Richard L. Chidester

Richard L. Chidester (Pearisburg, Virginia)

Richard L. Chidester

Attorney in Pearisburg, VA
Instructor, New River Regional Police Academy, 1983-2005. County Attorney, Giles County, 1985—. Commissioner of Accounts, Giles County, 1985—. Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney, Giles County, 1987-1995. 27th District Bar Council.
540-922-1062
Client Rating N/A
Peer Rating 4.6 of 5
Practice Area
  • Traffic Violations
  • Real Estate
  • DUI/DWI
  • Litigation
  • Wills
  • Criminal Law
  • Personal Injury
  • Government Law
  • Business Law
  • Collections
PBI program participant with Legal Aid Society of the New River Valley
Total time spent on pro bono work: 2%

Peer Reviews (4)

Peer Reviews (4)
BV Rated
4.6/5.0
Peer Rating
 
High Ethical Standard
Real Estate Litigation, Municipal Law, General Practice and Civil Litigation
Areas of Practice
Legal Knowledge
Legal Knowledge
4.5/5
Analytical Capabilities
Analytical Capabilities
4.5/5
Judgment
Judgment
4.6/5
Communication Ability
Communication Ability
4.6/5
Legal Experience
Legal Experience
4.6/5
Peer Reviews (4)
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/30/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
I worked with Mr. Chidester on a recent partition suit and found him to be very knowledgeable, accessible and ethical. I have also dealt with him on many occasions with estates, where he serves as Commissioner of Accounts for Giles County.
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
5.0/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
One of the best in Giles County
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 10/22/14
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
4/5
Analytical Capabilities
5/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
4.8/5.0 Posted by a Partner on 08/06/12
Endorsed for Ethical Standing
Legal Knowledge
5/5
Analytical Capabilities
4/5
Judgment
5/5
Communication Ability
5/5
Legal Experience
5/5
*Individual reviews provided before 2009 are not displayed

Experience & Credentials

Firm Details
Position
Member
Admission Details
Admitted in 1982, Virginia
1983, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia
Additional Payment Information
Fixed Hourly Rates
Fixed Fees Available
Law School Attended
Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Class of 1982
J.D.
University Attended
Southside Virginia Community College
Class of 1976
A.A.S.
with highest honors

Virginia Commonwealth University
Class of 1977
B.S.
with high honors
Birth Information
Born in 1955
South Hill, Virginia, November 26, 1955
Associations & Memberships
Giles County Bar Association (President, 1985; Secretary-Treasurer, 1984); Virginia State Bar; Virginia Trial Lawyers Association.

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Contact Information

Contact Information
Firm Address
Hartley & Chidester, P.C.
503 Mountain Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 511,
Pearisburg, VA 24134-0511
U.S.A.
Phone
540-921-1703
Fax
540-921-2008
Website
Office Information
Office Information
Richard L. Chidester
Member
Hartley & Chidester, P.C.
503 Mountain Lake Avenue, P.O. Box 511,
Pearisburg, VA 24134-0511