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Is it Time to Update My Will and Power of Attorney?

Creating your estate planning documents the first time can be intimidating. Who wants to focus that hard on the possibility of becoming sick, or on their final days? Once the…

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A Modest Social Security Increase for 2021

The Social Security Administration has announced a 1.3 percent rise in benefits in 2021, an increase even smaller than last year’s. Cost-of-living increases are tied to the consumer price index,…

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Police Departments Turning to Body-Mounted Cameras

As a regular presenter on use of force tactics to law enforcement academies, I am often asked why all law enforcement agencies have not implemented body-mounted cameras for all uniformed…

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ThompsonMcMullan Attorneys Selected as Virginia’s Super Lawyers

Founding partners C. Grice McMullan and John B. Thompson, as well as President and Managing Director Christopher M. Malone, and firm members John A Gibney, Jr., Dewey B. Morris, and…

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VA Lawyers Weekly Selects Shawn Majette as Class of 2023 Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Elder Law and Estate attorney Shawn Majette on his recognition by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as an honoree in the Class of 2023 Hall of Fame. The list is…

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Do Transactional Fees Paid to Third Parties Violate the FDCPA?

In Shami v. National Enterprise Systems, 2012 U.S. App. LEXIS 182349 (Dec. 27, 2012),  the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York granted a debt’s collector’s…

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19 Attorneys Named to Virginia Business Magazine’s 2017 Legal Elite

Virginia Business Magazine released their 18th annual list of “Legal Elite” today, and we are pleased to announce that 19 ThompsonMcMullan attorneys were recognized on the list. Nominations were open…

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It’s Important to Shop Around for Your Medigap Policy

Medigap premiums can vary widely depending on the insurance company- according to a new study- so be sure to shop around before choosing a policy. When you first become eligible…

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6 Things to Ask Before Agreeing to Be a Trustee

Being asked to serve as the trustee of the trust of a family member is a great honor. It means that the family member trusts your judgment and is willing…

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Cliona Robb Named to VA Lawyers Weekly 2022 Influential Women of Law

Director Cliona Robb has been recognized by the VA Lawyers Weekly 2022 Influential Women of Law list, an award that honors women attorneys and judges for their excellent work on…