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 Wagner v. Land (013-6-071) (2013) (unpublished order). 4.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 am 1 of 3 guarantors on a commercial lease that still has a 30 month term. How can I safely leave without liability?
A: If you are a guarantor under a valid lease, the only way out is satisfaction of the obligations under the lease or renegotiation of the lease.
Q. I live on my parents property, if my dog bites someone can they be sued as the land owners?
A: It depends on various circumstances: e.g., whether the bite took place on the property or not, why the person was on the property if so, how the dog got loose from the property if so, etc.
Q. Can i file for bankruptcy without a lawyer
A: Yes, you can file for personal bankruptcy without a lawyer, but it is not an easy process to get right.
Q. Is there a state law that states what is defined as a house
A: I am not aware of a state law that defines house for all purposes. There may be definitions for specific purposes either in statutes or in the case law, but one would have to know what area of law is relevant.
Q. A drug trafficking fake doctor files a false police report and medical records against honest patientt, what can you do?
A: There would be various criminal violations by the doctor. The patient would likely also be able to sue the doctor for damages, but the type of lawsuit would depend on the specific facts of the case.
Q. what % of wages can chapter 7 take
A: Chapter 7 does not take wages.
Q. Can a jurist in a criminal case (murder, rape, etc) be held criminally or civilly liable for a wrongful conviction?
A: No. The only potential trouble they an get into is if they do not follow the judge's instructions and are found in contempt of court.
Q. i have dui jury trial in curcuit court if convicted can i appeal the verdict and remain out of jail until a new date?
A: If you are in circuit court on a DUI matter, you have no automatic right to an appeal. You can ask the Court of Appeals to hear your case, but that is all. The appeal to the Court of Appeals is not like a new trial. The judge has no obligation to stay your sentence while the appeal is pending, but you can ask him to do it.
Q. What are the steps to filing a lawsuit against a Nursing Home? I have contacted the Ombudsman already
A: That depends on what type of case it is. There is a good chance that one of the requirements will be to get a letter from a doctor in the same field saying that what the defendant did was a breach of the standard of care. Cases like this are difficult for attorneys to prosecute successfully, let alone pro se plaintiffs.