Chad A. Mooney

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Contact Information :

434/846-2768
434/847-8195 fax
cmooney@pldrlaw.com
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Since graduating from West Virginia University College of Law in 2005, Chad Mooney engages in a broad litigation practice. His areas of practice include commercial and civil litigation, insurance defense, accident and personal injury, creditor’s rights and collection, and criminal defense. He has represented clients in many trial courts across Virginia and the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern and Western District and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals.

As part of his practice, he represents individuals and local and regional businesses. He assists clients with assessment, management, and, if necessary, litigation of issues, personal injury claims and commercial disputes. Chad frequently advises individual and business clients of their rights prior to and in an effort to prevent a lawsuit, which minimizes the economic impact and risks of trial. Although he employs strategies to resolve disputes peacefully, not all disputes can be resolved without court intervention. In those instances, Chad vigorously advocates for his clients.

Among his community and professional activities, Chad has been a member of Lynchburg Bar Association since 2007. He also has been extensively involved with the Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club, serving as President for the 2014-2015 term. Chad previously served on the Pro Bono Task Force for the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society from 2010 to 2014. He continues to serve as a panel attorney, handling pro bono divorces. As a board member and Treasurer for the Amherst County Chamber of Commerce, Chad helps promote business and economic development in Amherst County, Virginia.

Practice Areas:  

Commercial and Civil Litigation
Insurance Defense
Accident and Personal Injury Litigation
Creditors’ Rights and Collections
Criminal Defense
Property and Condominium Owners Associations

Education:  

Florida State University, B.S., Business Administration, 2001
West Virginia University, College of Law, J. D., 2005
Associate Editor of West Virginia University Law Review, Volume 117

Court Admissions:

Supreme Court of Virginia
West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals
United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Court

Admitted to the Bar: 

2007 (Virginia); 2005 (West Virginia)

Professional Experience and Activities:

Virginia State Bar
West Virginia State Bar
Lynchburg Bar Association
Virginia Legal Aid Society (Panel Attorney, Committee on Pro Bono Divorces 2010-2014)
Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
Associate Attorney at Flaherty, Sensabaugh, & Bonasso PLLC in Charleston, West Virginia (2005-2007)

Reported Cases:

CVLR Performance Horses, Inc. v. Wynne, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 11819 (4th Cir. 2015)
Racetrac Petroleum, Inc. v. Khan (In re Khan), 461 B.R. 343 (E.D. Va. 2011)
Barnett v. Commtec/Pomeroy Computer Res., Inc., 439 F. Supp. 2d 598 (S.D. W. Va. 2006)

Community Activities:

Amherst County Chamber of Commerce Board Member and Treasurer (2010-present) Lynchburg Morning Rotary Club (2009-present); Rotary President (2014-2015)
Amherst County youth soccer coach (2015)

Awards & Honors:

Lynchburg Business Magazine’s “Top 20 Under 40” Professional in Lynchburg area (2015)
Rotary Paul Harris Fellow (2015)
Virginia Legal Aid Society Certificate of Appreciation for Pro Bono Work (2011)

Presentations:

Shielding Your Business From Troublesome Employees and Shielding Owners From Personal Liability
Speaker, Amherst Co. Chamber, April 2012
How to Prevent Employees from Stealing Your Business:  A Legal Seminar on Non-Compete Agreements
Speaker, Amherst Co. Chamber, April 2013
Protecting the Farm:  Premises Liability Issues in the Agritourism Industry
Speaker, Central Virginia Fruit School, February 2015
Defamation in the Digital Age
Speaker, April and September 2015
Love Thy Neighbor:  Issues Between Farm Owners and Surrounding Property Owners
Speaker, Central Virginia Fruit School, February 2016