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Litigation in Virginia state and federal courts concentrating on professional liability, defamation and condominium law.

 
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SERVICES

LITIGATION IN VIRGINIA  COURTS

Mr. Littel handles a wide variety of civil litigation matters, but does not handle domestic/divorce or criminal matters. If your legal problem involves a lawsuit against you or potentially initiating a lawsuit, contact him to discuss your situation. If he cannot assist you he may be able to direct you to an attorney that can.

CONSULTING

Do I have a case for defamation because of a Facebook post? Can my condominium take this action against me? Do I have a legal case related to an injury or medical treatment? If I pursue it how long will it take? What's it worth? Is it really in my best intertest to pursue legal action? Do I need a lawyer for this case?

 

These are all valid and often difficult questions. Mr. Littel is available for objective consulting on your questions related to legal action in Virginia state and federal courts on an hourly basis. Use the contact button above for more information.

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ABOUT THE FIRM

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

Mr. Littel attended the College of William and Mary, from which he graduated with a BA in philosophy and economics in 1990. He went on to law school at Washington and Lee University, where he was selected as a member of the Law Review and served as President of the Federalist Society, graduating in 1994.

 

After graduation from law school, Mr. Littel worked with two civil litigation firms in Virginia Beach before moving on to a midsize law firm in Norfolk in 2001, where he became a partner and remained for 16 years. In that position, Mr. Littel represented a broad range of clients, including medical practices, surgeons, psychiatrists, product manufacturers, retailers, and individuals as both plaintiffs and defendants in civil cases. Much of his practice involved advising insurance companies on the evaluation and handling of personal injury cases of various kinds. Throughout his career, Mr. Littel has frequently handled cases through conclusion at trial in state and federal courts and has tried over one hundred and fifty jury trials.

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS
  • Rated AV Preeminent by Martin-Hubbell

  • Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine

  • Top Lawyer 2022 by Coastal Virginia Magazine

  • Best Lawyers 2022

  • Selected by peers as a Super Lawyer for the past five years by Superlawyers.com, part of Thomson Reuters

  • 10.0 Rating by AVVO

COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT
  • A long-standing member of the I’Anson Hoffman Inn of Court and the Norfolk/Portsmouth and Virginia Beach Bar Associations.

  • Served as a volunteer with the CLASS program in Virginia Beach, assisting battered and abused spouses in obtaining protective orders.

  • Taught trial practice to younger attorneys at trial practice seminars.

  • Presented lectures to attorneys in Virginia for the Virginia State Bar and other organizations on trial practice issues such as the use of expert witnesses, strategies for opening statements and closing arguments, the law of damages in wrongful death cases, and other topics.

PRACTICE AREAS
  • Professional Liability

  • Defamation

  • Government Contracting Fraud--Whistleblower Cases

  • Condominium Law

  • General Civil Litigation