John Amos was born, raised and presently resides with his wife in Goochland County, Virginia. He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute and the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond as a Juris Doctor. He is also a graduate of the Executive Program at the Darden School of the University of Virginia. John was admitted to the Virginia Bar and the Virginia Supreme Court in 1966 and the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth and Ninth Circuits in 1978. He is a member of the Goochland and American Bar Associations.
From 1966-1970, John served in the U.S. Air Force as a Judge Advocate. After leaving military service, he worked for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development both in Washington, D.C. and in the Richmond, Virginia regional office as Area Counsel. In 1973, he was hired by Reynolds Metals Company working first in their Law Department as an attorney and then on the business side of the company advancing to the position of General Manager where he was responsible for energy, environmental compliance, safety, occupational health & toxicology and commodity hedging.
In 1999, John retired from Reynolds Metals Company and opened the law firm of Amos & Amos, PLLC with his son, Marc Amos, in Goochland, Virginia. Another son, Reed Amos, joined the law firm in 2009. John also has a daughter, Courtney Amos Banton, who lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania with her family.
John specializes in corporate law, business formation, commercial transactions and family law, including divorce, custody/visitation and Guardian ad Litem work. His practice also includes criminal defense, wills and estate administration. John serves as counsel to the Richmond Regional Planning District Commission.
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