Sponsors and Support

VADA counts on the knowledge, expertise and professionalism of other organizations and businesses to assist it with many of its most important goals and functions. Below are a few of these sponsors and descriptions of the services they offer to law firms and other legal organizations.

Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc.
Contact:
Keith Fichtner
Phone:
800-367-2577
Email:
kfichtner@alpsnet.com
URL:
www.alpsnet.com

Attorneys Liability Protection Society, Inc.

ALPS is your Virginia State Bar's affiliated lawyers professional liability carrier as well as the affiliated carrier for more bar associations nationwide than any other insurance company.

Founded in the mid-1980's, ALPS delivers services and resources that support the legal profession as a whole and works to promote the honor, dignity, and professionalism of lawyers.

Beacon Forensic, P.C.
Contact:
James D. Whelan, P.E
Phone:
804-874-3935
Email:
James.D.Whelan@beaconforensic.com
URL:
www.forensic-engineers.com/

Beacon Forensic, P.C.

Beacon Forensic, P.C., is an engineering firm offering technical investigations, research and engineering analysis. We have worked on domestic and international projects for the top law firms, insurance companies and manufacturers. Our experts are professional engineers that specialize in the following technical disciplines: commercial trucking and vehicle accident reconstruction, mechanical systems failure analysis, three-dimensional data capture and modeling, industrial problem solving and intellectual property. We are experienced in various areas including transportation; construction; industrial equipment; machine guarding; heating, ventilation and air conditioning; plumbing; amusement rides; and consumer goods.

Broughton Associates, Inc
Contact:
H. Gray Broughton
Phone:
800-282-4177
Email:
bai@broughtoninc.com

Broughton Associates, Inc

Founded in 1981, Broughton Associates, Inc. specializes in the job placements of injured persons. H. Gray Broughton, supported by an experienced staff, can analyze and coordinate a case and provide an expert opinion on the person's ability to perform work using their physical limitations, education employment experience and availability of appropriate jobs in a geographical area, as well as any other factors influencing their ability to work.

Gray Broughton is a Certified Case Manager with many years of experience in actually placing injured persons in jobs that are within their physical limitation. He has an extensive background in Vocational Rehabilitation and over 20 years experience.

Each case is handled quickly and efficiently, every file is well documented and testimony is given when needed. He has qualified as an expert witness before many courts in Virginia, North Carolina and the District of Columbia.

CED Investigative Technologies
Contact:
Katrina Krewson
Phone:
800-466-1090
Email:
KKrewson@cedtechnologies.com
URL:
www.cedtechnologies.com

CED Investigative Technologies

CED Investigative Technologies is one of the most respected names in the engineering industry. Providing investigative engineering and accident analysis for some of the top law firms, insurance companies, and manufacturers in the world, we offer expertise in various areas including consumer products, construction, marine, electrical and accident reconstruction.

Crash & Safety Consultants, LLC
Contact:
Kevin Theriault
Phone:
804/822-2609
Email:
Kevin@crashandsafety.com
URL:
www.crashandsafety.com

Crash & Safety Consultants, LLC

Crash & Safety Consultants, LLC (CSC) provides crash reconstruction services with a focus in commercial motor vehicles crashes. CSC does this by collecting the physical evidence, which includes event data retrieval (EDR) from air bag modules, power train control modules, CMV electronic control modules and vehicle control modules. We then perform an analysis of the crash dynamics through the physical evidence and then correlate the imaged information from the vehicle's event data recorder to obtain the "full picture" of the crash, which could possibly include events leading up to the collision. CSC utilizes a state of the art robotic mapping instrument to map the crash site which includes the roadway physical evidence to prepare to scale demonstrative diagrams. CSC performs detailed vehicle exams for a proper analysis and in order to determine if vehicle issues were contributing factors.

CSC's expert testimony has been proven effective in depositions and trials in Virginia and other jurisdictions throughout the United States.

Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc.
Contact:
Jerry Davis, P.E.
Phone:
804/967-9129
Email:
dmme@verizon.net
URL:
www.dmm-engr.com

Davis Materials & Mechanical Engineering, Inc.

Gerald O. Davis, P.E. (Jerry) provides expert witness engineering services to attorneys during all phases of product liability, personal injury and insurance subrogation cases. His specialty knowledge areas - gained over 38 years in a diverse range of organizations - are resolving corrosion, metallurgy and mechanical design problems. The firm supplies thorough, professional materials engineering services and advice to assist the retaining attorney to efficiently win or settle his or her case. Absolute integrity, excellent communications and drilling down to the practical aspects of each disputed issue are the fundamental guidelines for our work. Located in Richmond, Virginia area.

DONAN
Contact:
Devan Whitaker
Phone:
800-482-5611 ext. 2011
Email:
dwhitaker@donan.com
URL:
www.donan.com

DONAN

Donan is a full-service, world class, forensic investigation firm with offices throughout the United States. Our services include forensic engineering, fire investigation, component testing, HVAC investigation, UAV services, and litigation support.

Exponent, Inc.
Contact:
Angela A Meyer, PhD, PE
Phone:
888-656-EXPO (toll-free)
Email:
info@exponent.com
URL:
www.exponent.com

Exponent, Inc.

Exponent (Failure Analysis Associates) is the leading engineering and scientific consulting firm providing solutions to complex problems. We provide expert witness, demonstrative evidence and regulatory support services in the areas of products liability, personal injury, toxic tort/environmental, construction defect/construction delay, food/drug, and IP litigation. Offices in Alexandria, Washington DC and Bowie, MD. 19 offices nationwide.

FORCON International - Virginia
Contact:
Heather Laird
Phone:
804-230-4820
Email:
hlaird@forcon.com
URL:
www.forcon.com

FORCON International - Virginia

FORCON International is a forensic consulting organization providing comprehensive engineering, construction and other consulting and expert witness services to insurance companies, attorneys, and self-insured corporations since 1984.

FORCON has the ability to effectively meet the diverse forensic consulting needs of our clients by providing them with the services of individuals who truly are "experts" in their particular field of expertise. This technical expertise is managed by seasoned professionals with strong administrative and communication skills who understand the need and concern of FORCON's clients.

FORCON provides a broad range of technical expertise in a consistent, responsive, and cost effective manner.

FORENSIC ANALYSIS & ENGINEERING CORPORATION
Contact:
Peter Lendach, National Sales Manager
Phone:
800/224-3595 Cell: 919/609 -1230
Email:
PLendach@Forensic-Analysis.com
URL:
www.FORENSIC-ANALYSIS.COM

FORENSIC ANALYSIS & ENGINEERING CORPORATION

FORENSIC ANALYSIS & ENGINEERING CORPORATION (FAEC) has been "Establishing Why" a given loss has occurred since 1966. As a full spectrum nationwide consulting forensic engineering organization we have served the legal and insurance communities throughout the South for over 32 years. Through our full line of professional forensic and analytical services, Forensic Analysis & Engineering offers you effective evaluation of the technical merits of your case and cost effective and court qualified litigation support of your case efforts. From either our Mid-Atlantic Regional Office in Hampton, VA or our nearby Raleigh, NC engineering branch, our experienced team of qualified forensic experts can respond quickly, efficiently and cost effectively to competently fulfill the technical requirements of your case. Forensic Analysis & Engineering's extensive team of experts offers you the opportunity to save money and your precious time while limiting the chance for disruptive legal and technical challenges. If you would like more information feel free to contact us toll free at 866-388-9334 or visit our website www.FORENSIC-ANALYSIS.COM. Let FAEC be your source for "Establishing Why" for your next case!

Garretson Resolution Group
Contact:
Sara Jolley
Phone:
513-794-0400
Email:
sjolley@garretsongroup.com
URL:
www.garretsongroup.com

Garretson Resolution Group

Founded in 1998, Garretson Resolution Group (GRG) is a high-growth provider of technology-enabled outsourced services to thousands of firms across the country. Our unique understanding and insights around healthcare processes and leading work-flow software help our clients enhance compliance efforts, drive efficiencies and manage the scale and complexities associated with the ever-changing operational and regulatory frameworks regarding healthcare lien resolution and complex settlement administration. GRG works closely with parties in large, complicated matters to bring about creative, multi-threaded solutions that include direct compensation, in-kind relief, and medical monitoring to help parties facilitate their agreed upon settlement objectives and processes.

Through our Complex Settlement Administration segment, we provide end-to-end solutions to navigate the demands of large, highly technical mass tort and class action settlement programs efficiently and cost-effectively. Through our Healthcare Lien Resolution segment, we provide outsourced process services for individual and mass tort legal settlements, aimed at ensuring compliance with governmental and healthcare plan and provider reimbursement and reporting obligations.

Whether we are engaged to provide services in a single event personal injury settlement or as the administrator in a mass tort settlement program, our specialized administrative offerings utilize proven technology and processes to serve all settling parties' interests. GRG's service areas can independently or collectively assist in any settlement.

Integrity Forensics
Contact:
Marjorie Harris
Phone:
804-621-5020
Email:
margie@integrity-forensics.com
URL:
www.integrity-forensics.com

Integrity Forensics

"Where The Evidence Tells The Truth" Integrity Forensics was established in 2012 in an effort to provide unbiased scientific review, examination and expertise in a variety of disciplines within the forensic science arena. These services will be provided by adhering to accreditation standards and commonly accepted practices within the corresponding disciplines. Casework review, analysis, expert testimony and training opportunities are available for the disciplines of bloodstain pattern analysis, crime scenes, latent prints, impressions (footwear/tire tracks), facial/iris analysis, digital evidence recovery, mobile phone analysis, audio analysis, video analysis, image analysis and comparative analysis.

JMW Settlements
Contact:
Bobby Waters
Phone:
800-544-5533
Email:
bobby.waters@jmwsettlements.com
URL:
www.jmwsettlements.com

JMW Settlements

We serve clients in all fifty states, handling the full spectrum of claims including medical malpractice, auto, premises liability, product liability, railroad, aviation, admiralty, employment, workers compensation and environmental liabilities. We offer a wide range of funding vehicles from traditional fixed annuities and government bond trusts to the new equity-based products, maintaining direct relationships with all the major funding sources so that pricing is never an issue for our clients. Our longstanding relationships with trust officers, forensic economists, medical, accounting, tax and legal experts ensure smooth coordination in the establishment of these highly customized settlement solutions.

Juridical Solutions PLC
Contact:
John McGrath
Phone:
540/421-4065
Email:
jmcgrath@juridicalsolutions.com
URL:
www.juridicalsolutions.com

Juridical Solutions PLC

Juridical Solutions PLC provides a broad array of professional, efficient, and prompt Alternate Dispute Resolution services throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. Juridicial Solutions PLC is operated and staffed by retired Circuit Court Judges throughout the state.

The background and training of our panel of Neutrals puts them at the very top of the profession. Our results speak for themselves. We have successfully mediated over 90% of the case we have handled.

For detailed profiles of our Senior Professionals, our competitive Fee Schedules, Forms & Contracts, and further information, please visit our website: www.juridicalsolutions.com

Types of Disputes:

  • Antitrust/Trade Regulation
  • Intellectual Property
  • Business & Commercial
  • Labor Employment
  • Mass Torts & Multi-District Litigation
  • Real Estate/Land Use
  • Construction
  • Personal Injury
  • Educational Institutions
  • Premises Liability
  • Environmental Law
  • Product Liability
  • Health Care
  • Professional Malpractice

Marshall Investigative Group
Contact:
Thom Kramer
Phone:
(847) 993-2035
Email:
tkramer@mi-pi.com
URL:
www.mi-pi.com

Marshall Investigative Group

Marshall Investigative Group is a recognized leader in fraud investigations throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. Our customized investigative services utilize the latest technologies to provide our clients with the most comprehensive solutions in the industry. The agents at Marshall Investigative Group continue to save our clients millions every year by engaging in strong investigative techniques that determine the merit of a claim. Specializing in Insurance, Legal, Enterprise, Financial and Internet Investigations, we strive to go beyond our customers' expectations. We ensure the highest level of confidentiality and pride ourselves in having the finest talent in the industry. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with regional offices in North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado, Arizona, Virginia and New York, Marshall Investigative Group ensures results anytime, anywhere.

Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP
Contact:
Dave Elmore
Phone:
703-796-2200
Email:
delmore@mdd.com
URL:
mdd.com

Matson Driscoll & Damico LLP

With 42 offices on 4 continents, MDD is the world's premier forensic accounting firm. We regularly provide litigation services and expert witness testimony in courts, arbitrations and mediations around the world.

Our expertise covers matters related to Lost Profits, Business Valuations, Shareholder Disputes, Intellectual Property, Personal Injury, Construction, Divorce and Fraud.

Find out why MDD is the choice of both plaintiff and defense counsel in the United States and beyond by contacting any one of our offices or by visiting us at mdd.com.

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Ins. Co.
Contact:
Kay Kenny / Joyvan Malbon
Phone:
(800) 422-1370, Kay: ext. 4367 / Joyvan: ext. 4364
Email:
kkenny@mlmins.com / jmalbon@mlmins.com
URL:
www.mlmins.com

Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Ins. Co.

As a direct writer of professional liability insurance, Minnesota Lawyers Mutual Insurance Company, (MLM) is committed to providing stable malpractice coverage and practice management services to the Virginia legal community. MLM's Defense Program offers an enhanced lawyers' professional liability policy specially designed and rated for defense firms including preferred pricing and individual premium discounts for members of the VADA.

Mode5
Contact:
Christina Rogers
Phone:
757-628-8324
Email:
crogers@mode5.com
URL:
www.mode5.com

Mode5

Previously known as Ghent Computer. Working at 15 years in the making, we are proud to service business all over Hampton Roads and nearby areas, with the BEST in Managed IT and Cloud Hosting. Mode5 is Your Network Evolved.

Pearl Insurance
Contact:
Amy Marks
Phone:
800/364-9691
Email:
Amy.marks@pearlinsurance.com
URL:
www.pearlinsurance.com

Pearl Insurance

Pearl Insurance is the exclusive state administrator of CNA's Lawyers Professional Liability Insurance in Virginia. Featuring 24/7 online access, extensive risk control tools and services, and specialized claims handling by an award-winning staff, Pearl and CNA - the largest writer of legal malpractice coverage in the nation - have partnered to provide one of the broadest, most reliable programs in the market for nearly 50 consecutive years. Visit www.pearlinsurance.com/lpl for more information and to request a quick premium estimate. No Obligation. No Registration. No Kidding!

Planet Depos, LLC
Contact:
JJ Rochefort
Phone:
888-433-3767
Email:
jj.rochefort@planetdepos.com
URL:
www.planetdepos.com

Planet Depos, LLC

Planet Depos, LLC is a global court reporting company, providing best-in-class court reporting, videography, videoconferencing, interpretation, and trial support services throughout the United States and abroad. The Company is headquartered in Washington, DC with 60+ offices around the globe. As a forward-thinking company, we are conversant with the latest technologies and work closely with clients to implement case-winning tools, including streaming text and video, realtime to iPads, mobile videoconferencing, and digital deposition exhibits.

At Planet Depos we are passionate about what we do, we challenge the status quo and exceed the boundaries of our clients' expectations. We work only with the most elite professionals and handle all the heavy lifting for our clients, without disappointment or unpleasant surprises.

Planet Depos has extensive experience in the management of cases of all size, including state, Federal, ITC, and multi-district litigation and is the only court reporting company that provides its services throughout the U.S. and Asia with no travel expenses. Our secure, complimentary and searchable web repository provides anytime/anywhere access to transcripts and exhibits.

With 24/7/365 live customer service and technology support, a client's emergency becomes our emergency, whether it's in Washington, DC, or in any other city around the world. No matter what you need or when you need it, the team at Planet Depos Will Make It Happen for you.

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting
Contact:
Patrick Siewart
Phone:
804-588-9877
Email:
ProDigitalConsulting@gmail.com
URL:
www.prodigital4n6.com

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting

Pro Digital Forensic Consulting is a full-service forensic data acquisition, analysis, reporting and expert witness service for litigators & their clients, corporations & professional investigators. Pro Digital specializes in cases where evidence may be stored and recovered on computers, cell phones, tablets and stand-alone GPS units. Additionally, Pro Digital offers specialized investigative services such as cellular call detail record analysis & mapping as well as technology-facilitated and online investigations.

Pro Digital brings 15 years of law enforcement experience highlighted by precedent-setting work in technology-facilitated criminal investigations in Virginia and beyond. They offer court-certified expert witness in computer/digital forensics, cell phone forensics, cellular call detail record analysis and online undercover investigation.

QED Investigations
Contact:
Bob Stoneman, Principal/General Manager
Phone:
804-746-1621
Email:
bstoneman@qedinvestigations.com
URL:
www.qedinvestigations.com

QED Investigations

For over ten years, QED Investigations (formerly L&W Investigations) has been the premier provider of investigative services to law firms, self-insured's and the insurance defense industry. Whether it is surveillance, scene investigations, or locates, our experienced investigators know how to bring back the truth. We combine this with unsurpassed communications that keeps our clients informed and engaged all along the way. We bring state of the art techniques and equipment to the art of surveillance and combine it with detailed background investigations and pre-surveillance checks to deliver the definitive evidence. We look forward to supporting your needs and the needs of your clients.

Please contact us for client testimonials and sample reports.

RTI Forensics
Contact:
Ted Dunlap
Phone:
866-327-1165
Email:
ted.dunlap@rtiforensics.com
URL:
www.rtiforensics.com

RTI Forensics

RTI is an established forensic engineering and scientific consultancy headquartered in the Mid-Atlantic. Long known for our ability to conduct objective investigations in high profile matters as an independent third party, RTI provides practical solutions to public and private sector clients alike. RTI's forensic engineering services respond to property, casualty, product liability, wrongful death, fire science, explosion, subrogation, patent, and intellectual property issues to name a few. In addition, RTI has a considerable background in high-risk industries such as transportation as well as gas and electric utilities. A continuation of the forensic engineering practice of FTI Consulting, Inc., RTI's origins date back to 1975. Today, RTI offers your clients access to over four hundred highly skilled experts as well as the services of our cutting-edge imaging science department to create compelling technical graphics and simulations. Our accredited testing laboratory offers materials and product testing in accordance with industry standards such as ASTM, ASME, and MIL. The result is an established accident, failure investigation and technical consultancy serving the legal and insurance markets. With RTI's experience providing technical analysis, investigating accidents and failures, and clearly explaining what happened while serving as expert witnesses, RTI is well positioned to provide assistance to you and your clients.

SEA, Ltd.
Contact:
Nathan Pascal
Phone:
800-635-9507
Email:
npascal@SEAlimited.com
URL:
www.SEALimited.com

SEA, Ltd.

SEA Limited is a multi-disciplined engineering and fire investigation company specializing in failure analysis. SEA also conducts environmental and industrial hygiene analysis. We offer a complete investigative service, which includes mechanical, electrical, metallurgical and civil engineering plus fire investigation, environmental and work place safety analysis, and a fully equipped chemical testing laboratory. Our full-time staffs of investigators, engineers, and chemists are licensed/registered professionals and are court-qualified experts in their respective fields. These disciplines combined with our information researcher and technical support group interact to provide a thorough and independent analysis that will support any subsequent litigation.

SunTrust
Contact:
Wendy F. Inge, Esq.
Phone:
804-782-5103
Email:
Wendy.F.Inge@SunTrust.com
URL:
www.suntrust.com

SunTrust

Work with a dedicated team of professionals who understand you, your business and your challenges. As a legal professional, your schedule is demanding. At SunTrust we understand that your time is limited. That's why our Client Advisors make themselves available to you at your convenience and at your choice of location - home or office. For more than 100 years, SunTrust has been a leader in providing financial services to the legal community. We understand the complex financial needs of attorneys and their practices. Working with your SunTrust Client Advisor, you'll have access to a customized, comprehensive set of financial products and services delivered by an incredible depth of human resources; the kind of resources that can manage across the financial disciplines of banking, brokerage1, trust and more. Our Legal Specialty Group is focused on meeting the unique financial needs of attorneys and their firms.

Superior Document Services
Contact:
Renee Coiner Covington
Phone:
804-357-9596
Email:
renee@sdsdiscovery.com
URL:
www.sdsdiscovery.com

Superior Document Services

Founded in 1998 with a single focus - to provide high quality and highly personal reprographic services to Richmond, Virginia's legal industry, Superior Document Services and SDS Discovery ("SDS") has evolved into the largest full-service eDiscovery and litigation support provider in Southeastern Virginia. Our clients include not only Fortune 500 companies, but some of the world's leading legal, accounting, and consulting firms. SDS provides electronic litigation services not only to local Virginia law firms but also provides these services to law firms across the country. By successfully combining state-of-the-art innovative technologies with a detail-oriented personal commitment Superior has sharply expanded its industry focus without losing the personal touch.

Superior Document Services has been a market leader in providing electronic and digital document management solutions to our clients since 2000. SDS has invested in experienced managers, technical staff, personnel, equipment and software to provide a wide range of services and solutions to our clients. SDS continues to research and test leading edge software products to ensure we are always using the most current and effective technology tools to meet our clients' needs.

The McCammon Group
Contact:
Rich Huffman
Phone:
888-343-0922
Email:
info@mccammongroup.com
URL:
www.mccammongroup.com

The McCammon Group

The McCammon Group is committed to the proposition that mediation, arbitration, judge pro tempore, and special master services provide the individual, as well as public and private entities, with many substantial benefits. By recruiting only the top professionals and enhancing their skills even more with rigorous training, we provide you with the quality you want, the results you need, and the value you demand. Comprised of retired judges and prominent attorneys located throughout Virginia, DC, and Maryland, we handle civil cases ranging from personal injury, intellectual property, family law, complex commercial matters and everything in between. Our tiered Fee Schedule is designed to make high quality dispute resolution services cost-effective for cases of all size and complexity. For all of your dispute resolution needs, we stand ready to assist you.

Trial Exhibits, Inc.
Contact:
Lilly Snyder
Phone:
(804) 351-5338
Email:
lsnyder@trialex.com
URL:
www.trialex.com

Trial Exhibits, Inc.

Trial Exhibits is a full-service litigation support and trial presentation company with offices in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver, Miami, Orlando, Richmond, Seattle, and Tampa. We have been providing litigation presentation services and demonstrative evidence to corporations and law firms throughout the United States for over 28 years. Our services include: Jury Consulting, Mock Trials, Focus Groups, Medical Legal Illustrations and Animations, Trial Graphics and Exhibits, Graphic Design, 2D Animation, 3D Animation, Settlement Video, Day in the Life Video, Presentation Development and Creation, Presentation Equipment Rental, War Room Set-up, and Trial Presentation Operation. The key to our success is a combination of experienced staff, quality workmanship, and deadline management at a reasonable price.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly
Contact:
Paul Fletcher
Phone:
(800) 456-5297
Email:
Paul.fletcher@valawyersmedia.com
URL:
www.valawyersweekly.com

Virginia Lawyers Weekly

Virginia Lawyers Weekly is the commonwealth's top source of legal information for practicing attorneys, providing a traditional weekly newspaper with innovative Internet benefits, e-mail services and web-based reporting.

Each week, Lawyers Weekly publishes timely digests of decisions from Virginia's state and federal courts, verdict and settlement reports and other news vital to lawyers in firms of all sizes.

Virginia Lawyers Weekly also maintains its own website, www.valawyersweekly.com, containing subscriber-only benefits such as E-Mail Alerts, Judicial Profiles and a Searchable Archive, featuring all material published since 1993.