Douglas E. Plocki, Partner

Mr. Plocki is a founding member of NOVA Business Law Group. He specializes in representing corporate clients and litigating commercial disputes before judges and juries in Virginia state and federal courts. For the last 11 years, he has represented clients in a wide range of business interests, including Fortune 100 telecommunications companies, audit and consulting firms, and international banks, as well as local government entities in a variety of matters.

A graduate of George Mason University School of Law, Mr. Plocki served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert W. Wooldridge, Jr. in the Fairfax County Circuit Court. After his clerkship, Mr. Plocki spent five years litigating for McGuireWoods, LLP. He has also expanded his practice to counsel corporate clients and growing business as to best practices, policy development, and corporate governance designed to avoid litigation.

As trial counsel, Mr. Plocki defended multi-million-dollar tort and contract claims in both state and federal courts. He defended a large telecommunications company against tort and contract claims worth over $2 million in the Fairfax County Circuit Court, resulting in a complete defense verdict after a four-day jury trial. He defended a logistics management company against multi-million dollar tort and contract claims in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia obtaining a verdict for his clients. Mr. Plocki has also served as trial counsel for a local government entity in a takings action, securing summary judgment for his client. Mr. Plocki has represented small-to-midsized technology companies, manufacturers, and various small business owners. He works with companies to successfully avoid and resolve disputes, but will actively litigate cases to ensure a level playing field. He has successfully resolved many matters without the need for protracted, expensive litigation.

Education
George Mason University School of Law (JD, cum laude, 2003)
Pennsylvania State University (BS Criminal Justice, 1996)
Bar Admissions: Virginia (2003)

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth

Circuit Association Involvement
Virginia Bar Association
Fairfax Bar Association American Bar

Association Community Involvement
In his spare time, Mr. Plocki is involved with several area youth hockey programs, and currently coaches the Washington Little Capitals U16 Team.

Publications
Strategic Use of Your Legal Dollars – Alternative Billing Arrangements, Doing Business, Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, May 16, 2012
Harm Advocacy Theory: Where to Draw the Line Between Free Speech and Criminal Advocacy, 12 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal, 123, 2001.

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