John E. Falcone


Contact Information :

434/455-5936 direct
434/847-0141 fax
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John Falcone has been a trial lawyer since 1978, and has attained the Martindale-Hubbell AV-Preeminent Rating. His areas of practice include employment and commercial litigation as well as media law. He has extensive experience representing plaintiffs and defendants in the Federal and State courts of Virginia, as well in appellate courts. He is admitted to practice in all State and Federal Courts in Virginia, as well as in the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit and the United States Supreme Court.
Among his professional activities, John served as President of the Lynchburg Bar Association in 1993-1994. John has also been extensively involved in the Lynchburg community, serving on the boards of numerous community and charitable institutions, including serving for 10 years on the City of Lynchburg Electoral Board. He was Chairman of the Electoral Board from 2011-2013.

Practice Areas: 

Business and Construction Litigation
Personal Injury
Media Law


College of William and Mary, B.A. 1975 (Phi Beta Kappa, Omicron Delta Kappa); University of Virginia School of Law, J.D. 1978

Peer Review Rating:  

Martindale-Hubbell® Rating – AV-Preeminent

Admitted to the Bar: 

1978 (Virginia); admitted to practice in the United States Supreme Court, Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, and United States District Court for Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Professional Experience and Activities:  

Assistant and Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Lynchburg (1978–1980); Virginia State Bar; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association; American Association for Justice; Lynchburg Bar Association (President 1993-94);  Virginia State Bar Special Committee on Media, Bench and Bar Relations; Panelist, Virginia State Bar C.L.E. seminar on media law (1992); Panelist, Prolegia C.L.E. seminar “Preventing Legal Malpractice” (2004); adjunct instructor of criminal law at Central Virginia Community College (1980’s); Permanent Member of Federal 4th Circuit Judicial Conference

Community Activities: 

Lynchburg Electoral Board (2003-2013; Chairman, 2011-2013); Society for Human Resource Management of Central Virginia; board member: Daily Bread; Meals on Wheels; Woman’s Resource Center; Free Clinic of Central Virginia; member, St. Paul’s Episcopal Church (personnel committee, by-laws committee, Sunday school teacher); Virginia Legal Aid Society pro bono panel

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