Charlie Calton is a trial lawyer in Gentry Locke’s Plaintiff’s group who represents people in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases across Virginia. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Charlie worked for more than a decade as a claims representative in the civil litigation section at the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, and was an Adjudication Specialist with the Virginia Department of Health Professions, and represented individuals seeking disability benefits at Social Security administrative hearings. A graduate of The University of Richmond School of Law, Charlie grew up in Lee County, Virginia and is excited to be practicing closer to home.
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Why I love being a lawyer...
I have a passion for helping people. I grew up in an impoverished area where most people would not have been able to afford top-tier legal representation. Being able to give back is what I love most about being an attorney.
People would be surprised to know…
I love riding motorcycles. I raced motocross and one of my favorite things about the sport was getting to ride Moto GP and a race spec Ducati. I am also a runner, played football in high school, and am a UVA sports fan.
If I won the lottery…
I’d definitely still practice law -- no amount of money would stop me from wanting to help people who have been hurt. That said, I wouldn’t worry as much about college tuition for my kids.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D. cum laude
- University of Virginia College at Wise, B.S. in Biology and Business Administration
- Drafted complaints and various motions for motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, products liability, and wrongful death matters
- As a Claims Representative in the civil litigation section at the Virginia Office of the Attorney General, performed legal research, assisted in drafting pleadings, and worked closely with individuals to secure maximum recovery in civil litigation matters
- Represented claimants at administrative hearings across five states to determine eligibility for Social Security Disability benefits
- Drafted notices and orders for the Virginia Board of Medicine, Virginia Board of Pharmacy, and Virginia Board of Long-Term Care Administrators as an Adjudication Specialist with the Virginia Department of Health Professions, and appeared before the boards at administrative hearings
- Executive Leadership Team, Virginia March of Dimes (2016-Present); Chair, Roanoke Valley March of Dimes Executive Leadership Team (2017-Present); Member, March of Dimes State Board (2017-2018)
- Member, Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (2017-Present)
- Member, Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association (2016-Present)
- Member, The Virginia Bar Association (2016-Present)
- Member, Virginia State Bar (2016-Present)
- The Thomas Jefferson Intellectual Property American Inn of Court (2014-2016)
- Articles Editor, Richmond Journal of Online Law & Technology (2014-2016)
- Students Live Benefit Concerts, Founder (2013-Present)
- Named a “Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star” for Personal Injury: Plaintiff (2019-2021)
Case StudiesThe results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
Gentry Locke wins Large Office category in Feeding America Southwest Virginia's 2019 "Legal Food Frenzy"News
Roanoke City jury renders unanimous verdict of $1.5 million for victim of radiology malpractice The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.Case Studies