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Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C.
300 Arboretum Place, Suite 420
Richmond, Virginia 23236Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 804-560-9600
Fax: 804-560-5997
www.midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
About Us
Additional Locations
Client Information
Personnel
Established: 1987

Practice Areas
  • General Defense
  • Trial and Appellate Practice
  • State and Federal Courts
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property
  • Fire
  • Theft
  • Business Interruption
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Extra-Contractual Litigation
  • Coverage Issues
  • Complex Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Construction Law
  • General Liability
  • Automobile
  • Environmental Law
  • Federal Black Lung
  • Major Casualty
  • Excess Disputes
  • Large Loss Subrogation
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About Us
Midkiff, Muncie & Ross, P.C. has a strong commitment to its insurance and self-insured clients, providing representation on business, liability, energy and property litigation. The practice includes lobbying, the defense of personal injury and workers' compensation claims, the defense of accountants, the medical profession, lawyers and other professionals, as well as health care providers and insurance agents. In addition, the practice includes the defense of arson and other fraudulent claims, analysis of liability, commercial and residential insurance questions, environmental, construction, fidelity claims, employment, product liability insurance defense, major casualty litigation, subrogation, transportation and regulatory matters.
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Additional Locations
Bristol, VAOakton, VA
Roanoke, VARaleigh, NC
Winston-Salem, NC
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Alfa Alliance Insurance CorporationChubb Group of Insurance Companies
Colony Insurance GroupCompanion Property and Casualty Insurance Company
Crawford & CompanyDonegal Mutual Insurance Company
Erie Insurance GroupEssex Insurance Company
Farmers InsuranceFederated Insurance Company
First Mercury Insurance CompanyGreat American Insurance Company
Hanover Insurance CompanyHarleysville Mutual Insurance Company
The Hartford Insurance GroupJohns Eastern Company, Inc.
Liberty Mutual GroupLititz Mutual Insurance Company
Managed Care USA Services, Inc.Millers Mutual Group
Nationwide InsurancePenn National Insurance Company
Philadelphia Insurance CompaniesPMA Insurance Group
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Southern Insurance Company of Virginia
State Auto Insurance CompaniesState Farm Insurance Company
Virginia Farm Bureau Insurance ServicesWestern World Insurance Group
Westfield Group
Non-Insurance Clients
Cedar Fair, L.P./Kings DominionDominion Virginia Power Company
GPM Investments, LLCMondelez International (f/k/a Kraft Foods, Inc.)
Virginia Manufacturers Association
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Personnel Information
Directors
Charles F. Midkiff
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:cmidkiff@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Business Law
  • Labor and Employment
  • Energy
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Lobbying
  • Accountant Malpractice
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1970
  • District of Columbia, 1995
Education:
  • Old Dominion University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 1968
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1970
Law Review:
Editor-in-Chief, William and Mary Law Review
Born:1947
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Arthur T. Aylward
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:aaylward@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Indiana, 1985
  • Virginia, 1990
Education:
  • United States Military Academy at West Point, B.S., 1977
  • University of Notre Dame Law School, J.D. (cum laude), 1985
Military:
COL (ret.), U.S. Army Reserve
Born:1955
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James G. Muncie, Jr.
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:jmuncie@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1988
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1984
  • University of Dayton, J.D., 1988
Born:1962
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Robert Tayloe Ross
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:rross@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Property
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Fraud
  • Subrogation
  • Construction Law
  • Environmental Law
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1982
  • District of Columbia, 1983
  • Virginia, 1989
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1988
Education:
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 1979
  • Mercer University, J.D., 1982
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Charles A. Moye, Jr. (1982-1984); AUSA (1984-1986) N.D. GA
Language:
  • French
Born:1957
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James C. Shannon
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:jshannon@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1974
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1971
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1974
Born:1949
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Frederick T. Schubert, II
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:tschubert@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1992
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1988
  • Cumberland School of Law of Samford University, J.D. (cum laude), 1992
Born:1966
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Kevin W. Cloe
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:kcloe@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2000
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.S., 1997
  • University of Richmond, J.D., 2000
Born:1974
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Richard S. Sperbeck
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:rsperbeck@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1996
Education:
  • Messiah College, B.A., 1987
  • Regent University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1995
Born:1964
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Steven H. Theisen
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:stheisen@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Malpractice
Admitted
  • Pennsylvania, 1984
  • Virginia, 1985
Education:
  • St. John's University, B.A. (summa cum laude), 1981
  • William & Mary School of Law, J.D. (Order of the Coif), 1984
Born:1959
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Joshua M. Wulf, Managing Attorney Northern Virginia Office
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:jwulf@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1996
Education:
  • Duke University, B.A. (with honors), 1993
  • College of William & Mary, J.D., 1996
Born:1971
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Regina Maria Policano
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:gpolicano@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Accountant Malpractice
  • Professional Malpractice
  • Civil Litigation
  • General Liability
  • Property
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1989
Additional Biographical Details:
Office of Staff Counsel, United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1993-2010)
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (with high distinction), 1983
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1989
Born:1961
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Bryan M. Kirchner
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:bkirchner@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
Education:
  • Colgate University, B.A. (with honors), 2001
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Katharina K. Alcorn
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:kalcorn@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2004
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A. (cum laude), 2001
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1979
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Of Counsel
Robert S. Reverski Jr.
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Subrogation
  • Commercial Liability
  • First and Third Party Defense
  • Fraud
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Trucking Law
  • Civil Rights
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1998
  • Maryland, 1999
  • District of Columbia, 1999
  • West Virginia, 2005
Additional Biographical Details:
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Pamela Meade Sargent, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia (1998)
Education:
  • University of Baltimore, B.S. (cum laude), 1992
  • Regent University School of Law, J.D./M.S., 1997
Born:1965
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Sean M. O'Connor
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Georgia, 1998
  • Virginia, 2005
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1991
  • The University of Tulsa College of Law, J.D., 1998
Born:1968
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Kathryn Spruill Lingle
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A., 1988
  • Dickinson School of Law, J.D., 1991
Born:1966
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Michael Spitzer II
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Surety Bonds
  • General Liability
  • Coverage Issues
  • Property
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2004
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.A. (Phi Beta Kappa), 2001
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2004
Born:1978
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Laurence M. Dickinson
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Automobile Liability
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1994
Education:
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 1987
  • Samford University, J.D., 1993
Born:1965
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Associates
Diane U. Montgomery
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Property
  • Environmental Law
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1990
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1990
Born:1963
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Matthew J. Griffin, Managing Attorney Roanoke Office
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:mgriffin@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Civil Litigation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2007
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 2000
  • Thomas Jefferson School of Law, J.D. (cum laude, with general honors), 2007
Born:1978
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Brian J. Rife, Managing Attorney Bristol Office
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:brife@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2003
  • Tennessee, 2004
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A. (Dean's List), 1999
  • The University of Alabama School of Law, J.D., 2003
Born:1977
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Emily S. Kirkpatrick
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2011
Education:
  • Elon University, B.A. (cum laude), 2004
  • College of William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 2011
Born:1982
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Anne L. Rife
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property
  • General Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2002
  • Tennessee, 2009
Education:
  • Vanderbilt University, B.A. (cum laude), 1999
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2002
Born:1977
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Brian C. Groesser, Director, North Carolina Operations
Richmond, VA
E-Mail:bgroesser@midkifflaw.com
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2008
Certifications:
  • Certified District Court Mediator
Education:
  • University of Michigan - Ann Arbor, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2003
  • North Carolina Central University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2008
Born:1981
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David P. Abel
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Property
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
Education:
  • Longwood University, B.A., 1999
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1976
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Dennis B. Cook
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2003
  • District of Columbia, 2005
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 2000
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D., 2003
Born:1977
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William T. Kesler
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Construction Law
  • Subrogation
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2001
Education:
  • The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, B.A., 1998
  • Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2001
Born:1976
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Margo K. Carnahan
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Construction
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Personal Injury Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2009
Education:
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2003
  • Florida State University College of Law, J.D., 2009
Born:1981
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Daniel I. Hall
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Subrogation
  • Property Defense
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Insurance Defense
Admitted
  • Tennessee, 2013
  • Virginia, 2013
Education:
  • The University of Tennessee, B.A. (cum laude), 2010
  • The University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D. (summa cum laude), 2013
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Ian A. Spreat
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2014
Education:
  • Elon University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2009
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2014
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk, Circuit Court of the City of Richmond
Born:1987
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Robert W. Best
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • General Liability
  • Malpractice
  • Construction
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Commercial Litigation
Admitted
  • Texas, 1993
  • Virginia, 2006
Education:
  • Southern Methodist University, B.A., 1990
  • University of Houston Law Center, J.D., 1993
  • U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's School, LL.M., 2003
Born:1968
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John R. Fonda
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • General Liability
  • Construction
  • Property
  • Bad Faith
  • Appellate Practice
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 1987
Education:
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 1984
  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D., 1987
Born:1961
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Casey T. Day
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • North Carolina, 2013
  • Virginia, 2014
Education:
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2010
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, J.D., 2013
Born:1989
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Pietro F. Sanitate
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2015
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 2012
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 2015
Clerkship:
Judicial Law Clerk, Hon. Frederick G. Rockwell, III, Circuit Court for Chesterfield County, Virginia (2015-2016)
Born:1990
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Travis T. Kline
Richmond, VA
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Coverage & Defense
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Property
  • General Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2016
Education:
  • Hood College, B.A. (cum laude), 2013
  • Ohio Northern University, J.D., 2016
Born:1991
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