Cherry, Seymour & Baronian, P.C. A civil practice law firm with emphasis on business, commercial & insurance law

Areas of Practice

  • Business Acquisitions

  • Business Litigation

  • Charitable Entities

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Contracts

  • Employment Law

  • Estate Planning

  • Insurance Defense

  • Estate & Trust Administration

  • Liability Insurance

  • Insurance Coverage

  • Tort Litigation

Cherry, Seymour & Baronian, P.C., is a full service civil practice law firm with emphasis on business, commercial and insurance law. The firm and its predecessors have practiced law in Richmond since 1961. Our attorneys represent clients in complex civil litigation in both State and Federal Courts, as well as in business and real estate transactions. We are pleased to provide legal services to over one hundred Virginia businesses and numerous insurance companies.
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The Firm

Our Firm provides representation for corporate and business clients by offering a broad range of services including business and commercial litigation, resolution of employment issues, business and real estate transactions, contracts, commercial debt recovery, and entity organization and maintenance.

We provide estate planning and estate and trust administration services for our clients, both business owners and individuals.

We provide representation for our insurance clients in the property and liability fields. Our services include defense of actions arising from motor vehicle accidents, analysis of insurance policy coverage questions, subrogation litigation, and general liability defense. Our Firm's commitment to excellence in its insurance practice is exemplified by our professional listing in Best's Directory of Recommended Insurance Attorneys.

Cherry, Seymour & Baronian is committed to providing quality legal representation for all of our clients at competitive rates. Our attorneys are proud of the professional and personal service they provide.

Attorneys

William F. Seymour IV
William F. Seymour, IV
wseymour@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 103

Will Seymour was born in 1957 in Norfolk, Virginia. He received his B.A., cum laude, from Hampden-Sydney College in 1979, and his J.D. from University of Richmond in 1982. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1982 and has also been admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Will joined the firm in 1986 working closely with Parker Cherry for several years before his retirement. He is a member of the Richmond, Henrico and Virginia Bar Associations, as well as the Virginia State Bar and Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.

Will has a diverse civil practice including corporate, business and insurance defense litigation. He has defended cases in a number of areas including automobile and premises liability.

Samuel Baronian, Jr.
Samuel Baronian, Jr.
sbaronian@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 101

Samuel Baronian, Jr. was born in 1957 in Richmond, Virginia. He received his B.S. from the University of Richmond in 1979, his J.D. from the University of Richmond in 1982, and his LL.M in Taxation from the College of William & Mary in 1988.

He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1982, the Maryland State Bar in 1992 and has also been admitted to the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia and the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Sam joined the firm in 2008 as a Partner. He is a member of the City of Richmond, County of Henrico, and American Bar Associations. Sam has a broad based civil practice including extensive litigation experience for plaintiffs and defendants in commercial, U.C.C., construction, insurance, real estate, personal injury and estate and trust matters.

A. James Kauffman
A. James Kauffman "Jim"
ajkauffman@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 111

For over 52 years, A. James Kauffman has concentrated his practice in the areas of business, commercial banking, surety, construction and tort litigation, including the representation of corporations and individuals. He represents clients in corporate and business matters, including the formation of corporations, partnerships and other business structures; the negotiation and drafting of contracts, leases, and other documents; and the representation of business entities and individuals in business entities and individuals in real estate transactions.

Mr. Kauffman received his B.A. from Lynchburg College in 1959 and his LL.B from the T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond in 1962, where he was a member of the McNeil Honor Society and Delta Theta Phi Fraternity. After graduation from law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable Harold F. Snead, Justice, Supreme Court of Appeals of Virginia from 1962 to 1964.

John L. Hughes III
John L. Hughes, III "Tripp"
jhughes@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 ext. 102

Tripp Hughes was born in Lakenheath, Suffolk, England in 1986 where his father was on active duty in the U.S. Air Force, but grew up in Midlothian, Virginia. He received his BA, magna cum laude, from James Madison University in 2009, and his JD, cum laude, from the University of Richmond, in 2012. He was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 2013, and joined the firm in January, 2014.

Tripp is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys. He is the current President of the Richmond Chapter of the James Madison University Alumni Association, and also a member of the JMU College of Arts and Letters Alumni Advisory Board. Tripp has a diverse general civil practice including corporate, business and insurance defense litigation.

Areas of Practice

  • Alternative Dispute Resolution

  • Appellate Practice

  • Business Acquisitions

  • Business and Commercial Litigation

  • Charitable Entities

  • Commercial Real Estate

  • Construction Contracts and Litigation

  • Contracts

  • Creditor's Rights

  • Employment Law

  • Estate and Trust Administration

  • Estate Planning

  • Insurance Defense Litigation

  • Liability Insurance and Property

  • Insurance Coverage Disputes

  • Premises Liability

  • Subrogation Litigation

  • Tort Litigation

  • Business Corporation

  • LLC Law

Contact Us

Cherry, Seymour & Baronian Office

6800 Paragon Place, Suite 420
Richmond, Virginia 23230

Telephone: (804) 257-9899

Facsimile: (804) 257-9813

Email: mail@lawcsb.com

William F. Seymour, IV
wseymour@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 103

Samuel Baronian, Jr.
sbaronian@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 101

James Kauffman
ajkauffman@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 111

John Hughes
jhughes@lawcsb.com

(804) 257-9899 Ext. 102