My law firm, Christian L. Connell P.C., focuses on commercial litigation and civil rights litigation within a commercial setting.
I am a skilled trial lawyer with more than 19 years experience in federal and state courts. My practice includes:
-Labor and employment: Representing employees
Diligent, honest representation for businesses and employees:
While many legal practices side with either "the company" or "the workers," my opinion has always been that each side fulfills a legitimate purpose and deserves to have its rights respected. Consistent with the American notion of "justice for all," I vary my practice to promote fairness in several areas. Examples of my successful efforts include:
-Representing individuals in connection with claims for sexual harassment, sexual discrimination, racial discrimination, age discrimination, disability discrimination, Family and Medical Leave Act violations and Fair Labor Standards Act violations (unpaid overtime).
-Representing individuals in cases involving employment contracts.
-Representing individuals and businesses in enforcing and challenging covenants not to compete and claims related to trade secrets.
-Representing individuals and businesses in connection with commercial leases, business torts and other commercial disputes.
-Representing individuals in cases involving civil rights violations under 42 U.S.C.
555 East Main Street, Suite 1410, PNC Bank Building
Norfolk VA 23510
Labor & Employment Law Attorney Serving Employees Throughout Virginia
No one has the right to harass you at your place of work or deny you access to employee benefits. Christian L. Connell P.C. is here to provide guidance and protect the rights of workers from abusive colleagues or opportunistic management. I have extensive knowledge of Virginia and federal labor and employment laws and am committed to providing prompt legal advice as to all employment-related issues. With more than 19 years of experience, I have earned an excellent reputation for my work in settlement negotiations, mediation, arbitration and court trials.
At Christian L. Connell P.C., I understand that employees are often hesitant to take on the burden of suing their employers or standing up for their wage and hour rights, particularly when the employer is a large corporation. I can support you through this stressful time and help you receive the justice you deserve. I have handled issues involving:
-Human resource policies
-Employee privacy rights
-Wage and hour laws
-Occupational safety hazards
-Equal opportunity laws
-Labor & Employment: Representing Employees
-U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit
-U.S. Supreme Court
-William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, J.D., 1992
-Harvard University, B.A., 1985
-Virginia State Bar
-Norfolk-Portsmouth Bar Association
-I'Anson-Hoffman Inn of Court
-Order of the Coif
-Law Review, William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
-Law Clerk to the Honorable Rebecca Beach Smith, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, 1992 - 1993
-Hunton & Williams LLP, 1993 - 1996
-Mays & Valentine LLP (now Troutman Sanders LLP), 1996 - 2000
April 20, 1963
-Robbins v. Friedman Agency, Inc., 760 F. Supp. 2d 564 (E.D. Va. 2010)
-Commercial Metals Co. v. Compania Espanola de Laminacion, S.L., 749 F. Supp. 2d 438 (E.D. VA. 2010)
-Hunter v. Custom Business Graphics, 635 F. Supp. 2d 420 (E.D. Va. 2009)
-Atlantic Asset Management Group, Inc. v. Csira, 328 F. Supp. 2d 614 (E.D. Va. 2004)
-Providence Square Assocs., L.L.C. v. Boney Wilson & Sons, Inc., 34 F.Supp. 2d 1030 (E.D. Va. 1999), rev'd, 211 F.3d 846 (4th Cir. 2000)
-Vanguard Military Equipment Corp. v. David B. Finestone Co., 6 F. Supp. 2d 488 (E.D. Va. 1997)
-Ost-West-Handel Bruno Bischoff Gmbh v. Project Asia Line, Inc., 970 F. Supp. 471 (E.D. Va. 1997), aff'd, 160 F.3d 170 (4th Cir. 1998)
-United States v. Blount, 364 F.3d 173 (4th Cir. 2004), vacated by Blount v. United States, 125 S. Ct.
William & Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Juris Doctorate, 1992