Virginia Local Counsel
We act as local counsel to assist out of state firms with cases pending in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The EDVA, known as the “Rocket Docket” because it frequently holds trial within 10 months after the filing of the Complaint, has numerous traps for the unwary practitioner. For example, the Court strictly enforces tight deadlines and requires discovery objections within 15 days after being served. Additionally, the Court’s rules expressly require that “practitioners from another state or the District of Columbia shall be accompanied by a member of the bar of this Court in all appearances before this Court.” Local Rule 83.1(D)(1)(b). We are available to assist clients with appearance before this Court, as well as removals, motions to remand, as well as Rule 12 motions. Please contact us if you have a case pending in the Eastern District of Virginia and need local counsel assistance. We are conveniently located near the Court.