Suffolk, Virginia Employment Lawyers

Eric Leckie
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(757) 337-2727 1240 Perimeter Parkway
Suite 404
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Free ConsultationVirginia Beach, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Seton Hall University School of Law
If you have been arrested for a serious offense, and the fate of your liberties and livelihood depends on the outcome of negotiations with prosecutors, or a trial in criminal courts — when experience matters in the defense attorney you select — Invictus Law, aggressively defends your rights. Attorney Eric Leckie is an experienced trial lawyer in both state and federal criminal law. As an active duty Marine Officer, he spent nearly 12 years as a Judge Advocate. During that time, Eric Leckie served as a prosecutor, operational law advisor, and staff judge advocate for numerous commands in...
Christopher Davis
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Chesapeake, VA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(757) 410-2293 1403 Greenbrier Parkway, Suite 225
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Employment, Business, IP and Trademarks
Regent University and Regent University School of Law
Chris is a seasoned business attorney and litigator with experience helping businesses in both private practice and as a Corporate Counsel to a large franchisor with over 4,000 franchisees internationally.
Chris has handled commercial disputes for clients in state and federal courts around the country in matters ranging from basic contract disputes to multi-million dollar “bet the company” lawsuits. Prior to becoming an attorney, he was the C.I.O. for an Internet Service Provider in Buffalo, NY.
Chris teaches as a adjunct professor at Regent University.
Chris was named a 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 ‘Rising Star’ by Super Lawyers magazine, a distinction received...
Raymond L. Hogge Jr.
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(757) 961-5400 500 E. Plume Street
Suite 800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment
University of Richmond
Ray Hogge represents and advised Virginia public and private employers, and Virginia executives and professionals, in all aspects of labor and employment law.
James H. Shoemaker Jr.
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Newport News, VA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 611-4599 12350 Jefferson Ave
#300
Newport News, VA 23602
Free ConsultationEmployment
University of Richmond
James H. ("Jamie") Shoemaker, Jr. became an associate in the law firm of Patten, Wornom, Hatten & Diamonstein ("PWHD") in 1993 after spending two years with a large firm based in Norfolk, Virginia. He became a partner in PWHD in 1996. His practice includes all areas of employment law, False Claims Act (whistleblower) and Fair Labor Standards Act (overtime) litigation matters. He has tried over seventy cases to verdict in state and federal courts of record, before arbitration panels, Administrative Law Judges and other forums. He has successfully resolved several times this number through settlement and mediation. Jamie has...
Joshua Jewett
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(757) 624-9323 101 W. Main St., Suite 101
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment
Regent University School of Law
Joshua Jewett advocates for employees’ rights in all types of employment law matters before federal and state courts, as well as in administrative and grievance hearings. Mr. Jewett has represented numerous individuals across a broad spectrum of industries. In addition to representing employees in litigation type settings, Mr. Jewett advises management and decisionmaker employees in both the private and federal sector who are facing disciplinary action, possible termination, or are being forced out. Mr. Jewett has helped clients in these situations either keep their jobs or peacefully exit from their situations by obtaining a negotiated severance package.
Raymond Lee Hogge
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(757) 961-5400 500 E. Plume Street
Suite 800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment
University of Richmond School of Law
Ray Hogge is the founding member of Hogge Law.

Labor and employment law is the focus of Ray's law practice. Since 1989 Ray has represented public and private employers across Virginia in employment-related litigation, mediation, and administrative proceedings, and has advised and represented them in all aspects of labor and employment law, including hiring, firing, discharge, discipline, personnel policies, human resource management, workplace investigations, employment contracts, noncompete agreements, equal opportunity in employment, wage and hour laws, executive compensation, employee benefits, workers’ compensation, workplace safety, and employment risk management.

Ray is a graduate of the College of William and Mary...
Reid H. Ervin
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(757) 624-9323 999 Waterside Dr
Suite 2400
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment and Education
University of Virginia School of Law
With 40 plus years of experience, Reid Ervin has represented numerous individuals across a broad spectrum of industries on all levels of the company hierarchy. He has been recognized for his work as both a Virginia and Hampton Roads Super Lawyer and as a Virginia Legal Elite in the field of labor and employment law. Mr. Ervin is also among the few attorneys in the region who represent children and their parents against public schools in education law matters. As the principal of the firm, Mr. Ervin has provided a caring environment over the years for the firms many...
Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
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Newport News, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 881-9881 12350 Jefferson Avenue
Suite 300
Newport News, VA 23602
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of Virginia School of Law
Barry Rowell
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Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(757) 432-2500 3500 Virginia Beach Blvd Ste 110
Virginia Beach, VA 23452-4460
Employment, Business, Civil Rights and Workers' Comp
Regent University School of Law
Barry Rowell is a partner at Klein Rowell & Shall PLLC (KRS Law). Prior to forming this new partnership, Barry was a partner at Valverde & Rowell, PC, from 2006 to 2019. From 1995 to 2006, Barry was employed with a Fortune 50 Company, working in the human resources and legal department. Barry has successfully responded to and mediated hundreds of charges of employment discrimination filed with the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and Fair Employment Practice Agencies in more than 40 states. Barry has a wide range of experience advising corporate clients on complex employment issues including...
Tina McCree Orr
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 200-3274 Janaf Office Building - Suite 208
5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd.
Norfolk, VA 23502
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Criminal and Divorce
Kathleen ( M. McDaniel
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Gloucester, VA Employment Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(804) 302-4540 6699 Fox Centre Pkwy, #614
Gloucester, VA 23061
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Michael D. Pierce
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(757) 446-8600 101 West Main Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Kenneth Golski
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(757) 606-8095 P.O. Box 11042
Norfolk, VA 23517
Employment, Business, Criminal and Elder
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Ken Golski concentrates his practice on general business matters such as contract review and negotiation, corporate formation, collection issues and other matters a small, large, or individual business owner may face. He also has extensive experience in employment law, civil litigation, and criminal law. Ken is a member of Golski Law Group in Norfolk, Virginia, was a Senior Trial Attorney for the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, represented the City of Virginia Beach and the Virginia Beach Public Schools as a member of the Office of the City Attorney of the City of Virginia Beach, and served as...
Clay Chick
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 238-5502 P.O. Box 1856
Norfolk, VA 23501
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
Matthew Westcott Smith
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Williamsburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(757) 903-2665 Bush Corporate Center
485 McLaws Circle
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Free ConsultationEmployment, Business, Divorce and Insurance Claims
College of William and Mary
Diane P. Toscano
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Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(757) 751-0728 440 Monticello Ave. Suite 1800
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment, Criminal, DUI and Estate Planning
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 687-7723 222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Employment
American University
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 687-7535 150 West Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment and Business
College of William and Mary
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-3717 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment, Administrative and Business
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(757) 640-5336 Hunton & Williams LLP
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment, Business, Maritime and Personal Injury
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 995-5098 5115 Hampton Blvd
1301 Spong Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529
Employment
Univ of Illinois COL
Williamsburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(757) 941-2802 1176 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Employment
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 443-1086 1968 Gilbert St
Norfolk, VA 23511
Employment and Administrative
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-5351 Hunton & Williams LLP
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment
William & Mary School of Law
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-5373 Hunton & Williams LLP
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment
Toano, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 871-3540 3006 Forge Rd
Toano, VA 23168
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Columbia Law School
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-3732 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment, Business and Securities
University of Texas School of Law
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 563-1600 1600 Corporate Landing Pkwy
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Employment, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 446-8600 101 W Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment and Tax
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 640-5324 Hunton & Williams LLP
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment and Family
Tulane University Law School
Newport News, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 873-6309 11817 Canon Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Employment, Business and Real Estate
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(757) 226-5763 977 Centerville Tpke
Virginia Beach, VA 23463
Employment, Bankruptcy, Business and IP
Widener University Delaware School of Law
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-5320 Hunton & Williams LLP
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment and Business
University of Virginia School of Law
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(757) 687-7708 222 Central Park Ave
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Employment
Chesapeake, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 420-7722 516 Baylor Ct
Chesapeake, VA 23320
Employment, Business, Divorce and Estate Planning
Newport News, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 873-8074 701 Town Center Dr
Newport News, VA 23606
Employment
Newport News, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 595-4500 739 Thimble Shoals Blvd
Newport News, VA 23606
Employment, Business and Personal Injury
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(757) 670-3868 999 Waterside Dr
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 533-6500 555 East Main Street
Suite 1501
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment
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.”
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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.


Essential job functions: The fundamental job duties of the employment position that the individual with a disability holds or desires. The term essential functions does not include marginal functions of the position.

Exempt employee: An employee who is not entitled to the minimum wage or overtime pay protections of the Fair Labor Standards Act.