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Client Reviews

If you care about professionalism, an approachable personality, and honesty, then this is the firm for you!

I was recommended to Cuthbert Law Offices in October of 2016. I was recommended by a well known individual in the city. My first visit to the law firm was very warm and welcoming. My attorney was Mr Richard Cuthbert but I was very touched on the first meeting because his father Mr Charlie Cuthbert came in just to meet me and introduce himself. I found that to be a very honorable gesture and it allowed me to relax. I was able to pick up the tone of the office from the very moment I stepped in to the conference room.

Mr Richard listened to me closely and asked the most important questions to get a better understanding of my accident. He demonstrated a lot of patience and compassion. Throughout the case he showed that he cared about you as a person and not just as another client. I began to get a family feeling from him and his assistance. He is passionate about his work, he’s a fighter, and he will never leave you in the dark. He will offer his best advice and recommendations to you. I was happy with my outcome and I believe you will be too if you give this firm a try. If you care about professionalism, an approachable personality, and honesty, then this is the firm for you!!

Tamekia S

Thank you!

I would like to thank Culbert Law firm for helping me with my claim. They treat me with dignity and respect, everyone at the firm is so nice, again I thank you!

Naomi P

They are willing to go over and beyond for their clients.

Cuthbert Law Offices in Petersburg Va has helped my family so much. They are willing to go over and beyond for their clients. They make sure we receive the care our family needs during our loss of my beautiful angel. If you want a lawyer firm who will fight for you Cuthbert Law look them up they will get the job done. Thank You

Dawn J

 

Published Decisions

Over the years we’ve helped many individuals obtain justice. Here is a selection of some of our most memorable and significant cases.

 

Supreme Court of Virginia.
Katina GREEN, Administrator of the Estate of
Christie D. Green
v.
George INGRAM, et al.
Record No. 040480.

March 3, 2005.

In this wrongful death action, personal injury trial attorneys Charles H. Cuthbert Jr. and Margaret Cuthbert Broaddus of Cuthbert Law Offices in Petersburg, Va. won a critical appeal to the Supreme Court of Virginia. They argued the trial court should have allowed them re-try their case after the first jury hung when presented with the question of whether Sgt. George Ingram of the Richmond Police Department SWAT Team had acted with gross negligence in the 1998 death of an 18-year-old mother. Sgt. Ingram fired five breaching rounds into the wooden kitchen door of an occupied apartment. Fragments from one round hit the mother in the chest and killed her. In an opinion handed down on March 3, 2005, the Supreme Court of Virginia agreed with Cuthbert and Broaddus and remanded the case for trial. Cuthbert and Broaddus ultimately obtained a $1.5 million verdict.


Supreme Court of Virginia.
Abe SHEPARD, Administrator of the Estate of
Ernestine Shepard
v.
CAPITOL FOUNDRY OF VIRGINIA, INC., et al.
Record No. 002776.

Nov. 2, 2001

In this wrongful death personal injury appeal handed down on November 2, 2001, the Virginia Supreme Court reinstated the full jury verdict won by personal injury trial attorneys Charles H. Cuthbert Jr. and Margaret Cuthbert Broaddus of Cuthbert Law Offices in Petersburg, Va. The case centered on the death of Ernestine Shepard, who died just 16 hours after her aorta was torn in an auto accident involving a flatbed tractor trailer truck that was stopped for a prolonged period of time in a travel lane of a major street in downtown Petersburg. A hit-and-run driver rammed Ms. Shepard’s pickup from behind, impelling it into the illegally parked tractor trailer. Cuthbert and Broaddus settled with the hit-and-run driver (who had only a modest insurance policy) and went after the driver of the tractor trailer and his employer (who had a huge insurance policy). The jury returned its verdict against the driver of the tractor trailer and his employer. The verdict totaled $1.7 million, plus interest. The trial judge reduced the total award by more than $1 million. On appeal attorneys Cuthbert and Broaddus argued that the trial court abused its discretion in finding the jury verdict was excessive and in cutting the prejudgment interest to zero. The Supreme Court of Virginia agreed and restored the jury’s verdict. This is the second largest verdict ever obtained in Petersburg Circuit Court (the largest having been obtained by Cuthbert and Broaddus in the case of Pulliam v. Coastal Emergency Services of Richmond, Inc).


Supreme Court of Virginia.
Karl B. PULLIAM, Executor of the Estate of Elnora
R. Pulliam
v.
COASTAL EMERGENCY SERVICES OF
RICHMOND, INC., et al.
Record No. 980659.

Jan. 8, 1999.

In this wrongful death action, personal injury trial attorneys Charles H. Cuthbert Jr. and Margaret Cuthbert Broaddus of Cuthbert Law Offices in Petersburg, Va. led the way in an appellate fight that challenged the constitutionality of the state’s cap on medical malpractice damages. This was a medical malpractice case arising out of the Emergency Room at Southside Regional Medical Center in Petersburg, Virginia. This important appeal drew interest from multiple parties and numerous amicus briefs were filed. The Supreme Court of Virginia upheld the cap in a January 8, 1999 opinion. The jury’s verdict of over $2 million dollars is the largest verdict ever returned by a Petersburg jury.


United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Verle J. BAILEY, Plaintiff-Appellant,
v.
Shirley CHATER, Commissioner of Social Security, Defendant-Appellee.
No. 94-2241.

Argued June 7, 1995.
Decided Oct. 18, 1995.

Margaret Cuthbert Broaddus of Cuthbert Law Offices in Petersburg, Va. successfully appealed the denial of a client’s Social Security benefits. The claimant suffered from diabetes, hypertension and glaucoma. Medical evidence indicated she had been hospitalized for diabetic ketoacidosis in late 1989. She was unable to perform substantial work after that incident but did not have more thorough examinations until May 1992. An Administrative Law Judge set a disability date of December 1991 – or two years after the date the claimant alleged she became disabled. The court ruled the ALJ’s decision was wholly arbitrary and not supported by substantial evidence. The onset of the claimant’s disability was ambiguous, the court said, and the Administrative Law Judge should have relied on a medical advisor to determine the correct date. “In cases such as this one, medical advisors are the prescribed mechanism for reaching the required evidentiary threshold; their services may not be dispensed with by fiat,” according to the opinion.


Verdicts & Settlements

Lawsuit By Man Burned In Taser Shooting Settled For $6.5 Million
August 8, 2018

Logging Accident Victims Awarded 42 Million Dollars in Product Liability Case
August 1, 2016

George Ingram Verdict Form
March 31,2015

Wrongful Death Jury Verdict: The Estate of Ikeyia Jones
March 31,2015

Family Wins 2 Million Dollars in Medical Settlement
March 31,2015

Medical Malpractice Over Decongestant
March 31,2015

Court Reverses Decision in Wrongful Death Case
March 31, 2015

SRMC to Pay 1.6 Million in Fire Lawsuit
March 31, 2015

Virginia Car Accident Lawyer Concerned about Rise in State’s Traffic Deaths
January 10, 2012

Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer Achieves National Board Certification
December 12, 2011

Nationwide Ban On Cell Phone Use By Commercial Truckers Would Save Lives, Virginia Trucking Accident Attorney Says
September 26, 2011

Fatality in Richmond Illustrates Ongoing Danger Of High-Speed Police Pursuits
March 24, 2010

Cuthbert Law Firm Obtains $1 Million Settlement for Estate of Woman Killed in a Drunk Driving Accident
October 6, 2009

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