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Willard James J. Moody, Sr.

Willard James J. Moody, Sr.
Status: Deceased

(1924 - 2019)

Willard Moody was a proud U.S. Army veteran having served in Europe during WWII. After his service he attended the Norfolk Division of the College of William & Mary (now Old Dominion University). After graduation he attended the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond and began practicing law in Portsmouth, Virginia in 1952. Willard built his law practice around the concept that there is no such thing as a case that is too difficult to handle.

In 1956 Willard was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates and served there until 1967. He then was elected to the Virginia Senate and served there from 1968 until 1984. He never lost an election. After leaving the legislature, he continued his career of trying railroad cases on behalf of injured railroad workers. He was named as Designated Legal Counsel by nearly every rail union in America and spent a lifetime fighting for the rights of railroad workers.

Willard was a wonderful man and a true gentleman, and was extremely well respected in Virginia not just as a great lawyer, but as a community leader and devoted family man.
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