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Joseph T. McNally, Jr., Associate

JMcNally@lawmh.com    |    Joe's VCard

P: (804) 775-3857
F: (804) 775-7291

Practice Areas

Workers' Compensation

Represents defendants and employers in all aspects of civil litigation, specializing in defending workers’ compensation matters.



  • University of Richmond School of Law J.D., 2017
  • Long Island University, M.F.A., 2011
  • University of Nebraska, B.A., 2008


  • Virginia


Joe is an Associate in the Workers' Compensation Practice Group. His practice is focused on representing employers and carriers defending workers’ compensation claims in Virginia. Previously, Joe represented Plaintiffs before the Workers' Compensation Commission, informing his experience with all sides of matters.

Joe earned his J.D. at the University of Richmond School of Law, where he was, twice, a CALI award winner in Agency and Partnership Law and in selected topics in Virginia Law. Additionally, Joe served on the Pro Bono Housing Law Program, educating tenants on their rights regarding housing dispute claims against landlords.

Prior to obtaining his law degree and joining McCandlish Holton, Joe was a photography and digital art instructor and gallery coordinator at The Knox School in St. James, New York, where he designed and delivered curriculum for grades 9 - 12. 

Recent Outcomes:

  • Obtained dismissal of appeal to the Court of Appeals based on the claimant’s failure to simultaneously comply with technical filing rules and deadlines of the Court and the Commission.
  • Received favorable outcome in matter involving a compensable claim after establishing the claimant’s alleged continuing treatment was no longer causally related to his work accident.
  • Successfully defended claim by a truck driver alleging neck injury/whiplash and headaches on grounds that the claimant’s injuries were the result of non-compensable repetitive and cumulative trauma.
  • Obtained favorable settlement after investigation exposed the claimant’s fraudulent behavior and failure to report a return to work and increase in earnings while under an open wage loss award.


  • CALI Award winner, Agency Law & Partnership Law
  • CALI Award winner, selected topics in Virginia Law


  • Richmond Bar Association
  • Henrico County Bar Association