Barry Dorans

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  • 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

  • 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

Barry Dorans's Photo

Barry Dorans

  • 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

  • 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

Barry Dorans has over 30 years of experience in the representation of individuals and businesses, from small and regional companies to large corporations.  He has been designated by Super Lawyers as one of Virginia’s Super Lawyers for Business/Corporate matters, AV rated by Martindale Hubbell, a Legal Elite by Virginia Business Magazine for Labor and Employment Law, Civil Litigation and Construction Law and as a Top Lawyer by Costal Virginia Magazine multiple times in his career. 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.

  • Construction for Architects and Contractors

  • HIPAA, ADA, FMLA and Affordable Care Act

  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rated

  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Super Lawyers” (Business/Corporate), 2019 - 2021

  • Listed as one of Coastal Virginia Magazine’s Top Lawyers, 2017 - 2021

  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Labor and Employment), Virginia Business Magazine, 2005, 2017, 2020

  • Listed as one of Virginia's 'Legal Elite' (Civil Litigation), Virginia Business Magazine, 2018 - 2019

  • Listed as one of Virginia’s “Legal Elite” (Construction Law), Virginia Business Magazine, 2008

  • 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

  • Virginia Board of Professional and Occupational Regulation, Former Board Member

  • Virginia Small Business Financing Authority, Former Board Member, Board of Directors

  • Virginia Beach Bar Association

  • Virginia Bar Association

  • Virginia State Bar