7 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers® 2022

Super Lawyers® recognizes five attorneys in the category of ‘‘Super Lawyers’’ and two attorneys in the category of ‘‘Rising Stars’’ across six practice areas:

  • Civil Litigation- Defense
  • Business Litigation
  • Insurance Coverage
  • Employment & Labor
  • Transportation/Maritime
  • Workers’ Compensation

The 2022 edition marks ten years of recognition for Employment Law attorney, Samantha Stecker Otero, and the first recognition for Workers’ Compensation attorney, Eva Roffis.

Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Approximately 5% of attorneys receive the ‘‘Super Lawyers’’ recognition, only about 2.5% are selected as ‘‘Rising Stars.’’ 

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Fallout of Loosening Visa Restrictions

MEDIA QUOTES

A Financial Times article published on April 11, 2022, titled ‘‘Biden’s Immigration Woes Complicate US Labour Shortages’’ explains the current political quagmire over recent loosening of visa restrictions despite the business community’s support. Author Aime Williams quotes Jennifer Minear, immigration attorney and immediate past-President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) throughout.

‘‘The border kind of hijacks all of the oxygen around the immigration debate.’’

Referencing a political environment that pillories those who wish to negotiate terms of the

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Provider Panel Considerations

What is a panel?

A valid panel is a list of at least three different providers from at least three different practice groups from which the claimant may select an authorized treating provider.

Once a provider is selected from a panel, the claimant is limited to treating with that provider and with the referrals made by that provider.

Why is a panel important?

The panel is an important tool, as it provides some control to the employer and carrier in limiting which doctors the claimant may treat with in the workers’ compensation claim. After the treating physician is established in a claim, it can be difficult for either party to later change treating physicians unless all parties agree.

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Virginia Workers’ Compensation Legislative Alert: Proposed Legislation 2022

Twenty proposed bills related to workers’ compensation are currently pending before the Virginia General Assembly. Read further for summaries of important proposed legislation targeting:

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Business Immigration Alert: U.S. CIS Announces H-1B Cap Registration Period Opens March 1, 2022

Employers seeking to secure an H-1B quota number must file a registration during the registration period to be eligible. To do so, please contact McCandlish Holton immigration attorney, Helen Konrad

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (“U.S. CIS”) has announced that the H-1B registration period for the fiscal year 2023 H-1B cap will open at noon Eastern (GMT-5) on March 1 and will run through noon Eastern on March 18, 2022. During this period, employers can submit H-1B registrations using the U.S. CIS online H-1B registration system.

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Commission Further Defines What Constitutes a Compensable Injury by Accident

wORKERS’ COMPENSATION DEFENSE DIGEST | JANUARY 2022

The claim below represents another example of how the Commission is distinguishing compensable, identifiable events from non-compensable cumulative/repetitive trauma. 

INTRODUCTION

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McCandlish Holton’s Top 5 From 2021

As we prepare to welcome 2022, we revisit five memorable McCandlish Holton moments from 2021 worth sharing, celebrating and commemorating during a globally challenging year, complicated by the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is a list of inclusion, not order,  featuring our firm’s top five from 2021:

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20 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Named 2022 Virginia 'Legal Elite'

The 22nd Edition of Virginia Business Magazine Legal Elite recognizes twenty McCandlish Holton attorneys in seven practice categories: Civil Litigation, Immigration, Business Law, Construction, Labor/Employment Law, Real Estate/Land Use, and Young Lawyer.

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Recent Opinion Finds Employers Responsible for Cost of FCE Impairment Rating

This Recent Opinion is a Departure

In its recent Opinion in Elliott v. Sam Green Vault Corp., JCN VA00001108316 (Oct. 5, 2021), the Commission departs from its prior rulings, with one Commissioner dissenting. 

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Cam Beck Awarded DRI’s Fred H. Sievert Award for Launching Program to Increase Diversity

The Defense Research Institute (DRI) recognized civil litigation attorney D. Cameron Beck, Jr. at their 2021 Annual meeting as recipient of the Fred H. Sievert Award. DRI has presented this award annually since 1988 in recognition of a current or former president of a state defense bar organization who has made a significant contribution towards achieving the goals and objectives of the defense bar organization.

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