Our Attorneys



Collison “Chip” F. Royer’s focus is on providing effective, efficient and responsive counsel to his clients. He specializes in real estate (including residential development, leasing, construction, commercial/industrial land acquisition… Read More

Pete Caramanis has been practicing law in Charlottesville for over 20 years. He represents individuals and businesses in courts and before governmental bodies throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia…. Read More

Jessica Phillips specializes in criminal defense and civil litigation. She represents clients charged with misdemeanors and felonies of all types, including DUIs and other traffic-related offenses. She has extensive… Read More

Ernie was born and raised in Palo Alto, California.   Upon graduation from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, in 1987, he was commissioned in the U.S. Marine Corps…. Read More

Russell Kruse has been practicing law in Virginia for nearly 10 years and represents individuals and businesses throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. During this time, he practiced in both… Read More

Shannon represents individuals in consumer bankruptcy and bankruptcy-related matters throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia and undertakes a limited number of cases on behalf of creditors in consumer bankruptcy cases…. Read More

Shellie Taylor joined the firm as an associate in January of 2015. Her areas of practice include business, real estate, civil litigation, family law, and criminal defense. Shellie earned… Read More

Taylor moved to Charlottesville in 2013 upon graduating from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law. He is originally from Louisiana where he received his B.A. from Tulane University…. Read More

Samantha Ricci joined the firm as an associate in May of 2017. Her areas of practice include real estate, business, and banking. Sam is originally from Pennsylvania and graduated… Read More