Alicha Grubb, Gentry Locke attorney

Alicha M. Grubb

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Alicha Grubb works in the Commercial Litigation and Construction groups. Alicha handles a variety of commercial litigation matters, including construction 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 is also one of the only attorneys in the Commonwealth who represents heavy-duty towing and recovery companies related to highway clean up in connection with VDOT programs. Together with the Governmental and Regulatory Affairs group, Gentry Locke assists these companies in securing favorable legislation and case law. Alicha also handles general disputes involving commercial real estate, corporate management, personal business concerns, and complex litigation matters. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, Alicha was a law clerk for the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit. Alicha is an award- winning speaker who is also fluent in Spanish.

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  • If you could take a trip tomorrow, where would you go?

    West Virginia. My parents are from there, and my favorite place on earth is this beautiful mountain in Preston County, in the middle of nowhere. I love to sit up there and just be away from the bustle of the world.

  • 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.


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


  • Successfully prosecuted ejectment claims against our client’s ex-husband. The case favorably settled in the middle of our jury trial in Bland County Circuit Court.
  • Successfully defended personal injury and damage claims by a trucking company against our trucking client to a jury in Roanoke County Circuit Court.
  • 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.
  • Court granted Motion to Dismiss 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).


  • Virginia Bar Association, Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee (present)
  • Graduate, Leadership Roanoke Valley (2020)
  • Roanoke Neighborhood Advocates, Chair (2020-present)
  • Graduate, Batten Leadership Institute of Hollins University (2019)
  • 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)


  • Named to the “Up and Coming Lawyers” List by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2023)
  • Named a “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine for Young Lawyers (2019-2023) and Administrative Government (2022)
  • 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)

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