Meet the Attorneys

Helen E. Phillips

Helen has practiced law for over 29 years. She is a member of the bar in Virginia, Tennessee and West Virginia. She has extensive experience in criminal defense and civil litigation in state and federal courts. She also has briefed and argued several appeals before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Virginia Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Helen Phillips served a four year team on the Board of Visitors of Longwood University, she is a past member of the Greene County, Virginia Planning Commission and Board of Supervisors. She is an active member of Sinking Spring Presbyterian Church in Abingdon, Virginia and she serves on the board of the Abingdon Arts Depot. Helen is a graduate of the University of Virginia School of Law and Virginia Tech.

Channing M. Thomas

Channing was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2016. Channing is a graduate of Vanderbilt University and Campbell University School of Law and currently practices criminal defense, civil litigation, and cases on appeal.

Throughout law school, Channing worked with Justice Elizabeth McClanahan with the Supreme Court of Virginia, Judge Ann Maria Calabria with the North Carolina Court of Appeals, the North Carolina Innocence Inquiry Commission. Following graduation, Channing worked on family law matters in Harrisonburg, Virginia where she briefed a matter for the Supreme Court of Virginia in before returning to Southwest Virginia.

Channing grew up in Bristol, Virginia where she attended St. Anne's Catholic School. She is an now an active member with the St. Anne's Catholic Church, and she serves on the boards of Girls, Inc. and Abuse Alternatives.


Channing M. Thomas, Esquire
Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, 2015
Juris Doctor, Intellectual Property Specialized Tract
Vanderbilt University, 2012
English Literary Studies and Philosophy