Leading Litigators Join Whiteford, Taylor & Preston in New Richmond Office

Richmond, Va. – Whiteford Taylor & Preston announced today that preeminent Richmond-based litigators Vernon E. Inge, Jr., and Corey Simpson Booker have joined the firm, resident in its new Richmond office. Mr. Inge is a commercial litigation, bankruptcy and sports law attorney with a national profile. Ms. Booker is a highly experienced commercial and bankruptcy litigator. The Richmond office is the firm’s sixteenth and, along with offices in Northern Virginia and Roanoke, its third in Virginia.

“We see unique synergies with the addition of Vern and Corey in Richmond,” said Martin Fletcher, Managing Partner of the firm. “Along with their tremendous litigation and bankruptcy experience, they are seen as trusted business advisors by clients and lawyers alike in the Richmond community. We are committed to providing them the resources they need to realize their vision of building an A-level platform for companies seeking business representation in Richmond.”

Mr. Inge’s litigation practice includes creditors’ rights and banking/lender litigation, construction litigation and local government litigation. In addition, he represents professional athletes and sports agents, and is experienced handling matters relating to the Major League Baseball Players’ Association and the National Football League Players’ Association, including arbitrations. He is a past President of the Richmond Bar Association.

Ms. Booker is experienced in a broad range of commercial, bankruptcy, environmental and real estate litigation including creditors’ rights and banking/lender litigation. She has practiced before federal and state courts, as well as state agencies, and is current head of the Litigation Section of the Richmond Bar Association.

“We are excited to join Whiteford,” said Mr. Inge. “Along with superb litigation and bankruptcy capabilities, the firm has a deep, full-service bench, national reach, and a genuine commitment to value-driven services. We think it is an ideal platform for serving businesses looking to grow in Richmond.”

Mr. Inge is a graduate of the University of Richmond and the University of Virginia School of Law. Ms. Booker is a graduate of the University of Virginia, Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.


About Whiteford, Taylor & Preston LLP: With over 170 attorneys, Whiteford, Taylor & Preston provides a comprehensive range of sophisticated, cost-effective business law and litigation services to clients ranging from innovative start-ups to middle market companies to global enterprises. Its growing Mid-Atlantic footprint includes sixteen offices in Delaware, D.C., Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, New York, Pennsylvania and Virginia.