Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.
Thomas H. Roberts and Associates, P.C.
About Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.I am a creative and vigorous Virginia litigation attorney focusing on civil rights, serious personal injury, and related claims. I stand with my clients when opposing local government bodies, police officers abusing their power, big insurance companies, employers, doctors, or anyone else who have violated my clients' rights or harmed my clients' person, property or reputation. I have handled or assisted in cases involving Constitutional violations, personal injury cases, defamation claims, malicious prosecution cases, FOIA lawsuits, and business litigation. I am the senior associate with Thomas H. Roberts & Associates, PC, in Richmond, VA, which specializes in civil rights and serious personal injury. I enjoy finding unusual ways to reach favorable results in difficult cases. Because most people who experience civil rights violations cannot afford large firm legal fees, I look for cost-effective ways of vindicating violated rights. CASE RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS. EVERY CASE IS DIFFERENT. CASE RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR RESULT IN ANY FUTURE CASE. 1. I prevailed before the Virginia Supreme Court in a FOIA suit to obtain records of a police officer's arrests. Ewing v. Harmon, 285 Va. 335 (2013). 2. I convinced the Virginia Supreme Court that the Commonwealth's "Takings Clause" applies to contracts, not just real estate. Smith v. Commonwealth, 286 Va. 52, 59 (2013) 3. I prevailed before the Virginia Supreme Court in a case reiterating the limits of sovereign immunity in Virginia. Wagner v. Land (013-6-071) (2013) (unpublished order). 4. I assisted in drafting a petition for certiorari to the U.S. Supreme Court concerning the rights of shareholder-employees under Title VII. Mariotti v. Mariotti Building Products. 5. I was lead counsel in a trial that secured a $250,000 verdict against a Richmond police officer in an excessive force claim arising from a traffic stop. 6. I defended local activists sued for allegedly publishing se
- Civil Rights
- Employment Law
- Personal Injury
- Insurance Claims
- Business Law
- Gov & Administrative Law
Additional Practice Areas
- Car Accidents
- FOIA/Open Government Law
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Q. I need to take my landlord to small claims court to get my deposit back. I lost my copy of the lease. What should I do?
A: You may be able to subpoena the documents so that he brings them to Court with him, but that is easier if you have an attorney.
Q. is a bank required to provide a survey on a property they sell as a foreclosure? Jonesville VA 24263
A: First, the bank is probably not required to do a survey. Second, with respect to neighbors claiming part of the property, there is a way they can come to own property they did not own if they used it long enough as if they owned it. It may be best to pay for a survey to get the issues resolved. If that does not work, you may need to get a lawyer involved.
Q. Is a home inspection required to sell a house in Virginia?
A: The bank lending money may require it, or the buyer may require it, but I am not aware of a law that requires it.
Q. 20 days after moving out of an apartment I received a bill of 450 dollars for a single Stain on the carpet. Is the apart
A: This would be a contract issue, and the law may be different depending on how many places your landlord rents out. Normally it is a question of whether the damage is part of the reasonable wear and tear, which depends on how long you rented the facilities and other factors. Simply put, there is no simple answer.
Q. Is a quitclaim Deed on a property actually transferring ownership?
A: It transfers whatever interest the person has in the property, even if it is none.
Q. Why would a defendant in a Federal Civil rights Action be named as John or Jane Doe?
A: Because the plaintiff does not know the name of the real party.
Q. What can I do...
A: You may be able to challenge the validity of the will. If the amount of the will is significant, you should consider consulting an attorney.
Q. My Attorney mislead me into believing I had an active PI case when in fact the statute had run out and it was closed.
A: You may have a claim for legal malpractice. You should consult a litigation attorney.
Q. sued by an individual
A: No, if you dispute this you (or your attorney at least) has to appear.