McCandlish Holton Ranked Tier 1 by U.S. News “Best Law Firms” 2020

McCandlish Holton is recognized for 11 practice areas in the 2020 edition of US News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms.” The firm received metropolitan Richmond Tier 1 ratings in Immigration, Commercial Litigation, Immigration Law, and Personal Injury Litigation – Defendants. Eight additional practice areas earned Richmond Metro ratings. See the full ratings here:  U.S. News – Best Lawyers “Best Law Firms” 2020.

Tier 1 - Richmond Metropolitan Area

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McCandlish Holton Honored by ALFA International as 2019 Law Firm of the Year

ALFA International has recognized McCandlish Holton as its 2019 "Law Firm of the Year."

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Fee Increase For Premium Processing of Immigration Petitions

The US Department of Homeland Security will announce an increase in the Premium Processing fee for many immigration petitions from $1410 to $1440.  Premium Processing allows certain immigration filings (such as I-129 filings for H1B or other work visas; and I-140 petitions for Immigrant Workers) to be processed in 15 days instead of many months.  The proposed rule increasing the fee will be published in the federal register on October 31, and will take effect 30 days from then.  The fee increase will apply to any petitions postmarked on or after November 29, 2019. Read the Final Rule.

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Jennifer Minear Urges Virginia Businesses to Speak Up About Legal Immigration Problems

Minear calls the situation “a frustrating game right now. You have to be prepared for how to play that game. It’s totally unpredictable.”

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Audra Dickens Named Up And Coming 2019

Director Audra M. Dickens has been named as a 2019 Up and Coming Honoree by Virginia Lawyers Weekly. The “Up & Coming Lawyers” awards program, now in its fourth year, recognizes lawyers across the commonwealth who are making their mark within their first 10 years of practice, both in the legal world and in their communities. VLW identifies these honorees as the lawyers who are the leaders of the profession in the future.

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9 McCandlish Holton Attorneys Named 2020 Best Lawyers In America

Nine lawyers from McCandlish Holton were recently selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers In America© for 2020. The entire group of recognized attorneys have been continuously recognized for five years or longer. 

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Jennifer Minear Named AILA President-Elect

Jennifer Minear was elected to serve as the AILA President-Elect for the 2019-2020 term. Ms. Minear is a director in the Immigration Practice Group, where her practice focuses on employment-based immigration, with a particular emphasis on the healthcare sector, including J-1 waiver and green card processing for foreign medical graduates.

Ms. Minear has a long and active history with the American Immigration Lawyers Association, and held her first elected position in 2012 as a member of the Board of Governors. She is the

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McCandlish Holton Workers' Compensation Announces Attorney's Return

Jessica Hacker Trivizas returns home to McCandlish Holton's workers' compensation team after working on the NFL Concussion and BP Oil Spill settlements. Her background on these mass claims resolution programs gives her unique insight into the work of claims adjusters. 

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18th Annual Workers’ Compensation Seminar

The Workers' Compensation practice group at McCandlish Holton is thrilled to announce our 18th Annual Workers' Compensation Seminar. The seminar is one of the premier industry events in the Mid-Atlantic Region-- a full day of useful information and continuing education free to adjusters, risk managers, employers, nurse case managers, and brokers. The event will take place September 26, 2019 in Richmond, Virginia. 

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McCandlish Holton Attorneys Obtain Defense Verdict for Mutual Insurance Company in Jury Trial

 

Matthew Haynes and Brennan Morrissett obtained a defense verdict on behalf of a mutual insurance company in a Virginia Circuit Court jury trial.  The plaintiff/insured filed a 1st party suit against his homeowner’s insurer alleging breach of contract. 

Plaintiff sought to recover more than $250,000 in alleged personal property losses and additional living expenses he claimed resulted from a fire that completely destroyed his residence.  Plaintiff sought these amounts eighteen months after the fire, and in addition to

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