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Joseph M. Rainsbury

1800 Wells Fargo Tower
Drawer 1200
Roanoke, Virginia 24006
Phone:  540.510.3055
Fax:  540.510.3050


Mr. Rainsbury represents clients in all aspects of business litigation in both federal and state courts. He works on a variety of business litigation matters, including contract disputes, business tort claims, and shareholder disputes. He also has substantial experience in labor and employment litigation and appellate litigation. Mr. Rainsbury joined Flippin Densmore Morse & Jessee in 2001, which merged with LeClairRyan in April 2004.

Legal Experience

  • LeClairRyan, Roanoke, Virginia, 2001 – present 
  • Law Clerk, Honorable Jackson L. Kiser, Senior United States District Judge, Western District of Virginia, 2000 – 2001


  • Listed among The Best Lawyers in America® for Appellate Practice, 2016, 2018 - 2019
  • Recognized as a Virginia Super Lawyer in Business Litigation (2013) and Appellate Law (2014-2018) 
  • Virginia Super Lawyers Rising Star in Business Litigation, 2008-2010
  • Virginia Business magazine's "Legal Elite", Appellate Law, 2011-2017


  • J.D., (Order of the Coif), University of Virginia School of Law, 2000
  • M.A., University of Virginia Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, 1997
  • A.B., magna cum laude, Harvard College, 1992