Noteworthy Events and Strelka Employment Law in the News

Strelka Employment Law Wins Breach of Contract Jury Trial for Fired Dentist in Richmond Circuit Court

Earlier this year, Strelka Employment Law attorneys Tommy Strelka, Winston West, and Brittany Haddox successfully won a jury trial in Richmond Circuit Court against Richard L. Byrd, DDS, PC. As alleged in the complaint, plaintiff Dr. Jacqueline Carne…
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Strelka Law Included as a "Best Law Firm"

Strelka Employment Law is a “Best Law Firm” recipient in the 2022 Edition of U.S. News and World Reports – Best Lawyers Edition. The firm is ranked Tier 1 in Employment Law – Individuals & Tier 1 in Litigation – Labo…
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Strelka Employment Law Wins Rare 1st Amendment Retaliation Federal Jury Trial

After a three-day jury trial in U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia, Roanoke Division, the jury returned a verdict for Plaintiff Sherry Flanagan, a client of Strelka Employment Law. Ms. Flanagan pursued a very rare cause of action: 1st…
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Tommy Provides Main Employment Law Update to Virginia Attorneys

On May 4, 2021, Tommy Strelka joined colleague Eddie Isler in providing a thorough overview of all significant employment law cases in the last calendar year. Tommy and Eddie discussed and highlighted the ever-changing state of the law related to ove…
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Leigh Strelka was honored to be named a Virginia "Go to Lawyer" for Employment Law by Virginia Lawyer's Weekly. Only 24 attorneys in the Commonwealth received this recognition.

These attorneys are: *A lawyer who is an expert in his or her field, well-versed in the nuances of the case law, statutes and regulations clients will encounter. *A lawyer who is experienced and enjoys a record of success, with many cases and/or tran…
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Leigh Strelka Provided Testimony in a committee hearing on HB 1418

On January 20, 2021, Leigh was requested by the Women’s National Law Center to provide testimony in a General Assembly committee hearing regarding HB 1418, the Virginia Safe and Thriving Workplace Act (PDF). Workplace harassment is a widespread…
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Supreme Court of the United States Writ of Certiorari Filed in SEL Retaliation Case

On January 13, 2021, Strelka Employment Law, in conjunction with the UVA Supreme Court Litigation Clinic (UVA Clinic), was thrilled to see a Writ of Certiorari docketed at the SCOTUS (Docket Entry). This case, briefly, involves a female attorney who…
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Strelka Employment Law Represents Former Senior Vice President Suing New Peoples Bank for Discrimination

As reported in the Kingsport Times-News, Strelka Employment Law represents former bank executive Mary Trigiani who has claimed in U.S. District Court in Abingdon, Virginia that her former employer, New Peoples Bank discriminated against her in multip…
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Tommy Interviewed by Roanoke Times Regarding Rocky Mount Assistant Town Manager Still Being Paid Months After Resignation

Though Tommy does not represent any of the parties, the Roanoke Times reached out to Strelka Employment Law for his opinion regarding why a former Town Manager would still be paid by the Town of Rocky Mount five months after resigning from the positi…
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Strelka Employment Law Sues Roanoke County Schools for Sex-Based Wage Discrimination

Tommy was recently interviewed by the Roanoke Times regarding the case of Barnett v. Roanoke County School Board, a Title VII case regarding disparate pay on the basis of gender filed in U.S. District Court in the Western District of Virginia. Instru…
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