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Million-Dollar Settlements 2016 (access required)


Presenting the 2016 compilation Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the survey of “Million-Dollar Settlements of 2016.” This annual compilation recaps big settlements from across the commonwealth of the past year. Our criteria for making the list are simple: The settlement must ...

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Northern Virginia lawyer convicted of fraud (access required)

A Kentucky federal jury last week convicted a Vienna attorney of fraud in connection with a promised green technology project in a job-hungry community Daniel R. Goodwin allegedly controlled an escrow account where money belonging to a participating contractor disappeared. ...

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Hirschkop receives Carrico Award

The Virginia State Bar has awarded one of its highest honors, the Harry L. Carrico Professionalism Award, to civil rights attorney Philip J. Hirschkop. With an office in Lorton, Hirschkop has participated in a number of precedent setting and pivotal ...

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Legal aid office wins $20K grant

The Virginia Legal Aid Society has received a $20,000 grant to help support low-income families in Suffolk and Isle of Wight County. The money comes from the Beazley Foundation Inc., a supporter of many organizations serving South Hampton Roads for ...

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Comp Commission appoints Gillen as Deputy Commissioner

The Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission has appointed Linda M. Gillen as Deputy Commissioner. She will serve as an administrative law judge for evidentiary and on-the record hearings in Richmond, the Commission said. Gillen is a graduate of Marietta College and ...

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Herring seeks info on detentions

Virginia Attorney General Mark R. Herring says he has formally requested additional information from the federal government on any detentions in Virginia resulting from President Trump’s Executive Order on immigration. Herring’s letter to federal officials seeks the identity of any detained ...

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Augusta lawyers honored (access required)

Blue Ridge Legal Services honored three Augusta County attorneys for their pro bono work. Thomas G. Bell Jr. of Timberlake, Smith, Thomas & Moses; N. Douglas Noland Jr. of Black, Noland & Read, and G. William Watkins of Allen & ...

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Fletcher named Group Editor in Virginia and the Carolinas

Paul E. Fletcher has been named Group Editor-in-Chief of the BridgeTower Media operations in Virginia and the Carolinas. He will oversee the editorial content of four newspapers in three states – Virginia Lawyers Weekly, North Carolina Lawyers Weekly, South Carolina ...

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Prosecutor creates ‘DUI Team’

Virginia Beach Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin D. Stolle says he will form a specialized DUI Prosecution Team at his office. Effective Jan. 3, all DUI cases and traffic felonies will be prosecuted by this specialized team, made up of five prosecutors ...

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