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Protorae Law is pleased to announce that five attorneys were selected to the 2020 Virginia and Washington DC Super Lawyers and Rising Stars listing: Super Lawyers Brian Chandler, Devon Hewitt, and James Kinsel; and Rising Stars David Johnson and John Williams. Each year, no more than five percent of the lawyers in each state are selected by the research team at Super Lawyers to receive this honor.

Super Lawyers

Brian Chandler leads the firm’s Employment Law practice and is chair of the firm’s Transactional Law practices. Brian focuses his practice on employment matters, resolving business disputes, breach of contract actions, and corporate control matters. He has represented business before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the Virginia Department of Labor and Industry.

Devon Hewitt heads the firm’s Government Contracts practice and represents emerging, small, mid-size and large government contractors located across the United States and abroad.  She is best known as a bid protest attorney, having participated in well over 100 bid protests lodged at various federal agencies, including the Small Business Administration and the Government Accountability Office.

James Kinsel co-chairs the firm’s Business Litigation practice defending and presecuting hundred of business disputes involving breach of contract, trade secret misappropriation and other business tort claims in federal courts, as well as Virginia and Maryland state courts.

Rising Stars

David Johnson is an associate in the firm’s Intellectual Property practice and focuses on trademark and copyright counseling, prosecution, and enforcement. He also works on a wide variety of technology matters, including social media and advertising, privacy, and intellectual property related transactions.

John Williams is a member of the firm’s Business Transactions practice. John is an experienced corporate attorney who focuses on advising clients on complex business transactions, including drafting and negotiating partnership agreements, joint venture agreements, real estate development agreements, and design/construction contracts.

Super Lawyers, a Thomson Reuters business, is a rating service of outstanding lawyers from more than 70 practice areas who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. The annual selections are made using a patented multiphase process that includes a statewide survey of lawyers, an independent research evaluation of candidates, and peer reviews by practice area.