Meet our team

Former Attorney General

of Virginia Mark Earley

Our Attorneys

With a combination of experience and innovation, we're a family law firm that can understand and help.

 
 
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Mark Earley, Sr.      |      Attorney 

Allow me to briefly introduce myself. I’m Mark Earley, Sr. and I have been licensed to practice law in the state of Virginia for over 30 years. During those years I’ve also served as the Attorney General of Virginia and as a Senator in Virginia’s State Senate. In addition, for ten years I served as President and CEO of the world’s largest outreach to prisoners and their families, Prison Fellowship. I have years of experience in law & in criminal defense and I want to put that experience to work for you.

In my law practice, I take pride in the relationship and assistance that I provide for my clients. I am driven by my passion to help people who find themselves in legal crisis. I want to help you get your life back!

Every day I handle DWI/DUI, Reckless Driving, Serious Traffic Offenses, and Criminal cases for my clients. These are significant charges that can affect your life forever. (Certain convictions will appear on state driving records, result in demerit points, increase the price of car insurance, and in some cases such as DUI, reckless driving, or driving on a suspended license can result in jail time and the loss of driving privileges.) If you find yourself in a similar situation, no matter how complicated or difficult it may seem, I can help you get your life back! It’s what I do and it is my passion.

My clients are my number one priority.  Although I cannot guarantee the outcome of your case, I can guarantee that I will treat you with dignity and respect. I can guarantee that I will treat your case as if it’s my most important case, because I know that it is YOUR most important case.

Contact me at mark.sr@earleylegalgroup.com.

DUI  |   Reckless Driving
Criminal Law   |   Personal Injury

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Justin Whitmel Earley      |      Counsel

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Mark Earley, Jr.     |      Attorney

Mark’s practice areas include DWI/DUI, Reckless Driving, Serious Traffic Offenses, Criminal Cases, White Collar Criminal Cases, Internal Investigations, Guardian Ad Litem, and Civil Matters. Mark has handled a variety of cases in Circuit Court, General District Court, as well as Juvenile and Domestic Relations Court.

Mark received his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, and his B.A. from Virginia Tech, where he studied Political Science, History, and English. Prior to joining the Earley Legal Group, Mark practiced at McGuireWoods, LLP, where he focused on government investigations and white-collar litigation. Mark served as a law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson, U.S. District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia.  He also interned with the Honorable William C. Mims of the Supreme Court of Virginia, as well as the Honorable Randolph A. Beales of the Court of Appeals of Virginia.

 

Before attending law school, Mark served in former Governor Robert F. McDonnell’s administration, primarily assisting with the Prisoner and Juvenile Re-entry Council.  He also coordinated and lobbied on behalf of a non-profit organization, interacting with members of the Virginia General Assembly. Mark is admitted to practice law in Virginia, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia.

Contact me at mark.jr@earleylegalgroup.com.

DUI & Reckless Driving   |    Criminal Law 
Domestic   |    Internal Investigations

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Andrew Hemby      |      Associate

Justin is a business lawyer who helps companies with a wide variety of legal issues. If your company is forming, seeking funding or investment, hiring a key employee, negotiating a major agreement, considering a franchise, or approaching a sale, Justin can help. Email him at justin@earleylegalgroup.com.

Justin graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in English Literature before spending four years in Shanghai, China, teaching and writing. He got his law degree from the Georgetown University Law Center and began his legal career in big law in the mergers and acquisitions practice of McGuireWoods LLP.


He is married to Lauren and has four sons – Whit, Asher, Colt and Shep. 

In addition to his business law practice, Justin frequently speaks on the state of mental health in the legal profession and the impact work and technology habits have on mental health. In 2019, Justin was appointed by the Supreme Court of Virginia to the board of the Virginia Judges and Lawyers Assistance Program. If you are interested in having Justin speak at your legal event, you can read more and get in touch here.

 

In his spare time, Justin enjoys writing, spending evenings with friends, exploring Richmond’s restaurants with his wife Lauren, and exploring the James River hiking trails with his four boys.

 

He is also the author of the award winning book on formational habits, The Common Rule – Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction and a book on parenting, Habits of the Household.

Contact Justin at justin@earleylegalgroup.com.

Business Formation   |   M&A   |   Investments
Non-Profits   |   Business Disputes

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Chris Rohde      |      Associate

Chris advises businesses on a host of corporate and regulatory matters. Chris brings an innovative and business-focused mindset to the legal needs of his clients. After law school, Chris spent his first seven years in-house at WealthForge, a financial technology company specializing in alternative investments. Most recently, he served as their sole corporate counsel. During his tenure at WealthForge, Chris assisted with multiple rounds of financing, negotiated and managed all of their sales and vendor agreements, supported the HR department in various employment law matters, managed several regulatory examinations, successfully led multiple expansions of the broker-dealer’s business lines, and advised on the application of various state and federal securities laws to alternative securities offerings.

 

Chris is also a certified privacy professional with IAPP and has experience advising companies on the legal aspects of both privacy and cybersecurity. Chris obtained his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he served as the executive editor of the University of Richmond’s Journal of Global Law and Business. He previously received his bachelor’s degree in History from Virginia Tech.

 

Chris and his wife, Liz, live in the Bryan Park neighborhood in the Northside of Richmond. When not working, Chris can be found cooking with his wife, enjoying an evening with friends, reading, or sailing his Cape Dory Typhoon Scout. Chris recently took up fly-fishing and hopes to be able

to call that a hobby soon.

Contact him at chris.rohde@earleylegalgroup.com.

Andrew assists companies and individuals with a range of business and corporate law matters.  Prior to joining the firm, Andrew began his legal career practicing in big law at Troutman Pepper Hamilton Sanders LLP, litigating consumer financial services matters across the country.  Additionally, he served as a judicial law clerk to the Honorable Henry E. Hudson in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

 

Before entering the legal field, Andrew worked for five years at CapTech, a national technology consulting firm, working with numerous Fortune 500 clients.  He also spent a year serving with Manna Project International, an NGO in Managua, Nicaragua, where he led a variety of community development initiatives.

 

Andrew obtained his law degree from the University of Richmond School of Law, where he graduated magna cum laude and served on the executive board of the University of Richmond Law Review.  Andrew holds a bachelor’s degree in business management from Virginia Tech’s R.B. Pamplin College of Business. 

 

Andrew and his wife, Fiona, live in the Willow Lawn area of Richmond with their always-energetic English Springer Spaniel, Finlay.

You can contact Andrew at

andrew.hemby@earleylegalgroup.com.

Business Formation   |   M&A   |   Investments
Non-Profits   |   Business Disputes

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Anne Earley      |     Executive Assistant

Anne is our executive assistant who handles all things that do not require taking the bar exam - though frankly she can do those things pretty well too! 

Anne graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University’s School of the Arts program with a degree in Fashion Merchandising and has worked in early stage companies, started her own venture, and become a seasoned legal assistant.

Anne lives in Oregon Hill with her two labs, Moose & Sunny. In her free time, she enjoys tasting quality coffee, running Richmond’s streets & eating good food with friends.

You can contact Anne at

anne@earleylegalgroup.com.

Business Formation   |   M&A   |   Investments
Non-Profits   |   Business Disputes