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Below is a list attorneys who practice bankruptcy law in the State of Virginia. Their education, location of there practice and phone numbers are included.

Douglas Foley*
Norfolk, VA

Steven Higgs*

Roanoke, VA

George McLean

Roanoke, VA

Valerie Morrison*
McLean, VA

David Spiro*

Richmond, VA

Types of Bankruptcy (Business, Consumer and Municipal)
  • Chapter 7 - Can be filed by individuals, partnerships and corporations. The most common type of bankruptcy filing
  • Chapter 9 - Adjustment of debts of a municipality
  • Chapter 11 - Filed by large and small businesses. Individuals filing Chapter 11, are involved in business in some capacity, either as sole proprietors, or as principals of a corporation or partnership
  • Chapter 12 - Adjustment of debts of a family farmer or fisherman
  • Chapter 13 - Available for individuals only, no corporations or partnerships may file
  • Chapter 15 - Bankruptcy, reorganization and insolvency cases that have assets, debtors, creditors, and other interested parties in multiple countries

Attorney Name -
Education, Address and Practice

Douglas Foley*

Undergraduate School: Mary Washington College - Fredericksburg, Virginia
Old Dominion University - Norfolk, Virginia
Law School: George Mason University School of Law - Arlington, Virginia


Law Office of McGuire Woods
Douglas M. Foley - Attorney at Law
9000 World Trade Center
101 West Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Telephone: (757) 640-3715
Fax: (757) 640-3957

Practice: Norfolk
Bankruptcy Specialist* - Certified in Business Bankruptcy
North Carolina State Bar - Admitted 1992
Virginia State Bar - Admitted 1992


Steven Higgs*


Undergraduate School: Washington & Lee University - Lexington, Virginia
Law School: University of Richmond School of Law - Richmond, Virginia


Law Office of Steven L. Higgs
9 Franklin Road, Southwest
Roanoke, VA 24011
Telephone: (540) 400-7990
Fax: (540) 400-7999

Practice: Roanoke Valley
Bankruptcy Specialist* - Certified in Consumer Bankruptcy and Creditors Rights'
Virginia State Bar - Admitted 1983


George McLean


Undergraduate School: Hampden-Sydney College - Hampden Sydney, Virginia
Law School: University of Richmond School of Law - Richmond, Virginia.


Law Office of George A. McLean, Jr.
302 Washington Ave. Southwest
Roanoke, VA 24016
Telephone: (540) 982-8430
Fax: (540) 982-1728

Practice: Roanoke Valley
Virginia State Bar - Admitted 1974


Valerie Morrison*


Undergraduate School: George Washington University - Washington, D.C.
Law School: George Washington University Law School - Washington, D.C.


Wiley Rein Law Firm
Valerie P. Morrison, Attorney at Law
7925 Jones Branch Drive
Suite 6200
McLean, VA 22102
Telephone: (703) 905-2826
Fax: (703) 905-2820

Practice: Fairfax County / Washington, DC
Bankruptcy Specialist* - Certified in Business Bankruptcy
Maryland State Bar - Admitted 1985
Virginia State Bar - Admitted 1985
District of Columbia - Admitted - 1989


David Spiro*


Undergraduate School: James Madison University - Harrisonburg, Virginia
University of Virginia - Charlottesville, Virginia
Law School: University of Virginia School of Law - Charlottesville, Virginia


Hirschler Fleischer
David K. Spiro, Attorney at Law
2100 E. Cary Street
The Edgeworth Building
Richmond, VA 23223
Telephone: (804) 771-9500
Fax: (804) 644-0957

Practice: Roanoke Valley
Bankruptcy Specialist* - Certified in Business Bankruptcy
Virginia State Bar - Admitted 1987


Bankruptcy Specialist*

       Attorneys listed with an asterisk* are specialists in certain areas of bankruptcy law and are certified by the American Board of Certification (ABC), located in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and sponsored by the American Bankruptcy Institute and the Commercial Law League of America. The three areas of certification include the following; Creditors' Rights, Business Bankruptcy and Consumer Bankruptcy. For more information on this subject, please visit the Bankruptcy Specialist section on the web site.

Content written by Jack Garchar


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