Sliding Scale For Personal Jurisdiction in Electronic and Internet Cases

Posted Posted in Due Process, General, Litigation

Sliding Scale For Personal Jurisdiction in Electronic and Internet Cases Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC scores in its opposition to Top Seek, LLC bid to escape suit in Federal District Court in Richmond, Virginia. Jonathan Arthur, Esq., an associate with the law firm is representing the plaintiff Broad Highway Recovery. The United States Federal […]

2018 – Virginia Accepts 2 Civil Rights Appeals to Address Sovereign Immunity Issues

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, Excessive Force, False Imprisonment, Fourth Amendment, General, Litigation

Virginia Supreme Court grants two petitions to address sovereign immunity issues argued by Virginia’s Civil Rights Law Firm – Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC   December 18, 2018 — The Virginia Supreme Court announced this week that will hear legal arguments by the Richmond civil rights law firm of Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, […]

Police pointed weapon at me – is that excessive?

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Excessive Force, Fourth Amendment, Personal Injury Law

Question:  Is it a violation of the Fourth Amendment for an officer to aim his loaded weapon at a person where the alleged crime at issue is minor and nonviolent, the suspect does not pose an immediate threat to the safety of the officers or others, and he is not actively resisting arrest or attempting to […]

Successful Defense of High Profile Criminal Case – Dinwiddie County

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Criminal Law

February 7, 2018 – Civil rights attorney Tom Roberts successfully defended  former Dinwiddie County Deputy Hector Jimenez in a high profile criminal case.   Mr. Jimenez had been charged with two felonies: taking indecent liberties with a minor in violation of VA Code § 18.2-370(A)(4), with potential imprisonment of between 1 and 10 years, and aggravated […]

January 23, 2018 – Another Free Speech Victory

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Libel & Slander, Litigation

“…I shall obey the laws of the United States of America and of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and shall support and defend their constitutions against all enemies whomsoever, foreign and domestic….” – Virginia State Police Trooper’s Pledge. Nathan Cox’s nightmare is finally over. The Virginia Supreme Court rejected the appeal petition of Trooper Melanie H. […]

Virginia Civil Rights Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for Sexual Assault Victim

Posted Posted in Assault & Battery, Assault & Battery, Civil Rights, Personal Injury Law, Sexual Assault

Virginia Civil Rights & Personal Injury Law Firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC obtains a $25.35 Million Judgment for Sexual Assault Victim in Virginia (Largest Settlement in 2017 – Virginia Lawyers Weekly, March 18, 2018) On October 6, 2017, Civil rights and personal injury attorneys with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. successfully obtained […]

1st Amendment – ANOTHER BLISTERING CRITICISM OF PETERSBURG GOVERNMENT BY THE COURTS TODAY WITH AN OPINION BY THE 4TH CIRCUIT STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Employment Law, First Amendment, Freedom of Speech and Press, Litigation

12-15-2016– THE US COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE 4th CIRCUIT REMOVES WHAT IT DESCRIBED AS A “VIRTUAL BLANKET PROHIBITION ON ALL SPEECH CRITICAL OF THE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYER” BY STRIKING DOWN PETERSBURG POLICE DEPARTMENT’S BAN ON SOCIAL MEDIA CRITICISM OF THE DEPARTMENT. In a sharply worded opinion issued on 12-15-2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals declared […]

“Sex”, Bathrooms and the Rule of Law

Posted Posted in Civil Rights, Due Process, General, Litigation, sexual harassment

4-20-2016 – Attorneys Andrew T. Bodoh and Jonathan M. Arthur of the Virginia civil rights firm Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, P.C. are proud to represent Delegate Dave LaRock (R-Loudoun) in a lawsuit against Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring. “Delegate LaRock wants the Attorney General to follow the law and to do his job in […]