STEPHEN W. BRICKER (1947-2016), FOUNDING PARTNER


Thomas Johnson has been trying cases in Richmond and surrounding areas since 1995.  His practice primarily consists of civil litigation representing victims who have suffered injury through no fault of their own in automobile or commercial vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and wrongful death claims.  Having experience in every aspect of criminal law, to include capital murder, Thomas also represents individuals charged with serious criminal matters resulting in felony prosecution throughout the state. 

Chris Anderson has been practicing law in the Richmond area for more than 25 years. Emphasizing trial work, his practice predominantly involves civil litigation. His practice focuses upon representing persons who have suffered severe and catastrophic injuries as the result of the negligence of others in automobile and tractor trailer accidents.  He also represents patients who are injured as a result of medical malpractice. Chris also occasionally represents persons who find themselves charged in serious criminal matters such as felonies involving large quantities of controlled substances and murder.

THOMAS JOHNSON, PARTNER

ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Known as Steve to his friends, Mr. Bricker practiced law for over 40 years. His practice throughout that time emphasized complex civil litigation and trial work in both state and federal courts. Over the years, Mr. Bricker handled and tried a wide variety of personal injury, medical malpractice and civil rights cases. In addition to cases in Richmond, he has tried cases throughout Virginia, from Big Stone Gap in far southwestern Virginia to the Tidewater region.

He received his law degree from the University of Virginia and his BA from Ohio Wesleyan University.

Throughout his life he fought passionately for the rights of others. While at UVA he worked with the American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia. He began a Post-Conviction Assistance Program to represent indigent prison inmates, which was copied by students at other law schools. He was a staff attorney for the Rochester, New York legal aid office. At the ACLU Mr. Bricker headed the new Children’s Rights Project of Virginia. It enabled over 8,000 children in foster care to be released from a legal limbo in order to be able to be placed for adoption. He served as legal counsel for the Virginia office of the ACLU litigating a variety of cases on behalf of civil rights and civil liberties.  He was on the legal team with the ACLU National Prison Project that won a landmark settlement in 1979 for a Virginia inmate crippled by prison medical care.

Mr. Bricker was well respected by his fellow trial lawyers.  In that regard, he served as President and Vice President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, as well as a member of its Board of Governors. Mr. Bricker also served on the Board of Directors of the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society and the Commonwealth Community Trust.

In private practice since 1978, his predominant focus was on medical malpractice and accident cases – as always, advocating for the injured and victims of injustice. He always preferred the small law firm atmosphere in order to maximize direct contact with his clients.

Mr. Bricker passed away in October of 2016 after a hard fought battle with the disease, MSA.
 

CHRISTOPHER ANDERSON, PARTNER