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Our Attorneys

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Henry “Hank” Stokes Carter, Esq.

PRESIDENT, PARTNER

 hcarter@carterandshands.com

Undergraduate Degree: University of Virginia, B.A., 1981
Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 1984
Jury Trials: 750+

 Hank is a founding partner of

 Carter & Shands, P. C. and practices

 exclusively in the area of

civil litigation defense.

Reported cases:

Union Ins. Co. v. Riverpoint, L.C., 2007 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 13313
(E.D.Va. 2007)
Warner v. Ramos, 2000 U.S. App. Lexis 104 (4th Cir. Ct. of App. 2000)
Walker v. Mason, 257 Va. 65 (1999)
Simmons v. Williams, 257 Va. 65 (1999)
Allstate Ins. Co. v. White, 257 Va. 73 (1999)
Webb v. Rivers, 256 Va. 460 (1998)
American States Ins. Co. v. Enterpriser Lighting, 1995 U.S. App. Lexis 19683
(4th Cir. Ct. of App. 1995)
Allstate Ins. Co. v. Eaton, 248 Va. 426 (1994)
Sayles v. Piccadilly Cafeterias, Inc., 242 Va. 328 (1991)

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William Tyler Shands, Esq.

Undergraduate Degree: Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 1983
Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 1986
Jury Trials: 750+

Tyler is a founding partner of

Carter & Shands, P.C. and practices

exclusively in the area of

civil litigation defense.

Reported Cases:

Meury v. Olverson’s Lodge Creek Marina, Inc., 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 57807

(E.D. Va. 2017)
Selective Ways Ins. Co. v. Apple 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 4220 (W.D. Va.
2017)
Hall v. Lassiter, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162962 (W.D. Va. 2016)
Marks v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104977 (E.D. Va. 2014)
Graves-Gillis v. Talaiver, 2011 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 37384 (E.D. Va. 2011)
Simpson v. Va. Mun. Liab. Pool, 279 Va. 694 (2010)
Gardner v. Matos, 78 Va. Cir. 76 (Greene Co. 2008)
Breeden v. Roberts, 258 Va. 411 (1999)
Walker v. Mason, 257 Va. 65 (1999)
Webb v. Rivers, 256 Va. 460 (1998)
American States Ins. Co. v. Enterpriser Lighting, 1995 U.S. App. Lexis 19683
(4th Cir. Ct. of App. 1995)
Renninger v. John Deere Fin. Plan, 1993 U.S. App. LEXIS 28744 (1993)
Peoples Sec. Life Ins. Co. v. Arrington, 243 Va. 89 (1992)
Nyonteh v. Peoples Sec. Life Ins. Co., 958 F.2d 42 (4th Cir. 1992)
Love v. Schmidt, 239 Va. 357 (1990)

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Carter Taliaferro Keeney, Esq.

Undergraduate Degree: University of Richmond, B.A., 2008
Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. Cum Laude 2011
Trials 150+

Carter is a partner with

Carter & Shands, P.C. and has been

practicing exclusively in the area of

civil litigation defense since 2011.

Reported cases:

Encompass Indep. Ins. Co. v. Dombrosky, 234 F. Supp. 3d 785 (2017)
Hall v. Lassiter, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 162962 (W.D. Va. 2016)
Marks v. Scottsdale Ins. Co., 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 104977 (E.D. Va. 2014)
Popina v. Rice Steward, 86 Va. Cir. 402 (Va. Beach 2013)
Jones v. Stokes, 86 Va. Cir. 258 (Ric. City 2013)

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Edward Brandon Ferrell, Esq.

Born: Richmond, Virginia, 1986
Undergraduate Degree: 

Hampden-Sydney College, B.A., 2009
Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 

Cum Laude, 2014

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Kerrigan Catherine Kells O’Malley, Esq.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

komalley@carterandshands.com

Born: Alexandria, Virginia, 1992
Undergraduate Degree: 

Wake Forest University, B.A., Cum Laude, 2014
Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D., 

Cum Laude, 2017

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Carly Ray Wright, Esq.

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

cwright@carterandshands.com

Born: Wichita, KS 1995

Undergraduate Degree:

Kansas State University, B.A., 2018

Law Degree: University of Richmond,

T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D.,

Cum Laude, 2021

Our Staff

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Taylor Shepherd

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Rhonda Carter

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Lynda Taylor

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Tricia Carter

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Kim Parker

Laura Ferguson

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Detta Jewett

Business Associate

djewett@carterandshands.com

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Dianne "Missy" Carter

Records Coordinator

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Melissa Mintz

Billing Assistant

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Office Mascot

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