Philosophy

The Elder, Watkins & Friedman difference focuses around several cornerstone values. These values sum up the small town ideals most formative for the attorneys of Elder, Watkins & Friedman.

  • Careful listening

At Elder, Watkins & Friedman, listening to clients is priority one. Each case is different, as are each client’s needs.  

  • Prompt service

The attorneys and staff at Elder, Watkins & Friedman understand that clients want their needs to be addressed in a timely fashion. They are prompt in returning phone calls and emails and completing tasks for their clients. Elder, Watkins & Friedman is attentive to every step of their client’s journey.

  • Real relationships

Elder, Watkins & Friedman believes that establishing authentic relationships with clients is essential to providing the best possible legal services. A comprehensive knowledge of the individual allows the attorneys of Elder, Watkins & Friedman to construct a tailored approach to every case. This “whole person” approach is key to firm’s people-focused standard of practice.

  • Creative strategies

Avoiding a one-size-fits-all style of practice, Elder, Watkins & Friedman excels at thinking outside of the box to solve their clients’ problems and meet their needs. The attorneys believe that good lawyering is much like preventative medicine; it requires skilled planning to anticipate a client’s future needs and meet them accordingly.  

  • Community commitment

Created and operated by Southside Virginia natives, Elder, Watkins & Friedman offers an unmatched level of local understanding. Intimately acquainted with the people, politics and problems of Southside Virginia, the attorneys of Elder, Watkins & Friedman have long-standing relationships with other local attorneys, clerks and government officials. This first-hand contact and awareness gives Elder, Watkins & Friedman its most defining value: continued commitment to and investment in the community.

Contact Us

Charlotte Court House
200 David Bruce Ave.
(Mail: PO Box 55)
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923

T: 434-542-5005
E: Rachel Hamlett

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Farmville
113B 2nd St.
(Mail: PO Box E)
Farmville, VA 23901

T: 434-392-6647
E: Christy Wharam

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Our Lawyers

Elder Watkins Team

Attorneys Gary Elder, David Watkins, Carter Allen and Matt Friedman bring a wide range of experience to the clients they serve. They also bring their life-long love of Southside Virginia and a desire to invest in its communities. Elder, Watkins & Friedman has offices in Farmville and Charlotte Court House.