Herschel V. Keller
Practice Areas: Corporate and Business Law; Commercial Construction Law and Litigation; Employment Law; Complex Contract Drafting and Negotiation; Lobbying.
Presentations: Handling Claims Under Standard Form Construction Contracts (2004-2011); Leadership and Legalities – A Realistic Guide to the Application of Employment Law in the Workplace – Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia, 2003; Legal Issues in Fleet Safety – 2005; Card Check and Your Business - Protecting Against Unions - 2009; Mechanic's Liens and Bond Claims - Getting Paid for Your Work - 2010, 2011; Construction Contract Basics - What Every Owner, Contractor and Design Professional Needs to Know - 2010, 2011.
Education: Dickinson, B.A. 1993; University of Richmond, T. C. Williams School of Law, J.D. 1997.
Admitted to the Bar: 1997
Professional Experience and Activities: Counsel to the Virginia State Crime Commission 1998-2000; Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney for the City of Lynchburg – Project Exile Prosecutor 2000-2001; Litigation Section – Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards 2001-2004; Principal - Petty, Livingston, Dawson & Richards 2004 - present
Community Activities: Virginia Associated General Contractors (Central District Committee - President); Virginia Associated General Contractors (State Legislative Committee, Safety Alliance Board); Tredefryn-Eastown School Board (Former Member); Senate Joint Resolution 220 Advisory Panel (Legislative Study Aimed at Protecting Children from Sexually Violent Predators - Former Staff Chair); Legislative Task Force Examining More Severe Sanctions for DUI Offenses (Former Staff Chair); Select Bank (Board of Directors).