Getting pulled over for Driving Under the Influence (DUI) is scary. And with good reason: Virginia is known to have some of the toughest drunk driving laws in the nation. Of course, the best way to avoid a DUI is to make good choices. Don’t drink and drive, even if you’ve just had a few, and use a designated driver system. But everyone makes mistakes. The most important things to remember are: stay calm, know your rights and get a lawyer right away. What Should I Keep In Mind If I Get Pulled Over for DUI? The first few minutes of a stop can set the tone for the encounter and impact the … [Read more...] about What Should I Do If I Get A DUI?
Divorce can be a painful experience for couples and families. Spouses are usually looking to get through the process with as little stress and contention as possible, especially when children are involved. Working with a divorce mediator is a trend as couples seek to work out differences outside of the court system. There are many situations where mediation is an excellent path. It can save money and reduce stress. However, even in mediation, both spouses still need lawyers to protect their interests and make sure the final divorce agreement is legally sound. Remember, a divorce doesn’t need … [Read more...] about Lawyer Or Mediator, Which Is Best For Your Situation?
Congratulations are once again in order for Rhonda Paice, Eric Demetriades and Thomas Soldan as all three have been named Super Lawyers. Rhonda Paice was selected for the third year and Eric Demetriades was named to the list for the second year. Eric was honored as a Rising Star by the publication for the five preceding years. Thomas Soldan has now been named a Super Lawyer: Rising Star the last seven years. Congratulations on the recognition! … [Read more...] about Congratulations to our 2020 Super Lawyers!
Congratulations to one of our Founding Partners Rhonda Paice on being recognized by the Loudoun Community as their Favorite Lawyer. … [Read more...] about Rhonda Paice Voted Loudoun’s Favorite Lawyer for 2020 by Loudoun Now.
Congratulations to Christine Mougin-Boal, who has been selected by the Virginia Law Foundation as an incoming Fellow of the Class of 2020. The Virginia Law Foundation’s mission is to promote the rule of law, access to justice and law-related education through philanthropy. Fellows of the Virginia Law Foundation are leaders in their profession and community who represent the highest ideals of the law and the concept of the citizen lawyer. She is a past president of the Virginia Women Attorneys Association and a founding member of the Loudoun Chapter of the Virginia Women Attorneys … [Read more...] about Christine Mougin-Boal Named Virginia Law Foundation Fellow
Congratulations to two of the firm’s partners for being named Super Lawyers for Virginia for 2019! Rhonda Paice was selected for the second year and Eric Demetriades was named to the list for the first time. Eric was honored as a Rising Star by the publication for the five preceding years. Congratulations on the recognition and keep up the good work! … [Read more...] about Partners Rhonda Paice and Eric Demetriades named 2019 Super Lawyers by Super Lawyer Magazine.
The Laurel Brigade Law Group is pleased to announce that our partner, Rhonda Paice, has been selected to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers List, and our partner, Eric Demetriades, has been selected for the fifth time to the 2018 Virginia Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” List. Super Lawyers is an attorney rating service that recognizes lawyers from across the United States based on the area of practice, firm size, and geographic location. Super Lawyers are nominated by other attorneys and then reviewed and scored by a panel of lawyers who are also nominees. Only the highest-rated attorneys are … [Read more...] about Partners Rhonda Wilson Paice and Eric Demetriades named 2018 Super Lawyers
Congratulations to our Partner Eric Demetriades on being named to the Loudoun Time-Mirror Top 40 under 40 Professionals of Loudoun County. The awards ceremony was held at Stone Tower Winery in Leesburg where Mr. Demetriades was presented with his award. … [Read more...] about Eric Demetriades named Loudoun County Top 40 Under 40 Young Professional by the Loudoun Times Mirror.
We are thrilled to announce that Laurel Brigade Law Group’s very own Rhonda Wilson Paice was named one of our community’s three favorite attorneys in Loudoun Now newspaper’s inaugural Loudoun’s Favorites poll. Rhonda was first runner-up in this year’s poll. This informal yet meaningful acknowledgment of Rhonda’s years of professional and community service is a reflection of the high regard in which she is held by her clients, colleagues, and neighbors. We’d like to give a shout-out to our esteemed colleague, longtime Leesburg attorney Bob Sevila, who is this year’s winner. We think this … [Read more...] about Rhonda Wilson Paice Named One of Loudoun’s Favorite Attorneys
What happens when a teenager uses the excuse of not knowing any better as a defense to their crimes? While 10 years ago the idea of affluenza may have been unheard of, if not completely laughable, in today's day and age the defense of affluenza may actually work. Several years ago a Texas teenager used his affluent upbringing as the reason behind him not knowing the difference between right and wrong. Initially, this defense was seen as the desperate attempt of a wealthy family to defend their son against charges resulting from a drunk driving crash that killed four people. After a lengthy … [Read more...] about Affluenza as a defense