Joseph Coules Named to Virginia Rising Stars List

Semmes is pleased to announce that Joseph Coules was included in the 2024 Virginia Rising Stars® list for the second year.

Joseph’s practice focuses on defending privately held businesses and public companies in premises liability, commercial liability, and indemnification disputes. He also actively defends original equipment and componentry manufacturers in toxic tort injury claims, as well as real estate developers and general contractors in jobsite bodily harm claims against their controlled insurance programs. As such, a portion of his practice is dedicated to actively monitoring proposed and enacted legislative amendments, regulatory reform, and new caselaw opinions to assess the resulting potential impact on his clients’ business operations.

About Rising Stars:

Attorneys are selected using a patented multiphase process which combines peer nominations and evaluations with independent research. Candidates are evaluated on 12 indicators of peer recognition and professional achievement. Selections are made on an annual, state-by-state basis. The objective is to create a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of outstanding attorneys that can be used as a resource for attorneys and consumers searching for legal counsel. Attorneys included in Rising Stars must be 40 years old or younger or in practice for 10 years or less to be eligible.

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