Timberlake, Smith, Thomas, & Moses, P.C.

J. Ross Newell, III

Phone: 540-885-1517 (Ext. 111)
Cell phone: 540-255-3154

E-mail: rnewell@tstm.com

Areas of Concentration

  • Trucking Industry Defense 
  • Insurance Defense
  • Civil Litigation

Education

  • Norfolk Academy (1977)
  • Washington & Lee University (B.A., Cum Laude, 1981)
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law (J.D., Cum Laude, 1985)
    • Omicron Delta Kappa
    • Burks Scholar

Admitted to

  • Virginia State Bar
  • United States District Court Eastern District, VA
  • United States District Court Western District, VA
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States Supreme Court  

Reported Cases

  • Hill v. Nicodemus, 979 F.2d 987 (4th Cir. 1992)

Professional Affiliations

  • Staunton-Augusta County Bar Association (Treasurer, 1989-1990)
  • Virginia Bar Association (Past Chairman, Disaster Relief Committee)
  • Virginia State Bar (Past member - Judicial Nominations Committee)
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking Law Committee)
  • Virginia Business Magazine "Legal Elite" 2005 - 2010
  • Best Lawyers In America: 2009 - 2013
  • Rated AV by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Virginia State Bar, Disciplinary Committee - 8th District

Community/Civic Affiliations

  • Past Vestry Member, Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Past Member / Officer (Treasurer) Board of Trustees, Valley Conservation Council
  • Past Member / Officer (Chair) Board of Trustees, Hunter McGuire School
  • Washington & Lee University and Washington & Lee University School of Law
  • Blue Ridge Legal Services - Pro Bono Work

Teaching

  • Adjunct Faculty, Washington & Lee School of Law (Trial Advocacy Course) - January, 2014 - present

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