Local - (434) 946-5161
Toll Free - (888) 249-1524

<strong>Committed to Excellence</strong>

Committed to Excellence

<strong>Serving Amherst, Virginia and Surrounding Counties</strong>

Serving Amherst, Virginia and Surrounding Counties

<strong>High Standards When It Comes to Your Case</strong>

High Standards When It Comes to Your Case

[ Our Practice Areas ]

Providing Legal Services for Your Every Need


Criminal and Traffic Defense

We work to get criminal charges reduced or dropped, and when possible, we seek to get our clients acquitted.

Learn More


Business Law

Whether starting a new business or looking for a competent lawyer to assist with your current business ventures, give Shrader & Goad a call.

Learn More


Real Estate Law

We provide trusted, experienced guidance, representation and service in a variety of real estate matters.

Learn More


Personal & Workplace Injury

We handle personal and workplace injury, as well as wrongful death cases in Amherst, Lynchburg, and surrounding counties.

Learn More


Domestic & Family Law

Whether it's a divorce, custody battle, or dealing with elderly family members, and more!

Learn More


Estate Planning

Stop delaying the planning for your future. We take the pain out of your estate planning so that you can focus on the things that matter.

Learn More

Buidling 3

J. THOMPSON SHRADER is a native of Amherst County, graduating from Amherst County High School in 1971.  He received his B.A. from the University of Richmond and his J.D. in 1979 from the T.C. Williams School of Law at the University of Richmond.  He also attended the University of Richmond Graduate School of Business.  Prior to opening his law practice in 1982, Mr. Shrader worked in the legal department at First Colony Life Insurance in Lynchburg (now Pacific Life).

From 1982 to 2022, Mr. Shrader worked extensively in the areas of personal injury, local government, domestic relations, business and corporate law, estate planning, elder law, and estate administration.  He also served Amherst County as County Attorney, as attorney for the Department of Social Services, and as an Escheator.  He has supported non-profits, providing pro bono services to a number of local organizations, and was an active firefighter with Amherst Fire Department for 45 years, including serving as Chief.

Today, Mr. Shrader primarily serves as Commissioner of Accounts for Amherst County and is also a Commissioner in Chancery for Amherst and Nelson Counties. 

Mr. Shrader is a member of the Virginia State Bar Association and the Virginia Conference of Commissioners of Accounts.

Get the Representation You Deserve!

[ Our Attorneys ]

Over 50 Years of Combined Experience

J. Thompson Shrader

Robert C. Goad III

Shrader and Goad Law Offices logo

Contact Us

Local - (434) 946-5161
Toll Free - (888) 497-1184

Fax: (434) 946-0107

Visit Us

Mailing Address
Post Office Box 428
Amherst, VA 24521

Physical Address
330 South Main Street
Amherst, VA 24521

Sorry, this website uses features that your browser doesn’t support. Upgrade to a newer version of Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Edge and you’ll be all set.