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Hirschler’s multispecialty litigation practice focuses on five core areas:  complex commercial disputes, construction litigation, employment disputes, healthcare litigation and real estate litigation. Widely recognized in federal and state courts, at the trial and appellate levels and before federal and state administrative agencies, the firm’s 25 full-time trial lawyers assist businesses and individuals in achieving optimal results – whether the matter is a large, “bet-the-company” case or a more routine commercial dispute.

Trusted Experience

When clients retain Hirschler, they are confident the team is ready, willing and prepared to take their case to verdict.  Unlike many firms, our attorneys are in court every week and can offer deep, battle-tested trial experience. Though we handle a significant number of cases across Virginia, Maryland, the District of Columbia and the Mid-Atlantic, we have experience and are prepared to handle your case anywhere in the country.

Exploring the Options

Not every dispute warrants litigation. Frequently, the primary goal of business clients is quick resolution at a reasonable cost. Hirschler attorneys are equally comfortable in using all forms of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) including arbitration, mediation, judicial settlement and private adjudication.  Part of our routine consultation process is educating clients on their options outside of the courtroom.

Managing Expectations

Resolving disputes of any form can be costly. Among Virginia’s largest law firms, Hirschler embraces value billing and alternative fee arrangements.  Any client may request a budget to set expectations at the outset of the case.  The budget will be revisited periodically and mid-course adjustments made in budget, staffing or strategy as needed to achieve the client’s goals.


18 team members named to Best Lawyers in America, Litigation, multiple litigation specialties, 2022

Top ranked practice, Band 3, General Commercial Litigation, Virginia, 2021

4 team members ranked by Chambers USA, General Commercial Litigation, Virginia, 2021

14 team members named among “Virginia Super Lawyers,” multiple litigation specialties, 2021

17 team members named among Virginia’s “Legal Elite,” Virginia Business Magazine, 2020



  • When Hirschler partner Courtney Paulk walks through one of Liphart Steel's facilities, you see her high-fiving her clients – who are also her friends. People – and relationships – are what matter most to Courtney. Her clients know her. She knows them. And they trust her.

  • After a failed attempt to obtain relief from an exorbitant tax bill, Army Navy Country Club's tax consultant recommended contacting John Walk, co-chair of Hirschler’s litigation and alternative resolution practice. John knows a thing or two about what’s fair and what’s not – especially regarding taxes on real estate.






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