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Oct 19, 2020

Alexandria firm helps families connect during COVID-19

An Alexandria law firm is helping residents of two local healthcare facilities stay in touch with their loved ones during COVID-19. Curcio Law is donating video conferencing devices as part of the seventh annual “Injury Board Day of Action” — a collaborative effort by the nation’s plaintiff’s attorneys to make a difference in their local […]

Rudene Mercer Haynes
Sep 21, 2020

Finance lawyer shines light on COVID’s health disparities

A Richmond lawyer, doctor and pastor have come together to educate on health disparities in the Black community during COVID-19. In March, Rudene Mercer Haynes – a finance lawyer at Hunton Andrews Kurth in Richmond – was introduced by a colleague to Robert Winn, the recently appointed director of VCU Massey Cancer Center. “It occurred […]

Sep 7, 2020

Norfolk firm focuses donation efforts on education during COVID-19

A Norfolk law firm is dedicating its charitable efforts to assist local schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cassidy Lewis, chief marketing officer of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, said her firm has always been involved in philanthropic work throughout the community. About a year ago, the firm took its beneficial efforts up a notch by establishing […]

Aug 24, 2020

Hopewell firm recognizes value of human connection

Oftentimes, the attorney-client relationship is inherently personal. Clients are trusting attorneys with some of their most private information, whether that be marital disputes with a family law attorney or financial hardships with a bankruptcy lawyer. Perhaps one of the most intimate practice types, however, is personal injury law. “We’re representing injured people; it’s delicate,” said[...]

Aug 10, 2020

Firm offers pro bono services to Black business owners

When attorney Venroy July evaluated how he can help combat systematic racism in America, he realized many issues of racial inequality are economically based. “For most start-ups, their first round of funding is from family and friends. We know that in Black communities, the availability of that money is significantly less,” July said, who practices […]

Jul 27, 2020

Leesburg attorney feeds community 7 days a week

The coronavirus pandemic has cleared the schedules of law firms statewide. But for Leesburg attorney Peter Burnett, his days are busier than ever before. “We’re out here for our community seven days a week. We’re tired, real tired, but we’re going to keep going,” Burnett said, who practices personal injury law. Following inspiration from the […]

Jun 29, 2020

Richmond law firm recognizes local ‘heroes’

“We find our lives in spending them in the service of others.” That’s the motto that George Allen Sr., one of the founders of the Allen Law Firm, set for his firm. Since its beginning in 1910, the Richmond-based law firm has dedicated itself to being a “community focused firm,” said Elizabeth Roberts, marketing programs […]

Jun 15, 2020

Fairfax lawyer helps fund restaurants during COVID-19

A Fairfax attorney is using his charity organization to help community members suffering from the financial impacts of COVID-19. In 2016, John Harrity, managing partner of Harrity & Harrity, nearly died at 49 from a “widowmaker” — a heart attack resulting in the complete closure of the left anterior coronary artery that often results in […]

Jun 1, 2020

Richmond firm collaborates with food bank

Grocery stores weren’t the only businesses that were ransacked by anxious customers when the coronavirus outbreak began. Food banks across Virginia were wiped out by individuals eager to stock their pantries to avoid public interaction as the pandemic ensued. “People were panic-buying, if you will, at food banks as they were at the store,” said […]

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