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Mike DeCamps is a member of the Business & Professional Litigation group and chairs the firm's Employment team. Mike has represented employers of all sizes on a wide-variety of employment issues including:

  • Defense of discrimination, wrongful discharge and retaliation claims
  • Employment contracts, policies and handbooks
  • Non-compete, non-solicitation, trade secrets and confidentiality issues
  • Wage and hour and other compensation claims
  • Employment torts and defamation matters
  • Workplace investigations
  • Administrative hearings, mediations and arbitrations

Mike also works with and counsels employers and management and executive-level employees on a variety of preventative employment law issues. He has lectured to employers, trade associations and bar groups on a variety of labor and employment law issues and organizes and presents a regular series of Employment Law Hot Topics in Richmond and other locations throughout the state.

Mike also handles a wide range of civil litigation disputes including commercial, contract, local government and personal injury matters. Examples of significant litigation matters he has handled to a successful resolution include the following:

  • Representation of a national real estate developer in defense of fraud and breach of contract claims involving an urban retail center
  • Representation of a corporation operating a nationally known tourism site in a corporate governance dispute
  • Representation of employers and employees in litigation over restrictive covenants and trade secrets
  • Litigation of wrongful death and defective product claims for both plaintiffs and defendants, including several claims for plaintiffs resolved in excess of one and a half million dollars
  • Defense of several Virginia counties in claims brought by citizens or trade associations challenging zoning or other regulatory actions taken by the counties or involving civil rights claims against the counties

Mike is listed in Best Lawyers in America, and has been listed in the labor and employment law sections of Virginia Business Magazine’s Virginia “Legal Elite” every year since 2001 and in the Virginia Super Lawyers in 2006-2010. He is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond and served for over a decade on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Ambulance Authority. He has also been involved in numerous community organizations, including serving on the Board of the Fan District Association, President of the West Richmond Little League and Senior Warden for his church.


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Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1972, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Virginia, 1975

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Commercial Litigation and Employment Law Sections)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Virginia Medical Malpractice Review Panel; Regional Director for Young Lawyers Project)
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority (Board member; former Vice Chairman)

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■ Quick Facts

 

AV rated by Martindale Hubbell

Education

B.A., University of Virginia, 1972, Phi Beta Kappa
J.D., University of Virginia, 1975

Admissions

  • Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the Western District of Virginia

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association (Employment Law Section)
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Bar Association of the City of Richmond
  • Virginia Association of Defense Attorneys (Commercial Litigation and Employment Law Sections)
  • Virginia Bar Association
  • Virginia State Bar (Virginia Medical Malpractice Review Panel; Regional Director for Young Lawyers Project)
  • Richmond Ambulance Authority (Board member; former Vice Chairman)

*CV, BV and AV are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies.