Kent Beals and Bill Ragsdale, classmates at the University of Virginia Law School, began practice together on January 2, 1980. Ellis Hooper and Bill Seigler joined the Firm in 1981, with the partnership of Ragsdale, Beals, Hooper & Seigler formally created in January 1982. Russell Patterson began his practice with the Firm in 1985. Hal Gray and Bert Broadfoot joined the Firm in 1999; Brian Morrissey and Ed Mangiafico joined in 2006. As of September 2006, the name of the Firm was changed to Ragsdale, Beals, Seigler, Patterson & Gray, LLP. Our founding partners Kent Beals and Bill Ragsdale passed away in 2007 and 2009, respectively. Ron Reemsnyder joined our Firm as a partner in 2009. As of January 1, 2010, Bob Bartlett joined our Firm as a partner.Since its inception, our Firm has provided top-quality legal services with a personalized touch. We represent entities of all sizes from publicly-traded companies to family-owed businesses. Our size and our consistent attention to the providing of legal services in an efficient manner are two significant assets in ensuring our clients receive the value they seek.