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Spencer Wiegard is a Partner and a member of Gentry Locke’s Construction Law and Commercial Litigation practice groups. Spencer focuses his practice in the areas of construction law and construction litigation. He represents general contractors, subcontractors, trade contractors, suppliers and design professionals. Spencer is a member of the Board of Governors for the Virginia State Bar Construction Law and Public Contracts Section and a member of both the Legislative Committee and the Executive Committee for the Roanoke/SW Virginia District of the Associated General Contractors of Virginia. He currently serves as the AGCVA Roanoke District President. Spencer has consistently been recognized as a Virginia Rising Star in Construction Litigation by Virginia Super Lawyers.

Spencer counsels and advises his clients concerning a range of legal issues, including contract drafting and negotiation, mechanic’s liens, surety bond claims, professional and occupational licensing issues, and OSHA issues and claims. Spencer’s construction litigation practice involves breach of contract disputes, payment disputes, claims, construction defect disputes, design defect disputes, mechanic’s lien enforcement actions, payment bond claims, OSHA enforcement actions, professional licensure, and regulatory matters.

  • Years at the firm
  • Rescue pets at home
  • Adorable daughters
  • Twin Brothers
  • Are you a dog or cat person?

    We are an “any animal can find a home here” kind of family. My wife is a veterinarian, so we have a constant stream of animals coming through. Currently, we have three dogs and two cats – all rescues.

  • What do you enjoy doing when you are away from work?

    Anything outdoors – biking, running trails, hiking, target shooting – and spending time with my two young girls and my wife, which can involve singing, dancing, and tea parties.

Education

  • College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D. 2004
  • University of Virginia, B.A. 2001

Experience

  • Representation of a Virginia firearm retailer in a Federal Lawsuit filed by the City of New York in the Eastern District of New York
  • Representation of a Virginia firearm retailer in a products liability action in Richmond, Virginia
  • Counseled and assisted major retailer in setting its firearms carry policy for all United States stores
  • Representation of a major steel fabricator in contract negotiations for the World Trade Center/Freedom Tower project in New York City
  • Representation of a national energy company in Federal Black Lung matters before the United States Department of Labor, the Office of Administrative Law Judges, and the Benefits Review Board
  • Representation of a subcontractor for mediation of a multi-million dollar construction defect claim involving a major Virginia university
  • Drafted and negotiated prime and subcontracts on behalf of a Virginia based general contractor
  • Representation of numerous general contractors, subcontractors, and material suppliers in the preparation of, filing of and litigation of complex mechanic’s lien matters throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia for dollar amounts in excess of one million dollars

Affiliations

  • Statewide coordinator for Pro Bono Hotlines, The Virginia Bar Association Young Lawyers Division (2008-Present); Co-chair of Pro Bono Hotline for the Roanoke Valley (2006-2008)
  • Member, Board of Directors, Military Family Support Centers, Inc. (2006-present)
  • Associated General Contractors of Virginia (Associate Member, 2006-present), Legislative Committee (Member, 2007-Present)
  • Member, Executive Committee, Associated General Contractors, Roanoke District; President (2017-Present), Second Vice President (2015-2016)
  • Secretary, Roanoke City Republican Committee (2008-Present)
  • Member, William and Mary Environmental Law and Policy Review
  • Member, The Virginia Bar Association
  • Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, Roanoke Bar Association

Awards

  • Named a Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in the area of Construction Litigation (2010-2017)
  • Roanoke Bar Association Volunteer Service Award for over 25 hours of pro bono and community service (2006)

Published Work