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Gentry Locke’s John M. Scheib and Alicha M. Grubb Recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly

ROANOKE, Va. (October 25, 2023) – The Virginia law firm Gentry Locke is pleased to announce that John M. Scheib has been named to the Virginia Lawyers Weekly 2023 “Leaders in the Law” list and Alicha M. Grubb has been named to the publication’s “Up & Coming Lawyers” Class of 2023. Honorees were recognized at the Virginia Lawyers Weekly celebration on October 24 in downtown Richmond.

“We are very proud of John and Alicha for these statewide recognitions, which stand as a testament to the exceptional work being done for Gentry Locke’s  clients as well as their standing as esteemed practitioners and valued community leaders,” said Gentry Locke Managing Partner Brett Marston.

“Leaders in the Law” is an annual award that celebrates lawyers who are setting the standard for other lawyers by making outstanding contributions to the practice of law through significant achievements, leading improvements to the justice system, serving as role models and mentors, and serving Virginia’s legal and local communities.

The “Up & Coming Lawyers” award recognizes attorneys in their first 10 years of practice who have excelled in the profession and are standouts among their peers, making a name for themselves through significant accomplishments that establish them as leaders of the future.

The full list of attorneys recognized in the Virginia Lawyers Weekly lists is available here.

Scheib is a partner in Gentry Locke’s General Commercial Practice Group and the former Chief Legal Officer and a former senior executive of Norfolk Southern Corporation. He regularly provides clients with strategic counsel on general deal-making, legislative, regulatory and business matters and also provides advice on the legal aspects of the transportation and railroad industries. Scheib is an active member of the Virginia Bar Association’s Transportation section and serves as chair of the Corporate Counsel Section of the Virginia State Bar and is on the advisory boards of Attorney Live and Telegraph. He received his J.D. from Villanova University School of Law and earned his B.A. from the University of Virginia.

Grubb is a partner in the firm’s Commercial Litigation and Construction groups and handles 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. She is one of the only attorneys in Virginia who represents heavy-duty towing and recovery companies related to highway cleanup in connection with VDOT programs. Grubb serves on the executive board of the Virginia Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Division and is secretary of the Virginia Bar Association’s Transportation Section. She received her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law and her B.A. from Bob Jones University.

About Gentry Locke

With 79 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, 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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