Jim H. Guynn, Jr.

Jim GuynnMartindale-Hubbell Peer Review – AV Preeminent Rating

Phone: (540) 387-2320
Fax: (540) 389-2350
E-mail: JimG@guynnwaddell.com

Jim Guynn is an experienced attorney who provides all types of legal services to a large number of governmental entities, public officials, and constitutional officers in matters including employment and constitutional issues, civil rights violations, land use, construction, procurement, premises liability, and general liability.


Bar Admissions

  • Virginia State Bar 1982
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Education

  • University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1982, J.D.
  • Washington and Lee University, Lexington, Virginia, 1979, B.A. History

Professional Associations, Memberships and Community Service

  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, Inc.
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court

Awards

  • Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review – AV Preeminent Rating

Articles and Presentations

  • Newly Elected Officials Conference by Virginia Municipal League: “How to Avoid Being Sued”
  • Local Government Attorneys Association Spring Conference: “Avoiding Liability and Covering Your Assets”
  • Local Government Attorneys Association Spring Conference: “Trial Practice in the Federal Courts West of Richmond”
  • Local Government Attorneys Association Southwest Virginia Conference: “Risk Management: Process, Pitfalls and Solutions”
  • Virginia Municipal Liability Pool seminar for members: “Employment Law”
  • Virginia Municipal Liability Pool seminar for members: “Liability for Constitutional Claims”
  • Virginia Municipal Liability Pool seminar for members: “Liability for Special Events”
  • Virginia Municipal Liability Pool seminar for members: “Liability for Land Use Decision”
  • Virginia Municipal Liability Pool seminar for members: “Public Official’s Liability”
  • VACo Risk Management Programs seminar for members: “Pitfalls in Construction Contracting for Local Governments and Their Insurers”

Continuing Legal Education and Other Presentations

  • “Policies: What You Don’t Have Could Hurt You,” Lorman Education Services, 2004
  • “Brief Overview of the Workers’ Compensation System and an Overview of ADA,” Lorman Education Services, 2000
  • “Ethical Considerations, Wrongful Death,” National Business Institute, 1999

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