Elkton, Virginia Employment Lawyers

Harrisonburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(540) 438-5352 100 S Mason St
Harrisonburg, VA 22801
Employment, Business, Health Care and Real Estate
John B. Simpson
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Charlottesville, VA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(424) 817-3100 400 Locust Ave., Suite 1
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Employment, Appeals, Business and Divorce
John Davidson
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Charlottesville, VA Employment Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(434) 972-9600 211 East High Street
Charlottesville, VA 22902
Employment and Appeals
University of Virginia School of Law
Mr. Brady S Nicks
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Lovingston, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(434) 263-4141 P.O. Box 429
74 Courthouse Square
Lovingston, VA 22949
Employment, Business, Criminal and DUI
Office located on the Courthouse grounds, Lovingston, Virginia. We return all missed phone calls within 24 hours.
Charlottesville, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(434) 977-2558 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Employment
Washington & Lee University School of Law
Charlottesville, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer
(434) 977-2598 Court Square Building, 310 Fourth Street, N.E., Suite 300
Charlottesville, VIRGINIA 22902
Employment, Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
University of Richmond School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Employment Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(434) 297-7643 445 Rugby Rd
PO Box 400211
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Employment, Administrative and Education
Oklahoma City University School of Law
Charlottesville, VA Employment Law Attorney
1111 Millmont St
Charlottesville, VA 22903
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Middletown, VA Employment Law Attorney with 45 years experience
725 Red Hawk Road
Middletown, VA 22645
Employment
The University of Texas School of Law
Merritt James Green
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(703) 556-0411 6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Free ConsultationMcLean, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
Employment, Administrative, Arbitration & Mediation and Business
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...
Joshua Erlich
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Arlington, VA Employment Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(703) 791-9087 2111 Wilson Blvd
#700
Arlington, VA 22201
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center
Joshua Erlich's practice includes transactional and litigation projects for both individuals and small businesses. Prior to forming The Erlich Law Office, Mr. Erlich was an associate at McTigue & Veis, LLP. In that position, he worked on complex class action litigation, representing participants in employee benefit plans. Mr. Erlich also served as a legal intern at the Department of Labor, Plan Benefits Security Division and in the Department of the Treasury’s Office of the Assistant General Counsel for General Law, Ethics, and Regulation. He worked at private firms during law school and held a summer associate position at O’Donoghue &...
Lisa K. Lawrence
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Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(804) 409-8689 701 E. Franklin Street
Suite 700
Richmond, VA 23219
Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
As founder of Lawrence & Associates, Ms. Lawrence has practiced employment law exclusively throughout her career, and is well-known for her work in the employment law field. She graduated with a B.A. from the University of Virginia with honors and earned her law degree from the Marshall Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary. Admitted to practice in 1992, she has represented employees and employers in the public and private sectors. Clients are “impressed” by Ms. Lawrence’s “poise and command of the law,” adding that she is also “very helpful, detailed and patient.”
Robert Franklin Powers
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Vienna, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(703) 520-1326 8133 Leesburg Pike
Suite 130
Vienna, VA 22182
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, 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...
Lee E. Berlik
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Reston, VA Employment Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Business 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.
Kyle L. Epting Esq.
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Arlington, VA Employment Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Blvd
Arlington, VA 22209
Employment, Business, Elder and Probate
George Mason University
Kyle L. Epting is licensed in Virginia, District of Columbia and Maryland. After graduating from law school at George Mason University School of Law in 2010, Kyle was a fellow for the National Federation of Independent Business where he worked on various federal appellate business related cases. Kyle then worked with Arlington Law Group from 2010 to 2012, handling various business, employment and litigation related issues for the firm’s clients. In 2012, Kyle took a leave of absence to gain litigation experience with the employment law group at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC. After seeing...
Stephen M. Terpak
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Annandale, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(703) 256-1800 7540 Little River Tnpk
Suite A, First Floor
Annandale, VA 22003
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, 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.
Michael D. Arena
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
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. Mr. Arena is licensed to practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia.

Mr. Arena obtained his undergraduate degree in political science from the State University of New York at Geneseo, where he graduated summa cum laude and was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa honor society. Following his move from New York to Virginia, Mr. Arena received his Juris Doctor degree from...
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(804) 545-9406 4928 West Broad St.
P.O. Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Employment, Business, Civil Rights 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”...
Jeffrey Rhodes
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Arlington, VA Employment Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(703) 841-1100 2111 Wilson Boulevard
Suite 850
Arlington, VA 22201
Employment and Business
Washington and Lee University School of Law and The George Washington University Law School
Jeffrey Rhodes is an accomplished civil litigator, and a leading business and employment lawyer. In his many years of practice, Mr. Rhodes has litigated in courts around the country. Mr. Rhodes advises companies and executives, representing them in structuring, drafting, and defending their corporate transactions to help accomplish their business goals. Mr. Rhodes has effectively defended multi-million dollar claims and has also has obtained a multi-million dollar verdict on the plaintiff's side. He has litigated matters in all areas of civil, commercial and employment law, including: •contract disputes; •enforcement and defense...
John C. Cook
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business 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...
Benjamin Inman
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McLean, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(703) 910-5062 1750 Tysons Blvd.
Ste. 1500
McLean, VA 22102
Employment, Civil Rights, Criminal and DUI
George Mason University School of Law
Benjamin has always stood up for what’s right – he finds real meaning in helping the good guys win! He’s always been guided by a clear sense of right and wrong, from his time in the U.S. Army to his time as a Commonwealth Attorney (prosecutor), to his current position at J. Madison PLC.
Before starting at J. Madison PLC, Benjamin worked at the Arlington Commonwealth Attorney’s Office for five years. As a Commonwealth Attorney, he helped the victims of violent, non-violent, and financial crimes find justice. He also tried hundreds of traffic cases and specialized in DUI cases. ...
Christopher T. Craig
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business and Estate Planning
George Mason University School of Law
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 of Herge, Sparks & Christopher from 1995-2004.

Prior to 1995, he served as a legislative analyst for the government affairs firms of Albers & Co., Inc. and the Center for State Policy Research.

Mr. Craig represents companies, corporations, partnerships and individuals in business, contract law, intellectual property, and a wide range of other practice areas to include estate/trust planning and administration, election...
Angela H.  France
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Falls Church, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(571) 249-2149 400 South Maple Avenue
Suite 210
Falls Church, VA 22046
Employment and Business
George Mason University School of Law
Recognized as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” by Virginia Business Magazine, a “Rising Star” by Virginia Super Lawyers and a “Rising Star” by Washington, D.C. Super Lawyers*, Ms. Angela France is highly regarded for her legal counsel to businesses and clients in the Washington Metropolitan area. Ms. France is a seasoned litigator, who regularly appears in state and federal courts on behalf of business clients in complex commercial disputes, business torts, and employment actions, including the well-known “Rocket Docket” of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Additionally, Ms. France offers a wealth of corporate...
Katherine Herrmann
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(703) 791-9087 2111 Wilson Blvd
#700
Arlington, VA 22201
Arlington, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
Employment, Appeals and Civil Rights
Ave Maria School of Law
Katie is passionate about educating and empowering others, and utilizes her legal experience to help individuals understand and resolve their legal issues. Although interested in a diverse range of legal fields, Katie is enthusiastic about advocating for the rights of others in matters of discrimination, employment issues, and wage and hour disputes at The Erlich Law Office.

Before coming to The Erlich Law Office, Katie worked as the Assistant City Attorney for the City of Winchester. Previously, Katie worked as an intern at the Department of Homeland Security, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services in Washington, DC.

Katie earned her J.D. from...
Andrew Tureaud
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
University of South Carolina School of Law
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 practice in the Commonwealth of Virginia as well as the District of Columbia. He is a member of the Virginia Bar Association and Fairfax Bar Association.

Mr. Tureaud obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of South Carolina in the field of Sports and Entertainment Management. He remained in Columbia, South Carolina, completing his legal studies and received his Juris Doctor degree from the University of South Carolina School of...
Jay M. McDannell
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Reston, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Construction
Georgetown University Law Center
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 for clients over a wide range of practice areas and industries, including government contracts, construction, energy, financial services, fraud, insurance, civil rights and complex commercial disputes. Jay's clients vary as well from individuals to small business owners to multinational corporations.

In his free time Jay is helping coach his son's baseball team and plays softball and volleyball. Jay has also done award-winning work with underprivileged District of Columbia high-school...
Lori Searcy
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Alexandria, VA Employment Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(703) 644-4122 1800 Diagonal Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Georgetown University Law Center
Lori Searcy represents clients in complex commercial litigation, principally in the areas of business and employment law. She is a cum laude graduate of Georgetown University Law Center and has worked at premier law firms on major cases, many of national significance.
Ryan A Brown
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Arlington, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(703) 842-3025 1739 Clarendon Boulevard
Arlington, VA 22209-2741
Employment, Business, Estate Planning and Tax
George Mason University
Ryan A. Brown was born in Kansas City and raised in California. His first job in the computer industry began at the age of eleven, building and repairing personal computers for a local store in Santa Barbara, California. In 1993 he began a computer and Internet consulting firm and started the first Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Santa Barbara. Ryan went on to attend Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, where he received a BS in Computer Science with departmental and school honors and a BA in Spanish in 2000. Ryan is a member of Tau Beta Pi, Upsilon Pi Epsilon...
Mary Mikell Baker
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Reston, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(703) 722-0588 1818 Library St
#500
Reston, VA 20190
Employment, Business 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...
Broderick C. Dunn
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business 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...
Jay Levit
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Richmond, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(804) 270-4600 10132 W Broad St
Richmond, VA 23060
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and White Collar Crime
Experience is the lifeblood of a lawyer's success. Jay Levit's experience in law is both educational and professional. Mr. Jevit graduated with a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Harvard Law School. An early paper of his received special "honors" and was deposited into the Harvard Law Library. Shortly after graduating, Mr. Levit joined the faculty at the University of Michigan Law School as an instructor. The next four years were spent as a trial and appellate attorney for the US Department of Justice. About 1% of lawyers experience arguing before the full United States Supreme Court, as Jay Levit...
Harold Glenn Belkowitz
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(703) 246-9270 10427 North Street, Suite 200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business, Collections and Education
Syracuse University College of Law
Mr Thomas Mansfield Dunlap
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Leesburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(703) 777-7319 199 Liberty St, SW
Leesburg, VA 20175
Employment, Agricultural, Business and IP
Washington & Lee University
Philip C. Krone
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Fairfax, VA Employment Law Attorney
(703) 865-7480 3050 Chain Bridge Rd
#200
Fairfax, VA 22030
Employment, Business and Civil Rights
Widener University Commonwealth Law School
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 Association of Defense Attorneys, Virginia Bar Association, and the Fairfax Bar Association. While Mr. Krone’s practice covers the general span of civil litigation issues, he is often litigating business disputes, contract disputes, wage cases, and personal injury cases in the Circuit and General District Courts of Northern Virginia as well as the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Mr. Krone has had success in...
H. Scott Johnson
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Alexandria, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(703) 881-9141 1725 Duke Street
Suite 240
Alexandria, VA 22314
Employment and Business
The George Washington University Law School
Mr. Johnson is a co-founder of PCT Law Group and serves as its Managing Member. Mr. Johnson has extensive corporate and employment law experience. His practice includes counseling and advising businesses at all stages of the growth cycle on a broad range of matters including corporate formation and organization, mergers and acquisitions, business contracts, employment agreements, employment policies, joint ventures, and corporate transactions. Mr. Johnson has served as "General Counsel" for several small and mid-sized companies. Mr. Johnson also maintains a litigation practice, which focuses on complex commercial disputes, business torts, and employment issues. Additionally, Mr. Johnson is a Professorial Lecturer in...
Thomas H. Roberts Esq
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Richmond, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(804) 783-2000 105 S 1st St
Richmond, VA 23219
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of Richmond School of Law
Mr. Roberts was admitted to practice law in Virginia in 1986 and before the United States Supreme Court in 1991. Mr. Roberts has a broad background of experience in litigation and business. His practice includes the successful representation of clientele in obtaining recoveries in cases of personal injury, in commercial disputes, and in civil rights. Additionally, Mr. Roberts has served as corporate counsel and director for several electronic technology corporations. Mr. Roberts is a founder and the principal member of the firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree with honors in business...
Davia Craumer
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Arlington, VA Employment Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(703) 791-9087 2111 Wilson Blvd
#700
Arlington, VA 22201
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation and Civil Rights
Georgetown University Law Center
Davia’s passion is using the law to ensure people are treated fairly. Her primary focuses are employment law, litigation, negotiation of severance agreements, and other workplace dispute resolution, including internal grievance procedures. However, Davia also handles general civil matters, ranging from contract disputes to defamation.

Bringing these diverse areas of law together is the singular notion that people deserve to be treated with respect. The remedies Davia fights for come in a number of forms, including monetary relief, new training programs, and fighting to get her clients’ jobs back.

Before joining The Erlich Law Office, Davia was a member of her college...
Cassie L. Baudean Esq
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Mechanicsville, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(804) 447-0146 8500 Bell Creek Road
Mechanicsville, VA 23116
Free ConsultationEmployment, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Raised in Hanover, Virginia, Cassie completed her Bachelor of Arts degree at Virginia Commonwealth University in two years, majoring in both international studies and political science. She went on to earn her Juris Doctor degree from University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law. Prior to establishing Baudean Law, Cassie clerked for the Honorable judges of Hanover Circuit Court, working closely with the judges and attorneys on a wide variety of legal issues. Cassie has dedicated her work towards helping clients navigate the legal process for a variety of situations. The majority of Cassie's practice is family law, including...
Nate Lavinder Adams
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Winchester, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(540) 667-1330 11 S Cameron St
Winchester, VA 22601
Employment, Business, Divorce and Workers' Comp
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...
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Employment law governs the relationship between workers and their employers. This law, contained in federal and state statutes, administrative regulations, and judicial decisions, specifies the rights and restrictions applicable to each party in the workplace.

This area of law regulates such issues as employee benefits, discipline, hiring, firing, leave, payroll, and health and safety in the workplace. It also encompasses non-compete agreements, retaliation, severance, unemployment compensation, pensions, whistle-blowing, worker classification, wage garnishment, work authorization for non-U.S. citizens, worker's compensation, and employee handbooks.

Both federal and state laws govern the relationship between employees and employers. Federal laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Age Discrimination in Employment Act prohibit employers from discriminating against employees based on certain characteristics. Many states have enacted their own laws similar to federal ones (and sometimes are more stringent). Cities and counties also can enact ordinances that affect employee rights, such as local minimum wage laws.

Employment lawyers can choose to accept only employees as clients, only employers, or both. Some attorneys focus on a specific area of employment law, such as workers' compensation, whistleblowing or discrimination, but many can handle a wide range of employment law issues.


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