n today's fast paced business world, staying ahead of the competition requires an appreciation of the laws pertaining to the promotion and protection of your business.
Your understanding of the laws pertaining to your business can make the difference between you and your competitors sparring in the market or waging war in court.
As important, though, in this climate in which business litigation seems inevitable, we draw on our litigation experience to provide practical, real world advice on the most essential elements of contracts, business torts and intellectual property issues to help make business litigation avoidable. Through careful planning and an appreciation of some simple guidelines for operating your business in a litigious society, you may be able to avoid litigation in many instances.
Of course, when the dispute escalates, you can count on us to be there to help you reach the desired result based on your business needs, not ours.
In 2006, after more than a decade of private practice with prominent Virginia law firms, James Creekmore opened The Creekmore Law Firm in the Roanoke Valley in Southwest Virginia. The firm's practice is balanced between Business Litigation and Business Counseling, with a heavy focus on Intellectual Property advice and litigation, including the extension and protection of trademarks, service marks, copyrights and patents, and all aspects of infringement litigation for each.
Beyond intellectual property matters, the firm's Business Litigation practice encompasses matters involving business torts, contract disputes, theft of trade secrets and other instances of unfair competition, alleged breaches of noncompetition, nonsolicitation and nondisclosure agreements, and all aspects of alleged violations of their statutory and common law equivalents. The firm's Business Litigation practice entails prosecuting and defending litigation in all state and federal trial and appellate courts.
The firm's Business Counseling practice consists of advising businesses of all sizes on the day-to-day aspects of their business operations, providing practical advice and solutions to overcome real world business dilemmas and problems in an attempt to avoid litigation when possible.
Although headquartered at our newest location in the heart of downtown Blacksburg, Virginia, the firm's practice is not limited geographically. Due to the integration of all technology necessary for a fully mobile practice, the experience of its attorneys and staff in handling complex litigation and a competitive value-oriented fee structure, the firm enjoys a practice that reaches far beyond the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Virginia. With cases and client interests spanning the entirety of the United States, and clients as far as Alaska and Europe, the firm enjoys local counsel relationships across the country that enable a nationwide practice without additional office locations. Additionally, as a founding member of the XDL Group, The Creekmore Law Firm enjoys the support and resources of a dynamic team of intellectual property litigators to handle intellectual property matters of any size and complexity worldwide.
The Creekmore Law Firm is proud to count among its clients well-established, publicly traded corporations, small business entities, start-ups and individuals alike.
318 North Main Street
Blacksburg VA 24060
-The Creekmore Law Firm PC, 2006 to Present
-Leclair Ryan PC, 2005 2006
-Woods Rogers PLC, 1995 2005
-The Honorable James C. Fox, U.S. District Court, E.D.N.C., 1993-1995
-College Of William & Mary, J.D., 1993
-William & Mary Law Review, Editorial Board
-University Of Virginia, B.A., 1990
-U.S. District Court, Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia, 1996
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 1997
-U.S. Supreme Court, 1998
-Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference, Member
-American Bar Association
* Intellectual Property Law Section
-Federal Bar Association
* Intellectual Property & Communications Law Section
-Defense Research Institute
* Commercial Litigation Committee
-Virginia State Bar
* Antitrust, Franchise & Trade Regulation Section, Past Chair
* Intellectual Property Section
* Litigation Section
-Virginia Bar Association
* Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law Section
-Roanoke Bar Association
-Montgomery-Radford Bar Association
West End Center for Youth, Inc. 1996 to present
* Past President, Board of Directors
The Square Society at Center in the Square, 1998-2002
* Past President
College Of William & Mary