John E. Lichtenstein


Lichtenstein Law Group PLC
Liberty Trust Building
101 South Jefferson Street, Suite 400
Roanoke, Virginia, 24011

Tel: 540-685-0249
Fax: 540-685-0249


John E. Lichtenstein is a founding member of Lichtenstein Law Group PLC. Over 28 years of practice, he has tried to verdict and successfully resolved through negotiation hundreds of cases involving severe, life-altering injury and wrongful death. Among Mr. Lichtenstein’s trials and settlements are multiple individual results exceeding one million dollars. He and the firm, along with co- counsel, have secured some of the largest jury verdict settlements in Virginia. Mr. Lichtenstein’s injury and wrongful death cases involve defective products, medical malpractice, automobile and tractor- trailer crashes, traumatic brain injury and other settings. Often, his cases concern complex liability and damages issues.

As well, for all of his career, Mr. Lichtenstein has tried to verdict and successfully resolved through negotiation cases involving serious criminal allegations in both federal and state courts. Mr. Lichtenstein’s criminal practice ranges from the defense of companies, corporate owners and executives accused of financial crimes, including fraud, money laundering, and tax offenses; the defense of medical corporations and physicians accused of health care fraud; the defense of pain medicine physicians and their practices, and many other issues.

Mr. Lichtenstein has served his profession and been honored to be elected President of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA) (2015-2016), and to have served for many years on the Association’s Board of Governors and as the Association’s past Legislative Chair. As well, Mr. Lichtenstein was privileged to serve on the Board of Governors of the Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section, and as Chair of the Virginia State Bar Criminal Law Section in 2007-2008.

Mr. Lichtenstein has been honored to be inducted as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers, a strictly invitation-only organization of the most respected trial lawyers in the United States and Canada, in the opinion of judges and fellow practitioners. Membership is limited to no more than one percent of the lawyers in any individual state. He currently serves on the College’s Virginia State Committee.

As well, Mr. Lichtenstein has been honored to be inducted as a Fellow of the American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Also a strictly invitation-only organization, membership recognizes exceptional trial skills and ethics in criminal practice, as well as major felony trial experience.

Mr. Lichtenstein is honored to be recognized by his peers and listed in Best Lawyers in America in personal injury/medical malpractice, as well as criminal defense practice. He is listed in Super Lawyers Magazine in the multiple fields of Personal Injury-Defective Products, Personal Injury-General, and Criminal Defense – including listing in the Top 50 and Top 100 Super Lawyers in Virginia.

Mr. Lichtenstein is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation. He has been recognized by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as a Leader in the Law. He is a Master in the Ted Dalton American Inn of Court. He has also been featured by Virginia Business Magazine and is listed in its Legal Elite editions. He has been named Best Lawyer by Roanoker Magazine and SWOCO.

A frequent lecturer to professional legal groups, Mr. Lichtenstein has taught continuing legal education seminars concerning many aspects of trial practice in the fields of Personal Injury and Criminal Defense. He is on the Faculty of the Virginia College of Trial Advocacy.

Mr. Lichtenstein is a 1983 graduate of the University of Virginia where he was Chair of the Honor Committee and a member of the Raven Society. He graduated from the University of Virginia Law School in 1986.

Mr. Lichtenstein is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of the United States, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference), the United States District Courts for the Western and Eastern Districts of Virginia, and all trials courts of Virginia. As well, he has been admitted pro hac vice, for individual cases in trial courts outside of Virginia.

At Lichtenstein Law Group PLC, we have built our practice on crafting persuasive lawsuits and seeing cases through to a jury verdict. We know that there are many cases that can be resolved with a simple out-of-court settlement, but our firm doesn’t do simple. Our skilled Virginia trial lawyers sharpen their litigation skills by taking on the toughest cases – and winning. We focus on helping clients who are coping with catastrophic injuries, facing serious criminal charges, or navigating complicated corporate legal issues.

The cases we handle require extensive investigations, thorough research, mounds of expert testimony, and deep commitments of time and resources. Our dedication to these types of in-depth cases reflects our commitment to justice for all, no matter how hard the fight for justice may be.

With almost 100 years of combined legal experience, our attorneys are confident in their courtroom abilities and are dedicated to helping clients through every step of the trial process. We understand that a looming criminal trial or civil lawsuit can weigh heavy on our clients’ minds. And we want you to know that when we are working on a complicated case, you can rest assured knowing that it has our full, undivided attention.