1. Fahey and Tull Win Appeal Dismissal in High Profile Police Shooting Case

    On April 25, 2022, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the Commonwealth’s case in a high-profile police shooting case. Attorneys Jonathan Fahey and Travis Tull had previously won dismissal of all counts in federal district court.  The Commonwealth of Virginia appealed the district court’s ruling.   After briefing before the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals, the Attorney General of …Read More

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    Jonathan Fahey and Ben Ader win dismissal in civil action in Eastern District of Virginia

    On January 21, 2022, the Honorable Claude M. Hilton dismissed all charges brought against a federal agent who was alleged to have violated the plaintiff’s Fourth Amendment rights and conspiring to do so.  Following briefing and a hearing on the issues, Judge Hilton dismissed the case after finding that the plaintiff failed to state a claim (under Federal Rules of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6)) that …Read More

  3. Jonathan Fahey Op-Ed in Washington Times

    On January 5, 2022, one of our partners, Jonathan Fahey, wrote an op-ed piece about anti-police policies.  The editorial explores the conflict between public safety, criminal justice reform, and policies that adversely affect police officers across the country. Washington Times: Democrats putting anti-police policies ahead of public safety *The opinions expressed in the op-ed are those of the aut…Read More

  4. Homicide Dismissal in High Profile Police Shooting

    Fahey and Tull obtained dismissal of state homicide charges in federal court. On October 22, 2021, Jonathan Fahey and Travis Tull won dismissal on homicide charges in high profile police shooting case in the Eastern District of Virginia. The Honorable Judge Claude M. Hilton dismissed all charges against a United States Park Police Officer who was facing homicide charges stemming from an on duty sh…Read More

  5. My case was dismissed! What now?

    Getting charged with a criminal or serious traffic offense is difficult. A million thoughts can run through your mind including, “what does my future look like?” Having a conviction on your record carries a stigma that can make obtaining employment difficult. But even beyond a conviction, merely having an arrest record can likewise carry significant collateral consequences. If you were acquitt…Read More

  6. The Importance of Retaining Counsel in Your Personal Injury Case

    The COVID pandemic has created a lot of hardships. With so many things going on it can be easy to view injuries stemming from an accident as another inconvenience that one must tolerate. Having an experienced attorney to assist you in getting rightly compensated can prevent you from feeling that way. There are many reasons why it’s important to have an attorney there fighting for you, especially…Read More

  7. Victory Over Zoning Board

    Vienna Board of Zoning Appeals Overturned for Barring Screened-in Porch In Kreyskop, et al. v. Town Council of Vienna the Fairfax County Circuit Court overturned a decision by the Vienna Board of Zoning Appeals (BZA) denying a local resident’s application for a variance to build a screened-in porch. The Petitioners owned a corner lot in Vienna near a stream, which caused an unbearable amount of …Read More

  8. Should I Open My Preschool?

    If you run a preschool or daycare and are considering opening this fall, be sure to review your safety procedures and parent handbooks, and consider drafting a COVID-19 waiver. Safety Procedures: Physical and Legal The decision to open your facility is ​a difficult one that should be made with the utmost consideration for the safety of the children and teachers you will allow into your school. A…Read More

  9. Does Your Homeowner’s Insurance Policy Cover Your In-Home Business?

    Does your Homeowner's Insurance Policy Cover Your In-Home Business? Some homeowner insurance policies have business exclusions that bar coverage for damages or injuries resulting from activity relating to a business that is operated within the home. This was demonstrated recently by a case in the Western District of Virginia in Roanoke, Pennsylvania National Mutual Casualty Ins. Co. v. Newman, Cas…Read More

  10. Looking At Your Feet

    Is it negligent to not look at your feet while walking? In a recent decision in the Western District of Virginia at Harrisonburg (Beach v. Costco Wholesale Corporation, Case No. 18-cv-92) a woman was found to be contributorily negligent when she fell on the edge of a pothole in a Costco parking lot. Virginia, D.C. and Maryland follow the contributory negligence rule, which means a plaintiff cannot…Read More