Virginia was an Associate Editor of the Arkansas Law Review, and her case note was Hill v. Searle Laboratories: The Decline of the Learned Intermediary Rule in Favor of Direct Patient Warnings of Drug Product Risks, 43 Ark. L. Rev. 4 (1990). The article was published and later cited by the Arkansas Supreme Court in West v. Searle & Company, 305 Ark. 33, 806 S.W.2d. 608 (1991).
Upon graduating from law school, Virginia clerked for Justice David Newbern of the Arkansas Supreme Court. She then joined her father in practice in Eureka Springs at Castleberry and Castleberry, P.A. From there, she answered the call of public service and was an Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Litigation and Consumer Protection Divisions of the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office. Virginia later practiced with the Fort Smith law firm of Ledbetter, Cogbill, Arnold and Harrison and the Little Rock firm of Duncan and Rainwater.
Virginia has practiced law in several areas, concentrating her work on complex legal issues affecting firm cases. She has written numerous briefs in state, federal and appellate courts to great success.
- Hendrix College, B.A., History, 1988
- University of Arkansas School of Law, magna cum laude, J.D., 1991