J. Andrew Baxter

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA

General Counsel, P.C.
 | 6849 Old Dominion Drive, Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101
Phone: 571-385-3455
Fax: 888-222-6807
Selected To Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020
Licensed Since: 2009
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (40%),
  • General Litigation (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Defense (20%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (20%)
Attorney Profile

Handling cases of employment litigation, general litigation, business litigation, employment litigation, mergers and acquisitions, wrongful termination, and government contracts, Mr. J. Andrew Baxter works for the people of Virginia and the District of Columbia as a senior litigation associate at General Counsel, P.C. Extensively experienced in complex corporate and insurance litigation, he was lead counsel in 2017’s second largest jury verdict, as designated by Virginia Lawyers Weekly.

After Mr. Baxter earned an undergraduate degree from Valdosta State University in music composition and performance, he had the opportunity to study international corporate law, international humanitarian law and corporate law at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law in Israel. He then attended Florida Coastal School of Law, where he earned a certificate in international and comparative law, and a Juris Doctor.

In offering risk management services and counseling, Mr. Baxter has helped clients avoid costly litigation and business disputes. Currently, his focus is on using his extensive experience in trial court to offer individuals and businesses the attention that comes from choosing a small firm with all the benefits of a larger, full-service firm. Representing international and local companies, he is experienced in business creation, trademarks, contract matters and lawsuits.

Mr. Baxter has been admitted to practice in Virginia since 2009 and has created educational material to help businesses understand how defamation relates to them. To explain how employers must be careful in performance evaluations, email conversations, management communication and job references, he created a simple video explaining defamation and how it applies to his clients.

 
Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Business Litigation (40%): Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements

General Litigation (20%): Litigation

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Employment Litigation (20%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Focus Areas

Trade Secret, Non-Compete Agreements, Litigation, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer

Selections

top-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Rising Stars: 2016 - 2020

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About Andrew Baxter

Admitted: 2009, Virginia

Professional Webpage: https://www.generalcounsellaw.com/about-the-firm/biographies...

Honors/Awards:

  • Selected to Rising Stars: 2016 – 2017 by Super Lawyers

  • Lead counsel in Heard Construction, Inc. v. Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc. et al.,  which was 2nd largest jury verdict in 2017 as determined by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (https://valawyersweekly.com/2018/01/22/medical-malpractice-suit-tops-largest-verdicts/). , 2017 Virginia's Largest Jury Verdicts, Virginia Lawyers Weekly, 2018
  • Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in McLean, VA by Super Lawyers

Verdicts/Settlements:

  • Lead counsel in Heard Construction, Inc. v. Waterfront Marine Construction, Inc. et al.,  which was 2nd largest jury verdict in 2017 as determined by Virginia Lawyers Weekly (https://valawyersweekly.com/2018/01/22/medical-malpractice-suit-tops-largest-verdicts/). , 2017

Videos:

  • How does defamation relate to business practices? Defamation is the publication of any false statement with the knowledge that it is untrue with the intent to harm another person. Any public communication about an employee's fitness to perform could be considered defamatory. As an employer, you must take care in email conversations, performance evaluations, job references and other management communications., Virginia Lawyer Andy Baxter on Defamation, 2018

Educational Background:

  • Valdosta State University, Bachelor’s Degree, Majors: Music Composition and Performance

  • Haifa Law Institute, Haifa, Israel, Majors:  International Corporate Law, Comparative Law, and International Humanitarian Law

Industry Groups

  • Government Contracting
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Office Location for J. Andrew Baxter

6849 Old Dominion Drive
Suite 220
McLean, VA 22101

Phone: 571-385-3455

Fax: 888-222-6807

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Last Updated: 2/5/2019

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