Attorneys

John V. Robinson
Michael R. McCollum
Kerry J. McClung

John V. Robinson

John V. Robinson graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law in 1986 began his legal career as an associate attorney at Hunton & Williams. Prior to earning his American law degree John was a third generation Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University (both his father and grandfather, who were also lawyers, were Rhodes Scholars), where he earned a masters degree in jurisprudence. He currently serves on the adjunct faculty of University of Richmond School of Law where he has taught courses in intellectual property and entertainment law. John has represented clients ranging from neighborhood businesses to international financial institutions and has represented U.S. and foreign clients concerning regulatory, corporate, general business and litigation matters. In addition to advising clients on domestic law, John has helped clients do business overseas with issues of international trade and commerce. John is experienced in administrative law and currently serves as a hearing officer on appointment by the Supreme Court of Virginia.

John has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell's peer review rating system.

John won the Rolex National Squash Championship in his division in 1988 when he was ranked #1 in the nation in the 30+ age group and #10 in the Open Division.

John was born in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Practice Areas:

Administrative Law; Business Law; Construction Law; Entertainment Law; Intellectual Property Law; Litigation

Bar Admission:

Commonwealth of Virginia

Education:

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., 1986
  • Oxford University, Master of Arts in Jurisprudence, 1985
  • Rhodes University, Bachelor of Laws, 1983
  • Rhodes University, Bachelor of Arts in Legal Theory and English, 1981

Contact:

jvr@jvrlawpc.com

Michael R. McCollum

Mike McCollum is an associate attorney with the firm whose practice is primarily focused on intellectual property, small business law, and entrepreneurship. On the corporate side, Mike works with clients on issues ranging from entity formation to contracting to mergers and acquisitions. He also assists clients with a wide range of intellectual property issues ranging from trademark registration and trade secrets to patent licensing and music recording contracts.

Mike is heavily involved in the Central Virginia entrepreneurial ecosystem on many different levels. In addition to working with the firm’s corporate and entrepreneurial clients Mike also volunteers his time to assist companies and aspiring entrepreneurs across the region. He volunteers as an organizer for the Richmond chapter of 1 Million Cups, an entrepreneurship group sponsored by the Kaufman Foundation and as a mentor with Richmond’s startup accelerator, Lighthouse Labs, assisting early stage companies identify and avoid troublesome legal issues. Mike is also an expert in residence with VCU’s Founders’ Corner, providing advice and mentorship to students working to build on their academic experience and create new businesses and products (http://founderscorner.vcu.edu/).

In addition to his work for the firm, Mike is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the University of Richmond School of Law where he teaches courses on intellectual property and entertainment law.

Mike received his law degree from the University of Richmond, and an advanced law degree from Duke University where he studied law and entrepreneurship, including business strategy, corporate counseling, entrepreneurial advising and venture capital finance, while working with start-up companies and business/technology accelerators in the Research Triangle in North Carolina. He also served as a judge for a multi-state start-up venture/business planning competition. While at the University of Richmond, Mike studied intellectual property and international law, including two summers at the University of Cambridge. Upon graduation he earned the law school's Intellectual Property Certificate with Distinction, was awarded the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Intellectual Property Law, membership in the Order of the Coif and the McNeill Honor Society, and the John Marshall Inn of Court.

Mike earned a black belt in kenpo jiu jitsu and has served as a martial arts instructor and a women's self-defense teacher since 2004. He also volunteers at the Richmond Animal League working to help make sure that the dogs rescued from other shelters are well cared for while waiting to find loving homes with area families.

Practice Areas:

Business Law; Entrepreneurship, Intellectual Property; Venture Capital Financing

Bar Admission:

Commonwealth of Virginia

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court
  • Trademark Legislation Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property
  • IP Transactions & Licensing Committee of the Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • Copyright Policy Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law
  • International Copyright Treaties & Laws Committee of the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law

Education:

  • Duke University School of Law, Master of Laws in Law & Entrepreneurship, cum laude, 2015
  • University of Richmond School of Law, Juris Doctor, cum laude, 2013
  • Norwich University, Master of Arts in Military History, 2004
  • Middlebury College, Bachelor of Arts in History, 1997

Contact:

mmccollum@jvrlawpc.com

Kerry J. McClung

Kerry McClung is an associate attorney with the firm whose practice is focused on assisting those in need and those who are typically under-served by the legal community. Kerry is a certified guardian ad litem, an attorney appointed by the court to ensure that a person’s best interests are being looked after. She has also worked extensively with members of Richmond’s deaf community for many years and is committed to ensuring that the law is accessible to those in need of both civil and criminal representation.

Kerry is a proud double-Spider, having graduated from the University of Richmond, Westhampton College in 2007 and earning her law degree with honors from the University of Richmond, School of Law in 2015. She has always been passionate about working with disadvantaged individuals. While at the University of Richmond, she participated in the Children’s Defense Clinic advocating for under-privileged and under-represented youth in various local juvenile and domestic relations courts. She also participated in the Wrongful Conviction Clinic where she petitioned for the early release of an incarcerated defendant in accordance with the Clemency Project.

Upon graduation Kerry earned the law school's Orrell-Brown Award for Clinical Excellence in the Children’s Defense Clinic, received the Richmond Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Scholarship, and was awarded membership in the Phi Delta Phi Legal Honor Society and Lewis F. Powell, Jr. Inn of Court. She also served as the vice president of the Student Bar Association and an executive member of the Client Counseling and Negotiation Board.

Kerry is an active member of the Richmond community. She has been certified as a group exercise instructor and personal trainer since 2004 and continues to teach both exercise and yoga classes around the city. As a personal trainer Kerry has focused on assisting individuals with special needs, and those at high risk of health problems, with their physical fitness.

Practice Areas:

Criminal Defense, Guardian ad litem, Civil Litigation

Bar Admission:

Commonwealth of Virginia

Professional Associations & Memberships:

  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • The American Association For Justice
  • American Bar Association

Certifications:

  • Guardian Ad Litem for Children – Supreme Court of Virginia
  • Juvenile Defense Representation - Virginia Indigent Defense Commission

Education:

  • University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2015
  • University of Ricmond, Bachelor of Arts, Double Major in Philosophy and English, 2007

Contact:

kmcclung@jvrlawpc.com

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