Michael Phelan and Jonathan Petty | Virginia Trial Attorneys

Practice Areas


Traumatic Brain Injury

One of the more unfortunate results of personal injury cases is severe and sometimes irreversible traumatic brain injury. This can be caused by motor vehicle accidents, exposure to neuro-toxins like lead paint, defective products, oxygen deprivation from medical errors, falls, and violent acts. The repercussions... Read more


Medical Malpractice in Virginia

Virginia medical malpractice attorneys Medical malpractice is the third leading cause of death in the U.S., ahead of accidents, stroke and respiratory disease and behind only heart disease and cancer. More than 250,000 deaths occur annually as a result of preventable medical errors – almost 700 deaths a day. And... Read more


Tractor Trailer Truck Accidents

Experienced tractor trailer truck accident attorneys Tractor trailer wrecks are unique types of vehicle or highway accidents that often cause devastating injuries to other drivers and passengers on the road. These cases pose far more complex legal challenges than most other automobile crash cases. It is important... Read more

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Automobile Accidents

Representing individuals and the families of victims harmed or killed by car or motorcycle crashes. When you entrust our attorneys with your car crash case, you will have hired a personal injury lawyer with a track record of success in the court room, a reputation for excellence, and a personal commitment to your... Read more


Products Liability

Unreasonably dangerous products injure thousands of people every year. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 30 million personal injuries and 22,000 deaths are caused by defective products each year. Product liability law governs the liability of manufacturers, designers, distributors,... Read more


Unsafe Drugs and Medical Devices

Fighting pharmaceutical companies for willful wrongdoing. Unreasonably dangerous prescription drugs and defective medical devices harm or kill thousands of Americans every year. Our firm is involved with and has successfully resolved numerous cases involving dangerous drugs and devices, many with names you may have... Read more

Laparoscopic Power Morcellation

Laparoscopic power morcellators are electric surgical devices used to cut up tissue into smaller pieces. This method has become a popular treatment for uterine fibroids, both during hysterectomy (removal of the uterus) and myomectomy (removal of uterine fibroids). The spinning blades of a power morcellator can cut... Read more

Vehicle Factory

Fiat Chrysler Recall

What you need to know about the Fiat Chrysler Recall Some Fiat Chrysler Jeep Commander and Jeep Grand Cherokee vehicles may experience an unintended change in the position of the ignition switch while driving. This can result in loss of engine power, power steering, and braking assist, and even a malfunction of the... Read more


IVC Filter Attorneys

Temporary, retreivable IVC filter? Think again. The introduction over the last several years of optional “retrievable” IVC filters has lead numerous complications. These IVC filters are theoretically more practical for trauma and bariatric patients who only have a temporary need for such a medical device.... Read more


Takata Airbags

Takata airbag inflators have been recalled in almost 20 million vehicles worldwide. Originally limited mostly to Honda and Acura models, the recall has spread to numerous other manufacturers, such as Mercedes-Benz, VW, Audi, BMW, Daimler, Ford, and Mazda. The issue is that airbag inflators can explode with too much... Read more

Personal Injury

Richmond Personal Injury Attorneys If you’re looking for a lawyer to handle your personal injury case, it’s not hard to find one. Just turn on a TV. Listen to the morning radio. Watch the billboards as you drive by. There are plenty of law firms handling personal injury cases, and they agree to represent each and... Read more



Xarelto:Â a blood thinner that can cause fatal bleeding For decades, the tried-and-true blood thinner Warfarin (Coumadin) helped men and women prevent blood clots, lower the risk of stroke, treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism, and treat other blood and heart related issues. A newer class of blood... Read more

Defective Hip Implant Attorneys

Hip Replacement

Do you have a Stryker hip replacement system? Contact the experienced hip replacement attorneys at Phelan Petty today to learn your rights. Certain metal-on-metal hip replacements, including Stryker's LFIT CoCr V40 femoral head system, Rejuvenate and ABG II systems, are causing dangerous complications including... Read more

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E-cigarette and vape battery explosions

E-cigarette or vaporizer incident? Call the product liability attorneys at Phelan Petty today. E-cigarettes or electronic vaporizers are battery-powered devices that simulate tobacco smoking by producing a heated vapor. They contain a heating element that vaporizes a liquid solution. The power source for the devices... Read more