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Al Orgain 

In Memoriam

We acknowledge with tremendous sadness the sudden passing of Albert M. Orgain IV, one of our shareholders and an integral part of our firm for 42 years. Mr. Orgain was one of Virginia's foremost aviation attorneys and was considered an expert in the aviation and insurance industry. His practice included representing clients in commercial transportation, aviation and utility law, and product liability.  

Mr. Orgain was an exceptional pilot with over 3,800 hours of flying experience. He served three years in the United States Army as an armor officer, helicopter gunship pilot and instrument flight instructor.  During the Vietnam War he was twice awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Purple Heart and received six Air Medals.

We will miss Mr. Orgain's skill and thoughtfulness as a counselor and owner of the firm and his gregarious personality, good humor and personal warmth. Our thoughts go out to his family, friends and clients.

The tragic news came as a shock to the Sands Anderson family. In addition to extending our deepest sympathy and attention to supporting the Orgain family, we have also assembled a special team of attorneys and staff to ensure we examine and maintain Mr. Orgain's professional obligations. Should you have any questions regarding a legal or personal matter involving Mr. Orgain, you are encouraged to contact Janet Broadway at 804.783.7222 or jbroadway@sandsanderson.com.

For media inquiries, please contact Jennifer Yeager at 804.549.8102 or jyeager@sandsanderson.com

Services for Albert M. Orgain IV were held on Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at St. Stephen's Episcopal Church in Richmond, VA. Friend and Shareholder, Douglas P. Rucker, Jr., gave a eulogy that fully captured Al's essence and love of life. His remarks can be read here.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Albert M. Orgain IV Scholarship Fund at the Virginia Military Institute or to a charity of one's own choosing. 

Information to contribute to the scholarship fund:

There are 2 options:

(1) For a web donation, go to: http://www.vmi.edu/Foundation/

  • Click on box in the middle of the page labeled "give to VMI"
  • In pull down menu labeled "designation" select other
  • When field labeled "other" appears type in "Albert M Orgain IV memorial scholarship fund"
  • Complete remainder of form following on screen instructions

(2) For a donation by mail:

  • make check out to VMI Foundation
  • in the memo section of the check write "Albert M Orgain IV memorial scholarship fund"
  • send check to:

    VMI Foundation
    PO Box 932
    Lexington, VA 24450

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Education

B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1965
J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1971

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Delaware*
  • Idaho*
  • Indiana*
  • Kentucky*
  • North Carolina*
  • Ohio*
  • South Carolina*
  • West Virginia*
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

    *Admitted Pro Hac Vice

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Litigation Section, Forum Committee on Air and Space Law and Property Law Committee)
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking Law and Aerospace Law Subcommittees)
  • Helicopter Association International
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Richmond Transportation Club
  • Seaplane Pilots Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Virginia Airport Operators Council
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Aviation Business Association
  • Virginia Bar Association (Former Chair, Transportation Section and Air and Space Transportation Committee)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society (Past Chair)
  • Virginia Aviation Museum Foundation (Board Member)

Law Clerk

  • The Honorable John A. MacKenzie, U. S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk), 1971-1972

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.

 

■ Quick Facts

 

AVrated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., Virginia Military Institute, 1965
J.D., Washington & Lee University, 1971

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • Delaware*
  • Idaho*
  • Indiana*
  • Kentucky*
  • North Carolina*
  • Ohio*
  • South Carolina*
  • West Virginia*
  • United States Courts of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia

    *Admitted Pro Hac Vice

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Tort and Insurance Practice Section, Litigation Section, Forum Committee on Air and Space Law and Property Law Committee)
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Defense Research Institute (Trucking Law and Aerospace Law Subcommittees)
  • Helicopter Association International
  • Lawyer-Pilots Bar Association
  • National Transportation Safety Board Bar Association
  • Richmond Transportation Club
  • Seaplane Pilots Association
  • Trucking Industry Defense Association
  • Virginia Airport Operators Council
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
  • Virginia Aviation Business Association
  • Virginia Bar Association (Former Chair, Transportation Section and Air and Space Transportation Committee)
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association
  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Aeronautical Historical Society (Past Chair)
  • Virginia Aviation Museum Foundation (Board Member)

Law Clerk

  • The Honorable John A. MacKenzie, U. S. District Court Judge, Eastern District of Virginia (Norfolk), 1971-1972

 *CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.