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Retired Winchester attorney Thomas V. Monahan, past president of both the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, died Nov. 13 at his home. He was 75. Mr. Monahan, a civil-law attorney and a founding partner of Hall, ...

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Robert B. Lambeth (access required)

Robert Bolling Lambeth, a longtime Bedford attorney and civic leader, died Oct. 17. He was 84. Mr. Lambeth practiced law in Bedford for 59 years and served as Bedford County Commonwealth’s Attorney from 1948 to 1951. He was also a ...

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Carol A. Knitter, 38 (access required)

Carol Ann Knitter, an attorney with the Harrisonburg law firm of Clark and Bradshaw, died June 1 at her home. She was 38. Mrs. Knitter had previously worked at the Harrisonburg firm of Wharton, Aldhizer & Weaver and the Roanoke ...

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Alfred Avins, 64 (access required)

Alfred Avins, a legal scholar, founder of two law schools and author of 80 law review articles and four books, died May 24 in Suburban Hospital in Bethesda, Md., of pneumonia resulting from complications that began with surgery to remove ...

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John L. Hart, 79 (access required)

John L. Hart, long-time Roanoke lawyer and former board chairman of SWVA Bancshares, died April 29 of cancer. He was 79. Mr. Hart had been a lawyer in Roanoke for 50 years and was chairman of SWVA Bancshares, the holding ...

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A. Willard Lester Jr., 49 (access required)

Former Wythe County prosecutor A. Willard Lester Jr. died May 10 of a single gunshot wound at his home in Wytheville. He was 49. Mr. Lester served as Wythe County’s assistant commonwealth’s attorney and county attorney. He also worked as ...

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