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Locals fare well on ‘Best Firms for Women’ list

Working Mother magazine and Flex-Time Lawyers LLC, a consulting outfit, have published for the first time a list of “The Best Law Firms for Women.” Fifty firms nationally were named, based on an application that covered issues important “to the ...

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McGuireWoods names new managing partner

McGuireWoods, the Richmond-based legal giant, has a new managing partner, Thomas E. Cabaniss (see picture at right). Cabaniss, a partner in the firm’s Charlotte office and the first managing partner from outside Richmond, succeeds William J. Strickland, who held the ...

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Game on? Judge not happy over discovery

Pretrial discovery can be a matter of strategy, and some lawyers even approach it as a game. But one circuit judge in Norfolk isn’t pleased with what he saw as game-playing in a medical-malpractice case. In Oakley v. Warren, Judge ...

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LeClair Ryan expands to Boston

Richmond-based LeClair Ryan will open an office in Boston with 10 partners from the firm of Donovan Hatem LLP. The partners include A. Neil Hartzell, who leads the Boston firm’s business litigation practice group, and Kevin Kenneally, who heads its ...

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Suspended for cussing

Here’s an item from the Tarheel State this a.m., courtesy of the Daily Alert from our colleagues at North Carolina Lawyers Weekly: A lawyer down there has been suspended from practicing law in Wake County for a year, reports the ...

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So you want fries with that?

There is a legal story that’s been floating around the Internet that is worth pulling to ground and blogging about. Last month a lawyer from a big firm in Chicago was handling a case in federal bankruptcy court in Miami. ...

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Roanoke, Charleston, W.Va., firms to merge

Spilman, Thomas & Battle PLLC, a 102-lawyer firm based in Charleston, W. Va., has offices in Pennsylvania and North Carolina but not in Virginia. That will change July 1 when Spilman absorbs the seven-lawyer Roanoke firm of Melchionna, Day, Ammar ...

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Diaz, O’Connell leave Rees, Broome & Diaz

Ray Diaz and Ed O’Connell, both experienced community association lawyers, have left Vienna-based Rees, Broome & Diaz to join Whiteford Taylor & Preston. The latter firm, with its home base in Baltimore, has over 155 lawyers in five offices throughout ...

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A race for Fairfax prosecutor, two NoVa vets get a pass

Ray Morrogh, the longtime deputy prosecutor in Fairfax who hopes to succeed his retiring boss, Bob Horan, filed as expected for the local Democratic nomination for commonwealth’s attorney. But he’ll have an opponent this fall: Arlington assistant commonwealth’s attorney Patrick ...

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