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Why #MeToo Does Not Always Equate to #MeRecoverMoney

2018 September 11 by

By Colleen M Quinn, Esq. and Kelsey Abell

While #MeToo may appear to be just a hashtag, it has created an avalanche of healing, justice, and change for victims of sexual assault. Through public testimony, worldwide news attention, and personal experience shared on various forms of social media, the #MeToo movement has given a more encouraging platform for both male and female victims to come forward about their experiences that have long been viewed as too taboo to discuss. In addition to strengthening the voices of those who feared the public’s reaction to their stories of sexual assault, the #MeToo movement has encouraged victims to seek justice through legal action. Consequently, many trial lawyers that practice in the areas of personal injury, medical malpractice and/or employment law, as I do, have seen a large increase in the number of prospective client calls asking if he or she or they have a case. Unfortunately, the reality is that, other than criminal prosecution, most claims are time barred or, alternatively, if not time barred, pose issues with collecting a monetary recovery. We can only hope that the greater awareness now will push clients to seek recovery much sooner. Further, as companies and institutions put in better policies, and as victims no longer will tolerate improper touching, we also anticipate that societal reform might help to reduce the number of incidents of sexual abuse.

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May 23, 2018: Comparing Social Security Disability Benefits with Workers Compensation Benefits

2018 May 26 by


Comparing Social Security Disability Benefits with Workers Compensation Benefits

How do Social Security benefits compare to Workers Compensation benefits? Join attorney Michele Lewane of the Injured Workers Law Firm as she pairs up with social security attorney Sean Kavanagh to navigate the differences!

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May 16, 2018: Why is estate planning so important?

2018 May 17 by


Why is Estate Planning Important?

Attorney Jeremy Pryor of Carrell Blanton Ferris talks about estate planning and why it is so important.

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May 9, 2018: Understanding Virginia’s Crazy and Confusing Court System

2018 May 9 by


Understanding Virginia’s Crazy and Confusing Court System

Join attorneys Colleen M. Quinn and Kati Kitts Dean as they give an overview of the Virginia court system including what cases get filed where, when you can get by without an attorney (and when you cannot) and what cases warrant getting a court appointed attorney.

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May 2, 2018: Replay – Surviving a Contested Adoption and the Rights of Incarcerated Birth Parents to Contest

2018 May 3 by

Replay of our April 11th episode. Attorney Colleen M. Quinn of Locke & Quinn interviews her clients Tiffany and Dustin Griffith regarding their 2 year and 3 month contested adoption case with an incarcerated birth mother and where the birth father had placed the child with them to adopt. The Griffiths describe the emotional, financial and mental toll it took on them for the case to go all the way up through the Virginia Court of Appeals as well as the twists and turns. But in the end it all comes out just the way God planned for them.

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April 25, 2018: Building a Family Three Ways

2018 April 27 by


Building a Family Three Ways

Join attorney Colleen M. Quinn as she interviews her single dad client Keith Lippa on how he has grown his family by adopting from foster care, doing a private placement adoption and using donor egg with a gestational carrier.

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April 18, 2018: Common Employer Screw Ups

2018 April 18 by


Common Employer Screw Ups

Running a business is no easy task – and making employment mistakes can be costly. Join attorneys Colleen M. Quinn and Kati Kitts Dean of Locke & Quinn and learn about the main tips employers should know to stay out of hot water and avoid costly liability.

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April 11, 2018: Surviving a Contested Adoption and the Rights of Incarcerated Birth Parents to Contest

2018 April 13 by


Surviving a Contested Adoption

Attorney Colleen M. Quinn of Locke & Quinn interviews her clients Tiffany and Dustin Griffith regarding their 2 year and 3 month contested adoption case with an incarcerated birth mother and where the birth father had placed the child with them to adopt. The Griffiths describe the emotional, financial and mental toll it took on them for the case to go all the way up through the Virginia Court of Appeals as well as the twists and turns. But in the end it all comes out just the way God planned for them.

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April 4, 2018: Why Marriage Equality is Still Not Equality

2018 April 5 by


Why Marriage Equality Still Does not Mean Equality

For LGBTQI individuals and families – marriage equality has been a real celebratory event – but many folks do not realize that it still does not mean real equality for LGBTQI individuals. Join attorneys Colleen M. Quinn and Kati Kitts Dean as they discuss many deficits that still exist in the law for LGBTQI families.

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March 28, 2018: Tragic Tales of Under-coverage in Auto and Homeowner Cases

2018 March 30 by


Why do you need adequate auto and homeowner’s coverage?

Join attorneys Colleen M. Quinn and Kati Kitts Dean as they use real life sad stories to explain how Auto & Homeowner’s Insurance coverage really work and why having enough coverage really important.

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