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 Legal Elite
- Legislative/Regulatory, 2020
- Young Lawyers, 2019
PUBLICATIONS & PRESENTATIONS
- Speaker, “Spoliation in the Wake of Emerald Point, LLC v. Hawkins,” Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, Annual Meeting, October 4, 2019.
- Speaker, “Allegations of Regulatory Violations & How to Exclude Them,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group Seminar, April 26, 2019.
- Author, Consequences of Spoliation in Virginia and the March Toward Adopting the Federal Spoliation Rules, Journal of Civil Litigation, Vol. 31, No. 1 (Spring 2019), a publication of the Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- “Recent Runaway Verdicts,” ALFA International Transportation Regional Seminar, August 15, 2018
- “Lightning Rounds of Handling a Trucking Claim from Accident through Trial,” ALFA International Transportation Practice Group, June 13, 2018
- "Punitive Damages-Who Gets Punished and Why," VADA Spring Meeting, May 2018
- Virginia State Bar
- Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys
- 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
- ALFA International, Women's Initiative Group
- Virginia Women Attorneys Association, Board Member at Large (2016 - 2017)
- Richmond Bar Association (2013 - present)
- Roanoke Bar Association (2013 - 2017)
- Ted Dalton American Inn of Court (2015 - 2017)
- American Cancer Society Associate Board of Ambassadors of RVA, VP of Community Involvement