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Barry Dorans, Attorney at Law

Barry Dorans has over 30 years of experience in the representation of individuals and businesses, from small and regional companies to large corporations.  He was selected for inclusion in “Legal Elite” under labor and employment law by Virginia Business Magazine in 2005 and 2015 and again in 2008 for construction law. He was also named one of Costal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers in 2015.  Over his career, he has been involved in a wide variety of matters both in state and federal court and out of court.  He has recently been involved in assisting clients in buying and selling local businesses, disputes concerning former employees competing against their previous employers, negotiation of employment agreements, and review and negotiation of leases.  He has also been involved in federal court litigation involving claims in excess of $1,000,000 concerning unfair competition and in disputes arising out of multi-million dollar construction contracts.

His areas of concentration include civil litigation, employment law, representation of businesses, construction law, real estate, and appellate work.  He is well known throughout the area for his lectures at seminars and conferences on issues involving employee benefits, labor issues, and construction and condominium law.

Bar Admissions
  • Virginia
    1984
  • Virginia Supreme Court
    1984
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of Virginia
    1984
  • U.S. Bankruptcy Court
    1988
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 4th Circuit
    1984
Education
  • The College of William and Mary, Marshall-Wythe School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia
    J.D. – 1983
    Law Review: William & Mary Law Review, Editor, 1982 – 1983
  • State University of New York at Stony Brook, Stony Brook, New York
    B.A. – 1980
  • Construction for Architects and Contractors
  • HIPAA, ADA, FMLA and Affordable Care Act
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Labor and Employment), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Construction Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2008
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Listed as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Client Protection Fund, Chairman, 2008 – 2010
  • Virginia State Bar, Client Protection Fund Board, Member, 2004 – 2009
  • Virginia State Bar Second District Committee, Former Secretary, Vice Chair
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  • Construction for Architects and Contractors
  • HIPAA, ADA, FMLA and Affordable Care Act
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Labor and Employment), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005
  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Construction Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2008
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated
  • Listed as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2015
  • American Bar Association
  • Norfolk & Portsmouth Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar, Client Protection Fund, Chairman, 2008 – 2010
  • Virginia State Bar, Client Protection Fund Board, Member, 2004 – 2009
  • Virginia State Bar Second District Committee, Former Secretary, Vice Chair
  • View More