A. William Charters

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Mr. Charters' practice as a high profile litigator with one of the largest professional liability defense firms in the Commonwealth of Virginia underscores the tremendous experience he brought to the firm when he joined as a Shareholder in 2003. As an active duty Major in the United States Army from 1980-1991, Mr. Charters gained invaluable experience in health care litigation in positions he held throughout the United States, including the Pentagon, Fort Bliss and the United States Military Academy. In both Virginia and northeastern North Carolina, the focus of Mr. Charters practice is in the areas of Professional Liability Defense, Workers' Compensation, Real Estate, Products Liability and Complex Litigation. He is a frequent lecturer to health care providers on the topics of health care and medical malpractice defense.

Areas of Practice (6)

  • Medical Malpractice Defense
  • Products Liability
  • Drugs and Medical Devices Product Liability
  • Workers Compensation
  • Medical Staff Credentialing
  • Military Law

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
757-337-6127  Phone
(757) 625-1400  Phone
University Attended:
Dartmouth College, A.B., cum laude, with high distinction, 1976; Georgetown University, M.L.T., Federal Taxation, 1987
Law School Attended:
Syracuse University, J.D., 1979; The Judge Advocate General School Army, LL.M., 1987
Year of First Admission:
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, U.S. District Court, Middle District of North Carolina, U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit and U.S. Court of the Armed Forces; 1995, North Carolina; 1991, Virginia; 1980, New York
Norfolk and Portsmouth, Virginia and North Carolina Bar Associations; Virginia State Bar; North Carolina State Bar; Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
Major, U.S. Army, 1980-1990
Birth Information:
Syracuse, New York, July 7, 1954
Payment Information:
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover and Other
  • Fixed Hourly Rates
  • Fixed Fees Available

Peer Reviews

4.7/5.0 (22 reviews)
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Norfolk, Virginia

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