Gentry Locke Promotes Jeffrey P. Miller and Ryan J. Starks to Partner

RICHMOND, Va. (January 3, 2024) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that attorneys Jeffrey P. Miller and Ryan J. Starks have been promoted to partnership, effective January 1, 2024.

“Ryan and Jeff are talented attorneys who have demonstrated hard work and commitment to our clients,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston. “We congratulate them on this significant career accomplishment, and we are pleased to announce and celebrate their advancement within the firm.”

Miller is a member of the firm’s Civil Defense Litigation practice group, where he frequently defends trucking companies in catastrophic injury, brain injury, and wrongful death cases, in addition to his work defending retailers and amusement parks and litigating various commercial and intentional tort claims. Miller has extensive experience collaborating with experts in the fields of accident reconstruction, human factors, biodynamics, brain injury medicine, engineering, and other professionals with a wide range of specialties. He also assists the firm’s transportation clients as part of the rapid response team, helping them navigate the crucial minutes and hours immediately after an accident occurs. Miller earned his J.D. from the University of Richmond School of Law and received his B.S. from Regis University. He has served on the board of the Henrico County Bar Association and was elected as President for the 2023-2024 term.

Starks is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation practice group, where he assists clients with complex business and civil disputes in state and federal courts throughout Virginia.  He has also practiced before the U.S. Government Accountability Office and the Court of Federal Claims. Starks represents businesses and individuals in lawsuits involving construction, contract, employment, government contracting, and real estate disputes. He earned his J.D. from the Washington and Lee University School of Law and received his B.A. from the State University of New York (SUNY) Albany. Starks is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and serves on the CLE Committee of the Richmond Bar Association.

About Gentry Locke

With 81 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, Richmond, and Norfolk, 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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