JOSEPH A. SANZONE

FOUNDING ATTORNEY

BIO

Joseph A. Sanzone is a lawyer who tries cases every day in courts all across the Commonwealth of Virginia.  When the situation requires an appeal, he has filed and won appeals in every appellate court, which govern the cases where his cases are tried, including the United States, Supreme Court.  His cases have been featured on television and in the newspapers, including the TV series “48 Hours”.

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Law

Traffic Law

Products Liability Law

General Civil Litigation including Business Litigation

EDUCATION
J.D., Antioch School of Law, 1981
B.A., Lynchburg College, 1976​



BAR ADMISSIONS

State: Virginia 
Admittance: 1981

 

  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court District of Arizona

  • U.S. District Court District of Maryland

  • U.S. District Court District of Virginia

  • U.S. District Court District of West Virginia

  • U.S. District Court District of North Carolina

  • U.S. District Court District of South Carolina

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 11th Circuit

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Alabama

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Georgia

  • U.S. Court of Appeals Florida​

CREDENTIALS:

Virginia State Bar, Member

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Virginia Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine

America's Premier Lawyers, Fortune Magazine

Virginia's Most Outstanding Lawyers, Richmond Magazine

Super Lawyers

Top 100 Trial Lawyers, The National Trial Lawyers

AVI, Martindale-Hubbell


CREDENTIALS:

Lynchburg City Bar Association, Member

Amherst County Bar Association, Member

Bedford County Bar Association, Member

Virginia Bar Association, Member

Certified Mediator 

Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member

Virginia Criminal Defense Association, Member

American Bar Association, Member

Top 100 Trial Lawyers

Worker’s Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG); Top Injured Worker’s Attorney (National), 2018

Presenter to attorney’s and other professionals on worker’s compensation and ADR

PHILIP B. BAKER

SENIOR ATTORNEY, PARTNER

BIO

Philip B. Baker has handled thousands of trials during his career in state, federal, and administrative courts, since 1984. He joined the firm in 1992 after learning trial practice as the Assistant Commonwealth Attorney in Bedford County from 1984-1992.

 

His litigation practice includes criminal, traffic, general civil and workplace litigation.  He has a concentration in worker’s compensation injury, death, and loss of employment, including defective products in the workplace.  However, as a certified Mediator, he takes a special interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) for clients who wish to avoid a courtroom process (including confidential collaborative practice work and interest-based negotiations, in a private setting).

 

 

PRACTICE AREAS

Criminal Law

Personal Injury Law

Workers' Compensation and Employment Matters

Traffic Violations

General Litigation

ADR (including Collaborative Practice and Mediation)

 

 

EDUCATION

B.A., Hampden-Sydney College, 1980
J.D., Wake Forest University School of Law, 1983
 


 


BAR ADMISSIONS

State: Virginia
Admittance: 1984

 

Pro hac vice, Texas

Pro hac vice, North Carolina

 

  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1984

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1997

  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1992

JOSEPH R. SANZONE II 

Attorney

MARK B. DUNEVANT

Attorney

MARY B. CHAMBERLIN

Associate

MARK B. DUNEVANT

Attorney

JOSEPH R. SANZONE II 

Attorney

MARY B. CHAMBERLIN

Attorney

Since joining Sanzone & Baker in 2008. Mark decided to commit his practice to providing exceptional family law services to the greater Lynchburg community and Central Virginia.  Mark routinely handles complex legal issues, including high-asset property division and litigation. 

 

 

Mark strives to provide intimate yet professional services, not only in the area of family law but in a wide range of cases, including civil litigation, criminal and business-related matters.  Mark has played an important role in achieving favorable outcomes for his clients in a variety of circumstances.  Mark is also involved in a various professional, civic and community activities and has recently taken a position on the Board of the Lynchburg Bar Association.

 In 2013, Joseph joined Sanzone & Baker and has since argued cases from the Supreme Court of Virginia to DPOR. Joseph handles traffic, misdemeanor, and felony criminal cases from Louisa to Halifax.

 

He has provided invaluable legal representation in the realm of corporate compliance, with regards to FLSA, ADAA, and OSHA compliance, and has successfully concluded EEOC and DPOR investigations. 

Joseph is experienced in defending Title IX respondents under a variety of situations and is very familiar with the very complex and intersectional nature of Title IX cases. Finally, Mr. Sanzone has a strong civil practice in consumer litigation and knows how to hold merchants and sellers accountable. Whether simple or complex, Mr. Sanzone will give your case the individualized attention it deserves. 

Mary joined Sanzone and Baker as an attorney in 2016, after interning for the firm since 2012.  She represents clients in civil litigation in federal and state court, and family law matters in both the Juvenile and Domestic Relations Courts and Circuit Courts, as well as personal injury cases. 

 

Prior to joining the firm in 2016, Mary attended the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, where she was a research assistant for the late Professor Peter N. Swisher and received the CALI Award for Excellence in Insurance Law. A lifelong Lynchburg resident, Mary is also a member of the Junior League of Lynchburg and serves on the Board of the Young Professionals of Central Virginia.

PRACTICE AREAS:

Family Law

Civil Litigation

Business Law

Corporate Law

Employment Law

College-related Legal Issues

PRACTICE AREAS:

Criminal Law

Traffic Law

Consumer Litigation

Title IX Defense

Civil, Employment and Business Law, Professional Licensing

PRACTICE AREAS:
Family Law

Personal Injury Law

Civil Law

Insurance Law​

EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION:

B.S., James Madison University, 2004

J.D., Appalachian School of Law, 2008

Admittance: Virginia, 2008

United States District Court Western District of Virginia, 2008

 

United States District Court Western District of Virginia, 2008

 

United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2016

EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION:

B.A., Hampden Sydney College, 2006, 

Magna Cum Laude

 

B.A. Radford University, 2009,

Summa Cum Laude

 

J.D., Charlotte School of Law, 2013

Cum Laude

 

Phi Delta Phi

 

Admittance: Virginia, 2013

United States District Court Western District of Virginia, 2016

         

 

EDUCATION & BAR ADMISSION:

B.A., James Madison University

cum laude

J.D., University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, 2016

 

Admittance: Virginia, 2016​

 

U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, 2017

 

United States Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, 2018

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