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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Civil Litigation Attorney Cam Beck Ranked in Chambers USA 2021

D. Cameron Beck, Jr. is recognized again by Chambers and Partners in their USA Guide 2021 for General Commercial Litigation in Virginia. The Chambers review states: 

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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

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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