Jon Roellke is a member of the firm’s Civil Defense Litigation practice group. Prior to joining the firm as an attorney, Jon was a Law Clerk at the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Chesterfield Circuit Court. While in law school at the University of Richmond, Jon worked as an Intern for the Office of the Federal Public Defender, Western District of Virginia and at the Central Virginia Legal Aid Society where he was also a Virginia Law Foundation Fellow.
- Innings of baseball watched
- National Park units visited
- Chili cookoff won
What's on your bucket list?
Exploring all the National Parks and visiting every Major League Baseball (MLB) stadium are two things on my bucket list. So far, I've had the privilege of visiting 38 National Park units. I believe now, there are over 400 units scattered throughout the country. As for the MLB stadiums, I'm a huge fan of baseball, and I have visited many of the stadiums on the East Coast and would like to now adventure west. Each stadium has its own atmosphere and traditions. One of the great things about baseball is that no two fields or stadiums are exactly alike: the Green Monster at Fenway Park plays very differently than the short porch at Yankee Stadium.
What made you decide to pursue a law career?
I have a deep-rooted desire to make a positive impact by helping others. Law is an inherently helping profession, offering a platform to provide valuable services and assistance to individuals. I find great fulfillment in using my skills and knowledge to address complex legal issues and guiding individuals through the intricacies of the legal system.
If you had chosen a career other than law, what would you be doing?
I would either be a teacher or a high school baseball coach. Having played baseball growing up, I have noticed there are many life lessons you can learn from baseball. Both roles align with my passion for guiding and helping others.
- University of Richmond School of Law, J.D.
- University of Virginia, B.A.
- Drafted bench memoranda and opinions for state intermediate appellate court judge
- Prepared memoranda and orders in state trial court on all civil matters before the court
- Virginia State Bar
- Eastern District of Virginia
- Western District of Virginia