Hon. B. Waugh Crigler (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Commercial, medical malpractice, personal injury, product liability, condemnation, construction, contracts, corporate disputes, defamation, disability issues, employment, real estate, government issues, intellectual property.

Professional Experience

  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.
  • United States Magistrate Judge, Western District of Virginia, 1981-2013.
  • Former Principal and Shareholder, Davies, Crigler, Barrell & Will, P.C., Culpeper.
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Virginia School of Law, 1986- present.


  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation.
  • Recipient, Virginia State Bar Leadership in Education Award, 2015.
  • Member, Litigation Section, Virginia State Bar Board of Governors.
  • Vice Chair, Section on Education of Lawyers, Virginia State Bar.
  • Founding Chair and Current Faculty Member, Professionalism for Law Students Program, Virginia State Bar.
  • Faculty Member, Virginia State Bar Carrico Professionalism Course.
  • Member, Commission on Professionalism, Virginia Bar Association.
  • Judicial Member, Charlottesville-Albemarle Bar Association.
  • Member Emeritus and Founding President, Thomas Jefferson Inn of Court.
  • Former Member, United States Magistrate Judges Association Rules Committee.
  • Former Member, American Bar Association.
  • Former Member, DC Bar Association.
  • Former Member, Tennessee Bar Association.
  • Past President, Culpeper Bar Association.
  • Listed as “Legal Elite” in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution, Virginia Business, 2017, 2018 and 2019.


  • University of Tennessee College of Law, J.D.
  • Washington & Lee University, B.A.

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