“Obtaining results for our clients through zealous advocacy, creative and cost-effective strategies, and experience.”
Welcome to Virginia's Business Litigation Law Firm
BerlikLaw is a results-driven, AV-rated law firm specializing in business litigation, defamation law, and the resolution of business disputes. Located in Reston and with additional client meeting locations throughout Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia, the firm’s primary expertise lies in the resolution of business disputes involving trade secrets, non-compete contracts, breaches of fiduciary duty, and tortious interference with business relationships. Our Reston business litigation lawyers offer counseling and advice on ways to avoid litigation, including innovative legal solutions and strategies, but when your business is left with no reasonable alternative but to pursue or defend litigation or arbitration, BerlikLaw is the firm you want in your corner.
For nearly 20 years, commercial litigator and defamation lawyer Lee Berlik has been providing effective representation for individuals and business owners throughout Virginia. Having spent most of his career with large law firms employing 500-750 attorneys, Lee decided he could offer his clients increased responsiveness, greater value, and better service by opening his own law firm devoted to meeting client objectives and achieving results at a minimum of expense. That firm is BerlikLaw.
Lee has earned a reputation as not only a highly effective Reston business litigation lawyer, but one who understands and appreciates the need for efficiency and litigation cost control. The firm keeps its overhead low by, among other things, using highly skilled, experienced contract attorneys, allowing the firm to strategically manage its fluctuating caseload without the need to pay inflated salaries. Such practices allow the firm's attorneys to charge rates that are but a tiny fraction of what these same attorneys charged at their former "Big Law" firms.
Our lawyers appear regularly in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (a highly efficient federal court known as the "rocket docket"), as well as in circuit courts throughout Virginia, both as lead counsel and local counsel. Our diverse practice includes breach-of-contract disputes, Internet defamation, cyberbullying, computer crimes, partnership disputes, fraud claims, employment issues, and many other areas that commonly affect small and large business alike.
Here at BerlikLaw, our Reston business litigation attorneys are committed to protecting the interests of our clients with diligence, promptness, and zeal. Give us a call, and get the representation your business needs without breaking the bank.
Last fall, Mr. Berlik assisted our family with, what was for us, a major lawsuit involving business, commercial property, and management agreements. Throughout the anxiety-provoking, frustrating ordeal, Mr. Berlik was the consummate professional.
Lee Berlik handled a breach of contract case for me against a defendant who fought every attempt to resolve the case in a reasonable manner. Lee was a superb client advocate and at all times I felt he was handling the case in my absolute best interest while still managing my expectations.
I am so glad I hired Lee Berlik to fight an insurance company on my behalf. Lee provided valuable insight, was extremely knowledgeable and friendly, and clearly knew how to present the facts of my case in the best possible light.
How to Prove Actual MaliceActual malice is an important concept in Virginia defamation law. Public figures, public officials, and limited-purpose public figures all must prove
Successfully briefed and argued Hotung v. Hotung in the Supreme Court of Virginia, obtaining reversal of $600,000 defamation judgment.
Won $1.1 million jury verdict against world’s largest management-software company.
Successfully defeated $3.2 million lawsuit against international corporation.
Successfully obtained temporary restraining order and subsequent preliminary injunction in federal court under Anticybersquatting Consumer Protection Act, enjoining threatened “shut down” of client’s website and mandating transfer of domain names and registrar account to client.
The results of all client matters depend on a variety of factors unique to each matter. Past successes do not predict or guarantee future successes
Located in Reston and with additional meeting locations in Tysons Corner, Alexandria and Leesburg, BerlikLaw maintains a presence in two of the fastest-growing counties in the United States, Fairfax County and Loudoun County, Virginia. The firm also assists international clients, helping businesses from locations such as Taiwan and India conduct business in the USA. The firm serves clients across the entire DC metropolitan region, focusing primarily on the Northern Virginia localities of Tysons Corner, Fairfax, Leesburg, Ashburn, Herndon, Dulles, Arlington, and Alexandria.
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