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Nea recognized with pro bono award

G. Andrew Nea Jr., pro bono partner at Williams Mullen in Richmond, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Virginia State Bar’s Lewis F. Powell Jr. Pro Bono Award. Nea created the pro bono committee at Williams Mullen and ...

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Prince William bar honored for pro bono work

The Prince William County Bar Association has won the 2018 Frankie Muse Freeman Organizational Pro Bono Award. The award, named for the famed civil rights leader and first woman appointed to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, is presented annually by the Virginia State Bar ...

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More advertising opinions dropped (access required)

The Virginia State Bar continues to trim the list of published opinions offering guidance on lawyer advertising. At an Aug. 1 meeting, the Standing Committee on Legal Ethics withdrew 12 legal advertising opinions issued by the former Standing Committee on ...

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Products claim would have become negligent maintenance case – $800,000 Settlement (access required)

Decedent was a contractor who died in a workplace incident in a large factory in Southwest Virginia. What initially looked like a products liability case against the manufacturer of the machine that failed turned into a case against the factory ...

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Allstate offers limits to man shot in head by friend – $300,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff in this case was negligently shot by a friend who was playing with a handgun. The victim was airlifted to INOVA Fairfax Hospital. The shooter pled guilty to the reckless handling of a firearm in violation of Virginia ...

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Woman with high BAC rear-ended motorcyclist – $442,000 Verdict (access required)

The plaintiff was stopped at a red light at an intersection in Virginia Beach. He pulled up next to a police officer, who was admiring his Harley-Davidson when the plaintiff was struck from behind. The plaintiff was thrown into the ...

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‘Leaders,’ Up & Comers for 2018 named


Virginia Lawyers Media, the publisher of Virginia Lawyers Weekly, has announced the 2018 classes of “Leaders in the Law” and “Up & Coming Lawyers.” Leaders Now in its 13th year, the “Leaders in the Law” awards program recognizes the lawyers ...

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Reader Rankings 2018


Virginia Lawyers Weekly presents the second annual Reader Rankings Survey. The survey, published every summer, showcases the businesses and companies that help law firms across Central Virginia remain successful. Companies and businesses are selected by VLW as voting options, but there ...

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