Federal and State Court Litigation

Being involved in a lawsuit is stressful, even if you are the plaintiff. For the nonlawyer, there are many pitfalls. Making just one mistake can cost you dearly. Let a trial attorney in Roanoke help you. 

Ashton Law Office, PLLC brings more than a decade of trial experience to the table, trying cases before judges and juries in every corner of the Commonwealth. Whether your case involves divorce, custody, support, protective orders, business law, contracts, intellectual property, constitutional law, civil rights, municipal law, personal injury, bankruptcy, or government contracts, we can help put you in the best position possible. Utilizing trial skills learned at the National Trial Advocacy College, and honed through near-daily use on behalf of hundreds of clients throughout state and federal courts in Virginia, Ashton Law Office, PLLC has the experience you need to come out ahead in litigation in Roanoke and the surrounding areas.

Thomas W. Ashton, Esq. is admitted to practice in the following courts:

Fourth Circuit United States Court of Appeals

United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia

United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

All Virginia State Courts (including Supreme Court of Virginia, Court of Appeals of Virginia, Circuit Courts, General District Courts, and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts)

Notable opinions:



Collins v. Solomon, 500 B.R. 747 (2013)

Wiencko v. Takayama, 62 Va. App. 217, 745 S.E.2d 169 (2013)


Smith v. Ray, et al., 4th Cir. Ct. App. UNP (2011) Case No. 09-1518

Rush v. Commonwealth, 2014 Va. App. UNP (June 10, 2014) Record No. 1748-13-4

Garner v. Ruckman, 2011 Va. App. UNP (2011)

Wise v. Velazquez, 2008 Va. App. UNP (2008) Record No. 3094-07-2

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