Law of the Pennsylvania State University, J.D., 1999; Virginia Military Institute, B.A., with Distinction, 1996

Admitted:
1999, Virginia
1999, Supreme Court of Virginia
1999, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
2000, United States District Court – Western District, Virginia

Memberships:
Virginia State Bar
American Bar Association
Virginia Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
American Association for Justice

Biography:
Mr. Quen Emick is an experienced personal injury and civil litigation attorney bringing more than 15 years of legal experience to The Moody Law Firm. Mr. Emick has devoted his career to representing and helping people who have been injured as a result of the negligence and carelessness of others, whether they be large corporations, big business, or another individual. He has extensive litigation and trial experience in a variety of cases involving damages and recoveries in the millions of dollars to a few thousand. Through the years, he has successfully handle cases for FELA and other victims who have been harmed as a result of Motor Vehicle Accidents, Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents, Medical Negligence or Malpractice, Defective Products, Slip and Fall Accidents, and Wrongful Death, as well handling Insurance Disputes and Negotiated Settlements.

Put Mr. Emick’s extensive experience in handling personal injury and civil litigation matters to work for you. If you’ve been harmed as a result of the negligence or carelessness of another, whether they be big business or another individual, please do not hesitate to call The Moody Law Firm.