10 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Recognized by Super Lawyers® 2021

The 2021 edition of Virginia/West Virginia Super Lawyers® recognizes 5 attorneys in the category of ‘‘Super Lawyers’’ and 5 attorneys in the category of ‘‘Rising Stars’’ in 6 practice areas:

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

Associate attorney Karissa Kaseorg joins the roster of recognized attorneys for the first time in the ‘‘Rising Stars’’ list under Civil Litigation.

Among those recognized by Super Lawyers® are the three trial attorneys who prevailed in defending the Commonwealth of Virginia’s moratorium on uranium mining in a constitutional takings case heard in Wise County, Virginia in July 2020: Cam Beck, Mike Gladstone and Audra Dickens.

Each year, lawyers are invited to nominate the top attorneys they have personally observed in action. Out of the 5 percent who are nominated, only about 2.5 percent are selected as Rising Stars.  See McCandlish Holton's full Super Lawyers® profile here

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News Features Attorney Joe Moore and Family for Supporting Families Living Through Childhood Cancers

A WTVR and CBS 6 News Richmond article features attorney Joe Moore and his family in a recent "Heroes Among Us" column titled:

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Quoted in Financial Times Article About Continued Uncertainty for H-1B Holders

MEDIA QUOTES

Immigration attorney Jennifer Minear is quoted in the February 7, 2021 Financial Times article titled ‘‘Joe Biden’s Immigration Orders Leave Skilled Workers Guessing,’’authored by Aime Williams, highlighting the continued uncertainty for H-1B holders despite a change in presidential administration that has already made some decisive steps to change course on the Trump administration’s policy towards asylum seekers and refugees, and to remove limits on visas.

While the ban on new issuances of green cards and on visas frequently used by multinational companies is scheduled to expire in March, some immigration attorneys have inferred that by not rescinding them immediately, the Biden administration is

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25 McCandlish Holton  Attorneys Named 2020 Virginia 'Legal Elite'

25 McCandlish Holton attorneys are recognized in the 2020 list of Virginia Business Legal Elite in 11 practice categories. Launched in cooperation with the Virginia Bar Association, the Legal Elite polls lawyers licensed to practice in Virginia each year, asking them to identify which of their peers are the top attorneys in a variety of legal specialties. Below, find the full list of McCandlish Holton attorneys on this year’s Legal Elite list: 

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION:

James M. Snyder

BANKRUPTCY/CREDITORS' RIGHTS:

C. Walker Terry

BusinesS law:

Samuel C. Haisley

Civil Litigation:

D. Cameron Beck, Jr.

Lawrence A. (Lex) Dunn

Michael H. Gladstone

J. Matthew Haynes, Jr.

Lauren E. Hutcheson [Read Lauren’s Profile]

Joseph M. Moore

Brennan C. Morrissett

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McCandlish Holton Ranked for 10 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021

McCandlish Holton PC received 10 metropolitan rankings in the 2021 edition of US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms,” including metropolitan Richmond Tier 1 ratings in 3 practice areas:

Seven other practice areas earned Richmond Metro ratings. To be eligible for a 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 2021, McCandlish Holton PC has 17 attorneys recognized by Best Lawyers. See the full ratings here:  U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2021.

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McCandlish Holton Trial Team Successfully Defends Commonwealth’s Uranium Mining Moratorium Against Constitutional Challenge

McCandlish Holton, PC Directors Cameron Beck, Michael Gladstone and Audra Dickens obtained a significant and noteworthy trial outcome on behalf of the Commonwealth of Virginia in the matter of Virginia Uranium Inc., et al, v. Commonwealth of Virginia, et al, heard recently in the Circuit Court of Wise County, Virginia. Following a four-day trial in July of 2020, the trial court upheld Virginia’s uranium mining moratorium. The outcome is significant because of its statewide implications for the human and environmental health of Virginians.    

Background of the Litigation

After unsuccessful efforts lobbying the legislature to reverse the General Assembly’s 1983 temporary uranium mining moratorium, Virginia Uranium Inc. and land owners of a uranium deposit in rural Pittsylvania County, Virginia, filed lawsuits in federal and state court in 2015 to remove the Commonwealth’s uranium mining moratorium. The Plaintiffs

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17 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Named in The Best Lawyers in America© 2021

Thirteen lawyers from McCandlish Holton were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©, adding four new names to the list of those recognized for 2021. Additionally, four lawyers were named to the inaugural roster of Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch®. 

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Impact on Visa Holders from Proclamation Suspending Entry of Aliens

Summary of Impact on Current Visa Holders from Proclamation 10014 “Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak”  Effective June 24, 2020.  Processing of applications will continue in the US for ALL visa categories, including permanent residence.

The White House has issued another Proclamation “Suspending Entry of Aliens Who Present a Risk to the U.S. Labor Market Following the Coronavirus Outbreak” effective June 24, 2020 and remains in effect through December 31, 2020.  The Proclamation has far less of an impact than was rumored in advance of the Proclamation. 

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Begins Tenure as AILA President

McCandlish Holton is very proud to announce that today marks the beginning of Jennifer Minear’s tenure as president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association. AILA is the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world with over 15,000 members worldwide.

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Who is impacted by White House Proclamation Suspending Immigration for 60 days?

Summary of 4/22/20 White House Proclamation Regarding Immigration

The White House has issued a “Proclamation” suspending travel to the US by individuals who will seek entry to the United States using an “immigrant visa” (a visa issued to individuals entering the US to become permanent residents). READ FULL ‘‘Proclamation.’’

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