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John P. Fishwick

  • Attorney and Owner

Contact Info

Practice Areas

  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Car Accident
  • Criminal Law
  • Commercial
  • Civil Rights
  • Consumer Protection
  • Qui Tam
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Education

  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1983
    • Honors: cum laude
  • Harvard College
    • B.A. - 1979

Bar Admission

  • Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1983
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1983
  • United States Supreme Court

Past Positions

  • Hon. James C. Turk, Chief Judge, United States District Court, Western District of Virginia, Law Clerk, 1983 to 1984
  • United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, 2015 to 2017

Professional Associations

  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Master, 2004 - Present
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, Executive Committee (2004 – 2015)
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, President (2011-2013)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Board of Governors (2002-2011)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Commercial Litigation Section (2002-2008)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Chair, Business Litigation Section (2008-2011)
  • Virginia State Bar, Bar Council (2001-2007)
  • Virginia State Bar, Standing Committee Legal Ethics (2003-2007)
  • Virginia State Bar, Member, Board of Governors, Criminal Law Section (2012-2013)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Committee Member, Federal Judgeship, Western District (2008-2013)
  • Roanoke Bar Association Board of Directors, 2019 - Present
  • Chaired, United States Magistrate Selection Committees for Western District of Virginia (1997, 2003, 2011, and 2019)

Honors 

  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 2016 Drum Major for Justice Award (for civil rights work)
  • Selected, Best Lawyers of America, 2005 - 2015, 2019, 2020
  • Progressive Democrats of America, 2011 Leadership & Activism Award (for civil rights work)
  • Selected, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2008-2015, 2019, 2020
  • Selected Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite 2018, 2019, 2020
  • Selected, President's Volunteer Service Award, Bronze, 2018

Pro-Bono Activities

  • Board of Trustees, Taubman Museum of Art, 2017 to Present
  • Board of Directors, Roanoke Higher Education Center Foundation, 2019 to Present
  • Member, Roanoke College Parent Leadership Council, 2019 to Present
  • Volunteer, Virginia Reserve Medical Corps, 2020 to Present