Local Counsel in Virginia
Whether in need of local counsel for matters pending in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia, or one of Virginia's many circuit courts, lawyers frequently turn to McKenry Dancigers Dawson to assist with their Virginia litigation cases. We view our local counsel role as more than just an office through which to arrange filings.
Our Virginia lawyers will help you and your legal team navigate the Eastern District of Virginia’s “Rocket Docket,” where trials often happen within 10 months of filing and where the court strictly enforces its deadlines in the Rule 16(b) Scheduling Order, including the local rule where discovery objections are due within 15 days, not 30 days. We are very familiar with removals to federal court, motions to remand to state court, as well as Rule 12(b) motions to transfer venue, challenge personal jurisdiction, or dismiss a case for lack of subject matter jurisdiction.
Our Virginia lawyers will also guide you through the sometimes archaic procedural rules found in Virginia state courts, including when and how to “crave oyer" and the rare times in which summary judgment can be granted in Virginia Circuit Court.
The Virginia lawyers at Mckenry Dancigers Dawson have handled cases in the Alexandria, Richmond, and Norfolk divisions of the Rocket Docket and have appeared in every Circuit Court in Virginia. We are trial lawyers. Our office is conveniently located and available for in-house space for depositions and negotiations.