Stafford, Virginia Business Lawyers

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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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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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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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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Juan V. Cervantes
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(540) 684-6621 33 McWhirt Loop
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Charles E McWilliams Jr.
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Prince William, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
4310 Prince William Pkwy.
Suite 300
Prince William, VA 22192
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...
Andrew P. Connors
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 9 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...
Jennifer Lynn Cervantes
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(540) 684-6621 4520 Plank Rd., Suite 102
Fredericksburg, VA 22407
Business, Construction and Immigration
Liberty University School of Law
Tonya Gibbs
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Fredericksburg, 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.
Michael E. Hollingsworth
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Woodbridge, VA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 492-4200 12660 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Civil Rights and White Collar Crime
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Michael’s experience has taken him through every level of Virginia's court system. He has tried cases in the district and circuit courts of virtually every county in Northern Virginia and in the Eastern District of Virginia. Beyond trial work, Michael has argued before both the Supreme Court of Virginia and the Virginia Court of Appeals. He is a member of the Prince William County and Alexandria Bar associations and serves on the Board of Directors for the Virginia Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (VACDL).

Michael graduated from the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law...
Victoria Stoner
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Fredericksburg, 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
Brian Banner
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Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(202) 255-4737 1201 Patrick Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401-2690
Business, IP and Trademarks
Jan Roltsch-Anoll
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Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(703) 494-7171 12610 Lake Ridge Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Jan Roltsch-Anoll is a partner in the Szabo, Zelnick & Erickson, P.C. litigation practice. She has practiced for over twenty years and represents clients in complicated business, commercial, estate and personal injury actions on both the trial and appellate levels. She practices in the Federal and State Courts in Northern Virginia as well as the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals and the Virginia Supreme Court. She has been a partner with the firm since 2001. Prior to joining the firm she served as the General Counsel for a publicly traded corporation for several years. Ms. Roltsch-Anoll has previously been a...
Jason E Hickman Esq
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Prince William, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 565-5137 12701 Marblestone Drive, Suite 350
Prince William, VA 22192-8307
Business, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
Jamie J. Sack
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer

The George Washington University Law SchoolMaryland, Virginia and District of Columbia
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Matthew Joseph Yao
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer

I am located in Fairfax, Virginia and serve the Northern Virginia area. My practice focuses primarily on Juvenile and Family Law, Immigration Law, and Elder Law. Read More »
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Edward Neil Ramras
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Dumfries, VA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(202) 767-7555 15529 Windward Ct
Dumfries, VA 22025
Business and Military
Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(713) 501-8401 203 Princess Elizabeth Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Energy
Texas Tech University School of Law
Clifton, VA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(202) 466-6937 11808 Wolf Run Ln
Clifton, VA 20124
Business and IP
Fredericksbrg, VA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(716) 471-3818 114 Woodland Rd
Fredericksbrg, VA 22401
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
1011 Charles Street
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business
Liberty University School of Law
Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Attorney
622 Greenbrier Ct
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Administrative, Employment and Family
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 680-4664 4310 Prince William Pkwy
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 497-2510 12872 Harbor Dr
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Criminal, DUI and Divorce
Lorton, VA Business Law Lawyer
(703) 739-2610 10505 Gunston Rd
Lorton, VA 22079
Business, Real Estate and Workers' Comp
Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(703) 690-6800 14914 Jefferson Davis Hwy
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Business and Real Estate
Andrew Tureaud
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer

Andrew J. Tureaud is an associate attorney at Cook Craig & Francuzenko, PLLC. Mr. Tureaud concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Tureaud is licensed to... 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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Woodbridge, VA Business Law Lawyer
3441 Commission Ct
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Fredericksburg, VA Business Law Lawyer
(540) 372-6831 725 Jackson St
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Sean R Hanover
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Fairfax, 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...
Katherine S. Charapich
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Culpeper, VA Business Law Lawyer with 7 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
Heather R. Steele
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Manassas, VA Business Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, 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...
F. Paul Maloof
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Alexandria, VA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(703) 684-2000 510 King Street
Suite 301
Alexandria, VA 22314
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Georgetown University Law Center
I give my clients personal attention and have done so for more than 40 years in Virginia and Maryland. As a partner in a well established Alexandria City law firm, I provide my clients with legal services and skills at a high quality level and at reasonable hourly rates in Northern Virginia, including Fairfax County. I work with individuals, as well as small and large businesses. I advise clients who are consumers and professionals on a range of issues, specifically; fair business practices, business contract disputes, landlord and tenant law, residential real estate matters, loan documentation, commercial leases,...
Juan E. Milanes, Esq.
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Reston, 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,...
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationMcLean, 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 of...
Robert Cox
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Tysons Corner, VA Business Law Attorney with 28 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...
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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Philip C. Krone
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Virginia Business Law Attorney

Philip C. Krone concentrates his practice in employment law, civil litigation, and civil rights litigation. Mr. Krone is licensed to practice law in Virginia and the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia... Read More »
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Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, 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...
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, 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...
Kenneth L. Samuelson
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(202) 991-8800 1405 S. Fern St., Box
#718
Arlington, VA 22202
Arlington, VA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Commercial real estate, trade secrets and technology transactions and litigation, including contracts, leases (ground, air rights, and space), financings, LLC operating agreements and disputes, teaming and licensing agreements, subcontracts, non-competes, reciprocal easements and other types of sharing agreements, and outsourcing. District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia
Richard Sternberg
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 36 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,...
Young S. Song
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Annandale, 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.
Wilfred Yeargan
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Fairfax, 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...
Michael Ruxton Strong
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Falls Church, VA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(703) 204-2040 101 West Broad Street
Suite 110
Falls Church, VA 22046
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of Dayton School of Law
Michael Strong is a practicing lawyer licensed in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia. He has practiced law since 1980. He is a graduate, with Honors, of the University of Dayton School of Law, and was a member of the Law Review and National Moot Court Team during his studies at the University of Dayton. He is a former member of the Virginia Boyd Graves Conference on Legislative liaison between the Bar and legislature of Virginia. He is a member of the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association, and the District of...
C. Douglas Welty
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Arlington, VA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(703) 276-0114 2300 Wilson Blvd - Ste 240
Arlington, VA 22201
Business and Estate Planning
University of Virginia School of Law
C. Douglas Welty, a full-time trusts & estates attorney, is certified as an Estate Planning Law Specialist by the Estate Law Specialist Board, an autonomous body accredited by the American Bar Association and affiliated with the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils. He was the first estate planning attorney in Northern Virginia to earn such certification.

Doug Welty also holds the multidisciplinary Accredited Estate Planner (AEP) designation, which is conferred by the National Association of Estate Planners & Councils upon both estate planning attorneys and highly experienced non-attorney estate planning professionals (such as certified public accountants, financial planners, insurance specialists,...
Jeffrey Scott Romanick
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Fairfax, VA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(703) 273-1400 3975 University Dr
Fairfax, VA 22030
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Landlord Tenant
American University Washington College of Law
Gary Brooks Mims
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Fairfax, 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...
Jay M. McDannell
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Virginia Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience

Jay M. McDannell is a civil/commercial litigator with over 10 years experience in state and federal courts, both locally and nationally. Jay has successfully resolved both small cases and multi-million dollar disputes... Read More »
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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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