Brian West

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Brian West


My involvement with Rugby over 18 years led me around the world. The touchstones of competition, effort, focus and aggressive pursuit of goals has served well in Courtrooms over my career.

My involvement with the Virginia Trial Lawyers Association as past Chair of the Family Law Section has been essential to developing long standing relations throughout the state with other Bar leaders and Judges.

Having a wide and deep involvement in a variety of business endeavors has translated to a ready understanding of the business of our clients and their spouses essential in the effective representation of their interests in both domestic relations litigation concerning the valuation and equitable distribution of those interests as well as the representation of those businesses in a wide variety of forums.

Few other trial lawyers can point to as wide a scope of legal, business and personal interests. This breadth of experience provides a significant benefit to our clients. The concepts of hard work, vision and creativity which we rely upon in the establishment and operation of our various businesses which include, advertising, traditional legal services, international finance, international commodity transactions and restaurant operations provide a degree of financial sophistication and ability to seize upon opportunity for our client not obvious to many.

Practice Areas: Domestic Relations; Family Law; Divorce; Child Custody; Child Support; Criminal Law; Civil Litigation; Commercial Litigation; Real Estate.

Admitted: 1985, Virginia; 1986, Maryland and District of Columbia; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia; U.S. District Court, District of Maryland and U.S. District Court, District of Columbia

Law School: George Mason University School of Law, J.D., 1985

College: George Mason University, B.A., 1981

Member: Virginia State, Maryland State and American Bar Associations; The District of Columbia Bar; Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals Bar Association; Federal District Courts Bar Association; The Association of Trial Lawyers of America; The Virginia Trial Lawyers Association (Chairman, Family Law Section; Member, Board of Governors, 2001).

Biography: Recipient, American Jurisprudence Award, Constitution and Controls, Neutral Case Evaluator, Circuit Court of Fairfax County, Virginia.

Reported Cases: Fletcher v. Fletcher, 95 Md.App. 114, 619 A.2d 561; Jones v. Speed, 320 Md. 349, 577 A.2d 64; Theismann v. Theismann, 23 Va.App. 697, 479 S.E.2d 324, 22 Va.App. 557, 471 S.E.2d 809; DeWitt v. DeWitt, Va.App. Lexis 561, 1996; Hoye v. Commonwealth of Virginia, 18 Va.App. 132, 442 S.E.2d 404.

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