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The Richmond-based litigation law firm Spencer LLP changes its name today (March 30) to Spencer Shuford LLP.

The name change reflects the addition of partner Mark Shuford, who joined the firm in 2013. The firm also has added two associates in recent months. Jeffrey Newhouse and Lee Floyd.

The firm, begun by founding partner Chris Spencer, said the addition of new attorneys reflects the diversification of its expertise beyond its core product- liability defense capabilities.

he firm has defended automobile manufacturers in many high-profile, high-dollar product liability cases.

Shuford has more than 28 years of broad commercial litigation experience in federal and state courts in Virginia and across the country.  Shuford also adds his administrative law practice to the firm’s litigation expertise.

Shuford previously worked in Richmond with litigation groups at two other firms, LeClair Ryan and Kaufman & Canoles.

Newhouse, formerly of Winston & Strawn in New York and Latham & Watkins in Washington D.C., joined the firm in August.  He focuses on complex commercial litigation, with experience in class-action defense in a variety of industries and practice areas. 

Floyd, previously with Jackson Kelly in Charleston, W. Va., joined the firm in March. She has defended clients in mass tort and class-action litigation.

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