Commercial Litigation

We have successfully represented our clients in court and arbitration in all types of commercial disputes, including disputes between and among the owners of closely held businesses, collection of debts for banks, businesses, and individuals, contractual disputes, and disputes with vendors, customers, and competitors.  We also have experience in bringing professional liability cases, including cases for legal malpractice.

Business Torts

We handle cases involving allegations of improper conduct in business transactions, including violation of fiduciary duties, fraud, negligent misrepresentation, tortuous interference with contract or economic relationships, and civil conspiracy, including matters involving Virginia’s civil conspiracy statute.

Personal Injury

We bring the professionalism of our commercial litigation practice to representing individuals in personal injury cases.  We have prosecuted automobile, premises liability, and other injury claims, as well as claims for wrongful death.  We also handle cases involving defamation, malicious prosecution, and related causes of action.

Family Law Litigation

We represent clients in all aspects of family law litigation in both the Juvenile Domestic Relations District Courts and the Circuit Courts, including the award and modification of spousal and child support, child custody and visitation disputes, and relocation litigation.  We are experienced in complex valuation and equitable distribution issues, including those involving interests in closely held businesses.  We also assist our clients in negotiating Property Settlement Agreements as well as custody and visitation arrangements.

Real Estate

We handle a wide variety of disputes arising from the ownership, leasing, and development of real estate.  Our broad transactional experience allows us to more effectively litigate and devise practical solutions to real estate matters once they become disputes.  We have experience litigating contract, landlord/tenant, construction, mechanic’s lien, title, eminent domain, easement, and other real estate disputes.

Estate Litigation

We represent clients in will, trust, and estate litigation, including will contests, claims by or against estates, and claims involving trustees’ breach of fiduciary duty.  Our knowledge of estate planning and administration allows us to effectively handle these types of litigation.

Insurance Coverage Disputes

We represent our clients in matters involving insurance carriers’ obligation to provide coverage to the client.  We have handled such litigation involving general liability insurance, property/casualty insurance, and title insurance.

Appellate Matters

We handle cases from beginning to end including, where necessary, the representation of our clients in appellate courts, including the Supreme Court of Virginia, the Virginia Court of Appeals, and the United States Court of Appeals.

Alternative Dispute Resolution

We recognize the potential for Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), specifically mediation and arbitration, to reduce the costs and burdens of litigation and to achieve solutions more efficiently than through litigation.  We are knowledgeable about and experienced in both mediating and arbitrating disputes and make use of these alternatives for our clients where appropriate.