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Exploitation of the Elderly

This article strives to identify a manageable bit of a broad topic: the presumption of fraud in typical civil cases arising from criminal prosecution for financial exploitation against the elderly….

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Nine TM Attorneys Named in 2011 Super Lawyers

Nine ThompsonMcMullan attorneys are named in the 2011 Super Lawyers listing. They are: Shawn Majette-Elder Law Chris Malone-Business Litigation Grice McMullan-Real Estate Dewey Morris-Consumer Law David Ruby-Bankruptcy (Also named a…

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THE BONA FIDE ERROR DEFENSE: What is it and how do I raise it?

Virginia Collectors Association, Inc. March 2011 Newsletter We all know that the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a strict liability statute. There is, however, an exception to this rule; and…

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Trends in FDCPA Litigation: To Call or Not to Call? Leaving messages can lead to FDCPA liability

“Like so many other industries, the practice of law evolves rapidly and enterprising plaintiffs’ attorneys are like lions stalking wounded prey. The collection industry has been in the cross-hairs of public…

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12 named in 2010 Legal Elite

News Release Congratulations to ThompsonMcMullan’s Twelve Legal Elite Twelve of ThompsonMcMullan’s attorneys have been named to Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine. Mark R. Colombell in Construction Robert A. Dybing…

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Estate Planning for Boomers

“While the need for estate planning, including wills or trusts, for Boomers (of whom I’m a card carrying member) is the same as it is for individuals of all ages,…

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Involuntary Civil Commitment

“Involuntary civil commitment is the only legal proceeding known to my grey hairs by which the state deprives a person of liberty without proof of a criminal act or a…

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Leaders In the Law 2010

Virginia Lawyers Media is pleased to announce R. Shawn Majette is a member of  the 2010 class of Leaders in the Law . This program, now in its fifth year,…

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Super Lawyers 2010

Nine ThompsonMcMullan attorneys selected for inclusion in the 2010 Viriginia Super Lawyers include; John Gibney for General Litigation, R. Shawn Majette for Elder Law, Christopher Malone for Business Litigation, C….

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Leaders in the Law 2009

Virginia Lawyers Media is pleased to announce Christopher Malone is a member of  the 2009 class of Leaders in the Law. his program, now in its fifth year, aims to…