A. Fraser Hudgins, III began his education at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. By the spring of 1984, he had recieved his B.A. in English. While at William and Mary, he became the president of his senior class and a close aide to the president of the college. He took part on the cross country track team, eventually becoming its captain. He was also a member of the Honorary Degrees and Commencement Committee. And finally, in 1984, Mr. Hudgins was elected chairman of the Young Guarde Alumni Council. He continued in this position until 1989.
After completing his B.A. at William and Mary, Mr. Hudgins continued his education at the George Mason University School of Law. Here, he became a research assistant for the Letter of Credit Newsletter and became a prominent member of the Phi Delta Phi legal fraternity. By 1987, he had recieved his Doctor of Jurisprudence and was liscensed to practice in Virginia.
Mr. Hudgins legal career began in 1987, when he joined Schaffer&Associates in Richmond, Virginia. Here, he was responsible for handling all aspects of litigation practice, both civil and criminal with an emphasis on real estate litigation and criminal defense work. He left the firm in 1989.
McChesney, Duncan & Dale, of Washington, D.C., hired him as an associate in 1989. During his tenure there, Mr. Hudgins was responsible for litigation involving ERISA, RICO, insurance defense and subrogation, collection, criminal and workman's compensation.
In 1990, he joined Gross & Wexell in Fairfax, Virginia. As an associate, he was assigned the responsibility of conducting all aspects of litigation including trials, negotiation, drafting of pleadings and discovery, plus legal research. Shortly, thereafter, Mr, Hudgins joined Lawrence & Smith, and was quickly made a partner in the firm.
At Lawrence & Smith, he is responsible for conducting all aspects of litigation practice, managing staff and associate attorneys. His area of practice includes domestic relations, criminal, civil, corporate and personal injury. As of 1996, A. Fraser Hudgins, III; is no longer a partner in Lawrence & Smith, yet remains of counsel to the firm.
A. Fraser Hudgins, III; is a member of the Fairfax Bar Association, serving on the Competency of Court Appointed Attorneys Committee. He is responsible for the organization and preparation of continuing legal education requirements to be mandated by the District and Circuit Court Judges. He is also a member of the Lawyer Referral Information Service Comittee.