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901 Moorefield Park Drive, Suite 200
Richmond, Virginia 23236Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 804-320-6300
Fax: 804-320-6312
Toll Free: 800-606-3350
www.kpmlaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1990

Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile
  • General Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Fraud
  • Arson
  • Coverage Issues
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Motor Carriers
  • Automobile Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Construction Defect
  • Restaurant and Retail
  • Coverage and Fraud
  • Amusement and Theme Parks
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About Us
KPM LAW is a progressive, mid-Atlantic litigation defense firm with 40 attorneys located among four mid-Atlantic offices. Just a few our practice areas include commercial claims such as trucking, premises, product liability, retail/restaurant and workers' compensation claims, as well as the defense of homeowner and personal auto claims. We handle cases throughout Virginia and also D.C., Maryland, West Virginia, and North Carolina, and we affiliate with other firms along the eastern seaboard for an even broader reach to better serve our clients' needs. Our goal is to help our clients achieve optimum results and reach their goals in the most efficient and cost-effective way possible. At KPMLAW, we don't believe in an attorney-client relationship; we believe in an attorney-client partnership. Learn more at www.KPMLAW.com or call (800) 606-3350.
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Additional Locations
Fairfax, Virginia
3950 University Drive, Suite 204
Fairfax, Virginia 22030
Telephone: 703-691-3331
Fax: 703-691-3332
Norfolk, Virginia
555 East Main Street, Suite 1200
Norfolk, Virginia 23510
Telephone: 757-623-4500
Fax: 757-623-5700
Roanoke, Virginia
2840 Electric Road, Suite 111
Roanoke, Virginia 24018
Telephone: 540-776-3583
Fax: 540-776-1542
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Client Information
Representative Clients
Atlas Financial Holdings, Inc.Dominion Resources, Inc.
Gallagher BassettHome Depot USA, Inc.
Liberty MutualMetLife Auto & Home
QBESedgwick CMS
Southern Insurance Company of VirginiaT.H.E. Insurance Company
TravelersWestfield Insurance
W.R. BerkleyZurich North America
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Personnel Information
Of Counsel
G.A. "Chip" Kalbaugh, Jr.
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education:
  • East Tennessee State University, A.S. (cum laude), 1980
  • East Tennessee State University, B.S. (cum laude), 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Partners
William J. Pfund
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Michigan, B.A., 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986
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John K. Messersmith, IV
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 1983
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1986
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Claire C. Carr
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1990
Memberships:
  • American and Virginia Bar Associations
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S. (with honors), 1987
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1990
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Brian A. Cafritz
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1992
  • Maryland, 1996
  • District of Columbia, 1997
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1989
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1992
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Gary R. Reinhardt
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.S., 1988
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1991
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Janeen B. Koch
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1994
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1989
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1994
Honors:
Order of the Barristers
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Francie B. Georges
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1997
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Richmond Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., 1992
  • The University of Toledo College of Law, J.D., 1997
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Robert E. Worst
Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 2000
  • Maryland, 2003
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1999
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland, 2006
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, 2011
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 2015
Memberships:
  • Virginia, Maryland State and Fairfax Bar Associations
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Professional Liability Underwriting Society
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1983
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 1999
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David L. Dayton
Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1987
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1989
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M. Scott Fell
Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Salem/Roanoke County Bar Associations
  • Council on Litigation Management
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1986
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1989
Law Review:
Law Review
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James H. Revere, III
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1992
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, A.B., 1986
  • Thomas M. Cooley Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1991
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Wayne "Barry" Montgomery, Jr.
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1998
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • James Madison University, B.A. (cum laude), 1995
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 1998
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Daniel M. Royce
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2008
Memberships:
  • American and Chesterfield Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Cornell University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2008
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Rachel A. Riordan
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
Education:
  • Marietta College, B.A., 2002
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2005
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Jessica G. Relyea
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
Education:
  • Penn State University, B.A. (with honors and distinction), 2005
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 2008
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Jessica A. Gorman
Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 2003
  • New York, 2004
  • Virginia, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2009
Education:
  • William Smith College, B.A., 2000
  • Quinnipiac College School of Law, J.D., 2003
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Edward P. Trivette
Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2006
  • District of Columbia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2011
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and District of Maryland
Memberships:
  • American, Maryland State, Fairfax County and Arlington County Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Virginia Commonwealth University, B.A. (cum laude), 2002
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D., 2006
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Stephanie G. Cook
Roanoke, VA
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2001
  • Virginia, 2002
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Supreme Court of North Carolina
Memberships:
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Inns of Court
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1994
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D., 2001
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Associates
Kate B. Adams
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2009
  • The Charlotte School of Law, J.D., 2012
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Randall (Lee) L. Appleton
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Florida, 2011
  • Virginia, 2016
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. Economics, 2007
  • University of Miami School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Christopher E. Bergin Jr.
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2014
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.S., 2011
  • American University, Washington College of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2014
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Delia M. DeBlass
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2017
Education:
  • Radford University, B.Mus., 2013
  • University of Dayton School of Law, J.D., 2016
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Lauren M. Gibbons
Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Maryland, 2012
  • Virginia, 2015
  • District of Columbia, 2016
Memberships:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar
Education:
  • Bucknell University, B.A. (cum laude), 2009
  • University of Baltimore School of Law, J.D., 2012
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Anna "Beth" E. Gould
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • Dartmouth College, B.A., History, 2008
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2012
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James L. Hoyle
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • University of Richmond, B.A. (magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa), 2008
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011
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Helen E. Jhun
Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2006
  • New Jersey, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Boston College, B.A. (cum laude), 2000
  • Boston College, M.A., 2002
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2006
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Kevin M. Kennedy
Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Education:
  • Furman University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2004
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2007
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Randall C. Lenhart Jr.
Norfolk, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court
Memberships:
  • Virginia and North Carolina State Bars
Education:
  • Old Dominion University, B.S., 2002
  • Pennsylvania State University-Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 2005
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Matthew L. Liller
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
  • West Virginia, 2014
Education:
  • Concord University, B.S., 2007
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2013
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Nicholas P. Marrone III
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2010
  • Maryland, 2014
Education:
  • Stony Brook University, B.A., 2007
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2010
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Joseph P. Smith III
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
Education:
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A. Political Science, 2009
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2013
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Brian Snyder
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
Memberships:
  • The District of Columbia Bar
  • Fairfax Bar Association
Education:
  • University of Maryland, College Park, B.S., 1999
  • The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, J.D., 2004
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Sarah K. Stahling
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2015
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 2016
Memberships:
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • John Marshal Inn of Court
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Claims and Litigation Management Alliance
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 2012
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2015
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Rachel L. Stewart
Fairfax, VA
Admitted
  • Missouri, 1997
  • Illinois, 1998
  • Maryland, 2002
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia and District of Maryland
Memberships:
  • Maryland State Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of Baltimore City
  • Maryland Defense Counsel, Inc.
Education:
  • DePaul University, B.A. Economics, 1993
  • Saint Louis University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1997
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Andrew S. Willis
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
  • District of Columbia, 2013
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Chesterfield Bar Associations
  • The District of Columbia Bar
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A., History (cum laude), 2005
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2012
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Christopher R. Wilson
Richmond, VA
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2015
Education:
  • The University of Texas at Austin, B.A., 2010
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2015
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