At Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance, we are personal injury lawyers. We help people who have been injured through no fault of their own—whether from a car wreck, drunk driver, or other wrongful accidents—recover emotionally, physically and financially so that they can resume living a healthy and fulfilling life.
We focus our practice representing folks who are injured in car accidents, tractor trailer accidents, bicycle accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, accidents caused by drunk drivers, wrongful death cases, nursing home injuries, dog bite cases and products liability cases.
We exist to serve our clients. On this website you will find numerous informational videos and blog posts that are designed to give you the information you need to achieve a full recovery. Here are some of our most popular blog posts:
- Misperceptions of Personal Injury Cases
- When Should I Hire A Personal Injury Lawyer?
- Four Mistakes that Will Kill Your Personal Injury Case
- So You’re Finished Treating, Now What?
- The 4 Stages Of Discovery In A Typical Personal Injury Case
Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance’s History
Our firm has a rich and proud history dating back to 1930 when R.I. Overbey began practicing law in Rustburg and 1931 when W. Hutchings “Hutch” Overbey, Sr. joined him.
“Hutch” Overbey was Judge of the Campbell County Court for many years during a time when judges also practiced law. The firm was well-known as Overbey & Overbey. Later joined by his son, W. Hutchings “Buzzy” Overbey, Jr., the firm was recognized as one of the prominent law firms in the greater Lynchburg, VA area as our attorneys fought zealously for our clients.
After David Hawkins joined the firm in 1972 and later became partner, the firm became known as Overbey, Overbey & Hawkins. W. Hutchings Overbey, Sr. retired from the Circuit Court bench for Campbell County and Bryan Selz joined the firm. The firm became known as Overbey, Hawkins & Selz. Frank A. Wright, Jr. joined the firm in 1997 and later became a partner after graduating with honors from Harvard University and the University of Virginia School of Law. The firm became known as Overbey, Hawkins & Wright. Samuel F. Vance, IV joined the firm as a partner in 2011. Rebecca M. Angel joined the firm in 2018. The firm is presently known as Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance.
During these years, the firm grew and developed a reputation for competent, diligent and zealous representation of our clients and it is this reputation that our attorneys strive to fulfill. Today, Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance consists of four lawyers: A. David Hawkins, Frank A. Wright, Jr., Samuel F. Vance, IV, and Rebecca M. Angel.
Our attorneys are committed to excellence and approach your case with a team mentality. Unlike other firms, our attorneys help each other and work together to achieve our clients’ objectives. We find that a team approach better serves our clients and ensures highly skilled and proficient representation.
Highly rated and ready to confidently represent your case
If you chose Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance then you are choosing one of the highest rated law firms in the country. Our firm is listed in The Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers, a listing by Martindale-Hubbell based on the confidential rating of lawyers by other lawyers and judges. That listing is limited to only the most distinguished law practices, those that have achieved the “AV” rating signifying the highest level of legal ability, conduct, ethics, reliability, and diligence. Our lawyers have been listed in Super Lawyers and have consistently been voted the best in Lynchburg, VA in Top Lawyers presented by Lynchburg Business and Lynchburg Living, Best Law Firm by Lynchburg Living, Readers’ Choice Awards by The News & Advance, and Best of Lynchburg Voted by the Readers by Lynchburg Living Magazine.
In addition to personal injury Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance handles all types of complex litigation; criminal litigation; local government and school law; wills, trusts, and estates; real estate; construction law; and family law.
Overbey, Hawkins, Wright & Vance represents a broad range of clients, from corporations and local governments to individuals. We are local counsel for Sonny Merryman, Inc.; Virginia Solar Components, Inc.; Falwell Corporation; First National Bank; Campbell County School Board; Amherst County School Board; Sentry Farms; Appomattox County School Board; Town of Brookneal; Town of Appomattox; Bedford Regional Water Authority; Campbell County Utility and Services Administration; Industrial Development Authority of the County of Campbell; Campbell County Education Foundation; Colonial Farm Credit, ACA; Modern Home Construction, Inc.; Patrick Henry Family Services; Brookneal Airport Authority; and many others.