Attorney Profiles

Ronald W. Denney

Ronald W. Denney

Direct Line:
(540) 946-4413
Facsimile:
(540) 946-4417
Email:
rdenney@fdwdlaw.com

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation with emphasis in Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Contract and Mechanics Lien cases; Criminal Defense; Real Estate; and general practice areas such as Wills/Trusts and Small Businesses

Place of Birth

Madison, Tennessee

Education

Attended David Lipscomb College
Lenoir-Rhyne College (B.A. 1973)
T. C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond (J.D. 1976)

Admitted to Bar

1976, Virginia State Bar
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Affiliations

Other Interests

Biking, whitewater kayaking, rock climbing and travel

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Jeffrey A. Ward

Jeffrey A. Ward

Direct Line:
(540) 946-4408
Facsimile:
(540) 946-4417
Email:
jward@fdwdlaw.com

Practice Areas

Bankruptcy, Estate Planning, Business Law, Real Estate, Civil Practice and Criminal Law

Place of Birth

Harve de Grace, Maryland

Education

Mary Baldwin College (B.A. 1978)
Washington & Lee University (J.D. 1981)

Admitted to Bar

1981

Previous Experience

  • Assistant Commonwealth Attorney, Augusta County (1984-1986)
  • Assistant Public Defender, City of Waynesboro (1986-1988)
  • Assistant Commissioner of Accounts, City of Waynesboro (1999-Present)

Affiliations

Other

Adjunct Professor at Blue Ridge Community College teaching Business Law and other legal courses

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Paul A. Dryer

Paul A. Dryer

Direct Line:
(540) 946-4403
Facsimile:
(540) 946-4417
Email:
pdryer@fdwdlaw.com

Practice Areas

Civil Litigation, Family Law, Adoption Law, Estate Planning and Administration, Bankruptcy, Small Business, Elder Law, Guardian & Conservator, Personal Injury and Creditor’s Rights

Place of Birth

Cadillac, Michigan

Education

Ohio Northern University (B.A. 1995)
University of Toledo (J.D. 1998 Magna Cum Laude)

Admitted to Bar

Previous Experience:

  • Law Clerk for the Hon B. Waugh Crigler, U.S. Magistrate Judge, Charlottesville, Virginia (1998-1999)
  • Business Law instructor at Blue Ridge Community College (2005)

Affiliations

Published Articles

Bennis v. Michigan: Guilty People and Not Property is Still the Focus of Civil Forfeiture Law, 28 U. Tol. L. Rev. 371 (1997)

Reported Cases

  • Cline v. Berg, 273 Va 142; 369 S.E.2d 231 (2007)
  • Batten v. Batten, Record No. 0442-07-3, Court of Appeals of Virginia (September 4, 2007)
  • Lee v. DuPont Community Credit Union, 2012 Bankr. LEXIS 6097 (W.D.Va. Bankr. 2012)
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Stephen K. Strosnider

Stephen K. Strosnider

Direct Line:
(540) 946-4414
Facsimile:
(540) 946-4417
Email:
sstrosnider@fdwdlaw.com

Practice Areas

Appellate Litigation; Bankruptcy; Business Organization and Operation; Civil and Commercial Litigation; Creditor’s Rights; Criminal Defense; Eminent Domain; Estate Planning and Administration; Family Law; Personal Injury; Real Estate.

Stephen Strosnider joined the firm in 2006 as an associate and became a partner in 2010. Involved in all aspects of the firm’s practice areas, his practice often focuses on civil and commercial litigation, creditor’s rights, and business organization and operation. His trial experience enables him to represent clients in a wide variety of matters, including business disputes, non-competes, partition suits, bankruptcy adversary proceedings, and estate litigation. In addition to trial work, Mr. Strosnider is equally comfortable handling appeals and matters before governmental boards.

Mr. Strosnider’s practice is increasingly concentrated on commercial litigation and creditor’s rights.  He represents local and regional financial institutions, as well as individual creditors, in all phases of the collection process from trial to post-judgment executions and representation of creditors in bankruptcy court.

As a certified guardian ad litem for children, Mr. Strosnider is experienced in custody, visitation, and support.  His blend of expertise in civil and family law matters allows him to serve as a guardian in cases such as complex infant settlements and paternity proceedings.

Place of Birth

Prince George County, Virginia

Education

University of Virginia School of Law (J.D., 2005) College of William & Mary (B.A., Government, 2001)

Admitted to Bar

Virginia U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia Case results depend upon a variety of factors unique to each case.  The representative cases and reported decisions described on this page do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future case.

Representative Cases:

  • Successfully represented landowners in a partition suit concerning real estate valued at over $1.3 million, negotiating a settlement for the division of the property.
  • Successfully represented taxpayers against a county Board of Equalization, prevailing at trial on a claim under the Virginia Freedom of Information Act.
  • Successfully represented a commercial lender in a trial regarding loan guarantees, obtaining a judgment of over $240,000.00 for the plaintiff.
  • Successfully represented defendant in litigation involving claims of unjust enrichment and undue influence, prevailing at trial and obtaining a judgment for possession of real estate.

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Previous Experience

  • Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Strosnider clerked for the Hon. Humes J. Franklin, Jr., and the Hon. Thomas. H. Wood of the Twenty-Fifth Judicial Circuit of Virginia
  • During law school, Mr. Strosnider worked in the County Attorney’s Office for Albemarle County and as a research assistant for Professor M. Elizabeth Magill of the Virginia School of Law (now Dean of Stanford Law School)

Personal:

  • Married to Jennifer Strosnider and the proud father of three sons, David, Westly, and Luke
  • Member and deacon, Waynesboro Church of Christ
  • Founding member of Lex United soccer team of the SOCA Adult Premier Division
  • Founding member of Nomads soccer team of the Staunton Adult Recreational League
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