At Overbey, Hawkins & Wright, we are personal injury lawyers. We help people who have been injured through no fault of their own recover emotionally, physically and financially so that you can resume living a healthy and fulfilling life.
We focus our practice representing folks who are injured in car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, accidents caused by drunk drivers, wrongful death cases, nursing home injuries, dog bite cases and products liability cases.
We exist to serve our clients. On this website you will find numerous informational videos and blog posts that are designed to give you the information you need to achieve a full recovery. Here are some of our most popular blog posts:
Our firm has a rich and proud history dating back to 1930 when R.I. Overbey began practicing law in Rustburg and 1931 when W. Hutchings “Hutch” Overbey, Sr. joined him.
“Hutch” Overbey was Judge of the Campbell County Court for many years during a time when judges also practiced law. The firm was well-known as Overbey & Overbey. Later joined by his son, W. Hutchings “Buzzy” Overbey, Jr., the firm was recognized as one of the prominent law firms in the greater Lynchburg area as our attorneys fought zealously for our clients.
After David Hawkins joined the firm in 1972 and later became partner, the firm became known as Overbey, Overbey & Hawkins. W. Hutchings Overbey, Sr. retired from the Circuit Court bench for Campbell County and Bryan Selz joined the firm. The firm became known as Overbey, Hawkins & Selz. Shortly thereafter, Frank A. Wright, Jr. joined the firm after graduating with honors from Harvard University and the University Of Virginia School Of Law. Kristin Button Wright also joined the firm and practiced primarily out of Brookneal.
During these years, the firm grew and developed a reputation for competent, diligent and zealous representation of our clients and it is this reputation that our attorneys strive to fulfill. Today, Overbey, Hawkins & Wright consists of six lawyers: A. David Hawkins, Frank A. Wright, Jr., Samuel “Sam” Franklin Vance, IV, Michael “Mike” P. Lovell, and Robert B. Vogel.
Our attorneys are committed to excellence and approach your case with a team mentality. Unlike other firms, our attorneys help each other and work together to achieve our clients’ objectives. We find that a team approach better serves our clients and ensures highly skilled and proficient representation.
If you chose Overbey, Hawkins & Wright then you are choosing one of the highest rated law firms in the country. Our firm is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a listing by Martindale-Hubbell based on the confidential rating of lawyers by other lawyers and judges. That listing is limited to only the most distinguished law practices, those that have achieved the “AV” rating signifying the highest level of legal ability, conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. Our lawyers have been listed in Super Lawyers and voted the best in Lynchburg by a poll of readers of the Lynchburg Daily News and Advance. We have been highly rated by Gold Star, a local rating service.
In addition to personal injury Overbey, Hawkins & Wright handles all types of complex litigation; criminal litigation; local government and school law; wills, trusts, and estates; real estate; and construction law.
Overbey, Hawkins & Wright represents a broad range of clients, from corporations and local governments to individuals. We are local counsel for Sonny Merryman, Inc.; MeadWestvaco Corporation, Inc.; Virginia Solar Components, Inc.; Truck Body Corp.; Falwell Corporation; Falwell Aviation, Inc.; Gladybrook Properties, Inc.; Campbell County School Board; Amherst County School Board; Appomattox County School Board; Town of Brookneal; Town of Appomattox; Industrial Development Authority of the County of Campbell; Wilson Heating & Cooling Co.; Colonial Farm Credit, ACA; Modern Home Construction, Inc.; Patrick Henry Family Services; Sentry Farms, Inc.; Brookneal Airport Authority; and many others.