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Our Attorneys

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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.

PRESIDENT, PARTNER

 hcarter@carterandshands.com

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)

Henry “Hank” Stokes Carter, Esq.

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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)

William Tyler Shands, Esq.

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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)

Carter Taliaferro Keeney, Esq.

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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

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

bferrell@carterandshands.com

Edward Brandon Ferrell, Esq.

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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

ASSOCIATE ATTORNEY

komalley@carterandshands.com

Kerrigan Catherine Kells O’Malley, Esq.

Born: Nelson County, Virginia, 1991

Undergraduate Degree:

Berklee College of Music, 2013

Law Degree: University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law, 2018

Daniel  Mercer Eggleston, Esq.

Our Staff

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Paralegal to Henry S. Carter

tshepherd@carterandshands.com

Taylor Shepherd

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Paralegal to William Tyler Shands

 llewis@carterandshands.com

Letisha Lewis

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Paralegal to Carter T. Keeney

ssweet@carterandshands.com

Susan Sweet

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Rhonda Carter

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Tricia Carter

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Andrea Kirby

Laura Ferguson

Business Associate

djewett@carterandshands.com

Detta Jewett

Records Coordinator

Dianne "Missy" Carter

Billing Assistant

Melissa Mintz