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Peter E. Schurig

Phone: 804-377-1276
Fax: 804-377-1296
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Mr. Schurig is an experienced trial attorney who represents businesses and individuals in all manners of complex commercial litigation and administrative actions.  He focuses his practice in intellectual property litigation and transactions, regulatory and compliance matters, and insurance defense.  He is a licensed patent attorney with prosecution, litigation, portfolio management and business strategy expertise in patent, copyright and trademark matters. Mr. Schurig also routinely advises businesses with transactional needs and operational risk exposure.

Mr. Schurig represents many entities in the transportation industry, helping them stay ahead of regulations and mitigate risk. Mr. Schurig assists clients with all forms of dispute resolution and counsels clients on minimizing their legal liabilities.  Through traditional litigation, alternative dispute resolution and negotiation, he advocates for his clients with a practical, creative and aggressive approach.  Mr. Schurig regularly appears before mediators, arbitrators, governmental agencies, state and federal courts, and regulatory authorities.

Prior to joining Setliff Law, Mr. Schurig defended Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation and administrative agency proceedings at a large national law firm.  Mr. Schurig is also a former Army JAG officer who served as Brigade Trial Counsel enforcing military justice as a prosecutor.  Mr. Schurig is actively involved in his community, serving on various boards and coaching youth sports.  He is also a zealous advocate of military veterans and routinely provides pro bono assistance for veterans seeking disability benefits.


Trial Counsel for international insurance group in complex commercial disputes

Trial Counsel for International Power Tool Manufacturer in defense of personal injury and products liability claims

Trial Counsel for insurance broker in errors & omissions defense

Arbitration counsel for prominent national broker dealers in regulated financial industry disputes

Represent international companies in regulatory consumer product safety investigations

Trial Counsel for prominent Charlottesville firm in defense of legal malpractice action

Owner Operator Lease Agreements

Shipper Broker Agreements

Hours of Service Compliance

Complex Intellectual Property Claims

Defense in Federal Court

Construction Litigation Claims Defense

Partnership and closely held entity disputes in state and federal courts


Golden Gate University School of Law (J.D.) Honors Lawyering Program

Virginia Tech, B.S., Environmental Sciences (Minor in German)


Virginia 2007

California 2002

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent Attorney)

U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, 2007

Supreme Court of California, 2002


  • Greater Richmond Intellectual Property Law Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Virginia Tech Science, Technology & Law Program Advisory Board Member
  • American Movers and Storage Association Member


“Legal Update:  Identifying, Avoiding & Mitigating Business Risk,” Virginia Loggers Association annual meeting, August 2021

“Present State of COVID-19 BI Claims Litigation,” Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys, May 2021

“Contracts and business issues, including dealing with independent contractors and the role of brokers,” Virginia Loggers Association Conference, Virginia, April 2018

“Independent Contractor Issues – are your owner operators really independent contractors?” Virginia Trucking Association Safety and Human Resources Council, Virginia, October 2017

“Independent Contractor Issues – are your owner operators really independent contractors?” Virginia Trucking Association Annual Convention, Norfolk, Virginia, October 2017

“Anatomy and Defense of a Serious Truck Accident” Panel Discussion and Mock Trial, Virginia Trucking Association, Annual Safety Council Meeting, Staunton, Virginia, April 2017

“The New Overtime Labor Laws and You!” webinar, presented to the American Moving and Storage Association (AMSA), October 2016

“Preparing for DOL’s New Overtime Rule,” Virginia Trucking Association 2016 Annual Convention, Hot Springs, Virginia, September 2016


“COVID-19 and business interruption “all risks” property insurance policies: covered losses?” VADA Journal of Civil Litigation, June 2022

“Virginia’s 2022 Legislative Session: New Leadership and Claims Related Proposals,” The Claims Professional, Spring 2022

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