Gentry Locke Names Four New Partners

ROANOKE, Va. (January 5, 2023) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that attorneys David R. Berry, Charles L. Calton, D. Scott Foster Jr. and Alicha M. Grubb have been promoted to the partnership, effective January 1, 2023.

“It is a testament to our firm culture to have such an exceptional group of young attorneys with a diverse set of skills that allow us to serve a wide range of clients,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston. “We congratulate them on this accomplishment and look forward to their continued contributions to the firm and to the legal profession as a whole.”

Berry focuses his practice on helping clients with business disputes across a variety of areas, including construction and transportation, and also handles appellate matters. He also advises clients with matters related to billboard and outdoor advertising. Prior to joining Gentry Locke, he served for two years as a law clerk to The Honorable Donald W. Lemons, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia. Berry also held roles in the United States Attorney’s Office and the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia. He earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and his B.A. from George Mason University.

Calton is a member of Gentry Locke’s Plaintiff’s group and represents clients in medical malpractice, wrongful death, and personal injury cases throughout Virginia. Prior to joining the firm, he spent more than 10 years as a claims representative in the civil litigation section at the Virginia Office of the Attorney General. Calton has been listed in Virginia Rising Stars since 2019 and is a member of the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, the Virginia Trial Lawyers’ Association, the Virginia Bar Association and the Virginia State Bar. He received his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and his B.S. from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise.

Foster helps businesses with their land use, real estate and corporate law needs. As a member of Gentry Locke’s Legislative Affairs and Solar and Renewable Energy teams, he handles solar and battery storage land use matters across the Commonwealth. Foster is a former member of Williamsburg City Council and former Vice-Mayor of the city. He is a member of the William and Mary Real Estate Foundation Board of Directors and the Tourism Development Grant Fund Review Committee in Williamsburg. Foster has been recognized in Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch since 2021 and received his J.D. and B.A. from The College of William and Mary.

Grubb is a member of Gentry Locke’s Commercial Litigation and Construction groups. She 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. Grubb also handles real estate and contract litigation and landlord/tenant issues. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a law clerk for the judges of the Twenty-third Judicial Circuit of Virginia. Grubb serves as secretary for the Virginia Bar Association’s (VBA) Transportation Section and is a member of the VBA Young Lawyers Division Executive Committee. She received her J.D. from the Wake Forest University School of Law and her B.A. from Bob Jones University.

About Gentry Locke

With more than 80 lawyers practicing across a range of disciplines, Gentry Locke brings uncommon thinking and deep experience to the legal and business challenges of companies, institutions, organizations and individuals—a commitment the firm has met since 1923. Operating from offices in Roanoke, Lynchburg, and Richmond, Virginia, Gentry Locke serves clients in Virginia and across the United States. Meet the firm’s dynamic attorneys and learn more about its fierce drive to achieve success for its clients by exploring our website.

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