Posts by John Fishwick

Video Discussion: Gathering Critical Evidence in the Digital World

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In the fourteenth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr. associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten are joined by special guest Patrick Siewert to discuss how we gather evidence and prepare for cases in a digital world. We have frequently worked…

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Video Discussion: Criminal Cases

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In the thirteenth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr. associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss our Criminal Law practice, from investigation and interviews to pre-trial motions to trial itself. To keep up with our video web series, you can…

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Video Discussion: Courts During COVID-19

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In the twelfth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr. associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss how courts are operating during the COVID-19 epidemic, including postponement of jury trials, hearings by phone or videoconferencing, and safety precautions for in-person appearances.…

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Video Discussion: Scooter Law

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In the eleventh episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr. associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, firm investigator Isaac Van Patten, and future law student and lawyer Kerin Daly are joined by a very special guest, our senior associate Carrol M. Ching, to discuss some of the…

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Video Discussion: Legal Research

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In the tenth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr. and associate attorney Daniel J. Martin discuss legal research and its importance in representing our clients as effectively as possible. To keep up with our video web series, you can subscribe to our YouTube channel, where we…

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Video Discussion: Qui Tam/False Claims Act

In the ninth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss qui tam cases, which are most frequently brought under the False Claims Act. As we explain, qui tam (short for the Latin phrase qui…

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Defamation in Virginia

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Broadly speaking, defamation is any false communication that damages a person’s reputation. That simple definition, however, belies the complexities of defamation law, especially in Virginia. For instance, what is a communication? Who must prove that the communication is false? Must the communicator have known of the statement’s falsity? When is a person’s reputation damaged? How…

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Video Discussion: Bostock and Our Civil Rights Practice

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In the eighth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss new developments in civil rights law. We first address the recent landmark United States Supreme Court decision in the case of Bostock v. Clayton…

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Video Discussion: Civil Rights with Senator Tim Kaine

Senator Tim Kaine

In the very special seventh episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., firm investigator Isaac Van Patten, and future law student and lawyer Kerin Daly, are joined by U.S. Senator Tim Kaine, who has served as one of Virginia’s two representatives in the United States…

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Video Discussion: Election Law

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In the sixth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., associate attorney Daniel J. Martin, and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss how COVID-19 has impacted election law, specifically with respect to local elections, and a recent case in which our firm helped to ease…

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