Phone: (804) 783-7297
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Mike DeCamps is a member of the Business & Professional Litigation group and chairs the firm's Employment team. Mike represents employers, executives and businesses of all sizes in the resolution of workplace and business conflicts.  Mike has handled a wide-variety of labor and employment issues including:

  • Defense of discrimination, wrongful discharge and
    retaliation claims
  • Preparation and litigation relating to employment contracts, personnel policies and handbooks
  • Restrictive covenants, trade secrets and confidentiality issues
  • Wage and hour, payroll, and other compensation issues and claims
  • 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 and conducted training sessions for employers, trade associations and bar groups on a variety of labor and employment law issues and has organized and presented a regular series of Employment Law Hot Topics in Richmond and other locations throughout Virginia.

Mike also handles a wide range of civil litigation disputes involving 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 the resolution of corporate governance disputes
  • Litigation of multimillion dollar property, personal injury, wrongful death, and defective product claims for businesses and individuals
  • Representation of employers and employees in litigation over restrictive covenants and trade secrets
  • Defense and prosecution of class action wage and hour lawsuits and federal WARN Act claims
  • Defense of several Virginia counties in claims brought by citizens or trade associations challenging administrative or regulatory actions taken by the counties or involving civil rights claims against the counties

Mike has been listed in "Best Lawyers in America©" every year since 2009 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 "Super Lawyers® in 2006-2010, and 2013-2016. Mike is a graduate of Leadership Metro Richmond and served on the Board of Directors of the Richmond Ambulance Authority from 1990 - 2015, including serving as its Vice Chairman from 1997 - 2011. 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.

Virginia Workplace Law Blog Posts

2016 Virginia Employment Law Pocket Guide, February 2, 2016
Supreme Court Gives Conciliatory Nod to the EEOC's Duty of Conciliation, May 13, 2015
White Collars Tighten: Forecasting Changes to Overtime Qualification Rules, December 1, 2014
The employer conundrum over conducting criminal background screens, May 15, 2014
Are Your Employment Policies Too "Chilling?" October 19, 2012
Criminal Background Checks Can Backfire, May 3, 2012
Cat's Paw Decision Puts Fable in Employment Law, January 2, 2012

 

 


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Get to Know Mike

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Education

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

Admissions

  • Virginia
    U.S. Court of Appeals for the
    Fourth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the
    Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the
    Western District of Virginia
  • 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

 

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■ Quick Facts

 

Get to Know Mike

Mike DeCamps video 
YouTube video

 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. Court of Appeals for the
    Fourth and Federal Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the
    Eastern District of Virginia
  • U.S. District Court for the
    Western District of Virginia
  • 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

 

*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.