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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.  Pre-litigation counseling is also an important part of Mihir’s practice.  He understands that no one ever intends for a business relationship to end in litigation.  Litigation can be extremely taxing and deeply personal, and is often not the best solution to a business problem.  As a result, Mihir is not afraid to encourage clients to explore alternative methods of resolution whenever the opportunity presents itself.  In his view, this is not sign of weakness, but of strength.

But the reality is that many disputes may only be resolved in the courts or through arbitration.  When this happens, Mihir is a relentless and results-oriented advocate who has successfully taken contentious cases through all stages of litigation, including trial and appeal.  Mihir's recent first-chair representation of Firm clients includes prevailing 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; obtaining 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; 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’s practice is driven in large part by the industry-focus of Northern Virginia.  Among others, he advises clients in the technology and real estate sectors, and litigates matters involving commercial contracts, business torts, inter-corporate, and intra-corporate disputes. 

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

Recognition

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

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

Experience

Experience

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.

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 currently studying at George Mason Law School.  A competitive tennis player, Mihir is active in the USTA leagues of Northern Virginia and competed across the country for VCU’s club tennis team in college.  He was a first-year law student at the University of Richmond when VCU’s men’s basketball team made the Final Four, a feat he hopes was not once in a lifetime. 

Prior to 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

  • Order of the Barristers

Virginia Commonwealth University, B.S., Biomedical Engineering

  • Virginia
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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