BUSINESS

LAW FIRM

* Construction Disputes

* Commercial Law

* Bond Claims

* Employment Law

* Insurance Coverage

* Creditors' Rights

PRACTICE

AREAS

Bond Claims

Bid, payment, and performance bonds for sureties and claimants.  As an Assistant Attorney General, in addition to handling litigation involving contractors and design professionals, I also participated in the drafting of standard form construction contracts and bonds.  I have also represented bond claimants and bonding companies in litigation. 

 
Construction Disputes

Private and government; VDOT; Mechanics' liens.  I have represented government agencies defending claims brought by contractors or design professionals or bringing claims against contractors or design professionals.  I have also represented contractors in claims against government agencies.  I have represented mechanics' lien claimants.  One mechanics' lien case I handled ended in the auction of a large downtown office building with the contractors dividing the sales proceeds.  I defended many mechanics' lien cases for a national title insurance company.

Commercial Law

Products liability, goods in transit, warehouse and storage claims, and secured transactions for debtors and creditors.  This covers a wide variety of matters and includes, for example, the defense of the manufacturer or distributor of a product that is supposed to be defective in design or fabrication.  Commercial law also includes responsibility for goods damaged either in transit or in storage.  I have represented both borrowers and lenders in transactions involving loans secured by non-real estate collateral.  This is typically known as a secured transaction.

Employment Law

OSHA; defense of employees' claims.  I have taken OSHA cases to trial against the Virginia agency responsible for enforcing OSHA.  I have also defended different kinds of employee claims including discrimination, unemployment entitlement, and wage disputes. 

Insurance Coverage

Representing insurance companies and policyholders.  I have represented both policyholders and insurance companies.  I have tried cases to verdict for both policyholders and insurance companies.

Creditors' Rights

Commercial collections, equipment repossessions, and foreclosures.  I have represented lenders and borrowers in a variety of transactions and in lawsuits in state, federal, and bankruptcy courts.

WHO I AM

JACK OF TWO TRADES

In the last 30 years, the legal profession has divided itself in two:  Litigation and transactions.  Litigators try cases.  Transaction attorneys plan transactions and draft documents.  "...and never the twain shall meet."  The specialization certainly exists but may not always serve the client well.  Often, litigation represents a failed transaction.  When planning a transaction and drafting the required documents, you have to know what can go wrong.  Please look at the description of my areas of practice.  I have represented both sides in many different kinds of lawsuits and transactions. 

 

I have three advantages over most attorneys.  My first full time job was not as an attorney.  I taught Introductory Physical Science to eighth graders at Drew Middle School in Stafford County.  Second, I was a witness in two civil cases (including an auto accident) and one criminal case.  Third, as an Assistant Attorney General, I hired, paid, and supervised private-sector attorneys retained by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  I have been a client.

EDUCATION

September 1980 to June 1983 - Law School, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Virginia (J.D.)

September 1974 to June 1978 - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina (B.A. cum laude); major: Political Science; minors: Economics, Latin, German

 

LANGUAGES

Spanish (mother is Puerto Rican) and German

JACK OF TWO TRADES

The legal profession has divided itself in two:  Litigation and transactions.  Litigators try cases.  Transaction attorneys draft documents.  The division or specialization certainly exists but does not serve the client well.  Often, litigation represents a failed transaction.  When planning a transaction and drafting the required documents, you have to know what can go wrong.  Please look at the description of my areas of practice.  I have represented both sides in lawsuits and transactions. 

 

I have three advantages over most attorneys.  My first full time job was not as an attorney.  I taught eighth graders Introductory Physical Science at Drew Middle School in Stafford County.  Second, I have had to serve as a witness in two civil cases (including an auto accident) and one criminal case.  Third, as an Assistant Attorney General, I hired, paid, and supervised private-sector attorneys retained by the Commonwealth of Virginia.  I have been a client.

 

WHY I STARTED MY OWN FIRM.

I started my own firm for the same reason that many of you went into business for yourselves and the same reason that many of you have climbed up the ladder to positions of considerable responsibility.  I like the idea of running my own ship.  I wanted to return to a more traditional practice of law.  In that "model", the attorney manages transactions and represents clients in court.  I have also wanted, for some time, to find other ways of charging for my services than the standard fee hourly basis.

 

ATTORNEY

C. Jay Robbins, IV

Direct Dial: 804.938.9334

Fax: 804.774.7527

Email: cjr@robbins.legal

 

CONTACT

C. Jay Robbins, IV P.C.

ADDRESS

Office in Richmond, Virginia

C. Jay Robbins, IV P.C.

8003 Franklin Farms Road, Suite 233

Richmond, VA 23229

Email: cjr@robbins.legal

Direct Dial: 804.938.9334

Fax: 804.774.7527

 

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