Allen and Carwile PC law firm in Waynesboro, Va. Photo/Andrew Shurtleff Photography, LLC
Timothy C. Carwile
Mr. Carwile, a native Virginian, began the practice of law as the Executive Director of the Legal Aid Society of Greater Lynchburg. He moved to Waynesboro in 1974, practicing with W. Charles Poland and serving for eight years as Waynesboro’s first Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney before he co-founded the firm of Carwile & Ricketts, P.C., which merged with Carter R. Allen, R. Toms Dalton, Jr. and G. William Watkins in 1987 to form the present professional corporation, Allen & Carwile, P.C. He served as President of the firm from Mr. Allen’s retirement in 2002 until 2015.
Mr. Carwile holds an AV-Preeminent Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review RatingTM.
While his earlier career included considerable practice in litigation, estate planning and complex divorce and business transactional work, for the past twenty years Mr. Carwile has focused primarily on trial practice with special emphasis on criminal defense representation. He is a frequent lecturer on these topics, having spoken to police departments, public defenders, directors of Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Programs, and, for the Virginia CLE, on the defense of DUI (driving under the influence/DWI/driving while intoxicated) and other serious traffic cases. He is also an editor and co-author of the current definitive work on the subject, “Defense of Serious Traffic Cases in Virginia”. In 2011, Mr. Carwile completed a six-year term as a member of the Mandatory Legal Education Committee appointed by the Virginia Supreme Court and currently serves the Virginia Bar as chair of its Eighth District Ethics Disciplinary Committee.
Mr. Carwile serves the Augusta County, VA, Circuit Court as a Special Commissioner and is a Substitute Judge for General District and Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Courts.