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.
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:
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.
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.
The 2022 Edition of US News – Best Lawyers® ranks thirteen McCandlish Holton PC practice areas, including three practice areas that are newly ranked:
McCandlish Holton PC received metropolitan Richmond Tier 1 ratings in three practice areas:
To be eligible for a practice area ranking, a firm must first have a lawyer recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, which recognizes 5% of lawyers practicing in the United States. In 2022, McCandlish Holton PC has 17 attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers.
McCandlish Holton mourns the loss of our friend and colleague, Linwood Holton, former governor of Virginia and civil rights champion. Law firm Chairman Tom McCandlish sent the following message to the firm, which is a fitting tribute to a true American hero:
Matthew Haynes, a Director in McCandlish Holton’s Litigation Practice Group, successfully completed the 2021 Claims and Litigation Management Alliance (CLM) Litigation Management Institute (LMI) in Chicago, earning the Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) designation.
Mike Gladstone, civil litigation attorney and member of the McCandlish Holton trial team that successfully represented the Office of the Attorney General of Virginia in Wise County Circuit Court on behalf of the Commonwealth in defense of the moratorium on uranium mining, will present ‘‘RIP: A Very Short History of Virginia’s Uranium Litigation from Richmond, Virginia’’ at the IADC Mid-Atlantic Virtual Regional Meeting held in Richmond, Virginia on October 28, 2021.
On September 30, 2021, the Supreme Court of Virginia announced their refusal to hear an appeal from Virginia Uranium Incorporated (‘‘VUI’’) seeking review of the July 30, 2020 decision from the Wise County Circuit Court. The Supreme Court determined: “The court is of the opinion there is no reversible error in the judgment complained of,” ending this round of litigation which first began in 2015.