John Vita

I am motivated by the opportunity to have a positive impact on someone’s life.

I represent citizens from all backgrounds, assisting  with disability claims, coverage for work accidents, workplace issues like harassment or wrongful termination.

After law school, I went to work for a firm where I represented companies that seemed to care only for the bottom line. I realized this was not why I became a lawyer so I  moved to Lexington where I could serve people instead of companies. It is incredibly rewarding for me to see someone around town that I represented and helped navigate difficult legal issues.

Practice Areas

  • Workers Compensation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Social Security Disability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Real Estate
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Civil Litigation

Memberships / Associations

  • Lexington/Rockbridge/Buena Vista Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Member, Litigation Section)


  • 1989, Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • 1993, Virginia, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit

Recognition & Awards

  • Best Oralist, John W. David Moot Court Competition
  • Best Brief Nominee, John W. Davis Moot Court Competition
  • American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice
  • Moot Court Board
  • Regional Semi-Finalist, ABA Moot Court Competition


  • John W. Davis Moot Court Competition: Best Oralist
  • Best Brief Nominee, 1986
  • National Appellate Advocacy Competition: Regional Semi-Finalist, 1987
  • Coach, Moot Court Team, Regional Semi-Finalists, 1988
  • Member, Moot Court Board
  • Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award for Trial Practice, 1988
  • Adjunct Faculty, Dabney S. Lancaster Community College


  • Washington & Lee University, B.A., cum laude, 1984
  • Villanova University, M.A., 1985
  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, J.D., 1988

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