JOHN MESSERSMITH

Partner

As a founding shareholder, President, and managing partner of KPM LAW, John has always held the belief that understanding clients’ business needs and goals is the key to a firm’s success.

While focusing his practice in the areas of motor carrier transportation, para transit/ambulance and commercial liability John aggressively defends cases throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.  John maintains an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is a member of several defense organizations, including CLM, and is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A . . . Read more

As a founding shareholder, President, and managing partner of KPM LAW, John has always held the belief that understanding clients’ business needs and goals is the key to a firm’s success.

While focusing his practice in the areas of motor carrier transportation, para transit/ambulance and commercial liability John aggressively defends cases throughout the entire Commonwealth of Virginia.  John maintains an AV® Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell, is a member of several defense organizations, including CLM, and is a life member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A frequent lecturer with organizations on topics associated with transportation and defense litigation, John enjoys meeting with clients on efficiently and effectively resolving claims.

While working as a foreman for an international specialty concrete company to pay his way through school, John earned undergraduate degree from Virginia Tech and his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law.  John is proud of five children and, along with his wife, continues to be a competitive athlete in road and off road cycling.

 

 

 

 

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  • Virginia Tech, B.A. in Political Science, 1983
  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Virginia State Bar
  • 4th Circuit Court of Appeals
  • United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court, Western District of Virginia
  • United States Bankruptcy Court, Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • AV Rating from Martidale-Hubbell
  • Life Member, Multi Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Life Member, Million Dollar Advocates Forum
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association (TIDA)
  • Claims & Litigation Management Alliance
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Chesterfield/Colonial Heights Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association