Joseph Coules Named to Virginia Rising Stars List

Semmes is pleased to announce that Joseph Coules was named to the 2023 Virginia Rising Stars® list for the first time.

Joseph’s practice focuses on representing employers, restaurants, and other retail establishments, in the defense of an array of workers’ compensation and liability claims in state and federal courts, and administrative tribunals. He also actively defends product manufacturers in toxic tort claims, corporations and privately held companies in premises liability and general commercial liability disputes, as well as insured entities and their employees in motor vehicle related property and bodily injury claims and lien disputes.

About Rising Stars:

Each year, no more than 2.5 percent of the lawyers in the state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor. Super Lawyers, part of Thomson Reuters, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates and peer reviews by practice area. The result is a credible, comprehensive and diverse listing of exceptional attorneys. The Super Lawyers lists are published nationwide in Super Lawyers magazines and in leading city and regional magazines and newspapers across the country. Super Lawyers magazines also feature editorial profiles of attorneys who embody excellence in the practice of law. For more information about Super Lawyers, visit