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To Pet, Or Not To Pet: Dog Bite Law in Virginia
To Pet, Or Not To Pet: Dog Bite Law in Virginia

My three-year-old son, Bowen, runs to hug and pet every dog he sees. It doesn’t matter how big or how ugly, the boy loves dogs. As a lawyer, my stomach clenches every time he runs toward a strange dog because I know that dog encounters sometimes have bad outcomes. And so, it ...

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Blog posts in December 2018

  • The Power of Words

    THIS ISSUE OF Virginia Lawyer is dedicated to our Diversity Conference. Our bench and bar must reflect the rich diversity of our community in or­der ...

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  • Blue Light Special

    Imagine. You have had a few drinks with friends one evening. On your way home, the blue lights flash in the mirror. The officer comes to the window ...

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  • Wellness Corner Interview with Leonard C. Heath, Jr., President-elect of the Virginia State Bar

    Leonard C. Heath, J r. serves as President- elect of the Virginia State Board and as a partner of Heath, Overby, Verser, & Old, PLC. The YLC Wellness ...

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  • Are non-competes just paper tigers?

    A wise lawyer (one of my partners) is fond of saying "An agreement is only as binding as the integrity of the person who signs it." Absent the ...

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