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Morin & Barkley LLP
455 Second Street SE, Suite 200
Charlottesville, Virginia 22902Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 434-293-1200
Fax: 434-293-2135
E-Mail: info@morinandbarkley.com
www.morinandbarkley.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 240, Charlottesville, VA 22902
Established: 1995

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • Casualty
  • Personal Injury
  • Property Damage
  • Homeowners
  • Professional Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Employment Practices Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Arson
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Commercial Property
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About Us
Morin & Barkley represents insurers and their insureds in many insurance practice areas including liability defense and insurance coverage cases. Our trial attorneys handle all aspects of the litigation process from trial through appeal. Morin & Barkley's attorneys have extensive experience serving clients with risk management needs.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
AmTrust Underwriters, Inc.Canal Insurance Company
Capitol Insurance CompaniesCNA Insurance Companies
The Doctors CompanyFactory Mutual Insurance Company
Fidelity National Title GroupThe Medical Protective Company
Piedmont Liability TrustSolution Services Corporation
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Personnel Information
Partners
Donald R. Morin
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:drmorin@morinandbarkley.com
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1978
  • Illinois, 1979
  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit, 1979
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1992
Additional Biographical Details:
Virginia Super Lawyers, Medical Malpractice Defense (2007-2017); Best Lawyers in America, Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants and Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants
Memberships:
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (President, 2007-2008)
  • American College of Trial Attorneys (Fellow, 2007; Virginia State Committee Chair, 2014-2016)
  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (President, 2011-2012)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Director, 2014-2016)
  • Defense Research Institute
Certifications:
  • Certified Circuit Court-Civil Mediator, Virginia Supreme Court
Education:
  • Washington University in St. Louis, B.A., 1974
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D., 1978
Born:1953
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James W. Barkley
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:jwbarkley@morinandbarkley.com
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1989
  • District of Columbia, 1992
  • Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1998
Additional Biographical Details:
Virginia Super Lawyers, Construction Law (2008-2016); Best Lawyers in America (2009-2017)
Memberships:
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (President, 2016-2017)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • International Association of Defense Counsel
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1986
  • The George Washington University, J.D. (with honors), 1989
Born:1964
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Kristen E. Smith Bain
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:kesmithbain@morinandbarkley.com
Years of Experience:27
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
Memberships:
  • Virginia Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1987
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1990
Born:1965
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Elisabeth L. Manuel
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:elmanuel@morinandbarkley.com
Years of Experience:22
Admitted
  • Illinois, 1995
  • Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1997
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1998
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2012
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1991
  • Chicago-Kent College of Law, J.D. (with high honors), 1995
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Honorable Gino DiVito, Illinois Appellate Court, First Judicial District, 1995-1997
Born:1965
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Marc A. Peritz
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:maperitz@morinandbarkley.com
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1995
  • District of Columbia, 1996
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 1998
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1999
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2005
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.S., 1991
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1994
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to Honorable James H. Michael, Jr., U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 1994-1995
Born:1970
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Lisa N. Sweet Stewart
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:lstewart@morinandbarkley.com
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2009
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, B.A. (with honors), 1991
  • University of Wisconsin Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
Born:1968
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Rachel D. G. Horvath
Charlottesville, VA
E-Mail:rhorvath@morinandbarkley.com
Years of Experience:7
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2010
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2012
Additional Biographical Details:
Charlottesville Firms in Service, Leadership Charlottesville Alumni Association; Virginia Super Lawyers, Rising Star Medical Malpractice, 2016 and 2017; Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite, Young Lawyer 2015
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Charlottesville-Albemarle (Board Member, 2015-2017; Secretary, 2014-2015; Chair, Young Lawyers Section, 2011-2015) Bar Associations
  • Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court (CLE Chair, 2014-2017; Vice President, 2017-2018)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Long Range Planning Committee, 2017)
Education:
  • Tulane University, B.A. (summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2007
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 2010
Born:1985
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Associate
Karen M. Stemland
Charlottesville, VA
Years of Experience:8
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2001
  • District of Columbia, 2002
  • Pennsylvania (Inactive), 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2001
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association (Secretary, 2016-2017)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1997
  • Georgetown University, J.D. (cum laude), 2001
Born:1975
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Service Areas
Lexington, Virginia61 miles
Louisa, Virginia32 miles
Lovingston, Virginia33 miles
Madison, Virginia30 miles
Orange, Virginia35 miles
Staunton, Virginia38 miles
Waynesboro, Virginia25 miles
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