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.


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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.


Roanoke, Virginia
(540) 397-3742


Appalachian School of Law
James Madison University
Bridgewater College
Waynesboro High School

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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. 

Associate Attorney

Roanoke, Virginia
(540) 397-3742


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.

Bar Admissions



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.

Chandler Craighead

Chandler Craighead is a native of Smith Mountain Lake in Franklin County, Virginia. She is a
graduate of Franklin County High School in 2012 and an honors graduate of Longwood
University in 2016. While attending Longwood University, Chandler majored in Criminal Justice
with double minors in Sociology and Political Science with a concentration in Pre-Law. She is
also an Alumna of Sigma Kappa Sorority.

While not working, Chandler enjoys spending time with her husband, Drew, their beagle, Penny,
and other family and friends. She loves cooking, baking, planning events, and attending football
tailgates at her husband’s alma mater, the Virginia Military Institute.

Chandler is a Licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary. Her goal as a Paralegal at the Steidle
Law Firm is to welcome each client as they come into the office with an exceptional customer
experience and ensure that all clients are satisfied with the level of service that they receive from
the firm as a whole.

Judi Jackson

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.

Christie Jackson

Christie Jackson is a native of Roanoke, Virginia with a passion for community service. During the past several years she has worked closely with Total Action Against Poverty, United Way Crisis Intervention and Community Engagement Program supporting young men and women in rebuilding their lives.

Having a solid background in administrative support and services, Christie brings an equal level of energy and commitment to delivering quality service to the clients of the Steidle Law Firm. In addition to a degree from Virginia Western Community College, Christie is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services from Virginia Western and a Criminal Justice degree from Radford University.

Christie is a Licensed Commonwealth of Virginia Notary. She manages office operations and is responsible for maintaining detailed and accurate client documentation. Her goal as a Paralegal at the Steidle Law Firm is to ensure that her efforts contribute to the firm in operating in an orderly and efficient manner.

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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.


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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.


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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.


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