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Practice Areas

Throughout Northern Virginia and the Northern Shenandoah Valley, the attorneys at Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan & Mitchell provide sound, professional advice and exceptional representation to individuals and businesses needing legal assistance in the areas of civil litigation, personal injury, employment law, business law, estate planning, real estate, local government law, family law, and criminal law.  Please see below for more information on the firm's major areas of practice.

Civil Litigation

The attorneys in the firm are experienced in all areas of civil litigation, including personal injury and business and commercial, construction, employment, estate, contract, land use, and divorce litigation.

Personal Injury

Our firm handles personal injury and wrongful death cases involving car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, products liability cases involving defective products, and slip and fall cases and similar cases of premises liability where an accident occurs on another's dangerously unsafe property. If the accident occurred on the job, we can help you obtain an appropriate workers' compensation award for your workplace injury while also identifying any third party liability claims that may exist. Our lawyers are experienced handling the most serious injuries, including brain and spinal injuries and burn injuries; we understand the unique issues presented by catastrophic injuries in making sure that all costs and other damages are recovered.

Employment Law

The firm's attorneys have represented both employers and employees in the full range of employment law matters, including wage and hour law and overtime violations; employment discrimination and sexual harassment; wrongful termination; contract issues; and employer/employee relations. From negotiation and review of employment agreements to mediation of conflicts, to representation before the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry, the Virginia Human Rights Council, and state and federal courts, our lawyers have the background and skill to make sure our clients' rights are protected and best interests promoted in every situation.

Business Law

There are numerous types of business entities which may be formed under Virginia law, including business trusts, stock and nonstock corporations, general and limited partnerships, and limited liability companies. Choosing the right entity when starting a business is essential to obtaining the desired result on issues such as personal and corporate liability, taxation, management and control, transferring ownership, business succession planning, and dissolution. The firm's attorneys advise business clients on the benefits of different forms, and prepare and file the necessary documentation to ensure the business is properly established under the laws of the Commonwealth.

The firm's attorneys assist businesses in the negotiation, drafting, and reviewing of contracts related to all manner of business transactions with employees, customers, vendors, suppliers, distributors, and more. Our lawyers negotiate and draft transactions with an eye toward preventing future disputes or misunderstandings, and to making sure the client is protected in the event of breach of contract allegation or other dispute. When disputes do arise, the firm utilizes 45 years of civil litigation experience to ensure that the matter is resolved efficiently and effectively, with satisfactory results for the client.

Estate Planning

The firm engages in comprehensive estate planning and administration from the simple to the complex, drafting wills and trusts designed to fulfill the client's estate plan while maximizing tax advantages for the client and intended heirs and beneficiaries, and minimizing the time and expense of probate. The firm's attorneys also shepherd estates through probate, and represent parties in will contests and other estate litigation.

Real Estate

From negotiating a land deal to closing a commercial or residential sale, the firm's attorneys handle every aspect of real estate law and deal with every issue that may arise. With long experience dealing with local governments, the firm's attorneys can properly address issues such as land use planning, zoning and re-zoning, and eminent domain. The firm is also experienced in handling commercial landlord-tenant matters for either party.

Local Government

The firm has represented city and county governments in all of their legal needs, including zoning and regulatory land use matters, employment issues, vendor contracts, intergovernmental agreements, public utility service, ordinances, and organizational issues such as open meetings and open records laws.

Family Law

The firm's family law practice covers all aspects of the marriage relationship, from prenuptial agreements to divorce to post-divorce modifications of domestic relations orders, as well as other family law matters including child custody and support, paternity, adoptions, and guardianships.

Criminal law

Any criminal charge, including a traffic violation, driving under the influence (DUI), or misdemeanor charge, can have serious consequences. Our attorneys utilize their years of experience to achieve the best possible result for clients accused of a crime, whether that result is an acquittal at trial, dismissal of charges, or a favorable plea such as probation or alternative sentencing.

Seek Experienced Legal Representation

As a general practice firm with more than 45 years of experience, the firm is able to provide efficient and effective service in most legal matters encountered by individuals and businesses. For immediate assistance in any of the above areas, contact the lawyers at Hall, Monahan, Engle, Mahan & Mitchell at their offices in Leesburg or Winchester.