Thomas Law Office PLC

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Our goal is to provide our clients with the highest levels of service. We bring expertise, knowledge and care to the following practice areas:

Civil Litigation

Individuals and businesses face a myriad of issues brought about by varying economic conditions, and ever changing state and federal laws. Whether you need an attorney to pursue a claim in court or defend against a lawsuit that has been

filed against you or your business, ThomasLaw is here to help. We have successfully represented both businesses and their constituents, both as plaintiffs and defendants, in a broad range of litigation matters involving:

• Contract Disputes
• Business Torts – Fraud, Conspiracy, Tortious Interference
• Mechanic’s Liens
• Partnership and Shareholder Disputes
• Franchise Disputes
• Collection Matters
• Mortgage Related Claims
• Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Claims
• Trust and Estate Litigation
• Intellectual and Trademark Litigation

Consumer Law

ThomasLaw represents consumers in a wide variety of consumer rights cases, specializing in those that involve credit reporting issues. ThomasLaw’s founding partner spent nearly a decade representing national banks and major financial institutions defending against consumer law complaints. This experience gives ThomasLaw a unique advantage. ThomasLaw has insight into the banks’ and financial institutions’ strategies for protecting their interests and we will use this knowledge and experience to obtain the maximum possible amount of financial compensation for our client. The following are just a few examples of how a consumer’s rights may be violated under the Fair Credit Reporting Act:

• Inaccurate Reporting – Inaccurate, incomplete, or misleading information appears on a credit report.
• Mixed File – The credit reporting agency (Experian, Transunion, Equifax) merges the consumer’s credit file with those of another person resulting in a “mixed file.”
• Identity Theft – A credit report shows accounts and inquiries that the consumer does not recognize. This can be a sign of someone fraudulently obtaining and using a consumer’s private identifying information such as a social security number or credit card number. ThomasLaw also handles the following types of consumer law claims:
• Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
• Consumer Class Action
• Equal Credit Opportunity Act
• Telephone Consumer Protection Act

Local Counsel in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia

ThomasLaw’s knowledge and experience in civil litigation allows us to act as local counsel for many out-of-state clients and law firms. We’ve handled dozens of cases in the legendary “Rocket Docket” in the Eastern District of Virginia. We are well versed in the local practices and procedures in state and federal courts throughout Virginia, Maryland, and DC. We welcome the opportunity to use our knowledge, skills and concern for our clients to help you get the results you desire.

BREAK UP OVER A CAKE?Can you believe that something as simple as a cake can make or break a partnership?Just a few month...
01/11/2024

BREAK UP OVER A CAKE?

Can you believe that something as simple as a cake can make or break a partnership?

Just a few months ago, as I put the finishing touches on a 6-layer rainbow explosion cake for Aspen's 5th birthday, I couldn't help but think that it might be the first time I finished a cake for my kids birthday with plenty of time to spare. I was done and decided to pop the cake in the fridge. However, fast forward an hour later, and the cake had literally imploded.

In a panic, I called my partner, Sherron, asking, “Why did my cake implode? Is it too late to bake an entirely new cake? Can anything be salvaged, or should we just get a cake from Giant and throw in the towel?”

In such situations, it can go either way. A partner can choose to be an unsupportive partner, playing the blame game, leaving a person to solve the problem alone, or not doing anything at all. Alternatively, a partner can be a rock.

So, what did we do? We communicated. I shared my dilemma about the problem, and my son suggested making cake pops, Sherron obtained the necessary supplies, and I received the help and resources I needed to pull it off.

Communication can make or break a relationship. Indeed, at the core of most business divorce cases is a communication issue, unmet expectations, and resentment. Business divorces are not unlike regular divorces, because the business was built with a partner that at some point was liked and trusted. In successful business partnerships it is essential to take note of what the other party wants and ensure that it's agreeable to both. If there is a point of impasse where the partners have fundamental differences about the future of the business, one of the worst responses is to ignore the red flags and not address the underlying problems. In such cases, involving another party, like my son and husband in my situation, can offer a fresh perspective and help with problem-solving.

Have you found yourself in a cake implosion situation? How did you find a solution?

This holiday season is filled with good spirits, gratitude, giving, and the promise of new beginnings.Reflecting persona...
12/22/2023

This holiday season is filled with good spirits, gratitude, giving, and the promise of new beginnings.

Reflecting personally, this year holds a special place, as my son dubbed me a superhero. The book I co-authored is now available, and I've had the honor of being a guest on numerous podcasts, connecting with wonderful people and gaining wisdom—like adopting a "just do it" attitude.

From turning a disaster into a rainbow cake to updating my headshots. Venturing out of my comfort zone, I joined the St. James Masters Swim Team and achieved the milestone of swimming a mile!

Bringing my kids to conferences, where I saw how responsible they are now, becoming a newly appointed board member of the ODBA, and being honored as Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Leaders in the Law."—these are just a few significant events that occurred in both my personal and professional life.

It's been a year of growth and surprises! Me and my team at Thomas Law are incredibly grateful for all the opportunities and for our clients who believe in us, as well as for the connections we've made.

We are excited for the upcoming New Year, anticipating new goals and accomplishments for our firm. We promise that it will be better than the last.

May your holiday season be as smooth as our mediation process! At Thomas Law, we wish you joy, peace, and successful resolutions in the coming year!

New book alert!!A book that I had the pleasure of contributing to as a co-author is now available.Commercial Lending Law...
12/11/2023

New book alert!!

A book that I had the pleasure of contributing to as a co-author is now available.

Commercial Lending Law, 3rd Ed.

The second edition was released in 2017 and was a great resource that I had the great pleasure of contributing to as a co-author. Now, the 3rd edition is available!

Since the second edition there have been considerable developments in statutory and case law relevant to commercial lending growing out of the litigation and legislation.

I am incredibly grateful to my coauthors, especially my former colleagues at Williams Mullen, including Rakesh J. Parikh, and incredibly proud of this book.

If you are a commercial litigator like me, I urge you to grab a copy.

Secure your copy here: https://www.americanbar.org/products/inv/book/436173746/

Episode 64 of The Priggya Arora Show we discuss: 👉 How poor communication is the primary cause of most business conflict...
11/07/2023

Episode 64 of The Priggya Arora Show we discuss:

👉 How poor communication is the primary cause of most business conflicts
👉 The importance of proper documentation for businesses, big or small
👉 How the Snapchat dispute can illustrate some of the problems regarding assignment of IP rights
👉 Why ownership and information issues should be addressed even in the early stages of any business
👉 How business can avoid making conflicts worse (and lose less money in the process)
👉 Why mediation can be a very important tool in business dispute resolution
👉 Why IP is likely to be even more impactful in the future for businesses

Link in the comment section.

Last week I traveled to Richmond to attend the awards ceremony for the 2023 class of honorees in Virginia Lawyers Weekly...
10/31/2023

Last week I traveled to Richmond to attend the awards ceremony for the 2023 class of honorees in Virginia Lawyers Weekly's "Leaders in the Law" program. The program seeks to recognize attorneys who are setting the standard for other lawyers - those who changed practice, advanced the law or improved the justice system in Virginia. It was an honor to receive this recognition!

It was a bit of a challenge caravanning my family to Richmond mid-week, but we made it. I really wanted my kids and my mother to be a part of this experience, so it meant a lot that they were all able to attend. It was also great to see so many of my friends and colleagues also receive this distinction, including Donna Banks a trailblazer who received the Leader of the Year award, so well deserved!

I was just on the Winning on Main Street small business podcast with Gordon Henry Thryv. Give it a listen and let me kno...
10/20/2023

I was just on the Winning on Main Street small business podcast with Gordon Henry Thryv. Give it a listen and let me know your thoughts.

From your perspective, when it comes to caucusing or not in mediations, are you a fan of joint sessions or separate room...
09/28/2023

From your perspective, when it comes to caucusing or not in mediations, are you a fan of joint sessions or separate rooms for the parties?

The preference for joint sessions or separate rooms depends on the type of mediation. In certain cases, as an attorney, I usually have never met or spoken to the party on the other side. In such situations, having the other party present in the room while their attorney presents arguments allows me to assess their reactions, credibility, and demeanor, even if they do not actively participate in the discussion. This can be very helpful, as it is rare to have everyone together at a table outside of a deposition.

However, there are instances when emotions run high, and having the parties together in one room can hinder progress. It can create negative momentum where people become fueled by emotions, making it challenging to have a productive conversation. In such cases, it is important to calm the parties down before they can effectively engage in the mediation process. Therefore, it's crucial to assess the clients involved and the dynamics of the situation.

For example, in disputes involving business owners or individuals who still have a working or familial relationship, bringing everyone into the same room can be effective. However, in cases involving a victim and an accuser or where there is a more adversarial relationship, having joint sessions may not be as beneficial. Each situation needs to be evaluated based on the specific circumstances.

Additionally, attorney-only sessions can be highly effective when utilized at the right time. Attorneys who frequently work within the same practice area often know each other well. Having the mediator and both attorneys in a room together can facilitate productive discussions and help in resolving key details.

Managing parties' emotions and avoiding negative momentum is crucial in mediations. Anger, in particular, needs to be managed appropriately as it impairs participants' ability to perceive risks and may lead to impulsive decisions or rejecting settlement offers without careful consideration.

Are you a fan of Caucusing?

Making sure every client's needs are met is our top priority.
09/26/2023

Making sure every client's needs are met is our top priority.

I am in awe when I see how easy it is for my kids to adapt to change. My kids can change schools, join new activities, c...
09/20/2023

I am in awe when I see how easy it is for my kids to adapt to change.

My kids can change schools, join new activities, camps, etc. without blinking an eye.

Is it because they are more resilient? Their brain development? Their lack of experience – they have not experienced as many changes, making it easier for them to adjust to new situations?

I am quite envious of their ability to adjust to new situations with ease.

Me on the other hand, I worry about how change creates an unfamiliar environment and requires meeting new people. I have to balance this with my desire to grow, which requires discomfort.

I try to make a conscious effort to lean into that discomfort.

I recently finished up the summer master’s swim program at my local pool and I went back to swimming on my own at the pool.

I immediately missed the community, the routine, the desire to push harder when being surrounded by so many experienced swimmers with beautiful and elegant strokes.

I knew I needed a new program.

I knew I needed a stronger program than the one I was in last fall, but at the same time I was very tempted to just go back to a program that I was familiar with, even though I knew it wouldn’t push me to the next level.

To be clear, I am not sure what that next level is, but I get this feeling in my gut that there is something more ahead of me.

Today was the today.

New program, new pool, new coach, new community.

Mind you I was supposed to do a test run of this program several times, but I didn’t show up.

Today I knew I needed to drown the feelings of self-doubt and just start. That simple . . . get dressed, go to new pool, get in new pool, and then the rest would be taken care of.

Thank you Jacqueline M. Baker for your timely words about giving yourself permission to start.

Have you given yourself permission to start?

Meet Kate our enthusiastic Legal Assistant! Kate’s love for improving processes, keeping things organized, and taking on...
09/19/2023

Meet Kate our enthusiastic Legal Assistant!

Kate’s love for improving processes, keeping things organized, and taking on intellectually stimulating projects makes her a valuable asset to the firm.

Fun facts about Kate:
• She loves spending time outdoors, whether it's hiking, paddle boarding, or tending to her yard and garden.
• She enjoys mindful hobbies like knitting, whittling, and embroidery.
• On weekends, she volunteers as a tour guide at a historic home.
• An avid collector of antique books, with a focus on domestic history, and she loves hunting for them in used bookstores during her travels.
• One of her fave quotes: "You should sit in meditation for twenty minutes a day, unless you’re too busy. Then you should sit for an hour."

Welcome to the team!

09/12/2023

NOVABAA is delighted to announce that this year 6 of our members were selected by Virginia Lawyers Weekly as Leaders in the Law / Up and Coming Attorneys!

On their behalf, we thank the Virginia Lawyers Weekly for recognizing their incredible talents and how they’ve used them both in the profession and in the community. We are proud of the tremendous things that our members continue to do, and excited that others are seeing what we’ve seen for a long time!

NOVABAA’s recipients for 2023 Leaders in the Law are: Donna Banks, Carla Brown, Marcia Payne, and Margeaux Thomas.

NOVABAA members Veronica Holmes and Natasha Hudgins were selected as 2023 Up and Coming Attorneys.

09/01/2023

From your perspective when you've done these mediations, do you want your mediator to have an understanding of the legal issues?

Are you looking for attorney mediators?

Or are you looking for mediators who maybe aren't attorneys that maybe have certain industry experience?

What's the background of the mediators that you're looking for?

I'm always looking for mediators that have experience in the area and just a lot of experience in mediations. Probably more so experience in mediations than in our specific area. I think there are some overlap between different practice areas and like I've said before, just because you're a good lawyer doesn't necessarily mean you're a great mediator.

I think there are different skill sets and there are people that are great mediators because they are able to actively listen and help parties move past impasse no matter what that impasse is.

We aim to prioritize the needs of every client and we are grateful when our clients tell us that we hit the mark.
08/28/2023

We aim to prioritize the needs of every client and we are grateful when our clients tell us that we hit the mark.

Happening Tomorrow! NOVABAA 40th Anniversary “The Homecoming”. Get ready to party, NOVABAA Style – an experience you won...
08/23/2023

Happening Tomorrow! NOVABAA 40th Anniversary “The Homecoming”.

Get ready to party, NOVABAA Style – an experience you won't want to miss!

I am constantly amazed at the progress you can make and the things you can accomplish when you give yourself permission ...
08/22/2023

I am constantly amazed at the progress you can make and the things you can accomplish when you give yourself permission to get started!

The release of this podcast episode of Just Start: From Ideas To Action with Jacqueline M. Baker is so important because I share the story of how I gave myself permission to get started in the legal lane. I'm excited to share the wins, the mistakes and what's to come!

Please consider listening in, sharing and hopefully getting inspired to start the things that you want to do!

08/16/2023

What else needs to be said except, we are almost one week away from what is going to be an epic and unforgettable 40th Anniversary Celebration – The Homecoming. See you at the Salamander!

08/14/2023

What might be some of the events that could trigger partners to want to dissolve their business relationship?

Similar to an actual divorce, I believe the number one cause is a communication breakdown or misaligned expectations.

This can run the gamut from performance, level of engagement, direction of the company, and business finances.

It stems from business partners’ inability to effectively communicate or figure out a way forward that they both can live with concerning the lifeblood of the business.

In the midst of a difficult mediation, the mediator stated to the parties, "You know, principle is a crowded platform." ...
08/11/2023

In the midst of a difficult mediation, the mediator stated to the parties, "You know, principle is a crowded platform."

The concept of principle is a reoccurring theme in business disputes because many business partners feel unheard or taken advance of in their partnership.

Emotions often fuel impasse.

What I appreciate about business divorces is that the individuals involved typically possess a refined skill set.

Entrepreneurs are adept at making difficult decisions, often with limited information, and have a track record of making sound choices to grow and succeed in their business ventures.

Much of their success revolves around dollars and cents considerations, timeframes, positioning, marketing, and other related factors. They grasp these principles well.

The likelihood of achieving a resolution in mediation requires an ability to hone these skills rather than getting caught up in personal feelings and principles that may hinder the ability to move forward.

What approach do you use in conflict resolution?

08/09/2023

At what point in the dispute do you think mediation is most effective?

Is it during the pre-lawsuit phase or once a lawsuit has been filed, and perhaps the parties have conducted some targeted discovery?

From my experience, I have conducted mediations at all different phases.

We have been involved in mediations before a lawsuit has even been filed. In such cases, we draft a complaint and send it, suggesting that mediation might be a sensible approach.

We have had operating agreements that mandate mediation before even considering litigation, before any lawsuit is filed.

Another phase for mediation is right after a lawsuit is filed while dispositive motions are pending and during the pre-trial stage.

I have even been involved in mediations after a trial while cases were on appeal, and we were able to resolve them at that level.

Personally, I believe the most effective timeframe for mediation is when cross-motions for summary judgment are pending, or when a motion to dismiss is being considered, or when there's some other pending decision that will significantly impact the case trajectory.

During such uncertain moments, both parties may be more willing to bend a little to reach a mutual resolution because they prefer making a decision outside of having a third party make a decision that they must live with. There is a sense of buy-in, as you get to decide the outcome through mediation rather than relying on an unknown third party to make a decision that deeply affects your interests.

At what stage of a case do you think mediation is most effective?

08/04/2023

30 days from now, we will all be recovering from all the fun we had at the 40th Anniversary!

If You Don't Have FOMO Yet, You Don't Know What You're Missing Out On!

For more information, or to purchase tickets: https://lnkd.in/e8J53GGh.

Last Friday, I had a fantastic time appearing LIVE on Radio-One WOL 95.9 FM's Marketing Pulpit!  The host, Robert Gatewo...
08/02/2023

Last Friday, I had a fantastic time appearing LIVE on Radio-One WOL 95.9 FM's Marketing Pulpit! The host, Robert Gatewood, is a marketing vet and to be able to chat with him on the air was an honor.

During the show, we chatted about navigating business litigation and shared some valuable insights on building a solid legal foundation, legal preventive maintenance, and alternative fee arrangements that make legal representation much more predictable for the small business owner. It was an engaging and informative experience.

If you're interested in learning more about the topics we covered or want to receive valuable advice for your own business, be sure to check out the episode link below.

Happening today! Tune in!
07/28/2023

Happening today! Tune in!

I will be live on Radio-One WOL 95.9 FM at 10:45 am tomorrow discussing what every business owner needs to know to prote...
07/27/2023

I will be live on Radio-One WOL 95.9 FM at 10:45 am tomorrow discussing what every business owner needs to know to protect their business. Tune in!

Last year I went out of my comfort zone and joined the Master’s Swim Team at my local pool.  During the Master’s summer ...
07/25/2023

Last year I went out of my comfort zone and joined the Master’s Swim Team at my local pool.

During the Master’s summer swim program, the pool held a Swim-A-Thon where members of the Master’s Team and the kid’s swim and diving teams raised money by committing to swim a mile. I was amazed to watch people, with ease, swim 66 consecutive lengths of the pool. At that moment, I decided that my new swim goal was to swim a mile.

Many times over the next year I wondered why I thought it was a good idea to try to swim a mile. Other times, I assured myself that I could actually do this, and it was no more difficult than walking a mile.

I found a training plan for what I thought was for swimming a mile, only upon finishing the training plan did I realize that it was actually for a 1k swim, not an actual mile.

However, the countless hours of training made me feel as though a mile couldn’t be that much more difficult than a 1k, right?

Last week, was the Swim-A-Thon.

I was the first to show up at the pool, hoping to complete the mile before the pool got crowded with other participants. During the first 5 laps, my anxiety was through the roof, all I could think about was that I had about 40 more minutes of lap swimming, and why would anyone commit to this. By lap 10, I was in the zone, it was no harder than walking a mile, I continued to tell myself.

At some point, the repetitive motion of swimming and flip turns took over, and I started to focus less on the number of laps and just relaxed and enjoyed the water. At number 66, the counter waived a flag and it sunk in that I had just swam a mile!

My personal goal was completed, but what brings me even more joy is that I was swimming for a greater cause. The Swim-A-Thon's main objective was to raise funds for Viridiane's Hope Vhche ongoing project in rural Cameroon: drilling and constructing drinking water wells. These wells, equipped with submersible pumps, covered storage towers, 1000-gallon tanks, and multiple distribution points, will provide clean water to over three thousand children and families. This initiative will alleviate the burden of long walks to fetch water from distant springs.

Looking ahead, VHCHE plans to initiate construction for three new drinking water well projects in Cameroon, joining the three successful projects completed in 2022 and early 2023. With each well project costing approximately $10,000, these combined efforts will bring hope and transform the lives of around 8,000 children and families in six rural villages.

In collaboration with the Orange Hunt Swim Team and the Arlington Diocese Missions' Office, over 150 swimmers, parents, and volunteers joined forces, collectively swimming 5,500 laps (around 85 miles) in a 25-meter outdoor pool last week.

I'm incredibly proud to have been a part of this Swim-A-Thon and contribute to VHCHE's mission.

Now I wonder, what is next? After you complete a personal goal, how do you decide what to do next?

We recently had a blast celebrating Aspen's 5th birthday party at Toy Nest, and we chose the perfect theme for our vibra...
07/17/2023

We recently had a blast celebrating Aspen's 5th birthday party at Toy Nest, and we chose the perfect theme for our vibrant little girl: RAINBOW!

I had planned to bake Aspen a towering rainbow explosion cake. But, just hours before the event, disaster struck, and the cake came crashing down! However, I was determined not to let this setback dampen our spirits. I transformed the fallen cake into cake pops, and let me tell you, the kids couldn't get enough of them!

Aspen looked absolutely radiant in her rainbow-themed birthday outfit. Her infectious laughter, endless energy, and curious nature always remind me of the magic that fills our world. She has taught me to cherish the beauty in simple moments and to savor the enchantment of childhood. Oh, how time flies! Don't grow up too fast!

Happy 5th birthday, Aspen!

I cherish the tradition of creating birthday cakes for my children. It all started eight years ago when my twins turned ...
07/13/2023

I cherish the tradition of creating birthday cakes for my children. It all started eight years ago when my twins turned one, and one of my incredible clients made us a stunning zoo themed cake (complete with monkey driving safari-style Jeep) for their special day (First Pic).

I don't think I'll ever be able to top it!

The generosity and effort put into that cake will forever remain in my heart.

There's just something about homemade cakes that really gets to me.

Over the years, I've had countless baking adventures (many which involved enlisting the help of friends Adrienne Read, Nicole Taylor and family members, Sherron Thomas) to create unforgettable birthday moments for the little ones.

From rainbow cakes to self-proclaimed masterpieces featuring Elmo, unicorns, and dinosaurs—every cake has a unique story behind it. And let me tell you, it hasn't always been a smooth journey!

I thought I had seen it all, until last weekend when I was putting the finishing touches on a 6-layer rainbow explosion cake for Aspen’s 5th birthday. I was patting myself on the back thinking about how this might have been the first time I had finished the cake with plenty of time to spare, I had even baked the layers the night before to ensure proper cooling time. I was done, so I popped the cake in the fridge.

I opened the fridge a little while later to grab a beverage and was frozen in horror, the cake had literally imploded.

I called Sherron in a hysterical panic. Why did my cake implode? Was it too late to bake an entire new cake? Could anything be salvaged? Should we just get a Giant cake and throw in the towel?

Then in come my sons strolling through kitchen, who say “why not make some cake pops?” What a great idea to make use of this 6-layer disaster, but would that mean no “actual cake?” How do you put candles in cake pops?? I thought to myself, I can’t give up now. I decided to remake the cake, this time with 3 less layers to ensure its structural integrity, and to turn the 6-layer disaster into a boatload of cake pops.

With the help of Sherron Thomas’ moral support and last-minute trip to the store to grab all the necessary ingredients and supplies to make this cake plan a success, we pulled it off.

One lesson learned, when life gives you collapsed cakes, make cake pops!

The 3-tier rainbow explosion cake was also a hit, and no one was the wiser.

Now, let's take a stroll down memory lane as I share with you the past eight years of birthday cake magic! Each cake reflects the unique personality and interests of my incredible kids.

What are your unique birthday traditions?

Every year I trek to 3 or 4 conferences in different locations. I look forward to the conferences in exciting cities tha...
07/12/2023

Every year I trek to 3 or 4 conferences in different locations. I look forward to the conferences in exciting cities that I have never visited, or one’s beach adjacent the most.

I consider these conferences a mini solo vacay, no kids, no husband, just me and my handful of business cards, hoping to meet some new attorneys and catch up with old colleagues.

This year I decided to sing a different tune and take my family to all the conferences, I was thinking short mini family vacations and the kids would get the opportunity to travel and see some new cities.

However, because we are a clan of 6 (my mom included), this meant that we would need to road trip to conferences vs. my usual solo flights. I would also have to pay more attention to the conference family activities and family hotel amenities when I was previously singularly focused on the conference happy hours and meet and greets.

I was a little hesitant to give up my solo travel retreats, but I thought maybe my view of conferences had been all wrong from the beginning, maybe, just maybe, it is meant to be a family affair.

Our first trip to ODBA’s conference in VA Beach went off without a hitch. We didn’t hit traffic on I-95, the conference hotel had pools, pools, and more pools. And not just regular pools, they had a lazy river inside the hotel!

Then when we arrived, they had a for real co****le tournament, we aren’t talking backyard BBQ co****le, no . . . a professional co****le player overseeing a “friendly” competition. My son still has not stopped talking about how much fun he had beating Mom and Dad at co****le.

Our second trip was to the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference in Greensboro, North Carolina a few weeks back. I was discussing attire for the black-tie banquet with my husband prior to the trip and my son began asking what his tux would look like. He was greatly disappointed to hear that this was not a part of the kids’ activities. Their excitement to attend another conference was palpable.

This time the hotel had a humongous indoor/outdoor pool and several onsite restaurants. While the kids hung out at the pool ordering poolside snacks every single day, I got the opportunity to hear some dynamic speeches and meet numerous influential change makers.

This conference is always an awe-inspiring event, and I am honored to be member of the Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Next up, Maryland’s scenic Eastern Shore here we come! We will then round out the conference circuit in Nashville.

What is your view on professional conferences? Do you consider them to be a family affair or a solo retreat? What conferences are a “must attend event” for you?

The process of dispute resolution involves resolving conflicts, disagreements, or disputes between parties. By understan...
07/11/2023

The process of dispute resolution involves resolving conflicts, disagreements, or disputes between parties. By understanding the methods of arbitration, mediation, and litigation, individuals can make informed decisions and select the most suitable dispute resolution approach for their specific needs.

Each method offers unique advantages, whether it's seeking a binding decision, a collaborative resolution, or an enforceable legal outcome. Choosing the right dispute resolution method is vital in effectively resolving conflicts and achieving outcomes that benefit all parties involved.

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