Vernon E. Inge Jr.

Vernon E. Inge Jr.

Whiteford Taylor Preston LLP

Recognized since 2010

Richmond, Virginia

Practice Areas

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Litigation - Banking and Finance

Litigation - Bankruptcy

Litigation - Construction

Litigation - Municipal

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Banking and Finance
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Team Leader of Whiteford's nationally recognized Commercial Litigation Team. Also proficient in bankruptcy court and practices in the area of sports law.


  • Two James Center, Suite 1700
    1021 East Cary Street
    Richmond, VA 23219


  • University of Virginia, graduated 1991
  • University of Richmond, graduated 1988
  • University of Virginia, graduated 1991

Bar Admissions

  • Virginia, Virginia State Bar


  • Univerity of Richmond/T.C. Williams School of Law - Adjunct Faculty
  • Virginia State Golf Association - General Counsel
  • Richmond Kickers Youth Soccer Club - General Counsel
  • Ashland Youth Soccer League - Board Member (past President)
  • Ashland Little League - Board Member
  • Duncan Memorial United Methodist Church - Member
  • Hanover Education Foundation - President
  • Leadership Metro Richmond - Member, Class of 2007

Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2021 - Litigation - Municipal Lawyer of the Year Badge - 2015 - Litigation - Banking and Finance

Named "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers® for:

  • Litigation - Municipal, Richmond (2021)
  • Litigation - Banking and Finance, Richmond (2015)

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 for work in:

  • Litigation - Banking and Finance
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Litigation - Municipal
  • Litigation - Bankruptcy
  • Litigation - Construction

"Vern has the correct amount of civility and aggressiveness to be a very effective litigator. He has handled several complicated bankruptcies for our bank and repeatedly demonstrated that he is one of the best in Richmond. He understands both the business and legal components, which has resulted in significant recoveries for the Bank."

- Hilary P. Blanchard (Union First Market Bank), Richmond, VA

"I have employed Vern Inge in a number of legal matters. He is a strong strategic/logical thinker, and has good business acumen. He works hard to understand the business side of matter, and provides a deep level of understanding on all side of the legal coin. Vern Inge is a solution provider. He sees down the road through all the unintended consequences in his decision making prowess."

"Working full time as an agent for athletes for 30 years now, I have seen and experienced more than most in the industry. Vern Inge has all the necessary characteristics to turn the face of sports management to one deserving of public applause."

- Joseph P. Sroba (Sports Development, Ltd. t/a Sroba & Associates), Richmond, VA

"One of LeClairRyan's top attorneys, Vernon ("Vern") Inge, has represented my company for many years. Mr. Inge took the lead in coordinating a dedicated team of attorneys within his firm to represent my company in its commercial litigation. Mr. Inge has provided outstanding representation in the areas of bankruptcy, replevin, and insurance. He responds timely, provides updates without being prompted, and is committed to gaining an in-depth knowledge of his client's business, which results in more effective representation."

"Vern Inge, partner at LeClairRyan, is an incredibly talented attorney in the area of sports law. He is readily available, in fact, so much so that you wonder how he juggles all he does. He understands the legal issues, while also displaying a most valued understanding of the industry and particularly the nuances of my sports business. Vern also provides crucial advice based upon the legal considerations and the practical ramifications of any decisions. He is an invaluable resource for my sports company, and my individual clients, professional athletes."

- David R. Maraghy (Sports Management International, L.C.)

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