Best Lawyers for Commercial Litigation in Virginia, United States

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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Reston, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Real Estate Eminent Domain and Condemnation Law
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Municipal Litigation - Environmental Litigation - Banking and Finance
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Construction Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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Michael E. Derdeyn was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

Michael E. Derdeyn

Lenhart Pettit
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Ethics and Professional Responsibility Law
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  • Location:
    Tysons, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Litigation - Labor and Employment Litigation - Intellectual Property Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Individuals Commercial Litigation Civil Rights Law Bet-the-Company Litigation Legal Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs
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David J. Gogal was awarded  "Lawyer of the Year" in

David J. Gogal

Blankingship & Keith, PC
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Professional Malpractice Law - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Corporate Law Real Estate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Charlottesville, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Bet-the-Company Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Business Organizations (including LLCs and Partnerships) Litigation - Construction Construction Law Litigation - Municipal Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Family Law Commercial Litigation Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
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  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Defendants Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Product Liability Litigation - Defendants Appellate Practice Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Tysons Corner, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Alexandria, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Bet-the-Company Litigation Commercial Litigation Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Real Estate Litigation - Construction Litigation - Trusts and Estates
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Fairfax, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Medical Malpractice Law - Plaintiffs Commercial Litigation Personal Injury Litigation - Plaintiffs
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Norfolk, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Admiralty and Maritime Law Construction Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation
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  • Location:
    Harrisonburg, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Employment Law - Management Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment
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  • Location:
    McLean, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Richmond, Virginia
  • Practice Areas:
    Personal Injury Litigation - Defendants Commercial Litigation Litigation - Construction

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Commercial Litigation Definition

General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.
General commercial litigation involves virtually every type of dispute that can arise in the business context, including breach of contract cases, partnership/joint venture disputes, class actions, business torts, civil RICO claims, breach of fiduciary duty allegations, and shareholder issues. Successful commercial litigators need to be able to assess the merits of a dispute and scale either a prosecution or defense that fits the legal and business needs of the client. Efficiency, creativity, and sound judgment are critical for intelligently positioning these disputes, whether they are “bet-the-company” cases or more discrete matters. In addition, while all cases must be litigated with an eye toward ultimately trying them, seasoned commercial litigators understand that at all times they must strive to achieve the best possible result at a reasonable cost.

Litigation increasingly occurs in various venues, from state and federal courts to private arbitrations and administrative hearings. Proceedings can involve business-to-business disputes or any number of government agencies. Understanding the motivations and outlook of each of the litigation participants is important for determining weak points to exploit and strong points that will persuade the audience in question. During the past decade, commercial litigators have seen a dramatic uptick in multidistrict and inter-disciplinary litigation, making the stakes higher, the cases more complex, the parties more numerous and the discovery more complicated and unwieldy. Firms that are able to develop and implement a creative legal approach to each individual problem, efficiently focus on the key legal and factual issues, and master and manage the various aspects of these complex matters will be the busiest in the years to come.

In the current challenging economic climate, commercial litigators are under increasing client pressure to keep costs in check, which has both sides testing the efficacy of alternative fee arrangements and the scope of reasonable discovery. Whether the “death of the billable hour” is ultimately realized, the keys to a commercial litigator’s success will continue to be strong client relationships, thought leadership, practical management skills, deep experience, and personal commitment.