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Frith Anderson & Peake, P.C.
29 Franklin Road, SW
Roanoke, Virginia 24011Locate in Google Maps
Telephone: 540-772-4600
Fax: 540-772-9167
E-Mail: info@faplawfirm.com
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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1240, Roanoke, VA 24006
Established: 1997

Practice Areas
  • Business Law
  • Corporate Law
  • Commercial Law
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Automobile
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Toxic Torts
  • Subrogation
  • Health Care
  • Employment Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Defense
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Appellate Practice
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Liability
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Insurance Agents
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Investigation and Adjustment
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About Us
Frith Anderson & Peake, P.C., specializes in handling a wide range of litigation matters for businesses and individuals throughout Western Virginia, including trial practice in federal and state courts and agencies. The firm has invested heavily in technology to provide the highest level of legal representation in the most cost effective manner. The firm encourages continuing professional development and all attorneys participate in continuing legal education seminars, professional association activities and civic affairs.
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Client Information
Insurance Clients
Auto-Owners Insurance CompanyCincinnati Insurance Company
CNA Insurance CompaniesCommonwealth of Virginia, Division of Risk Management
Farmers Insurance GroupFirstComp Insurance Company
Hudson Insurance CompanyLiberty Mutual Insurance Company
The Medical Protective CompanyProAssurance Company
Progressive Insurance CompanyRockingham Group
Sedgwick Claims Management Services, Inc.Specialty Risk Services, Inc. (SRS)
VACoGSIA
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Personnel Information
Principals
Linda D. Frith
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3360
E-Mail:lfrith@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Corporate Law
  • Subrogation
  • Civil Litigation
  • Workers' Compensation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1982
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1990
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • American Board of Trial Advocates
Education:
  • College of William & Mary, B.B.A., 1979
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1982
Born:1957
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Phillip V. Anderson
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3361
E-Mail:panderson@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Insurance Fraud
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Insurance Agents
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Construction Defect
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
  • Supreme Court of Virginia
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1980
  • University of Virginia, J.D., 1984
Clerkship:
Law Clerk to the Honorable Jackson L. Kiser, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Born:1958
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Walter H. Peake, III
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3362
E-Mail:wpeake@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Health Care
  • Insurance Defense
  • Administrative Law
  • Professional Liability
  • Regulatory and Compliance
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1986
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1986
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Roanoke Claims Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, B.A., 1980
  • George Mason University, J.D., 1986
Born:1958
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John C. Johnson
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3363
E-Mail:jjohnson@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Health Care
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1991
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1992
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute
Education:
  • Virginia Military Institute, B.A., 1987
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1991
Born:1964
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Katherine C. Londos
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3367
E-Mail:klondos@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Product Liability
  • Employment Law
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Connecticut, 1993
  • Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1993
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1994
Memberships:
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Education:
  • Denison University, B.A. (magna cum laude), 1990
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 1993
Born:1968
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Sean C. Workowski
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3368
E-Mail:sworkowski@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Insurance Defense
  • Health Care
Admitted
  • Virginia, 1993
  • West Virginia, 2001
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • The Citadel, B.A., 1990
  • Washington and Lee University, J.D., 1993
Born:1968
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Timothy J. Mattson
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3366
E-Mail:tmattson@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Governmental Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2005
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2009
Memberships:
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
Education:
  • Grove City College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2002
  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 2005
Born:1979
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Matthew E. Kelley
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3364
E-Mail:mkelley@faplawfirm.com
Practice Areas
  • General Defense
  • Complex Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Intellectual Property
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2004
  • District of Columbia, 2005
  • U.S. Patent, 2004
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2009
Memberships:
  • American, Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
Education:
  • University of Virginia, B.A., 1999
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 2004
  • Johns Hopkins University, M.S., 2008
Born:1976
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Macel H. Janoschka
Roanoke, VA
Practice Areas
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Insurance Agents
  • Errors and Omissions
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Transportation
  • Construction Litigation
  • Subrogation
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Fraud
  • Contracts
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Governmental Defense
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2006
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2008
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 2010
Education:
  • Virginia Tech, B.A., 2003
  • University of South Carolina School of Law, J.D., 2006
Born:1981
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Associates
Julie V. Andrews
Roanoke, VA
Practice Areas
  • Civil Litigation
  • Professional Liability
  • Automobile Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Premises Liability
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Property and Casualty
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 2012
Memberships:
  • Virginia State Bar (Young Lawyers' Conference)
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.A. (cum laude), 2008
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude), 2011
Born:1986
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Andrew S. Gerrish
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3370
Practice Areas
  • Architects and Engineers
  • Automobile Litigation
  • Construction
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2012
Education:
  • Washington and Lee University, B.S. (magna cum laude), 2009
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D. (magna cum laude, Order of the Coif), 2012
Clerkship:
Law Clerk for First Judicial Circuit and Twenty-Third Judicial Circuit of Virginia
Born:1987
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Nathan H. Schnetzler
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3371
Years of Experience:5
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Coverage Litigation
  • Legal Malpractice
  • Local Government Defense
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Premises Liability
  • Product Liability
  • Professional Liability
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2013
Memberships:
  • Virginia and Roanoke Bar Associations
Education:
  • Hampden-Sydney College, B.A. (magna cum laude, with honors), 2007
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, J.D., 2013
Clerkship:
Law Clerk, Hon. Michael F. Urbanski
Born:1985
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Daniel H. Smith
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3369
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Commercial General Liability
  • Complex Litigation
  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Long-Term Care
  • Premises Liability
  • Professional Liability
  • Subrogation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2016
Memberships:
  • American and Virginia Bar Associations
Publications:
  • Author: "Subjective Falsity Under Section 11 of the Securities Act: Protecting Statements of Opinion," 6 U. P.R. Bus. L.J. 115, 2015 and 4 Bocconi Legal Papers 141, 2014
Education:
  • University of North Carolina, B.A., 2005
  • George Mason University School of Law, J.D. (cum laude), 2015
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Katie M. DeCoster
Roanoke, VA
Telephone:540-725-3378
Practice Areas
  • Automobile Liability
  • Construction Liability
  • Coverage Analysis
  • Coverage Opinions
  • Declaratory Judgments
  • Premises Liability
  • Subrogation
  • Transportation
Admitted
  • Virginia, 2011
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Education:
  • Roanoke College, B.A. (magna cum laude), 2008
  • West Virginia University College of Law, J.D., 2011
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(This firm also appears in the Subrogation, Investigation and Adjustment section of this publication)