Francis H. Casola is one of the firm’s most experienced litigators. Chip has broad experience handling a wide variety of disputes in state and federal courts and in alternative dispute resolution settings such as mediation and arbitration. His practice has also focused on commercial litigation, real estate disputes, and personal injury.
Chip’s experience with commercial disputes involves antitrust, unfair competition, breach of contract, civil/business conspiracy, tortious interference with business expectancy, fraud, franchising, intellectual property, nuisance, qui tam/False Claims Act, and covenants not to compete.
Chip’s experience with real estate matters includes resolving disputes involving boundary lines, covenants of quiet possession, deed interpretation, and ownership of mineral interests.
Chip’s cases and clients have involved a number of industries, including mining, gas, coated fabrics, composite sheet product, brick making, aviation, health care, broadcast media, metal castings, higher education, accounting, and many more.
Chip is a former president of the Roanoke Bar Association and has served as chair of the Roanoke Law Foundation and Virginia State Bar’s Antitrust Franchising and Trade Regulation Section. He is a graduate of University of Virginia’s Trial Advocacy Institute.
Chip has long been active in the community. He currently serves on the board of the Legal Aid Society of Roanoke Valley and is on the advisory board for Commonwealth Catholic Charities.
He has been a delegate and president of the Roanoke Valley Aquatic Association, has served as treasurer of the Girl Scouts of Virginia Skyline Council, and has volunteered with Roanoke’s Refugee and Immigration Services.
He is a graduate of the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Roanoke Valley program.
Finally, Chip has extensive experience in firm management serving for many years on the firm’s Board as the Chief Finance Officer/Finance Chair and as Compensation Committee Chair.
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