Lenden A. Eakin

Lenden A. Eakin

Partner
Location:
Roanoke, Virginia
Phone:
540-685-1533
Fax:
(540) 344-6608
Email:

Lenden Eakin has over 20 years of experience in plaintiffs' personal injury claims, estate related litigation, estate planning, estate administration and firearms law.

Practice Style

Listed at one of the "Best Lawyers in America", Mr. Eakin offers his clients strong litigation and negotiation skills in the handling of their cases.

He conducts himself with a quiet air of confidence and calm efficiency. In an environment fraught with deadlines and legal complexities often overshadowed by pain and grief, he offers clients peace of mind by taking care of details and managing their cases efficiently, minimizing their personal inconvenience and hardship.

Personal

Outside the office, Lenden remains a long time hunting and shooting enthusiast. He raises and trains Brittany Spaniels to hunt game birds. He is a federally licensed firearms dealer, as well as a Virginia Hunter Education instructor and NRA firearms instructor.

Education

With a degree in Business Administration from the College of William and Mary in 1979, Mr. Eakin graduated from the University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law in 1984. He also attended the Virginia Tech Masters of Business of Administration Program (no degree).

Experience

Mr. Eakin served as staff attorney for the Federal Land Bank of Baltimore from 1984 until he began private practice as a sole practitioner in 1986. Shortly thereafter, in 1988, Mr. Eakin became a partner in the firm that is now Ferris & Eakin. Among his other accomplishments, Mr. Eakin also served as an officer in the 29th Infantry Division Virginia Army National Guard for 11 years.

Year Joined Firm

  • 1988

Areas of Practice

  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Estate Related Litigation
  • Estate Planning
  • Estate Administration

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1986
  • U.S. Tax Court, 1987
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 1986

Education

  • University of Richmond, The T.C. Williams School of Law, Richmond, Virginia
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1984
  • The College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • B.B.A., Bachelor of Business Administration - 1979

Honors and Awards

  • Best Lawyers in America

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Virginia Army National Guard, 1978 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Federal Land Bank of Baltimore, Staff Attorney, 1984
  • 29th Infantry Division Virginia Army National Guard, Officer

Fraternities/Sororities

  • Sigma Chi