David N. Anthony, Troutman Sanders LLP / Richmond
David N. Anthony is an experienced trial attorney with a concentration in consumer credit, privacy, financial institutions, and business disputes, including class actions. He has developed an expertise in federal court litigation. He has commercial litigation experience as lead counsel in 150+ cases in United States District Courts, particularly in the Eastern District of Virginia, in wide variety of claims based upon the United States Constitution, federal statutes, or diversity jurisdiction. Mr. Anthony represents businesses and individuals in hundreds of disputes involving a wide range of commercial issues, including abstention, abuse of process, assault and battery, attorney-client privilege, attorney’s fees, bad faith claims, business torts, civil conspiracy, contracts, contribution, defamation, federal court removal, fraud and misrepresentation, fiduciary duties, indemnity, infliction of emotional distress, insurance, invasion of privacy, legal malpractice, liquidated damages, malicious prosecution, negligence, personal injury, preemption, products liability, punitive damages, real property, shareholder rights, slander, tortious interference and trusts and estates. He regularly participates in all phases of alternative dispute resolution before the American Arbitration Association and other groups, including the mediation and arbitration of disputes.
Hon. John A. Gibney, Jr., District Judge, U.S. District Court E.D. / Richmond
Judge Gibney, originally from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, B.A. with Honors in English at the College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, and law school at The University of Virginia, Charlottesville. His major area of responsibility is in litigation in both state and federal courts. Counsels and represents corporate, governmental, and individual clients in all types of matters, including tort, land use, commercial, corporate, civil rights, construction, criminal, employment, and government matters. He is currently a shareholder in ThomasonMcMullan, PC in Richmond.
Hon. Clifford R. Weckstein, Circuit Court for the City of Roanoke / Roanoke
Judge Clifford R. Weckstein has been a judge of the 23rd Judicial Circuit of Virginia (a general jurisdiction trial judge) for some 20 years. A faculty member of the National Trial Advocacy College since 1988, Judge Weckstein participates from beginning to end of the course, working with small groups of enrollees, assisting with demonstrations, and judging final trials. He has been a recipient of the University of Virginia School of Law's William J. Brennan, Jr. Award. Judge Weckstein is an active legal and judicial education lecturer and writer. He regularly speaks to lawyers about trial advocacy and the art of persuasion, professionalism, and the law of evidence; his judicial education topics include opinion writing, expert witnesses, settlement conferences, trial of capital cases, and technology and the trial court. He was a multi-term chairman of Judicial Education Committee of the Judicial Conference of Virginia, and a member of the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Faculty and Standing Committee on Professionalism. He is in his third term as chairman of the Judicial Conference's Technology Committee (having been selected by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia as the first, and so far the only, chairman of that committee), and is a member of the State Bar's Special Committee on Technology, and the Technology Task Force of the Commission on Virginia's Courts in the 21 st Century. Judge Weckstein had an active trial and appellate practice (civil and criminal, state and federal) in Roanoke, Virginia, was the Roanoke Valley Legal Secretaries Association “Boss of the Year,” in 1983, and is a former or present member of numerous professional organizations, sections, and boards. He was educated at the University of Virginia and the Marshall-Wythe School of Law of the College of William and Mary.