Audra M. Dickens, Director  |  Audra's vCard

P: (804) 775-3803
F: (804) 775-7234

Practice Areas

Litigation                        Government & Public Entities

Automobile liability defense, trucking defense, premises, medical malpractice,  and products liability defense, insurance coverage, employment law, state and federal appellate matters. 


  • University of Virginia, 2008
  • Liberty University School of Law, 2011


  • Virginia
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit

Audra is a Director in the litigation practice group. Her practice focuses on civil litigation, primarily in the areas of automobile liability defense and trucking defense, as well as premises, medical malpractice,  and products liability defense. She also has experience in employment law, cases involving significant electronic discovery, and numerous state and federal appellate matters. Audra has successfully represented clients in jury and bench trials in state and federal courts across the Commonwealth. Recently, Audra was part of the litigation team defending the Commonwealth from eminent domain claims and a constitutional challenge in which the Plaintiffs sought both damages and an injunction to allow uranium mining. 

Audra is a Regional Director Member at Large with the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA) and past Chair of the Auto & Transportation Liability Committee . She is also an active member of the Richmond Bar Association and the Virginia Women Attorneys Association.

Audra is a graduate of the University of Virginia and Liberty University School of Law. Prior to joining McCandlish Holton, Audra worked for an AV-rated civil litigation law firm in Roanoke, focused on insurance defense, trucking defense, and appellate matters. 


  • Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch
    • Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants, since 2021
    • Product Liability Litigation - Defendants, since 2021
    • Transportation Law, since 2021
  • Virginia Rising Star, Transportation/Maritime, Super Lawyers 2020, 2019
  • Up and Coming Honoree 2019, Virginia Lawyers Weekly
  • Virginia Business Magazine, Legal Elite
    • Civil Litigation, sine 2021
    • Legislative/Regulatory, 2020
    • Young Lawyers, 2019



  • Virginia State Bar
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (VADA)
    • Board of Directors, Regional Directors Member At Large (2019 - present)
    • Past-Chair, Auto & Transportation Liability  (2018 - 2019)
    • Past Vice Chair, Auto & Transportation Liability (2017 - 2018)
  • ALFA International
    • Transportation Group
    • Women's Initiative Group
  • Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Board Member at Large (2016 - 2017)
  • Richmond Bar Association (2013 - present)
  • Roanoke Bar Association, past
  • Ted Dalton American Inn of Court, past

Community Involvement

  • American Cancer Society, Associate Board of Ambassadors of RVA, VP of Community Involvement