Zwerdling, Oppleman & Adams

Experience Counts.



Jeffrey M. Zwerdling

Residential and commercial real estate

Business Transactions

Trusts and Estates

Family law

• Experienced in large multi-state mergers and acquisitions

• Serves as director of a NASDAQ-traded shopping center REIT

• Captain, United States Army (1967 - 1980)

• Supreme Court of the United States, Member

• Virginia State Bar

• J.D. Marshall-Wythe School of Law / William and Mary, 1970

• B.S. University of Richmond / Virginia Commonwealth University, 1967

Jeffrey A. Oppleman

Personal Injury

Family law




• Over 40 years of courtroom experience in Henrico, Chesterfield, Hanover,

  New Kent and Caroline Counties as well as the City of Richmond

• Concentration in custody and support cases in Juvenile and

  Domestic Relations and Circuit courts

• Virginia State Bar

• J.D. University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law, 1970

• B.S. University of Virginia, 1967


Brett Alexander Zwerdling


• Over 20 years bankruptcy experience

• Creative solutions for difficult bankruptcy issues

• Previous practice includes real estate, collections, landlord tenant,

lemon law, personal injury, and wills.

• Supreme Court of the United States, Member

• Virginia State Bar

• J.D. Marshall-Wythe School of Law / William and Mary, 1995

• B.S. James Madison University

    Minor VSB Certified Paralegal Studies, 1992

• Chairperson, Emergency Legal Services  Committee

    Virginia State Bar  (2001 - 2003)


Matthew J. Zwerdling

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death / Medical Malpractice

Commercial and Residential Landlord/Tenant

Corporate and Business Litigation

Child Support / Spousal Support

Divorce and Custody/Visitation


Criminal Defense


     •     Has experience in the litigation of over 1000 Civil, Divorce, and Criminal Trials

     •     Won a landmark decision in the Supreme Court of Virginia

               (Northridge Apartments v. Ruffin, 257 Va. 481, 514 S.E.2d 759)


     •     Nominated for 2015 Richmond Times-Dispatch Readers Choice Attorney

     •     Qualified through the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Guardian ad litem for

              children, 1998-2015

     •     Committee Member on the Henrico County Fatality Review Board, 2008

     •     Served as an attorney for victims of domestic violence under the Pro Bono

               Protective Order Program

•     Virginia State Bar, 1997-Current

•     J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law / University of Richmond, 1997

•     B.S., George Mason University, School of Business Administration, 1994

•     Lewis F. Powell Inn of Court, Executive Committee(Membership Chairman and

         Programming Chairman) and Member, 2005-Current

•     Chariman, Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar General Practice Section,


•     Board of Directors, Monument Corporate Centre, a 250,000 sq ft Commercial         

         Office Park, 2006-Current

•     Henrico County Bar Association

Charles E. Adams

Litigation, Divorce, Child Custody/Visitation, Child Support, Spousal Support, Criminal Defense, DUI, Personal Injury, Wills/Estate/Trust, Residential and Commercial Landlord/Tenant, Collections, Appeals to the Virginia Court of Appeals and Virginia Supreme Court, Fair Housing Defense, Administrative Appeals/ Abuse & Neglect/ CPS Complaint Defense cases

•     Over 20 years of litigation experience in Civil, Domestic and Criminal Trials and Hearings

•     Lead Counsel in the precedent-setting decision of  Chev R. Carter vs Meadowgreen

         Associates t/a Coventry Garden Apartments before the Virginia Supreme Court

•     Qualified through the Supreme Court of Virginia as a Guardian ad Litem for children


•     Has taught numerous Continuing Legal Education classes in the areas of Residential and

         Commercial Landlord/Tenant Law

•  Virginia State Bar, 1994 to present

•  Juris Doctor, T.C. Williams School of Law /

      University of Richmond, 1994

•  Bachelor of Arts, Washington and Lee University,

       magnum cum laude, Honors in History, 1990

•  Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar, General

      Practice Section, Secretary 2005, Chairman, 2006/2007

•  Martindale-Hubbell:  Peer Review Rating: BV Distinguished

       Client Review Rating: Preeminent

•  2015 Martingale-Hubbell Client Distinction

       Award Recipient

A. Blake Gayle

Personal Injury / Wrongful Death

Landlord/Tenant and Collections

Custody / Child Support

Business Litigation




• Has litigated of over 500 Civil cases.

• Claims Examiner for international insurance

    company from 2001-2006

• Virginia State Bar, 2008-Current

• J.D., T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond, 2008

• B.S., Wake Forest University, School of Business & Accountancy, 1998

• Lewis F. Powell Inn of Court, Member, 2010-Current

• Henrico County Bar Association

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