J.Christopher LaGow




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J. Christopher LaGow


     Christopher LaGow has more than forty three (43) years of experience working with the Virginia General Assembly. While counsel to the Richmond firm of Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, P.C., he was the co-chair of that firm’s lobbying practice group. For the past thirty one (31) years, he has been actively lobbying on behalf of various corporations and trade associations including the Property Casualty Insurers Association of America, Nationwide Insurance, The Alliance of American Insurers, Liberty Mutual Group, the American Council of Life Insurers, BellSouth Cellular Corporation, the National Council of Compensation Insurers, ACE Group-North America, Allegheny Energy, Inc., various local governments, AAA, 360° Communications, Virginia Special Olympics, Mothers Against Drunk Driving, the National Safety Council, Virginia Cable Telecommunications Association, AT&T Wireless Services, AT&T, The Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Thoroughbred Association and several allied health care professional trade associations. After more than five years with Sands Anderson Marks & Miller, Mr. LaGow opened his own law office in 1999, where he continues to represent his clients. Mr. LaGow’s practice is exclusively dedicated to counseling these clients on legislative and regulatory affairs, and in appearing before various state agencies and General Assembly committees.

     Mr. LaGow is actively involved with a number of different public policy groups studying an assortment of insurance, corporate and utility-related issues, and serves on the State Chamber of Commerce Business Coalition on Workers’ Compensation steering committee, and previously served on their Civil Justice Task Force. He also has served as a member of the evaluations committee of Virginia FREE, and plays an active role on behalf of candidates in numerous local and statewide elections.

     In the "Virginia Business" magazine opinion surveys of other lawyers in the Commonwealth, Mr. LaGow has frequently been recognized by his peers as being among the Legal Elite of the Commonwealth, for his work in the Lobbying and Regulatory practice areas, one of only two solo practitioners in any practice area so recognized in the state. In the spring of 2002, he received the Governor's Transportation Safety Award in the Legal Category for his work on behalf of various transportation safety initiatives at the General Assembly.

     Mr. LaGow received his B.A. degree from the University of Richmond in 1972 with a double major in history and political science and his J.D. degree from Loyola University in 1978. He also attended Oxford University in 1976.

     Mr. LaGow is admitted to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia and in the United States District Court, Eastern District of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association and the Henrico Bar Association.

Contact Information

Postal address
Eighth and Main Building
707 East Main Street, Suite 1630
Richmond, Virginia 23219
Email address
chris @ lagowlobby .com

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