Virginia Beach Law Firm
Located on the southeastern coast of the Commonwealth, Virginia Beach is home to over 450,000 residents, making it the most populous city in Virginia as well as the biggest city in the Hampton Roads metropolitan area. Virginia Beach is also known for its diverse range of industries, including manufacturing, defense contracting, and locally-owned businesses.
At Poole Brooke Plumlee PC, we are proud to be part of this city’s vibrant history. Our Virginia Beach law firm has been providing area residents, businesses, banking institutions, and government agencies with skilled and experienced legal services since the late 1980s. Our office is home to attorneys who practice in a diverse range of areas, including business, bankruptcy, employment, real estate, and estate planning law. To schedule a consultation, call (757) 499-1841.
Government regulations dictate how Virginia Beach businesses, industries, and landowners operate. Our experienced administrative attorneys can assist you with any compliance matters that apply to your situation, such as business licenses and observance of certain codes. We regularly interact with different local, state, and federal agencies, including but not limited to city and county planning and zoning boards, state legislative committees, and the Virginia Occupational Safety and Health Program.
When issues arise, such as a denied license or disciplinary enforcement actions, we can represent you at all stages of the appeals process, including appeals to the Supreme Court if necessary.
Alternative Dispute Resolution
Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) allows disputing parties to resolve their disagreement without resorting to expensive and time-consuming litigation. Many of the lawyers at Poole Brooke Plumlee have years of specialized training and experience in these techniques, which include:
- Mediation: A neutral mediator facilitates communications between all parties to the dispute and helps them achieve a mutually satisfactory resolution. The proceedings are confidential and participants generally have more control over the outcome than they would in a court proceeding.
- Arbitration: Like mediation, arbitration is confidential, but the process is more formal. Both sides present evidence and make arguments before a neutral arbitrator, who makes a decision that may be binding or non-binding, depending on the terms.
- Collaborative Law: This private settlement process is often used in divorce and family law disputes. In addition to specially trained attorneys, the proceedings may involve financial advisors, child psychologists, and mental health experts.
The lawyers at Poole Brooke Plumlee PC can represent clients in ADR proceedings or serve as arbitrators or mediators.
Financial setbacks can happen to anyone. When they do, filing for bankruptcy protection can be the best way to eliminate an impossible debt load and rebuild both your finances and your life.
Deciding which bankruptcy chapter to file requires a close overview of your current and future financial situation and resources. A compassionate bankruptcy attorney at our Virginia Beach law firm will provide you with the advice you need to make the right decision.
Our extensive business law practice helps startups and established businesses alike navigate an often-complex journey. In addition to explaining the laws and regulation that govern your industry, our lawyers can assist you with matters related to:
- Buying and selling
- Employee and vendor relations
- Commercial lease negotiations
- Commercial real estate transactions
- Contract drafting, negotiation, and review
- Land use, development, and zoning matters
- Entertainment law
These are only examples of the various business law transactions we cover. Call our Virginia Beach office to discuss your unique needs.
Car Accident Lawyers
People often suffer serious injuries in car accidents they didn’t cause. If you’ve been injured or lost a loved one after a catastrophic crash in or around Virginia Beach, let a personal injury lawyer at our firm pursue the compensation you need to cover your losses and regain financial stability.
We know first-hand what an accident can do to you and your family. We have years of experience representing people who have been injured in car accidents or who have lost loved ones and know how to prevent your claim from being minimized or dismissed by insurance companies. Let us focus on getting the financial recovery you need during this difficult time.
Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
We work with insurance carriers to defend insured parties in personal injury and property damage lawsuits arising from alleged acts of negligence, including but not limited to motor vehicle accidents and premises liability incidents.
If you own and operate a business in Virginia Beach, you may be subject to the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Act, even if you have fewer than three employees and/or use subcontractors. Our attorneys have represented employers before the Virginia Workers’ Compensation Commission, the Court of Appeals, and the Supreme Court of Virginia, and can protect your interests in similar situations.
Delinquent payments make it difficult for businesses and municipalities to maintain the cash flow they need to operate. The collection lawyers at Poole Brooke Plumlee have the experience and resources needed to locate debtors, identify their assets, and recover as much of the money owed as possible.
Commercial Real Estate Lawyers
Our commercial real estate practice has been serving the diverse and complex needs of Virginia Beach business construction, and government entities for several years. During that time, our clients have come to rely on our skilled team to effectively negotiate their real estate transactions and close their mission-critical land deals.
The commercial real estate attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee work closely with our Land Law team to provide seamless representation through all aspects of your transaction. We use our in-depth knowledge of municipal, county, and state laws to bring about a successful outcome.
Employers of all sizes turn to us for advice and representation in personnel and employment matters. In addition to counseling you on appropriate employment policies, we can assist you with legal services like the following:
- Drafting of key documents such as employee handbooks, employment contracts, and non-compete agreements
- Defense counsel in litigation arising from wrongful discharge, wage and hour, discrimination, and related claims
We represent employers in matters before state and federal courts, so please contact us to discuss your situation.
Health Care Lawyers
Our health care litigation team is committed to protecting physicians, health care facilities, pharmacists, and other health care providers from malpractice and negligence claims. We work closely with clients, their insurance carriers, and risk management departments to provide strong counsel and defense at administrative hearings and in court.
The health care attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee can also assist medical professionals with corporate organization, employment law challenges, patient care issues, credentialing matters, and even tax planning.
Intellectual Property Lawyers
We can assist you in determining the most effective method for protecting intellectual property (IP) under state and federal laws. Our lawyers represent intellectual property holders in actions involving the enforcement of restrictive agreements relating to IP and trade secrets.
In addition, we pursue and defend against claims of infringement and violations, including those related to software licenses, development agreements, and other intellectual property matters throughout Virginia.
We provide legal services for private sector businesses as well as state and local governments in matters involving land acquisition, real estate development, and financing. Our land law team has over 100 years of cumulative experience in land use transactions and can assist you with:
- Rezoning questions
- Environmental law issues
- Eminent domain situations
- Litigation over land-related disputes.
The attorneys at our firm have established a reputation for resolving complex cases in state and federal courts, both at trial and on appeal. Our trial experience includes:
- Defending manufacturers in products liability cases
- Handling mass tort litigation across the state
- Providing a strong defense in defamation, discrimination, and antitrust claims
- Handling different types of commercial litigation, from breaches of contract to stockholder disputes.
Our extensive trial practice also allows us to provide quick and accurate analyses of litigation risk. We regularly assist our clients in minimizing their exposure.
Personal Injury Lawyers
When you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, Poole Brooke Plumlee can assist you in getting the compensation that you deserve. In addition to the physical pain caused by an injury, accident victims often face serious financial consequences. Our Virginia Beach personal injury lawyers efficiently resolve legal issues arising from serious accidents and injuries. We will protect your rights and advocate on your behalf so that you can focus on recovery.
Getting a notice from the IRS or VA Department of Taxation is stressful. Many of these agencies have questions or concerns regarding your tax liability, and if the case is not handled correctly, you may run the risk of higher tax debt, tax liens, bank levies, or asset seizures. The Virginia Beach tax attorneys at Poole Brooke Plumlee PC can assist you in protecting your assets and your livelihood against aggressive tax collection measures.
Trusts, Estates & Elder Lawyers
At Poole, Brooke, and Plumlee, we help you prepare for the future by putting together a comprehensive estate plan that preserves your wealth, takes care of your family, and secures the future of vulnerable loved ones. We also provide the following related services:
- Guardianship and Conservatorship arrangements
- Estate management
- Beneficiary representation
- Business succession planning
- Litigation in areas covered by trusts, estates, and elder law.
How Can You Help Me With My Case?
At Poole Brooke Plumlee, we make it a priority to seek an optimal outcome for each client’s case. If you’ve been injured in a car accident, received a notice from the IRS, or were confronted with a harassment suit from a disgruntled former employee, you benefit from a skilled team of legal advocates who will personally guide you through your situation.
At our Virginia Beach firm, we believe that you should focus on what matters most to you, whether that be growing your business, preserving your wealth, or recovering from a serious accident. Our priority is to handle the legal aspects of your case, so you have the time and peace of mind to deal with everything else.
How Long Has Your Firm Been in Business?
Our Virginia Beach law firm has been providing legal services for over 35 years. In 1987, we opened our first office here and grew so steadily that it was followed by another one in Chesapeake in 2009 and a third in Portsmouth in 2013.
During this time, we have built a team of skilled attorneys licensed to practice in North Carolina, Ohio, and South Carolina, all of whom are dedicated to delivering a superior client experience. We are proud of their professional accomplishments and service to the community and look forward to providing you with a result that exceeds your expectations.
Do You Offer Free Consultations?
All prospective clients are welcome to contact us for a free, no-obligation consultation. To schedule a time, please call (757) 499-1841 or use our online contact form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
We ask that you bring all relevant information to the meeting so that you can get the most out of your consultation. For example, if you’re a medical professional facing suspension or revocation of your license, bring any communications from your licensing body along with documentation relevant to the alleged issues. The more we know about the legal situation, the better we will be able to advise you on whether we can help.
Speak to Our Virginia Beach Law Firm Today
At Poole Brooke Plumlee, we believe in forming lasting relationships. Clients choose us because we offer legal advice that focuses on the long term. Many of our clients have remained with us for decades, developing close, professional relationships with lawyers they can turn to time and time again for trusted advice. To schedule a consultation, please reach out to us today, either via phone or our contact form.