Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.

Mr. Andrew T. Bodoh Esq.

Thomas H. Roberts and Associates, P.C.
  • Civil Rights, Employment Law, Personal Injury...
  • Virginia
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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 Wagner v. Land (013-6-071) (2013) (unpublished order). 4.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

Practice Areas
  • 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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Virginia
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190 Questions Answered

Q. What should I do if I get a bill for property damage at a hotel I stayed at a month ago?
A: If you receive a bill, and if you do not pay it, the hotel may choose to sue you to recover the amount it alleges that it is due. They will then have the burden of proving that you caused the damages. But they will sue you in the court where the hotel was located, and you will have to defend the lawsuit in that court.
Q. Would like to leave a camera on a pole in parking lot of a strip mall (not my property). Am I breaking any laws?
A: It is likely illegal. If it is private property, then it is trespassing, even if it is a public parking lot. It is not abandoned property if you do not intend to abandon it. If it is recording sound, it will likely violate the wiretapping laws.
Q. My ex used to/still beats our dog. If the dog is in his name, can I get him back
A: If the dog is in his name, and he is caring for the dog, then the law says it is his property. That does not mean it is legal for him to beat the dog, but it probably means you have no right to take the dog as your own.
Q. I have a custody agreement in the state of VA. Can I transfer it to the state of GA?
A: Yes, but you should talk to a Georgia attorney to find out the process.
Q. Can a direct family member be charged with aiding and abetting for hiding there child who is wanted for murder?
A: Yes.
Q. I lent my vehicle to a friend and it overheated and he blew the engine. is he responsible for the repairs?
A: There are claims you can bring against him to try to recover the money. The simplest way would be a lawsuit in the local general district court or small claims court. You could hire an attorney, but you would not recover your attorney fees from the opposing party as part of the claim.
Q. Mother was temp caring for my dog, surrendered him to animal aid org without my permission. Can I get him back legally?
A: You could try to do so, but it would require a lawsuit--probably one in circuit court--which would be expensive. You should contact an attorney if you can afford one.
Q. Can I buy a house to repair and resell (not for personal use) anonymously? Virginia
A: You can go through part of the process anonymously as to the seller, unless the seller demands identification. Your bank may not allow you to remain anonymous. You will have to have the name on the deed that is recorded. Alternatively, you may be able to set up a company to purchase the property to maintain greater anonymity.
Q. My employer administered a etg alcohol test which came up positive, this test goes back 80 hours. How can they use this?
A: In Virginia, an employer typically can terminate you without cause or with bad cause, so there is no legal obstacle to them terminating you for drinking even when you are not on the job.
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Thomas H. Roberts and Associates
105 S. 1st Street
Richmond, VA 23219
USA
Telephone: (804) 783-2000 Ext. 110