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Business & Civil Litigation

Experienced Business & Civil Litigation Lawyers in Virginia, Maryland and Washington, D.C.

Providing trustworthy counsel for plaintiffs and defendants

At Caulkins & Bruce, efficient and effective litigation is our hallmark. Our lawyers have over a century of combined experience serving clients in state and federal courts throughout Northern Virginia, Washington, DC, and Maryland. We have developed an aggressive and dynamic approach to litigation and pride ourselves on establishing excellent working relationships with our clients so we can tailor litigation strategies to address their unique concerns. Understanding our clients’ needs allows us to vigorously and passionately pursue their litigation goals.

Whether you are contemplating filing a suit or have been sued, we will help you evaluate your options and the associated litigation costs, and tailor a litigation strategy designed to help resolve your dispute. Our commitment to obtaining an in-depth understanding of your case and the applicable law allows us to present your strongest case.  We strive to achieve a successful outcome for you or your business..

Types of litigation

Our lawyers have represented companies and individuals in hundreds of civil litigation and business litigation matters in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

The cases have involved a wide range of civil and business litigation issues, including:

  • Breach of contract
  • Business fraud
  • Conspiracy claims
  • Tortious interference
  • Breach of fiduciary duties
  • Unfair competition
  • Insurance coverage disputes
  • Professional malpractice
  • Violation of covenants not to compete
  • Shareholder and owner disputes
  • Construction disputes
  • Consumer protection act violations
  • Debt and judgment collection
  • Franchise disputes

Local Counsel

Out of state companies and national law firms frequently look to us to serve as lead or local counsel in litigation matters in Northern Virginia courts based on our substantial litigation experience in those courts, including cases in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, often referred to as the “Rocket Docket” for the speed and efficiency with which cases in that court are handled.

Mediation and Arbitration

Many people are finding that alternate dispute resolution may be the best option to resolve business and other disputes. In some cases mediation or arbitration is required by contract, but when it is not we can advise whether mediation or arbitration may be appropriate for your case.   Our lawyers have represented clients in many arbitration and mediation proceedings before the most prominent arbitration and mediation organizations in the United States, including the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the McCammon Group, and other alternative dispute resolution service providers.

Contact our law offices in Arlington or Leesburg today

Call the office toll-free at 1-888-558-5799 or complete the online contact form to schedule an initial consultation with our experienced attorneys at Caulkins & Bruce.  We are conveniently located in close proximity to courts serving Arlington, Loudoun and Fairfax counties, the City of Alexandria and Washington, D.C.  We also offer flexible scheduling by special arrangement.

Have you been sued? Call us today at 703-558-3670 to request a free 30-minute, in-person consultation. 

Representative Matters
  • "Obtained a judgment for condominium association in excess of $1 million against developer of condominium in Fairfax County."

  • "Defended an officer of a government contractor in a case involving enforcement of a non-competition agreement."

  • "Defended and achieved favorable settlement of wrongful termination and discrimination claims brought in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia."

  • "Served as outside counsel to several franchisors, prepared franchise agreements, franchise disclosure documents and state franchise registrations, and counseled franchisors regarding franchise compliance issues."

Awards & Affiliations
  • AV Rated
  • Super Lawyers
  • Best Lawyers
  • Best Law Firms
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