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Hon. J. Michael Gamble (Ret.)

Areas of Experience

Personal injury, medical malpractice, legal malpractice, product liability, domestic relations, defamation, real estate, wills, trusts & estates, construction, employment, annexation, local government, public school law, accounting, business dissolution, condemnation, contracts, corporate disputes, disability issues, environmental, professional liability.

Professional Experience

• Certified Mediator, Supreme Court of Virginia.

• Judge, 24th Judicial Circuit of Virginia, 1991-2015.

• Virginia Annexation Judge, 2012-2015.

• Circuit Court Mentor Judge, 2011-2015.

• Former Commissioner in Chancery for Amherst County and Nelson County.

• Former Assistant Commissioner of Accounts for Amherst County.

• Former School Board Attorney for Amherst County.

• Former Town Attorney for Town of Amherst.

• Former Attorney in private practice, Amherst.

• Served as Captain and Company Commander, U.S. Army Reserves.


• Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation.

• Former Member, Steering Committee, Boyd-Graves Conference.

• Chair, Judicial Conduct Committee, 2000-2004.

• Chair, Virginia Model Jury Instructions Committee, 2003-2012.

• Past President, Lynchburg Bar Association.

• Past President, Amherst-Nelson Bar Association.

• Former Chair, Sixth District Disciplinary Committee, Virginia State Bar.

• Listed as “Legal Elite” in the field of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Virginia Business, 2023.


• University of Virginia, J.D.

• University of Virginia, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa.

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