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101 S. Jefferson Street, Suite 400
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Roanoke, VA 24004-0601

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John P. Fishwick, Jr.

John Fishwick has tried and won a number of significant cases in court.  He practices primarily in the area of business litigation (including employment), federal criminal, product liability and civil rights. John has tried or settled a number of complicated cases. These cases include criminal casescivil rightsclass action and business litigation.

Recognized by his peers, Mr. Fishwick has been elected or appointed to a number of leadership positions in legal organizations such as Chair of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Business Litigation Section and a member of the Bar Council for the Virginia State Bar which is the governing body for Virginia lawyers. He was included in theBest Lawyers in America publication from 2005 through 2013. He was selected into Virginia’s Super Lawyers in 2008 through 2013. In late 2008, John explored the opportunity to run for Attorney General of Virginia. Ultimately, John chose to continue in his aggressive private practice of law, fighting against injustice and for people whose lives and livelihood depend on that representation. Also, in 2008 John was a guest on the Dr. Phil show where he and his client spoke on a show about bringing tough legal cases. The show was titled "Fighting the System".

A 1979 graduate of Harvard University, John received his law degree from Washington and Lee Law School in 1983 where he graduated cum laude and was an editor of the Law Review. He previously served as a law clerk to the Honorable James C. Turk, United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia.


  • Harvard College, B.A. 1979
  • Washington & Lee Law School, 1983; J.D., cum laude


  • Member, Virginia Supreme Court Access to Justice Comission, 2013-2014
  • President, The Ted Dalton Inn of Court, 2011-2013
  • Chairman, Business Litigation Section, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 2003-2010 .
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Council, 2001 - 2007
  • Member, Virginia State Bar Standing Council on Legal Ethics, 2003 - 2007
  • Chairman, Magistrate Merit Selection Panel, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, 1997, 2003, 2011
  • Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference
  • Best Lawyers in America, 2005-2013
  • Virginia Super Lawyers, 2008-2013


  • Interviewer, Harvard College

Boards and Affiliations

  • Past Board Member, Virginia Foundation for the Humanities
  • Past member, Bar Council (elected by lawyers from 23rd Judicial Circuit)
  • Past Board Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Executive Committee, Ted Dalton American Inn of Court



John P. Fishwick Jr.
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