Hon. E. Preston Grissom (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, product liability, trusts and estates, family, land use, medical malpractice, construction, commercial, employment, real estate, business torts, local government, and organizational disputes.


Professional Experience

  • Judge, 1st Judicial Circuit Court of Chesapeake, 1990-1998.
  • Judge, 1st District Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court of Chesapeake, 1971-1990.
  • Former Partner, White, Reynolds, Smith, Winters, Grissom, Townsend & Lucas, Norfolk.
  • Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.


  • Former President, Virginia Council of Juvenile & Domestic Relations District Court Judges.
  • Former Member, Judicial Inquiry & Review Commission.
  • Member, Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association and Chesapeake Bar Association.
  • Former 1st Circuit Representative, Virginia State Bar Council.
  • Former Chair, Unauthorized Practice of Law Committee, Virginia State Bar.
  • Former Member, Family Law Section Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar.
  • Founding Chair, Chesapeake Mental Health and Mental Retardation Services Board.
  • Former Counsel, Chesapeake Hospital Authority and Chesapeake Bank & Trust.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Chowan University.


  • T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, LL.B.
  • University of Richmond, B.S.

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