Williamsburg Employment Lawyers

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Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
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Avery T. Waterman Jr. Esq.
Williamsburg, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 881-9881 322 East Landing
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Consumer
University of Virginia School of Law
Matthew Westcott Smith
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Matthew Westcott Smith
Williamsburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 21 years of 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
Brian Muse
Williamsburg, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(757) 941-2802 1176 Jamestown Rd
Williamsburg, VA 23185
Employment
James H. Shoemaker Jr.
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James H. Shoemaker Jr.
Newport News, VA Employment Law Attorney with 29 years of 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...
Kathleen ( M. McDaniel
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Kathleen ( M. McDaniel
Gloucester, VA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(804) 302-4540 6699 Fox Centre Pkwy, #614
Gloucester, VA 23061
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Eric Harold Joss
Toano, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(310) 871-3540 3006 Forge Rd
Toano, VA 23168
Employment and Arbitration & Mediation
Columbia Law School
Lisa K. Lawrence
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Lisa K. Lawrence
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years of 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.”
Jonathan Lewis Stone
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Jonathan Lewis Stone
Portsmouth, VA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years of experience
(757) 393-4093 500 Crawford Street
Suite 200
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Free ConsultationEmployment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Products Liability
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
I have an extensive litigation practice with a focus on state and federal court litigation in the practice areas of personal injury, Federal Employers Liability Act (FELA); automobile, motorcycle & trucking accidents; wrongful death; medical malpractice; and employment.
Cindra Myers Dowd
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Cindra Myers Dowd
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 28 years of experience
(757) 233-0009 580 E Main St
Norfolk, VA 23510
Free ConsultationEmployment, Nursing Home and Personal Injury
Pennsylvania State University - Dickinson School of Law
Cindra M. Dowd is a 1987 graduate of Duke University. She earned her law school degree from The Dickinson School of Law in 1991. Upon graduation from law school, Ms. Dowd served as a law clerk for The Honorable Hal J. Bonney, Jr. of the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Ms. Dowd is a member of the Virginia State Bar and its Litigation Section, the Norfolk and Portsmouth Bar Association, the Tidewater Bankruptcy Bar Association where she served as its President from 2001-2002, the Boyd-Graves Conference and formerly she was a member of the James Kent American...
Raymond L. Hogge Jr.
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Raymond L. Hogge Jr.
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years of 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.
Joshua Jewett
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Joshua Jewett
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 12 years of 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.
Thomas H. Roberts Esq
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Thomas H. Roberts Esq
Richmond, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 34 years of experience
(804) 230-4200 1010 Hull Street
Richmond, VA 23224
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...
Christopher Davis
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Christopher Davis
Chesapeake, VA Employment Law Attorney with 13 years of 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...
Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
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Ms. Colleen Marea Quinn
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 32 years of experience
(804) 545-9406 1802 Bayberry Court, Suite 103
Richmond, VA 23226
Employment, Civil Rights, Family and Personal Injury
University of Virginia School of Law
Honored with the inaugural 2019 VLW Influential Women in Virginia, top “Women in the Law” (in Family Law & Personal Injury 2016-20), "Best Lawyers in America” (U.S. News & World Report 2014-21), AAAA 2018 “President’s Award,” 2017 “Adoption Attorney of the Year” (Lawyers Monthly magazine), 2017 MRWBA Women of Achievement Award, 2016 Richmond NAWBO “Entrepreneur of the Year” award, 2015 Virginia State Bar Family Law Service award, "SuperLawyers" top lists, "Legal Elite" (Va Business) and numerous other awards, Colleen Marea Quinn is a partner and equity owner in the law firm of Locke & Quinn, Founder of the “Raising...
Cassie L. Baudean Esq
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Cassie L. Baudean Esq
Mechanicsville, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years of 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...
Frank Hupfl III
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Frank Hupfl III
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney
(804) 888-8888 8720 Stony Point Parkway, Suite 250
Richmond, VA 23235
Free ConsultationEmployment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Richmond
Frank Hupfl has been practicing law since 2011. His primary focus has been in assisting both public sector and private employers in effectively addressing a broad range of issues arising from the employment relationship, including issues arising under federal and state employment laws and regulations. Frank has counseled clients on, and litigated claims arising under, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and Title VII. Frank’s practice has also included aspects of labor law, which gives him a strong basis for understanding the special hardships of people injured while at work.

“In law...
Cherie A Parson
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Cherie A Parson
North Chesterfield, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(804) 560-7529 9100 Arboretum Pkwy
Suite 265
North Chesterfield, VA 23236
Employment
University of Richmond School of Law
Cherie Parson works exclusively as an employment attorney and has a unique professional background as a former Human Resources Professional that has enabled her to work effectively in representing individual employees.

She represents public and private employees in matters pertaining to their employment: discrimination (race/color and national origin, gender, religion, and disability), harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, severance negotiation, restrictive covenants or non-compete agreements, medical leave issues (FMLA), state and local grievances, and unemployment claims.

As an employment attorney, Ms. Parson provides clients an understanding of their employment rights, empowers them to protect their interests, and advocates on their behalf. She provides counseling,...
Barry Rowell
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Barry Rowell
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney with 14 years of 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...
Reid H. Ervin
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Reid H. Ervin
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 51 years of 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...
Brandon Thomas Bybee
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Brandon Thomas Bybee
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 3 years of experience
(757) 568-0090 P.O. Box 9528
Norfolk, VA 23505
Offers Video ChatEmployment, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
University of Richmond School of Law
Brandon is a lifelong Virginian who grew to love Hampton Roads during his time at Christopher Newport University. After graduating from "CNU," Brandon attended law school at the University of Richmond. There, he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Law & Technology as well as the President of the Moot Court Board. During law school Brandon interned at a large civil defense firm in Norfolk. After graduating Brandon worked briefly as an Associate there before deciding that he could better help the community by working for Employees, Plaintiffs, and Small Businesses.

Brandon's practice focuses on employment law, family law,...
Raymond Lee Hogge
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Raymond Lee Hogge
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 31 years of 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...
Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
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Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
Richmond, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 9 years of experience
(804) 783-2000 105 S. 1st Street
Richmond, VA 23219
Employment, Business, Civil Rights 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...
Michael D. Pierce
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Michael D. Pierce
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer with 4 years of experience
(757) 446-8600 101 West Main Street
Suite 500
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Workers' Comp
Robert Jackson Allen
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Robert Jackson Allen
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 16 years of experience
(804) 447-7234 5413 Patterson Ave., Suite 201
Richmond, VA 23226
Employment, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Trademarks
University of Richmond School of Law
Robert represents individuals and businesses in Virginia in a variety of civil disputes, including litigation, arbitration, and appeals. He was recognized as Virginia's Legal Elite for 2017 in Civil Litigation by Virginia Business magazine.

Robert handles cases in the areas of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination, personal injury, civil rights cases, and commercial matters. His practice also includes resolving and litigating cases arising from business transactions and construction disputes. He also handles matters relating to real estate transfers including claims for breach of purchase and sale agreements, fraud, and...
Tina McCree Orr
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Tina McCree Orr
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
Kenneth Golski
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Kenneth Golski
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney with 27 years of 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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Clay Chick
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Lawyer
(757) 238-5502 P.O. Box 1856
Norfolk, VA 23501
Employment, Bankruptcy, Family and Foreclosure Defense
James McElligott
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer
(804) 775-4329 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment
Harvard Law School
Deborah Russell
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(804) 775-1034 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment, Business, Consumer and Health Care
University of Richmond School of Law
Adela Parvaiz
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney
(804) 344-3411 901 East Byrd Street
#1700
Richmond, VA 23219
Employment and Immigration
Punjab Law College
Laura Denise Windsor
Richmond, VA Employment Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(804) 697-1293 1001 Haxall Point
Richmond, VA 23219
Employment
Georgia State University Law Review and Georgia State University
Stephanie Karn
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(804) 775-1105 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment and Securities
University of Richmond School of Law
Kathleen McMahon McDaniel
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer
(804) 775-1019 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Christopher Abel
Norfolk, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 687-7535 150 West Main Street
Norfolk, VA 23510
Employment and Business
College of William and Mary
Ruthie Goodboe
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-3717 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment, Administrative and Business
LaTisha Chatman
Norfolk, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(757) 640-3732 World Trade Center
Norfolk, VIRGINIA 23510
Employment, Business and Securities
University of Texas School of Law
Dana Rust
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(804) 775-1082 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment
University of Virginia School of Law
Marguerite (Rita) R. Ruby
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Attorney
(804) 788-7232 Hunton & Williams LLP
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment and Family
University of Richmond School of Law
Jennifer Magoulas Campbell
Richmond, Virginia Employment Law Lawyer
(804) 775-4710 One James Center
Richmond, VIRGINIA 23219
Employment
Kristina Vaquera
Virginia Beach, VA Employment Law Attorney
(757) 687-7723 222 Central Park Avenue
Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Employment
American University

Problems in the workplace?

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.

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