"In every case, my goal is to provide practical, cost-effective, and creative solutions both in and out of the courtroom to achieve the best result possible for the client. A thoroughly researched brief, a well-written mediation statement, or a meaningful discussion with opposing counsel can be just as effective at resolving disputes as a trial verdict."
Jaime handles a variety of civil litigation matters, with a particular emphasis on cases arising out of real property disputes, including appeals of zoning and other land use decisions, appeals of tax assessments, and construction litigation. Jaime also routinely assists clients with complex business and employment matters (e.g., wage and hour law, restrictive covenants, and employment policies and agreements).
Jaime has experience in both state and federal courts, as well as in alternative dispute resolution. Her work in multiple practice areas enables Jaime to formulate comprehensive legal and business strategies that not only achieve great results in the courtroom, but also allow her to assist clients in mitigating potential disputes.
Named a “Rising Star,” Civil Litigation: Defense, Virginia Super Lawyers, 2018-2020
Named to “Legal Elite” (Young Lawyer (Under 40)), Virginia Business, 2018, 2020
Recipient of the Charles T. Norman Award for Outstanding Graduate
Order of the Barristers
Articles & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review
President, University of Richmond Moot Court Board
Jaime has been involved with seven reported cases before the Virginia Supreme Court:
- CVAS Props., LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, No. 161541, 2017 Va. LEXIS 31 (Mar. 15, 2017).
- Celebrate Va. S., LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, No. 161540, 2017 Va. LEXIS 32 (Mar. 15, 2017).
- CVAS Parkway, LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, No. 161543, 2017 Va. LEXIS 34 (Mar. 15, 2017).
- CVAS 2, LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, No. 161542, 2017 Va. LEXIS 35 (Mar. 15, 2017).
- Celebrate Va. S., LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, No. 161544, 2017 Va. LEXIS 36 (Mar. 15, 2017).
- CVAS 2, LLC v. City of Fredericksburg, 289 Va. 100, 766 S.E.2d 912 (2015).
- Friends of the Rappahannock v. Caroline County Board of Supervisors, 286 Va. 38, 743 S.E.2d 132 (2013).
Represented employers in the construction industry in FLSA collective actions involving overtime pay and joint employer status.
Represented a business process outsourcer in a FLSA collective action involving off-the-clock work.
Handled multiple tax assessment appeals in cases involving taxes and special assessments in excess of $100 million.
Appealed zoning decisions of various Boards of Zoning Appeals.
Successfully defended a manufacturer in a product liability case.
Handled disputes concerning zoning, easements, adverse possession, and eminent domain.
Dismissed four back-to-back lawsuits filed in both federal and state court against an electrical construction contractor.
Defended employers against complaints filed with the EEOC.
Arbitrated a supply agreement dispute with the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Negotiated and drafted employee separation agreements.
Litigated claims of trade secret misappropriation and violations of restrictive covenants.
- Virginia Business Magazine, 11.30.2020
- Risk Management, 02.07.2021
- End of the Year Reminder to Local Landowners Seeking to Challenge Assessments of Real Property in the City of Richmond11.03.2020
- Reminder to Local Landowners Seeking to Challenge Assessments of Real Property in the City of Richmond10.12.2020
- Supreme Court of Virginia Sends a Message to Localities About the Presumption of Correctness Applicable to Real Estate Assessments08.13.2019
- Pennsylvania Supreme Court Rules That Insureds Are Entitled to Reimbursement of Settlement Amounts Paid Despite Insurer’s Refusal To Settle08.05.2015
- United States District Court for the District of New Jersey Holds that Incapacitation of a Facility Amounts to “Direct Physical Loss of or Damage to” the Property12.02.2014
- Implied Covenant of Good Faith and Fair Dealing Enables Judgment Creditor To Pursue Claim for Interest06.26.2014
- What Does It Take To Show Bad Faith? Insurer’s Invocation of Policy Exclusions To Deny Coverage Not Clear and Convincing Evidence of Bad Faith10.16.2013
- Construction Law Blog, 04.19.2021
- Construction Law Blog, 01.30.2020
Beyond the Law
Beyond the Law
Jaime grew up in Richmond, and despite having left the area multiple times for stints in Washington, D.C. and Wheeling, West Virginia, she has always managed to find her way back home. Jaime is mom to two children under 2—Oscar and Adela—who keep her on her toes.
When she’s not wrangling small children, Jaime enjoys live music, camping, skiing, reading historical fiction, podcasts, and relaxing at Richmond’s many craft breweries. A lifelong athlete (and L.C. Bird Hall of Fame inductee), Jaime loves spending time outdoors with her family swimming, biking, and playing ball.
- Law clerk for the Honorable Frederick P. Stamp, Jr. of the United States District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia.
University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude
- Articles & Comments Editor, University of Richmond Law Review;
- Recipient of the Charles T. Norman Award for Outstanding Graduate
- Order of the Barristers
- President, University of Richmond Moot Court Board
University of Virginia, B.A.
- West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia
- U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of West Virginia
- U.S. District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia
- U.S. Court of Appeals - Fourth Circuit