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Overview

"There is no ‘one size fits all’ in litigation. Our clients come to us with unique issues, which demand creative problem solving. I pride myself on being a solutions-oriented partner for our clients, with every decision aimed at finding the best result."

Mihir is a trial lawyer who practices in the state and federal courts in Virginia, with a principal focus in his native Northern Virginia, including the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia. Mihir’s core practice includes pursuing and defending against claims involving breaches of contract, fraud, fiduciary malfeasance and other forms of misconduct that arise in business, contractual, and employment settings. He has experience handling such matters in court and in arbitration. 

Mihir's recent first-chair representation of Firm clients includes prevailing on all affirmative claims and a counterclaim in a multi-day jury trial involving multiple claims of breach of contract and unjust enrichment; obtaining a verdict for the full amount sued-for in a multi-day bench trial involving a breach of an oral contract; and obtaining an emergency mandatory injunction involving the interpretation of Virginia's election statutes. In addition, Mihir routinely briefs and argues important motions in both federal and state court.

Mihir often works with other members of the Firm on litigation matters that touch on issues outside of his core practice areas. These matters can involve issues relating to administrative law, government contracts, construction law, and real estate, among others.   

Mihir was born and raised in Northern Virginia, and is a graduate of Lake Braddock Secondary School in Burke.

Recognition

Selected as "Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch" in Tysons for Commercial Litigation, Best Lawyers in America, 2022 

Selected for inclusion as a “Rising Star,” Business Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2020 and 2021

Selected for inclusion as a “Super Lawyer,” Business Litigation, Virginia Super Lawyers, Thomson Reuters, 2018-2019

ABA National Appellate Advocacy Competition, Best Oral Advocate Award, 2013

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Experience

Experience

Represented government contractor pursuing claims against former executive and competitor for theft of trade secrets. Case was pending in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia and was resolved successfully.

Obtained emergency temporary injunction on behalf of fitness studio owner for the return of high-end fitness equipment that had been converted by the studio owner’s landlord. Case resolved successfully after injunction.

Prevailed on all affirmative claims and a counterclaim in a multi-day jury trial in Virginia circuit court involving multiple claims of breach of contract and unjust enrichment.

Obtained a verdict for the full amount sued-for in a multi-day bench trial in Virginia circuit court involving a breach of an oral contract.

Obtained a precedent-setting emergency injunction involving the interpretation of Virginia’s election laws and successfully defended same before the Supreme Court of Virginia.

Obtained partial summary judgment on behalf of cybersecurity firm in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Successfully defended telecommunications company against motion for preliminary injunction and temporary restraining order in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Successfully tried a real property dispute in Virginia state court involving the interpretation of deeds and easements.

Successfully defended technology company accused of alleged violations of the federal human trafficking statute, earning dismissal of client from the case in the Eastern District of Virginia.

Successfully represented a wholesale tobacco distributor in an appeal of the Department of Taxation’s assessment of nearly $1 million in allegedly unpaid sales and use tax, obtaining full exoneration from payment for distributor.

Represented a federal government contractor in connection with whistleblower reprisal claims brought by former employee, earning dismissal of all claims against contractor.

Routinely works with subject matter experts, including forensic accountants, business valuation experts, real estate appraisers, and damages experts.

Perspectives

Speaking Engagements

  • Contributor to "Athletes and Their Images:  Leagues vs. Players vs. Bad Conduct," International Legal Symposium on the World of Music, Film, Television and Sports ABA Forum on Entertainment & Sports Industries
    03.2017

Community

Community

Professional Affiliations

Virginia State Bar

Fairfax Bar Association

Federal Bar Association, Northern Virginia Chapter 

Beyond the Law

Beyond the Law

Outside of work, Mihir can usually be found cheering on his beloved D.C. sports teams, walking his dog Penny on the streets of Arlington, or debating the law with his wife, who is also a practicing lawyer. He does his best to stay active by playing tennis and riding along the many bike trails in the D.C. area.

Before attending law school, Mihir was a high school physics teacher for two years at Monacan High School outside Richmond. While at Monacan, Mihir coached the boys varsity tennis team and was honored as a role model teacher.

University of Richmond School of Law, J.D., cum laude

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Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering

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  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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