Donald E. Showalter

Donald E. Showalter

100 South Mason Street
Harrisonburg, VA 22801

Donald E. Showalter


Donald E. Showalter has been a steadfast champion of the ethical and just treatment of the clients he represents since he joined Wharton Aldhizer & Weaver PLC in 1965.  With a concentration in commercial/corporate and probate law, Don has served as counsel to numerous local corporations, with a particular interest in the law of agricultural cooperatives.

Don had the unique opportunity to file an amicus curiae (“friend of the court”) brief on behalf of the Mennonite Church in Wisconsin v. Yoder, 406 U.S. 205 (1972).  His involvement in this landmark U.S. Supreme Court case upholding the First Amendment religious freedom of the Amish reflects his deep commitment to justice and makes him a strong legal advocate in every case he handles.


   Best Lawyers Award Badge  

Virginia and Fourth Circuit Court (1965)

United States Supreme Court (1971)

Eastern Mennonite University (B.A., 1962)

University of Virginia (J.D., 1965)

Virginia's Legal Elite, Virginia Business Magazine

Best Lawyers in America

Super Lawyers Magazine

AV Rated with Martindale-Hubbell

Harrisonburg-Rockingham County Bar Association

Virginia Bar Association

Virginia State Bar

Virginia Law Foundation

President, Harrisonburg-Rockingham Bar Association, 1970


Other Interests

Served as a Trustee and managed portfolios of clients that has returned over $10M to local charities in the past 8 years

Taught Business Law and Investments at Eastern Mennonite University for over 30 years

Serves as President of the James Madison University Arboretum Advisory Board

Was a founder of The Shenandoah Valley Bach Festival, which celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017

Is a Fellow of the Virginia Law Foundation

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