This program, taught by Jesse Binnall of Harvey & Binnall, will provide a foundational overview of Section 1983 litigation in Virginia. The course will review the history and elements of §1983 claims, the interplay between federal and state law, and procedural requirements in Virginia courts. In addition, the program will explore who may be sued, the limits of qualified immunity, and important case law to know when prosecuting or defending a §1983 lawsuit in Virginia.
Jesse R. Binnall is a partner at Harvey & Binnall, PLLC. He has tried cases in state and federal courts in various jurisdictions throughout the United States. Mr. Binnall’s practice focuses on civil litigation, white collar criminal defense, internal investigations, international disputes, business and non-profit law, appellate litigation, election law, virtual currencies (i.e. Bitcoin), parliamentary law and procedure, and alternative dispute resolution (i.e. arbitration and mediation). He also is proud to help companies develop innovative legal strategies to combat overregulation and government cyber-snooping. Many of Mr. Binnall’s clients use his knowledge to take active steps to avoid the courtroom entirely. He advises entrepreneurs on business formation, contractors on complex construction negotiations, and political candidates and committees on election law matters. He also is proud of his accomplishments working as a productive and collaborative member of civil and criminal joint defense teams.
Mr. Binnall has been a featured guest, discussing law and technology issues, on various new and traditional media outlets, including the Huffington Post, the New York Times, Wired, Forbes, DemocracyNow, the Ron Paul Channel, and Lawyer2Laywer. He has been selected as a “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers. Only 2% of Virginia lawyers are selected to receive this honor. He is also rated as “Excellent” by Avvo.com.
Before starting his career as an attorney, Mr. Binnall was a professional parliamentarian and public relations consultant. He continues to advise organizations large and small on meeting procedure (including Robert’s Rules of Order), bylaw drafting and interpretation, and other parliamentary matters. Mr. Binnall is an avid private pilot. He also enjoys sailing, and SCUBA diving.
Abigail Frye graduated from the University of Georgia School of Law in 2019 and was recently admitted to the Georgia bar. While in law school, she served as the Senior Notes Editor for the Journal of Intellectual Property Law, Vol. 26 and as a Mentor on behalf of the Law School. During her second year of law school, Abbie was selected as a Banking Law Research Assistant where she studied the effects of independent community banks’ lobbying efforts on federal agency regulation and legislation. Abbie is a certified Mediator, earning her Mediation certificate in the spring of 2019 shortly before earning her JD.
Abbie moved to Washington, DC in September 2019. Her current practice includes Political Law, Congressional Investigations and Constitutional litigation, with an emphasis on Title IX and Section 1983 cases. In Title IX litigation, Abbie represents accused students, holding universities accountable for their lack of due process and equal representation.
Although she practices law in the DC area, Abbie is a Georgia Bulldawg to her core. She grew up in Atlanta and earned her BA in Public Relations, as well as a minor in Spanish, from the University of Georgia in 2016.
This presentation was among best.
Good information for a high level subject matter. Well thought out and delivered.
Solid basic program
Good but quick summary -- allowed me to catch up on something I have not looked at in a long time.
Good discussion about State/Federal distinctions and sovereign immunity.
They work well together. Good balance.