Occasionally a client of our law firm will unfortunately be drawn into a dispute with another business or person. Fortunately, John Lumpkins has many years of experience in representing clients in the courtroom or in an alternative dispute resolution process, such as mediation or arbitration. Litigation and ADR services of the law firm are limited to representing clients involving disputes that are in the firm’s practice areas. Those areas include estate and trust disputes (including suits for aid and guidance, suits to recover money taken by a fiduciary, suits involving allegations of breach of trustee duties); small business disputes (including contract disputes and the “one-off” collection action); real-estate related disputes (including general contract claims, partition suits, boundary line and easement matters).
John Lumpkins’ many years of experience include jury trials in federal and state court, appeals to the Virginia Supreme Court, countless bench trials in Virginia general district court and Virginia Circuit Courts around the commonwealth. A majority of civil lawsuits are settled before trial; however, after graduating from law school in 1988 John worked for many years as a criminal defense attorney in federal and state court. Starting out by doing court-appointed work in area state courts, and in the Eastern District of Virginia federal court, John gained years of trial and courtroom experiences that many “civil litigators” might not have after a couple of decade of civil litigation work.