Attorney at Law Office of Robert F. Moorman
August 2009 – Present
Experienced litigator/trial attorney in state and federal courts throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia. Primary practice areas include construction, financial services, commercial landlord/tenant and insurance litigation. Have given lectures at events for organizations such as the Virginia Oil & Gas Association and the Richmond Chapter of the National Association for the Remodeling Industry and am a member of both organizations.
Partner at Reed Smith LLP
October 2000 – August 2009
Civil litigator/trial attorney in state and federal courts throughout Virginia in the areas of construction, financial services, products liability and landlord-tenant. Was an associate from October 2000 to December 2003 and became a partner at Reed Smith in January, 2005, my first year of eligibility. Resigned in August 2009 to start the Law Office of Robert F. Moorman.
Associate at Sands Anderson Marks & Miller
September 1996 – October 2000
Emphasis on commercial litigation in the areas of products liability and environmental law. Prevailed in jury trial defense of 27 cases involving over 50 plaintiffs alleging property damage. Successfully defended environmental clean-up claims brought under Resource and Conservation Recovery Act (”RCRA”), including defense of claims of exposure to alleged toxins and petroleum leaks.
Law Clerk at Supreme Court of Virginia
August 1995 – August 1996
Made oral presentations to panels of Justices in appellate and original jurisdiction matters. In addition, prepared written memoranda for use by the Court in considering Petitions for Appeal.
University of Richmond School of Law
Juris Doctor – 1995
B.A., Political Science – 1991
Virginia State Bar, 1995
United States District Court (Eastern and Western Districts of Virginia)
United States Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals
Virginia Bar Association; Construction & Public Contracts Section – Council Member
Bar Association of the City of Richmond (Chairman of Admin. of Justice Committee)
Member: National Assoc. of the Remodeling Industry (“NARI”) – Richmond Chapter
Member: Virginia Oil & Gas Association (“VOGA”)
RECENT SEMINARS AND PUBLICATIONS
Risk Management Through Contracts – NARI 2009 Spring Meeting
Commercial Tenant Evictions: A Primer – Feb. 2009 Commercial Litigation Client Alert
Protecting Pipeline Easements From Encroachments – VOGA 2008 Summer Meeting