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Author Archives: Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Error during surgery damaged woman’s pancreas – $903,950.60 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff was a 61-year-old woman who was diagnosed with a biliary stone. To remove the stone, she underwent an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography, or ERCP. In that procedure, the physician places an endoscope, through which he can see the inside ...

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Driver hurt back in collision with tractor-trailer – $950,000 Settlement (access required)

Plaintiff was traveling in his mini-van in the far right lane on Chamberlayne Ave. in Richmond.  As he approached the intersection of Chamberlayne and School St., he noticed a tractor-trailer three lanes over stationary in the left-hand turning lane. The ...

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Michael Morchower (access required)

Retired Richmond lawyer Michael Morchower died June 9 at a Northern Neck nursing home. He was 79. Born in New Jersey, Mr. Morchower moved to Virginia to attend the University of Richmond on a basketball scholarship. He graduated in 1962 ...

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Barry L. Proctor (access required)

Abingdon lawyer Barry Lynn Proctor passed away in his sleep on June 12. He was 68. Mr. Proctor graduated from Virginia Tech in 1973 and the University of Richmond law school in 1976. He met Anne, his wife of 38 ...

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Linda F. Steele (access required)

Former Roanoke and New York attorney Linda Frances Steele of Catawba died June 12. She was 69. She was a graduate of North Cross School, Harvard University and the University of Virginia law school. She practiced law in Roanoke and ...

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Henry Lee Carter (access required)

Orange attorney Henry Lee Carter died at his home May 31. He was 83. Mr. Carter was born in Washington, D.C. He attended Episcopal High School, the University of Virginia and the Washington & Lee University law school. He practiced ...

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Evans B. Brasfield (access required)

Evans Booker Brasfield, a Richmond attorney and a past president of the Virginia Bar Association, died on May 30. He was 86. Mr. Brasfield was raised in Petersburg and attended Petersburg Public Schools through the eighth grade, after which he ...

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Richard W. Davis (access required)

Radford attorney and former judge Richard Waters “Dick” Davis passed away in his sleep in Radford on June 2. He was 87. Raised in Rocky Mount, Mr. Davis attended Hampden-Sydney College and graduated from Centre College in 1952. He enlisted ...

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Jerry R. Tiller (access required)

Retired Russell County attorney Jerry R. Tiller of Castlewood died April 23. He was 80. A native of Hurley, Mr. Tiller was raised in Wise County. He attended Lincoln Memorial University, Clinch Valley College and the Cordell-Hull School of Law. ...

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