MichieHamlett has represented clients for over 65 years in the courts of Virginia and the United States in commercial, domestic, and personal injury litigation. In addition to a strong litigation practice, the firm has represented and advised clients on matters ranging from trusts and estates to complex commercial transactions. Eleven of the firm’s attorneys are listed in “Best Lawyers,” which is the oldest and most respected peer-review publication in the legal profession. Nine attorneys are “Super Lawyers,” which is a list of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement.
Four attorneys are rated through Martindale Hubbell as AV® Preeminent™. The Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory is one of the oldest and best-known catalogues of lawyers in the United States. An AV® certification mark is a significant rating accomplishment, a testament to the fact that a lawyer’s peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence. Eight attorneys are rated BV® Distinguished™. A widely respected mark of achievement, BV® differentiates a lawyer from his or her competition. (AV® Preeminent ™ and BV® Distinguished™ are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.)
The firm’s lawyers have limited the focus of their practices to certain areas and this is reflected in the organization of the firm into three practice groups – the Commercial Group, the Personal Services Group and the Personal Injury Group.
The Commercial Group handles corporate and commercial matters, including commercial litigation. The Personal Services Group handles family law matters including divorce and custody disputes, trust and estate matters and real estate transactions. The Personal Injury Group represents people who are seriously injured by defective products, defective drugs and medications, medical malpractice, tractor trailer and auto accidents, structural collapses and other incidents in which another person’s failure to use ordinary care for the safety of others has caused serious injury or death.
Complex business transactions have been successfully concluded by the firm’s lawyers who practice in the areas of corporate and commercial law. Often working with counsel from out of state and occasionally out of the country, the firm has assisted clients in the start-up of new businesses, financing for commercial and real estate development, corporate acquisitions, and securities matters.
The firm represents clients throughout Virginia from the coal fields of southwest Virginia to Roanoke, Charlottesville, Richmond, Williamsburg and Norfolk in the eastern part of the state, and Alexandria and Fairfax County in the north. The firm’s office is located in the old Monticello Hotel at 500 Court Square in Charlottesville where it overlooks the Albemarle County Circuit Courthouse.
For consultation or representation, please call 434-951-7200 or 1-800-451-1288.