If you have been injured in an accident a great deal is at stake. You are hurt, you may or may not get better; your job is on the line if you can't work; your medical bills will climb to levels that may bankrupt you. If you are lucky enough to survive a car accident, or other injury due to another's negligence, it doesn't mean that your life will remain intact.
Larry W. Lockwood, Jr. of the Hunter law was helping injured people before he was even a lawyer. While a paralegal in a very reputable personal injury firm in Roanoke, Virginia, Larry realized his personal need to be on the pointy edge of the sword of justice. So, with his wife and new daughter in tow, he packed up for William and Mary Law School. While in law school, working part time for a law firm to make ends meet, he discovered hundreds of railroad workers exposed to toxic waste on the job who suffered brain injury. He went to his lawyer bosses and said "give me the tools and I will get these people justice" and he did. Larry spent what spare time he had while finishing law school, traveling the East Coast, meeting with injured workers, their doctors, and other leading experts in their field, and many sleepless nights in the library at Eastern Virginia Medical School. The brain injury cases were filed before Larry even had his law license, but the first one set for trial was two weeks after he did and he was lead counsel (which settled on his terms after the first day of trial.) The defendant geared up for the next, and he was lead counsel against three law firms hired by CSX only nine months after Larry graduated from law school. The result; Larry won the largest verdict in the history of the law under which the lawsuit was brought. Larry won many other verdicts, for brain, neurological and other injuries; in states along the East Coast from Ohio through Florida. He likes to say he was "like Erin Brockovich, but without the good looks and charming personality."
Larry was the youngest lawyer to be admitted to the select Million/Multimillion Dollar Advocates forum.
Larry handles big cases and small. Each client of Larry's gets personal attention directly from him, and his experienced staff. To each client he brings the same lifelong passion for justice.
Born the son of an U.S. Navy Chief, Larry spent the early years of his life on various naval bases at home and abroad. When his father retired, his family settled on a farm in Stafford County, Virginia. Larry grew up riding horses (sometimes in competitions) and helping around the farm. He attended Mary Washington College, obtaining two degrees; one in Foreign Relations, and another in Political Science. For two years Larry worked for a personal injury law firm in Roanoke, Virginia, then attended William and Mary Law School. He is the father of two wonderful children, a boy age 18, and a girl age 23. Now, he spends most of his time restoring the 1971, 35 foot Morgan Sailboat on which he lives; when he is not fishing or crabbing from his boat.
"Larry Lockwood of Hunter Law Firm represented me in a personal injury case. I cannot thank Mr. Lockwood and his assistant, Heather Painter, enough for the responsiveness, attention to detail, and professionalism. I found everyone at the firm to be caring in nature and didn't mind explaining the legal process to me in layman's terms. Mr. Lockwood and team kept in communication with me regarding developments in the case and were most approachable with my endless questions. The services of Hunter Law Firm were priceless to me throughout my recovery and legal settlement and I highly recommend this law firm for legal services. Also, I have been impressed to learn the variety of legal services they provide- truly a one-stop shop for legal needs!"
"Hunter Law Firm worked diligently on my personal injury case. I highly recommend Larry Lockwood and his team for any legal challenges you are facing. Always prompt in returning calls and answering the most challenging questions. I couldn't have been more pleased with this firm!!! Thanks Again!"
"Mr. Lockwood and his assistant Heather are wonderful! They always provided me with professional, confidential and expeditious service."
"Mr. Lockwood is [a] seasoned personal injury attorney? Mr. Lockwood listened sincerely to facts of the case and spent much time patiently explaining everything? Mr. Lockwood was really excellent throughout the case. Patient, understanding, and highly professional. The paralegal was also excellent. The case was settled to our satisfaction and Mr. Lockwood did much to work the case." read more
Railroad worker injuries (F.E.L.A. litigation)
Catastrophic accidents and injuries
Head and spinal cord injuries
Asbestosis and toxic exposure injuries
Marshall-Wythe School of Law College of William & Mary, J.D., 1995
Mary Washington University, B.A. International Affairs with Double Major, B.A. Political Science, 1990
U.S. Supreme Court of Virginia
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
Virginia State Bar
Hampton Bar Association
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Million Dollar Advocates Forum
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum