Ralph L. Whitt, Jr.
Ralph received his Bachelor of Arts degree with distinction from the University of Virginia in 1977, and his law degree from the University of Richmond in 1981. Ralph was a member of the University of Richmond’s National Moot Court team and McNeill Law Society honoring those in the top 10% of the first-year law class. Ralph has been voted by his peers as one of the Best Lawyers in America in the area of workers’ compensation law each year since 1999. In September of 2009, Ralph received the distinction of having been voted “Best Lawyer” in his field ten consecutive years. Ralph is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, having served previously as chairman of its workers’ compensation section and on its Board of Directors. Ralph is also a member of the Local Government Attorneys of Virginia, and Ralph and the firm are members of the Virginia Self-Insurers Association. Although Ralph represents clients in all aspects of workers’ compensation litigation, he has extensive experience defending local government entities against claims brought by public safety employees under the presumption for heart disease, lung disease and various cancers.
Michael P. Del Bueno
Mike graduated from Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania in 1992 and received his law degree from Widener University School of Law in Wilmington, Delaware in 1996. Since being admitted to the Virginia bar in October of 1996, Mike has practiced primarily in the area of insurance defense and workers’ compensation law. Mike writes articles on workers’ compensation issues in Whitt & Del Bueno’s e-newsletter. Mike is a member of the Virginia State Bar and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.
Megan Kerwin Clark
Megan graduated with distinction from Penn State University in 2008, where she was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. She received her law degree from the University of Richmond in 2011. During law school, Megan served as an articles editor for the Richmond Law Review, as well as a member of the Moot Court Board and Honor Council. Prior to joining Whitt & Del Bueno in 2014, Megan gained extensive trial experience as an Assistant Public Defender in the City of Richmond. Megan is licensed by the Virginia State Bar and is a member of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys and the Workers' Compensation Inn of Court.
A. Jacob Perkinson
Jacob graduated Valedictorian from the Appalachian School of Law in 2016. He obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Bellevue University in 2011. During law school, Jacob served as Editor-in-Chief of the Appalachian Journal of Law and Clerk for the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honors Society. Jacob’s publications include Horseplay or Assault: An Anomaly Plaguing Injured Employees and Their Pursuit for Redress in the Virginia Workers’ Compensation System, 14 Appalachian J.L. 169 (2015). Jacob has experience representing both claimants and defendants in workers’ compensation cases. Jacob is licensed by the Virginia State Bar and is a member of the Workers’ Compensation Inn of Court and the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys.