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  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Car Accident
  • Truck Accident
  • Catastrophic Injuries
  • Federal Criminal Law
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  • Zoning
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Rated by Super Lawyers John P. Fishwick, Jr. SuperLawyers.com
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent For Ethical Standards and Legal Ability
2022 Virginia Business Legal Elite
John Fishwick is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who handles challenging cases for individuals throughout Virginia. As a former United States Attorney for the Western District of Virginia, he served as the chief law enforcement officer for the entire western district. Additionally, John has appeared regularly as a legal expert guest on MSNBC; CNN; and Fox Business News, and he has been interviewed and quoted by the New York Times; The Wall Street Journal; and The Washington Post. His extensive case experience affords him the background to discuss a wide variety of legal matters with the American public.

John has successfully tried numerous cases, both in state and federal courts. John's success in federal court, both in his capacity as United States Attorney and as defense counsel, includes an acquittal for a client charged with perjury, and a hung jury in a case where his client was charged with price fixing, which led to all charges being dropped. John has also had great results defending individuals charged in state court, and his successes include the recent acquittal of a physician in a jury trial. In both federal and state courts, John has achieved successful resolutions for his clients.

John has also worked on cases with multiple plaintiffs, and in one such case involving college accreditation, he successfully led the legal team to a 2.4 million dollar settlement. Additionally, he has, on several occasions, represented families, whose child was injured or died as a result of college hazing. His success in representing individuals, who have been injured by the negligence of another, includes a January 2023, 1.2 million settlement that he obtained for clients, injured in a motor vehicle accident.

John has been selected for inclusion in the publications, Best Lawyers in America; Superlawyers; and Virginia Business Legal Elite. He has served, and continues to serve, in a leadership role in a number of legal organizations and is honored to have served, and still serve, on a number of community boards.

  • Hon. James C. Turk (deceased), 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
  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, Lexington, Virginia
    • J.D. – 1983
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Note and Comment Editor, Washington and Lee Law Review
  • Harvard College
    • B.A. – 1979
  • Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • 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 - 2021
  • Chaired, United States Magistrate Selection Committees for Western District of Virginia (1997, 2003, 2011, and 2019)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Member
  • 4th Circuit Judicial Conference, Member
  • Southern Christian Leadership Conference, 2016 Drum Major for Justice Award
  • Selected, Best Lawyers of America, 2005 - 2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Progressive Democrats of America, 2011 Leadership & Activism Award
  • Selected, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2008-2015, 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • Selected Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite 2018, 2019, 2020, 2022
  • Selected, President's Volunteer Service Award, Bronze, 2018, 2020, 2021
  • Selected, Virginia 500 2023 Power List published by Virginia Business Magazine