Our Local Counsel Practice in Northern Virginia
Helping out-of-town law firms negotiate local courts
Through years of practice in the state and federal courts serving Northern Virginia and Washington, DC, Caulkins & Bruce’s commercial litigation attorneys are well-versed in the local rules and norms of those courts. They are known by the judges and court staff in those courts. Because of this experience and the firm’s connection with the local courts, and the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, large national firms and in-house corporate counsel frequently turn to the firm’s lawyers in Northern Virginia to serve as local counsel or as a resource for information for complex commercial litigation in those courts.
Why local counsel is important
Every court has unique rules and practices. To some extent, this is found in published local rules of procedure that supplement state and Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. But perhaps just as important are the unwritten rules that have a substantial impact on the process of litigation. Each division, office and individual judge has unique preferences for how business should be conducted in their courts. Knowledge of local practices can be immensely beneficial.
With more than 100 years of collective experience practicing in state and federal courts throughout the area, the Arlington, Virginia and Fairfax, Virginia lawyers of Caulkins & Bruce, PC have thorough knowledge of those courts’ unique procedures and practices. They have also cultivated excellent professional relationships with the judiciary and staff of these courts.
The team of Arlington and Fairfax, VA lawyers at Caulkins & Bruce includes attorney Scott Caulkins, the former President of the Northern Virginia Chapter of the Federal Bar Association. Mr. Caulkins and other members of the firm practice regularly in the local courts, and the U.S. District Court of the Eastern District of Virginia — widely known as the “rocket docket” for its speed and efficiency— and are intimately familiar with the specific procedures in those courts.
Respected local attorneys in VA and DC courts
Caulkins & Bruce, PC attorneys have served as both lead and local counsel in numerous complex commercial actions before state and federal courts in Virginia and the District of Columbia. Conveniently located in close proximity to the Arlington County Courthouse, Fairfax County Courthouse and the Alexandria Division of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. The firm offers flexible scheduling by special arrangement. Call the office toll-free at 888.558.5799 or complete the online contact form to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your legal issue with an experienced attorney.