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Glenn Pulley, Gentry Locke attorney in Lynchburg

Glenn W. Pulley

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Glenn Pulley, a Partner in Gentry Locke’s Business Litigation group, was inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2002. Glenn served as Chairman of the Virginia Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers in 2013 and 2014. Glenn’s trial experience has helped many clients in the courtroom. Since his career began in 1976, Glenn has tried more than 150 civil jury trials for plaintiffs and defendants involving personal injury/property damage, product liability, commercial, construction, employment, estates, and eminent domain. For many years he has represented institutional clients including the housing authority, the school board, and the Chapter 10 Services Board in his community.  Glenn’s ability to resolve business disputes is of great value to his municipal and business clients, often enabling them to avoid the expense, inconvenience, and risk of litigation.

  • Jury trials tried to conclusion
  • US National Parks visited
  • Hours traveled to Bangkok – a spectacular trip
  • Sons who make me proud – (lawyer & TV producer)
  • If I weren't practicing law...

    I would see my two grandchildren more frequently, and spend more time traveling with my son, who is always adventuring to very interesting places as a producer for National Geographic.

  • People would be surprised to know...

    I was a pole vaulter in high school and for one year in college…which led to a hip replacement at the age of 54.


  • University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, J.D. with honors and distinction (1976)
  • University of Richmond, B.A. in Economics cum laude (1973)


  • Was key contact for legal work for the Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, providing advice regarding risk management, landlord/tenant, grievances, Hope VI HUD program, the FOIA, and Procurement
  • Assisted school boards and superintendents in Halifax, Pittsylvania County, Mecklenberg County; Southside Community Services and Danville Pittsylvania Community Services
  • Represented the town of South Boston for over ten years

Representative Cases

  • Skull Mountain v. BWE (2012)
  • Wilson v. Turner, 2008 WL 222302 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 2008)
  • Romar v. Tomer, Lawyers Weekly [08-T-086] (Danville Circuit Court 2008)Wilson v. Turner, 2008 WL 222302 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 2008)
  • McKinney v. Stonebridge Life Insurance, 2006 WL 2819642 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 2006)
  • Coley v. Danville Redevelopment and Housing Authority, 2006 WL 118254 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 2006)
  • Rogers v. Dow Agroscience, LLC, et al., 2006 WL 3147393 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 2006)
  • Clements v. Mecklenburg County School Board (USDC (E.D. Va.) 2005)
  • Anderson, et al. v. Cabin Lake Condominium Asso., Lawyers Weekly [02-T-200] (Danville Circuit Court 2002)
  • JPS Elastomerics Corp. v. Industrial Tools Inc., 65 F. Supp.2d 376 (USDC (W.D. Va.) 1998)
  • Doss v. Doss, Lawyers Weekly VLW 008-8-262 (Pittsylvania County Circuit Court 2008)
  • Brown v. Auto-Owners Ins. Co., 1997 WL 547975 (U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit 1997)
  • Carnell Construction Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Auth., et al, 2013 WL 101687 (W.D.Va.)


  • Fellow, American College of Trial Lawyers (2002); Member (2002-Present)
  • Fellow, Virginia Law Foundation
  • Chair, Virginia Committee of the American College of Trial Lawyers (2013-2014)
  • Trustee for Averett University (2010-2013)
  • Instructor, Virginia Mandatory Professionalism Class, VSB (2004 – 2007)
  • Boyd Graves Conference (1994-2011)
  • Virginia State Bar: Board of Governors, Construction Law Section (1985-1988); Board of Governors, Litigation Section (1995-2002); Chair, Litigation Section (2000-2001)
  • The Virginia Bar Association: Board of Governors (2003-2007); Construction Law Section Board (1993-1999)
  • President, Danville Bar Association (1995)
  • Regional Vice President, Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (1985-1988)
  • Admitted to the U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, and the U.S. Supreme Court


  • Consistently named one of the “Best Lawyers in America” in the category of Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants (2011-2019), also listed in Best Lawyers in America – Business Edition (2016)
  • Named one of the “Virginia Legal Elite” by Virginia Business magazine for Civil Litigation (2000-2008, 2011, 2014)
    and Construction (2012-2013)
  • Designated a “Virginia Super Lawyer” in the area of Civil Litigation: Defense (2006-2017) and Business Litigation (2006-2019)
  • Peer-rated “AV/Preeminent” by the Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory
  • Named a “Leader in the Law” by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (2009)
  • McNeill Honor Society, University of Richmond


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