Local Counsel Services

The local rules and procedures for the Courts of Northern Virginia can be daunting for the uninitiated.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, a.k.a. "The Rocket Docket", has one of the most unique sets of local rules in the country. Lawsuits in the EDVA move extremely quickly, and missteps in complying with the rules are often costly. The EDVA is not the only Court in the area with unique procedures; Fairfax, Loudoun, Arlington and Alexandria each have their own individual requirements for filings and ways of controlling their dockets. Some of these rules are written, some unwritten. Having an attorney on your team with the knowledge of how to usher your case from its initial filing through trial is essential when litigating in these courts.

Our local counsel services include; counseling on the local rules and procedures; calculating deadlines; reviewing filings for compliance with local procedure; providing advice and research on matters of local law; and making any necessary court appearances including arguing motions and/or assisting at trial. These services can be tailored to fit your needs.

Local Counsel Services Team
Douglas E. Plocki, Partner
Eugene J. Benick, Associate