Roger T. Creager
Winner of the Prestigious
VTLA Courageous Advocate Award
Founder of Virginia Trial Lawyers
Appellate Section
Practice Focused on Working
With Other Lawyers; Co-Counsel,
Consultation, Research, Briefing
and Post Trial
Experience With
Major Personal Injury Cases

Curriculum Vitae

Education

Roger Creager has over thirty-five years of experience as an attorney in Virginia. He brings a breadth of education and experience to The Creager Law Firm. He graduated in 1972 from Handley High School in Winchester, in 1976 from The College of William and Mary, and in 1982 from the prestigious University of Virginia School of Law (with honors). He served on the University of Virginia Law Review and authored an extensive piece on an evidence law issue which was published in that legal journal.

Knowledge

Roger Creager’s intensive study of the legal principles that govern the determination of the rights of plaintiffs continued far beyond his education at the University of Virginia School of Law. From 1988 to 1997, Mr. Creager was a legal research attorney with The National Legal Research Group, one of the largest legal research companies in the United States. While there, he provided legal research consultation and assistance to attorneys in Virginia and throughout the country.

Ability

In 1996, Roger Creager was one of three attorneys (as co-counsel with John C. Shea and James Minor) who won a $10 million verdict for a Richmond City employee who sustained permanent injuries, include serious brain injuries requiring extensive medical care, in a railroad catastrophe. At the time, the verdict was one of the largest recoveries ever achieved in a personal injury case in Virginia. Since then, Mr. Creager has repeatedly been recognized by the Virginia Lawyers Weekly for his work as counsel on some of the largest personal injury verdicts and settlements in Virginia. [Published trial and settlement reports are available upon request.] The cases have included a fatal fall from a balcony with a defective railing, numerous tractor-trailer crash cases, traumatic brain injury cases, injuries due to dangerous property conditions, and a wide variety of other cases. The outcome of each case depends, of course, on the facts and merits of the case. Roger Creager has been selected by other lawyers as a Virginia Super Lawyer every year since 2006.

Mr. Creager also has experience handling post-trial motions and appeals. For example, in 2013 the attorneys who represented the plaintiff in a major product liability case retained Mr. Creager to appeal from a defense verdict which had been rendered following a two-week-long trial. The case involved the crash of an airplane which resulted in the deaths of the pilot and his passenger. Mr. Creager reviewed the massive record and identified five rulings of the trial court to assign as errors. On appeal, the Supreme Court of Virginia agreed that several of those rulings had been erroneous. The Supreme Court overturned the verdict for the defense and granted a new trial on all issues. See Harman v. Honeywell Int'l, Inc., 288 Va. 84, 758 S.E.2d 515, 518 (2014).

Dedication

Roger Creager has been recognized and honored by the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association with its Courageous Advocate Award, which was presented to Mr. Creager in 2001. The Award recognized Mr. Creager for his “exceptional work” on an important issue of Virginia law and noted that “[h]is pursuit of justice was accomplished with courage, skill, perseverance, and faithful dedication to his clients, his colleagues, and the law.” It had been seventeen years since the last time the Award had been given. In its fifty-seven-year history, the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association has only given the Award a few times. Civil rights legend Oliver Hill was recognized with the same Award in a 2008 (when the Award was renamed as The Oliver Hill Award).

Leadership and Integrity

For his work representing those who have suffered injuries from truck, automobile, and motorcycle collisions, property accidents, product defects, and various other causes, Mr. Creager was selected by the statewide legal publication, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, as a Leader in the Law in Virginia in 2014. Roger Creager has long been very active in professional organizations. He has served on the Board of Governors of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association continuously for the past fourteen years. For five years, he was the Chair of its Amicus Curiae Committee. During those years, the committee oversaw the writing and filing of dozens of amicus curiae briefs in Virginia appellate courts with a success rate of over 75 percent. He has served since 2002 on the Boyd-Graves Conference, a conference of judges, legislators, and leading civil litigation lawyers who study and recommend changes to Virginia law. Roger Creager served for three years on the Virginia State Bar Council which leads the Virginia State Bar, which regulates the practice of law in Virginia as an official administrative agency of the Supreme Court of Virginia. For five years, he served on the Virginia State Bar’s Standing Committee on Legal Ethics which provides published opinions giving guidance to attorneys in Virginia regarding the professional standards and requirements of the Rules of Professional Conduct of the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Roger T. Creager, Practice Areas

The Creager Law Firm, PLLC was formed by Roger T. Creager on March 1, 2008. The firm concentrates its practice in serious personal injury cases (including truck, car, and motorcycle accidents, slip-and-fall cases and other property accidents, and traumatic brain injury cases), appeals, and insurance coverage issues. The firm is available for representation of personal injury clients and also for consultation, association, and referral with other attorneys on their serious personal injury cases in Virginia.

More detailed information about Mr. Creager’s qualifications and experience is contained in his Curriculum Vitae.

Attorney
Richmond, VA

Office: (804) 747-6444
Cell: (804) 405-1450
Fax: (804) 747-6477

 
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