Virgil is a native of Macon, Georgia and a 1977 graduate of Albany State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. After graduating from Albany State, Virgil was admitted to the Walter F. George School of Law at Mercer University, where he received his Juris Doctorate degree in June of 1980.
Following his graduation from Mercer, and upon admission to the State Bar of Georgia, Virgil became Assistant District Attorney for the Macon Judicial Circuit, assigned to the Trial Division. While at the District Attorney’s Office, Virgil handled and tried many serious, high profile cases. Upon leaving the District Attorney’s Office at the end of 1987, Virgil entered the private practice of law with the law firm of Mathis, Sands, Jordan & Adams, having offices in Macon and Milledgeville, Georgia. Since 2014, the law firm has been known as Adams, Jordan & Herrington, P.C. and continues to maintain offices in Macon and Milledgeville.
The law firm primarily engages in personal injury litigation and in this area, Virgil has successfully handled cases involving serious injury and/or death on behalf of victims of negligence resulting from medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, defective products and other catastrophic events. Virgil also served as County Attorney for Bibb County for many years and still represents a number of elected officials in the consolidated government.