Actually, it’s not about us. It is about you. We know that, at the end of the day, your success is the only meaningful measure of our success. The Steidle Law Firm is a civil and criminal litigation firm, with a strong emphasis on criminal, divorce, and driving infractions since 2003. In 2013, the firm expanded with the addition of another attorney in order to serve more people in Roanoke. Steidle Law Firm plans to continue expansion in the coming years in order to better serve the Roanoke Valley and beyond.
Meet the talented team whose vast expertise gives Steidle Law Firm its edge.
Our strength is our people – the lawyers whose diverse range of talent and expertise allows us to continuously deliver to our clients the top-notch legal advice for which we are renowned.
Each of our lawyers brings unique attributes to the firm and we work together seamlessly to exceed our clients’ expectations and act as their valued business and legal partners.
Get to know our lawyers and find out how they can help you.
David W. Steidle
David W. Steidle is one of the most respected and recognized trial lawyers in Southwest Virginia. In fact, he was voted “Best Lawyer” in Roanoke according to Roanoker Magazine in 2014. The Steidle Law Firm was also nominated for Small Business of the Year in 2012, 2013, and 2014 by the Roanoke Regional Chamber of Commerce.
He has more than 15 years of experience in both civil and criminal trial work. He regularly undertakes complex cases that are about to go to trial. He has tried, to conclusion, thousands of cases. These cases have ranged from divorce, custody and criminal to traffic, DUI, and personal injury.
In 2003, he was inducted into the Commonwealth of Virginia Bar Association. He’s worked as both a public defender and prosecutor, giving him a strong perspective for “how to win.”
Mr. Steidle is a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association and a concealed weapons permit holder. He has a lovely wife, Samantha and an adorable daughter, Olivia, both of whom he loves with his whole heart.
Appalachian School of Law
James Madison University
Waynesboro High School
Brittany Furr Gordon
Brittany Furr Gordon is a graduate of West Virginia University College of Law in Morgantown, West Virginia. A native of Roanoke, Virginia, Mrs. Gordon is a graduate of William Byrd High School. She holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Virginia Tech.
While attending West Virginia University College of Law, she was a member of the Legal Clinic, which focused on general civil litigation. Mrs. Gordon additionally participated in an externship program with the West Virginia Public Defender’s Office in Clarksburg, West Virginia where she worked with mentor attorneys to provide legal representation to criminal defendants.
Mrs. Gordon has been named to the 2018 and 2019 Virginia Super Lawyer, Rising Stars list; this distinction is only awarded to 2.5% of attorneys in each state, each year and includes attorneys that embody excellence in the practice of law. Mrs. Gordon’s practice focuses on divorce and custody, criminal defense, DUI, traffic offenses, personal injury, estate planning, and general civil litigation. She is also a certified guardian ad litem for children.
While not practicing law, Mrs. Gordon is an avid fan of all things fitness, obstacles course racing, and spending time with her family and friends.
West Virginia University College of Law
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
William Byrd High School
Christian A. Persinger
Christian A. Persinger is a Roanoke Valley native that received his J.D. from the Wake Forest School of Law. While at Wake Forest he participated in the Innocence and Justice Clinic that worked to help individuals who had been wrongfully convicted prove their innocence.
Christian’s practice focuses on criminal defense, traffic offenses, divorce, personal injury and civil litigation. Christian recognizes that facing these types of cases alone can be a stressful time in a person’s life. His goal is to use his education and experience to fight aggressively and effectively so that he can achieve the best possible result for your case.
While not practicing law, Christian is an avid football and baseball fan who enjoys playing rugby, hunting, and spending time with his dog.
Wake Forest University School of Law, 2017
Roanoke College, 2014
Meet our team of support staff, whose depth of knowledge facilitates flexible + cost-effective client service delivery
Our paralegals are critical to our delivery of cost-effective client service.
Our team is vastly experienced and they are an essential support to our lawyers in the delivery of timely and accurate legal advice. As a standalone group, we frequently utilize their expertise in circumstances that do not require the knowledge and fees associated with a lawyer. In this way, our paralegal team is an intrinsic part of our commitment to client service excellence.
Debra “Debbie” E. Ogle
Office Manager / Paralegal
(540)397-3742 ext. 107
Debbie joined the Steidle Law Firm as Office Manager and Paralegal in May of 2019. She is a native of Christiansburg now residing on Bent Mountain in Floyd County with her husband, Jerry, and their dog, Dixie. Debbie is a Paralegal graduate of New River Community College and has 40 years of experience in office management and legal services.
Debbie has worked as a paralegal in Virginia, North Carolina and Pennsylvania. She spent almost 10 years as a resident of the Outer Banks of North Carolina (Hatteras Island) and is a former Certified North Carolina Paralegal and North Carolina Real Estate Broker. She returned to Virginia in 2014 to be closer to family. She is a licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public.
Debbie’s goal as Office Manager is to streamline and update case management and bookkeeping operations to more efficiently serve our clients and to assist all staff members in developing their potential to effectively provide quality legal services to the clients of the Steidle Law Firm.
Chandler V. Craighead
Paralegal for David Steidle
(540)397-3742 ext. 105
Chandler joined The Steidle Law Firm in August of 2018 as a Paralegal. She is a native of Smith Mountain Lake and a graduate of Franklin County High School. She is also an honors graduate of Longwood University with a major in Criminal Justice with a concentration in pre-law and double minors in Sociology and Political Science. She is also an Alumna of Sigma Kappa Sorority. Chandler has experience in the criminal law process as a prior employee of a local Circuit Court Clerk’s Office. Chandler is a Licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public.
When not working, Chandler enjoys spending time with family and friends, her husband, Drew, and their beagle, Penny. Chandler and Drew were blessed with their first child, Henry, in September 2019. She loves cooking, baking, planning events, and attending football tailgates at her husband’s alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute.
Her goal as a Paralegal at the Steidle Law Firm is to assure that each client has an exceptional client experience and receives a high quality level of service from the firm as a whole.
Anna M. Pietrzyk
Paralegal for Brittany F. Gordon
(540)397-3742 ext. 102
Anna joined The Steidle Law Firm in July of 2019 as Paralegal to Brittany Gordon. She is a native of the Roanoke Area and an honor graduate of Salem High School. She received an Associate’s Degree in Legal Studies from the National Paralegal College. She spent three years after college serving the indigent clients of Helena, Montana, at the Public Defender’s Office in criminal and civil litigation matters. During that time, she discovered her passion for justice and the law. Prior to joining The Steidle Law Firm, Anna was a Litigation Paralegal in a large personal injury firm assisting injured motor vehicle accident victims.
When not working, Anna enjoys spending time with her family, friends, and canine daughter, Trinity. She enjoys taking long drives to see mountains, oceans and everything in between.
Anna is a Licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary. She is passionate about her work and her goal at The Steidle Law Firm is to provide a steady, consistent foundation for success. Anna strives to do whatever is necessary to assist the attorneys and clients to present their case and achieve the best possible results.
Chelsea A. Johnson
Receptionist and Paralegal for Christian A. Persinger
(540)397-3742 ext. 109
Chelsea joined The Steidle Law Firm in August of 2019 as Receptionist and Paralegal. She previously served as a Legislative Assistant to the Honorable Senator John S. Edwards of Roanoke. She is a native of Roanoke and a graduate of Hidden Valley High School. She received an Associate’s Degree in Social Sciences from Virginia Western Community College and was an Honors graduate of Old Dominion University with a double major in Criminal Justice and Sociology. She is a licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary Public. Chelsea wishes to gain extensive knowledge of the legal profession to better serve our clients and the public.
When Chelsea is not working, she is traveling. Whether it’s a drive to Richmond to visit friends or flying to Cancun, she loves to travel. She also enjoys time alone reading, watching Netflix, and spending quality time with her family and dog, Macy.
Chelsea’s goal at The Steidle Law Firm is to treat every client, potential client and person that walks through our door with respect. Her favorite quote is, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you do, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou.
Judi Jackson joined the Steidle Law Firm in 2017 as the Billing Manager. She is retired from Toys ‘R Us and brings with her 35 years of management and customer service skills.
While not working, Judi enjoys spending time with her large family. She loves to cook and often shares that love with the office.
Judi’s goal at the Steidle Law Firm is to ensure each client is serviced with accurate and precise financial documents.
I was recently arrested and hired Attorney Furr to represent me in the criminal proceedings. She did an excellent job and explained each and every step of the process to me. She was very trustworthy and was always there to answer any questions that I had. I would highly recommend hiring her for any criminal matter.
Brittany represented me twice and was great both times, she kept me informed on everything that could happen, told me what most likely would happen, and explained everything so I could easily understand. She was very professional Throughout everything. No other lawyer could have helped me like she did and I am very thankful.
Brittany Furr helped my family when my brother got into some trouble. He was only 16 and we were very worried and had a lot of questions. Brittany Furr let us know what to expect and answered our questions. It was a long process and were glad that its over.