Miscellaneous

Video Discussion: Legal Research

law books

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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Defamation in Virginia

Reading Newspaper

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: Tools of the Trade

a red toolbox

In the fifth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten are pleased to present an exclusive, behind the scenes look at the legal and investigative tools used by our firm to ensure that we build the strongest possible case…

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Video Discussion: Changes to Virginia Law for 2020

New Laws on the Books

In the fourth episode of our firm’s video web series, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten are joined by Senator Creigh Deeds (D-25), a member of the Senate of Virginia who has represented the 25th district (Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Alleghany County, Bath County, Highland County,…

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Introducing Our YouTube Channel

Fishwick & Associates is pleased to announce our new YouTube channel, where we will regularly post videos discussing our firm, developments of the law, and other areas of interest. In the first episode, which can be viewed below, firm owner John P. Fishwick, Jr., and firm investigator Isaac Van Patten discuss how Fishwick & Associates…

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Outside Counsel for Internal Investigations and Cold Cases

Rely on Fishwick & Associates as Outside Counsel for Internal Investigations When a corporation, municipality, or religious entity needs to investigate wrongdoing within the organization, for example, fraud or the mishandling of events, they may be tempted to conduct their own investigations with in-house counsel or investigators. But that may be a mistake. Instead, such…

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Ask Me Anything About the Constitution

TALKING POINTS – Laura Wagner, ESQ. I.  BACKGROUND A.  After the Revolutionary War, James Madison, Alexander Hamilton and George Washington feared the country was on the brink of collapse.  Existing constitution, The Articles of Confederation, was not sufficient. B.  Organized a Constitutional Convention to meet in Philadelphia in summer of 1787. C.  The framework of the…

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