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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McCandlish Holton Ranked for 13 Practice Areas by U.S. News - Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” 2022

The 2022 Edition Ranks three practice areas for the first time

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

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McCandlish Holton Mourns Governor Linwood Holton

a mentor and a moral force who radiated positive energy

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:

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Matthew Haynes Earns Certified Litigation Management Professional (CLMP) Designation

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. 

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Mike Gladstone to Speak on Uranium Mining Case at IADC Regional Virtual Meeting

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.

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Supreme Court of Virginia Refuses to Hear Virginia Uranium’s Request for Appeal

 

Outcome Obtained by Trial Team Becomes Final

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.

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Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Recognizes 17 McCandlish Holton Attorneys

Best Lawyers in America© 2022 Edition recognizes 17 McCandlish Holton attorneys in 13 practice areas such as: Commercial Litigation, Insurance Litigation, Workers’ Compensation, Immigration Law, Employment Law, and Healthcare Law.  Of those recognized, 7 have been named by Best Lawyers in America© for 10 years or longer, with 2 attorneys, Tom McCandlish and Phil Morris having been recognized for 30 years or more.

In it’s second edition, Best Lawyers: Ones To Watch® recognizes 4 McCandlish Holton attorneys in 7 different practice areas, such as: Transportation Law, Civil Rights Law, and Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Law. 

[See below for full list of attorneys and practice areas.]

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McCandlish Holton Announces Observance of Juneteenth

McCandlish Holton has announced an early closure of the firm on Friday June 18 in order to allow firm employees to observe the Juneteenth holiday following the designation of Juneteenth as a federal holiday. President Joe Biden signed the Juneteenth National Independence Day Act into law after the passage of a bill by both the US Senate and the House of Representatives making it the 12th federal holiday. Juneteenth has also been known as Jubilee Day, Black Independence Day, and Emancipation Day. 

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Immigration Attorney Jennifer Minear Completes Tenure as AILA President

Jennifer Minear has completed her one-year term as the 74th president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, the largest association of immigration attorneys in the world, and completed her sixth year as an elected member of AILA’s Executive Committee.  Jennifer will remain as an adviser to the Executive Committee for the coming year as immediate past president, as well as a voting member of the AILA Board of Governors and chair of the Nominating Committee that nominates AILA’s next crop of national elected leaders for next year. Jennifer and AILA's new president, Allan Orr, look back on the unusual circumstances of the past year and discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead in the most recent episode of Connection Point, AILA’s mini-series newly produced during Minear’s tenure. [Hear Connection Point Episode #3]

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Rational Middle Interviews Jennifer Minear About Leading AILA as President During Challenging Time for Immigration

Outgoing president of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, gives Rational Middle podcast host Melissa Brannan the lowdown on the strategies, challenges, and hopes facing immigration lawyers as a result of the Trump administration in podcast Episode 83: ‘‘Immigration Law in the Shadow of Trump with Jennifer Minear.’’

Jennifer discusses the essential role AILA membership serves to immigration attorneys, the clarity of mission in immigration advocacy during the Trump administration, challenges reversing changes made during the Trump administration, and

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