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Theseus Schulze
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Estate Planning, Criminal Law, and Personal Injury. Read More »
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Lee Dixon II
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience

University of Florida Levin College of Law and Case Western Reserve University School of LawDistrict of Columbia, Florida, Ohio, Virginia and Montana
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Lee E. Berlik
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience

Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual... Read More »
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James M. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience

Boston University School of Law and Georgetown University Law CenterDistrict of Columbia and Virginia
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Timothy R Johnson
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Clarke County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(540) 352-4672 20 E. Main Street
Berryville, VA 22611
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and Education
New York Law School
Our office is a litigation and trial law firm serving Clarke County and the surrounding areas of the Shenandoah Valley. Our diverse experience in criminal, business, and other civil litigation matters positions us to deliver high-quality representations, and compassionate legal services to our clients. We also offer estate planning and business advisory & transactional services to residents and business located within Berryville or Clarke County.

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Timothy R. Johnson is the owner-attorney managing and providing legal services through The Law Offices of Timothy R. Johnson, PLC.

Mr. Johnson was born and raised in New Jersey, but fell in love with Virginia when he...
Clarke County, VA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(202) 559-5650 PO Box 151
Boyce, VA 22620
Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
Eryk Gabhran Boston Esq.
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Frederick County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(540) 313-1255 125 Country Park Drive
Winchester, VA 22602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Divorce
University of Richmond School of Law
Erÿk Boston is veteran of the United States Army. He studied law at Cambridge University and The University of Richmond where he earned the degree of Juris Doctor. He was admitted to the Virginia Bar in 2008 after his first bar exam. He has since practiced as a VA bankruptcy lawyer where his experience has included over one thousand Chapter 7, Chapter 12 & Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases. He has worked as a divorce lawyer in hundreds of cases and has substantial experience in criminal defense, preparation of wills and related documents and civil litigation. He is...
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Winchester City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(540) 667-4912 204 South Loudoun Street
Winchester, VA 22604
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and George Mason University School of Law
Chuck has practiced in Winchester and throughout northern Virginia since 2007. He is both a lawyer and a Certified Public Accountant (with an LL.M in Tax and Estate Planning) and worked in public accounting before attending law school. Chuck’s practice focuses on complex estate planning and administration matters, resolving tax disputes, business planning, choice of entity, conservation easements and other business matters. Chuck has extensive training in complex estate and business matters and his practice focuses primarily on business owners and families with more than $1 million in liquid assets. Chuck regularly works to resolve family disputes, establish business...
Joan Fine
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Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(540) 722-6800 302 W. Boscawen St.
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Construction, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Ms. Fine has practiced law for 35 years, the last 28 in Virginia. Her business law experience started immediately after graduating from Boston College Law School in 1982 when she worked at a 50-attorney Boston law firm. In 1989 she joined the Costello Dickenson firm in Winchester, Virginia, and in 1990 opened her own firm.

Ms. Fine has extensive practice drafting business contracts, including buy-sell agreements, employment agreements and non-competition agreements, and, balancing that experience, she reviews and litigates contracts drafted by other attorneys.

Her Wills, Trusts and Estates practice involves planning, drafting estate documents and probate litigation.

Her equine practice is an...
Joshua E Hummer
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(540) 931-7078 2654 Valley Ave
Suite B
Winchester, VA 22601
Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
I represent small, medium, national and international businesses, non-profits and individuals on a wide variety of corporate and business matters, including forming companies, drafting and negotiating contracts, dealing with employment matters, handling real estate and land use issues, collecting receivables, and defending and prosecuting litigation. I also assist many clients with their elder care, estate planning and estate administration needs, including drafting wills and trusts, assisting with the appointment of guardians and conservators, and the Virginia probate process. I strongly believe that clients receive the best legal services from an attorney who is intimately familiar with their businesses and goals....
Nate Lavinder Adams
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Winchester City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(540) 667-1330 11 S Cameron St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Divorce, Employment and Estate Planning
Washington & Lee University
Nate L. Adams, III, was admitted to the Virginia State Bar in 1981. Since that time, he has tried or argued cases at every level of the Virginia Courts and, with the sole exception of the U.S. Supreme Court, the Federal Courts. He concentrates his practice in business law, incorporation law, workers' compensation, creditor's rights, employment law for both employers and employees, domestic relations, and personal injury.

Mr. Adams is a graduate of the College of William and Mary (A.B., 1977) and the Washington and Lee University School of Law (J.D., 1981).

Mr. Adams is active in the Winchester community, currently...
Larry J Mayer
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Winchester City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(540) 868-0750 2971 Valley Ave
Winchester, VA 22601
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Securities
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Attorney Larry J. Mayer earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1992 from Widener Univ. School of Law, Delaware, with undergraduate education in Aeronautical Science and Business Administration – Finance. He worked in general aviation as a commercial pilot prior to law school. Admitted to practice law in Virginia, Pennsylvania, and Colorado, his career includes internships with the Civil Division of the US Dept. of Justice and the Chief Counsel’s office for the Federal Aviation Administration. He also served as a litigation attorney in Philadelphia and Denver law firms. Since establishing his own...
Maryann C. Conner
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Loudoun County, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(540) 751-0960 140 N. Hatcher Avenue
PURCELLVILLE, VA 20132
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
James Douglas McCarthy Esq
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Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(540) 722-2181 302 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Merritt James Green
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience

Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice. Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting... Read More »
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Jeffrey J. Renzulli
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience

Boston College Law SchoolVirginia
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Loudoun County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(703) 934-1191 PO Box 333
Middleburg, VA 20118
Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Frederick County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(540) 665-0050 120 Exeter Dr
Winchester, VA 22603
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Winchester City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(540) 667-6400 29 N Braddock St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Collections, Criminal and Entertainment & Sports
Loudoun County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(703) 431-1507 13425 Picnic Woods Rd
Lovettsville, VA 20180
Business
Loudoun County, VA Business Law Attorney
(540) 822-5409 13193 Mountain Rd
Lovettsville, VA 20180
Business, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
Loudoun County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 51 years experience
37152 Mountville Rd
Middleburg, VA 20117
Business and International
Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney
117 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business
Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney
(540) 667-8149 101 S Loudoun St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Winchester City County, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(540) 667-8735 125 W Boscawen St
Winchester, VA 22601
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 579-9864 2751 Prosperity Ave.
Suite 150
Fairfax, VA 22031
Business, Criminal, Employment and Family
Attorney Hanover has been working in the legal arena since graduating with double Master Degrees in Employment Law (HR) and Union Law (Industrial Relations) in 1996. He obtained his JD from the University of the District of Columbia in 2008 and maintains a vibrant practice focusing on immigration, bankruptcy, criminal defense, and business law. In a twist he never saw coming, Mr. Hanover has become accomplished at defending gang members and individuals convicted of drug offenses in immigration court. In addition to his law practice, Mr. Hanover also owns an IT consulting company, HHC, Inc. based in Fairfax, VA. This company...
Christopher T. Craig
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience

Mr. Craig is a partner in the Law Firm of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Previously he was a partner in the firm, Sparks & Craig, LLP after serving 10 years as an associate attorney in the predecessor law firm... Read More »
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Mary Mikell Baker
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Mary Baker is a senior litigation attorney and Of Counsel to BerlikLaw, LLC. Mary engages primarily in civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property and... Read More »
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Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationFairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Business, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Syracuse University College of Law and University of Oxford
Mr. Green is General Counsel, P.C.'s founder, managing partner and leads its employment law practice. Merritt serves as an outside general counsel to numerous clients providing guidance on legal issues confronting businesses and non-profit organizations ranging from contracts and agreements to the structuring of corporate transactions and business formations. Merritt also represents businesses and individuals in all aspects of labor and employment law. Merritt received his J.D., cum laude, from the Syracuse University College of Law (1997). At Syracuse, he was an Associate Editor of the Syracuse Law Review and was Editor-in-Chief of The Labor Lawyer, the publication...
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(540) 812-2046 219 East Davis Street
Suite 320
Culpeper, VA 22701
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Liberty University School of Law
U Mass Amherst - University of Massachusetts at Amherst - Political Science - Undergraduate Degree

Real Estate Broker License - Commonwealth of Virginia

Juris Doctorate Degree - Law Degree - Liberty University School of Law - Lynchburg, Virginia

Virginia State Bar - Commonwealth of Virginia
Gobind S. Sethi
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(703) 991-1949 11260 Roger Bacon Drive
Suite 400
Reston, VA 20190
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Products Liability
American University Washington College of Law
Gobind Sethi has been litigating civil cases for over a decade. He is a skilled personal injury lawyer in Reston and is passionate about helping injury victims obtain the justice they deserve. He is known for his in-depth knowledge of the field, his professionalism, and his ability to get positive results. He started his career at Georgetown University, where he earned his undergraduate degree. He went on to receive a Master of Arts for International Affairs from American University and his Jurist Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. To learn how Attorney Sethi can help you with your...
Young S. Song
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 354-1033 7002 Little River Turnpike, Ste. E
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Divorce and Bankruptcy, with Dignity. Licensed in MD, VA, and DC, with offices in Ellicott City, Maryland and Annandale, Virginia.
Heather R. Steele
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Manassas City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(703) 506-9440 9073 Center Street
2nd Floor
Manassas, VA 20110
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
George Mason University School of Law
Heather is admitted to the practice of law in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia. She represents businesses and individuals and helps to resolve their disputes through litigation, mediation, and negotiation of agreements. Heather handles small business representation, including contract reviews, contract drafting, entity formation (corporations, LLCs), corporate transactions (buy/sell, mergers, acquisitions), demand letters, business litigation and collections. Ms. Steele also represents homeowners associations (HOAs) and condominium associations (condos) with regard to general legal advice, drafting of resolutions, supervision and certification of elections, registration with the Virginia Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process. He also counsels clients in dispute avoidance. Mr. Dunn focuses his practice on labor and employment counseling and litigation where he represents federal government and private sector employees as well as employers.

Mr. Dunn also focuses his practice on counseling and litigation involving business torts, creditor’s rights, traffic defense, constitutional law and commercial landlord/tenant issues. He regularly appears in state and federal courts and in front of private arbitrators, mediators and administrative agencies.

Mr. Dunn is licensed to practice...
Wilfred Yeargan
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 352-9044 11350 Random Hills Rd
#800
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Franklin Pierce Law Center
Attorney Wilfred Yeargan graduated from the University of New Hampshire Law School, Franklin Pierce in 1998. He has served the Northern Virginia area for eighteen years, providing skillful defense of thousands of criminal, traffic and DUI cases. He also assists clients with prosecution and defense of civil matters such as expungements, protective orders, personal injury and contract claims.

Attorney Wilfred Yeargan is an experienced litigator and has successfully defended thousands of criminal and traffic charges in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Some of the routine matters defended by his office include Reckless Driving, Driving Under the Influence of Alcohol, Driving...
Lee E. Berlik
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and IP
American University Washington College of Law
Lee E. Berlik is the founder and managing member of BerlikLaw, LLC. Based in Northern Virginia, BerlikLaw concentrates its practice in the areas of defamation law (libel and slander), business disputes, and intellectual property litigation. Formerly with Troutman Sanders and Mintz Levin, Lee brings his big-firm background and experience to offer clients top-notch legal services at drastically reduced rates. Lee is listed among Virginia's "Legal Elite" by Virginia Business Magazine and is rated "AV" by Martindale-Hubbell.
Robert Cox
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(703) 883-9105 1921 Gallows Road
Suite 750
Tysons Corner, VA 22182
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
For more than 25 years, I have represented Fortune 500 companies and individuals in commercial litigation and securities enforcement matters. I have also represented accounting firms and their partners and employees in government investigations and enforcement proceedings, malpractice, and state disciplinary proceedings.

As a partner in an ‘American Lawyer Top 100 firm’, I’ve represented clients in bet-the-company litigation matters involving breach of contract, business tort, antitrust, insurance coverage, and securities claims. At the PCAOB, I led investigations of Big 4, mid-size, and small accounting firms and their partners and employees.

My litigation experience includes:

• securities fraud class action in the...
Glenn B. Manishin
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Fauquier County, VA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(877) 666-5111 6735 Breezy Drive
Suite 101
Warrenton, VA 20187-2716
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Appeals and IP
Columbia University School of Law
Founded in June 2015 by managing partner Glenn B. Manishin, ParadigmShift Law LLP represents the premiere application of Internet technology to the practice of sophisticated business law. We leverage cloud technology and decades of AmLaw 100 law firm partner experience to provide cutting-edge responsiveness, innovation and efficiency. We handle sophisticated work for sophisticated companies, operating close to our business principals, bridging the too-often wide gap between outside counsel and corporate strategic objectives.
Broderick C. Dunn
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience

Broderick C. Dunn is a partner at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Dunn helps individuals and small businesses navigate the litigation process. He also counsels clients in dispute avoidance. Mr. Dunn focuses his... Read More »
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John C. Cook
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in... Read More »
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Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 880-4881 c/o Law Offices of Juan Milanes PLLC
1831 Wiehle Ave Ste 105
Reston, VA 20120
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Stockbroker Fraud
American University Washington College of Law
Mr. Milanes has built a solid reputation for outstanding legal work and inspirational management and mediation skills. Throughout his twelve year career with the United States Department of Justice, during which time he held several positions ranging from Federal Prosecutor to trainer for the Overseas Prosecutorial Development, Assistance and Training Office, Mr. Milanes appeared as lead counsel in several hundred cases, successfully trying several. He spent years working in various capacities in both the Washington, D.C. metro area and Suan Juan districts and, in addition to having significant legal connections and being a well-respected litigator in both jurisdictions,...
Robert Franklin Powers
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(703) 520-1326 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 130
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Michigan State University
Receiving his legal training at a top ten program for intellectual property law in the United States, Mr. Powers is a graduate of Michigan State University College of Law. In addition to earning his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Powers holds dual specialty certifications from Michigan State University College of Law in Corporate Law and Communications & Intellectual Property Law.

Mr. Powers is experienced in transactional business and nonprofit law, intellectual property law, employment law, estate planning, and entertainment law. He has negotiated and drafted several multi-million dollar contracts involving patent licensing and assignments, business acquisitions, asset purchases, wills and trusts, and...
Ryan Schmalzle
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Loudoun County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 722-0717 102 North king Street
Leesburg, VA 20176
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
George Mason University School of Law
Ryan M. Schmalzle is a principal and founder of the firm. His practice focuses on family law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ryan regularly practices in several jurisdictions in Northern Virginia including Loudoun County, Fairfax County, Clarke County, Frederick County and the City of Winchester. He also practices in the Maryland Courts, including Frederick County and Montgomery County. Ryan is an adjunct professor of law at George Mason University School of Law where he teaches appellate writing. Ryan also serves as a Special Justice in Loudoun County and he presides over civil commitment hearings. Although Ryan’s primary love...
Gary Brooks Mims
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(703) 925-0500 3925 Chain Bridge Rd
#402
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
Known for consistent courtroom success, Gary B. Mims has practiced law since 1980. He was a defense litigator for 20 years, defending a heavy schedule of trials involving automobile, trucking, train and other transportation accidents and a wide variety of personal injury cases. He developed a special interest and significant experience in medical malpractice, first from the defense side, and since 1999, as a plaintiff's attorney. He has successfully represented clients in complicated medical cases involving failure to diagnose cancer, defective joint prostheses, anesthesia-related injuries and weight-loss drugs. Gary has also successfully represented clients suffering injury...
Mary Mikell Baker
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Business, Employment and Trademarks
Georgetown University Law Center
Mary Baker is a senior litigation attorney and Of Counsel to BerlikLaw, LLC. Mary engages primarily in civil litigation, including business and commercial litigation, employment litigation, intellectual property and trademark litigation and complex litigation. She has handled litigation covering essentially every issue that affects business. She litigates primarily in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, but has litigated in federal courts in California, Georgia, Maryland, New York and Texas.

Some notable professional accomplishments and highlights include:

Winning a $5.4M verdict as lead counsel for a successful Northern Virginia internet technology company in an employment and trade secrets theft case in the...
Bernard Crane
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(202) 429-2900 10560 Main Street
Suite 310
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Traffic Tickets and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Bernard Crane graduated from George Washington University, and earned his law degree from Catholic University. He's been practicing criminal and business law in the Washington area since 1985. For over 30 years, he's zealously fought for clients accused of all types of crimes - from marijuana to murder and carjacking. There's almost nothing he's not already seen and learned to deal with, both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table. He's helped thousands of people get through some of the worst times in their lives. He can help you, too.

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Before becoming an attorney, he was a private investigator,...
Stephen M. Terpak
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(703) 256-1800 7540 Little River Tnpk
Suite A, First Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
George Mason University School of Law
Stephen M. Terpak is a personal injury, civil litigation and traffic attorney for Virginia state and federal courts and began practicing law in 2000. He received his BS at Mary Washington College, and his law degree at George Mason University School of Law, where he served as the Lead Articles Editor for the Journal of International Legal Studies. Mr. Terpak focuses his practice on seeking compensation those who have been wronged or injured, defending individuals and companies facing civil claims and lawsuits, and defending traffic tickets and misdemeanors.
John C. Cook
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
George Mason University School of Law
John C. Cook is a founding partner of Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC, where he has practiced since the firm’s inception in 2007. Previously, John practiced in two firms in Northern Virginia. He began his career in the District of Columbia’s Corporation Counsel’s (now Attorney General’s) office.

John’s practice emphasizes the representation of executives, employees and small businesses in employment law matters, including advice and counsel regarding workplace issues; drafting, review and negotiation of severance agreements, executive contracts and employee handbooks; and litigation arising out of breach of contract, non-competition agreements, workplace assaults, theft of proprietary information, fraud, Family and Medical...
Ashley Morgan
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Fairfax County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(703) 880-4881 722 Grant Street, Suite G
Herndon, VA 20170
Business, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax
Florida Coastal School of Law
Ashley F. Morgan is licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia. She is also authorized and admitted to practice law in the United States District Court and the United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. She has dedicated the majority of her legal career helping clients file Chapter 7, 11, and 13 in the Eastern District of Virginia. Ashley works with both individual and business debtors to find the best solution to their debt problems. She is regularly in bankruptcy court in Alexandria, VA or attending 341s with our clients.

Ashley is fluent in both English...
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(888) 541-4020 10605 Judicial Dr, B7
Fairfax, VA 22030
Business, International, Probate and Real Estate
Center for International Legal Studies and Georgetown University
The Law Offices of Richard S. Sternberg is dedicated to the principle that bigger is not always better. Instead, it rests on a tradition that actually antedates the rise of the “mega-firm”-the solo practice. Emulating a country lawyer in a big-city environment allows Mr. Sternberg to provide more individualized service to his clients, and, at the same time, pursue more collegial relations with other members of the Bar. Since 1984, Mr. Sternberg has dedicated his practice to representing individuals and smaller businesses. For those corporate clients who have larger needs, he is affiliated with the Metropolitan Washington Law Consortium,...
Stacy Costello
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Virginia Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience

American University Washington College of LawMaryland, District of Columbia and Virginia
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Michael D. Arena
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

Michael D. Arena is an associate attorney at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. His practice focuses on commercial and business litigation, civil rights law, employment law, and all stages of general civil litigation.... Read More »
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