Our Attorneys

Choosing a lawyer to represent you is a very important and personal decision. Browning, Lamie & Gifford, P.C. has the following attorneys to assist you with your legal matters:

Larry Grant Browning

Larry was born in Grundy, Virginia and is a graduate of Grundy High School. He attended the University of Richmond for both undergraduate and law degrees. He returned to Southwest Virginia in 1972 to begin his law practice in Abingdon, Virginia, with James Russell Moore. He soon opened a Grundy, Virginia office and now exclusively represents Social Security Disability clients from our region. He maintains his office in Rosedale, Virginia, but can also be reached in our Grundy, Virginia, office. Larry was a pioneer in the exclusive practice of social security and administrative law in Southwest Virginia. He has over 40 years of experience appearing before Administrative Law Judges at the Social Security Administration, and takes pride in being an advocate for those needing disability benefits. He maintains a residence in Grundy, Virginia.

John M. Lamie

John was born in Saltville, Virginia. His family moved to Bristol, and he graduated from Bristol Tennessee High School and King College. He attended law school at the University of Tennessee, and after graduation moved to Abingdon, Virginia, to practice law with Browning, Morefield, Schelin and Arrington, which later became Browning, Lamie & Gifford. He practices out of the firm’s Abingdon office and see clients at all of the firm’s offices. He handles personal injury, bankruptcy, social security, disability insurance claims, and other civil litigation. His trial experience includes jury and non-jury matters in state, U.S. District and U.S. Bankruptcy courts. He has also argued appellate cases before the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. In 2003, he appeared before the U. S. Supreme Court in the case of Lamie v. U.S. Trustee. His professional service has included two terms on the Board of Directors for the Bankruptcy Section of the Virginia State Bar and as a panel member of the 10th District Ethics Committee. The Supreme Court of Virginia appointed him to the panel of Administrative Hearing Officers in 1983. He served in that role for fifteen years and conducted hearings for the Division of Mines, various boards and other agencies of the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Jason A. Mullins

Jason grew up in Wise, Virginia and is a graduate of J.J. Kelly High School.  He received his Bachelor’s degree summa cum laude from the University of Virginia’s College at Wise in 2006 and his law degree from the William & Mary School of Law in 2009.  For the past 15 years, Jason’s practice has been devoted to the areas of Workers’ Compensation, Social Security Disability/SSI, Personal Injury, VRS Disability, and Short and Long-term Disability.  Jason has assisted countless coal miners in obtaining Black Lung benefits and Hearing Loss benefits under the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act. 

Prior to becoming a partner at Browning, Lamie & Mullins, Jason worked at large regional law firms in Richmond, Roanoke, and Bristol.  He has litigated cases throughout all of Virginia.  Jason is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Southwest Virginia Workers’ Compensation Bar, the Virginia Workers’ Compensation American Inn or Court, and the National Organization of Social Security Claimant’s Representatives.  Jason has been recognized as a “Rising Star” by the Super Lawyers publication.  Jason meets with clients in the firm’s offices in Abingdon, Grundy, and Wytheville.  He is licensed to practice law in both Virginia and Tennessee.   

Outside of the office, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, Vanessa, and his three children, Halle, Harper, and Harrison. 

Chadrick R. Gilbert

Chad grew up in Marion, Virginia graduating from Marion Senior High School in 1994. He then pursued a career in music as a drummer/percussionist and performed locally throughout Virginia and Tennessee. He moved to Atlanta in 2004 and attended the Atlanta Institute of Music earning a certificate in music performance.  Later, he attended Georgia State University where he played in the various school orchestras and wind ensembles, as well as the percussion ensemble. He earned several awards in piano, music theory, ear training and percussion studies. He also played with the Dekalb Symphony Orchestra for two years.  After gaining an interest in pursuing law school Chad changed his undergrad major to Business Economics. He graduated Georgia State University in 2012. After that he attended Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School from 2013 to 2016.

Chad decided to come back to the Southwest Virginia/East Tennessee area to pursue his second career as an attorney and be closer to his family who still live in Marion, VA. Chad passed the Tennessee Bar in 2017 and the Virginia Bar in 2018.   Chad is a member of the Virginia State Bar, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Tennessee Trial Lawyers Association, and the Bristol Bar Association. He is also admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Western District of Virginia and the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee.


All of our attorneys are members of the Virginia State Bar.  Jason Mullins and Chad Gilbert are members of the Virginia and Tennessee State Bar.

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Our attorneys are available to serve clients throughout the Southwest Virginia and Northeast Tennessee. Call us at 1-800-520-2667 or fill out our contact form to discuss your case.