Lawson and Silek, P.L.C.

Law Firm in Winchester, VA

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Firm Overview

Areas of Law:
-General Practice
-Federal Practice
-Trial Practice
-Appellate Practice
-Corporate Litigation
-Commercial Litigation
-Zoning Law
-Land Use
-Contracts
-Business Formations
-Estate Planning
-Taxation
-Probate
-Construction Law
-Environmental Law
-Wealth Planning and Estate Administration.
-Real Estate
-Fidelity And Surety
-Negligence
-Family Law
-Creditors Rights
-Bankruptcy
-Mechanics
-Materialmens Liens
-Medical Malpractice
-Labor And Employment
-Employment Law
-Family Medical Leave Act
-Americans With Disabilities Act
-Licensing Contracts
-Agreements
Main Office

Main Office
120 Exeter Drive, Suite 200
Winchester  VA  22603

Phone
  • 540-665-0050
Fax
  • 540-722-4051
Business
Lawson and Silek, P.L.C. will represent your Business legal matters.
Business Restructuring
Child Support
Lawson and Silek, P.L.C. will represent your Child Support legal matters.
Our attorneys in our Family Law practice area serve as advocates to clients as they navigate through the sensitive issues of divorce and child custody, and we strive to reach an amicable settlement for clients to avoid expensive litigation whenever possible.
Debt Settlement
Our Bankruptcy, Business Restructuring and Creditors' Rights practice area represent debtors and creditors in all aspects of business restructuring, workouts and bankruptcies.
Our attorneys appear on behalf of our clients in bankruptcy courts in Virginia and West Virginia and other jurisdictions when needed. We offer extensive experience and expertise handling matters including:

-Bankruptcy Litigation
-Corporate Restructuring
-Creditor Matters
-Creditors' Rights Litigation
-Debtor Matters
-Filing and Enforcement of Mechanic's Liens
-Loan Workouts
Divorce
Lawson and Silek, P.L.C. will represent your Divorce legal matters.
Our attorneys in our Family Law practice area serve as advocates to clients as they navigate through the sensitive issues of divorce and child custody, and we strive to reach an amicable settlement for clients to avoid expensive litigation whenever possible.
Employment
Labor and Employment
Our Labor and Employment attorneys work closely with businesses, both large and small, to help them anticipate, prevent and remedy employee claims in the workplace. We provide reliable and competent counsel to businesses for legal issues including:

-Consulting/Confidentiality Agreements
-Covenants not to Compete
-Employment Litigation
-General Employment Advice
-Handbook Development
-Termination/Severance Agreements
Estate Planning
Estate Planning, Administration and Taxation
Estate Planning, Administration and Taxation is a cornerstone of our Firm. For over twenty years, our Estate Planning, Administration and Taxation practice area has provided competent and reliable advice for families, business owners and fiduciaries. We counsel our clients to proceed with an estate plan that will ensure the intended transfer of wealth, property and businesses while maximizing and protecting asset values and minimizing potential tax liability and the costs of administration. Our attorneys are skilled in all aspects of Estate Planning, Administration and Taxation including:

-Elder Law
-Estate Administration
-Estate Planning
-Estate Taxation Issues
-Gifting
-Probate
-Trusts
-Wills
Family
Family Law
Our attorneys in our Family Law practice area serve as advocates to clients as they navigate through the sensitive issues of divorce and child custody, and we strive to reach an amicable settlement for clients to avoid expensive litigation whenever possible. We are well versed in all areas of Family Law including:

-Adoption
-Business Valuations
-Child Custody, Visitation and Support
-Contested/Uncontested Divorce
-Guardianship and Conservatorship
-Pre-marital Agreements
-Separation Agreements
Litigation
Our Litigation practice area remains a cornerstone of our Firm, and we pride ourselves on referrals from former and current clients.
Our skilled attorneys are widely recognized throughout Virginia and West Virginia and appear before state, federal and appellate courts. We possess extensive courtroom experience and regularly manage complex and complicated litigation for both businesses and individuals and also have experience in alternative dispute resolution, including arbitration and mediation, when litigation can be avoided. Our attorneys are skilled advocates in all aspects of Litigation including:

-Business Matters
-Business Torts
-Collections
-Commercial Finance
-Commercial Litigation
-Contract Disputes
-Construction Disputes
-Creditors' Rights
-Environmental Law Matters
-Fidelity and Surety
-Insurance Coverage Disputes
-Labor/Employment Disputes
-Negligence Litigation
-Real Estate/Land Use Planning and Zoning
-Regulatory Issues
Probate
Lawson and Silek, P.L.C. will represent your Probate legal matters.
Our attorneys are skilled in all aspects of Estate Planning, Administration and Taxation, including Probate.

Thomas Moore Lawson

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Judicial Law Clerk, 31st Judicial Circuit, 1987-1988. Secretary/Treasurer, Shenandoah Valley Manufacturers' Association. Former Member: Lord Fairfax Community College Educational Foundation; Clarke County Educational Foundation. Former Member: Board of Governors; 7th District Ethics Committee. Associate: Jordan Coyne and Savits, L.L.P.; Hazel & Thomas.

Areas of Law:
-Zoning, Planning and Land Use
-Commercial Litigation
-Construction Law
-Entity Formations
-Wealth Planning and Estate Administration
-Business Transactions
-Bankruptcy
-Real Estate
-Domestic

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1988, Virginia
-1994, West Virginia
-1991, U.S. Supreme Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
-Supreme Court of Appeals of West Virginia
-U.S. District Court, Western, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of Virginia
-U.S. District Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
-U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Northern and Southern Districts of West Virginia

Law School Attended:
George Mason University School of Law
Class of 1987
J.D.

University Attended:
Washington & Lee University
Class of 1983
B.A.

Birth Information:
Born in 1961
Fairfax, Virginia, 1961

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar (Member, Sections on: Corporate Counsel, Local Government Law; Former Member, Litigation Section); West Virginia State Bar; Winchester/Frederick County Bar Association; Virginia Bar Association (Boyd-Graves Conference).
Education
  • George Mason University School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1987

Joseph F. Silek, Jr.

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Omicron Delta Epsilon; Phi Kappa Phi; Phi Alpha Delta. Business Editor, Campbell Law Review, 1984-1985.

Areas of Law:
-Probate
-Estate Planning
-Tax
-Commercial
-Real Estate

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1985, North Carolina
1987, Virginia

Law School Attended:
Campbell University
Class of 1985
J.D.
with honors

University Attended:
University of Richmond
Class of 1981
B.S.

Birth Information:
Born in 1958
Winchester, Virginia, 1958

Associations & Memberships:
Warren County (President, 1992-1994; Secretary/Treasurer, 1988), Virginia and American Bar Associations; North Carolina State Bar; Virginia State Bar.
Education
  • Campbell University
    Juris Doctorate, with honors , 1985

Robert J. Light

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Law Clerk: Hon. Fletcher E. Campbell, Jr., U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Administrative Law Judges.

Areas of Law

Real Estate
Civil Litigation
Corporate Formation
Labor and Employment
Zoning, Planning and Land Use
Contracts
Business Transactions

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Member

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1999, Virginia and U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Western District of Virginia
-2000, U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Law School Attended:
Washington & Lee University
Class of 1998
J.D.

University Attended:
Rhodes College
Class of 1995
B.A.
magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Birth Information:
Born in 1972
Greenville, Tennessee, 1972

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar; Warren County Bar Association (Past President); Rotary Club of Linden, Virginia (Past President).
Education
  • Washington & Lee University
    Juris Doctorate , 1998

Sharon L. Babbin

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Formerly with: O'Connor & Hannan, L.L.P.; Tighe, Patton & Babbin, P.L.L.C.; Hillyer & Irwin, P.C.; Marriott International, Inc.

Areas of Law:
-Commercial Litigation
-Zoning, Planning and Land Use
-Commercial Transactions
-Contracts


Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Contract Attorney

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1977, Virginia
-U.S. Supreme Court
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit
-U.S. Court of Federal Claims
-U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia
-U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
-U.S. District Court, District of Maryland

Law School Attended:
Georgetown University
Class of 1977
J.D.

University Attended:
Indiana University
Class of 1974
B.A.

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar.
Education
  • Georgetown University
    Juris Doctorate , 1977

Rebecca G. Lawson

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Areas of Law:
-Trusts and Estates
-Contracts
-Municipal Law
-Negligence Litigation
-Real Estate Transactions
-Taxation

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 1988, Virginia
1991, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia

Law School Attended:
Case Western Reserve University
Class of 1988
J.D.
cum laude

University Attended:
Randolph-Macon Woman's College
Class of 1982
B.S.

University of Virginia; Miami University

Birth Information:
Born in 1959
Cincinnati, Ohio, 1959

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar.
Education
  • Case Western Reserve University
    Juris Doctorate, cum laude , 1988

Stephen L. Jerome

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Areas of Law:
-Probate
-Taxation
-Estate Planning

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2000, Virginia

Law School Attended:
Regent University
Class of 1998
J.D.
M.A.

University Attended:
Le Moyne College
Class of 1992
B.A.
with honors

Birth Information:
Born in 1968
Buffalo, New York, 1968

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar.
Education
  • Regent University
    Juris Doctorate , 1998

Joshua E. Hummer

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Commercial Litigation
-Zoning, Planning and Land Use
-Real Estate Transactions
-Contracts and Leases
-Wealth Planning and Estate Administration

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 2003, Virginia
-2006, U.S. Bankruptcy Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia
-2008, U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia

Law School Attended:
University of Virginia School of Law
Class of 2005
J.D.

University Attended:
Bob Jones University
Class of 2002
B.S.
cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1980
Richmond, Virginia, 1980

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar; Winchester/Frederick County and Virginia State Bar Associations.
Education
  • University of Virginia School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 2005

Kimberly B.W. Emerson

Attorney in Winchester, VA

Articles Editor, University of Richmond Law Review. Intern: Hon. Elizabeth B. Lacy, Justice of the Supreme Court of Virginia; Internal Revenue Service, Office of Chief Counsel, Richmond, Virginia. Qualified Adult Guardian ad Litem for Children.

Areas of Law:
-Real Estate
-Domestic Relations
-General Litigation
-Debt Collection

Experience & Credentials:

Position:
Associate

Admission Details:
Admitted in 2004, Virginia

Law School Attended:
University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law
Class of 2004
J.D.
magna cum laude

University Attended:
Bridgewater College
Class of 2000
B.A.
magna cum laude

Birth Information:
Born in 1978
Woodstock, Virginia, 1978

Associations & Memberships:
Virginia State Bar.
Education
  • University of Richmond, T.C. Williams School of Law
    Juris Doctorate, magna cum laude , 2004
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