Michael Phelan and Jonathan Petty | Virginia Trial Attorneys

About Us

Dedication to the protection of the injured.

Phelan | Petty is a law firm representing victims and families who have been affected by others’ wrongdoing. With a proven track record, nationally recognized trial lawyers, and a network of experts, we devote all resources necessary to represent our valued clients against large and powerful opponents. Our expertise is widely valued by our peers, as other law firms in Virginia and across the country regularly refer their clients to our firm, entrusting us to handle their complex injury cases.

Phelan | Petty and its lawyers are listed among the best law firms and attorneys in America by U.S. News & World Report, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers in America.

We are based in Richmond, Virginia and handle cases throughout the state and nationwide. Meet our expert attorneys and the skilled people of Phelan | Petty, or contact us today to discuss your case.

Our Approach

We handle diverse and complex cases in state and federal courts throughout Virginia and the nation. Our highly skilled personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys represent the victims of catastrophic automobile and tractor-trailer truck crashes, medical malpractice, unsafe products, dangerous drugs and medical devices, and a variety of other claims.

Our firm is listed in U.S. News and World Report’s Best Law Firms, Super Lawyers, and Best Lawyers, and the attorneys of Phelan | Petty have been ranked by their peers in the legal community at the highest level of professional and ethical excellence.

Professional Honors

We are proud of the recognition and commendations bestowed upon us by our colleagues. Our firm is recognized by U.S. News & World Report-Best Law Firms, and the partners at Phelan | Petty have been ranked by their peers in the legal community at the highest level of professional competence and ethical excellence.

Our partners have been selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in their respective practice areas, indicating a high-degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.

Professional Service

Each of our attorneys volunteers meaningful time and energy to various professional organizations. We believe strongly in upholding the honor and integrity of the legal profession and advancing it for future generations. Our attorneys have long served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association and have been active in numerous important legislative and other committees. We are also active in the American Association for Justice, serving on its Board of Governors and supporting its efforts to protect our clients by participating in its Leaders Forum and PAC.

Community Service

Our commitment to the Richmond community is reflected by our collective work on behalf of local organizations such as: