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Virginia’s personal injury and civil rights law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC has been a leader helping ordinary people with litigation since 1986. 

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Thomas H Roberts, Esq.
Since 1986

Andrew T Bodoh, Esq.

Let us help you protect civil rights and obtain justice for personal injuries.

Jonathan M Arthur, Esq.

With over 50 years of combined civil right and personal injury experience, we are here to help you. Smashing records, this personal injury law firm obtained the first $1 million jury verdict in the history of Henrico County. Each case is different, but one thing remains constant, we fight for you. Justice and civil rights is in our blood.

Richmond personal injury and civil rights, Chesterfield personal injury and civil rights, Henrico personal injury and civil rights, Hanover personal injury and civil rights, Goochland personal injury and civil rights, the list goes on.  We are Virginia’s personal injury and civil rights law firm – let us help you. 

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Question: What best describes us and our attorneys? 

Answer: Virginia Civil Rights Attorney * Virginia Personal Injury Attorney * Virginia Car Accident Lawyer * Virginia Injury Lawyer * Virginia Injury Attorney * Virginia Wrongful Death Lawyer * Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer * Virginia Car Wreck Attorney * Virginia Motorcycle Accident Attorney *  Virginia FOIA Attorney * Skilled Virginia Litigator * Virginia Sexual Harassment Attorney * Virginia Sexual Assault Attorney * Virginia Defamation Attorney * Virginia Police Misconduct Attorney * Virginia Excessive Force Attorney

Some of the notable court cases include the following:

Lt. Caron Nazario v Gutierrez

In 2021 – the firm filed suit against two Windsor police officers for 4th Amendment violations against Lt. Nazario with the United States Army arising from a simple but unlawful traffic stop.  “What’s going on- you are fix’n to ride the lightning son!”

9/7/2023 – The Town of Windsor Virginia settles the suit brought against it stemming from the violations to Lt. Caron Nazario. Virginia’s Attorney General Miyares stated: “What we all saw in the shocking traffic stop video involving Army Lt. Caron Nazario was an egregious and unjust use of powerI join the hundreds of thousands of good and decent law enforcement officers who stand against the kind of police misconduct we witnessed. Police are the only government entity that has a monopoly on the use of force in American society, so it’s important that they be good stewards of that responsibility and strive for excellence in the administration of justice. Excessive use of force and violations of constitutional liberties will not be tolerated in Virginia.” 

Lee Monument Protestors v. City of Richmond Officers

In 2022 – the firm settled civil rights cases against RPD for unlawful infringement of constitutional liberties of peaceful protesters when without provocation citizens were attacked with gas and force on June 1, 2020 at Lee Circle.  Claims under the 1st and 4th Amendments to the United States Constitution.   READ THE TERMS RELEASED!

4 Bronze Star Veteran v. Jailer

In 2015, the firm obtained a jury verdict against a Pamunkey Regional Corrections officer for excessive use of force against an old combat veteran, decorated with 4 bronze stars for valor in combat, who grabbed a towel to warm himself. 

Police Officers 1st Amendment Right to Post on Social Media

In 2016, involving Facebook posts, the law firm secured a 4th Circuit opinion declaring the Petersburg Police Social Media Policy unconstitutional, which intended to silence criticism of police departments.

Race Discrimination v Virginia Municipality

In 2001, the law firm obtained a public apology by the Town of Front Royal for discrimination against its two black employees, together with compensatory damages.

Virginia Excessive Force Lawsuit

In 2020, the law firm obtained from the Virginia Supreme Court the reversal of civil rights claims against a Petersburg officer whoCromartie civil rights violated in Petersburg, Virginia used excessive force against a small black woman in a traffic stop.

1st Amendment Protection in Virginia

In 2020, the law firm filed a federal law suit against Richmond Police Officers for violating the 1st and 4th Amendment rights of protestors against the unprovoked attack upon them as they peacefully protested at the Robert E Lee memorial.

Protecting Law Enforcement from Race Discrimination

The law firm represented two deputies with the Fairfax County Sheriff’s office who experienced systemic racism and discrimination within the department.

Civil Rights for Police Officer

In 2013 – Civil rights attorneys Thomas H. Roberts and Andrew T. Bodoh successfully represented 20 year veteran Richmond Police Officer Wesley Moore in his suit against a junior patrol officer arising from events following a traffic stop.  While the plaintiff disputed the basis for the traffic stop, the court determined the stop was legitimate – the case was submitted to the jury on the claim of battery.  The jury awarded $250,000

Reversal of Conviction for Protestor

Reversal of a conviction by an individual protesting the police in Petersburg.

Federal Suit for Title VII and 1st Amendment

2007 – Federal Suit for violations of Title VII and 1st Amendment to the United States Constitution, against Sheriff of Chesapeake, Virginia

The Right of Citizens to Use Reasonable Force to Repel an Unlawful Arrest

2001 – The law firm successfully defended felony criminal charges against a Lynchburg Virginia man charged with assaulting two police officers. Roberts argued that the defendant had a right to express his commentary on police conduct and argued that the arrest was unlawful and therefore under common law long recognized by the Supreme Court of Virginia, the defendant had every right to use reasonable force to repel the unlawful arrest. The law firm represented the defendant in civil claims.



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