Colleen Marea Quinn

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Personal Injury Attorney in Richmond, VA

Locke & Quinn
 | 4928 West Broad Street, PO Box 11708
Richmond, VA 23230
Phone: 804-545-9406
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017
Licensed Since: 1988
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury - General: Plaintiff (50%),
  • Family Law (40%),
  • Employment & Labor (10%)
Attorney Profile

As partner at Locke & Quinn, Colleen Marea Quinn is dedicated to representing the rights of people in Virginia. She commits her practice to personal injury, employment law and family law, handling cases that involve the following matters: product liability, traumatic brain injury, motor vehicle accidents, industrial accidents, assault, civil rights, insurance coverage disputes, adoption and surrogacy.

Earning a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy and English from The College of William & Mary, Ms. Quinn went on to receive her Juris Doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law. After graduating from law school, she gained valuable experience as a judicial clerk in the Supreme Court of Virginia.

With more than 26 years of experience, Ms. Quinn helps her clients rebuild their lives following an injury, assists both employers and employees in employment issues and brings families together through adoption. Thanks to her commitment to her practice, Ms. Quinn has earned the highest rating possible of AV Preeminent* from Martindale-Hubbell. She is admitted to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.

As a member of the Virginia State Bar, Ms. Quinn shares her legal knowledge with her peers through regular lectures and training sessions. She serves her community by providing domestic violence education and participating in mentoring and internship programs at several law schools. Ms. Quinn's memberships include the Metro Richmond Women's Bar Association, Richmond Bar Association,  Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, the National Association of Women Business Owners and the American Association for Justice, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, ABA, LBGT Bar family Law Institute and VA Equality Bar.

* AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories: legal ability and general ethical standards.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Personal Injury - General (50%): Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Family Law (40%): Adoption, Name Change, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

Employment & Labor (10%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

Focus Areas

Personal Injury - General: Assault, Personal Injury - Plaintiff, Slip and Fall, Wrongful Death, Brain Injury, Sexual Abuse - Plaintiff, Trucking Accidents, Premises Liability - Plaintiff

Family Law: Adoption, Name Change, Paternity, Same Sex Family Law

Employment & Labor: Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Sexual Harassment

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Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2017

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About Colleen Quinn

Admitted 1988, Virginia

Professional Webpage: http://www.lockequinn.com/attorneys/colleen-m-quinn/

Honors and Awards:

  • Family Law Service Award, Virginia State Bar, 2015
  • Best Lawyers in America, Best Lawyers, 2014
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2013
  • Top 100 Trial Lawyer, National Trial Lawyers Association, 2012
  • Outstanding Woman in Law & Government, Richmond YWCA, 2011
  • One of the Top Three Finalist, Altria Rising Star Award, Richmond NAWBO Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards, 2009
  • Leader in the Law, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2009
  • Angel in Adoption, Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute, nominated by Congressman Eric Cantor, 2008
  • Recognized as one of the "Legal Elite", Domestic Relations Law, Adoption and Surrogacy, Legal Elite, Richmond Business magazine, 2005
  • Richmond's Top 40 Under Forty, Inside Business magazine, 1999
  • Honor Counselor, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
  • Outstanding Women's Awards Selection Committee, YWCA, 1993 - 1995
  • Phi Kappa Alpha
  • Delta Gamma
  • V.P. Student Bar Association, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
  • Moot Court Board, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
  • Judiciary Committee, University of Virginia School of Law, Charlottesville, Virginia, 1988
  • Finalist Altria Rising Star Award – Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), June 2009
  • Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards Co-Chair, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2010 - 2013
  • Fellow, Litigation Counsel of America, 2006
  • Fellow and Co-Founder, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, "AAARTA", 2009
  • NAACP Freedom Fund Banquet Legal Counsel Award, 1992
  • Leadership Metro Richmond, 1996
  • LDS Family Services Award of Appreciation, Adoption Legislation Initiatives, 2006
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating, 1998 - Present
  • Recognized as one of the "Legal Elite", Domestic Relations Law, Adoption and Surrogacy, Legal Elite, Richmond Business magazine, 2010 - 2012
  • Fellow, Virginia Academy of Adoption Law

Special Licenses/Certifications:

  • Certified Guardian ad Litem in Virginia, 1993

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit, 1994
  • U.S. District Court Western District of Virginia, 1990
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia, 1990
  • Admitted by Va Supreme Court and to all courts in Virginia, 1988
  • Board of Trustees, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2006 - 2010, 2014-present
  • President-Elect, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2015-16
  • Vice-President, President-Elect, President, Past-President, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2010 - 2014
  • Membership Director, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, 2009 - 2015
  • Executive Council, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, 2011 - Present
  • Fellow and Founder, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, 2009 - 2014
  • Richmond Women's Business Consortium (RWBC), Vice Chairman, 2008 - 2010
  • Richmond Women's Business Consortium (RWBC), Chairman, 2010 - 2012
  • Richmond Women's Business Consortium (RWBC), 2006 - Present
  • No Bills Night Statewide Coordinator, Virginia State Bar, 1988 - 1991
  • Docket Call Editor, Virginia State Bar, 1991 - 1993
  • Board of Governors, Young Lawyers Conference, Virginia State Bar, 1993 - 1995
  • Employment, Virginia State Bar, 1996 - 2002
  • Member, CLE Faculty Member, Virginia State Bar
  • Chairperson of Judicial Candidate Endorsement Committee, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2005 - 2008
  • Treasurer, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2008 - 2010
  • Secretary, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2010 - 2011
  • Vice-President, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2011 - 2012
  • President-Elect, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2012 - 2013
  • Board Member, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, 2005 - Present
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (MRWBA), 1993 - Present
  • Chairperson, Birth Parent Rights Committee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 1999 - 2003
  • Annual Convention Chairperson, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2007
  • ARTs Committee, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2000 - Present
  • Assisted Reproductive Technology (ARTs) Task Force, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2008 - Present
  • American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 1995 - Present
  • Program Chair, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Employment Law/Civil Rights Section, 1998 - 2001
  • Chairman, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Employment Law/Civil Rights Section, 1999 - 2001
  • Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), Employment Law/Civil Rights Section, 1996 - 2002
  • Co-Chair, Diversity Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2003 – 2004
  • Convention Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2000 - 2004
  • May Tort Law Chairperson & Moderator, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), May 2005
  • Legislative Support Sub-Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2006 - 2008
  • Insurance Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2008 - Present
  • Litigation Support Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2006 - Present
  • Amicus Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2007 - Present
  • CLE Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2003 - Present
  • May Tort Law Chairperson & Moderator, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), May 2010
  • Co-Chair, Pro-Bono Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2010 - 2011
  • Co-Chair, Public Relations Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2011 - 2012
  • Co-Chair, Employment Law Committee, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (VTLA), 2012 - 2013
  • Executive Dialogue, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2009 - 2010
  • Board Member, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2009 - Present
  • President, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2011 - 2012
  • Foundation Board & Immediate Past-President, National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), 2012 - 2013
  • National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), Richmond Chapter, 2002 – Present
  • John Marshall Inn of Court, 2008 - Present
  • Chairperson, Membership & Membership Committee, American Academy of Assisted Reproductive Technology Attorneys, "AAARTA", 2009 - Present
  • Board of Trustees, Virginia Academy of Adoption Law

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • Virginia Advisory Board, FACES, 2011
  • Virginia Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence (VSDV) Action Alliance Gala Committee, 2010
  • Petersburg Domestic Violence – Sexual Assault Task Force Training, 2009
  • Leadership Metro Richmond, Carver Promise project, 2005
  • Quinn Law Centers Extern & Internship Program – providing opportunities for all levels of student (law students, college, paralegal and high school) to gain experience and exposure to the practice of law, 2003
  • American Heart Association Go Red for Women Circle of Red, 2013-present
  • United Way Women's Leadership Council, 2013 - present
  • Henrico County Chapter NAACP Board Of Directors, 1991 - 1993
  • Domestic Relations Booklet, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Distributer And Contributor, 2005 - Present
  • Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (MRWBA), 2003 - Present
  • Adoption Workshops for Jewish Family Services, 2002 - Present
  • Leadership Metro Richmond the Carver Promise, Developed Career Mentor Program for Students at Carver Middle School, 1996
  • Richmond Strikers Soccer League Volunteer Coach, 1997 - 2006
  • Destination Imagination Coach, 2005 - 2006
  • Destination Imagination Coach, 2001 - 2003
  • Christ Church Caritas and Duffle Bag Project, 1999 - 2006
  • Chairperson, Personnel Committee, YWCA, 1992 – 1996
  • Board Member, YWCA, 1989 – 1995
  • President, YWCA, 1993 – 1995
  • YWCA, Advisory Committee, 1996 - 2007
  • United Way Women's Leadership Initiative Advisory Council, 2012 - 2013

Scholarly Lectures and Writings:

  • YWCA, 1989 - 2008
  • Virginia State Bar, Young Lawyers Conference (YLC), 1988 - Present
  • Domestic Violence Training for Petersburg Domestic Violence Task Force, TJ High School, YWCA, 2005 - Present
  • Training and Education on Civil Recovery for Criminal Assaults for Forensic Nurse Consultants, Virginia Poverty Law Center, Washington & Lee, 2005 - Present
  • "Virginia Adoption Law Update", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys Annual Conference, San Francisco, California, April 24, 1996 - April 28, 1996
  • "Adoption/Surrogate Issues", Richmond Association of Legal Assistants, Richmond, Virginia, September 23, 1997
  • Program Chair, Moderator, Presenter, and Faculty Member, "Adoption Law", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, February 17, 1998
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "An Overview of Adoption Law in Virginia", Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Richmond, Virginia, February 24, 1998
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "An Overview of Adoption Law in Virginia", Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Falls Church, Virginia, February 23, 1998
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Virginia Adoption Practice, Procedure and Pitfalls", Lorman Education Services, Arlington, Virginia, September 30, 1999
  • "Adoption Law and Birth Right", The National Institute for Alternative Care Professionals' 13th Annual Conference, St. Petersburg Beach, Florida, January 10, 2000
  • Program Chair, Moderator, Presenter, "Representing Birth Parents", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys' Annual Conference, Perdido Beach, Alabama, April 27, 2000 - April 29, 2000
  • "Practical Considerations: Answering the Adopting Parents' Most Frequently Asked Questions" and "Overview of Adoption Options", Jewish Family Services Workshop: Successful Private Adoption, Richmond, Virginia, March 1, 2001
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Update on Adoption Law in Virginia: Changes You Need to Know", Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Richmond, Virginia, March 20, 2001
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Update on Adoption Law in Virginia: Changes You Need to Know", Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Richmond, Virginia, March 6, 2001
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Virginia Adoption Practice, Procedure and Pitfalls", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, May 17, 2001
  • "Practical Considerations: Answering the Adopting Parents' Most Frequently Asked Questions" and "Overview of Adoption Options", Jewish Family Services Workshop: Successful Private Adoption, Richmond, Virginia, February 21, 2002
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Virginia Adoption Practice, Procedure and Pitfalls", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, May 9, 2002
  • "Point – Counterpoint: The Pros and Cons of Executing Early Irrevocable Consents", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, April 24, 2003
  • Program Chair, Faculty Member, Moderator, Presenter, "Virginia Adoption Practice, Procedure and Pitfalls", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, May 6, 2003
  • "The Ethical Representation of Birth Parents", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Richmond, Virginia, June 26, 2003
  • Infant Adoption Awareness – Adoption Laws and Process, National Council for Adoption, Richmond, Virginia, October 21, 2003
  • "The Nuts and Bolts of Surrogacy Agreements: Understanding and Addressing the Unique Issues", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, April 29, 2004
  • Successful Private Adoption, Adoption with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, January 26, 2005
  • "Drafting ART Agreements – Practical Pointers", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Mid-Year Conference, Washington, D.C., October 25, 2005
  • "Successful Private Adoption", Adoption with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, May 2, 2006
  • "Overview of Adoption Options," "The Recent Legislative Changes" "The Virginia Putative Father Registry," "Addressing Ethical Issues," "Practical Considerations," and "Avoiding Contested and Disrupted Adoptions", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, September 22, 2006
  • "What Every Attorney and Adoption Professional Needs to Know About the New Adoption Legislation in Virginia", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, September 22, 2006
  • "Virginia's New Adoption Legislation: What Has Changed and What Are the Practical Effects?", Quality Improvement Center on Adoption, Charlottesville, Virginia, October 13, 2006
  • "Obtaining Accurate Birth Parent Disclosures Without a Lie Detector Test", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Mid-Year Conference, Denver, Colorado, October 20, 2006
  • "Radical Changes in Virginia Adoption Law You Need to Know", Virginia Continuing Legal Education, Charlottesville, Virginia, February 8, 2007
  • Convention Program Chair: Established Three Separate CLE Tracks: Adoption Practice, ARTS Practice and Law Office Management, Technology and Marketing, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 3, 2007
  • "Due Diligence and Covering Your Rear End (Birth Parent Disclosures and Fee Agreements with Birth and Adoptive Parents)", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 3, 2007
  • Convention Chair and Moderator, "Protecting the Integrity of the Adoption thru the Ethical Representation of Birth Parents and Adoptive Parents (or How to Avoid Getting Sued)", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Williamsburg, Virginia, May 3, 2007
  • "Successful Private Adoption and Overview of Adoption Options", Adoptions with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, May 16, 2007
  • "Accountability to Prospective and Current Adoptive Families", Donaldson Institute: Adoption Ethics Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, October 16, 2007
  • "Overview of Adoption Law in Virginia", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association's Paralegal's Conference, Glen Allen, Virginia, November 14, 2007
  • "Adoption Practice, Procedure and Pitfalls" including: "Overview of Adoption Options," "The Recent Legislative Changes," "The Virginia Putative Father Registry," "Addressing Ethical Issues," "Practical Considerations," and "Avoiding Contested and Disrupted Adoptions", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, Virginia, January 10, 2008
  • "Successful Adoption", Adoptions with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, April 23, 2008
  • "The New Frontier: Contested Case Emerging Issues: Lost Embryos, Medical Malpractice and Other ARTS Mishaps", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, St. Louis, Missouri, May 1, 2008
  • "Adoption Overview and Domestic Independent Adoption in Virginia", RESOLVE, Richmond, Virginia, June 21, 2008
  • Successful Adoption, Adoptions with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, October 7, 2008
  • "Drafting ART Agreements: Practical Pointers and Sample Provisions", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Mid-Year Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 17, 2008
  • "Virginia's Adoption Statutes: Practical Implications of the Recent Statutory Revisions", Virginia CLE Webcast, Charlottesville, Virginia, January 14, 2009
  • "Successful Adoption", Adoptions with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, January 20, 2009
  • "Blended, Shaken or Stirred? The New Family Concoctions with Surrogacy, Adoption and Embryo Donations", The West Richmond Rotary Club, Richmond, Virginia, January 21, 2009
  • Essentials of Adoption Law, Representing Birth Mothers, Ethical Representation of Birth Parents, Challenging an Adoption/Contested Adoptions, Handling VA Parental(Private) Placement Adoptions for Out of State Residents, Ethics & What You Don't Know About Open Adoption Law in VA, National Business Institute, Richmond, Virginia, March 19, 2009
  • "Adoption Law: Overcome Obstacles to Pave the Way to a Smooth Adoption", National Business Institute, Richmond, Virginia, March 19, 2009
  • "Successful Adoption", Adoptions with Love by Jewish Family Services, Richmond, Virginia, April 21, 2009
  • "What Every Adoption Practitioner Needs to Know About Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTS)", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, Portland, Oregon, April 30, 2009
  • "Creating Adolf Hitlers: The Ethical Dilemmas of Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ARTS)", West End Rotary Club, Richmond, Virginia, August 12, 2009
  • "Drug Screening and Testing: Why do Cooperatives Need It and What Are the Dangers?", VMD Association of Electric Cooperatives1991 Legal Seminar, Richmond, VA, September 21, 1991
  • "The ADA: Is Your Company in Compliance?", VMD Association of Electric Cooperatives1992 Legal Seminar, Richmond, VA, June 25, 1992
  • "A Guide to the ADA for the YMCA", Richmond, VA, 1992
  • "Welcome to the Real World – The New Lawyer's Guide to Litigation", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Young Lawyers Division, Richmond, VA, March 13, 1996
  • "The Enigmatic Tort of Wrongful Discharge", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Civil Rights and Constitutional Law Seminar, Richmond, VA, June 12, 1996
  • "Is Your Workplace Legal?", Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Richmond, VA, September 4, 1996
  • "Wrongful Discharge Actions", Local Government Attorney's of Virginia Fall Conference, Roanoke, VA, October 31, 1996
  • "Sexual Harassment Myths Shattered By Recent Court Rulings", Council on Education in Management, Richmond, VA, January 14, 1997
  • "Common Medical Problems: Blood & Guts for Lawyers", Professional Education Systems, Inc., Richmond, VA, February 7, 1997
  • "Wrongful Discharge in Virginia", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Greenbrier, WV, April 4, 1997
  • "Sexual Harassment Myths Shattered By Recent Court Rulings", Council on Education in Management, Richmond, VA, April 4, 1997
  • "Employer Liability: An Overview of the Dynamic and Dangerous Landscape of Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Claims", Lorman Education Services – Employment and Labor Law Seminar, Norfolk & Richmond, VA, July 24, 1997
  • "Employer Liability: An Overview of the Dynamic and Dangerous Landscape of Sexual Harassment and Sex Discrimination Claims", Lorman Education Services – Employment and Labor Law Seminar, Norfolk & Richmond, VA, July 17, 1997
  • "Rotting Roses: Protecting your Organization from the Escalating (and Expensive) Consequences of Sex and Violence in Today's Workplace", Council on Education in Management Personnel Law Update 1997, October 23, 1997
  • Co-Chairperson, Moderator & Presenter, "Taming the Beast – A Dynamic and Simplified Approach to Mastering the Plaintiff's Approach to Employment Lawsuit", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Employment Law Section Seminar, October 24, 1997
  • "Sexual Harassment – Sex Discrimination", Lorman Education Services – Employee Discharge & Documentation, November 18, 1997
  • Member, Planning Committee, "Termination Clinic 'Dynamite' or 'Dud' – Assessing Potential Explosive Employment Decisions", Virginia CLE 7th Annual Employment Law Update, Richmond, VA, March 24, 1998
  • Member, Planning Committee, "Termination Clinic 'Dynamite' or 'Dud' – Assessing Potential Explosive Employment Decisions", Virginia CLE 7th Annual Employment Law Update, Norfolk, VA, March 25, 1998
  • Member, Planning Committee, "Termination Clinic 'Dynamite' or 'Dud' – Assessing Potential Explosive Employment Decisions", Virginia CLE 7th Annual Employment Law Update, Falls Church, VA, March 13, 1998
  • "The Dynamic and Dangerous Landscape of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace", Lorman Education Services – Employment and Labor Law in Virginia, Norfolk, VA, July 16, 1998
  • "The Dynamic and Dangerous Landscape of Sexual Harassment and Discrimination in the Workplace", Lorman Education Services – Employment and Labor Law in Virginia, Richmond, VA, July 28, 1998
  • Co-Chairperson, Moderator & Presenter, "Anatomy of a Plaintiff's Employment Case", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, 1998 Employment Law Seminar, October 21, 1998
  • "Keeping Your Business In Line with the Evolving Rules of Gender Discrimination and Sexual Harassment" and "Defining Your Role and Protecting Your Employees when Domestic Violence Becomes a Workplace Issue", Council on Education in Management – "Personnel Law Update 1998″, Richmond, VA, October 27, 1998 - October 28, 1998
  • "How to Fire an Employee" and "Employment Agreements, Confidentiality Agreements and Covenants to Not Compete", Lorman Education Services – Employee Discharge & Documentation in Virginia, McLean, VA, November 6, 1998
  • "Sexual Harassment in the 90s: The Issue That Won't Go Away", University of Richmond Symposium, Richmond, December 12, 1998
  • Faculty Member, "Workplace Harassment: Where Are We Today?", Virginia CLE 8th Annual Employment Law Update, March 25, 1999
  • Faculty Member, "Workplace Harassment: Where Are We Today?", Virginia CLE 8th Annual Employment Law Update, Norfolk, VA, March 24, 1999
  • "Eliminating Racism Day", YWCA, Richmond, VA, April 14, 1999
  • "Stopping the Workplace Violence Epidemic at Your Door by Recognizing Early Warning Signs and Implementing Proactive Safety Measures", Council on Education in Management, Richmond, VA, April 28, 1999
  • "The Dynamic and Dangerous Landscape of Workplace Harassment and Discrimination Claims", Lorman Education Services – Recent Developments in Virginia Employment Law, July 14, 1999
  • "Minimizing Your Personal Liability When Implementing Terminations", Council on Education in Management, Richmond, VA, October 4, 1999 - October 5, 1999
  • "Identifying, Coordinating and Litigating Employment and Related Claims Against Corporations: Sampling from the Menu", VTLA February Fiesta, Williamsburg, VA, February 11, 2000 - February 12, 2000
  • "Employee Discharge and Documentation in Virginia", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, VA, June 29, 2000
  • "Recent Developments in Virginia Employment Law", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, VA, October 18, 2000
  • Presenter, Virginia CLE 10th Annual Employment Law Update, Richmond, VA, March 14, 2001
  • "Stamping Out Liability for Harassment, Discrimination, and Retaliation Claims" and "State and Federal Statutory and Case Law Update", Virginia Bankers Association, May 8, 2001
  • "State and Federal Personnel Laws in Virginia", Lorman Education Services, Richmond, VA, August 22, 2001
  • Moderator, "Playing Your Hand At Pre-Trial Motions: Knowing When To Hold Them And When To Fold Them", Richmond Bar Association, Richmond, VA, November 8, 2001
  • Fifteen Things You Should Know About Recent Developments In Employment And Labor Law And Have Been Afraid To Ask, Lorman Education Services - Recent Developments in Virginia Employment Law, 2002
  • Moderator, Presenter and Chairperson, "Federal Practice Panel Discussion" and "Panel Discussion: A Primer on Class Action Lawsuits: What to Look For, How They Work, and Recent Developments", Virginia Trial Lawyer's Association Fall Fiesta, Richmond, VA, September 27, 2002
  • "Ethics: Dealing with Abusive Conduct in Litigation", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Annual Convention, Hot Springs, Virginia, March 27, 2003
  • "Judges: Mediators or Referees? Overseeing Pre-Trial Motions and Other Matters", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar, Richmond, VA, May 4, 2004
  • "Preserving And Gathering The Evidence: Better Exhibits Without Breaking The Bank", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar, Richmond, VA, May 4, 2004
  • Presenter, "Worldly Women Workshops: What Every Woman Should Know to Protect her Personal Health and Welfare", Collaboration with Jewish Family Services), Richmond, VA, April 13, 2005
  • Program Co-chairperson and Moderator, "Time Out: Reviewing the Play for Penalties", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar, Roanoke, VA, May 5, 2005
  • Program Co-chairperson and Moderator, "Time Out: Reviewing the Play for Penalties", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar, Norfolk, VA, May 12, 2005
  • Program Co-chairperson and Moderator, "Reading the Play and Running Surveillance on the Opposition", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Tort Law Seminar, Northern VA, May 17, 2005
  • Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Legal Training for Volunteers, YMCA, Richmond, VA, July 27, 2005
  • "How to Track the Skunks in Their Lairs", Jury Selection, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Advanced Auto Practice Retreat, Charlottesville, VA, July 15, 2005 - July 16, 2005
  • "Perspectives of a Trial Attorney", Virginia Commonwealth University, Law and Mass Communications, Richmond, VA, September 19, 2005
  • Panel Presenter, "TV and Radio Marketing: How to Go from Idea to Results", Virginia Trial Lawyers Association, Solo and Small Firm Conference, Charlottesville, VA, September 30, 2005
  • "Playing Your Hand at Pre-Trial Motions: When to Held 'em and When to Fold 'em", Richmond Bar Association CLE Program and Judges Panel, Richmond, VA, October 18, 2005
  • "Domestic Violence Awareness Month", National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) Enterprising Women Awards of Excellence, Richmond, VA, October 19, 2005
  • Domestic Violence Prevention Training, Thomas Jefferson High School, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association, Richmond, VA, October 20, 2005
  • Presenter, "Worldly Women Workshops: What Every Smart Woman Should Know to Protect Herself From Financial and Physical Harm", Collaboration with Jewish Family Services, Richmond, VA, January 11, 2006
  • Presenter, "Worldly Women Workshops: How Today's Mom Can Best Protect Her Children From Harm", Collaboration with Jewish Family Services, Richmond, VA, January 25, 2006
  • "Breaking the Cycle: Tort Relief for Victims of Sexual Violence", Virginia Poverty Law Center, December 18, 2006
  • "Perspectives of a Trial Attorney", Virginia Commonwealth University, Law and Mass Communications, Richmond, VA, June 4, 2007
  • "Identify and Deal with Common Ethical Problems", "Work with Economists on Damages", National Business Institute: Personal Injury Cases: Calculating and Proving Damages, Richmond, VA, 2008
  • "Civil Remedies for Victims of Sexual Assault", Washington and Lee University and NASPA III: Sexual Assault Summit, Lexington, VA, March 1, 2008
  • "Civil Remedies for Victims of Sexual Assault", Forensic Nurse Consultants of Hampton Roads, Portsmouth, VA, March 21, 2008
  • "Perspectives of a Trial Attorney", Virginia Commonwealth University, Law and Mass Communications, Richmond, VA, June 2, 2008
  • “Injury Case Intake – Gathering and Preserving the Evidence”, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Paralegal Seminar, Richmond, VA, December 19, 2008
  • How to Avoid Paying Your Employment Law Attorney – Ten Thrifty Tips in Thirty Minutes, SIL Employee Benefits and Human Resource Seminar, December 2, 2008
  • "Drafting ARTS Contracts: Basics on How To and How Not To Draft an ARTS Contract", American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, National, August 18, 2009
  • "Representing Birth Mothers and Contested Adoptions", National Business Institute, National, August 20, 2009
  • "An Overview of Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) Law", National Business Institute, National, October 27, 2009
  • Flushing Out the Mechanics of a Plaintiff’s Wrongful Discharge Lawsuit, VTLA Journal, Vol. 8, No. 4, 1996
  • Recognizing and Eliminating Sexual Harassment: Comments and Guidelines for a Congenial Workplace, VTLA Journal, 2001
  • Injury Case Intake: A Primer on Preserving and Gathering The Evidence, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, Fall, 2004
  • Ask an Attorney: If a Prospective Birth Mother Decides not to Place, Can We Get Back the Living Expenses?, Adoptive Family Magazine, National Distribution, October, 2004
  • Co-Author and Editor, Handbook Supplement: Adoption Law and Procedures, Virginia CLE, Vol. 4, Fall, 2007
  • Traps and Pitfalls in Handling Immunity Cases, Virginia Trial Lawyers Association Journal, 2008
  • Adoption Law and Procedures, Virginia CLE, Vol. 5, 2010
  • Young Lawyers Conference (YLC), Virginia State Bar, 1988 - 1995
  • Employment, Virginia State Bar, 1996 - 2002
  • Program Moderator, Adoption, Virginia State Bar, 1997 - Present
  • "Representing Birth Parents" Handbook, American Academy of Adoption Attorneys, 2003

Representative Clients:

  • Kitchen Crafters
  • Balducci Builders
  • Leake Inc
  • GTM Consulting, Inc
  • Loveland Distributing Center
  • Muasher Center for Fertility & IVF
  • VA IVF & Andrology
  • Adoptions from the Heart
  • Adoptions with Love at Jewish Family Services
  • Shoppers Food Warehouse v. John Matis Godfrey, Jr., WL 721869 (Va. App 1996)
  • Reaves v. Honorable Peace, WL 679396, 17 A.D.D. 594 (E.D. 1996)
  • Pellerin v. Life Ins. Co. of North America, 187 F.3d 630, WL 507209 (4th Cir 1999)
  • Call v. Shaw Jewelers, U.S. Dist. LEXIS 636 (E.D. Va. 1999)
  • Weinstein v. PVA I, LP, WL 048744 (E.D. Va. 2005)
  • Aldridge v. Atlantic Rural Exposition, 2005 WL 1388406 (Va. Cir. Ct. 2005)
  • Aetna Cas. and Sur. Co. v. Jett, 52 F.3d 320 (4th Cir 1995)
  • Gilbert v. Summers, 393 S.E.2d 213 (Va. 1990)

Other Outstanding Achievements:

  • "Legal Elite" by Richmond Business magazine, 2010
  • "Leader in the Law Award" by Virginia Lawyer's Weekly, 2009
  • Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute’s “Angels in Adoption” award, nominated by Congressman Eric Cantor, 2008
  • Inside Business Magazine (now Style Weekly) Award for “Richmond’s Top 40 Under 40,”, 1999
  • Richmond NAWBO Enterprising Women of Excellence Awards – Finalist for the Altria Rising Star Award,

Educational Background:

  • College of William & Mary, Williamsburg, VA, USA, B.A., in English/Philosophy, Honors: Treasurer, Mortar Board, Interdisciplinary Honors Program, 1985
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