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Alicha Grubb, Gentry Locke attorney

Alicha M. Grubb

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Alicha Grubb works in the Commercial Litigation and Construction groups. Alicha handles matters related to contract negotiations, payment disputes, mechanic’s liens, construction defects, and delay claims for owners, general contractors, subcontractors, suppliers and design professionals. Alicha also handles disputes involving real estate contracts, landlord/tenant issues, and other general business matters. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Alicha researched criminal and civil motions as a law clerk for the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit, where she assisted on large projects such as editing the Virginia Model Jury Instructions. Alicha is an award- winning speaker who is also fluent in Spanish.

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  • What would people be surprised to know about you?

    I am trying to learn how to speak Russian. I'm excited to be learning a language with a different alphabet. I already speak English and Spanish. I hear that if you learn three, the rest are easy.

  • If I wasn’t practicing law…

    I would be a contractor or a physicist. I really like math and physics because they involve factual, everyday problem solving. I remodeled my entire house myself – including the plumbing! I moved the kitchen to a new room, redid the bathroom, and took out a staircase. It was very rewarding.

  • Why I love being a lawyer…

    It allows me to solve problems creatively, which is one of my greatest skills. I enjoy the logic and the opportunity to do something practical to help someone. Whether getting money back for a client or resolving a problem, creating ways to help people in daily life is my motivation for coming to work every day.

Education

  • Wake Forest University School of Law, J.D.
  • Bob Jones University, B.A., cum laude

Experience

  • Successfully defended two cases at trials on behalf of a commercial landlord being sued by former tenants under the Virginia Residential Landlord and Tenant Act in Albemarle Circuit Court;
  • Successfully tried a case on behalf of a commercial landlord against a tenant who caused damage to and abandoned the property in Roanoke County Circuit Court;
  • Resolved a major construction delay and payment dispute for a subcontractor in Henry County Circuit Court;
  • Successfully defended an action for breach of commercial lease on the grounds that lease was for more than five years and did not meet the seal requirements of the Virginia Code (Mitchell Morgan, Roanoke City General District Court)
  • Successfully defended a breach of contract action against one of our commercial clients at a bench trial on the merits. (Horn Woods Service Center, Roanoke City General District Court)
  • Court granted demurrer to the plaintiff’s declaratory judgment action on the grounds that it was preemptive forum shopping (MCCOA, LLC Retail Service Systems, Inc., Civil Action No. 7:17-CV-00505 (Western District of Va. Feb. 1, 2018)

Affiliations

  • Graduate, Leadership Roanoke Valley (2020)
  • Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates, Chair (2020-present)
  • Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers’ Division, executive board (2019-present)
  • Graduate, Batten Leadership Institute of Hollins University (2019)
  • Blue Ridge Literacy, board member (2018-present)
  • Roanoke Bar Association (2016-present)
  • Member, Wake Forest Journal of Law and Policy (2014-2016)
  • Wake Forest Moot Court: Captain and member, Jessup International Law Moot Court Team (2014-2016); Stanley Competition participant (2015); Walker Competition Elite Eight finalist (2014); moot court mentor (2015-2016)

Awards

  • Named a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine for Young Lawyers (2019-2020)
  • CALI Award for Trial Practice (2015)
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice Award (2015)
  • Highest Ranking Oralist, Wake Forest Jessup International Law Moot Court team (2015)

Published Work

The results of client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes.
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