Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore is pleased to announce that attorneys Travis J. Graham, Maxwell H. Wiegard, and Spencer M. Wiegard have been named partners with the Roanoke, Va. –based law firm.
"Travis, Max, and Spencer are impressive personally and professionally," said G. Michael Pace, Jr., Managing Partner of Gentry Locke Rakes & Moore. "Each has demonstrated an outstanding work ethic and dedication to our clients. Their contributions continue to be a tremendous asset to both Gentry Locke and the clients we serve."
Travis Graham joined Gentry Locke's Commercial Litigation group after having previously practiced for a number of years in Tennessee. He represents parties in the state and federal courts of Tennessee and Virginia. His practice focuses on trust and estate litigation, products liability, medical malpractice claims, and general commercial disputes. Travis is a frequent consultant, writer, and lecturer on issues of civil procedure.
Travis received his undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech, and graduated from The University of Tennessee College of Law in 1998 as the class valedictorian. Following law school, he served as law clerk to Senior United States District Judge Glen M. Williams in Abingdon, Virginia. Travis also served as an adjunct professor of law at The University of Tennessee.
Max Wiegard represents corporations and individual clients in environmental, real estate and land use litigation, commercial transactions, and zoning matters.
Max serves on the Executive Council of the Real Estate Section of The Virginia Bar Association, is Chair of the VBA's Young Lawyers Division Roanoke Mentorship Program, and volunteers with the Blue Ridge Legal Services Pro Bono Hotline. He is currently a participant in the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce's 2011 Leadership Roanoke Valley program.
Max is also a member of the District of Columbia Bar and the Maryland State Bar. Other memberships include the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, The Virginia Bar Association, Roanoke Bar Association, and the American Bar Association.
Max earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary's Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2004 and received a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2001.
Spencer Wiegard primarily represents clients in the construction industry. He assists clients with drafting and negotiating contracts and agreements, mediation and litigation, and in complex mechanic's lien cases. Spencer represented a major steel fabricator in contract negotiations for the World Trade Center/Freedom Tower project in New York City. A portion of his practice also involves representing firearm retailers and counseling clients in creating firearms carry policies.
Spencer was designated a 2010 Super Lawyers® Rising Star in Construction Litigation. For several years has served as a statewide coordinator for Pro Bono hotlines for The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division. Spencer has served on the Board of Directors of the Military Family Support Centers since 2006, is an Associate Member of Associated General Contractors, an Executive Committee member of the Associated General Contractors (Roanoke Division), and is a member of the William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review.
Spencer earned his law degree from the College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law in 2004, and a B.A. from the University of Virginia in 2001.
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