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John D. Perry


John’s practice focuses on the defense of individuals, businesses, and insurers in the areas of motor vehicle liability, products liability, and premises liability.  Prior to joining the firm, John clerked…

W. Benjamin Woody


Ben is a native of the Richmond area, advising clients of all types in a wide range of civil litigation. Prior to joining the firm in 2019, Ben practiced civil…

M. Scott Fisher


Scott Fisher was born and raised in Richmond, Virginia. He has a broad and diverse litigation practice, which includes the areas of transportation, premises, products, commercial, construction, employment, civil rights,…

Caroline L. Callahan


Caroline represents individuals and businesses in both Maryland and Virginia in a variety of tort and contract claims, including motor vehicle accident, premise and products liability, and malpractice. She joined…

On March 21, 2019, Governor Northam signed Senate Bill 1619 into law, changing what remedies are available to a court faced with a potential litigant or a party who has recklessly deprived another party of evidence. The new statute provides: A party or potential litigant has a duty to preserve evidence that…

Harman Claytor Corrigan & Wellman partner Clint Verity recently published an article discussing the case law that plaintiffs rely upon to bring punitive damage claims against commercial drivers.  You can find the article here. The article originally appeared in the Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. 30, No. 1 (Spring 2018), a publication of…

Britton R. Wight


Britton was born and raised in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Prior to joining Harman Claytor, Britton practiced at a Maryland law firm for several years representing financial institutions regarding collections and…

A broad overhaul of Virginia Code § 38.2-2206 (Virginia’s Underinsured Motorist Statute) will result in new rights and responsibilities for claimants, tortfeasors, liability carriers and underinsured motorist carriers in settling claims. The most significant of these changes is that a liability insurer and a plaintiff may settle a claim and release the…