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If You’ve Been Injured-We Care.

Crandall & Katt, Attorneys at Law provides caring and professional representation in personal injury cases throughout Southwest Virginia and across the Commonwealth.

Since 1979, we have protected the rights of clients and helped them get their lives back on track following often catastrophic injuries.

Now, with more than 100 years of combined experience, we are one of the largest plaintiffs’ personal injury law firms in Southwest Virginia. We have built a respectable reputation for effective, caring and dependable service.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Car Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Commercial Vehicle Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • ATV Accidents
  • Boat Accidents
  • Railroad Accidents
  • Types of Injuries
  • Products Liability
  • Wrongful Death
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Toolkit

We handle all personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you will pay no attorney fees* unless we obtain recovery for you. Call 540-518-4422 today to arrange your free initial consultation.

Attorney Daniel L. Crandall

Daniel L. Crandall is the founding partner of The Law Offices of Daniel L. Crandall & Associates. He has been engaged in the practice of law for over forty years. The focus of his practice is exclusively personal injury and disability law. He has become known in Southwest Virginia as the caring personal injury professional. He was privileged to be named twice as the Best Local Lawyer by the readers of The Roanoker Magazine. He graduated from the University of South Florida in 1973 and from the George Mason University School of Law in 1977.

While attending law school, he was employed by the Superior Court in Washington, DC as a Court Bailiff. During his time with the courts he witnessed the famed Hanafi Trials. His picture appeared on the front of the Washington Post receiving the verdict from the foreperson of the jury. He served as Law Clerk to the federally appointed Judge Joseph M. F. Ryan, Jr. for two years.

In 1978 he was admitted to the Washington, DC Bar and subsequently in 1979 admitted to the Virginia State Bar. He served as the Past President of the Personal Injury Lawyers Association. He is a member of the American Association for Justice and the Mass Torts Trial Lawyers Association. He serves on the Board of Governors for the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as a district Governor and served as Chair of the Federal Liaison Sub-Legislative Committee. A hallmark of his personal injury specialty area of law is to practice compassionate law, while providing excellent representation recognizing the client’s need for personal attention and many times affirmation for them as individuals.

Attorney David J. Crandall

Before joining Crandall and Katt in 2010, David J. Crandall was president of Crandall Law for almost 30 years. Crandall law was a private law practice in Martinsville, Virginia. The primary areas of practice were criminal defense and personal injury. He is fluent in Spanish and provides legal assistance to the Hispanic community in the area where he currently practices. He has a Masters degree in Theology and is pastor of Grace Fellowship, a community church in Roanoke, Virginia.

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1984
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 2012


  • Oral Roberts University School of Law, Tulsa, Oklahoma
    • J.D. - 1993
  • Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida
    • B.A. - 1976

Attorney Stephen C. Huff

Mr. Huff, a native of Franklin County, served in the Global War on Terror in Afghanistan as a Marine Corps Infantry Officer and was awarded the Bronze Star with "V" for Valor for sustained combat operations alongside Afghan National Army Special Forces.  He holds a dual B.A. Degree in Public and Urban Affairs with a Public Policy Concentration and a B.A. in Political Science, from Virginia Tech and received his Juris Doctor Degree from the Liberty University School of Law. Mr. Huff's practice is focused on personal injury cases of all types with the firm including traumatic brain injuries, product liability injuries, as well as tractor trailer, auto, motorcycle, and boat accidents

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia


  • Liberty University School of Law, Lynchburg, Virginia
    • J.D.
  • Virginia Tech
    • B.A.
    • Major: Degree in Public and Urban Affairs with a Public Policy Concentration
    • Major: Political Science

Attorney Lawrence W. I’Anson

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia, 1993


  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    • J.D. - 1992
  • College of William & Mary
    • Undergraduate Degree

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Member
  • Roanoke Bar Association, Member

Attorney Peter A. Katt

Peter Katt received his B.A. degree from Lynchburg College in 1988, magna cum laude.  He graduated from Washington & Lee University School of Law in 1991, and has practiced law in Roanoke, Virginia since that time.  For the first nine years of his practice Attorney Katt had a general practice in state, bankruptcy and federal court. Since 2000, Attorney Katt has focused solely on personal injury litigation cases. He has tried hundreds of cases in Virginia’s state courts, and in the District and Bankruptcy Courts of the United States. Attorney Katt has handled appeals in the Court of Appeals of Virginia, the Supreme Court of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of the United States.  Attorney Katt currently focuses his trial work on serving clients who have been injured in car wrecks, while riding bicycles and motorcycles, struck by drunk drivers and tractor trailer operators, and injured in boating tragedies. He takes a special interest in representing clients who have been injured by defective products and those seriously injured by dangerous dogs and other animals.

Peter Katt is an avid whitewater kayaker and canoeist, and volunteers much of his time to river access and conservation issues.  He was a co-recipient of the 2015 Randy Carter Award for his work in safeguarding recreational access to Virginia streams.

Attorney D. Adam McKelvey

Mr. McKelvey has tried approximately 50 jury trials to verdict in his first decade with Crandall & Katt.  A native of Montvale, Virginia, in Western Bedford County, Mr. McKelvey has called the Roanoke Valley home for almost his entire life.  Prior to joining Crandall & Katt, Mr. McKelvey attended Liberty University School of Law, where he was part of their inaugural class, received the Commercial Law Award, and most importantly met his wife Jackie.  Prior to going to law school, Mr. McKelvey attended James Madison University and Central Virginia Community College where he obtained his bachelor's degree in 2.5 years.  Mr. McKelvey decided to become a lawyer in the 10th grade at Liberty High School, after taking a class called Practical Law, and has never looked back.

Outside of work, Mr. McKelvey lives locally with his wife and his two elementary school aged boys who are active in about every kind of sport.  Mr. McKelvey enjoys coaching his children's teams, and also founded and coaches the Roanoke Ambassadors, a local nonprofit club varsity football team.  Mr. McKelvey is also active with the Rescue Mission Legal Clinic, his church and several religious ministries, and is usually active on one Bar committee or another.

While every case is different, Mr. McKelvey's goal for all of his clients is to ensure that they are treated fairly...which is the way all of us deserve to be treated. 

Attorney William C. Pattisall

Mr. Pattisall concentrates his practice on civil litigation, particularly in the areas of auto liability, premises liability, and products liability cases. Mr. Pattisall began his career as a prosecutor before going on to represent defendants in criminal cases. He has been with Crandall & Katt since 2010.

Mr. Pattisall is an experienced trial lawyer and has tried many cases, including several jury trials in courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Mr. Pattisall is also licensed to practice in the State of North Carolina, where he represents injured plaintiffs in personal injury cases.

Bar Admissions:

  • North Carolina, 2005
  • Virginia, 2007
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 2008


  • Appalachian School of Law, Grundy, Virginia
    • J.D. - 2005
  • University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
    • B.A. - 2001
    • Major: English

Attorney John F. Pyle

Bar Admissions:

  • Virginia, 1987
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1994
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court Western District of Virginia, 1995
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1995


  • Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston Salem, North Carolina
    • J.D. - 1987
  • Liberty University, Lynchburg, Virginia
    • B.S. - 1984
    • Major: Political Science
  • Life East Bible College, Christiansburg, Virginia
    • B.Th (Pastoral Ministry) - 2003
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Valedictorian

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Roanoke Bar Association

Since 1997, the "Lead Counsel Verified" status has been granted to attorneys who possess:

  • The Right Professional Experience
  • A Spotless Record

The following attorneys at this firm are Lead Counsel Verified:

Stephen C. Huff

Stephen C. Huff

This attorney practices in Virginia and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2022
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2022
Peter A. Katt

Peter A. Katt

This attorney practices in Virginia and is Lead Counsel Verified in the following practice areas:

Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2018
Practice Area Year
Personal Injury Since 2018
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