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Jonnie L. Speight
Jonnie L. Speight
Jonnie Speight received her B.A. degree from Old Dominion University, magna cum laude, in 1983, and her J.D. degree from Washington & Lee University School of Law, cum laude, in 1986.

Jonnie has been licensed in Virginia since 1986, and served as Virginia Supreme Court Justice Roscoe (“Rocky”) B. Stephenson, Jr.'s judicial law clerk from 1986 to 1989. Jonnie has been voted by her peers to Best Lawyers® in America since 2006 in Virginia workers' compensation law and was voted Roanoke Best Lawyer of the Year (Real Estate Law) in 2014. Jonnie is a member of the Roanoke and Virginia Bar Associations, the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (past chair of the Workers’ Compensation section and of the Corporate and Commercial Litigation section), and the Virginia State Bar.

She has taught numerous seminars, published numerous articles, and counseled countless employers and insurers on Virginia workers' compensation law. She served as an Adjunct Professor teaching trial advocacy at Washington and Lee School of law from 2007 to 2012. Jonnie has represented self-insureds, employers and insurers for decades.

You may contact Jonnie by e-mail or by telephone at (540) 904-4980.

Jonnie L. Speight

  • Washington & Lee University School of Law, (J.D., 1986), cum laude
  • Old Dominion University, (B.A., 1983), magna cum laude
  • All Virginia Courts
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
Professional Affiliations
  • Roanoke Bar Association
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys; Past Chair, Workers’ Compensation Section and Commercial Litigation Section
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association
  • Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn of Court
  • Best Lawyers® in America, 2006 – present
  • Best Lawyers’ 2014 Roanoke Real Estate Lawyer of the Year
  Information contained in our website may describe legal matters handled in the past by Lucas & Kite, PLC. The results we achieved depended on factors unique to each case and do not guarantee or predict a similar result in any future cases undertaken by Lucas & Kite, PLC.  

The law firm of Lucas & Kite, PLC is dedicated to providing employers, self-insureds and insurance carriers effective and competent representation and guidance.

Our focus is exclusively on workers' compensation issues and in providing professional assistance that meets and exceeds each client's needs.

Our Firm offers representation at all hearing levels throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Representative Clients:
Businesses, Companies & Employers

Representative Clients:
Insurance Companies & Third-Party Administrators

General Hearing Area:
State of Virginia


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