This page contains information provided by experienced local counsel for Alexandria federal court, with offices located in Fairfax VA, near the federal courthouses for the Eastern District of Virginia.
Virginia is well known for its idiosyncratic local practices. Most of the local trial courts have their own rules to supplement the Virginia Rules. Of course, the federal courts in Alexandria each have their own procedures. A copy of the local rules for the Federal District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia can be found here.Counsel from elsewhere ask us “what is the difference between a demurrer and a plea in bar? What is craving oyer and how can we oppose it?” For federal cases, we routinely provide counsel on the local rules, customs and practices in the Eastern District of Virginia, reputedly, the most efficient and fast paced federal court in the country, known affectionately as the Rocket Docket. Collectively, we have 30 years of experience in these courts. We have represented local business owners in declaratory actions, served as local counsel for large plaintiffs’ firms, and in those instances where justice dictates, have worked with our out-of-state clients and their lawyers on cases where no up front fees are required. Our offices are centrally located near the courthouses of Fairfax County, Arlington County, the City of Alexandria, Prince William County, Loudoun County and the Federal District Courts in Alexandria, Virginia.