Trucking and Transportati…

Trucking and Transportation

Trucking and Transportation Our trucking and transportation attorneys have extensive experience in defending trucking companies in complex litigation including freight and property claims, commercial litigation, regulatory compliance, labor and employment, catastrophic personal injury... Read More
FELA & Railroad Defen…

FELA & Railroad Defense

FELA & Railroad Defense In 1908, before most states enacted modern workers’ compensation schemes, the United States Congress enacted the Federal Employers Liability Act (“FELA”), 45 U.S.C. §§ 51-59, which reduced the burden imposed upon railroad workers in suits against... Read More
Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment Law

Labor & Employment Law A phrase an employment lawyer in Virginia often hears in advising his or her clients is: “Virginia is an employment-at-will state” – meaning that the employer thinks he has the right to fire anyone at anytime for any reason. If that is your understanding... Read More
Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation

Commercial Litigation Commercial litigation is a general term that applies to any type of litigation or controversy related to a business dispute. Commercial disputes can range from relatively simple, uncomplicated matters, to highly complex matters. Improperly handled litigation... Read More
Insurance Law and Coverag…

Insurance Law and Coverage Litigation

Insurance Law and Coverage Litigation Representation for Insurers— As every insurance professional knows, policy language that appears clear in the vacuum of an insurance contract may sometimes become less than clear when applied to the facts of a claim. Complicating matters, every state takes... Read More
FRSA Whistleblower Claims

FRSA Whistleblower Claims

FRSA Whistleblower Claims The Federal Rail Safety Act, 49 U.S.C. Section 20109, enacted in 2007, prohibits railroads from disciplining, discharging or taking other adverse action against an employee who engages in certain “protected activity.” Protected Activity includes: notifying... Read More
STAA Whistleblower Claims

STAA Whistleblower Claims

STAA Whistleblower Claims The Surface Transportation Assistance Act, 49 U.S.C. Section 31105, prohibits employers in the transportation industry from disciplining, discharging or taking other adverse action against a driver who engages in certain “protected activity.” Protected Activity... Read More
Hospitality

Hospitality

Hospitality At the foundation of any hospitality-based business is the goal of welcoming and treating guests and customers in a warm, yet professional manner. That might sound simplistic in view of the complex path a hospitality business sometimes travels in reaching... Read More
Attorneys: Danielle M. Brim
Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation When employers are faced with evaluating and, in appropriate instances, challenging claims for workers’ compensation, it is important to have the support of a legal team with expertise and experience in defending such claims. At Setliff Law, we handle all... Read More
Premises Liability

Premises Liability

Premises Liability Take a look at new filings in any courthouse in the country and you’ll notice one of the most frequently filed types of cases involves premises liability. The attorneys at Setliff Law have extensive experience representing clients accused of causing injury... Read More
Product Liability Defense

Product Liability Defense

Product Liability Defense No matter how much time, money and innovation is put into designing and manufacturing a product, the unfortunate can occur and that product can become the subject of a lawsuit. Companies can expend considerable time, effort and resources in designing safety... Read More
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property Intellectual property rights reward and protect innovation and facilitate commerce. These legal principles are so important that the framers of the Constitution gave Congress the power to “promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for... Read More
Construction Law

Construction Law

Construction Law Commercial and residential construction defect lawsuits typically involve a breach of contract and involve many parties, including the property owner, general contractor, subcontractors, architect, and other professionals. Typically, physical loss or damage... Read More
Appellate Court Practice

Appellate Court Practice

Appellate Court Practice Sometimes legal disputes or rulings at the trial level are decided incorrectly and result in decisions adverse to our clients. Those disputes or rulings should not go unchecked, and virtually every jurisdiction has some procedure for appealing those decisions... Read More
Attorneys: Michael L. Donner
Commercial Landlord/Tenan…

Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes

Commercial Landlord/Tenant Disputes The landlord/tenant relationship and American jurisprudence in the area of rental property dates back to feudal times in England. This long history has created a unique and often complicated interplay between contract law, property law and business strategy... Read More
Environmental and Toxic T…

Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense

Environmental and Toxic Tort Defense Each day there seems to be yet another allegation in the news about the alleged dangers associated with some substance or chemical that is present in our society. These allegations give rise to complex litigation that draws media attention and threatens... Read More
Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic Violation Defense

Traffic Violation Defense Traffic violations can range from failure to yield to reckless driving and can carry consequences such as a simple fine to possible jail time. No matter the severity of the violation, it is wise to discuss the matter with an attorney rather than simply paying... Read More
Business and Corporate Tr…

Business and Corporate Transactions

Business and Corporate Transactions Commercial litigation is a general term that applies to any type of litigation or controversy related to business issues. Commercial disputes can range from relatively simple, uncomplicated matters, to highly complex matters. Improperly handled litigation... Read More
Criminal Law

Criminal Law

Criminal Law When you are facing criminal charges, having timely, effective legal representation is crucial. In fact, you should obtain counsel as soon as you suspect that you may be involved in a criminal matter – even before you are formally charged. Most people involved... Read More
Maritime Law

Maritime Law

Maritime Law Maritime law concerns events and transactions that occur on or nearby navigable waters, whether oceans, gulf, or inland waterways. Although initially concerned with maritime commerce, the body of law has expanded to address additional issues, such as environmental... Read More
Attorneys: Michael L. Donner
Science and Technology La…

Science and Technology Law

Science and Technology Law Science and Technology law represents the nexus between several otherwise distinct practice areas, including Intellectual Property, Privacy, Speech and Defamation, Communications, and Commercial law. Your patent may be infringed or alleged to infringe from... Read More
Administrative Law

Administrative Law

Administrative Law Our administrative law attorneys specialize in managing the relationships between individuals, businesses, and government agencies. We assist clients in navigating and resolving legal matters related to administrative regulations, licensing, permits, and government... Read More
DMV Transportation

DMV Transportation

DMV Transportation Do you want to move people or property in Virginia? You’ll need a motor carrier permit from the Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV). Have you lost an operating permit and want to contest the agency’s action? Maybe you received a citation from DMV and want... Read More
Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy

Bankruptcy Navigating the complex bankruptcy process requires a comprehensive understanding of both federal and state laws. While debtors often seek the assistance of bankruptcy lawyers, it is equally important for creditors to have their own legal representation... Read More
Attorneys: Mitchell P. Goldstein
Family Law

Family Law

Family Law A divorce is actually five separate lawsuits proceeding at one time, each with its own complex laws: (1) the divorce itself; (2) the division of marital property and debt; (3) child custody; (4) child support; and (5) spousal support. Additionally, these matters... Read More