JENNIFER LEE PARRISH

Jennifer

After graduating as valedictorian of Hopewell High School, Jennifer attended Mary Washington College, where she received her Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Political Science in 1987, graduating magna cum laude. She attended law school at the University of Virginia School of Law, and received her law degree in 1990.

Jennifer has been practicing law in Fredericksburg since 1990, and is the managing partner of the firm. Her primary practice areas include civil litigation defense, insurance defense, local government law, school law and employment law defense.

Jennifer is very active in the Virginia State Bar. She is currently a member of Virginia Bar Council, the governing body of the Virginia State Bar, having been elected for a three-year term in July 2014, and re-elected for another three-year term in July 2017. Jennifer previously served a three-year term on the Virginia State Bar’s Judicial Candidate Evaluation Committee, which interviews and evaluates potential candidates for judgeships. In the past, she has served on the board of the Litigation Section of the Virginia State Bar from 2002 through 2009 (Chairperson, 2008-2009; Secretary 2006-2007; Vice Chair, 2007-2008). She served as a member of the Virginia State Bar Sixth District Disciplinary Committee from 2004 to 2010, serving as Secretary, Vice Chair, and Chairperson.

Jennifer has served as a substitute judge in the District Courts of the 15th Judicial Circuit; has served two four-year terms on the Commonwealth of Virginia Board for Contractors; and has taught as a faculty member the Virginia State Bar Professionalism Course.

Due to her professional reputation among other lawyers in Virginia, Jennifer has been named for several years as a member of the “Legal Elite” in civil litigation by the Virginia Business Magazine and as a “Super Lawyer” and a “Top Attorney in Virginia” by Richmond Magazine’s Super Lawyers section. In 2019, she was named as one of the “Top 100 Attorneys in Virginia” and as one of the “Top 50 Women Attorneys in Virginia” by Richmond Magazine’s Super Lawyers Section. Jennifer was named in “Best Lawyers in America” for work in personal injury defense in 2013 through 2020. For numerous years, she has been named as a “Top Rated Lawyer” by American Lawyer Magazine and as a “Top Lawyer” by Northern Virginia Magazine. She has been a fellow in the Litigation Counsel of America since 2009.

Jennifer is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association, the American Bar Association, the National School Boards Association Counsel of School Attorneys, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (where she served on the Board of Directors from 2001-2004), the Association of Defense Trial Attorneys (where she currently serves as Mid-Atlantic Regional Chair, and has served on the Executive Council from 2015 – 2018, as State Chair from 2000 to 2010, and as Chair of the New Member Committee from 2001 to 2007), the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, (where she served as President in 2011 and formerly as Secretary), and the University of Mary Washington Pre-Law/Mock Trial Advisory Board.

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GEORGE P. SNEAD

George

George received his undergraduate degree from Davidson College and his law degree from the College of William and Mary.

After graduating from law school in 1995, he began practicing law in Fredericksburg. George has a transactional practice that concentrates primarily on general business matters, commercial real estate, and wills and estates. George has been a frequent speaker to local and regional groups on estate and business planning, and he has been named to the “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business Magazine’s annual attorney survey.

George is a member of the Virginia State Bar, and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. He also is involved in community activities, including stints coaching his children’s youth soccer teams. He is a charter member of the Board of Directors of Virginia Partners Bank and he is on the Board of Delmar Bancorp. George is a member of the Fredericksburg Pathways Committee and he is a past member of the Board of Directors of the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, the Board of Trustees of the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, the Board of Directors of the YMCA Massad Branch, the Board of Directors of the Germanna Community College Educational Foundation, the Board of Directors of the Central Rappahannock Heritage Center, and the Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Housing Coalition.

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CHRISTIAN B. FRANKLIN

Christian

Chris graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with degrees in Political Science and Psychology, and completed law school at the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law.

After two summer internships in Fredericksburg during law school, he began practicing law with the firm in 2000. Chris is primarily a civil litigator, with particular emphasis in the areas of construction litigation and mechanic’s lien law, debt collection, homeowners’ association law, landlord/tenant law, general business litigation and contract disputes, and issues related to easements and rights of way. Chris has significant trial and arbitration experience throughout the region and before the Virginia Board for Contractors. He has consistently been listed among the “Legal Elite” in Virginia Business Magazine’s annual publication, and was listed as a “Rising Star” in the Virginia Super Lawyers’ publication by Law & Politics and Richmond Magazine.

Chris is a member of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association (Secretary 2006), Virginia’s 15th Circuit Bar Association, the Virginia State Bar, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He currently serves on the Board of Governors for the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region (Secretary 2015, 2016, 2017) and previously served on the board of directors of the Stafford Rotary Club.

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PAUL A. SIMPSON

photo of Paul A. Simpson

Paul Simpson’s practice focuses on assisting businesses and individuals in corporate and commercial transactions, and resolving business disputes. He is frequently consulted on employment issues, contract disputes, advising new businesses and start-up ventures, addressing corporate succession issues and in estate planning matters. Paul has been in private practice for over 30 years. His clients include physician groups, defense subcontractors, construction contractors and subcontractors, professional service firms and technology companies. He has participated in the structuring, contract negotiations and financing for merger and acquisition transactions ranging in size from $500,000 to $50,000,000. He also regularly counsels employers on a variety of employment matters, including employment and non-competition agreements, employment handbooks and policies, the investigation and defense of complaints alleging workplace misconduct, and drafting employment separation agreements.

Paul received his undergraduate degree from Washington & Lee University. After graduation, he worked in higher education administration for eight years and then attended Wake Forest University, where he received his law degree in 1987. He has been active in professional organizations, including serving as president of the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association in 2014.

During his more than 20 years in Fredericksburg, Paul has served on the boards of a variety of charitable organizations, including the Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region and the Thurman Brisben Center, which provides comprehensive programs and services to assist individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless or who have recently become homeless. Paul was actively involved in bringing Jazz 4 Justice© to Fredericksburg in 2014 and continues to support that annual community event.

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MELINDA J. LeBEAU

Melinda

Mindy received her bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Mary Washington and her law degree from the TC Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.

She has been practicing law with the firm since passing the bar in 2008, and is admitted to practice in Virginia. Mindy’s practice areas include estate planning, estate and trust administration, contract disputes, and other civil matters. She is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and the Fredericksburg Chamber Network of Enterprising Women. Mindy is on the board of directors and serves as secretary for the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic in Fredericksburg.

Mindy is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. She is also on the board of directors (secretary) for the Lloyd F. Moss Free Clinic, as well as on the board for Stafford Junction. She is an active member of the Rappahannock-Spotsylvania Rotary Club and the Fredericksburg Chamber of Commerce Network of Enterprising Women, and volunteers regularly at her children’s schools.

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MEDFORD J. BROWN, IV

Medford Brown

Jay graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia in 2003 with a Bachelor of Science degree. He received his law degree from the University of Richmond in 2008, where he was a John Marshall Scholar, graduating magna cum laude.

Jay worked for a variety of legal organizations in the Fredericksburg area while in law school and has been practicing law at Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC since 2008 (right out of law school). Jay’s primary practice areas include personal injury work (focusing on automobile accidents, etc.), insurance defense, all areas/issues involving motor vehicles, guardian ad litem representation, traffic court work, and general civil litigation. He is admitted to practice in Virginia, and he is proficient in Spanish.

Jay is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and Virginia’s 15th Judicial Circuit Bar Association.

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LANDON C. DAVIS, III

Landon

Landon received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Mary Washington in 2008. In May of 2011 Landon received his MBA and Law Degree (Cum Laude) from the University of Richmond, completing the four-year joint degree program in only three years. In addition to his coursework, Landon earned membership to the University Richmond Law School’s Client Counseling Negotiation Board, Moot Court Board, Trial Advocacy Board and the Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business.

After graduating, Landon returned to his native Fredericksburg and joined Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC where he maintains a practice focused on business development, commercial real estate transactions, and land use. Landon is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and has been listed as one of Virginia Business Magazine’s “Legal Elite” in its young lawyer, and real estate and land use categories. In 2019, Richmond Magazine Super Lawyers Section recognized Landon as a Rising Star, and Top-Rated Real Estate Attorney.

Landon currently serves on the board of directors for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Fredericksburg Chapter, on the board of directors for the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce, and as an advisory board member for Truist. Landon previously served as the chairman of the board for the Next Generation of Business Leaders, and as a member of the Rappahannock Economic Development Company.

Publications:

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth & Elizabeth Southall, A Distinction Without A Difference? An Examination of the Legal and Ethical Difference Between Asset Protection And Fraudulent Transfers Under Virginia Law, 47 U. Rich L. Rev. 381 (2012).

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth & Amanda P. Blair, Understanding Fraudulent Transfers, VBA Journal, Vol. 39, No.2 (Fall 2012)

Landon C. Davis, III, Isaac A. McBeth, Bulls, Bears, and Pigs: Revisiting the Legal Minefield of Virginia Fraudulent Transfer Law, 46 U. Rich. L. Rev. 273 (2011).

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MOLLY K. FLURRY

Molly

Molly graduated from the Pulliam School of Journalism at Franklin College (Cum Laude) with a Bachelors of Arts Degree in 2006. During her time at Franklin, she served as the editor of the student newspaper, the inaugural editor of the college’s student news bureau for the Indiana General Assembly and played varsity tennis. After graduation, she worked in the print journalism industry for daily newspapers, first as a reporter and then as an editor, earning accolades for business writing and breaking news coverage.

Molly received her law degree from The University of Dayton School of Law (Cum Laude) in 2013 where she was a Dean’s Scholar and completed her law degree in only two years. During law school, she earned recognition for her skills in alternative dispute resolution, civil trial practice and ethics. During law school, Molly served as a summer law clerk at the United States Court of Appeals For Veterans Claims for the Honorable Judge Lawrence B. Hagel. After graduation, Molly began her career practicing commercial real estate law in Fredericksburg before gaining experience as a finance attorney in Richmond. Molly joined Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson in September of 2016.

Molly has a litigation and transactional practice focused on matters of finance and lending, deed and easement preparation, civil litigation, landlord representation in leasing, evictions and collections, homeowners associations, business and commercial real estate representation. Molly has represented national and regional lenders, national wireless carriers, first-time borrowers, real estate owners and developers, local and national business owners, residential and commercial landlords and entrepreneurs. She is admitted to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia and is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, the Rotary Club of the Rappahannock-Fredericksburg, and she is a member of the Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Housing Coalition.

flurry@parrishsnead.com

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R. LEIGH FRACKELTON, Jr.

R. Leigh Frackelton, Jr.

A Fredericksburg native, Leigh graduated in 1974 from Washington and Lee University where he majored in History. In 1977, Leigh earned his law degree from T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and then went on to William and Mary where he received a Masters of Law in Taxation in 1978. He then passed the Virginia CPA exam in 1989.

After finishing his formal education in 1978, Leigh began the practice of law in Fredericksburg. His practice has been exclusively in the areas of wills, trusts, and estate administration as well as taxation. Beginning in 1986, Leigh has also taught full time at the University of Mary Washington and is currently a tenured professor in the College of Business, where he teaches Principles of Accounting, Business Law, and Federal Taxation. Leigh has twice received the Virginia Business Magazine award for the top accounting educators in Virginia, as voted on by CPA’s.

During his 40+ year career in Fredericksburg , Leigh has served on the boards on a variety of charitable organizations including as a founding board member of The Community Foundation of the Rappahannock River Region, Historic Fredericksburg Foundation, Main Street ( the 1980’s version), Mary Washington Hospital Foundation, Hospice Support Care and others.

Frackelton@parrishsnead.com

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JENNIFER L. McGOVERN

Jennifer L. McGovern

Jenn received her Bachelor’s degree in political science, with minors in business legal studies and history, from Miami University in 2014. In 2017, she received her law degree from William & Mary Law School. In addition to her coursework, Jenn earned membership to the William & Mary Law Review and the William & Mary National Trial Team. Upon graduating, she received the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association’s 2017 Trial Advocacy Award for excelling in demonstrating the talents and attributes of a trial advocate.

After interning with Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC between her second and third years of law school, Jenn joined the firm in 2017. Her primary practice area is civil litigation, focusing on breach of contract issues, land disputes, insurance defense, landlord/tenant matters, and general business and personal litigation. She also engages in certain transactional work, including drafting corporate documents, employment agreements, and residential and commercial leases.

Currently, Jenn serves on the Board of Directors for Fredericksburg, VA Main Street, Inc., a non-profit organization focused on the economic vitality and historic preservation of downtown Fredericksburg. She has also been selected to sit on the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce's Network of Young Professionals (formerly the Chamber’s Next Generation of Business Leaders).

Jenn is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. She is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia

mcgovern@parrishsnead.com

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TYLER CARVER

Tyler Carver

Tyler graduated from Brigham Young University in 2015 with a Bachelor’s degree in English and a minor in Editing. He received his law degree from William & Mary Law School in 2018. While at law school, Tyler was on the William & Mary Moot Court team and a member of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal. Tyler also got court room experience through the Family Law Clinic and the Tax Law Clinic during his time at William & Mary.

In the summer between his second and third years of law school, Tyler clerked with Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, after which he joined the firm in 2018. His primary practice area is civil litigation, with the majority of his practice divided between personal injury and insurance defense. Tyler is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia, and he is proficient in Portuguese.

Tyler is a member of the Virginia State Bar, the American Bar Association, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

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SPENCER S. ALLEN

Spencer S. Allen

Spencer’s practice is focused on civil litigation, including business and contract disputes, insurance defense, construction litigation, landlord/tenant law, and land disputes.

Spencer received his undergraduate degree from the Virginia Military Institute, and his law degree (cum laude) from the University of Richmond’s T.C. Williams School of Law. While in law school, Spencer completed an externship for Justice Cleo Powell of the Supreme Court of Virginia and an internship at the Fredericksburg Commonwealth Attorney’s Office. In addition to his law school coursework, Spencer also actively participated in competitions—winning Richmond’s Moot Court Competition, and placing seventh nationally in the American Bar Associations Client Counseling and Negotiation Competition in Chicago. Spencer was also a senior staff member on Richmond Law’s Journal of Law and Technology and a member of Richmond Law’s Honor Court.

Spencer is a member of Friends of the Rappahannock, the Chamber Network of Young Professionals, the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association, the Virginia Bar Association, and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

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JACKSON C. KEY

Jackson C. Key

Jackson graduated from North Carolina State University in 2016 with a Bachelor’s degree in International Politics and a minor in History. During college, he worked for the North Carolina Department of Transportation- Railroad Division, helping prepare first responders and local governments for railroad emergencies.

Jackson received his law degree from William & Mary Law School in 2019. In addition to his coursework, Jackson was on the Business Law Review and served as president of the George Wythe Society of Citizen Lawyers.

Jackson clerked with Parrish Snead Franklin Simpson, PLC between his second and third years of law school and joined the firm after graduating in 2019. His primary practice area is transactional law, with a focus on real estate and business matters. Jackson is a member of the Virginia State Bar, American Bar Association, and the Fredericksburg Area Bar Association. He is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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