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Cody Alan Remington
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Caroline County, VA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
111 Ennis Street
Bowling Green, VA 22427
Business, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
College of William and Mary and University of Louisville
Cody Remington concentrates his law practice primarily in the areas of Criminal Law, DUI & Traffic Violations. Prior to joining Riley & Wells Attorneys-At-Law, Mr. Remington successfully represented & defended the interests of his clients in real estate, land use and small business matters. He is an extremely knowledgeable, professional, and diligent attorney. Before entering the practice of law, Mr. Remington served as a paralegal and law clerk for two prestigious criminal law firms and the Roanoke City Commonwealth Attorney’s Office where his responsibilities included drafting criminal law memorandums, motions & pleadings, and assisting firm attorneys on various types...
K Matthew Long
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd
Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Collections, Communications and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
I have represented clients in a wide variety of practice areas since 2009. More than anything I see myself as a problem solver. My approach is one of personal representation where clients are promptly updated at every step and phone calls and emails are returned very quickly. I immerse myself in every detail my client’s case and leave no stone unturned.

I maintain an active general practice of law that includes personal injury, civil litigation, business litigation, wrongful death, landlord tenant matters, drafting wills and powers of attorney, and traffic infractions.

I have developed...
Jamie Leigh Allgood
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(804) 755-7599 Bowen Ten Cardani
9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd., Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Appeals, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
My practice consists primarily of family law matters. People entrenched in a family law case-maybe a divorce or custody battle- often find this to be one of the most challenging seasons of their life. They are best served by an attorney who is truly invested in them. I work closely with my clients in creating a strategy that achieves my client’s goals in the most efficient and practical way possible. I am a skilled negotiator and an effective litigator, utilizing both of these tactics as needed.

I graduated from Christopher Newport University with a B.A. in Political Science, and I graduated...
Alexandra 'Sandra' Bowen
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(804) 755-7599 9410 Atlee Commerce Blvd, Suite 2
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Divorce, Family and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
Virginia Salima M. Duling
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Regent University
Sali Duling practices law in Mechanicsville, Virginia, with her husband, Jeffrey Duling.
Jeffrey Allen Duling
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(804) 789-0192 7309 Hanover Green Drive
Mechanicsville, VA 23111
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Hugh S. Campbell
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(804) 798-8397 Campbell & Campbell, PC
113 Hanover Avenue
Ashland, VA 23005
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Juvenile
University of Richmond School of Law
The respected law firm of Campbell & Campbell, P.C. was established in 1951 by Leslie D. Campbell, and his brother Hugh Campbell joined him in practice in 1961. That tradition is carried on today by attorney Hugh S. Campbell, following in the footsteps of his father and uncle. The family history of serving the Ashland, Virginia, continues in our firm's devotion to providing old-fashioned service and value to clients, while using modern tools and a progressive approach to the practice of law. Hugh S. Campbell is an aggressive and skilled litigator with a reputation for excellence in adversarial proceedings such as...
Mr. Bernard C. Dietz
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(804) 935-8579 5230 Hickory Park Drive
Suite A
Glen Allen, VA 23059
Business and IP
University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
Hanover County, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 559-1212 9115 Dickey Dr
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Eric C. Perkins
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(804) 205-5162 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
University of Virginia School of Law
Eric Perkins is a business attorney focusing on small business startups and acquisitions, franchising, nonprofits, and Regulation D private offerings. Filling the void between "Big Law" and the Legal Zooms of the world, Perkins Law is pleased to offer flat fee packages for many of its services. He works with leaders in a wide variety of industries from real estate syndicators to healthcare professionals to restaurant owners to pro wrestlers. Eric is active in the tennis community as chair of the USTA Tennis Rules and Regulations Committee and an advisory board member of the Richmond Tennis Association.
Patrick Maslyn
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(804) 639-5501 6430 Arwen Mews
Moseley, VA 23219
Free ConsultationBusiness
George Washington University Law School
Mr. Maslyn has extensive experience working with all of the laws and regulations affecting franchising in the United States. He has helped countless start-up franchisors and several Fortune 20 companies structure their franchise systems and manage their franchisee networks. In many cases, Mr. Maslyn has effectively served as his franchisor clients' outside general counsel, providing advice and counseling in areas like antitrust, intellectual property, sourcing and advertising issues in addition to drafting Franchise Agreements, Development Agreements, and Franchise Disclsoure Documents, filing state franchise registration and exemption applications, and providing counseling on compliance with complicated patchwork of state franchise...
Andrew P. Connors
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Fredericksburg city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(800) 279-4292 1011 Charles St.,
The Federal House, First Floor
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Liberty University School of Law
Andrew P. Connors is a Partner at Connors & Brenke. He focuses his practice on business law, intellectual property law, contracts, civil litigation, and appeals.

As a litigator, he has represented clients in all state trial courts in Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the Court of Appeals of Virginia, including the full Court of Appeals sitting en banc, and the Supreme Court of Virginia. He has handled cases involving all kinds of intellectual property matters, including trademark, trade secret, patent, and copyright suits or potential suits. His business counseling practice focuses on business formation, intellectual...
Jeffrey D. McMahan Jr.
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3975 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Jeff focuses his practice on advising middle market and emerging growth companies, as well as venture capital and private equity fund investors, in avoiding, managing, and mitigating risk and litigation associated with corporate transactions and business operations. In addition to his strategic risk advisory practice, Jeff acts as a business advisor to companies and investors on general corporate and business law matters, helping them realize their strategic business objectives and goals while managing their risk exposure. Jeff’s practice includes assisting companies and investors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, negotiating and drafting complex commercial contracts, financing, corporate governance, entity...
Jacqueline Sharman
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 755-7599 3957 Westerre Parkway
Suite 105
Richmond, VA 23233
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Regent University School of Law
I represent clients in a variety of legal areas. I regularly represent clients all over the Richmond area and I often travel as far east as Virginia Beach, as far north as Spotsylvania, as far west as Charlottesville and as far South as Dinwiddie. I assist clients with obtaining and defending protective orders, uncontested and contested divorce, spousal support, child custody, visitation and support, pre-nuptial agreements, property settlement agreements, Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy, criminal defense, business formation and dissolution and general civil litigation.
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Family
University of Virginia School of Law
Colleen Marea Quinn is a director and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, has achieved an “AV” rating, the highest given, by Martindale Hubbell, was honored in 2011 with the YWCA Outstanding Woman Award for Law & Government, with the 2011 “Hats Off to Women Award” by the ABWA Cavalier Chapter, as a "Best Lawyer" and "Best Law Firm" by Us News & World Report, from 2006-17 as a “Super Lawyer” in Virginia by Richmond magazine, in from 2010-16 & 2005 by Virginia Business magazine as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” a “Leader in the Law”...
Russell Kruse
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Chesterfield County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd.
Suite A
Richmond, VA 23236
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
Washington and Lee University School of Law
Born in the Midwest, Russell Kruse has more than six years of civil litigation experience. He is licensed to practice law in Virginia, Maryland, California and the District of Columbia. Russell has practiced civil litigation based in both Central and Northern Virginia. He brings a balanced perspective based on his past experience to provide the best possible representation of his clients. He particularly enjoys advising small business owners on the myriad of issues that all businesses face.
Jacob N Tingen
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(804) 477-1720 1801 Bayberry Court
Suite 203
Richmond, VA 23226
Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
Business, IP, Immigration and Trademarks
University of Richmond School of Law
I graduated from the University of Richmond School of Law and was accepted to the Virginia Bar in 2012. Less than 30 days after being admitted to the bar, I launched my own legal practice. What began in my home office has quickly grown to a practice with multiple attorneys and staff serving literally thousands of clients both in the Commonwealth of Virginia and throughout the world.

Immigration is the largest area of practice at my firm, and I have personally handled more than one thousand immigration matters ranging from family-based green cards, DACA, and deportation defense to business immigration matters...
W. Wilhelm Rabke
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(804) 823-3944 3122 W. Marshall Street, Suite 100
Richmond, VA 23230
Business
University of Richmond School of Law
Will focuses his practice on middle market M&A and private equity transactions. Will advises investors, including private equity funds and VC firms, and assists emerging growth companies, in both sides of private capital raises. Will’s M&A practice focuses heavily on Insurance Brokerage Agency and broad ranging Technology transactions, but he has led deals in industries as varied as automobile dealerships to municipal landfills. For nearly ten years prior to law school, Will was a small business owner and entrepreneur, that experience provides a unique perspective to his corporate practice as he focuses on efficient and practical results. Due...
Anna Drake Dunkum
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
6800 Paragon Place
Suite 234
Richmond, VA 23230
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Elon University
Anna focuses her practice on individual consumer and business bankruptcies, tax compliance and controversy, corporate and business law, and estate planning and administration. Prior to joining Harry Jernigan CPA Attorney, P.C., Mrs. Dunkum was Staff Attorney for the Chapter 13 Trustee for the Middle District of North Carolina- Greensboro Division. Mrs. Dunkum is admitted to practice in the United States Bankruptcy Courts for the Eastern, Middle and Western Districts of North Carolina and the Eastern District of Virginia as well as all courts in the State of North Carolina and the Commonwealth of Virginia and U.S. Tax Court. ...
Ronald Allen Page
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 562-8704 919 E. Main Street, Suite 1000
Richmond, VA 23219
Business and Bankruptcy
Washington & Lee University
Areas of Practice:
Business and Consumer Bankruptcy, Business Planning, Commercial Litigation, and Creditors’ Rights.

Education:
J.D., Washington & Lee University School of Law, 2005
B.A., University of Michigan, Honors College, Double Major in Political Science and History, 1999

Honors:
Selected by Super Lawyers in 2012 – 2016 as a Virginia Rising Star in the Practice Area of Bankruptcy
Rated 10 out of 10 by Avvo.com, 2015 – 2018 Avvo Clients’ Choice Award

Professional Affiliations:
Virginia State Bar
District of Columbia Bar
Board of Governors, Virginia State Bar General Practice Section (2013 – Present) (Chair 2018 – Present)
Richmond Bar Association, Bankruptcy Section
American Bankruptcy Institute
Virginia State Bar Young Lawyers Conference, Chair First Day...
Mark Steven Paullin
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Chesterfield County, VA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 423-7423 575 Southlake Blvd. Suite A
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
University of Richmond School of Law
Attorney Mark Paullin has more than 29 years of legal experience, which includes insurance defense work. His experience with both sides of the process allows him to prepare his clients for what may come their way as well as has enabled him to insightfully and aggressively represent his clients with their Personal Injury case, Diminished Value or Diminution case. Mark handles Speeding cases, DUI/DWI cases, and Reckless Driving cases as well as other other Traffic Court matters around the Richmond Metro area. Experience Counts. When you hire the Paullin Law Firm, your case won't be handed off to benchwarmers or...
Jennifer Lynn Cervantes
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Spotsylvania County, VA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(540) 684-6621 4520 Plank Rd., Suite 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business, Construction and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Juan V. Cervantes
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Spotsylvania County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(540) 684-6621 4520 Plank Rd., Suite 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Douglas Scott
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(804) 257-9860 1805 Monument Avenue
Suite 311
Richmond, VA 23220
Business and Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy legal services for business debtors and their creditors. Chapter 7, 11 & 12 representation for business debtors. Local counsel services for creditors. Preference defense; Plan objections and bankruptcy appeals. Practice limited to commercial bankruptcy and related federal litigation. Represent businesses in Richmond, Norfolk, Newport News, Alexandria, Lynchburg, Roanoke, Danville and Charlottesvile. Have appeared pro hac vice in numerous other bankruptcy courts in Atlanta, Chicago and New York.
Tonya Gibbs
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Fredericksburg city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(540) 479-1966 705 Westwood Office Park
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
The Law Office of Tonya N. Gibbs, PLC (TNG Legal), has been happily serving the Fredericksburg, Stafford, Spotsylvania, and Culpeper areas since 2012. My law firm was built on a passion for helping people and the desire to provide quality legal representation you can trust, by providing attentive, quality service, and representation with a personal touch. This firm is committed to providing you and your legal issues the personal attention and quality representation you deserve. Let me help you navigate through the complexities of the legal system.
Hank J Heyming
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 697-1454 Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, International and Securities
Vanderbilt University
Hank is a partner at Troutman Sanders LLP where he concentrates his practice on the representation of venture capital and private debt and equity funds in the acquisition, maintenance and divestiture of their portfolio companies and investments. Hank also provides general representation to public and private companies in emerging growth fields, including the biotech, medical device, internet, media and information technology industries. Additionally, Hank has particular expertise advising on cross border mergers, acquisitions and investments, international trade and soft intellectual property issues.
Mr. Joshua D Heslinga
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Hanover County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(804) 697-1283 Troutman Sanders Building
1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23192
Business
College of William and Mary
Francis Alban Burke
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Lancaster County, VA Business Law Lawyer
(888) 266-6880 P.O. BOX 1598
100 SOUTH MAIN ST.
KILMARNOCK, VA 22482
Business, Criminal, DUI and Real Estate
Gonzaga University School of Law
Mr. Ryan C. Young
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 793-8335 4870 Sadler Road
Suite 300
Glen Allen, VA 23060
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Hofstra University
Mark Matthews
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(804) 441-6211 6802 Paragon Place
Suite 410
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Civil Rights, Criminal and IP
College of William and Mary
Mark Matthews takes great pride in creating solutions for his clients and works closely with his clients to integrate solutions that address more than the bare legal issues. This involves advising his clients of legal and practical issues that are not immediately obvious and exploring how todayâs decisions create tomorrowâs consequences. He has over 10 years of experience practicing law and over 16 years of professional leadership and management experience. Markâs clients have included automobile manufacturers, business owners, and soldiers facing court-martial. Mark is a veteran of 12 years on active duty in the U.S. Army,...
John Edwin Griswold
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Colonial Heights city County, VA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(804) 324-4467 2487 Boulevard
Colonial Heights, VA 23834-2317
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
OVER 41 YEARS IN PRACTICE-I HAVE BEEN INVOLVED IN THOUSANDS OF CASES.
Brooke S. Barden
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(804) 249-6550 6800 Paragon Place, Suite 112
Richmond, VA 23230
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Tax
Regent University School of Law
Tax Representation: Brooke provides tax planning, audit representation, and tax controversy services including negotiating an offer-in-compromise, installment agreement, abatement requests and FBAR compliance programs. She also regularly represents business owners with payroll tax issues and trust fund interviews. Corporate: She represents small to mid-size businesses in various industries and is experienced in determining the appropriate entity formation, performing business planning, corporate governance, contract drafting and negotiation and tax compliance services. When her clients make the decision to terminate their involvement with the business, whether it is though a liquidation, bankruptcy reorganization, asset purchase agreement,...
Stephen R. Bloomquest
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Chesterfield County, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 396-3329 5913 Harbour Park Drive
Midlothian, VA 23112
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Stephen has been licensed to practice law in the Commonwealth of Virginia since 2010. In 2011, after completing his law degree and passing the bar, Stephen founded Quest Law PLLC, a solo practice, in Richmond, Virginia. Since then, he has been practicing as a litigator in Chesterfield, Henrico, and Richmond City courts. He represents clients who have been charged with a variety of criminal offenses and also handles family legal matters that require litigation. Contact Quest Law PLLC in Midlothian to schedule a meeting with Stephen.
Alexander Hamilton Ayers
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
710 N Hamilton St
Suite 300
Richmond, VA 23221
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Estate Planning
Appalachian School of Law
Alexander was born and raised in the Richmond, VA area. He is an Eagle Scout and Member of the Order of the Arrow. Alexander attended the Virginia Military Institute on a lacrosse scholarship. After his Rat Year, Alexander transferred to Hampden Sydney College, where he graduated in 2002. Alexander worked as a law clerk for 3 years at Ayers & Stolte before attending Appalachian School of Law. He served as a law clerk for the Honorable John Alderman of Hanover Circuit Court in the Summer of 2007. Alexander graduated ASL with 112 hours of training in the theory, ethics and...
Boyd Otho Wiggam
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James City County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(757) 564-3427 102 Hurst St
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Business and Insurance Defense
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
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Richmond city County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 783-2000 105 S. 1st Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Personal Injury
I am a creative and vigorous Virginia litigation attorney focusing on civil rights, serious personal injury, and related claims. I stand with my clients when opposing local government bodies, police officers abusing their power, big insurance companies, employers, doctors, or anyone else who have violated my clients' rights or harmed my clients' person, property or reputation. I have handled or assisted in cases involving Constitutional violations, personal injury cases, defamation claims, malicious prosecution cases, FOIA lawsuits, and business litigation. I am the senior associate with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC, in Richmond, VA, which specializes in civil rights and...
Mr. James Bradley Winder Jr.
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Chesterfield County, VA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(804) 767-1800 9327 Midlothian TPKE
Suite 1J
Richmond, VA 23235
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Criminal
University of Richmond School of Law
J. Bradley Winder, Jr. is a native Virginian who attended James Madison University, graduating with a B.A. in English, and a graduate of The University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law. Bradley is licensed in both Virginia and Washington, DC, is a member of the United States Federal Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the United States Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals. Bradley began practicing law as a consumer rights advocate and has since maintained a client and consumer advocate approach to his legal practice. Bradley is a partner at FerrisWinder PLLC and can assist you in the...
Victoria Stoner
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Spotsylvania County, VA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(540) 220-0866 3516 Plank Road Suite 104
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
University of Richmond School of Law
Michael D. Markey
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Goochland County, VA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(804) 306-5158 P.O. Box 113
4000 West Chapel Drive
Goochland, VA 23063
Business and Employment
Rutgers School of Law-Camden and Pennsylvania State University - University Park
The Law Office of Michael D. Markey, L.L.C., located in Goochland County, Virginia, offers a broad range of legal services and legal advice to small business owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs. Michael D. Markey is an experienced business and employment attorney serving the central Virginia region. Services include: formation of business entities, buying and selling existing businesses, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiation and drafting, employee and independent contractor issues, commercial leases, dispute resolution, and civil litigation.
Daniel Carrell
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Henrico County, VA Business Law Attorney
(804) 285-7900 7275 Glen Forest Dr
Richmond, VA 23226
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
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